Son has over the spring holidays, 2 assignments. One is to write a 1,200 文字 paper on something going on in Japan. He was going to do it on that crazed/drunk/both Brit who swam naked inthe Imperial Moat last year, but has changed his mind.
The other is for his English class, a paper on Cyrano de Bergerac. He's stuck on that and asked me if I have read the book. Actually, 'No, I haven't' was the answer he got and did not appreciate hearing.