I think not!
But today, a man did and he came up to me and spoke in English:
" Are you an English teacher? Are you the writer of Pera Pera Hokkaido book? I borrowed the book from the library recently, now I listen to the CD with your voice as my English study! Thankyou!"
Such a surprise. Amazing really.
Pera Pera Hokkaido was published by the Hokkaido Newspaper Company in 2008. It was the idea of Endo Masako, a teacher, interpreter and tour guide. Many years ago she and I worked at EC Eikaiwa together.
She asked me to help write and edit the book, and my voice was used for the CD.
We did a talk show at Kinokuniya and the book was successful. Sadly there are no plans for a reprint, although Endo-san is working on another book project now.
So, thankyou and congratulations ot the very observant gentleman who met me in Odori BIsse at lunchtime today. Good luck with your English studies!