Papaya Seed

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My English classmate went on a trip to Hawaii and gave me some souvenirs kindly.
One of them was a bag of dressing mix, 'Papaya Seed' , the ingredients of which were papaya seeds, cane sugar, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and so on.

I had never tried papaya seeds, so I wondered what would taste like. At first, I checked it on the Internet. Then I tried this tiny black seed.
Yes, it tasted like Japanese horseradish, wasabi, as the Internet said. It's difficult to explain the taste, but it's spicy.
I'm looking forward to having it with salad.

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Original Article:

My English classmate went on a trip to Hawaii and gave me some souvenirs kindly.
One of them was a bag of dressing mix, 'Papaya Seed' , the ingredients of which were papaya seeds, cane sugar, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and so on.

I had never tried papaya seeds, so I wondered what would taste like. At first, I checked it on the Internet. Then I tried this tiny black seed.
Yes, it tasted like Japanese horseradish, wasabi, as the Internet said. It's difficult to explain the taste, but it's spicy.
I'm looking forward to having it with salad.

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Recommended Corrections:

One of my English classmates went on a trip to Hawaii and had kindly brought back some souvenirs for me.
One of them was a bag of dressing mix, 'Papaya Seed' , the ingredients of which are papaya seeds, cane sugar, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and so on.

I had never tried papaya seeds, so I wondered what they would taste like. First, I checked on the Internet. Then, I tried one tiny black papaya seed.
Yes, it tasted like Japanese horseradish (Wasabi), as my Internet source had said. It's exact taste is difficult to explain, but it's spicy.
I'm looking forward to having the dressing mix on a salad.

Re: English Corrections

Hi, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you very much for the corrections.

I checked 'at first' on my dictionary. It says that when you use 'at first', it usually turns out a different end which you didn't expect.
For example, 'At first, I didn't like him, but in the end we became good friends.'

I had confused how to use 'first' and 'at first'.
Please tell me how to use them.

Answer to Sakae's question

Sakae's question:

I checked 'at first' on my dictionary. It says that when you use 'at first', it usually turns out a different end which you didn't expect.
For example, 'At first, I didn't like him, but in the end we became good friends.'

My Reply:

Yes, you are correct. However, your sentence is not like the dictionary example. In the given example, they directly contrast the first statement with the second in the same sentence.

In your article, there was nothing to contrast in your sentence:
At first, I checked it on the Internet.

It would have been okay had you written something such as:

At first, I checked it on the Internet, but then I realized the point was moot as the item was discontinued last year.

What you had done was not in contrast, but in chronological order...
and so the following would be how it would be structured:

First, I checked on the Internet. Then, I tried one tiny black papaya seed.

In this correction, 'At' was taken out because it was a chronological statement and not a contrasting one.

Chronological statement: First you did this...then, you did that.

Contrasting statement: At first this happened...however, this subsequently happened (which is in contrast to the first statement).

I hope this explains the difference.

Shiroi Tora

Re: Answer to Sakae's question

Hi, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you very much. I understood them well.
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