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I've heard that 'mamachari', mam's bikes, made in Japan are becoming increasingly popular in London.
In Japan, they are popular with not only mothers, but also teenagers, fathers, and even elderly people.

As you may know, my bike was stolen last Fall, and it was recovered fortunately.
After that, I locked double.

Now, the snow was gone, and I was going to ride it after a while. However, I learned that its tire was flat. So, I carried it to the bike shop on foot for thirty minutes.
When I was about to get to the shop, I saw a man walking with his bike from the opposite way. I thought that he was also going to the shop to get repaired his bike. Unfortunately, he reached there just before me.
I regretted that I should have left home earlier. As I didn't want to walk for another thirty minutes to go back home, I had decided to wait for repairing.
The repairman told me that it would take a long time. I had to wait for previous customer's as well. I brought a book, so it was OK for me.

In the shop, there were two stools. The previous man told the repairman about his bike's state first, but he and I entered the waiting place at the almost same time. He sit one of them first, and he served the other one to me. He looked young. While we were waiting for repairing, I talked to him. According to him, he was a high school student, and he carried his bike from his high school to his home on foot for about an hour, and then he carried it to this shop on foot for another thirty minutes.
I felt sorry for him, and I thought that I was glad to come there after him.
Many teenaged boys are quiet in front of strangers, and they would answer just "Yes." or "No." And they are often using their smart phones while waiting.
However, he was different from them. He didn't take out his smartphone, and he sometimes even asked me back something.
I was interested in junior high school, so, he told me about it.
I enjoyed having the chit chat with him.
When he was leaving the shop after his bike got repaired, he said to me "Good bye." with bowing.
He was a nice boy.





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Original Article:

I've heard that 'mamachari', mam's bikes, made in Japan are becoming increasingly popular in London.
In Japan, they are popular with not only mothers, but also teenagers, fathers, and even elderly people.

As you may know, my bike was stolen last Fall, and it was recovered fortunately.
After that, I locked double.

Now, the snow was gone, and I was going to ride it after a while. However, I learned that its tire was flat. So, I carried it to the bike shop on foot for thirty minutes.
When I was about to get to the shop, I saw a man walking with his bike from the opposite way. I thought that he was also going to the shop to get repaired his bike. Unfortunately, he reached there just before me.
I regretted that I should have left home earlier. As I didn't want to walk for another thirty minutes to go back home, I had decided to wait for repairing.
The repairman told me that it would take a long time. I had to wait for previous customer's as well. I brought a book, so it was OK for me.

In the shop, there were two stools. The previous man told the repairman about his bike's state first, but he and I entered the waiting place at the almost same time. He sit one of them first, and he served the other one to me. He looked young. While we were waiting for repairing, I talked to him. According to him, he was a high school student, and he carried his bike from his high school to his home on foot for about an hour, and then he carried it to this shop on foot for another thirty minutes.
I felt sorry for him, and I thought that I was glad to come there after him.
Many teenaged boys are quiet in front of strangers, and they would answer just "Yes." or "No." And they are often using their smart phones while waiting.
However, he was different from them. He didn't take out his smartphone, and he sometimes even asked me back something.
I was interested in junior high school, so, he told me about it.
I enjoyed having the chit chat with him.
When he was leaving the shop after his bike got repaired, he said to me "Good bye." with bowing.
He was a nice boy.


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I've heard that 'Mamachari' (Mam's bikes), which are made in Japan, are becoming increasingly popular in London.
In Japan, they are popular with not only mothers, but also teenagers, fathers, and even elderly people.

As you may know, my bike was stolen last Fall. Fortunately, it was recovered.
After that incident, I always double lock it.

Now that the snow has melted, I was going to ride my bike. However, I discovered that my bike had a flat. So, I carried it for thirty minutes, on foot, to the nearest bike shop.

Just before I arrived at the shop, I saw a man walking with his bike towards the shop from the opposite direction. I realized he was also going to the shop to get his bike repaired. Unfortunately, he reached there just before me.
I regretted that I hadn't left home earlier. As I didn't want to walk for another thirty minutes to get back home, I decided to wait for the repair.
The repairman told me that it would take a long time because I had to wait for a previous customer's bike to be repaired as well. I had taken a book, so it was okay for me.

In the shop, there were two stools. The previous man told the repairman about his bike's state first, but he and I entered the waiting place at almost the same time. He sat on one of the stools, and he offered the other one to me. He looked young. While we were waiting for the repair, I talked to him. According to him, he was a high school student, and he had carried his bike from his high school to his home on foot for about an hour, and he then carried it to the shop on foot for another thirty minutes.
I felt sorry for him, and I felt glad that I had arrived at the shop after him.
Many teenaged boys are quiet in front of strangers, and they would answer just "Yes." or "No." And, they are often using their smart phones while waiting.
However, he was different from them. He didn't take out his smartphone, and he sometimes even asked me questions.
I was interested in hearing about his junior high school, so, he told me about it.
I enjoyed having the chit chat with him.
When he was leaving the shop after his bike got repaired, he turned to me and said, "good bye" while bowing.
He was a nice boy.

Re: English Corrections

Hi Shiroi Tora.

Thank you very much for the corrections.
My point of view was different from yours, so, I made mistakes such as 'go back home' and 'brought a book'.

Reply to Sakae's comment

Sakae's Comment:

My point of view was different from yours, so, I made mistakes such as 'go back home' and 'brought a book'.


My Reply To Sakae's Comment:

Actually, 'brought vs took', 'went vs came'...etc...is determined not by the reader, but by the speaker or writer. If from where you are writing or speaking is the same location you were speaking or writing about, then you would use brought or came. If you are in a different location at the time of your speaking or writing, then it would be took or went.

Examples:

(If you were talking to someone at home):
I took my book with me to school, and I then brought it home.

(If you were talking to someone at school):
I brought my book with me to school, and I then took it home.

(If you were talking to someone at a third location not in the story):
I took my book with me to school, and I then took it home.

It is always about the location of the speaker at the time the story is related...not the listener.

It is often confused by native speakers also.

Re: Reply to Sakae's comment

Hi, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you so much for the explanation.
I understand well.
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