Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Act As an Adult

Today, I had an exam for ESL. I usually do well, but it was difficult this time.

After finishing my exam, I left my class. Someone whom I had never met before came up to me. Then she asked me if the exam was difficult. I told her that it was difficult for me. Then she opened her textbook and asked me to tell her which questions were on the exam.
I was so surprised.
I told her, "I don't like cheating. I'm sorry, but I can't help you."
My college has two same ESL classes which have exactly same subject and teacher, but their schedules are different.
My exam was today, and the other class will have their exam tomorrow.

So she was waiting for someone who would help her to cheat on the exam.

I can't stand cheating.
If she can't score well without cheating, she does not meet this class's level. I think she should take an easier class instead.
And also, she is already an adult, so she should be able to make the right decision. I think it is shameful for an adult to act in such manner.

I can't understand why anyone would cheat.
Is it cultural difference?

Study hard instead of cheating.

 Today's Vocabulary
・do well : よくできる、うまくいく
・score : verb / 得点をとる
・meet : verb / (条件、要件などを)満たす
  ex) This does not meet the requirement for this assignment. 宿題の必須条件を満たしていません。
・come up : phrasal verb / (話をしに)近づく、やって来る
・shameful : adjective / 恥ずべき
・cultural difference : 文化的な違い

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Watching Youtube Insted of Reading Fashion Magazine

I like watching youtube.
I've subscribed to some youtube channels.

I especially like beauty and fashion channels.

These two videos are my favorits.
I have been inspired about fashion by them.

When I lived in Japan, I used to buy fashion magazines every month.
I really enjoyed reading them.
But here in the U.S., Japanese fashion magazines are quite expensive.
Each magazine costs about $6 in Japan, but it costs about $15 in the U.S.
So, I can't afford to buy these.

One day, I found that there are so many fashion channels on youtube.
From that time, I've been watching.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Coach Candies

Yesterday, I got mint candies at Coach with my purchase for free.

It tasted awful. :(

Many kinds of American candies have mint flavor.
I am not still get used to it.
I don't like mint chocolate and mint candies, even though I like mint chewing gum.

For me, Japanese candies are the best.

This is my entries related to my Coach shopping.

 Today's Vocabulary
・for free : 無料で

Sunday, November 27, 2011

I Got a Wallet for My Sister

I went to Cabazon premium outlet to buy a wallet for my sister.
When I arrived there at 5 p.m., many customers were leaving. So it was not too crowded, there were still many customers though. I thought I was late to go there, but it was for the best.

A wallet which I bought for my sister was originally $188, but it was on sale for $62.

I wasn't planning on buying something for myself, but I did.
A bag which I bought was so adorable. I really like it.
It was originally $358, but it was on sale for $132.

Also I bought a hat for $12.49 (was $24.99) and boots for $73 (was $ 168).

I bought so many stuff.
I should save money for a while...

     This is my entries related to my Coach shopping.

      My entries related to Premium Outlets Hauls can be seen here.

     My entries related to my shopping can be seen here.

 Today's Vocabulary
・It's all for the best. / It's for the best. : 結果オーライ
・It was originally $_ , but it was on sale for $_. : 定価$_ですが、セールで$_でした。
・plan on doing : phrasal verb / ~するつもりである、~する計画である

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Still Haven't Finished...

I always wanted to organize my room.

Finally, I started to do it.
I threw away some of my stuff  and moved them.

Now my room looks better than before.

But I still haven't finished it yet.
Maybe next week. :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Holiday Present

Most of stores in the U.S. are having sale today.

I went to Mitsuwa Market to get box to pack holiday gift for my family.
It cost $ 60 to send to Japan.
It was very expensive.

There was no big sale in Japanese supermarket even though Black Friday.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Turkey Day!

I'm cooking a roast turkey now.
My roast turkey I cooked last year was quite good.
I hope it will turn out just as well this year. :)

Happy Turkey Day!

 Today's Vocabulary
・turn out : phrasal verb ~になる、~に成り行く
               ex) Everything turned out all right. 万事うまくいった

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I Don't Have Enough Time

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. So I'm going to soak my turkey in salt water tonight.

But I realized that I have a test next Wednesday. I thought I have another week until my test...
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day.
Then, the next day is Black Friday.
Then, the next day is Saturday.
Then, the next day is Sunday.
I usually avoid studying during holiday, but in this time I really should study for my test...

Oh, nooooo

I don't have enough time.

 Today's Vocabulary
・soak ~ in salt water : ~を塩水に漬ける
・have another week : もう1週間ある

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Every Day

I'm going to write on my blog about my daily life, my opinion and so on. I mean it will be every thing.

And also I'm going to do it EVERY DAY.
Sometimes it might be short sentence though.

The most important thing for my blog is writing something everyday.

I hope I will continue this for at least a year.

I think I can do it. :)

It's a Piece of Cake!

Last night, I was thinking about making my blog.

Why do I make it?
Just because it might help me improve my English.

First it would be difficult for me but a year later from now, I'd like to say,
" It's a piece of cake!"

Okay, let's get started!