Christmas is just around the corner, which is a great holiday for eating cake, opening presents, and…..watching movies!!!続きはクリック♪
Archives for December2011
- The nearer the church, the farther from God – 坊主の不信心
- As you sow, so you reap – 身から出た錆
- Easier said than done – 言うわけ易く、行うは難し
- Faith can move mountains - 愚考山を移す
- Absence makes the heart grow fonder – なくてぞ人は恋しかりける続きはクリック♪
Christmas is an important time for most people in New Zealand. For everyone, it is a chance to take a week or two off from their job to spend time with their family and friends.続きはクリック♪
DMA had it’s first outdoor adventure day!!
Noel, Peter and 4 students went to Mt. Takao to see the Autumn foliage!!
As we climbed up the mountain the temperature dropped, until it became a bit nippy, but the walking and good conversation soon warmed us up! We talked about island nations like the UK, which is known for it’s fog and smog!
It was the peak weekend to visit Mt. Takao, so there were a lot of people everywhere, which meant we couldn’t take the cable car up the mountain.
When we climbed up the steep slopes we saw a lot of cedar, Gingko and Japanese maple trees, we also saw small shops selling food such as sesame dumplings.
At the temples we saw smoke which drifted onto us. People usually try to cover themselves in the smoke to cast away evil spirits.
At the peak we stood and ate for a while; rice balls, oden and sandwiches were on the menu for us!
Once we were fed and watered we started to walk down, and on the way took over a few people who were walking very slowly; we thought about offering them piggybacks!
Although we planned to take the cable car down, we gave up when we saw the long line!
It was too much of a hassle to wait, so we just walked to the bottom! Luckily none of us had any blisters!
Overall we had a great time and I look forward to our next trip!
There are less people than before. 前回より参加者は少なかった。
The smoke drifted on to me. 煙が私にかかってきた。
Island nations 島国
Let’s stand and eat 座ってご飯を食べましょう。
A hassle 面倒くさい
Japanese maple tree もみじ 紅葉（momiji）
The temperature is dropping 気温が下がっている
Take over 前の～を抜かす
Get past them 抜かす
to cast away evil sprits 厄払いする
cedar tree 杉の木
cable car ケーブルカー
sesame dumpling ごま団子
Foliage (uncountable noun) 葉
Autumn Leaves 紅葉
To be fed and watered (expression) よく食べた
Gingko nut ぎんなん
A piggyback おんぶ 肩車