The weather in Osaka has been absolutely beautiful for the past week and there are signs of spring everywhere. Just yesterday when I was visiting the neighborhood supermarket, I saw a sparrow’s nest with a trio of hatchlings. Their heads were all fuzzy, poking up above the rim of the nest as they waited for their mother to feed them.
Me being a Canadian, you may have guessed that I love hockey. It is a popular Canadian stereotype that Canadians are born to like it; and in fact, many people in Canada do enjoy the game of hockey, especially this time of year. But like most stereotypes, it doesn’t hold true for everyone.
While humans move and gesture in their own unique way, the same holds true for animals.
This dog is leaping into the air to catch the frisbee. Can you picture a human moving like this? No? Me neither. 続きを読む
The Yotsubashi Area
Yotsubashi is one of my favorite areas of Osaka City.
It’s s a stylish area that has many nice cafes and stylish shops.
It’s easily accessible from Shinsaibashi or Namba.
Humans live in apartments, houses, mansions and sometimes even offices.
Animals too, live in many different types of homes. For example, wild rabbits live in burrows.
Here are some common places animals sleep:
I went ice skating in Namba. This was only my second time.
The last time I went skating a friend fell over and hit their head, so I was very careful this time.
I am a terrible skater and I was afraid of slipping and injuring myself.
I nearly slipped 10 times, but I regained my balance every time.
There were old people skating effortlessly. There were also some kids that were amazing.
Seeing them skate well made me feel worse.
I got to see the ice resurfacer resurface the rink. I skated afterwards, it was really smooth, however it was more difficult for me, but I managed to get home in one piece.
Fun Fact: Canadians call an ice resurfacer a Zamboni
Vocabulary & Expressions:
Effortlessly (Adverb): 作業などを苦もなく
He played the piano effortlessly.
One Piece : 無事に
I came from judo in one piece.
An Ice resurfacer (Noun):
The ice resurfacer polished the ice rink.
Slip (Verb): 滑る
I slipped on a banana
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Cute Cats and the Present Progressive Tense
The cat is wearing a slice of bread…
When we talk about pictures we use the present progressive tense.
Describing pictures is good practice. You should try describing the pictures below.
Here are some of my examples: