Alert reader sez:
RE Oct. 7 - I should be pedantic and say that the word is typically romanized "gambatte" - the only time the 'n' character is written as 'm' is before one of the ba bi bu be bo's
If I ever knew this, I had forgotten; but next time I run across a or a it won't catch me napping!
My father's Guatemalan graduate student writes:
In the towns the people are friendly, but it takes time to gain their confidence. Also remember, you must make it clear that you represent yourself and not Bush or his unilateral decisions.