札幌 アメリカ人 英会話講師 Allen アレン
I'm Allen, from Los Angeles. I came to Japan in 2009, and now I live in Sapporo. I have many hobbies - reading, fencing, archery, riding my bicycle, hiking, and so on.My favorite hobby, though, is studying. I studied many different subjects at University, and before I came to Japan I was a cram school teacher in America. I love math and history, science and literature, economics and psychology; but my favorite subject is linguistics. I like watching people learn, so I always have fun teaching. I'm looking forward to seeing you in my class sometime!
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On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will happen in North America. It is the first total solar eclipse to cross the whole continent in 99 years, and I wanted very much to see it. I have always been fascinated with astronomy and space, and I quite enjoy seeing lunar eclipses when they happen. As you may know, a lunar eclipse is visible from anywhere on Earth (or even in space) where the moon is visible. However, a solar eclipse follows a narrow path across the surface of the Earth, which means that fewer people get to see them. I have never seen a solar eclipse, have you? They seem to be a bit rare in Hokkaido.
I am now looking forward to June 1, 2030, when there will be a solar eclipse visible from right here in Sapporo. That’s less than 13 years from now, so let’s get ready!
A Refreshing Drink
Recently it has been so hot every day – I want to drink something cold and refreshing before going to bed. However, I don’t want to drink sugary sodas, because they are full of empty calories. I don’t want to drink beer because it also has calories, and too much alcohol can make me feel sleepy in the morning. Coffee or tea might keep me awake, milk is not refreshing, and I got tired of mugicha.
Then, I had a great idea. My wife buys powdered vitamin C to use as a supplement. I tried mixing some with about 200 ml of soda water and drinking it with ice. The result was a very refreshing drink with no calories, no caffeine, and no alcohol. It is healthy and delicious, and very cheap to make. I might stop drinking it when autumn comes, but for now, I think I’ll be drinking vitamin c water every night before bed. I wonder what kind of drinks or foods you like to have to help stay cool during the summer.
A student told me recently that most of the population of Japan never gets to see the milky way in the night sky because of light pollution. I think that is probably true, because there is so much illumination here at night that it is difficult to see any stars. Even from my home, which is a little bit outside the city center, it is hard for me to see even a few stars. I usually can only observe planets such as Venus, Mars, and Jupiter, and the moon.
I think having well-lit streets is good for public safety, and most of the light pollution that we deal with here is caused by businesses using illuminated signs for advertising, but I still think it is too bad that most people never get to see the beauty of the night sky. Luckily, here in Sapporo, we are never very far away from the countryside. It’s only a short drive in any direction to find a quiet rural area where we can enjoy gazing at this wonder of nature. I hope we can get the chance to go out and see some beautiful stars before summer is over.