Welcome to Darlo's Diary!

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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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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When I was a teacher, I told my students that I had a Nintendo DS.



Student: "3DS?"

Darlo: "No, I have the old one."

Student: "DSi?"

Darlo: "No, the old one."

Student: "DS Lite?"

Darlo: "No! I have the old one!"

Student: " ... Game Boy Advance? Darlo-sensei that's not a DS."



Many of my students are young, and cannot remember the original DS. It was very big and strong. It still works (動作) now, and I often play Mario Kart.



My good old Nintendo DS.



When the 3DS came out in 2011, I was not very impressed. For me it was the same as a DS. It was also not 3D. For me 3D is when things jump out (飛び出す) from the screen (画面).



After a while, many games were released. The 3DS became a very strong console. It was so strong that a new version has been released. The new version is called the New Nintendo 3DS. Do you know it? Have a look at this video.





When I watched this video, I decided to buy a New Nintendo 3DS. There were some games I wanted to play. For example Super Smash Brothers (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ). After asking my friends "Should I buy a small one or a big one?", I chose the big one.





So here it is. My new New Nintendo 3DS console. I decided to buy the Super Smash Brothers themed one. I think it looks cool.



Isn't it just



I play Super Smash Brothers a lot. But I only use one character. He is from a game which is called Animal Crossing (動物の森), and he is called Villager (村人).





There are lots of things I do not understand about the 3DS. But I am enjoying learning about it.



Old and New

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Even though I loved Frozen (アナと雪女王), I do not like cold weather. I love Summer. I enjoy hot weather. Japan's winter is not colder than England's winter, but sometimes I miss England's winter. Isn't that strange?


In the UK, the weather gets cooler in September. It gets cooler gradually (だんだん). When it becomes winter, you are already used to (慣れている) the cold weather. The time between summer and winter is called Autumn. (英語はAutumnだが、米語はFallだ)



In Japan, many people enjoy watching leaves (葉) change colour in Autumn. This is called Kouyou (紅葉). The leaves are very beautiful.



But the temperature (温度) changes too quickly.


In early November, you will go to bed. It will be quite warm. But when you wake up, you will feel very cold. When you went to bed, the temperature was between 25 and 30 degrees (度), but when you woke up it was only 18 degrees.


Even though 18 degrees is not very cold, you will feel very cold. In England the temperature goes down gradually so you do not feel too cold.


Sometimes I miss English winters.

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