”Make a Difference”

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Jan 3, 2018 23:56 phrases
Happy New year, everyone!
皆さん、あけまして おめでとうございます。

From New Year's day to today, I've had very calm and relaxing days.

Hope you are having the wonderful days as well.
皆さんも 素晴らしい日々を過ごされていますように。

Every New Year's Eve is too busy to take any rests to me.

While I was cleaning up many places in my house and cooking 'osechi' and 'ozouni", which are traditional New Year's Japanese cuisines, I said to myself, "Do these house chores earlier" and "you shouldn't have done everything all at the same day at the eleventh hour."

However, if I didn't work very hard at least on the last day of the year, I would feel like that I never do those bothersome work forever.

That's the reason I do a lot of house chores as hard as I could.

On top of that, one of my good friends who live in California is coming to my house at the end of March.

Now that she will stay at my house for four or five days, I cleaned and tidied up the rooms on the first floor for her.

I'd like to show her around Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, and Nara one day after another.

Since I'm not good at planning a trip, I'd be happy, if some of my friends want to join our one day trip.

I really hope she can see beautiful cherry blossoms at that time.

After I moved back to Japan in March of 2006, we haven't seen each other for almost eleven years.

I can hardly wait.

By the way, have you made your New Year resolutions yet?

I haven't decided yet.

I have a friend of mine on HalloTalk.

He sent me a message on New Year's Day.

He decided his main goals in 2018 is to practice speaking and listening in Japanese more.

So, he asked me that I don't mind if he send me two or three voice messages per week.

Of course, I replied, "That's great! I'd love to listen to your voice messages. Send me whenever you want. I can reply you as soon as possible."

I know he is a busy businessman and modest, he won't send me his messages that often.

People seem to start trying something new in order to improve their learning language skills at this special moment of the year.
一年のこの特別な時期、 みんな自分の学習言語を上達させるために、新しい何かに挑戦し始めるようです。

Can I say, "I want to do something to make a difference in my English."

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