札幌STEP UPの カナダ人 英会話講師 Joe ジョー
My name is Joe and I’m from a small, northern city in Canada. I’ve always been interested in Japan, so that’s why I came here to teach English. I’ve lived in Japan for over nine years now. I’ve taught in Fukushima Prefecture and Hokkaido (Obihiro and Kushiro). I love Japanese food.I want to learn how to cook Japanese food but it’s very difficult for me. I also want to study more Japanese. My goal is to become fluent in both spoken and written Japanese. I think Sapporo is a great place to live! There are lots of fun and interesting things to do in and around the city. Let`s chat when you come to STEP UP!
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Last weekend I went to Maruyama Park with a friend to go for a walk around the park. When we got to the park, we decided to go up Maruyama Mountain instead. I wasn’t wearing the proper clothes or shoes, but we went anyway. It’s one kilometer from the foot of the mountain to the top and the path is not so steep. It took about 30 minutes to reach the top. It was a great day and the view was amazing. We could see the entire city of Sapporo from the top.
This is a hike that I can recommend to almost anyone. You don’t need any special equipment or shoes, so it’s a very good place to go to when you just want to get some light exercise and fresh air. Fall is coming, so let’s enjoy hiking up Maruyama Mountain this year to see the fall leaves!
The Step Up summer holiday is coming soon. I’m looking forward to my trip back to Canada. It’s been three years since I last went back to my hometown, so I’m sure many things have changed and everyone has grown a little older. The problem I always have when I go back to my hometown is what souvenirs to buy everyone. I have a very big family, so if I were to buy souvenirs for each person, the number would be more than 20. So I usually buy a lot of small things and also a lot of Japanese snacks. Of course Japanese traditional crafts and alcohol are also good souvenirs, however, they are difficult to take home and a little expensive. If you are going overseas and are unsure what to buy as souvenirs for people, I recommend senbei (rice crackers). Senbei is delicious, light and everyone likes it! That’s what I will take home when I go back to Canada this summer!
Fighting the bugs!
One of my hobbies is growing different kinds of plants, both inside my apartment and outside on my balcony. I have many plants growing on my balcony. It’s fun to watch them grow and change over the summer months, but on the other hand, it’s also a bit of a hassle: I have to water them regularly or they dry out and die. Recently, many bugs came to my balcony and ate many of the leaves on my plants. Some of my plants even died. I was so shocked and sad about that. I found some ideas on the web to try and get rid of the bugs and gave them a try. Now my plants are growing well again and are getting bigger and bigger day by day. The Internet is an amazing source of information!