Moomin, Yuzu Cake, and TOEIC

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I took this picture when I went to the south of Hakodate to have my son's soccer game. It is one hour by car from home.

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I went to the post office to buy some stamps.
I found Moomin stamps. They are so cute ! You don't have to lick the stamp when you use it, because they are stickers.

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I made a cake at night after a long time.
I knew it was a rare combination of Yuzu ( a kind of citron ) and banana, but I used them and walnut.
My husband said it was good, but my son said Yuzu didn't go well with banana.
I thought it was good.


TOEIC テスト模試ハイレベル1000問
3/28 Mock Test 1 -- Listening 72/100, Reading 67/100
5/10 Mock Test 1 -- Listening 83/100, Reading 75/100

After I reviewed the Mock Test 1 thoroughly for a long time, I tried it again for the second time.
It was not so good. I did it from 4:20 in the early morning, but I got sleepy in the way and I couldn't answer twenty questions. And since it had taken too much time to review, I forgot some of them.
It is difficult for me to have two hours not to be disturbed in the day time. I get sleepy at night or in the early morning.
I have to practice in a hurry. I'm behind the schedule.






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Original Article:

I took this picture when I went to the south of Hakodate to have my son's soccer game. It is one hour by car from home.

I went to the post office to buy some stamps.
I found Moomin stamps. They are so cute ! You don't have to lick the stamp when you use it, because they are stickers.

I made a cake at night after a long time.
I knew it was a rare combination of Yuzu ( a kind of citron ) and banana, but I used them and walnut.
My husband said it was good, but my son said Yuzu didn't go well with banana.
I thought it was good.


TOEIC テスト模試ハイレベル1000問
3/28 Mock Test 1 -- Listening 72/100, Reading 67/100
5/10 Mock Test 1 -- Listening 83/100, Reading 75/100

After I reviewed the Mock Test 1 thoroughly for a long time, I tried it again for the second time.
It was not so good. I did it from 4:20 in the early morning, but I got sleepy in the way and I couldn't answer twenty questions. And since it had taken too much time to review, I forgot some of them.
It is difficult for me to have two hours not to be disturbed in the day time. I get sleepy at night or in the early morning.
I have to practice in a hurry. I'm behind the schedule.

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Recommended Corrections:

I took this picture when I went to* South Hakodate to watch my son's soccer game. It is one hour by car from home.

*If the location you were at is to the south of Hakodate...you should name it. And if you wanted to add that it is to the south of Hakodate, you could.
I may have misunderstood you. I took it to mean that you had actually gone to South Hakodate.


I went to the post office to buy some stamps.
I found Moomin stamps. They are so cute ! You don't have to lick the stamps when you use them, because they are stickers.

As I have not made a cake in a while, the other night, I decided to make one.
Although the ingredients for the cake are an unusual combination of Yuzu ( a kind of citron ) and banana, I decided to try the recipe anyway. I also included some walnut for additional flavor.

My husband said it was good, but my son said Yuzu didn't go well with banana.
I thought it was good.


TOEIC テスト模試ハイレベル1000問
3/28 Mock Test 1 -- Listening 72/100, Reading 67/100
5/10 Mock Test 1 -- Listening 83/100, Reading 75/100

After I reviewed Mock Test 1 thoroughly for a long time, I tried it again for a second time.
The result was not so good. I initiated the test at 4:20 in the morning, but I got sleepy during the test and I couldn't answer twenty questions. Since the interval between my review session and the test was so long, I had forgotten much of the information.
It is difficult for me to have two hours of undisturbed study during the day. To make matters worse, I get sleepy when I try to study at night or in the early morning.
I have so much to study, so little time in which to do it, and I'm behind schedule.

Re: English Corrections

Hi, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you very much for the corrections.

Do you also say 'for A first time' as well as 'for A second time'?

Answer to Sakae's question

Sakae's Question:

Do you also say 'for A first time' as well as 'for A second time'?



My Reply:

Usually you would say that you had tried it once...and you had then tried it a second time.

However, you could say, 'I had tried it for a first time, a second, and finally, for a third time. Each was better than the last'.

You may also say, 'I had tried it for the first time on May 4th. I then tried it for the second time on May 5th'.

Generally, 'A' is used when things are done in sets. As in when there could be a first time each time a series is done...such as in sampling. When you say 'the', it means there will be, or had been, only one possible first (or however many you stipulate) for you with that particular item.

Re: Answer to Sakae's question

Hi, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you very much.

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I've always wanted to try something with yuzu in it. I think it's difficult to find in England -- even in Japanese supermarkets.

My husband loves Moomin and it was very popular in England. But I hadn't heard of it until I moved to England. My husband has Moomin DVDs.

Re: No title

Hi, Always visiting.

Thank you for your comment.

Yes, it's difficult to find yuzu even in Japanese supermarkets as usual. You can find them only around winter solstice.
Because there is a Japanese custom to take the hot yuzu bath on winter solstice. It is said that yuzu bath keeps you warm longer and it's good for your skin as well.

I used to watch Moomin on TV when I was a child.

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