My 2017 resolutions

I would like to make my 2017 resolutions as well as 2016. There are three resolutions which come from my looking back at 2016.

1. To make more than three products

This resolution is almost same as last year’s one.

2. To get additional income through side business

The services that I have made need improvement, operation, and maintenance. I would like to make sustainable income through the management.

3. To become an intermediate Spanish speaker

It is hard for me to say what the definition of an intermediate Spanish speaker is, but I will master the contents below.

– Beginner Course on Babbel
– Textbook “Easy Spanish STEP-BY-STEP

I will also participate in Spanish casual conversation meetups.

I will finish my current job contract in this April. Either updating the contract or applying a new job, I will enjoy 2017.

Looking back at 2016

There is only a few days left in the year. I would like to look back on these two points.

1. How many 2016 resolutions I’ve accomplished
2. New challenges I started in 2016

1. How many 2016 resolutions I’ve accomplished

Here are my 2016 new year’s resolutions as I posted in the entry on my blog.

– To make more than four products.

As a result, I barely made it.

1. Smart Poster

Smart Poster is a prototype of square shaped digital signage implemented by Raspberry Pi and LED Matrix.

2. Youtube curation Apps

They are iOS Apps which curate one hobby genre of videos from Youtube. The Apps simply tell you the video updates by push notification. (チューバー Tubeレシピ Tubeボカロ Tube)

3. Audio Tour

It is an iOS App which offers an instant audio guide of the city’s landmarks, similar to how a museum audio guide helps you understand the works of art at a deeper level.

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The coding is almost done. The San Franciscan version will be coming soon.

4. Chatbots

I am currently working on chatbot projects for my company. The projects let me learn server side applications under actual use.

– To pitch the products and win prizes.

This resolution was about 50% accomplished. I got a prize in the hackathon. However, it was hard for me to make a good presentation and make me motivated. I honestly think I don’t like presenting in front of many people. I leave the idea for now, and I will try when I really want to do so.

2. New challenges I started in 2016

– To acquire sustainable income through a side business.

The services that I made this year monetize by advertisements and in-app purchase. There are some points I learned by making them. These points have interesting possibilities. On the other hand, the monetizations do not easily make enough money in short period. I should work with business partners if needed.

– Learning Spanish.

I have learned Spanish since last May. I would like to be able to communicate when traveling to Spanish speaking countries. Although it is just fun, my Spanish has been improving so slowly, so I should set my goal next year.

I am staying in Albuquerque from the end of 2016 until the start of 2017. I will relax, and think about my 2017 resolutions.

Babbel

¡Hola! ¿Cómo están todos?

Recently, I started learning Spanish with Babbel. Babbel is a web and mobile app which makes language laerning easier. It offers some courses broken into small blocks which allow you to see your progress everyday. The material isn’t only useful but also funny. I would like to introduce the funny pictures to you.

1. Mi madre tiene sesenta años.

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Ma, madre, what are you doing!? I have never seen such a superactive mother.

2. Tengo tiempo el miércoles.

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He folds his arms and shrugs his shoulders, and then he says that he has time on Wednesday. It looks like the pose when people are playing Cossack dance. I love the mismatch so much.

3. Ella no cree eso.

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The woman is listening to something right next to the door with a meaningful facial expression. She might have heard some gossip.

How were those pictures? I hope you like them.