Ah, Happy New Year, folks! ...Too late?
Don't care. My blog's new year has just begun. Hahaha!
While I was kind of dawdling, there were
two big things happened for KEC Journal.
One is, Clive, a long-time regular
visitor here, called me late last month! To my surprise, he
called me in Japan! And even more surprisingly, he talked
to me in Japanese! His Japanese was just superb. Actually,
at first I didn't think it was from a non-Japanese. I'm curious
to know how he's learned this language.
Oh, but it was just unfortunate for both of us that, of all
things, he made this surprise attack at that
time of year. It's the time for entrance exams and term-end ones
here. I was having quite a hassle preparing for the day's
classes when the telephone rang. He said he'd just come to
Abashiri, about 40 kilometers away from my town, and wanted to
see me. Though I wanted to see him, of course, and show him
around, I couldn't find time. Arrrrrgh!
Very sorry, Clive, but when you come to Japan again, don't
make a surprise attack, but let me know in advance. ;) I was
really glad to hear from you. I'll keep the promise that
I'll start blogging on a regular basis in coming April.
The other one is, M posted a comment for
the first time in a long, long while. She's one of my precious
fellow bloggers and we would enjoy discussing the two languages -
English and Japanese. When I restarted this blog last year, one
of the first things that came to my mind was about her. I visited
her blogs, but it seemed that she hadn't updated them either. Now
I'm happy to know she's been doing OK. I hope we'll be able to
bandy words about languages and various things the way we used