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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Moving in Japan
Recently I moved to a new apartment. I’ve been thinking about moving for a while, but finally made the decision. It’s difficult to find a new place to live, and it’s also risky. You never know how much the utilities are going to cost until you’ve lived there for a while. But for the time being, I’m happy with my decision and I’m happy with new home.
With that being said, I would just like to say that moving in Japan is a much bigger hassle than it needs to be. And the cost is unbelievable. In Canada, we only need to pay a damage deposit and the first months rent (sometimes the last month’s rent too) and we can move in with no other documentation. In Japan, however, you need to do a lot and pay a lot just to move. And after that, there are still things that need to be done and settled. “Moving” truly is a big business in Japan!
Sapporo Autumn Festival
This year I went to the Sapporo Autumn Fest to enjoy some drinks and food with my friends. We walked from one end to the other! The park was lined with food stalls, drink stalls, dessert stalls and booths on a number of towns in Hokkaido which were promoting their respective area’s food, history and culture. It seems that each year the Autumn Festival grows in size and popularity. I had a lot of really good food there, probably because I carefully selected each place that I ate at. The one downfall to the Autumn Festival is the cost. The food is too expensive for outdoor festival and should be cheaper in my opinion.
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!