S2 Ep7. ポイントシステム


Hello. This is episode 7 of season 2 of my podcast. Today I finished one of my university essays. I am gradually learning how to write them, but it is still difficult. Every year in January, the number of Japanese students increases. There are also more new students in my classes. Thank you to all my students, January is the month when many people set new goals and start new habits.


I hadn’t been outside recently, so I decided to go out today. I didn’t have any things I needed to do outside, so I decided to Wazawaza cancel the items I had ordered online and pick them up at the store. ‘Wazawaza (intentionally)’ is used when you do something you don’t have to do. It is used in both positive and negative contexts. I took the train to an electronics store four stops away. It wasn’t so cold until last month, but it has suddenly become cold recently. It is going to snow this week. I am glad I got my coat dry cleaned last month.


When I bought contact lenses at an electronics store, I got about 1,000 yen in points. You can often get points at Japanese electronics stores. At this store, the number of points you receive is worth 10% of what you buy. For example, if you buy 1,000 yen, you get 100 yen in points. Points can be used as cash in the same store. They cannot be used in different retailers. I decided to use these points to buy new ankle weights for muscle training. I used to use 0.5 kg ones, but I decided to go for 1 kg. They were a bit heavy when I carried them home, so once again I found online shopping convenient.


I have just finished writing a university essay and soon I will have to write a new one. I am reading a lot of books on education. I am also gradually updating my Japanese lesson materials. Well, I think that’s it for today. See you next time and thanks for listening!

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