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Past tense/ past tense / and more past tense

Homework


Write about your childhood, use the past tense!!!

Speaking

I just go to the California and a lot of place in Japan I think. I like Japan very much and I think it is easy to get there because it is only 2 hours flight to get there.
I have been in Tokyo or Osaka and Kyoto and some small places where can snow skating.  Takayama is the place and Hida is one of the village there. The place is like a ginger house.
And the mountain around there is black and white in winter. it is like the Chinese painting style. I am very impressed.
Jet lag is not the problem to me.

It’s a terrible thing. It’s very pity.
My husband will speak English but it just works in Tokyo and Osaka. When we go to the place like Takayama I think we can use our body language if we fortunately meet the Chinese always can speak Chinese. Because the Japanese wordings is similar to Chinese so we can get the information. Not very sure but pretty much
For living the society is not very open minded. And have passion to communicate with other in the work place.

I have some American coworkers. they know about the oriental culture from Japan but the don’t very familiar with Chinese culture.
But I don’t know why, I think Japanese culture is one of the symbol. iconic oriental culture in wester world I think. But I don’t know why because som of them will know something about Japan but will know little about China if they never came to China.

I think e-commerce marketing is a trend to help the brand developing their online business. Since the offline business is grow up slowly or go down. The ecommerce is one of the important way to increase the brand business.
But if the brand don’t do the target consumer communication is important I think it will not grow up sooner or later.

I think Nike’s marketing strategy is always consistency and even you can know the brand through a commercial which you didn’t the logo. Nike’s also very care about the online business in China but it was never to do the things that can make the sales grow exponentially but destroy their brand.
For exemple Nike has it’s airmax day every year in March. It is a very impact campaign to engage the consumer. Then Tmall are interested in this campaign and wants to cooperate with Nike but they talked the cooperation about 3 years as I know but Nike don’t want to cooperate with them because they think they can do the campaign and improve their business by themselves.


I just went to California and a lot of places in Japan. I like Japan very much and I think it is easy to get there because it is only a 2 hour flight to get there / it is only 2 hours away by plane.
I have been in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto and some small places/villages where  you can snowboard. Takayama and Hida are two of the places I remember. The place is like a ginger house.
And the mountain around there are black and white in winter. it looks like a Chinese painting/it reminded me of Chinese paintings. I was very impressed.
Jet lag is not the problem to me.

It’s a terrible thing. It’s (such) a pity.
My husband will speak English but it just works in Tokyo and Osaka (big cities). When we go to places like Takayama (smaller cities) I think we can use our body language to communicate.
if by chance we meet Chinese people, we can always speak Chinese. Because the Japanese characters are similar to Chinese characters so we can understand/guess what they mean.
It is not always accurate but pretty much/but usually it works.
For living the society is not very open minded/ traditional/doesn’t give you much freedom.

Japanese people are hard to read, it is difficult to work with them.

I have some American coworkers. they know about the oriental/asian culture from Japan but they are not very familiar with the Chinese culture.
But I don’t know why, I think Japanese culture is one of the symbols of Asia . it is an iconic oriental culture in the wester world I think. But I don’t know why some people know about Japan/have heard about Japan/ are familiar with Japan  but will know little about China if they have never been to China.

I think e-commerce marketing is a trend to help the brand develop their online business. Since the offline business is growing up slowly or is going down. Ecommerce is one of the important way to increase the brand’s revenue.
But if the brand doesn’t have a good communication strategy it will stop to grow sooner or later / growth will stop at some point. i.

I think Nike’s marketing strategy is always consistent and you can recognize their commercials without even seeing their logo, they have a very special style.

Nike also cares a lot about the online business in China but it would never do anything to sales grow their sales exponentially but destroy their brand.
For exemple Nike has it’s airmax day every year in March. It is a very impactful campaign to engage the consumer. Then Tmall got interested in this campaign and wanted to cooperate with Nike they discussed the cooperation about 3 years as I know but Nike didn’t  want to cooperate with them because they thought they could do the campaign and improve their business by themselves.

Vocabulary

to explode : to do like a bomb / grow very suddenly.
A bomb exploded in the airport and we had to evacuate everyone.
Their sales exploded after FanBingBing posted their clothes on her Instagram.

flat stomach
abs : muscles on the stomach
The KOL got a bit fat recently but we used photoshop to put some abs on the picture.

to recognize : to know what something is / who someone is
John had a haircut, I didn’t recognize him this morning, his hair is so short now.

manga 动漫
My daughter likes to read manga.

accurate : precise 精确的
your watch reads 2:30pm, are you sure it is accurate? My computer reads 3:45pm.
If you want us to meet at the airport you need to send me your accurate position, else it will be difficult to find you.

honest: saying the truth
Tom is very honest, he never lies.
Japanese people are not always honest, it is hard to guess what they really think.

to read people: to understand what people really think
I am good at reading people, but I can’t read Japanese people at all.

racist : don’t like foreigners
Some Japanese people are racist.

Vietnam 越南🇻🇳
My next trip will be to Vietnam.

jet lag 时差
I am lucky, I don’t usually suffer from jet lag.

Pretty much 差不多
are you done?
pretty much, I just need 2 more minutes.

simplified Chinese characters : the characters used in China
traditional characters: characters originally from China still used in TW and HK.

Kanji : name of Chinese characters in Japanese

subway station: one underground stop.
I am one station away from smart English.

step: moving one leg after another.
“One small step for a man but a huge leap for humanity. ”

snowboarding : skiing on a snowboard>
I love snowboarding.

Myanmar 缅甸🇲🇲

Grammar

Fortunately / unfortunately : resulting in good/bad conditions.
I was late for work, fortunately my boss was stuck in traffic so she didn’t realize it.
I wanted to send the report yesterday, unfortunately there was an IT problem and I had to wait one more day to send it.
I ordered something on Taobao, unfortunately it was CNY and all the delivery companies were on holidays.

to know something
I don’t know much about Myanmar.  缅甸🇲🇲

to be familiar with something
I am not very familiar with Myanmar.