By Yaya

Hello everyone.

Yaya here and this is my first blog entry, some of you know me already but for those who don’t I will introduce myself.

My name is Yaya and I am the new K2 teacher, my time at First Steps has been incredible so far. I am from Cameroon which is a country in central Africa. we are often known for our popular foot ball team “The Indomitable Lions”. Cameroon has 2 official languages which are English and French making it one of the few bilingual countries in the world. French speakers make up about 80% of the country while English speakers make up 20%. However there are over 230 languages spoken by different ethnic groups all over Cameroon. I was born and raised in the English speaking zone.

Japan is very different from Cameroon starting with the weather. Unlike the 4 seasons you are used to, In Cameroon and most central African countries we have 2 seasons, the rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season is like its name; very rainy! Rainy season usually lasts from March to May and has in my opinion the best temperatures ranging from warm to cool, due to the ground roads found in most parts of Cameroon the constant rain makes places very muddy. The dry season also like its name is very dry causing the once muddy roads to dry up and fill the air and everything around with dust. Temperatures in the dry season starts out extremely cold in the morning, by mid-day its scorching hot and gets very cold again in the evenings. Dry season usually lasts from June to April.


Japan is a beautiful country and I look forward to seeing as much of it as I can while I am here.