Today I’d like to tell you about a site called Watch Me TV – if you don’t know about it already.
Well, you could be watching this on Watch Me TV right now – in which case this message will seem a bit strange. Watch Me TV is a Japanese video site made by a TV station called Fuji TV. It’s a combination of content that they produce themselves and user content that anyone can upload. Of course most of it’s not very interesting if you can’t understand Japanese … but I thought I’d tell you about it because on one of their shows the other day they introduced The Daily English Show which was pretty cool. So I’m going to put a link next to this video and please go and check it out if you would like to hear a Japanese presenter talking about The Daily English Show.
Kia Ora in Stick News today two men have been rescued from the sea near Australia after spending almost a month floating in a giant chilly bin.
On the 23rd of December last year, a boat sank. Two of the crew were lucky enough to score the box that held the ice on the boat. After spending 25 days floating in the chilly bin, a rescue helicopter from Australia picked them up and flew them to hospital. The Associated Press reported the men each drank about four pints of water within seconds of being hoisted aboard the helicopter. A hospital spokesperson said the men were in good condition and would be discharged into the care of immigration authorities.
And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 21st of January. Kia Ora.
Today I’m going to show you how to get from my house to the post office - in case you ever visit me and then feel the sudden urge to post a letter. First walk down the stairs and go out the door and walk down a few steps, then walk to the road. This is what you’ll see when you walk out the gate. Turn right and walk straight ahead. At the end of this street you’ll get to a bigger street. Turn right again. Now just keep walking straight down this street and you’ll eventually see the post office on your left. You’ll pass the library on your left. The fire station on your right. You’ll have to cross the street at one point. You’ll go past a convenience store on the left. The yakuba on the right. And you’ll be able to check the temperature when you go past JA on the left. Finally, after walking for about ten minutes, you’ll see the post office on the left. It’s opposite a convenience store.
Word of the Day
Today’s word is chilly bin. A chilly bin is an insulated box used to keep food or drink cool.
It’s called a chilly bin in New Zealand. And apparently in the UK, it’s called a cool box in the US a coolerand in Australia an esky.
NZ = chilly bin UK = cool box US = cooler AUST = esky
conversations with sarah
What time was it on?
Mana Did you watch the inauguration? アメリカ大統領就任式見た？
Sarah Yeah, I watched it live. ライブで見た。
Mana What time was it on? 何時だった？
Sarah About two o’clock in the morning, Japan time. It was around noon in Washington, where it was held. 日本時間午前２時くらいだったと思う。 ワシントン時間の昼くらいにやっていたね。
Mana Was it on Japanese TV? テレビで見たの？
Sarah I don’t know, I watched it online. I didn’t think I’d be able to actually. First I tried CNN and there was a message: this service is not available in your area. And then I tried MSNBC … and it was great, perfect picture, no delays … it was just like I was in the States watching TV. インターネットで見た。 ライブで見られないと思っていたけどね。 まずCNNをチェックしたら『あなたの地域では視聴できません』とメッセージが出ちゃった。 そしてMSNBCにアクセスしたら高画質で遅延も無く快適に見られた。 まるでアメリカでテレビを見ているように錯覚した。
サラのメモ： There are such things as tooth polish and kitchen equipment- I just wouldn't choose those terms for these signs.