My tutor Kazki has been preparing some great lessons lately, focusing on different language concepts such as "must" and "should", and it's interesting to see all the ways these structures really work. Kazki has been getting more and more students lately, which is wonderful for him! One of his jobs is to spend a couple hours just playing with a six-year old girl who already speaks Japanese. So far it seems a little tough since she's shy, but it sounds like fun to me! It made me think of Nozomi-chan in Tokushima, which is one of my favorite memories from my trips to Japan. The magic of small children is so amazing all by itself, and combining that with the thrill of actually speaking Japanese to someone and being understood (since she was only four!) made it such a special experience. I'm so happy I have that memory!