The year is finally coming to a close. I did many things this year. I started teaching TOEFL. Then I went to San Francisco during Golden Week. I had not seen my family for two years. Summer was great because I started to study Japanese. I wanted to try the Japanese test which I finally took in December. I also went to Okinawa with the staff of Stageline. Finally I celebrated my birthday and Christmas with all my friends. Now I am ready for a new year. I have plans to go to Osaka in January. And I have been keeping up with my studying although it is more like a hobby for me than something I do seriously. I also might travel to Barcelona next August. My family will be there. Next year will be a great year. I hope it is a great year for you too. /SENDAI Study Advisor Richard