It was a cloudy, alittle cold Spring day, the first English corner at fika this year (afterSpring Festival) been held at this Wed night. I prepared well ahead of time, waiting for our fellows come. See as below, is it warm and comfortable?Flowers, candles, colorful lights, books, candy and drinks, lol.
Around 19:30,people started coming one by one, getting to know each other and having somefree talk. A lot of new friends today,some of them are quite outgoing while some of them are pretty shy. However, at last everyone will feel free andrelax, just like come to a friend’s home. That’s fika, isn’t it?
OK, back to ourtopic. Later we started our Englishcorner, first of all, we gonna know each other, right? Making more friends isalways an important target, lol.
We have 12participants.
Stacy, the owner of fika (it’s me, haha).
Hope, old friend, works in South Airline, whocan play guitar and want to know more friends who like music so that they canplay together.
Amelia, Hope’s schoolmate, a beautiful andactive, pretty nice girl, she majored in Arabic, speak good English, besides,she plays piano quite well, isn’t that so cool? She wants to learn painting and edit video. What a happy accident, another participanttoday.
Zoe, comes from Guangzhou normal University ofTechnology, can teach painting and video edit, and would like to learn pianovery much. So they match so good. Without doubt, they feel happy to meet eachother.
Meilan come together with Zoe, they like twosisters, classmates, study the same staff and want to learn the samething.
Hiro, old friend to fika too, works in ananimation company. She wants to learnyogurt and can teach daily used Japanese. I happen to have a webpage which in Japanese I can’t understand so I canask her, and BTW I’ve learned yogurt before and still do it by myselfsometimes. Here, match again, lol.
Vivian, she’s a Junior student. Firstly she’s afraid to come, but she talkedin jikequ with Anran, the founder of jikequ.com, he encouraged her to join moreactivities and she’ll find that all of us are friendly. This time, she’s courage enough to come andshe feels so happy because all the friends here are really kind. She can teach yogurt and wants to learnguitar.
Alex, old friend to fika as well asjikequ. A professional photographer ,wants to practice English. Alex and Iare teacher and student in each way actually, I learn photography from him andwe practice English sometimes. It’s reallya nice experience .
Yoyo, also a student, come with Alex, she’s tooshy to say something, mostly for listening, but anyway, step out the campus, it’sa big step and we believe she’ll make progress gradually.
DoubleS, a Chinese teacher inmiddle school, she likes hiking very much, would like to go outdoor event withfriends. Sure her Chinese must be very good.
Kevin, just come to GZ from SZ for several days,he wants to find a job related to English teaching here because he’s an Englishteacher. He also want to build his ownbusiness, like to own a coffee shop, more important, to own a place where itcan get people together and doing things wonderful and meaningful. Is it just like fika？ Kind of, lol. He likes sports very much, different balls etc. Violin is his priorityto learn right now.
James, who’s going to immigrate to Fiji, abeautiful island in South Pacific. That’swonderful, I’m planning to go there someday. He feels wonderful about the idea of skills exchange and want to learnmore skills, like cooking, or something. And so on.
After that, wetalk about your experience about skills exchange and opinion on that. Different people, different ideas. But I see, most of us kind of like this andwould like to take a try. Hopefully, we’llhold more events topic in skills exchange and help with each other.
Free talk isnecessary here, we stood up and walk around and chat with each other, addwechat friends something, what a harmonious atmosphere. Feel so happy to see you guys.
Next week, sametime, same add, English corner continue. We are always here waiting for you.
By Stacy , http://www.jikequ.com/stacy