My English in English #3
I have terrible eyesight, probably inherited from my father. I bought my first pair of glasses at the eyeglasses shop where my father was a regular customer. He once worked for this shop owner, selling jewelry and other accessories, before starting his juku.
One day, my father heard from the shop owner that he had a daughter who studied in the United States. She went to a language school at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and lived in Chicago, working at the Consul-General of Japan. She sent me a brochure about the language school she attended. She even offered to show me around the university if I was to study there.
So, that was how the dots were connected to my academic path, except one important thing. My will. My decision. Everything was set up for me to study abroad, but I still had not said anything about whether I really wanted to go.
Before I tried to speak up, I was taken by my father to local government offices to apply for a passport and a visa.
(to be continued)