ステップアップ-STEP UP・イギリス人講師 Kim キム
Hi, my name is Kim. I'm from Lincoln in England. I studied Economics and Math at Manchester University and graduated in 2004. I moved to Japan for a new adventure. I love Sapporo because there is always something to do. In winter I can snowboard and in summer I can wakeboard, Sapporo has the perfect climate! When I'm not doing sports I like to study Japanese and Japanese cooking, However I don't seem to be getting any better at either of them! So if you have any tips, let me know.
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Collections and hobbies
Hello everyone. Today I was thinking about what my hobby was. In UK when we ask someone “What is your hobby?” usually is means a collection or a craft or something on those lines. I would have to say my hobby is probably shamisen. When I was younger I collected lots of things; like Pokamon cards, coins, and model airplanes. I think as we get older, we have less time to spend on hobbies. So I asked myself “Do hobbies change as we get older?” I definitely think yes. When I was younger, I did a lot of things to pass time but nowadays I want to be mentally engaged in what I am doing. Of course I have always loved sports, so without thinking about sports some of my newer hobbies are; gardening, cooking/baking, DIY, painting and reading. Maybe Muhammad Ali said it best: Anyone who believes the same things in his 40’s that he did in his 20’s has wasted 20 years of his life. You change. That’s what you do. Life changes you.
Hello everyone! Today I want to talk about Sherlock, a British TV series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle`s Sherlock Holmes detective stories. I just love the TV show, particularly because I love Benedict Cumberbatch (could he have a more British name!) and Martin Freeman. To me, Sherlock should be quite a weird character and Cumberbatch plays him amazingly. I sometimes watch the American TV show “Elementary”. In this TV show Dr Watson is played by a woman which is interesting. If I am honest, I do not like the dynamic between Sherlock and a female Watson. The thing I love about the BBC version and the American version is that both put Sherlock in modern times. The original Doyle character has been changed to fit modern times which makes me feel more involved in the story. Both series expand and modernize the work of Doyle. However I think Elementary takes the characters to an almost unrecognizable place, which I have a problem with. I love how the British version keeps the core of Doyle`s character and twists it just enough to be pure genius. Some people love Elementary but I am 100% team BBC for the more faithful adaptation. Whichever version of this amazing book you like, please keep watching it.
Hello everyone! I want to talk about gardening again. I do not have a green finger and my colleagues have been so lovely in helping me out about gardening. I didn’t know the difference between Rosemary and Sage. I wondered to myself how does everyone else know this? I grew up in England surrounded by beautiful gardens and amazing nature, how have I lived this long without knowledge of herb gardens. It made me a little sad, I guess. When I was a child, my parents didn’t really use fresh herbs in their dishes. I actually didn’t know anyone who had a herb garden. A rose garden? They were everywhere but herbs, nothing. It makes me sad that recently some British people actually don’t use that many fresh ingredients in their cooking. I read an article that stated a lot British people relied on convenient, precooked, frozen meals from the supermarket (they are much cheaper and quicker than buying fresh ingredients) however I want to cook with only fresh ingredients so this weekend I am going to work on my herb garden. If I make something impressive, I`ll show you guys a photo in a couple of weeks. Wish me luck!!!!