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Lesson 165 This is from Sho’s graduation ceremony
Yumi: David, Mr. Takamine loved your winter pictures of Satoyama.
David: It’s thanks to the people of this town. They were very helpful.
Yumi: I liked the photo you took from Satoyama Ravine.
David: Oh, this is from Sho’s graduation ceremony.
Yumi: How nice! It’s Sho and Naoki!
David: I think it’s too bad you weren’t in the photo with them.
Yumi: Well yes, but....
David: Yoko has changed a lot. She even started a blog to keep up with the times.
Yumi: What? I don’t believe it.
David: Yum I, you can’t change the past, but the future is entirely up to you. Please make up with Yoko. I’ll set things up.
Lesson 165 Summary
Yumi liked the photo David took from Satoyama Ravine.
He showed her a photo of Sho’s graduation ceremony.
Yumi said, “How nice! It’s Sho and Naoki!”
David said, “I think it’s too bad you weren’t in the photo with them.”
Lesson 166 I said what I needed to say to Mom
Sho: Hello? Hi, Mari! What’s up?
Mari: Sho, guess who I met today.
Sho: Let’s see... uhm... David and Mom?
Mari: How did you know?
Sho: David sent me a text. I wish I had been there. Tell me what happened.
Mari: I said what I needed to say to Mom.
Sho: What did you say?
Mari: Well.... We were honest with each other. We both feel a lot better now. She said she would come to my group exhibition. She also said she would make up with Grandma.
Sho: All right! Dad and I will bring Grandma. We’ll see you in Tokyo! Great job, David and Mari!
Lesson 166 Summary
Mari called Sho.
Sho guessed that she met with David and Mom.
He said, “I wish I had been there.”
Sho and Mari decided they would all meet at Mari’s group exhibition in Tokyo.
Lesson 167 I just like to race
Mimiko: Yoko, I think I’m faster than you now.
Yoko: So, you continued running even after the Satoyama Senior Marathon.
Mimiko: My goal is to win the next senior marathon championship. What about you?
Yoko: I don’t care about winning. I just like to race.
Mimiko: You’re so confident! Oh, you’re meeting Mr. Aoki soon, right?
Yoko: Yes. Your son helped me get an appointment with him.
Mimiko: What are you going to talk about?
Yoko: Future topics, such as whether he will run in this year’s Satoyama Senior Marathon. OK, I’ll speed up now. Can you keep up? Go!
Mimiko: It’s not fair to speed up suddenly. But I’ll catch up!
Lesson 167 Summary
Mimiko and Yoko ran together.
Mimiko said, “my goal is to win the next senior marathon championship.”
Yoko said, “I don’t care about wining. I just like to race.”
Lesson 168 But you always win, right?
Mr. Aoki: Some people think they can develop this town by reshaping the land. I’m against that.
Yoko: Phew, that’s good to know.
Mr. Aoki: I think we need to work on creating a town that tourists want to visit. However, my proposal hasn’t been approved by the town hall yet.
Yoko: But you always win, right?
Mr. Aoki: By the way, after Hanasato Ryokan celebrates its 250th anniversary, what will you do with it?
Yoko: I haven’t decided anything.
Mr. Aoki: Then, could my company take over the management of the Ryokan? You can continue being the owner. I don’t want to destroy a ryokan with such a rich history. Please think about it.
Lesson 168 Summary
Mr. Aoki asked Yoko what she would do with Hanasato Ryokan after its 250th anniversary.
Yoko had not decided anything.
Mr. Aoki said, “Could my company take over the management of the Ryokan?”
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