In October, I participated in a Japanese speech contest
for foreigners in Kumagaya.
The theme of my speech was 「暑いぞ、熊谷！」.
In my speech, I talked about how life in Kumagaya
has been difficult to adjust to, but that the people here
have made that adjustment so much better
with their kindness and help.
Now that I've been here a little longer
and the weather's gotten cooler,
I've become much more comfortable living in Kumagaya.
Thank you to my co-workers, students, bosses, friends,
and everyone else who made me feel welcome here.
I look forward to the rest of my stay in Kumagaya!