A mail from an old friend 8 years ago

By | 2014/07/23

8 years ago, 19th March 2006, the day right before my leaving from Taiwan for Japan, a mail was sent to me from a female old friend.

I understood more about who I am from this mail.

I was so happy.


You’re gonna be a fresh man in the graduate school of the University of Tokyo!

The reason why I knew Yitung is of taking an uncommon part-time job.
The job is about searching academic papers on internet, translating the content and making summaries.
At that time, I felt Yitung is a boy who never complaints.
The pay is not high and didn’t cover the time used to search paper outside the office.
I cannot last for more than 3 days and left because I want to spend more time to learn something else.


Yitung did this job for more than 3 months.
This is the first time I realized he is good at doing a tough job.

Then Yitung passed the level 1 Japanese Language Test.
That was 2 weeks after we quitted the part-time job.
He said he studied for 10 hours every day at library from 8AM and have continued for almost 1 year!
This was the second time I felt he is really good at doing a tough job.

Yitung is a person who has his own way and his own philosophy.
He also has courage and power to achieve his dream.
That’s like a feeling of “I want it! I want it! I will try everything for what I want!”
I was like him in the past ever. People said I am a strong woman with a great goal.
But I am not so courageous. I didn’t hold my dream through all the time. Besides, I’m weak, not strong.

Every time I saw Yitung, I felt my blood is boiling, which made me feel I also need to fight for my future. How could I be running behind him!
But I feel regretful that I am still here in my hometown even though I had the dream to study abroad since I was the 3rd year in university.
I’m not so brave.


Then, Yitung obtained Panasonic Scholarship, including tuition fee and living cost for 3 years, and applied for the University of Tokyo.
He also went to beautiful New Zealand and stayed for 4 months for working holiday.

Now it’s my turn to hold my dream.
Don’t let excuses make me regret.
I hate I cannot let things go.

Yitung, I give you a perfect score for your exam in carrying dream out.

See article in English list here

How was the content? If you like it, please share it to encourage me!


The latest articles in English

Please share your comment here

メールアドレスが公開されることはありません。 * が付いている欄は必須項目です