The “No Boku” Challenge ended, as it began, with a fizzle. I ended up saying “家のルームメート” last Friday at lunch 53 or so hours after it started. I’m not quite sure if that counts or not since I didn’t exactly use 家 itself as a subject. Still, the point was made: personal pronouns are highly unnecessary in Japanese. Now I just need to find a Japanese person to do the opposite challenge – begin every sentence they say with “I” for 53 hours.