I have been playing soccer with my friends every Tuesday and Thursday. This was a very good experience for me because it was so hard to just have a conversation when I came here, but now I can play soccer while speaking English, which is connected with my confidence. The first game was very confusing because I felt culture shock when I played soccer. I thought foreign people were more aggressive than Japanese. Japanese don’t shout while playing soccer and don’t play seriously, but I think foreign people were shouting and playing seriously. I thought that was a very good thing because they can be serious about anything. I want to be like them. Also, I thought Japanese who play in the overseas soccer club are very great because it is hard to communicate with them even though our 1st language isn’t English. It was a little stressful for me because sometimes I couldn’t say what I wanted to say, which was very annoying. However, that was an opportunity to study English harder. Moreover, I could make new friends and we got to know each other. If I had not come to America, I never have had this opportunity, so I think this was a very good experience for me.