Today was a great Thursday! I could see lots of guests that I don't normally meet, so I was glad. A couple of our guests talked about their cruise. They went on a cruise in the Mediterranean sea. This cruise was about 10 days and it seems really fun and relaxing. I learned that recently, it seems like more Japanese people are going on cruises around Europe or in the Caribbean. We think these are so great because you can enjoy nice dinners, see many countries, and also you don't need to worry about you luggage if you disembark somewhere; you will be free to explore and have your own experience! We were all pretty interested to ask about their experience on the cruise, but we were also thinking about the possibility of taking a cruise ourselves someday. I would really like to try it someday, but it's so expensive, isn't it? I think if you have enough money, it would be a great vacation.
Here are some vocabulary words that we learned today:
disembark: This means to leave something you have been riding (train, bus,airplane,boat). Honestly, these days we only use this word when talking about boats or ships. For example: "You can disembark (from the cruise ship) in Mexico and enjoy some local food."
hang on/hang on a second/hang on a minute: We say this when we ask someone to please wait a moment. It's very casual, and really only used with friends or people you know. For example:"Hang on, I have to answer this phone call." It's close to chotto matte in Japanese.
gradually: This word means something like "becomes more and more~". It is good to use when talking about something that is changing. For example: "In July, I notice Japan gradually becomes warmer".
Thanks to all our guests for visiting us today. We'll see you next time!