Both Cindy & I have trips to Japan planned within the next months. One thing I’ve promised myself after moving back from Japan many years ago was to keep practicing my Japanese. Recently, we hired a tutor to come visit us at home every Thursday evening to practice Japanese with us. Unsurprisingly, Cindy was placed on the advanced course. Surprisingly, I am at an intermediate level. Weekly sessions are a little expensive, but money well spent. It’s fun to get back into structured learning again. A success metric is being able to comfortably converse entirely in Japanese & I’m able to do that with my tutor on a weekly basis. I look forward to Thursday evenings & am invigorated after every session. Last week’s homework assignment: write a short description of my family. My handwriting took a pretty bad hit after all these years. Time to brush up.