Food, housework and a wedding photo
Mmmm…those dishes look really tasty. I love Chinese style cooking. Last year, when I went to Hong Kong, I was in food heaven. Like you, however, I’m not a big eater. Half a fish that size would be plenty for me. I don’t think I could finish a whole one.
Tomono also enjoys getting ideas for dishes from restaurants and making them at home. She also loves having friends over for dinner. Tonight, she is entertaining some of her colleagues, so she is going to prepare some of her favourite dishes. I'll ask her to take some photos of the food to show you next time.
We usually share the housework. As we are both working full-time, we usually only do the housework when it needs to be done. Doing the laundry is one thing we both hate. I don’t mind doing the washing up after dinner, though. I sometimes wish my mum could do our ironing…
As I promised before, here is a picture from our wedding last year. The picture was taken just outside the temple where the wedding ceremony was held.
I think you can guess who the people are in the picture, but I’d like to show you a few useful phrases anyway:
The person on the left of the picture is my mum. I’m standing next to her. My dad is on the right of the picture. Tomono is the second on the right.
Tomono and I are wearing traditional wedding kimonos. Her kimono was so heavy; it weighed more than five kilos. It took three people almost an hour to put it on. In fact, the kimono is tied so tightly around the waist that it is difficult for Japanese women to eat anything during the wedding reception. Do you think mine suits me? It was fun wearing it for the day...
Today’s useful English:
(to be) a small/big eater
(to) have friends over for dinner
(to) entertain friends/colleagues etc
(to) do the housework
(to) do the laundry/washing
(to) do the washing up
(to) do the ironing
a wedding reception
The person on the (far) left/right (of the photo/picture) is (name)
(name) is (standing/sitting etc) on the (far) left/right (of the photo/picture)
(name) is the first/second/third person on the left/right (of the photo/picture)
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