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Kicking back and kicking off!   

Hi everyone! Hoe you are all doing well!

I’ve been doing very little of late. With the job transition happening I’m in a very precarious position financially. This means that my days are spent doing as little
as possible so not to spend any unnecessary money. On the plus side I have had
some time to catch up on some TV and movies.

Obviously the big news of the month has been the start of the FIFA World Cup.
My boys from down under came and went in a flash but that was to be expected
given that we were thrown in a group with the winner and runner up from the
2010 World Cup, and with Chile in the mix it was never on the cards for us. I
have say though, going down 3-2 to Holland fresh off the back of a 5-1 thrashing
of the world champions was a good effort for our young side.

As I write this Japan have a very bleak outlook as well, but miracles can happen. Fingers crossed lady luck is feeling especially generous over the next few days.

Pat (Australia)

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by chitchatcafe | 2014-06-24 15:19 | 英会話 教師 札幌

Spring has sprung!   

Hello Chit Chatters,

My name is Paul Dougherty and I recently moved to Sapporo from San Francisco, California.

I currently live in the Maruyama area about 4 blocks from the entrance to the "Hokkaido Shrine".

Maruyama Koen is a very beautiful park filled with furry eared squirrels and little foxes both of which I have seen the first time I went there. Besides the wild life there is a plum orchard, a zoo, several shrines and the giant Hokkaido Shrine that stands at the corner of the park. If you are bored with just walking around looking at shrines and flowers then you can always hike to the top of the mountain and get the grand view of downtown Sapporo and entire city! I continue to explore Sapporo everyday and look forward to sharing with you what I find. Who knows maybe some day we will bump into each other out on the trail.

Keep on Trekking!

Paul (U.S.A.)
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by chitchatcafe | 2014-06-11 17:30 | 札幌 英会話 サークル

Ice cream cake   

Hello Everyone,

During my last chat with you guys, I mentioned ice cream bread. It is really easy to make (but you will need access to an oven). I learned about it when I was making a video for a homework project at my university. We were supposed to make an instructional video in Japanese, so we did a cooking show. :-)

It only takes two ingredients: Ice cream and self-rising flour.

1 cup ice cream

3/4 cup self-rising flour

If you can't find self-rising flour, though, that's ok; you can add 1 teaspoon of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the flour <--That will make it 'self-rising.'

All you have to do is mix your favorite flavor of ice cream with the self-rising flour and then put it in an oven. Bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30mins.

And now you have delicious bread! It's really quick and easy!

Conversions (US cups are a different size than Japanese cups):

1 cup = 236 milliliters
3/4 cup = 178 milliliters
1 teaspoon = 1 小さじ
1/4 teaspoon = 1/4 小さじ

350 Fahrenheit = 177 Celsius

Randi (USA)
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by chitchatcafe | 2014-06-05 17:51 | 英会話 教師 札幌