What are you doing now…..? Vol.004 – Daigo Takeuchi (EIC 2014)
Hi EIC Family,
This month (March, 2019) in our ‘BLOG CHAIN’ we are featuring Daigo Takeuchi from EIC 2014. Please see below to find out what he is doing now, what is his next challenge. At the end let’s see who are the next person he wanted to know and are curious about now. Please enjoy reading till the end.
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|Me and my EIC 2014 friends and leaders||Me @ my high school|
Name: Daigo Takeuchi Hometown: Shiga Prefecture EIC Year participated: 2014
Now: Studying in one of the high school in Shiga Prefecture.
What you are doing now?
I am studying in Zeze high school from April 2018. The school is famous for its motto“Be good at both academics and sports.” First, I’d like to tell you about academics. We have to make preparation for Math, English and Japanese lessons. The pace of the lessons is very fast. Therefore studying in Zeze high school is very demanding (きつい)& hard. Second is about sports. Even though studying is hard nevertheless I belong to the rowing club; one of the most famous-tough club in this school. Everyday I’m busy and exhausted, but my school life is very fulfilling!
|School sports festival||Running in the Relay|
Why did you choose the things you are doing now?
I choose Zeze high school is because I want to get high quality education, teachers and great friends. I hope I can acquire many things such as scholarship and friendships. I feel that I have acquired them so far. About my club activity, before entering high school I didn’t belong to rowing club. I wanted to challenge a new sport. So I searched what sport clubs are there in Zeze high school. I decided to go for rowing club as it makes good use of the landform: Lake Biwa. Above all I felt rowing is a very beautiful sport as the movement requires harmony with all members.
|Practice of rowing||Practice & Practie @ Lake Biwako||My first rowing competition|
How EIC has been an influenced in your life?
I became more active through EIC because of the activities. Actually, I was a very shy person before I joined EIC. But those activities gave me confidence. So, I could be more active than before.
First effect of my change is that I joined 2nd OST (Overseas Study Tour) on my own judgement.
|My first dance infront of people with my group members (EIC2014)||The experience of agriculture with cattle (2nd OST)||
Cleanup activity @Borobudur
|Exchange activity with the local Indonesian school (2nd OST)|
After that I joined two Tohoku trips and the 3rd OST.
Doing so helped me in becoming more and more active! I went back to EIC to share my experienced and encouraged the participants by giving a short speech in English. I continue to challenge various things such as being a member of EIC Café too. Without those experiences, I wouldn’t have been what I am today. This year (2019) I will join the 4th OST too!!
Joined the 5th Tohoku Trip
|The collapsed embankment||The miracle pine||Explained to APU student about reconstruction in Tohoku|
Participated in 3rd Overseas Study Tour (OST) in Thailand
|A group photo in front of a Thai temple||Pic⑬(Feeding banana to an elephant||A group photo with UNESCO staffs in Thailand’s office|
Also, EIC taught me the pleasure to communicate with foreigner in English. This is also the effect of my change to become active.
What is your next challenge?
Hope you all are doing well!!
Always be greedy for new knowledge and experience, and keep on progress! In the future I want to work that has conenction with foreign people. I’m going to try to take chances to challenge especially that are useful for my dream, example doing things related to English or sudying abroad. Also I have a dream for my rowing club activity which is to participate in the Inter-High school competition. But to do so, first I have to be at a higher level rower in my cllub. And we have to win first in my prefecture. It is tough but I will try to do my very best.
Message to EIC Family (Juniors)
When you have to challenge something don’t be afraid of making mistakes (EIC Slogan). We can use past mistakes as a stepping stone for making things better and move forward towards achieving success. Therefore please keep on challenging without being afraid of making mistakes!
Who would you want to know about (Friend in EIC or Camp Leader)?
Friends: Kazuki Yamamoto, Kotaro Oishi, Reika Yamamoto, Mizuki Watanabe (EIC 2014).
Camp Leaders: Shi, Fauzan, Biyan, Boat, Anoj, ThanTan….Oh it is endless…haha
Global Network Team will be contacting those people whose name are mentioned in this article for the next blog.
As for those name not mentioned here but interested to write in the ‘Blog Chain’ please contact Global Network Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
LET’S SUPPORT EACH OTHER AND CONTINUE THIS CHAIN!