The native language means “hello” and maybe it was the most commonly heard word in these days. When you speak out this word, if you put in the best enthusiasm, you will get the most correct way to pronounce it.
The ECS PRiME conference was held from 2nd to 7th, Oct. Fortunately I was given the chance to fly here and joined in. Froemel sensei also joined the meeting and really helped a lot not only on presentation but also the living and traveling.
I arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii, on 3rd Oct. It is interesting experience to fly across the International Date Line because it feels like time travel: I departed from Tokyo at 20:00 in 3rd, but after 7-hour fight the arrival time was 8:00 in 3rd. So it seems that I traveled to the past…www!
Leaving the airport to my surprise every signs I saw were written in both English and Japanese. Actually from airport to hotel, I didn’t speak one word of English and all I spoke was Japanese. The climate was also like Japan. So I understand why Hawaii is popular resort for Japanese people, and in fact it really is nice place. Beautiful beach, nice climate and enthusiastic people, all of these make it one of the best travelling choices.
Actually it was my first experience of joining academic conference. Everything was fresh to me. After the registration, I joined in the symposium. But then a problem bothered me: the time difference. I was so sleepy that once I just fell asleep as soon as I touched the chair! After several struggles, I gave up and paid $ 4 for a big cup of coffee. With the help of coffee, everything turned normal again….www.
My presentation was on 5th. I spent the whole 4th to practice. Fortunately before my departure from Japan, Hirano sensei and Froemel sensei gave me a lot of advice and we also prepared some questions that might be asked. Moreover the chairman of our symposium, Suga sensei was also a kind professor. So I could prepare well in advance. However, when the formal speech began, I was still so nervous. The more I felt nervous, the faster I spoke. And because I remembered everything fluently, I finished my presentation in just 8 minutes, comparing with the designated time of 15 minutes…囧. As Froemel sensei said every slide just flew by. And the questions raised by audience were not beyond my expectations so I could answer without pause.
Another surprise was the award for my presentation. Tell the truth, I didn’t expect for such award at all. Hereby I really appreciate Froemel sensei’s help about the award ceremony. I also thanked Prof. Suga for giving such award to me. The most important thing is the support from our teachers and lab members, Tanaka sensei, Hirano sensei, Froemel sensei and Kojima san, Salman san, Aihara san, Zhou san and everyone who helped in my project
As a whole, it was really nice experience to attend such nice conference. On the conference, I met some undergraduate students from China. It was surprised to me that they could have the chance at such young age. And I think that must be one of the best treasures in their future life. Many things can only be taught when you really have the experience. Only after you get the experience can you feel easy and mature for future academic communication. So everyone should work hard and communicate a lot with others as young as possible. That’s one of the things I learnt.
At last, I want to share some pictures with you, especially the sunset in Honolulu. Here I will thank Froemel sensei again, because he reminded me of the wonder sunset.