It still hasn't hit me yet. I feel like I'll probably go on like this, not realising it even as it ends. I guess that it'll hit me as July comes along, having used up everything I've got on the 30th of June.
Have you finished planning out what's going to happen at your last live?
It's not yet set in stone. However, I'd would prefer to make it a cheerful last rather than a solemn one.
When did you set your heart on graduating?
When Country Girls was formed (in 2014), I joined in with them as their Playing Manager (PM). I made a public promise to grow together with the members for two to three years, until they were all able to stand on their own. And there's also the fact that the 30th of June marks exactly 15 years since I entered H!P. So I was resolute about carrying this out. But I can't pinpoint an exact time when it happened, if that's what you want to know.
I would think that it was a life changing decision though.
That's true. I knew that my lifestyle would go through a complete change, but I also had no idea how things would pan out.
You had no worries about it?
I felt that somehow or the other, things would be all right. Having been an idol for 15 years, I've had a good education on how to be loved by people. Well, I've got a cute face, and I'm amiable, so honestly, wherever I go, I'll be invincible though. (laughs) So, won't I lead a happy life if I properly go through with my studies? Plus, I'm aware of my own strengths on top of that.
First of all, what was your reason behind choosing to go to the education department for university?
I've always really liked school in itself, and add to that my love of children, that's what made me want to go on to the educational department for university.
And as you studied at university, the feeling that you would like to go on the path of child education began to sprout?...
Well, actually, being tasked with the responsibility of being Country Girls' Playing Manager played a bigger role. It's not that I'd tell them something and they'd respond with even more than I gave them, but becoming Country Girls' PM led me to awaken to the joy of teaching and educating. And since I'd always had an interest in it from the start, I feel like I'd like to take up this challenge at this point in time.