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Western Style Spa       西洋式の温泉

I had a chance to go to a spa in Europe. ヨーロッパで温泉に行く機会があった Men and women take the same bath wearing swim suits. 混浴で水着着用だ。 I felt ...
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Dec 31, 2015 18:58
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The First Days of New Year             正月三が日(さんがにち)

We eat traditional Japanese dish on the first days of January. 1月の最初の3日間は日本の伝統的な料理を食べる The foods are arranged in tiered lacquer ware ...
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Dec 31, 2015 01:51
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Get Something Done

As I wrote the above, native English speakers often use phrases. For example: I got my hair done before the party. I have to get...
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Dec 25, 2015 20:13
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A Eleven-day Holiday 11連休

Europeans take longer holiday in summer and winter than Japanese. ヨーロッパ人は日本人より夏と冬に長く休みをとる。 My husband's Dutch co-workers have alr...
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Dec 24, 2015 17:24
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Electricity Powered by Tofu           豆腐で動く電気

I read the story that a tofu factory in Indonesia is experimenting that the waste water converts into biogas. インドネシアで豆腐工場が余った水を生物ガスに変える試...
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Dec 24, 2015 17:09
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Subsequent Five centimeters Thick Book その後の5センチの厚さの本

In July, I posted the diary about the five centimeters thick book which I was reading. 7月に私が読んでいる5センチの本について投稿した。 Since I'm a very...
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Dec 24, 2015 16:56
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The New Year's Eve's Bell    除夜の鐘

When I was asked how the New Year in Japan is, I said, "Monks toll a bell 103 times at temples at New Year's Eve." 日本のお正月は...
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Dec 21, 2015 23:04
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That's the Way it Goes          世の中そういうもの

I understood why the native English-speakers in my social group avoid me. なぜ社交グループの英語を話す人が私を避けるのかわかった。 The reasons are: my English la...
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Dec 19, 2015 22:23
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Space in Mind 心の余裕                

Some women in my social group don't seem uncomfortable in speaking with me. 社交グループの何人かは、私としゃべるのが不快なようだ。 They expect me to take En...
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Dec 17, 2015 02:51
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Unfair                 不公平

When he went to Japan a few days ago, he traveled business class for round trip. 彼は日本へ行った際に、往復ビジネスクラスで行った。 He said that he had used h...
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Dec 14, 2015 01:04
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Expats Life in Tokyo            外国人の東京暮らし

There is a woman who will be moving to Japan next year. She told me that she was not techno savvy, so she asked me to share informatio...
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Dec 13, 2015 22:56
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Skeptical Supplements 疑わしいサプリメント

The BBC programs showed that some herb supplements at drug stores don't have enough ingredients that printed in labels. BBCの番組がいくつかの...
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Dec 13, 2015 01:06
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Christmas Party        クリスマスパーティ

I went to my social group's party wearing kimono. 着物を着て社交グループのパーティへ行った I was tied with a sash so tight that I was not able to mov...
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Dec 9, 2015 03:11
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Christmas Lunch               クリスマスランチ

I missed a social group's Christmas lunch last year, since I didn't feel that I was belong to the group, but I'm proud of com...
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Dec 6, 2015 22:01
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Why English Grammar Books Are Selling Well?       なんで英語の文法の本が売れるのか

The books,which show the English mistakes that most Japanese people are like to, have been selling well in Japan. 日本人が間違いやすい英語を紹介した本が売つづ...
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Dec 6, 2015 01:43
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Seven Times Seven

I called a taxi for the first time since I came to the Netherlands. I usually use public transport, but I will have to take a taxi nex...
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Dec 1, 2015 02:17