The year has finished so fast hasn’t it? It seems like only yesterday we were having our first class together. What has stayed with me throughout this year has been the warmth and friendliness everyone showed me the first time we met. In each of my classes I had the opportunity to make friends with you all and get to know you very well. When we saw each other in the lobby and talked about the weekend I was always excited to hear what everyone had been up to. I loved hearing about what was new in your lives. I hope that when you see me around in Kumamoto please say hello and tell me what’s new in your life! That would make me very happy! I’m sorry that we have to say goodbye this time. I’ve decided to try and spend more time with my family. Please remember that goodbyes are just another opportunity to say hello again! So when we do meet again I hope that you have some interesting stories for me. Take care!