英語の日記をつければ英会話は上達する！初心者でも読める日記シリーズ。(第18回：10月23日 ~ 10月29日)
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Monday, October 23 “Typhoon and stomachache”
I had a stomachache for 2 days. I thought about the reason why. Last Saturday, I ate breakfast and the egg was a bit raw. Also, I hardly eat breakfast. I usually only eat two meals a day, lunch and early dinner. I think my stomach was surprised when I ate breakfast.
I also realized that when there’s something wrong with my body, I get really sleepy. Therefore, on Sunday, I went to bed around 9:00 am. Sunday was when the typhoon came. When I woke up next morning, the typhoon was gone and the weather was beautiful. Also, my stomach was feeling better.
Sometimes, you just need to let your body rest and everything will turn out ok.
The egg was a bit raw. (卵が半熟だった。)
I hardly eat breakfast. (滅多に朝ごはんは食べない。)
There’s something wrong. (何かがおかしい。)
turn out 「結果〜になる。」
Everything will turn out ok (全て結果オーライ。)
Wednesday, October 25th ”Am I a minimalist?”
Right now, I’m trying to simplify my life so I can focus on work. This month, I got rid of a lot of things. I feel life is short and sometimes when you have too many things both physically and emotionally you lose focus.
I feel I’m becoming a minimalist. ( ミニマリストとは？) I really like this idea. In Japan, every turn of the season, we have to change our wardrobe (衣替え). I used to do this but it just seems like a waste of time for me. Therefore, I decided to simplify my life by keeping all of my clothes in one place. When my clothes get old, I’ll just throw it away and buy new ones.
Sometimes I feel like I’m becoming like a monk. Maybe, I’ll soon look like クリリン。
I feel like I’m becoming like a monk. (自分がお坊さんのようになっていると感じる。)
Thursday, October 26th “Handing out flyers”
This morning I started handing out flyers of my night course. I was standing in front of the station exit at 7:00 am. Actually, I kind of enjoy handing out flyers. I say “おはようございます!!!! Eikaiwa school です。” I say it pretty loudly so they hear me. I have eye contact with some people and when I hand the flyer, they don’t take it. I think, “Why did you make eye contact with me??!!” Some people don’t look at me but suddenly they stick out their hand to get the flyer. I think, “why didn’t you make eye contact!!??” It’s a real challenge to hand out flyers. I have fun, though.
This time I hired a young college girl to help me hand out the flyer. She’s really cute and she doesn’t have to say anything but people take the flyer. I’m almost yelling at the top of my voice but many people don’t even look at me. I really feel that the world is tough toward Ojisan but nice to young cute girls. Maybe tomorrow, I’ll try wearing a skirt and see if people will be more kind toward me. 🙂
handing out flyers 「配る」
This morning I started handing out flyers of my night course. (夜のコースのチラシを今朝配り始めた。)
I hired a young college girl. (若い女子大学生を雇った。)
I’m almost yelling at the top of my voice. (あらん限りの声を張り上げて言う)
Saturday, October 28th
Many of my students know that I’m hooked on Netflix. Netflix is a site where you can see movies and dramas. Many of my students are also hooked on Netflix too!
From time to time, I introduce movies or dramas that I see on Netflix. Right now, I’m into watching a drama called “Strangers Things.”
In the drama, there are kids who get into serious trouble. They have to solve a mystery on their own. Once you start watching it, you won’t be able to stop watching it. So make sure you don’t have anything important to do when you start watching it.
The kids are really cute and it reminds me of my own childhood. I used to ride my bicycles with my friends just like the kids in the drama. It brings back good memories.
I definitely recommend that you get Netflix and check it out.
hooked on 「はまる」
I’m hooked on Netflix. (Netflixにはまっています。)
time to time 「時々」
From time to time, I introduce movies or dramas. (時々、映画やドラマを紹介しています。)
I’m into 「〜に夢中だ」
I’m into watching a drama. (ドラマに夢中だ。)
reminds me 「思い出させる」
It reminds me of my own childhood. (自分の子供時代を思い出させる。)
It brings back good memories 「懐かしい、思い出が込み上げてくる」