Sunday, December 10, 2017

Whey to Prevent the Flu


With flu (インフレンザ) season starting in many areas, many people are thinking about getting a flu shot (ワクチン). However, another way of boosting your body’s immune system is by drinking whey protein. And there are no needles 💉involved, either.

John
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Sunset on Mt. Tateyama



            (Same picture minus the omnipresent telephone wires you'll find everywhere in Japan.)

Sunset (日の入り) on the Tateyama Mountain Range. That was awesome (最高). It was cold and windy outside, but many supermarket shoppers stopped to watch it in the parking lot (駐車場).

John
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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Spoiled Tamaちゃん


Tamaちゃん is more than a little spoiled (ワガママ). She always expects me to open the kitchen window first thing in the morning. But when it’s -2 degrees C (28 degrees F), no way (ムリ)!

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Sleet!


In winter, sometimes it snows ❄️; sometimes it rains ☔️; and sometimes it does both. When it’s an icy rain, we call it sleet (霙). In fact (実は), it’s sleeting right now. Watch out for icy roads (アイスーバン)!

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Let's Change Two Cars' Snow Tires... Not!




I won’t be able to see the new Pearl Jam movie since it isn’t playing in my area of Japan, but I enjoyed listening to their music as I changed my wife’s car’s snow tires. Let’s change two cars’ snow tires! (Hmm, just as I thought [やっぱり], I’d rather be watching their movie than changing tires. 😞)

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

♪ Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! ♪


I was surprised to wake up to the first snowfall of the year this morning. Four hours later, the snow has already begun to melt (溶ける).

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Monday, December 4, 2017

♪ It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ♪


🎵 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎄🎶 at English impact. Tinsel (キラキラ) is not just for Christmas trees. It also looks good around houseplants. Have you started decorating your home or office? 

John
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