Backpackers Hostel "J-Hoppers" & "Hana Hostel"

Enjoy international exchange!!

We J-Hoppers Hostels are always happy to welcome Japanese customers with open arms as well as foreigners customers. Please enjoy international exchange!!

Enjoy international exchange!!

We J-Hoppers Hostels are always happy to welcome Japanese customers with open arms as well as foreigners customers. Please enjoy international exchange!!

Enjoy international exchange!!

We J-Hoppers Hostels are always happy to welcome Japanese customers with open arms as well as foreigners customers. Please enjoy international exchange!!

Enjoy international exchange!!

We J-Hoppers Hostels are always happy to welcome Japanese customers with open arms as well as foreigners customers. Please enjoy international exchange!!

Enjoy international exchange!!

We J-Hoppers Hostels are always happy to welcome Japanese customers with open arms as well as foreigners customers. Please enjoy international exchange!!

Bussu

I started to study Italian in this month.

I would like to talk about an incredible App which helps you to learn other language.

This amazing App is called busuu.







 When you want to learn some vocabulary, a word comes up on the screen with a picture relating the word.
 You can listen how to pronounce the word, if you touch the start mark.
  






 Busuu teach you some tips.













Words you have learned is saved on your phone as a list and you can see them whenever you want.









 
You can have a test at the end of a section.











The amazing thing about busuu is that you can learn 12 languages on this App !!


This App might be the closest way to be a multilingual......



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Chao!

’Analog’

Hi, there this is Kazzy from Osaka Hana Hostel.

How are you?

It is growing colder and colder these days.
I feel fall in the air.

In the past, it was said that Fall was the best season for reading thanks to its comfortable weather and reading was thought to be one of the best way to kill time at longer night in Fall.

The reason why we still say "Fall is the best season for reading"

The other day,Ai-san who works at Hana as cleaning staff she really loves reading books, we just talked about books by chance and she said that 'I had bought the book which is new arrival and written by Takeshi Kitano, even I did not mean to buy it!!
Because the book jacket was so nice!! '

And she loaned it to me.





As you know,Takeshi Kitano is a famous comedian and movie director in Japan.
But this time, he wrote a book and it is a love story!!

The idea of this story is his ideal love which he really wanted to do.

The guy who works as a interior designer.
In this high‐tech era, he does not use IT he still

He met a beautiful woman at the cafe and fell in love with her.

Even they are attracted to each other, they do not exchange contacts.

The woman said that 'If we want to meet each other, we will definitely be able to do again.'

The story is pure and moving, I can not image that he could write such a beautiful story.

On the other hand, there are a lot of jokes are typical of him and ironic phrases.

I do not want to tell what happens anymore...

Borrowing and lending of books are good communications to know each other: )

If you have time please go to the library or book store and enjoy Reading in autumn: )

Thank you very much for your read my blog!

Have a splendid day/night!!




















Technically home sweet home

I usually say I'm from Hiroshima. Although it's actually not true.
My town is exactly on the border of Okayama and Hiroshima, and my home address is Okayama side, but I always hang out in Hiroshima, my mom goes to grocery shopping almost everyday on Hiroshima side, our dialect is also Hiroshima-ben and overall, I don't know much about Okayama.

Lat weekend, I visited Okayama city for my friend's wedding ceremony and reception.
And of course I decided to stay at a guesthouse in Okayama for the first time!
The place was hip, they have cafe and gallery on the first floor, second floor is the hostel and top floor is rental space for exhibitions or private events. The staff I talked at the reception was so excited when I told her that I also work at a hostel, and told me about a bit of Okayama hostel situation like they only have 3 guesthouses in Okayama city, or their concept and location. She was so nice!






In the evening, I hit the town to catch up with my friend who used to live in Fukuyama, and it was such a blast!

And the next day, I checked-out a bit early and decided to walk all the way to Kourakuen (one of the 3 major Japanese gardens) taking about 40 mins. (I'm a slow walker.)

It was so great seeing the city in the crisp morning - the riverside area was mysteriously foggy, and so quiet on Saturday. I had coffee in my hand, and enjoyed the fall air in my "home" that I'm not familiar with.





I almost forgot that Okayama is a castle town! Unfortunately I didn't have time to pay a visit to the beautiful black castle this time but hopefully soon.

My friend's wedding was held at Kourakuen garden! It was so nice to be a part of traditional Japanese style wedding (which is not very common now) at that perfect location with many kimono ladies!






Wedding ceremony, and party at a hotel banquet, following after party and after party...
Seeing my high-school friends was definitely highlight of my stay this time but next time I should explore a lot more of Okayama for sure!

  

what do you do on your day off?

Hello from Hiroshima Hana hostel its Kana here.
October has already started and I just can't believe how time goes so fast.
Its getting colder and the sunshine time is getting shorter everyday.
Autumn has finally arrived.

I wanna ask what do you do on your day off.

Recently my day off is all about ........"Ntflix"
Have you heard of it?  "Ntflix" is if you pay fixef amount of money every month, you can watch many different kind of movies and drama on line.

Most of my day of starts like this:

I wake up around 8 am and start watching "Ntflix". after while get up and brush my teeth and wash my face. AND start watching "Ntflix". don't really get hungry because what I do is just lay down and watching "Ntflix".
speechless...I don't know how to excuse myself.
But this is one of the way to relax myself on my day off.


But thing is recently I feel like wasting my day off...So...this is the time for me to let go of my lovely"Ntflix" and get outside ! I think I should start doing something else rather than staying at home all day with it. Otherwise I will miss beautiful Autumn season without noticing.
But I don't know what to do...

So let me ask you "what do you do on your day off?"



No smoking, please.


It has been a day since I decided to quit smoking.

I'm now trying out myself how hard my life without cigarette could be.

So I got App called " Kin-en watch ( No-smoking watch )".

This genius App informs you how long it has been passed since you stopped smoking + how much money you saved up while not buying cigarette in this term and so on.

It is very good one because you can actually see how long the time passed and also can visualize how much your body has been recovered from the chemicals just like nicotines, tar...etc.

It's fun!

Now, I got over the 1st phase of withdrawal symptoms successfully.




I can control my desire for cigarettes now and it wasn't as hard as I expected so I think I will be able to quit smoking completely someday soon.

(I know it's been just ONE day but it feels like a week for me. Outrageous!)




If you are a smoker and planning to be one of the people with healthy pink lung some day, just get the app and look up on internet collecting right information to keep motivating yourself.