I want to get really healthy next year by watching what I eat and exercising every day. I’ve just joined a pingpong club, so hopefully I’ll play regularly.
Chef, 25 (Nepalese)
I’ve only been in Japan for about two months, so I don’t know that many people. I want to make lots of friends in 2009 and go traveling with them.
Part-time translator, 34
I want to become a freelance translator. I want to translate for a lot of people. I’m interested in tourism and science and would like to work in these areas.
Hilton Langford, 48
I like traveling and meeting new people. I want to go to lots of countries, particularly in Asia, to learn about different cultures and lifestyles.
I want to improve my business English. I can make general conversation, but I have difficulty using formal language for meetings and negotiations.
Restaurant staff (Chinese)
I want to get a new job. I really want to help the community, especially elderly people. My dream is to work in a nursing home.