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Dear Mr.x

I enjoyed the news of your children and family. Since I’d like to see your children’s growth, I hope to get some of their photos. It’s difficult for me to imagine “Japanese Hibachi grill” you wrote. Is it like a barbecue or “sukiyaki”? I’m interested in a word “Hibachi”, because we Japanese don’t use that anymore. Hibachi is an old type of stove. When I was a child, we used to grill or cook rice cakes or foods on it. It is nostalgic goods. By the way, I’m looking forward to use chopsticks with your children. I’m still busy. Now I’m a dean (in a certain way, one of the 3 vice rectors) of dormitory affairs, but my term will be over in the end of March. However a rector of our college wants me to continue this work. I’ll do this job for 2 more years. My study on river mechanics will be finished in 3 years. The area faced Japan Sea had a lot of snow this week and it was very cold. In my home town, though there wasn’t much snow. We are driving on frozen roads everyday. However I think Fort Collins Colorado is much colder than here. I took some pictures of a few Shinto shrines and a Buddhist temple in this New Year holidays around my father’s home. If they turn out good, I’ll send them to you.

Regards

ABC
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Dear Mr.x

I enjoyed the news of your family. Since I’d like to see how much your children have grown, I hope you will send me some photos of them.
It’s difficult for me to imagine the “Japanese hibachi grill” you mentioned. Is it like a barbecue or “sukiyaki”? I’m interested in the word “hibachi”, because we Japanese don’t use [that word?/that stove?] anymore. The hibachi is an old type of stove. When I was a child, we used to grill or cook rice cakes and other foods on it. It is a nostalgic object. By the way, I’m looking forward to showing your children how to use chopsticks.
I’m still busy. Now I’m a dean (in a certain way ?, one of the three vice rectors) of dormitory affairs, but my term will be over at the end of March. However, a rector of our college wants me to continue this work, so I've agreed to serve for two more years. My study of river mechanics will be finished in three years.
The area facing the Japan Sea had a lot of snow this week and it was very cold. In my home town, though, there wasn’t much snow. We drive on frozen roads everyday. However, I think Fort Collins, Colorado is much colder than here.
During this New Year holiday season, I took some pictures, near my father's home, of a Buddhist temple and a few Shinto shrines. If the pictures turn out good, I’ll send them to you.

Regards

ABC

(I hope this helps a bit.)
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Salam 1101By the way, when can I use the phrase "In a certain way...."?
"In a certain way" usually means "in a definite/determined/fixed way".
(EX) We can now understand why the human react in a certain way to a certain situation.
(EX) Those proteins must move in a certain way to make the muscle contract.
(EX) If you arrange laser beams, amazing things should happen.
But "in a certain way" could also mean "in a/one sense" or "from a certain viewpoint".
(EX) In a certain way, Fukuyama was right saying that we are living the End of History.
(EX) In a certain way, the true aggressors are the government, not the soldiers.

paco
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I dont think this is perfect but hope it help !
Salam 1101
Dear Mr.x

I enjoyed the news of your children and family. Since I’d like to see your children’s growth, I hope to get some of their photos. It’s difficult for me to imagine “Japanese Hibachi grill” you wrote about. Is it like a barbecue or “sukiyaki”? I’m interested in a => the word "Hibachi", because we Japanese don’t use that => it anymore. Hibachi is an old type of stove. When I was a child, we used to grill or cook rice cakes or foods on it. It is nostalgic goods. By the way, I’m looking forward to use => using chopsticks with your children. I’m still busy. Now I’m a dean (in a certain way, one of the 3 vice rectors) of dormitory affairs, but my term will be over in the end of March. However a rector of our college wants me to continue this work. I’ll do this job for 2 more => more 2 years. My study on river mechanics will be finished in 3 years. The area faced Japan Sea had a lot of snow this week and it was very cold. In my home town, though there wasn’t much snow. We are driving on frozen roads everyday. However I think Fort Collins Colorado is much colder than here. I took some pictures of a few Shinto shrines and a Buddhist temple in this New Year holidays around my father’s home. If they turn out good, I’ll send them to you.

Regards

ABC

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By the way, when can I use the phrase "In a certain way...."?
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I once heard that Japanese like using short sentence, and your essay reveal that.
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