Kazunobu HIRAI giving a speech on “Being a College Student: Myths and Facts”

P5 Session #02のトピックは、”Being a College Student: Myths and Facts”(大学生であることの理想と現実)です。スポ健2回生の学生たちが、入学前に考えていた大学生の姿と、実際の大学生である自分たちの姿を英語で語ります。

Kazunobu HIRAI 君(スポーツ健康科学部2回生)によるスピーチです。


Hello, everyone. My name is Kazunobu HIRAI, and I’m a student of Ritsumeikan University, College of Sport and Health Science. And I’m second grade in this college. First of all, I appreciate Mr. KIMURA and Mr. OTA giving this opportunity to me. Thank you so much. And thank you for your visiting P5.

Today, I would like to talk about “the difference between ideals and reality of my college life,” and after, I will talk about my college life in the near future. Let’s start!
I’m satisfied with my college life, because I can lead a good life with my friends and great opportunities. So I lead a better life than I thought before. I have friends who try to improve by learning from others, and I have many learning opportunities such as P5. In my case, the difference between ideals and reality of my college life is pretty big and pretty nice. I thought a boring life was waiting for me, but it’s not boring now. Even though every day is busy, I really enjoy my life.

I thought “why I can lead a good life”. The reason why I enjoy my life is the support of the senior. When I was freshman at the beginning of college life, I was pretty nervous. I worried about whether I could make friends, and I could keep up with studies, especially I have weak point of the math. However, they supported me with their kindness. Without their support, I wouldn’t be here. They led me to a good destination. I really respect them.
Next, I’d like to talk about my future. It’s not too much to say that they created a base and tradition of this college. I’ll take over from here. I’m going to support all freshmen with seniors’ will, and I want to be a respected senior. It’s my pleasure if a freshman tells me “because of you, I could lead a good life and change my life.”

Finally, I think sophomores should be the next leaders of this college. We will take over from them and make this college better. We can make it happen.

Thank you for listening to my speech.