go back to my hometown, 2015

I went back to my hometown with my son.

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Hakodate Airport

It was very hot in the mainland.
My parents moved and live in a new house now. Since my ex-piano teacher lives nearby, I visited her after a long time. I had learned it from her for thirteen years. I've learned the piano from three teachers, but she was the first and the longest teacher for me.
She was much younger than I had imagined. She is the same old as my mother, but she has still taught the piano. She told me that nowadays, quite a few older people learn it. And she advised me to resume it. Actually, I sometimes play the piano at home and I had decided to learn it next year. I had been thinking to start something new when I am older for a long time, but I realized that I wanted to play and learn the piano again. I'll talk more about the piano someday.
I was surprised to see her house was clean perfectly. She lives alone now. Her husband was a school teacher, but he passed away a few years ago. I had learned from him at school as well, so I offerred an incense stick for him.
I was glad to see her again. She stimulated me a lot of things.

That evening, my son and I visited one of my old friends and his family and we had a good time there. Fortunately, his house is also nearby.

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The next day, after we visited graves, we went to the sea to swim. No one was swimming there. It was like a private beach. Swimming in the sea was what I had wanted to do the most in my hometown. It was like a heaven. Even saltwater reminded of my childhood. My son is good at swimming, but he didn't want to swim there very much. A long time ago, many people used to swim in the sea, but there are few nowadays.

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Nirayama Reverberatory Furnaces

And the next day, we went to Nirayama Reverberatory Furnaces , which was registered as one of the World Heritage recently. Actually I've been there for the second time. When I was only fourteen years old, I went there with my classroom teacher and classmates by bike. It took about three hours to go there, maybe. It was a good memory. I have thanked the teacher.

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Cold Noodles and Gyoza

We dropped in a restaurant after we visited the World Heritage site. Cold Noodles was the best in Summer. I met one of my old friends and her family there by chance.

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Hakodate (Goryokaku)

This picture was taken by my son from a plane. Nowhere is better than Hokkaido in Summer.



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Seemingly, my English has not improved yet. That's too bad.






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Original Article:

It was very hot in the mainland.
My parents moved and live in a new house now. Since my ex-piano teacher lives nearby, I visited her after a long time. I had learned it from her for thirteen years. I've learned the piano from three teachers, but she was the first and the longest teacher for me.
She was much younger than I had imagined. She is the same old as my mother, but she has still taught the piano. She told me that nowadays, quite a few older people learn it. And she advised me to resume it. Actually, I sometimes play the piano at home and I had decided to learn it next year. I had been thinking to start something new when I am older for a long time, but I realized that I wanted to play and learn the piano again. I'll talk more about the piano someday.

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Recommended Corrections:

It was very hot in the mainland.
As my parents recently moved, they live in a new house now. Since my ex-piano teacher lives nearby, I visited her after not having seen her for a long time. I had learned piano from her for thirteen years. I've learned the piano from three teachers, but she was the first, and the one who had taught me the longest.
She was much younger than I had imagined. She is the same age as my mother, but she has still teaches the piano. She told me that nowadays, quite a few older people learn it. And, she advised me to resume practicing the piano. Actually, I sometimes play the piano at home, and I had decided to resume taking lessons next year. I had been thinking starting something new as I aged for a long time now, but I realized that I wanted to play and learn the piano again. I'll talk more about the piano someday.

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Original Article:

I was surprised to see her house was clean perfectly. She lives alone now. Her husband was a school teacher, but he passed away a few years ago. I had learned from him at school as well, so I offerred an incense stick for him.
I was glad to see her again. She stimulated me a lot of things.

That evening, my son and I visited one of my old friends and his family and we had a good time there. Fortunately, his house is also nearby.

The next day, after we visited graves, we went to the sea to swim. No one was swimming there. It was like a private beach. Swimming in the sea was what I had wanted to do the most in my hometown. It was like a heaven. Even saltwater reminded of my childhood. My son is good at swimming, but he didn't want to swim there very much. A long time ago, many people used to swim in the sea, but there are few nowadays.

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Recommended Corrections:

I was surprised to see her house was perfectly clean. She lives alone now. Her husband was a school teacher, but he passed away a few years ago. I had learned from him at school as well, so I offered an incense stick for him.
I was glad to see her again. She made me think deeply about my future.

That evening, my son and I visited one of my old friends and his family and we had a good time there. Fortunately, his house was also nearby.

The next day, after we visited the graves, we went to the sea to swim. No one was swimming there. It was like a private beach. Swimming in the sea was what I had wanted to do the most in my hometown. As I swam, it felt as if I were in heaven. Even the saltwater reminded of my childhood. Although son is a good swimmer, he didn't want to swim there very much. A long time ago, many people used to swim in the sea, but few choose to do so nowadays.

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Original Article:

And the next day, we went to Nirayama Reverberatory Furnaces , which was resistered as one of the World Heritage recently. Actually I've been there for the second time. When I was only fourteen years old, I went there with my classroom teacher and classmates by bike. It took about three hours to go there, maybe. It was a good memory. I have thanked the teacher.

We dropped in a restaurant after we visited the World Heritage site. Cold Noodles was the best in Summer. I met one of my old friends and her family there by chance.

This picture was taken by my son from a plane. Nowhere is better than Hokkaido in Summer.

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Recommended Corrections:

The next day, we went to Nirayama Reverberatory Furnaces , which was registered as one of the World Heritage sites recently. Actually this was my second time there. When I was only fourteen years old, I went there with my classroom teacher and classmates by bike. It took about three hours to get there. I thanked my teacher for taking us. I still think fondly of that day.

We went to a restaurant after we visited the World Heritage site. I think that there is nothing better to eat in the summer than cold noodles. I met one of my old friends and her family there by chance.

This picture was taken by my son from our plane. Nowhere is better than Hokkaido in Summer.


Re: English Corrections

Hi, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you very much for the corrections as always.
I'd like to ask you about two things.

1.You corrected 'but she has still teaches the piano'.
Wasn't it 'taught'?

2.As for my last sentence on my blog, was 'seemingly' a right word in this situation?

Answer to Sakae's questions

Sakae's Questions:

1.You corrected 'but she has still teaches the piano'.
Wasn't it 'taught'?

2.As for my last sentence on my blog, was 'seemingly' a right word in this situation?

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My answers:

1) Oops....my mistake. I had missed that one. It should be, 'but she still teaches the piano'. I had forgotten to erase the word 'has'.

When you said the word 'still', it indicated that she presently teaches the piano.


2) Yes, you had used 'seemingly' correctly.

Re: Answer to Sakae's questions

Hi, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you very much for your answer.

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I would love to try those cold noodles.

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Hi, Always visiting.

One of ingredients on the noodles was jellyfish!
Thank you for your comment.
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I'm married and we have a son. I live in Hokkaido, Japan.
I like handmade things and Ikebana(arranging flowers).
I hope that you enjoy my articles and photos.

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