Akane: Hey, Ruth.
Ruth: Hi, Akane
Akane: So we’ve been talking about your family a little bit. Um, I’d like to know a little bit more about the specific people in your family.
Akane: So who is the funniest person in your family?
Ruth: The funniest person! Probably my mom actually. She’s really funny. She’s got a really good sense of humor, and she plays tricks on people, and she’s really silly but everybody in my family has a good sense of humor.
Akane: Oh, good. Now who is the most serious person in your family?
Ruth: Serious. Do you know, actually, I don’t think anybody in my family is serious.
Akane: Oh, really.
Ruth: I don’t think we have any very serious members.
Akane: Do you think that’s a good thing or a bad thing?
Ruth: I think it’s a good thing although occasionally, I think it’s a bad thing.
Akane: Right! Now who is the hardest worker?
Ruth: Oh, can I say me?
Ruth: No, I don’t think that’s true actually. Well, both of my parents work very hard, and they both have very different jobs, but they both work very hard and always have done.
Akane: Well, parents do tend to be hardworking.
Ruth: That’s true, yeah!
Akane: And who is the most generous person in your whole family?
Ruth: My brother is really generous and he makes me feel bad because he’s so generous in buying me things and giving me things, and I would say my brother.
Akane: Really, what’s the last thing he bought you.
Ruth: Ah, that’s a good question. He bought me some clothes actually before I came to Japan.
Akane: And who do you talk with the most in your family?
Ruth: All of them really, but I suppose deep down I maybe talk to my mom the most. I tell her most things.
Akane: Really! What kind of things do you tell her?
Ruth: Just everything that’s going off in my life, really, because she’s a really good friend to me so, I’m just very open with her, and she’s open with me.
Akane: That’s excellent. Who do you resemble the most in your family?
Ruth: Some people say I look like me mom and some people say I look like my dad but most people say I look like my brother, so maybe my brother.
Akane: Your brother.
Akane: Do you have a picture of him?
Ruth: I do have one, yes. I’ll show you later.
Akane: I’ll look forward to that.