If there are no scientific daily news in DMM Eikaiwa, I want to choose teachers who have had a lesson with me, because they know my background. But in its booking system, I need to choose teacher before I know what the news topic are. It is a problem.
Today's teacher speaks English very well, and know many words. I've never heard "arachnophobia" even in Japanese. Arachnophobia is like sickness to feel fear for spiders, scorpions etc. She taught me "phobia" means fear and "arachno" is from arachnid-spiders family.
To tell you the truth, I don't know the fact that South Korea' fertility rate drops below one. South Korean's rate of people who are older than 65 is lower than Japan, but fertility rate is lower than Japan.
Today's new word is "paternity leave". This for fathers, not mothers. Surprisingly, in Philippine, there are only 3 months for maternity leave. In general, grand parents are living in neighbor. Therefore they help to raise children.
Today's lesson started 12 minutes late. Teacher's PC suddenly restarted for updating even she didn't click, she said. Therefore we don't have enough time to start material, we change to start taking freely.
In previous lesson, I told her about our company. So we talked about that. Why did you started your company? How do you motivate your employee not to resign? Such talk may improve my business talking skill.
I've just booked her tomorrow lesson as soon as finishing this lesson.
Yesterday, I had a cold. So I cancelled the lesson. The record of consecutive days are broken.
Today's teacher is Nigerian women. I asked her whether the events between US and North Korea is reported in Nigeria. According to her, they can watch in a TV by CNN.
By the way, I wonder why we in Japan could not see foreign countries TV news for free. When I travel to overseas countries, I often see the news channel like CNN, BBC, and even NHK (English ver.). They are broadcasted for free. If I want to see them in Japan, it cost about $30 per month. It's too expensive.
Today, before reading the article, we talked about JST and White Day. The teacher sent me "Hi Shogo-san, see you 10:00 PM JPT. " at Skype chat. So I replied "JST is more common than JPT, I think". She had been using JPT for almost 3 years, She really doesn't know JST!
About White Day, there are no such day in Philippine. According to Wikipedia, it is only marked in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, HongKong, Malaysia and Chine: Only in East Asia. I don't know the fact, I was surprised.