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Filler in Conversations      会話のつなぎ言葉

I took a course for TOEFL exam in an online English lesson. スカイプの英語のレッスンでTOEFL受験のコースをとった。 The tutor said that I have a tendency to us...
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Mar 29, 2016 17:38
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Getting in Trouble    トラブルに巻き込まれる

I rented out my apartment while I was in Holland. オランダに居る間に自分のマンションを貸していた。 My tenant had moved out before I leave Holland. 借りていた人は、私...
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Mar 27, 2016 22:24
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Electrice Liveralization    電気の自由化

The Japanese government decided to deregulate the electric power industry in order to redue price and stabilize power supply. 日本政府は値段を下げ...
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Mar 25, 2016 22:26
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At a Mobile Phone Store            携帯販売店で

I went to a mobile phone store to change my old mobile to iPhone. 古い携帯をiPhoneに変えるために携帯屋へ行った。 Even though I didn't change the prov...
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Mar 23, 2016 11:58
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A Gift in Return     お返しの贈り物

In Japan, when we attend a wedding ceremony, we bring money with an evelope for a couple. 日本では、結婚式に出席の際は、封筒に入れたお金をもってく。 In return, a ...
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Mar 21, 2016 17:54
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Japanese TV Variety Program 日本のワイドショー

It's been a while since the last time I watched Japanese TV variety program. 最後に日本のワイドショーを見てからしばらくになる。 The topic I found interest...
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Mar 21, 2016 15:40
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I Was Isolated   私は浮いていた

In Japan a book which encourages readers to cut off your emotional attachment to their belonging, dispose them as many as they can, and l...
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Mar 18, 2016 02:45
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Old Newspaper    古新聞  

When I moved into this apartment in the Netherlands, I placed Japanese newspapers on the shelf. オランダのこのアパートに引っ越してきた時に、棚に日本の新聞を敷いた。 I ...
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Mar 16, 2016 01:35
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Teppan-yaki, or Japanese Steak House       鉄板焼き、日本式ステーキハウス

Teppan means cast iron plate, and yaki means grilling. Teppanは鉄の板で、yakiは焼くことだ。 At teppan-yaki restaurants, chefs grill meat or sea fo...
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Mar 16, 2016 00:54
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House Cleaning              ハウスクリーニング

When my husband moves out our apartment, we have to have it cleaned by a professional cleaner, which is mentioned in the contract with an...
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Mar 15, 2016 00:56
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Video Chat            ビデオ通話

I don't like free call or video chat with messaging apps, because it sometimes disrupts my life. メッセージアプリケーションの無料通話とビデオ通話が嫌いだ。それは時々私...
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Mar 12, 2016 02:17
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Using Company's Computer for Privately Purpose      会社のコンピューターを個人的に使うこと

I read an article about an employee who being dismissed because he used messaging apps for both work and private. ある従業員がメッセージアプリケーションを仕事...
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Mar 7, 2016 18:09
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Strawberries 苺

I think strawberries in Holland isn't sweet as Japanese one. オランダの苺は日本のより甘くないと思う。 I found beautiful strawberries at a fruit store...
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Mar 5, 2016 06:11
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Free Schools フリースクール

I read an article about free schools in the UK. イギリスでのフリースクールの記事を読んだ。 When it comes to free school in Japan, we think of schools fo...
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Mar 5, 2016 05:31
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Have I Aged?   歳をとったのか?

I haven't made any progress of packing, which is really daunting task. 荷造りは進まない。これはうんざりする仕事だ。 When I packed in Japan to move to H...
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Mar 3, 2016 02:02
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Skill Challenge TV Program      腕試しテレビ番組

Skill challenge TV programs are prevailing, such as cooking, painting, and interior designing. 腕試しテレビ番組が広く花盛りだ。料理、絵を描くこと、インテリアデザインだど。 ...
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Mar 2, 2016 05:49
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Online Shopping        ネットショッピング

An ink cartridge which I had ordered from online arrived in two days. ネットで注文したインクカートリッジは2日で着いた What a convenient world we live. なんて便...
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Mar 2, 2016 05:17