My challenge was to make a Canadian friend here. Everytime I was trying to be nice to people because I really wanted to have a friend who speaks English very well. It's very helpful for me, and I didn't want to miss the opportunity to improve my English. Therefore, I tryed to speak to people, and finally I made friends with a bus driver.
We get together 3 or 4 times a month. I can learn a lot of things about English from him, and also, I teach him Japanese because he's very curious about it. Actually, he has a Japanese girl friend who is now in Tokyo, Japan. At the last time, he recorded my voice in Japanese. I suppose that he had been listening and training in order to express his feelings to his girl friend. In fact, a few months ago, he went to Japan to meet her. At that time, He said to her "Anataga Inaito Ikite Ikenai" that I taught him. It's Japanese and it means "I can't live without you." He told me that she looked so surprised when he said that. I thought it was very romantic and I was glad to hear that. To make friends in different countries is difficult, but we can learn a lot of things from this experience.