With Appreciation 感謝と共に

(A view you can see from Haliimaile Road on Maui.)

I am updating many blog entries today, aren't I today? :-)

The year 2008 is almost over. (Today is the New Year's Eve in Japan.)
It was a wonderful year.

So many things happened this year. Some tears and much laughter. There were continuous moments of "This is why I cannot stop loving being alive!" The reason I could healthily spend my days with those moments was because of you. Using this opportunity, I would like to show my sincere appreciation. Thank you very much.

I pray that your new year will develop into what you envisage. If there is anything I can do for you to make it happen, please let me know. For me, there is almost no other greater joy than helping people realizing their own dreams and making them come true.

With Love and Appreciation,

Akari Ueoka
December 31, 2008

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Bruce Stewart (施樸樂) (ブルース・スチュワート) said...

I would like to express appreciation to you for your interesting postings and kind comments, and hope you enjoy 高知 and other places in Japan.
I posted a picture of my family on my blog. Our younger son got an offer from a small college on the Mainland, and we have yet to hear from Manoa before making a decision. Either way it will be expensive, but at least he will have a chance to take the next step in his studies.
I am also in the process of starting another blog as a way of keeping a record of my experiences in learning Japanese. It should be more interesting than just keeping a notebook. More of that later.
All the best in 2009.

Akari Ueoka said...

Dear Bruce,
Thank you very much for your kind comments always.
Congratulations on the news that your younger son got an offer from a college in the Mainland. I understand that it is a big expense to send your child out to a college. I am very much appreciative of my parents who supported me. I worked a part-time and applied for as many as scholarships I could.
I look forward to reading your new blog as well.
All the best for you, too in 2009!

Akari Ueoka