On Saturday, I went to the Fireworks' festival with my Singaporean friend and sister. In summer here, we have fireworks festival on every weekend in a different place. I had been to Fireworks on every weekend when I was a student. Now I am busier but would have loved to go there as it makes people including me feel like 'Summer has just come!'.
I was struggling to get the picture on this blog, but the size of the photos are too large and I had NO idea how I could get fixed. So sorry there's no photos here;; I will figure it out when I have time.
The reason I would like to show the photos is, it is very popular for yougsters to wear Yukata, Japanese traditional clothes for summer, which is more casual than 'Kimono'. The people wearing it are all pretty! As 'Yukata' has the thick fabrick and long sleeve, it really is hot. But still very popular. It looks so traditional and we can enjoy the feeling of being old but authentic(*1) Japanese.
My friend from Singapore asked me interesting question, which is ' who hold this festival and how much does it cost?' She asked me because she heard the disneyland in Florida has fireworks which cost a million USD for every night!
Fireworks festivals are usually held by the local governments. Actually my city also has fireworks festival, but not all the local governments have. For the question how much it costs - I do not know and haven't thought about it. However people can watch all the festivals for free.
It is rare that the street got full of the food shops(*2) and this attracts all the people!!! We had the Japanese-style-pancake including noodle, Gyoza (it originated from China, I think. it is boiled poak covered with skin), and 'Takoyaki' (it is small and round shaped pancake within the octpus.) It took so long to describe, but they were all yummy and tasty!!! I LOVE THEM:)
I really would like to show the photos there. Please have a look again after I manage to upload the pictures!!! I know I am bad at handling with degital camera and laptop!
Good night everyone:)
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1 : Can I use 'authentic' for people? I saw this word expressing some food stuff. I wanted to express the word in a different way, as I was taught that English tend to hate the same expressions.
2 : Can everyone understand what I would like to mention here? Usually it is prohibited to have the food shops in the outside, but if it is in a special occasion like this, we can have the outside food shops and there are so many shops there.
James> Thank you so much for the kind comment. I respect you as you have the great motivation to study English. Please keep reading the blogs. - regards, Yumi
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