It’s a shame to hear that your computer has been infected with a virus. I once had to reinstall my operating system after my computer was infected with an email worm. I love surfing the internet, but you can never be too careful. I hardly ever download anything off the net these days unless I trust the website; it’s just not worth the risk. I think your friend may be right about you needing to reset your system. I hope you don’t lose any important data because of it. “My Goodness!” is a nice way to sum up your feelings.
I’m glad you made the effort to go to the internet café to write your blog. It’s funny, but internet cafes are not very popular in Japan. Before I came here, I thought that they would be all over the place. I remember when I was in Korea, I went to one to check my email and it was packed full of people surfing the internet, watching movies and playing online games.
Are summer nights cool in Xi’an? Is the moon often bright? I’m not sure what you mean by ‘It was late at a nice night”. Could you rephrase it? You also mentioned a few men were sleeping on their beds near a gate when you were on your way to the internet bar. Do you mean that they were sleeping rough? I sometimes see some people sleeping on the street on my way home at night, too.
Well, I hope you solve your computer problems soon because I’m looking forward to reading about the next slice of life from Xi’an.
Today’s useful English:
(to be) infected with a virus/worm
(to) install/reinstall software/the operating system/Windows etc
(to) surf the internet
“You can never be too careful”
(something is) not worth the risk
(to) lose (important) data
(to be) all over the place
(to) check (your) email
(to) be packed full of people
(to) make an effort
(to) sleep rough
a slice of life
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