Thank you, Tamura-sensei!
My name is Najwa and I live in a country situated at the South East Asia called Malaysia. A country full of diversity and uniqueness. Even though I love being here in my home country, there is this one country in Asia that will always have a special place in my heart and mind. It is called Japan and it will always be a special place for me if I have the chance to visit a foreign country. To me this is my second country and this country has become unforgettable.
During my childhood, my family moved to Japan because my parents want to further their studies and to be more specific we moved to a small town in Hiroshima called Hachihonmatsu. The first time I meet with Tamura Sensei is before I started my kindergarten year, because she teach my eldest brother in Japanese class at Hachihonmatsu elementary school and occasionally visit our house. Sensei always be there for our family. She always help and guide my parents about the school matters.
Then when I get into elementary, she teach me in Japanese class during my standard 1 and standard 2. It was so fun to be in her class, there is a lot of activity that I do with other foreign students. Even though we are from different country, we could enjoy doing the activity together in Japanese class that was conducted by Tamura Sensei. Sensei always taken care of me and my siblings in schools. Just for your information we are Muslim, so there are food that we can and can’t eat. Sensei helps us by bringing up this matter toward the school management and helps us to get something that we can eat during our lunch break at schools.
Even after she transferred to another school, Sensei still keep in touch and care for us. 15 years has passed since I move back to my country, but we still contacting each other. Sensei is one of the reason why I love Japan and want to come back to Japan to further my studies. I just graduated for my Bachelor Degree at a local university in Malaysia and I aim to do my Master Degree in film at Tokyo University of the Arts. Currently, I started to learn back Japanese to prepare myself to enter the university. One of my life goals is to produce a documentary or any kind of video about Japan. I would like to expose the uniqueness of Japan or how my fellow countryman lives in Japan that most of our local television not usually covers. There are some Malaysian could not afford to visit the land of the rising sun and I hope by doing it I could share and deliver the information to them.