Yukio H., 19: I recently started a new job as an assistant manager and with the extra income, I promised to spend it on my friends, only with all the exrta work, I've been having trouble keeping track of my cash again. I try to put my money in envelopes under my mattress, only I misplaced some which I was supposed to give to my mam for room and board. What should I do?
Auntie Ourmani: You should pay your mother first thing, then with what's left you can do some of the things you've been promising your mates, but not all. Remember, real friends don't want money, just your fraternal love.
Katsuya O., 17: I'm going on my first study trip to Washington DC on Friday and I'm really worried! I've heard that the city seems welcoming at first, but is unpalatable after a while. Will Americans be able to understand me? I tried talking to an American tourist called Robert G., but he didn't listen to me and got very aggressive when I talked about where he should go in Okinawa. Please help!
Auntie Ourmani: Don't worry Katsutya, Americans are your friends! Remember, the Americans who come over here are often a little odd and seem overbearing, but on their own territory they couldn't be friendlier! My advice is speak up, don't be afraid to ask questions and if you can't find anything good to eat, just tell your hosts you'd be happier with Chinese, they'll soon get the message!