I just got back from Suzuka. It was a long day, and it was very, very hot. The track temperature was 53 degrees! I was really hot just wearing shorts and a T-shirt, so I have no idea how the riders survived in their helmets and racing leathers. Today was the official qualifying session. There are three riders in each team, and each rider rode for two 30-minute sessions – one this morning, and one this afternoon.
Tonari San is riding for a team called “Motokids,” and there are three bikes in the team, each with three riders. The bikes are #51, #52, and #53. Tonari San and his two riding partners are #51. Actually, both #51 and #53 had crashes today, but no one was badly injured. Tomorrow, the ten fastest teams from today’s qualifying have to fight it out for the first ten places on the grid, so that should be fun. The actual race is on Sunday, from 11.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. If I don’t die of heatstroke, my job will be to hold the gas tank to refuel the bike when it comes in. I’ll let you know how we got on on Monday.
Here is some feedback on your comments. (Sorry there is not much, but I’m really tired, and I have to get up early again tomorrow.)
so we had no choice but getting a housing loan under my husband’s name.
so we had no choice but to get a …
most of them complained that finally it costed them much more than they expected.
most of them complained that it ended up costing them much more than they had expected.
and told my children not to make big noise
and told my children to to make a lot of noise
because my son is 2 years old and getting noisy day by day
because my son is 2 years old and getting noisier by the day
They wanted to move closer to their house just in case for living together in the near future.
They wanted us to move closer to their house in case we needed to live together in the future.
I didn’t know what “double glazing” was, and I checked it up in the dictionary. Is it 二重窓 or somthing else!?
That’s right. When I came to Japan, I couldn’t believe that the houses didn’t have double glazing, but I think that most new houses have it now.
Yes, “転勤” is one of the difficult aspects that discourage people from buying a house.
Yes, 転勤 is one of the things that discourages people from buying a house.
I started writing a comment and I’m not sure whether I sent it accidentally before I had finished it! Anyway, I’ll try again!
Hi Kattie – nice to hear from you again. I’m looking forward to seeing your house for myself in a couple of weeks.
It seems like just yesterday that you mentioned it on the blog.
I couldn’t undrstand well why the prices of houses in the UK go up over time
I couldn’t really understand why the price of houses in the UK goes up over time (A-Z: well)
Both of your stories remind me of the days I stayed in Cambridge for two weeks.
Both of your stories reminded me of the time I stayed in Cambridge for two weeks.
That’s all for today. Have a great weekend, and I’ll see you again on Monday.