My friend Fuyuki has opened a gym. So far it's been a great success. The excellent gym and shower equipment is a decisive factor in the success of the gym. Of course customer service also plays a key role in the company's success. He asked me if I could find a decent manager for him. I said "I can't make any promises but I'll see what I can do" My friend John has an interview for a marketing executive position in his gym. Fuyuki put particular stress on the importance of leadership qualities. He also stressed that clear communication is a crucial factor in the outcome of the interview. The interview stresses John out. I said "Don't stress over it. Just put your mind at rest. Don't stress yourself too much" My brother too said "Rest easy. Try not to stress too much about it. It's gonna be ok. Set your mind at ease. Don't stress yourself out." He quit his previous job because his colleagues always bullied him and the salary was low. I said "I don't blame you for wanting to leave" Last Saturday we ate supper at John's place. His younger brother got Japanese homework to do. He said "I've got to do part A but I haven't got to do part B" I said "I'll leave you doing your homework" He soaks up new vocabularies and grammar patterns very quickly. In the classes he soaks up everything to teacher says. When "Fukushima"is a Japanese word the stress is on the second third and last syllables. But when it's an english word you only only stress the third syllable. When he reads a novel he's like a sponge and soaks up the story. If he encounters computer problems he'll find jess who's a computer expert and soso the advice up she offers. John's elder brother has trombone exam next month. He said "after this exam I'll do grade eight next year or better still I'll directly take the diploma exam" After chatting with him for a while in his room I said "I'll leave you to get on with your practice" My brother said "I had better leave you to practise your exam pieces" My girlfriend also said "I'd better leave you to get on with it" His elder sister went to meditate in her room after supper so I left her to herself. Some milk spilt down the chair onto the floor so john soaked it up with a dishcloth. His younger sister and her friend booked a massage session. She asked "had i better leave my wallet on the nightstand?" Her friend also said "yes should we leave our valuables on the night table?" I said "you'd better not leave your valuables on the bedside cabinet during your session as someone might steal it" My brother asked "hadn't you better leave them in your locker so that it's safe?" I too said "yes shouldn't you leave them in your locker?" His friend sarah has a job interview next Thursday. I said "I'm rooting for you. In there for you." My brother too said "I support you. It's gonna be ok. I've got your back." Her boyfriend has geography exam the week after so he's busy with revision. I said "you're almost there. You got this. I believe in you." My brother said "you can do it" When his professor was tutoring him in geography the professor said "now you've got the hang of it. You're on the right track now. You're doing fine. You're learning fast. Keep up the good work." His tutor too said "that's coming along nicely. You've almost mastered that. You're getting better every day. Keep it up" Fuyuki recently shouted at his brother and called him a liar due to a misunderstanding. I said "I can't believe you said that to him" My brother said "I can't believe you eiuld say that to him" He will be giving a birthday party tomorrow but alas I can't attend as I got work. When he invited me at first I said "I'll have to see" Happy birthday. I'm sure your friends will join me in wishing you a very happy birthday. Last year he got me a massage chair for my birthday. I remember I said "I can't believe you got me a massage chair" It didn't come cheap.