A Toast with Beer and Yakitori

写真 (18)At the end of the last year, while I was cleaning my house I got a phone call from a friend. I raised my voice at her familiar voice over the phone. Is has passed 2 years since we see last.
We have listened to and encouraged each other when we were in the most difficult situations. We sometimes didn’t contact each other but we have tried hard with her, emotional mainstay.

At age of 40, she started to go to a school of nursing in the afternoon working a hospital in the morning and got a license. She has worked as a nurse for 10 years.
Now she is studying for the national examination in February.

In spring in 2012, she and I went to a cherry blossom festival at Sarigaya Park in Machida city. People were enjoying food of stalls and performance of dance and music on a stage. At that time I was still suffering from depression and I barely got out to meet her. I was worried about my future. I told her that I wanted to go to school for Japanese teacher but I didn’t have any money so I couldn’t do it. I was really grumbling. But she said to me,” You are wrong. If you really want to do something, you should go for it. You can borrow money for it.” She has worked furiously to raise two children.
I was embarrassed against her at the moment.

After six months I managed to make money. I borrowed from Yucho Bank and worked at a cottage as a live –in part timer in Karuizawa for a month. I took a counselor training course and became a couslor.

I’m looking forward to propose a toast to us with beer and yakitori