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.
There are many things that change along with the month and season. For example, the amount of pollen has drastically increased, and with it the number of hay fever sufferers. What else changes as we enter the spring season?
Many people make the mistake of using the word countryside as an adjective. It’s actually a noun and is commonly used like this, “My grandfather lives in the countryside.” If you want to describe the type of place your grandfather lives in – with an adjective – you’ll probably want to say, “My grandfather lives in a very rural neighborhood.”
What makes winter magical and exciting? Snow! Aside from the fact that it is cold and wet, what do you know about snow?
Snow: Interesting facts 続きを読む
I’ve compiled 2 lists of popular Christmas songs to listen to while enjoying a delicious turkey (or KFC chicken) dinner. The first list will be more modern with upbeat songs that can really get you in the celebrating mood. The second will contain classics from way back when that have easy-to-memorize lyrics.
Modern songs: 続きを読む
Rabbits are extremely cute, fluffy creatures with big puffy tails and long floppy ears. Who doesn’t love rabbits? The 4th Saturday in September just happens to be International Rabbit Day – a day where people learn more about rabbits and how to protect and care for them. (In some countries, International Rabbit Day is celebrated on the Sunday instead of the Saturday)
So, in preparation for International Rabbit Day, let’s learn more about rabbits in English!