Friday, October 13, 2006

Show 163 Friday 13 October

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ハイ、沙羅です。 ザ・デイリー・イングリッシュ・ショーです。
Hi, I’m Sarah and this is The Daily English Show.

Today I thought I’d do the introduction in Japanese for a bit of a change.

Today I’d like to say hello to all the people from Japan who watch the show.

And hello to all the people who are part of The Daily English Show community on mixi.

ザ・デイリー・イングリッシュ・ショーのミクシィ・コミュニティーは現在(げんざい)、586名いらっしゃいます。 ワォ。
There are now 586 people in the daily English show mixi community. Wow.

ミクシィユーザーの皆さんから数多く(かずおおく)の暖(あたた)かいメッセージをいただいております。 とてもうれしいです。 ありがとうございます。
A lot of people from mixi have sent me really nice messages. Thank you very much!
I always enjoy hearing from you.

I’ll read you a bit of a message I got recently from Hiratsu from Mixi.

I’m now living in the States but my English study isn’t going that well and my conversation ability is not as good I want it to be. I’m definitely going to watch this program as part of my English study. It’s important to enjoy yourself while studying isn’t it?

The Daily English Showで英語の勉強をしている方からのメッセージをいただくと本当にうれしいです。 ありがとうございます。
I’m really happy to hear that people are enjoying studying with The Daily English Show.

これからもThe Daily English Showをどうぞよろしくお願いします。
Thank you very much.


Kia Ora, this is Stick News. People all over the world are battling internet addictions. And in Japan the latest condition to raise concern is called mixi chudoku or addiction to mixi.

Mixi is the most popular social networking site in Japan.
The name comes from the English words “!” and “mix” referring to the idea that people mix with each other using the service.
It’s similar to MySpace – with a few differences. To join mixi you need to be invited.
Unlike MySpace, the layout of the page layout can’t be changed.
And mixi has a function called “ashimoto” or footprints. This allows users to see who has visited their page.
Mixi started in April 2004. It now has over 6 million members.
There are almost 1 million communities on mixi. A mixi community is a kind of online forum that any member can start.
The average time users spend on the site is 5 hours a week.
But some members spend up to 8 hours a day on mixi.

Among those suffering from OSNA (online social networking addiction) is the producer of The Daily English Show.
But according to her doctor she’s making excellent progress and yesterday even left the house and spent several hours communicating face-to-face with a live human.
And that was Stick News for Friday the 13th of October.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
# 109 Is it easy to join?

Tom and Sarah talk about Mixi.
Step 1: Repeat Tom’s lines.
Step 2: Read Tom’s lines on the screen and talk to Sarah.

Sarah Do you use mixi?

Tom No, what’s mixi?

Sarah It’s a social networking site, like MySpace. It’s really popular.

Tom Is it easy to join?

Sarah Yeah, it’s easy if you can read Japanese. You have to be invited to join though.

Tom Invited? Who by?

Sarah Um, by anyone ... by someone who is already a member. I’ll send you an invitation if you like.

Tom OK.


Music on the show used with permission from Jamendo.

Today's questionanswer music:

Artist: Saelynh
Album: Sensation electronique
Track: Toucher
music at jamendo

Read about mixi here or here