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Halloween   

Hi everyone

Are you all getting ready for winter? It’s getting really cold again and I have been looking around our apartment for one of my hats. When it rains I have the benefit of not having to worry about getting my hair wet, but in the winter it starts to get a little freezing on top. A hat is necessary for a bald man like me to survive in Sapporo! Aren’t you glad that you have hair!!!

Halloween is fast approaching and the children in Japan must be getting excited. How long has Halloween been celebrated in Japan? I doubt for very long. Along with Christmas and Valentine’s, Halloween is another day imported to Japan to keep the cash registers ringing in the department stores and shops.

In England I used to enjoy walking around my neighbourhood “trick-or-treating” with friends. Probably not the best education, teaching children to beg on the streets! As this form of begging carries no stigma, perhaps this is one reason why there are so many beggars on the streets of England and apparently none here in Japan.

Originally children were free to roam the streets on their own or with friends, but parents have become more responsible now and generally accompany their children when they go “trick-or-treating”. At the end, the children can usually expect to go home with a big bag full of sweets and chocolate, guaranteed to contribute to future tooth decay (and probably a reason why my mouth is full of amalgam).

No doubt I will see some of you at the C.C.C. Halloween Party on the 31st. I’m still not sure what to wear yet, but I’ll think of something soon.
Hope that you are all well and hope to see you soon! We’re always here for you.

James

by chitchatcafe | 2009-10-14 14:42 | 英会話 教師 札幌

90 Yen Sushi!   

On Tuesday my wife and I had a nice date in Chitose.

First we played some rounds of bowling and billiards and later we went to the Taito station, playing guitar and rhythm games. I really like them, especially Rhythm Tengoku!

When we became hungry we ended up in a very nice and cheap sushi restaurant.
I forgot the name, but they are serving salmon and other kinds of sushi for just 90 Yen a plate. So we filled our bellies with many plates of salmon, tuna and salmon negi sushi. Together we ate about 20 plates and paid less than 2.000 Yen. Nice!
It was also a good chance to eat a lot of wasabi again, which I’m really crazy about.

The next day we went to a movie theater close to our house and watched the new “Transformers” movie. We saw the first movie last year on DVD, so we felt it would be nice to see the new part on the big screen. Concerning the action and CGI effects it was a blast but the story was very thin and the last 30 minutes were only one big battle scene, which we felt was too long. So altogether it’s a nice movie, but as most sequels to successful movies it was not as good as the first one.

Matthias

by chitchatcafe | 2009-07-06 17:17 | 英会話 教師 札幌

JUNE   

The weather in Sapporo is horrible. Its summer and it’s nearly raining every single day.

All my friends back home in Malta already started going to the beach and here I am freezing and they are having BBQ’s on the beach too (;_;)……… I miss summer in Malta.

But last week I started my diet and started jogging too. And last week I went to Hokkaido university festival with some friends of mine and we ate a lot of cheap food it was fun and then me and my friends had a home party at my house it was Great!!! We drank a lot…

Five days ago my niece had her birthday and now she is 1 year old but I never saw her, only on pictures. I really want to see her. And as well my cousin’s wife just had baby boy four days ago he is so cute I hope I can see all of my family next March that’s when I am planning to go if nothing goes wrong.

So that’s June I hope the weather will change and I can’t wait for the beer garden next month in Odori Park.

Damian

by chitchatcafe | 2009-06-13 13:50 | 英会話 教師 札幌

Beginners' Table   

今日もとても天気がよく、暖かくて春らしい日でしたね。
カフェにいるのもいいけど、大通り公園で昼寝でもしたい気分でしたが・・・。

週末が天気がいいので行楽日和ですよね。
いいな~

来週からとうとうBeginners' Table を始めます♪

外国人といきなり話すのはドキドキする方、海外旅行へ行く前に少しでも慣れておきたい方、
初級者対象です!

チャットスタッフは私Yukakoです!

月曜・水曜・木曜
14:00~16:00

定員は5名です。

予約受付中です♪

これから英語を始めたい方も是非ご参加ください。
一緒に英語を楽しみましょう!

Yukako

by chitchatcafe | 2009-04-11 17:33 | 英会話 教師 札幌