I just came back from PIERROT, a hair salon where I get my haircuts. The owner owns 3 shops. I go to the one in Tsukaguchi http://www.hair-magic.co.jp/salons/honten/index.php .
It’s less than 10 minutes by bicycle from my school, Smith’s Tsukaguchi School http://www.smithweb.co.jp/school/tsukaguchi.shtml .
The staff there is very friendly and the service is great. They let me put a Smith’s poster on their wall, which was very nice of them. The owner cuts my hair himself and my cuts are always excellent. Today he asked me the difference between “born” and “bone”. He knew the meanings, but they sounded the same when he would say them. I showed him how to correctly pronounce “born”, focusing on the pronunciation of “r”. He repeated it several times and got it. Once he knew how to pronounce “born” correctly, it didn’t sound like “bone” anymore. I am happy that I could help him with his English pronunciation.