Day 5 (August 3rd)
The fourth day of the training and fifth day after we left Japan. The program entered the final stage. Today’s guest presenter Jen gave a talk on Human Behavior. When you want to explain your opinion, you shouldn’t force the opinion of the majority onto the minority. You just need to be able to make a way of explaining it so that the other party can be convinced and notice something. This was very impressive for me.
Tomorrow there will be a closing presentation. Presentations are a great opportunity to communicate with audiences or to interact with opinions which are different from mine. I will do my best to make the most of what I have learned in the past few days, including today’s lecture. (R.K H1)
Today was most likely the most productive day out of all the days that I have been here so far. Although I did sleep a little too much in the morning, I do know how to improve my sleeping habits nor moreover the solution to not let this ever happen again. Back to the actual camp, we started off with a talk from Ms. Jen Wang and she talked about human behavior. We discussed about whether peer pressure or big problems can control or convince human beings to do things more and I personally had a good time, but more so I was able to understand more about how human beings think and how people can be controlled to an extent in a sense.
After having the talk from Ms. Jen Wang, we did an elevator pitch practice/exercise. I talked about how my friends would want to get a scuba license with me but then they would make excuses for them not being able to come to a pool with me for training in order to meet the requirements for the PADI certification test. Next up was lunch and I personally talked a bit more about the whole scuba thing with Dr. Collin. I actually had lunch with him and got some really valuable advice from him and stories from him. I was surprised to notice the fact that the type of opportunities that he had and what I am have had are quite similar.
I went back to Y2E2 and we started working on the egg parachute exercise. I think a lot of us were able to use the “quick thinking” that we learnt in Dr. Collin’s class in the sense that we had all this material to drop an egg from the 2nd floor to the basement floor, but we only had 10 minutes to make everything.
As an overall summary of today, I think I was able to enjoy this day in the most meaningful way. Such as enjoying learning, having fun, progress wise, and communication wise. Today was a good day and I hope that tomorrow will be as good, if not better. Tomorrow is the day that we as a group give a presentation to Dr. Collin about the product that we made, and give our photo essays in. Truthfully? Yes I am a little nervous… However I’m quite confident at the same time in the sense that I have great confidence in my team and myself for being in the team. The team that we were all chosen in order to have these experiences. A team of International and Medical science. The main thing that I’ve been thinking about throughout the entire trip so far, is that I really hope in the near future, we’ll have even more opportunities for the medical science section and the international section to collaborate in the name of education, Hiroogakuen and most importantly in the name of 2 sections with the brightest minds. (E.A M3)
Today I had some lessons and I was really impressed with the programs. First, we had Ms.Wang’s class. She talked about saving the world to change people’s mind, and she told us about veganism and recycling problem. My parents are owners of a vegan restaurant, and they usually say things like in a Ms.Wang’s story. So I really have sympathy for her way and I was so happy. When I go back Japan, I’ll tell her story to my parents. Also I really enjoyed the art museum too. I couldn’t read almost all the sentences but I could feel something from the arts. One of my favorites is some statues in India. It was beautiful and a little mysterious. (A.S M3)