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May 14, 2012 11:15
This is my 199th entry. The 200th is of course tomorrow.

Anyway, yesterday I joined the opening ceremony of all South Pacific Education Minister Conference. The Minister of Education and the Prime Minister in Vanuatu gave us a speech in English. I tried to do shadowing during their speech. Their English weren't very fast, so I could follow it and I found that it's easier for me to understand when I did shadowing than only did listening. The Prime Minister said like "Education is the fastest way to advance our country." I thought that he is correct. However, I know that most of national leaders give such a speech, even though they use much of national budget for other things like current Japan. I hope that the Prime Minister will attache importance to education in Vanuatu.