Fighting for the remote
At the moment, I’m sitting at home in front of my PC. Tomono is sitting at the dining table, nibbling some snacks and watching a drama on the telly. I’m not sure what the programme is about, but she’s really into it. We rarely fight for control of the remote because there’s never much on the TV that I am keen on watching, and even when we do, she always manages to wrestle control of it from me anyway...
I find it hard to surf the internet and watch the box at the same time. I think most men like to do one thing or the other. Do you think that women are naturally better at multi-tasking than men?
Am I an international citizen? I’m not sure if I fit the criteria. My Japanese is by no means great; I’m a little embarrassed by my ability, to tell the truth, considering I've lived here for quite a long time now. I really should knuckle down and do a bit more study, especially of the Chinese characters. I also wish I had properties in two countries, but unfortunately I don’t. I’m sure other visitors to these blogs are far more entitled to be called ‘International Citizens’. I hope one day I'll be one, though.
How exactly do you preserve the eggs? Do you just put them into water filled with salt and seasoning? Is it really as simple as that?
I’ve only ever had the water cut off once. Actually, I have to admit that it was my own fault as I had forgotten to pay the bill. I’m sometimes a little absent-minded when it comes to doing things like paying bills. By the way, what did you mean by ‘I topped the electricity card’?
That reminds me; I must put the rubbish out tomorrow morning...
Today’s useful English
(to) sit at the dining table
(to) nibble (something)
(to) fight for control (of something)
(to) wrestle control (of something) (from someone)
(to) surf the internet
(to) watch TV/telly/the box
(to) fit the criteria (for something)
(to be) embarrassed (by/about something)
(to) knuckle down (and do something)
(to be) entitled (to something)
Something is as + adjective + as something: “It’s as simple as that”
(to) have the water/electricity/gas cut off
(to) pay a/the (phone/credit card/gas/electricity etc) bill
(to be) absent-minded
(to) put the rubbish(British Eng)/garbage(American Eng) out (for collection)
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