It was a packed cafe today, and we had a lot of great conversation. We happened to talk about food this time and I got so hungry! I heard a story about a famous kabuki actor who died by eating the dangerous part of a blowfish... Is it really the most delicious part? I've eaten fugu before, but not that part.
We also talked a bit about charities. Of course we know it's good to help those in need, but it's understandable to be skeptical about charity organizations. For example, one guest said when he offered to donate to a charity, he was requested to give 50 dollars, so that they could use 30 dollars of his money to help pay for running the website. Something to think about when you donate money is : How much of the money will reach the people who need it?
On the other hand, don't you think people who help collect charity money should have some sort of pay for their work? What do you think?
I think the best would be if you could do something on your own to help others, but unfortunately lots of us are very busy with our own life and we don't make time for helping others.
Here are some useful words and phrases we learned today:
skeptical: The meaning is pretty close to the word "doubtful". If you are skeptical, it means you aren't certain about something. Ex: "He promised me he wouldn't drink my beer, but I was skeptical (about his promise)."
I've always wanted to________: You can use this to express that you have wanted to try something for a long time, but haven't been able to. I've always wanted to travel to Iceland.
in one ear, out the other: This is a saying about someone who doesn't listen. For example, you can say "When I tell my kids to clean their room, it's 'in one ear, out the other'." It means you tell your kids to clean their room often, but they won't do it.
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