Getting an early night
We have the same tradition in the UK. When someone has a birthday we sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to them. When I was at school I always felt sorry for the kids who had birthdays in the summer holidays because they missed out on it. It’s nice that Meg’s classmates sang it for her, though. I’m sure it made her day.
The Japanese also think that noodles will help you to have a long life, but I think most young Japanese people these days want to tuck into a tasty piece of cake on their birthday. Is it because of the influence of western culture? Or is having a cake on your birthday a world-wide phenomenon?
It’s quite late now. Tomono has just returned home from her company trip to Miyazaki in the south of Kyushu. She’s absolutely worn out and has passed out on the sofa. We are going to an amusement park with some friends early tomorrow, so we need to get an early night. I hope to tell you all about our day out later.
I’m happy that you feel encouragement from my comments Jenny. Have a great weekend!
Today’s useful English
(to) feel sorry for someone
(to) miss out (on something)
(to) make someone’s day (by doing something)
(to) have a long (and happy) life
(to) tuck in (to something)
the influence of something
in the north/south/east/west of somewhere
(to be) worn out
(to) pass out
(to) get an early night
(to) have a day out
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