Summer Times

August 22, 2011

Hello again.

How are you? We had a warm few weeks but feel a little cooler these days. Is Fall almost here?

Of course, the summer is hot and humid here in Kyoto, but we also have many fun things to do.

Lake Biwa is nearby, shopping downtown (around Shijo and Kawaramachi) is always fun to see all kinds of people and to get a cool iced coffee, fireworks , street festivals like Gion Matsuri, and outdoor activities like hiking and cycling are all popular in Japan. What is your favorite summer activity?

Of course, we are often too tired to enjoy all that stuff. Seeing a movie in an air-conditioned theater, soaking in a nice hot spring (onsen) and relaxing at a Japanese style inn (ryokan) or just staying home and watching some TV are a nice ways to unwind. It is also fun to play video games with friends and families!

Arima-onsen was a fun trip for Kaho and I  this Summer.

We stayed there one night and enjoyed the “Gold” bath, great traditional Japanese meals and wearing yukatas.

 

Thanks for reading!

来週からまたひとことクイズにもどります!!

– Andy and Kaho

Fireworks!

August 10, 2011

Hello, everyone. Everyone is so hot these days. Hope you are staying cool.

This week we are not doing the weekly quiz as usual.

今週もとっさのひとこと英会話クイズはお休みいたします。

Instead we want to show a little video slideshow of our weekend.

そのかわり、先週末に行った花火大会のビデオクリップをご覧ください。

 We had a rare chance to see some beautiful fireworks from a friend’s apartment in Osaka.

大阪に住んでいる友達の家から、とてもすばらしい花火を見る機会に恵まれました。

He has a wonderful view of the annual Yodogawa Fireworks Festival. Please enjoy!

淀川の花火大会です。

(Next week due to the Summer vacation, Obon yasumi, we will not be posting a new blog. Have a safe and fun vacation! See you after the 24th!)

来週はお盆休みのため、ブログはおやすみいたします。また24日以降にお会いしましょう!

素敵な夏休みを!!

Hello! How are you? We are doing fine. 🙂

This year we started a special kid’s program for summer. We planned some unique activities and games, and try to do everything in English!

今年から夏休みの子供向けのプログラムをはじめました。楽しいアクティビティーやゲームなどを企画して、全部英語で行おうと考えています。

Here are a few photos from what we did on Tuesday!

火曜日のプログラムから、何枚か写真を載せました!

Because of the special program we will not be writing a regular blog. Thank you for checking our blog and for your understanding.

この特別プログラムのために、今週は「とっさのひとこと英会話」はお休みさせていただきます。チェックしてくださり、ありがとうございます。

ご理解、感謝いたします。

– Andy and Kaho

The English Bakery

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