Food is culture is communication….and communication leads to understanding

Yesterday, on my day off, I spent time with my lovely friend Jacqui, @jacquimiyabayashiconsulting who is a fellow expat, business owner and all-round marketing maestro. 昨日定休日だったので、私と同じく外国人、個人事業の経営者のお友達とランチを食べに行きました。For lunch we had what is aptly named as the ‘treasure chest’ lunch, which contains a perfect blend of East and West: food from entirely different cultures working nicely together to form a whole. ランチにこのとても素敵な‛玉手箱’セットを頂きました。そのメニューは東と西の食文化をとても上手にブレンドしたものです。
My primary work here at White Rose is to teach English. ホワイトローズでは、私の主要な仕事は英語を教えることです。For me, it’s all about giving people the tools to become closer together, to enable communication and encourage understanding of other cultures. 生徒さんに必要な‛ツール’を与えることで、コミュニケーションを可能にして、お互いの文化の理解を促すことが私のモチベーションです.I know from my own experiences that when you speak more than one language, the world can become a true treasure chest of wonderful new discoveries. 私はある程度、3つの言語を話すことができます(どれも完璧ではありませんが。。。)自分の経験から言えば、話す言語が多いほど、より多くの発見が待っています。。。この玉手箱のような世界に。 It can also lead to better understanding and acceptance of others. In the present world, I can’t help but think that that can only be a good thing. 最近のニュースを見るとこの世界の様々な文化をお互いに理解するのがなにより望ましい。。。。

Published by Helen Otori

Culture and Communication Consultant Owner-Operator of White Rose C.C.C, English Language School in Kishiwada, Japan

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