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Fortune telling   

Hi everyone! Hope you are doing great.

It's getting colder day by day, so take care about your health! ^_^

Couple of days before I found 'fortune telling shop' in the underground way of Sapporo station. It's quite narrow place, just couple of chairs and table inside. There is the big board outside, so potential customers can see how much they have to pay to know the future. According to it, your future can be predicate by different ways, such as fortune telling by a hand (it also calls 'chiromancy'), by a shape of face, by a blood type, by eyes and even by nails. This variety sounds so tempting and of course part of me wanted to go inside, but after I remembered my pious mum, who always says, that there are some oppositions against fortune telling in Christianity.

The only time you can tell fortunes in Russia and, it wouldn't be the sin, is the epiphany (the 5th of January). Young girls can predicate the age of marriage, the number of kids and even the name of future husband. One of the most popular way to know the name is to go outside early in the morning and ask the name of the first male person you will see. The name you will hear is the name of your future husband. But Russian guys love to make fun of it, so mine was 'Jackie Chan'. :D

Do you have an experience of fortune telling? If you did (and, of course, if you didn't ^_^), come to CCC and share it with me!

See you!

Ana (Russia)

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by chitchatcafe | 2011-11-19 13:28 | 札幌 英会話 サークル

Hello Chit Chat!   

Hello!
I am back now. I had a short break from chitchat but now am back I missed it too much. So November started and it's getting colder everyday :(
I hate winter it's so long in Hokkaido. Believe it or not this is my forth winter in Hokkaido now. Do you have any plans for winter so come to chitchat every Saturday that's when am there and tell me about them.
See you!

Damian (Malta)
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by chitchatcafe | 2011-11-17 15:53 | 子供 英会話 札幌

Christmas already?   

Hi everyone,

I was in Starbucks the other day with my friend, when I realized that they were playing Christmas music. I was surprised, it's only November now. But then, I guess Christmas is now less than two months away, so it is time to start preparing for the festive season.

I am pretty excited about this Christmas, it will be the first Christmas I have ever had where there is snow! In Australia Christmas is in the summer, and in Thailand it's way too hot for snow. I am also looking forwards to ambushing some of my friends with a snowball fight, but shhh! It's a secret!

Having Christmas coming up also makes me wonder how many Japanese know why we celebrate Christmas and what it all means. It also makes me wonder what Japanese customs around Christmas time are.
What do you do for Christmas?

Jordan (Australia)

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by chitchatcafe | 2011-11-04 14:23 | 英会話 プライベート レッスン

Advent!   

You may have noticed that it is getting colder day by day. Winter is close and that means Christmas is coming soon too. How do people in Sapporo celebrate Christmas?

In Germany we welcome Christmas in a special way. Not only is Christmas and Christmas Eve important to us, but the four weeks before the event as well. On every Sunday during those four weeks the family spends time together. We decorate the house, bake and eat Christmas cookies, light candles and listen to Christmas songs. In the early evening we usually visit the Christmas Market and have a Glühwein, a hot wine punch.

Those four Sundays before Christmas are called ‘Advent’, which means ‘arrival’! In short we are awaiting the arrival of Jesus Christ. To me this is the most wonderful way to celebrate Christmas time. This year the first Advent will be on November 27th! I am planning to put the Christmas tree up that day!

And how will you prepare for Christmas?

Hien (Germany)

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by chitchatcafe | 2011-11-01 17:40 | 英会話 プライベート レッスン