The Borneo Post - Good English - - Short Story Section -

pas­sion­ate – hav­ing, show­ing, or caused by strong feel­ings or be­liefs jest – speak in a jok­ing way hec­tic – full of in­ces­sant or fran­tic ac­tiv­ity. ac­knowl­edged – ac­cepted as true, valid, or le­git­i­mate tout – at­tempt to sell (some­thing), typ­i­cally by a di­rect or per­sis­tent ap­proach. po­ten­tial – pos­si­ble; likely

would like to see the Earth in full view... To see it with my own eyes, just think­ing about it now makes tears well up in my own eyes,” he said.

Maezawa is chief ex­ec­u­tive of Ja­pan’s largest on­line fash­ion store and is the 13th rich­est per­son in Ja­pan, with an es­ti­mated for­tune of $2.8 bil­lion, ac­cord­ing to busi­ness mag­a­zine Forbes.

He did not deny there were some com­mer­cial in­ter­ests be­hind his de­ci­sion to pay for a ticket to the moon, as the ex­po­sure has hugely boosted his pro­file.

“I was for­merly known as ‘Maezawa the fash­ion guy’ and now its been up­dated to ‘Maezawa, who’s go­ing to the moon’,” he said. – AFP

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