Today’s word is kabe(wall).
Wall is an important word but I didn’t know it before today.
Walls are almost everywhere. In Japan wall are very thin.
Last winter I was in Japan. When Ken and I left the house we turned off the heater. After we returned home the house was very cold.
In Canada I live in an apartment so my house is usually hot. In winter and summer it is hot.
Japan’s summer is more humid than Canada’s summer. In Summer Japan’s thin walls are alright.
This differences are very interesting. Different countries, different walls.
Today’s sentence will use te okimasu. I will write ６sentences
I’ll buy souvenirs before going to Japan.
When you take of your shoes please put them in the closet.
There is a concert tomorrow so please leave the stage as it is.
I’ll make lunch before going to work.
If you are going to drop by you friend house call first.
Today there was no water so please use very little water
Today’s word is furniture.
Japan and Canada’s furniture is usually the same but in Japan there is an interesting table. The table is called a kotatsu. Under the piece if furniture is a heater. On top of this table is a blanket therefore people can be warm in the winter. In Canada tables and heaters are separate.
There are also futons in Canada and Japan. This furniture come from Japan. This type of furniture are very different in the two countries. In Japan the futon is put on the floor but in Canada it is put inside a couch.
Therefore Japan and Canada have the same furniture but used in different ways.
Today I will write sentence with place he vmasu ni ikimasu/kimasu/kaerimasu. I will write 4 sentences.
I went to the supermarket to buy food.
I returned home to get my homework.
I went to the park to exercise.
I came to Yellowknife to see Aurora.
Usually what places do you go to do things?
Today’s word is kitaisuru.
Recently young adults are expected to go to university. But many young adults can’t get a job in their field. If you want to enter university in Japan you must write a very difficult test in high school. If you pass the high school test university is easy. In Canada university is difficult. There are many test, projects so it become difficult.
After 4 years of university you are expected to have a good job. This expectation is not good. Now in many countries there are very few new jobs. The times have changed but the expectations are the same.
What do people expect of you? What expectations do you have for yourself?
So today I decided to write this post in English to change it up a bit.
I am going to talk about my first time in Japan. All of my life I had dream of going backpacking in Europe. Eating paella in Spain, seeing the Eiffel Tower in France, the leaning tower of Pisa and beautiful beach front houses in Greece. That plan quickly changed after my boyfriend had to go back to Japan suddenly. With the quick departure back to his home country and no real chance to say goodbye I decided to go see him in Japan.
The flight was the first one I have taken by myself. I bought my ticket and was off to Chicago for my first layover. Since Ken had to leave so suddenly I had to bring his things back to Japan. So there I was, with three suitcases trying to make my way through customs at Person Airport. After finally checking in my two suitcases I got on the plane. Now I am not very picky but this was one of the worst planes I have ever been on. The plane was extremely small to the point that one person could barely go through the walkway.
Luckily my connecting flight was with Japan airlines. It was amazing, the food was great and so were the movies and service. After traveling for 16 hours, I arrived in Japan and of course I took pictures of everything around me. The payphone, vending machines and convenience stores. As soon as I got though customs there was Ken with his parents and sister. Of course this was the first time I met them. At that time there was a HUGE language barrier. Although I had tried studying Japanese by myself prior to meeting them, it obviously didn’t work. After the 3 hour ride to Ken’s hometown in Omiya, we were dropped off at the hotel.
My first week in Japan was filled with a lot of interesting adventurous. I ate lots of Japanese food such as sushi, ramen and don katsu. Of course the most interesting of these experience were sushi and ramen. When we got to the ramen restaurant there was a ticket machine outside. In Canada we don’t have anything like this. I was so shocked at the fact that you pay for your food at what looks like a vending machine, get a ticket and then have someone make it for you. It seems like a smart and efficient idea that can be useful in Canada. But sushi was the show stopper. As I was sitting down there were sushi chefs in tall hats putting on an art show in front of me. There was an array of fish, some as simple as sashimi to amazing looking maki. This is nothing like I had ever seen in Canada. Although it was simple, fish and rice was all that was necessary the taste of the fresh fish tasted like it just came straight from the ocean. There was make it yourself green tea. Cup and an box full of match powder. Beside it was your own personal tap that poured boiling hot water to make your tea. It is something that is very hard to replicate outside of Japan.
Karaoke was a whole different experience in its self. This is the first time I have heard of 飲み放題（のみほうだい）which stands for all you can drink. In Canada you can’t even drink alcohol outside let alone do all you can drink in 2 hours. Of course everyone was completely wasted. The room was filled with almost twenty people doing karaoke. This wasn’t your typical sit down and watch your friends to Karaoke, it was hardcore. There were tambourines, gorilla mask and guys taking off their clothes. In Canada we go out with our friends and have a good time but it’s so different. It seems that in Japan people hang out in really big groups during university. Ken said his friends from university do that every year.
This post is actually starting to get quite long so I think I will do a part 2.
Today’s word is akiru.
Last summer I got bored of my travels. Last summer I lived in Japan.
I like japan but that like I got bored of it. I hung out with my friends but when my friends were busy I did nothing. I only went to Japanese class. Japanese class was fun because I could meet friends. But I could only go to Japanese class three times a week. And my friends from Japanese class were also busy. I started taking dance class because my life was a little boring. Because I lost my dance class card I could only go twice. I didn’t have a job, I didn’t make any money so I was often bored.
Next time I go Japan I want to enjoy.
Before I go to Japan for a long time it is necessary that I have a plan.