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About me

Hi there!

Nice to meet you!

I'm Yumi, and some of my friends call me Yumi the human dynamo, lol. I get a kick out of people calling me like that.
I'm very optimistic and love making efforts to make my dreams come true. My favorite quote is "Where there is a will, there is a way." So, I've believed that after I make efforts a lot, I can reach my goals! My dreams relate to my English skills and that's why I've been learning conversational English. When I say something positive, some of my friends say it's a Yumi-ism! I also love the term.

I'm a china painter and sometimes to study abroad in America to improve both my painting skills and English skills. When I take some painting classes in America, I can improve my English comprehension skills at the same time. I really think it's killing two birds with one stone. I haven't taken any conversational lessons in English in Japan, but I have several good international friends all over the world. While speaking with them in English, I've been trying to improve my communication abilities.

I live in Japan with my husband, daughter and pet dog and cat, and I've been spending a wonderful time with them every single day.

I’ve been blogging in English here. http://yumiyumayume.wordpress.com/
If you have extra time, please leave your comment. I’ve been introducing about Japanese culture there.

Thanks for checking out my page. If you are a Japanese learner and want to improve your comprehension skills, I can help you in both English and Japanese. So, please contact me. Let’s help each other!

Here is my art blog. http://sommerstein0411.wordpress.com/
I've managed my homepage: http://yumiyumayume.weebly.com/

I sometimes help my friend from Texas to make his podcast as his podcast guest. You can listen to our conversations in English here: http://www.evilenglish.net/podcast-2/

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Black Angels

Black Angels This morning my family and I visited a breeder who has been breeding Labrador Retriever Dogs in Nara prefecture. Two mon...
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Jul 27, 2014 18:15
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HOT!

HOT! This summer is crazy hot in Japan. We have been having over one hundreds degree Fahrenheit days almost every day. We have several...
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Jul 26, 2014 22:19
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My 1801st Journal Entry in English

My 1801st Journal Entry in English I realized that I've kept posting 1800 journal entries in English, and the journal entry for y...
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Jul 25, 2014 21:28
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How To Remove Your Resistance

How To Remove Your Resistance Are you good at managing your time? Me? No! I'm really poor at managing my time. I'm sure I'...
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Jul 24, 2014 22:01
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Life Is Interesting

Life Is Interesting Life is very unique! Twenty years ago, I was involved in making miniature teddy bears. I met an Australian girl w...
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Jul 23, 2014 20:52
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Testimonials from My Friends

daisy
She is so great! I love her painting.
DCHans84
I'm so grateful to be one of Yumi's Lang-8 friends! She has been very helpful so far and I appreciate her corrections on my journal entries. And she has beautiful painting skills :D I'm a bit reluctant to correct her entries because I think she conveys her ideas in English quite well!
Butterfly
Yumi is a good friend.Although we don´t speak too much I know she is here when I need her
Sashasimba123
Yumi is my best friend and is part of my family. She stands out from most people by being loyal, humble,understanding,conscientious,and FUN!! She is defiantly The Wold's Nicest and kindest Person!! I'm blessed and grateful to Have Yumi as a true friend! またあしたね いちばんのともだち!ネバーギブアップ!!! BFF :) hank You soooooooooooooo much for chatting with me on Skype and teaching me 日本語!It was an honor to meet you and may God keep you and your family safe!
Mable Chen
hi,yumi.glad to be ur friends