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May 2018 Chat Event Topic & Schedule

Topic: タイムトラベル Time Travel

Date:2018/05/25 15:00 (Japan Time)

Level: Beginner2, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate


Itaya sensei's remarks:

もしタイムトラベルができるとしたら、あなたは過去へ行きたいですか? 未来へ行きたいですか?

If you could travel through time, would you like to go to the past?
Or would you like to travel to the future?

Topic: 捨てずにリサイクル
Recycle without throwing things away

Date: 2018/5/29 21:00 (Japan Time)

Level: Intermediate, Advanced


Hachiyama sensei's remarks:


Recycling is what we call re-using things that have become old from use or renewing things without throwing them away.
What do you recycle at home?

Teacher Itaya's comment May 2018



The question, "If you could travel through time, would you like to go to the past?Or would you like to travel to the future?" came up in a movie I watched the other day and it made me think about it.
I know that it's virtually impossible, but...If I could go back to the past, I would go back and warn my Junior High School aged self to "Study harder".
And if I could go to the future, then I would confirm the day that I die, return to the present and make sure that I tell my family and friends, "Thank you everything you've done for me until now" before that day comes.
How about you?

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Teacher Hachiyama's comment May 2018


私は、お菓子が入っているかわいい空き缶やデザートが入っているきれいなガラスの容器などがなかなか捨てられません。 よく洗えば、ペンたてや小物入れなどに使えるからです。

I cannot throw away the beautiful glass containers in which some deserts come in, nor the cute empty cans in which Japanese sweets come in. If I wash them well, I can use them as pen stands and small object holders.
I also cut off the legs of jeans that I can no longer wear and use them as accessory cases.
Before I throw things away, I think to myself, "I might be able to use this in another way." And although it is of no use now, I cannot bring myself to throw it away.
So my closets are full of empty vessels waiting for their turns.

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