Last weekend, I went to Awaji Island, southwest of Kobe. I was able to cross the Akashi Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world. The view of Kobe was great!
While on Awaji Island, I went to Yume Butai, a building designed by Tadao Ando, a famous Japanese architect. There is a great botanical garden with many orchids at Yume Butai. I could stop and smell the roses, or in this case, smell the orchids!
This week, I talked with my students at Smith’s Eikaiwa Fukushima (スムス英会話福島) about Awaji. I teach florists, garden designers, and travel enthusiasts, so each student had their own experience with this part of Japan. It’s so much fun to share these stories!
Hello! Chiharu from Otsu here. This is my latest blog post. "How to enjoy and have a better conversation." I grew up wondering whether my ideas, thoughts and questions were too eccentric because people around me did not show much interest in them. I have been trying to understand what "a better conversation" is for a long time. 大津校のChiharuです。「英会話レッスンで楽しく会話を続ける方法」という記事を書きました。１３歳でアメリカ短期留学に挑戦するまでは、周囲の人たちとの会話が続かない理由は、私の考えや質問が変だからだ、私が変わっているからだといつも思っていました。会話をどうしたらもっと楽しめるのか？私の探究は続きます。https://smithweb.co.jp/2018/05/英会話レッスンで楽しく会話を続ける方法/ ... See MoreSee Less