Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Show 606 Wednesday 9 January

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Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.
I’m back here at Saison Club. We do the show here every Wednesday. This bar I’m now, you can see the bar behind me, is called SYNX. It’s spelt s-y-n-x.
And we are organizing an event here every Thursday night. It’s called Thursdays at SYNX. We had the first event last Thursday and it’s a lot of fun. There’s this space here, and the room back there, there’s a pool table and karaoke. There’s a fire right there.
And I’m the bartender, so if you come on Thursdays, I can make you a drink. It’s a lot of fun being behind the bar again. I used to do that in New Zealand and back in Nagoya too.


The furnitures are nice. x
The furniture is nice.

* furniture is an uncountable noun.
You can't say: furnitures.
You can say: a piece of furniture, two pieces of furniture, a lot of furniture etc.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today Tokyo Disneyland has cancelled all of its parades for safety inspections after some planets suddenly crashed to the ground.

Tokyo Disneyland is a theme park in Chiba, Japan. It was the first Disney park to be built outside of the United States and was opened on April 15, 1983.
Yesterday many parents and children were watching a parade near the Cinderella Castle at the center of the park when suddenly some plastic planets crashed to the ground.
The planets weighed 300 kilograms and were on a float in the parade. The crash occurred after the column which was supporting the planets gave way.
Kyodo News reported that no one was injured in the accident.

And that was Stick News for Wednesday 9th of January.
Kia Ora.

at Niseko Weiss

Thanks to Masa

What do you do?

In winter I work here as a snowmobile instructor and snow tour staff member.

Where do you live?

I’m originally from Tokyo, but my wife is from near here so three years ago we made the decision to move here.

What do you think of Niskeo?

ニセコは空気も山もキレイで、何と言っても今日みたいな天気の日は空がキレイですね。 なかなか日本でも珍しいキレイな空だと思います。

In Niseko the air and the mountains are beautiful. Especially on days like today when the weather is good, the sky is really beautiful. I think the sky here is more beautiful than most places in Japan.

Where are most of the customers from?

こちらはアジアからとかオーストラリアの方が多くて、私個人的に旅好き人好きなので、旅行に出なくても、とても満足して暮らしています。 皆さん来て下さい!

We have many customers from Asia and Australia. I myself really enjoy traveling and meeting people so living here I feel satisfied even if I don’t travel. Everyone please visit Niseko!

conversations with sarah
#366 What time’s dinner tonight?

Step 1: Repeat Sarah’s lines.
Step 2: Read Sarah’s lines and talk to Amy.

Sarah What time’s dinner tonight?

Amy Um, dinner’s from 5:30 until 8 o’clock.

Sarah Is it possible to have it any later than that?

Amy Um, it might be possible, but I will have to call the kitchen for you and check.

Sarah Um, we didn’t get any clean towels today ...

Amy Oh, OK, ah, the house cleaners don’t come every day, but if you need some clean towels, I can get them for you now.

Sarah OK then, can we have two clean towels please.

Amy Yep, sure, no problem.

Sarah What time does the shuttle bus leave in the morning?

Amy It leaves at 9 o’clock and 9:30 in the morning and returns at 4:40.

Sarah Where does it go?

Amy It goes to Hirafu gondola.

Sarah If we want to go to another area, can it take us there?

Amy Our drop off point is Hirafu gondola and from there you can access all the other mountains because the chairlifts are all interlinked.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures


show start
artist: BrunoXe
album: aprendiendo desde 2004
track: Mandrake
from: Jerez, Spain
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

wednesday mistake start
artist: Silence
album: Encre
track: Plume
from: Bruxelles, Belgium
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

the snow report start
artist: Olga Scotland
album: Scotland Yard
track: Absolute
from: Moscow, Russia
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: San Sebastian
track: Happy Sad
artist site

qa start
artist: ioeo
album: Groovetracks
tracks: groovetracks ending
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: BrunoXe
album: aprendiendo desde 2004
track: Chill Out
from: Jerez, Spain
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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