On November 3, 2011, I had a meeting with Smith’s School of English franchise system founder Mark Smith in Hyogo Prefecture. Instead of just sitting and talking, we went for a hike and talked while hiking. We took a trail in the mountains of Kawanishi, above the city, which crossed into Takarazuka at times. There was a nice view of Kawanishi. As I took a photo of it with my cell phone, Mark took a photo of me with his iPhone. You can see the photo on the right. We walked to Manganji Temple (満願寺) then went back the same way we had come. On our way back, we came across a group of hikers. We talked to a friendly woman who could speak some English. The woman said that her English was broken. Broken or not, we were able to understand her English and thus communicate with her in English. Communication is the most important thing!
Thanks for the hiking and talking, Mark. It was fun and I hope that we do it again. (^.^)
Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi
Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture