Thanks for all your comments and stories. I’m glad to see that people are still taking care of things. When I moved to NZ, one of the things that surprised me most was how they made things last. Something that would be considered old in Japan was still relatively new over there.
If things broke, people fixed them, often by themselves. Like the Australians, New Zealanders tend to be very practical and resourceful. In Japan, I think there is a tendency to just throw things away as soon as they are more than a couple of years old.
Anyway, here is some feedback on your comments.
a carpet in the living room
Presumably, you only have one carpet in the living room, so that should be “the carpet.”
Actually I felt something wrong with the part of “Now it has grown taller”,
Actually, I thought there was something wrong with “….”
I wear a same wrist watch every day.
I wear the same wrist watch every day. (A-Z: same)
It suit for almost any type of clothing,
It goes with almost any outfit,
Talking about the weakness of metal,
Do you know the expression, “On the subject of the weakness of metal,…”?
I’m looking for old things in my house now, and realized that all the air-conditioners(Panasonic) and the refrigerator(Toshiba) and most of the furniture are with us since our marriage!
I would strongly recommend getting new ones. Modern ones are much more energy efficient, so you will probably end up saving a lot of money!
Their clothes are worn out but I still put them (Mikey and Minnie dolls) on a piano.
Unless you have more than one piano, that should be “the piano.”
I’ve never bumped into such a car accident in my lifetime.
I’ve never come across a car accident in my life. (I think I have seen around five or six now!)
we’ve been ridden our old car for eleven years now.
we’ve had our old car for eleven years now.
and it must have huge memories with you.
This is quite tricky to correct. I guess something like, “You must have a lot of memories with it” or “It must hold a lot of memories for you.”
I loved my old car,which my past-grandfather gave for me.
…, which my late grandfather gave me.
I’d appreciate it if someone correct thise .
I’d appreciate it if someone could correct this.
I just thought it run out of battery,
I just thought the battery had run out,
I didn’t mention this because I thought it was a minor mistake, but I guess “at THE BBQ last summer” is better here as David should know which BBQ party Manami means.
That is correct.
Have you read “Blink”, too? Do you have other recommendations? I’m wondering what I should read next.
“Blink” is good, and I also recommend a great book called “The paradox of choice.” It’s quite eye-opening.
That’s it for today. It’s going to be a busy weekend, because I’m teaching at the 放送大学 in Gifu. I’m teaching all day Saturday and all day Sunday. Still, Monday is a day off, so at least I will have time to recover.
Have a great weekend.