What I learned this summer by Chun
Every summer, I usually spend my summer with friends visiting other cities. But this summer, I want to make it worthwhile. I decided to come to the Philippines, in Monol, to spend my time and to study English. I have been studying here for two months and I met good people and I improved my skills in English.
Before I came here, I had a narrow opinion about the circle of friends because since I was born, I have lived in the same place. For example, I didn’t think that people I usually can’t meet were real friends.
But since I entered Monol, this opinion entirely changed. In this place, I met many friends who have lived in different cities and countries. Spending many times with them, I realized that if we have rapport with each other, their ages, hometown and nationality are not important. Because of my change of opinion, I can also open my mind to my friends, until finally, we became close friends. I was even invited to my friend’s hometown in Qingdao, China on July.
Most people may want to get just one thing – studying English abroad. However, I think that you will get extra things like friends, experience, travelling and learning English during this time. If someone is undecided whether he/she will go to Monol or not for studying a language abroad, I’ll say “just go to Monol without thinking too much.”