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皆が英語を習うには、このブログは簡単な英語で書かれる。頑張ろう!Darlo comes from the UK and lives in Japan. He lives in Funabashi, which is in Chiba prefecture. What is he doing?


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There are many game centers in Japan. Lots of these have meda game machines. Have you ever played on a medal machine? I enjoy UFO Grabbers and racing games, but I wanted to try a medal game. To be honest, they do not look very fun. Let's see.



I bought 120 medals. They cost 1,000 yen. First, I tried a Pokemon machine.





The instructions looked simple. I must collect the apples on the screen.





I put my medals in the machine and started to play.





My medals slowly dissapeared. Only a few medals came back out. It was not very fun.





But then I had a bingo! Yes! Will I get a hundred medals! ... What? Fifteen?





Pikachu ate a lot of apples, so another game started. This time I had to choose the correct treasure chest (宝物箱). Unfortunately I was incorrect.





I finished playing on the Pokemon machine and went to a different game.





This machine looked really cool (coolとは「格好いい」と「寒い」という意味だ).





This game was easy. First choose how many medals you want to use, then try to get the ball in the hole.





5 medals was the minimum(最小限).





My first try was a success!





The ball went to level two. On level two it won 10 medals. I had 56 medals.





But I didn't win after that. My balls kept going in the wrong hole.





I stopped playing this machine. I had 21 medals left.





This was certainly not fun.





The next machine was a horse race machine.





To play this game you must move the dial and put your medals on the table. If you are correct you will win. But I don't know about horse racing.





I put my medals in the machine and watched a race.





It looked easy.





There were two screens.





It was time. I looked on the screen. I became confused.





In the end (ついに) I chose some places at random (無作為).





I was very nervous. I had butterflies in my stomach.





There was a power-up. It makes one horse go faster. However, you cannot choose the horse which will receive it.





The race ended, and I was a winner! I won about 20 medals!





But then ...





I realised (気付く) I was looking at the wrong square. I did not win.





I was confused. For the next turn, I played in a simple style.





If horse number 3 wins, I will win too.





Unfortunately, horse number 3 came second.





I stopped playing this game. I had just 10 medals left.





For my final machine, I played another famous character's game.





This is Mega Man (ロックマン). I thought it would be simple, but in fact it (実は) was very difficult.











I put my medals into the machine.





All of my medals entered the machine. They looked like rain. Some fell onto the bottom layer.





But no medals came out. It was over.





I had no medals. I used 120 medals in 15 minutes. But did I have fun?





No, not at all. Medal games not very interesting for me.





I went home to play my 3DS. But while I was walking home (歩いて帰りながら) I met a famous person!





I met Tamori!

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I'm not a very good cook. I like sweet snacks. But I also love fruit juice. A few days ago, I made my own fruit juice.



To make my fruit juice, you need frozen berries (raspberry, blueberry and blackberry) and apple juice.



Put them all in a blender (ブレンダー) and mix them. It's very easy to make!



After, I put some in special bottles. I then put them in the fridge (冷蔵庫) for later. Enjoy!
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Happy new year! Wooooh!



Did you have a nice Christmas? How was New Year? I received a special gift at Christmas, so I will talk about it today.



But first, here's one of my favourite versions of Auld Lang Syne (蛍の光)!





I received a few gifts from my friends and family. They live all over the world. Thank you everyone!





I moved to Chiba in 2013. I like to think about Yamaguchi, and sometimes visit the area. I am always happy when I see my old students. Have you seen me?



At Christmas I sent some Christmas Cards to my old schools. This year, one elementary school did something very special.



Every student wrote me a letter. While reading all of them I was almost moved to tears.





Students asked me how I was, and also some interesting questions. "Have you met Funassyi?" "Have you been to Tokyo Disneyland?"



I'm looking forward to my next visit to Hohoku.

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