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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Summer is the season for barbecues! Many people both in Japan and North America love having BBQs. But did you know that North American style BBQs are very different from Japanese style BBQs? I’d like to explain the differences in these styles in this diary entry.
- In North America people often cook food on a propane gas BBQ. These grills are usually very large and can cook a lot of food at once. That is very different from the Japanese charcoal grills that are often smaller and can only cook a limited amount of meat at one time.
- There is usually only one cook in charge of the BBQ in North America. This person does all the cooking and brings the food to the table once it’s cooked. In Japan, however, there are usually many people cooking food over the grill at once.
- Typically, only large pieces of meat, such as steaks, fish and full corn cobs, are cooked on the North American BBQ. In Japan, on the other hand, only small, thinly cut pieces of meat and quarter-cut corn cobs are cooked on the grill.
- Finally, in North America people wait until all the food is cooked before sitting down and enjoying a meal together at a table, whereas in Japan the meat is eaten as it is cooked. Japanese BBQs often last hours! But in North America, once the food is cooked, the barbecuing is finished.
I hope you have a lot of fun BBQs over the summer! Enjoy while you can: Hokkaido summers are too short!
Nowadays, social media is a very important tool for communication. Nearly everything and everyone is connected to social media somehow. However, other than Line and Facebook, I don’t really use social media that much. I sometimes read comments, but hardly ever post anything. Recently Instagram has become very popular and Twitter is also still going strong. Although I have accounts for both of these applications, I have never actually used them. I find it time-consuming and I’m also not really interested in them. Nevertheless, I still believe that social media is very important and helps shape the news, culture and many other aspects of life.
Throughout your life you will experience changes in the different things you like. Your taste in music, clothes and friends may completely change. Of course, your taste in food will also probably change.
When I first came to Japan, I really didn’t like raw oysters. I liked them steamed, grilled and fried, but the taste and texture of raw oysters were not good for me. I tried raw oysters a few times in the first few years I was in Japan but disliked them every time. After about ten years of avoiding eating raw oysters, I decided to try them once again at a restaurant famous for oysters. Believe it or not, I really liked them! This only proves that a person’s taste changes over time. I still like steamed, grilled and fried oysters better, but now I can also enjoy them raw.