In my childhood, I used to see my mother wearing kimono in her daily life. Kimono looked great on her. She was tall and slender. When I grew up, she often said that wearing kimono made pleasure and I should wear it. However, I never showed my interest in kimono to her.

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English and me

I learned English from Japanese teachers for 6 years at public junior and senior high schools. Studying English those days was centered on grammar. The conversation was not included in the curriculum. My pronunciation had a strong Japanese accent and I was very poor in listening to English. Despite majoring in English language at university, I could hardly speak English when I graduated from it. I always had wanted to speak fluent English, however, I was aware that I was not good at English.

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