Today we have our first chairlift interview of the season. The Daily English Show cameraperson, knf, has been let loose on the mountain. This year he’ll be in Annupuri terrorizing the tourists. Annupuri is one of the ski resorts in the Niseko area. Knf’s first victim was Hayden from Australia. He found Hayden in a lift called: Niseko Annupuri Jumbo Number 1 Quad Lift. And the first question was: Whereabouts in Australia are you from?
Ah, I come from down south, round Melbourne, Melbourne area.
Kia Ora in Stick News today over 350,000 people have applied for jobs to work with the next president of the United States of America.
Next week Barack Obama will officially become the president of the United States of America. The group of people who work with him will be called the Obama administration. CNN has reported there are about three to four thousand jobs available in the Obama administration. But over 350,000 resumes have been submitted online for these positions. Apparently some specialists think the record number of applicants can be attributed in part to the current state of the economy. But many experts say the record number of applicants is mostly a reflection of Obama's overwhelming appeal.
And that was Stick News for Monday the 12th of January. Kia Ora.
Sarah How did you find out about Niseko? ニセコをどのように知りましたか？
Hayden Ah, we’ve, ah, we’ve heard about Niseko from, ah, actually many other Aussies that have travelled to Japan to ski. And, ah, they have had lots of wonderful things to say about the snow. So, Niskeo is, ah, is starting to get quite a name back in Australia. 日本へスキーしに行った多くのオージーから聞きつけました。 それらの人たちは雪の素晴らしさを多く語っていました。 ニセコの名前はオーストラリアでは有名になってきてますよ。
Sarah What do you think of today’s conditions in Annupuri? 今日のアンヌプリのコンディションはどうですか？
Hayden Today’s conditions in Annupuri are some of the best I’ve ever seen. Ah, we’ve had a lot of powder today – probably, ah, at least, ah, twelve inches, maybe more. And the conditions under foot are sensational, so it’s a wonderful spot to come and ski. 今日のアンヌプリは私が今まで見た中で最高のコンディションです。 パウダーたっぷりで、恐らく１２インチかそれ以上は積もっているでしょう。 滑り心地最高で、スキーするには最高のスポットです。
Sarah How long are you going to stay in Niseko? ニセコにはどれくらい滞在しますか？
Hayden Ah, we are here for, ah, about ten days. Um, but, ah, if it was, ah, possible I would certainly like to stay a bit longer, but unfortunately, ah, we may have to wait til, ah, our next trip. １０日間です。 可能ならもっと長く滞在したいですが、残念ながらそれは次回にお預けです。
Sarah Do you think you’ll come back? また戻ってくると思いますか？
Hayden I think there’s a very strong possibility that we will be back in the future. Ah, we’ve loved our time here and, ah, you certainly can’t find better skiing, ah, anywhere that I’ve, I’ve skied before. So, certainly would love to come back. 将来、かなり高い確率で戻ってくるでしょう。 ここでの滞在はとても楽しいし、これまでスキーした中でここは最高の場所なので、絶対に戻ってきたいです。
サラのメモ： Today's guest is Hayden from Australia. Thanks for doing the interview Hayden!
BTW knf forgot to ask Hayden how to spell his name ... so I'm hoping "Hayden" is correct. If not, sorry.