Tools

Tools
I got all of these tools a while ago, at Daiso.
The wrench and pliers weren’t rusted when I got them in April.

The doors in my apartment building have a bolt in the closer that loves to get loose, and when it does it doesn’t stay open properly. My inner Monk doesn’t let me ignore that, I just have to fix that.

Bikes with loose chains where the rider is complaining I also invite over for a quick fix.

今学期の私の目標

My Goals
私は3か月前は上手に話したり新聞を読んだりできませんでしたが今少しいずつできるようになれました。
でも、まだたくさんできないことがあります。たぶん全部の新聞が読めないかもしれませんがもっと読めるようになりたいです。
それで、たくさん漫画を読むつもりです。上手に日本語を話せる前に文法や言葉を勉強しなければならないと思います。たくさん日本人と話すようにするともりです。

This quarter’s target

3 months ago I couldn’t do things like speaking well or reading a newspaper, but now I am slowly becoming able to do those things.
But, I still have a lot of things I can’t do yet. I probably will not be able to read all of the newspaper, but I want to be able to read more.
Therefore, I plan to read manga. Before being able to speak Japanese well, I think I have to study grammar and vocab. I plan to talk to many Japanese people.

燃えるゴミ

I have to keep my apartment above a certain level of cleanliness or else I have cockroaches, mold, the burnable trash stinks, and the floor gets covered in lint.

This is my trash system here:
Trash
There are a bunch of kinds of different trash. Also my favorite cleaning fluid ever, green-tea scented multi-surface cleaner. In order of how much I have they are:

  • Plastic.
  • Burnable trash
  • Bottles (PET, cans, glass and milk cartons are all separate, but I sort them at Seiyu, so they have one trash bag)
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • non-burnable trash (There is surprisingly little of this. In 3 months, I haven’t even filled up a small trashbag yet)

The categories aren’t optional, trash has to be sorted like that. For most people the different kinds of trash are picked up on different days, but I have access to a dumpster so I can take care of trash whenever.

I am surprised at how clean I am keeping my apartment. Dishes get washed, the burnable trash is emptied weekly, the trash can is wiped down throughly with my green-tea scented multi-surface cleaner. If I had access to chickens I would probably empty food trash every day to keep the smell from becoming a problem. I mop about every 2 weeks.

16th Street Mall

Denver New Year's Fireworks
The assignment was to describe a famous building from my country (Colorado), so I had picked the capital building.

But when I starting talking about 16th street mall the other people didn’t believe me. 2 kilometers long, and that there is a bus that runs down the middle of the mall.