Dear ACE Students,
The 13 th Recitation contest to all our elementary students for both Hosen and Keshigoyama
schools have done so successful with so much gratitude and appreciation to all the parents
who have supported our students all the way until the big day of the contest. We were all so
much impressed and proud to see your growth and how you delivered their respective
recitation with such courage and confidence! All your efforts and hard work are counted and
valued by us. The simple things you have exerted are so precious to us.
It is indeed a great news to be alive and to behold and be surrounded by the beauty of the
nature here in Okayama despite of many bad news going around social media or even on the
news now. The Filipino people have been so excited to welcome September because it is the
start of celebrating Christmas and even listening to some Christmas songs. We find so much
joy by doing these. We can always find happiness wherever we are. I read an article about
finding happiness and I would like to share with you a couple of phrases that spark joy for me.
The first is (It is really about love), I think that when you love what you are doing, you can
always find joy in it. The second is (See more art. Make more art. All kinds of art, even art you
do not like. This truly can help you find peace and relaxation. I, myself have experienced this
because Kimura sensei and I attended an Art class with a professional Art teacher in Saidaiji.
It was so much fun! If you think staying home is better, then you can do arts at home as well.
The 3 rd is to believe in yourself that YOU are enough. You are lovable and amazing and
deserving of true, genuine happiness exactly who you are. Being yourself is the best gift you
can share with everyone. What are the 3 things that make you genuinely happy?