Monday, December 21, 2009

#1132 Haya-san From Niseko, Japan, Christmas Divorce Vouchers Sold In UK

Show 1132 Monday 21 December
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Hi I'm Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
Today’s guest is Haya-san.
He is originally from a place called Iwamizawa in Hokkaido in Japan and he moved to Niseko 16 years ago.

Haya-san is a big fan of The Daily English Show and he is the last guest on show for 2009 and he was also the last person to be interviewed on the yellow couch in Japan.

The first question I asked him was: What do you do?

I work for Sapporo TOYOPET. I’m a car salesperson.
I sell … is … something. New car, old car, ah, used car … New car, used car and insurance, car check and, ah, fix.


Lloyd Platt and Company is a family and divorce law firm in the UK.
Reuters reported they were selling Christmas gift vouchers for a half-hour session with a divorce lawyer.
According to the founder of the law firm, Christmas tends to be a particularly stressful time for families, with a huge rise in people seeking advice each January.

And that was Stick News for Monday the 21st of December.
Kia ora.

conversations with sarah
#719 What car do you drive?

Step 1: Read Sarah’s lines.
Step 2: Repeat Sarah's lines and talk to Haya-san.

Sarah How long have you been working for Toyota?

Haya-san 23 years.

Sarah Why did you choose that job?

Haya-san I like, ah, human and conversation and the car which is, ah … very … very, need, ah, thing.

Sarah What do you think is the secret of being a good salesperson?

Haya-san Conversation to partner. (Ano .. ) Speak, talk conversation. And hear, hear … partner’s word.

Sarah What car do you drive?

Haya-san I have, ah, two cars. One car is, ah, big car, Ipsum … and next car is a Ractis. Five … one hundred, ah … ah, one thousand five hundred cc.

Sarah What do you like about Niseko?

Haya-san Many nature and good person. (De…) I like, ah, foreigner. Many foreigner, ah, a lot of foreigner come from this town.

Sarah Has Niseko changed much in the 16 years you’ve been here?

Haya-san I think, ah, change, drastic, ah, drastic change, a few years ago.
A lot of foreigners, ah, come from this town and … native people and foreigner people, ah, good mixing, ah, job and live.

Sarah Which season do you like best?

Haya-san I love all seasons but I love summer. Summer is … ah, nature is beautiful.

Sarah What do you usually do on your days off?

Haya-san Ah, recently, I like, ah, jogging, I run, ah, day off, 5 or 6 kilometers running. For diet.

Sarah How many children do you have?

Haya-san I have, ah, children, ah, two. Ah, older sister is, ah, 16 years old, younger sister is, ah, seven years old.

Sarah How long have you been learning English?

Haya-san I started to learn English about two years ago. Almost self education, but, ah, but, ah, not spend money. For example, ah, I like overseas TV drama. I look, ah, I watched drama twice. First time is with subtitles. Second time, without subtitles. It’s very, ah, nice.

Sarah What do you like watching?

Haya-san Ah, now I watch drama is Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles. And Lost.

Sarah How did you find out about The Daily English Show?

Haya-san In my job, I visited Daily English Show’s, ah, office. (De..) I know, I knew it. I watched internet. But I … started to fan of The Daily English Show.

Sarah Which parts of The Daily English Show do you like most?

Haya-san Monday Guest and Stick News and Sunday Kitchen. And Sunday Kitchen is, ah, Sunday Kitchen is ah, like my family. We… make, ah, same menu.



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