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Let's talk about our wishes for the year 2017

takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 1,050 ✭✭✭
What do you want to do in 2017?
What do you want to accomplish?
Is there anything you want to get? Is there anywhere you want to go?
Is there anything about yourself that you want to change?
Is there any habits that you want to replace in 2017?

Post one or two that you can share with the members on the forum.
You can write either vague ones or specific ones.

Whatever it's gong to be, I wish you all the best outcome!

Comments

  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 1,050 ✭✭✭
    Here are some of mine.

    What I want to do or accomplish in 2017
    (1) Talk to the members from the forum on Skype and get confident in speaking English.
    (2) Eat healthy and do the stretch regularly.
    (3) Help people from foreign countries explore Tokyo
  • OksNikOksNik Posts: 62 ✭✭
    My plan:
    Improve my English and Norwegian (it is a necessity)
    Continue studying Japanese (this is one of my hobbies)
    Try to make at least one important and useful thing in 2017 and I will think proudly about it at the end of the year :)
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 1,050 ✭✭✭
    @OksNik
    You're amazing. So, you're learning three different languages at the same time? Wonderful!
    I'm from Tokyo, Japan. Feel free to ask me about Japanese if you have any questions. ( Although I can't give grammatical explanations..)

    Good luck!!
  • OksNikOksNik Posts: 62 ✭✭
    Thank you @takafromtokyo
    Good luck with your plans too !
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 23,489 mod
    What diverse languages @OksNik. Hopefully you won't get them mixed up!
  • OksNikOksNik Posts: 62 ✭✭
    I try it, @mheredge :)
    Russian - native;
    Norwegian - I live in Norway and constantly improve Norwegian language;
    English - it is as "Esperanto". I think people should have "universal language" in addition to native language. Today English really helps to communicate around the world, especially if traveling outside the country quite often.
    Japanese - it's hobby
  • OksNikOksNik Posts: 62 ✭✭
    edited January 17
    Oops, it was not a question from you, @mheredge . It was just a note about different languages. I've reacted to the "What" :) Sorry, my mistake.
  • OksNikOksNik Posts: 62 ✭✭
    What are your "New 2017 Year" plans, @mheredge ?
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 23,489 mod
    You read my mind @OksNik only I didn't want to be too nosy and ask you where you are from! I think often Russians are great linguists. I met a very nice Russian family today but only the son could speak English. somehow though, we were able to communicate well. Maybe his parents could understand a little as I was making an extra effort to speak slowly and clearly.
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 1,050 ✭✭✭
    @OksNik @mheredge

    I'm adding one more thing to my list.

    (4) Have friendly open-minded conversations with my clients as much as possible. Maintain good realtions so that I can be there for them when they need.

    For making (4) come true, I'm adding a little change to my mornign rituals. Usually, I used to try to browse around the site and leave comments around 8:00~9:00 in the morning. I'm using this time of the morning to try to send replies to my inbox. I want to to finish it before 9:00 to start calling my clients. Let's see how it goes.

    By the way, I've been taking breakfast before work these days. It's one change that I've been making to my eating habits. See if I can keep it for at least a month.
  • OksNikOksNik Posts: 62 ✭✭
    @takafromtokyo
    It is very good an extra point in your list.
    I think it is necessary to improve something in our life.
    And it's important that we do not want to be better than others, but better than we were before :)
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 23,489 mod
    I hope you find breakfast is giving you renewed energy for your morning tasks @takafromtokyo.

    I am hopeless about getting into any sort of routine and end up taking each day as it comes.
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