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Episode 11829th January 2022 • Transformations with Jayne • Jayne Nakata
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It's a bit of a fun episode today with my two special guests, who have been asking to appear on my show.

We'll be talking about:

  • Things we like about Japan
  • What we're planning for the upcoming spring holidays
  • Two brand new podcasts coming out soon

Links of things mentioned in the show:

The Hugo Show with HugoN

FocusCore Podcast

SELF POWER NOW!

Got a question for our guests in the upcoming episode? Make sure you find me on Instagram @transformationswithjayne and send me your message.

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Hello, and welcome to another episode of the transformations with Jane podcast.

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I'm your host Jane Nakata.

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Coming to you from Fukushima prefecture here in Japan.

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Well, it is a bit of a last minute episode this week.

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I'm sorry.

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It has just been completely wild over here.

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In pod launch with Jane land and we have lots of new shows coming out.

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Just this week.

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So I have been a little bit busy and have kind of left it to the

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last minute to record this episode.

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Also, I had wanted to invite these two guests onto the show for a while now.

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And I asked them the other day and they said, yes, we'd love to come on.

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And so it was just a matter of finding the time to actually get them

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on the show and to decide what we were going to talk about, et cetera.

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So I'll introduce you to my guests in a moment, but first, let me just fill

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you in a little bit about some of the shows that we have coming out this week.

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So on the 1st of February is the launch of the focus core Japan podcast.

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By the team at focus core.

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And David Sweet, who is also the host of barefoot lunch.

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We helped David to get his show out there.

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And it's been great, fun being part of that.

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If you are interested to know more about recruitment and.

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Getting a job or retaining talent in your organization, those kinds of topics.

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It will be a great podcast for you to listen to.

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Also coming out this week is a new podcast by Debbie, just Sony called itself power.

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Now.

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And guest who is the first guest on the show?

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It's me.

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I'm very privileged to be guest number one.

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And I really enjoyed talking with Debbie about some of things that

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happened in 2011 and how that's given me a unique perspective on life that

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has really helped going forward.

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After that.

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So.

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If you are looking for new podcasts and you enjoy the show, this show,

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I'm sure you will also enjoy.

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The themes and the contents of those other shows coming out.

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And there's a couple more coming in February as well.

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Fingers crossed that they all work out.

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So, let me introduce to you my two guests for today.

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They are my son Hugo and my daughter.

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Emilia.

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They have been asking to be on the show and I thought, well, why not?

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And let's have a go and see how it goes.

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Hugo himself actually has his own podcast.

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Which we work on in the holidays, we put out a little, two or three

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minute episode talking about whatever he's interested in at the time.

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And this is Amelia's first.

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Opportunity to be on a podcast.

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So, yes, I hope you will enjoy listening to them.

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And they've definitely enjoyed taking part and being on the show.

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So here we go.

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Hi, mummy.

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It's nice to be on this show today.

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Are you good.

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Thank you for coming on the show today.

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It's lovely to have you on the transformations with Jane podcast.

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Have you ever listened to an episode of my show?

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Yes, when.

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When one time.

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One time.

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Just the one time.

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Oh, I see.

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But you have your own podcast, don't you?

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Yes.

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I have one.

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What's your podcast called the Hugo show.

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That's right.

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The Hugo show.

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What kind of things do you talk about on your podcast?

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But in a Minecraft and lanky box.

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And those are all things that seven year old boys love.

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Right.

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Yes.

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And what do you love at the moment?

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I love plugging one.

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And do you have a favorite Pokemon?

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Yes.

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What's he called?

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What are they called?

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I should say.

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They are called.

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Carrie L.

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And touch you and all those Evie collections.

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I see.

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And you have made an online friend haven't you.

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Yeah.

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What's his name?

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He's called Dawn.

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Yes.

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George, I don't know if you're listening, but he goes very excited to play

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Pokemon cards with you soon online.

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Yes.

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So, what else would you like to talk about today?

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Who go.

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Let's talk about.

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At school.

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School.

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what are you looking forward to about the second grade?

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, I don't have anything I know about.

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Second grid cell.

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Um, but you won't be the new kid wearing that silly yellow hat anymore.

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I have to read the,

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what do you call it?

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yeah, the white.

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I can read.

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Hat that's right.

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You have.

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PE that's right.

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Do you use that for PE?

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I don't have to wear the funny yellow hat anymore to school.

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First grade.

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And you've been working really hard with your English recently.

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Haven't shared.

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What have you been doing?

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I have been doing.

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talking about English.

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Yeah.

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And you've been practicing your reading and writing, using the Scholastic.

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Hundred words you have to, uh, 100 words you should know before.

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Yeah.

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The grade that's right before you start first grade.

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So we're doing the first book.

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And it's going well, isn't it.

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You're enjoying it.

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And you're getting very good at reading.

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And writing in English.

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So I'm very happy about that.

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And you're getting very good at reading and writing in Japanese day.

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Slowly.

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Yeah.

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Yes.

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Which do you prefer at the moment?

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What do you mean?

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Do you like writing in English?

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Beta or writing in Japanese better.

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both.

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Oh, you liked both.

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But Japanese is more better.

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Then.

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English because it's not too hard to write it, but the kind is really hard.

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It is hard.

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You're quite interested in Kanji though.

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Aren't you?

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Yes.

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And what would you like to do in the spring holidays that are coming up?

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Oh, the U S J.

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We as us, Joe.

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And also.

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No.

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Yes, that's right.

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That's right.

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It's an all soccer.

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And.

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What would you do if we went to U S J.

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We're gonna go to the teammates.

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And Mario and.

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What do you call it?

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Minions.

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Then Harry Potter.

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Yeah.

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Is there anything else you'd like to do in the spring vacation?

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Yes.

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Go to Hawaiians.

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That's our.

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hot Springs and water resort.

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Isn't it with.

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Lots of water slides.

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I love the water slide.

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Yes.

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Excellent.

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Well maybe.

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On my birthday.

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So maybe that your daddy can take you there.

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Yes, but.

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Daddy.

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When he was on the slide, he clicked, keeps failing off.

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Did he?

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Yes.

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I didn't hear that story.

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That's fun.

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Is there anything else you'd like to say today on the show before you go.

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Yes.

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I will like to talk about.

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Well, my life is.

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Tell me about that.

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I like my life.

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To be all the.

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Then Mia.

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Ah, Mia as your.

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My sister, your big sister.

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You want to be older than her?

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And what do you like about your life?

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And like my life is I have a Nintendo switch.

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That's a highlight, is it?

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Yes.

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Anything else?

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Yes.

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Japanese food.

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Yeah, you love sushi.

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okay.

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So.

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Uh, before you go.

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Yeah.

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Do you want to tell everybody to come and listen to your podcast?

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Yes.

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the Hugo show with Hugo in.

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The podcast, you can find it on all of your favorite podcast players and

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Hugo usually releases a new episode.

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Every school holidays don't share.

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So maybe there'll be one coming through.

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Dick on Spotify.

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Well, thanks for coming on the show today.

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Here you go.

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It's lovely to have you here.

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Yes, but I want to talk something more like what.

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Like.

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Yeah.

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Tell us about that.

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As a lady, Sweden, but I didn't know all the words because it's

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a little bit hard to say it.

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Oh, you mean Swedish?

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Oh at the top.

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Yeah, they have special letters.

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Don't they?

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That's right.

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They have war and ER, and.

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That we don't have an English.

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Oh, and stuff like that.

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But you were very good at.

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Practicing the Swedish words, they taught you at school.

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German.

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This is a bit like German.

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And what else do you want to tell us about.

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That's Sweden.

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Let's talk about.

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What kind of food?

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Mm.

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It's like roast beef and stuff, but again, like the school lunch.

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It was disgusting.

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They had terrible school.

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I shouldn't nice compared to Japanese school lunch.

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And get the knee school.

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Lunch is good, but I don't like their soup.

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It's disgusting.

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Mm.

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But it's much nicer than Swedish school lunch.

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Isn't it.

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well, I like mommy's food and daddy's food.

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And you're lucky I'm quite a good chef on Thai.

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Yes.

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But then if the good chef, he is very good chef we're lucky.

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Yes.

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Yeah.

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Oh, well, thanks for coming on the show today.

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Here we go.

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It's been great.

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And again, sometime in the future.

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All right.

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Thanks.

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Bye.

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Hi, Emilia.

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Thanks for coming on the show today.

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Hi, mommy.

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Yeah.

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So we've just had your little brother.

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Hugo.

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On the show.

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And he was telling us all about his podcast and things.

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He likes about school in Japan and school in Sweden and things.

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And what would you like to talk about today?

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Living in Japan.

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Yeah.

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So tell us about the things you like about living in Japan.

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Eating the Japanese for.

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Um,

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because.

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When we went to Sweden, most of the food was.

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meatballs and.

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Curry.

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Um, and.

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They didn't have many Japanese.

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Food then we like.

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Yeah, they have a lot of salty kinds of foods.

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Don't they?

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Yeah, like the Christmas roast.

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the ham Christmas ham that was super salty.

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We definitely struggled with the amount of salt that was in the food and Sweden.

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But there were some yummy things there.

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Yeah.

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Like the ham and the sausages and the cheese.

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Yes.

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And the cinnamon rolls.

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Yes.

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So custard rolls.

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Oh, yes.

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The CRA the cream buns.

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They have similar bums at this time of the year.

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So, I didn't know that cinnamon rolls were.

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A very Swedish food until we got there.

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And every shop you go to has cinnamon rolls and they're just everywhere.

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Aren't they.

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And they even have cinnamon roll day with a, like, just about free they're like five

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kroners was had 50, 50 yen or something for a whole set for one cinnamon roll.

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That's so cheap.

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And that very big and very sweet and cinnamony.

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Very nice.

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A real.

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Punched and they're their cinnamon rolls.

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And carrot cake.

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So, do you miss Swedish food or?

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Nah.

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No, you don't miss it.

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That's the thing.

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We can make carrot cake at our house come, we, and we can

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make meatballs if we want to.

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But it's a bit tricky to make a lot of Japanese food when you're not in Japan.

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So you've taken up the violin recently.

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How's that going?

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Good.

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I have been watching lots of violin videos and.

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Aye.

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Really want to play the violin light that.

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So I'm practicing.

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Nearly every day for about 10 minutes.

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No 10 minutes at the moment.

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But it was quite hard to play the violin when you've just starting,

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because you haven't got the.

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The muscles or the finger strength to do it for very long, but you're getting

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better than when you first started when you couldn't even play one note.

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And now you can play.

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Quite a few notes in a row.

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Five, maybe.

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So it's coming along, isn't it?

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Yes.

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And in another year or two, you might be a via a YouTube violinist.

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That's that's the thing.

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So if you've never seen any of the YouTube violinists, I encourage you to go.

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Onto YouTube and have a look and you can find all of your favorite

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songs played on the violin.

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By some very talented violinists Sunday and they have some really good ones.

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It's quite nice to listen to those, your favorite songs without the words,

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if you're like trying to study or.

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Maybe your.

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Yeah, trying to do some work or something.

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It's quite nice.

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I've quite enjoyed the violin versions of some songs that you've shown me.

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I think my favorite,

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Filing.

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Cover song is, Good.

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It's a demon Slayer theme song.

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I think it was the end.

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Maybe I th I thought it sounds.

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Nicer on the Y.

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Well, and then, um, The actual music video.

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Yeah, that's the, um, key metanoia.

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yeah.

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Endings theme.

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Yeah, I think so.

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Yeah.

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Yeah.

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Yeah.

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That's pretty cool.

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One isn't it?

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Your teacher play that for us.

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Was that.

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She paid for us on the first day we went to your class and you

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were really impressed when you.

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Yeah.

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So your teacher's a very good violinist, obviously.

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Um, tell you one day you might be like her.

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If you keep practicing, keep practicing.

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So I was asking Hugo.

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What would you like to do in the spring holidays that are coming up?

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It's only a few more weeks until the end of school year.

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And then we have about two weeks of spring holidays.

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What would you like to do?

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Um, I would like to see some friends that we haven't seen

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in a long time, which is how.

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Like, how does gen-ed.

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Um, Awesome friends here.

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Any worky?

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I haven't seen for a long time.

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The here go Sadie.

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You'd like to go to USG, but you didn't say that.

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So, yeah, I know, but I don't think we will be able to go any way.

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Why not.

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Yeah.

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In a there's.

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Corona.

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And then there's.

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And then there probably won't be any tickets left.

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Who knows we haven't even checked yet, but.

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Well, he's ready to go.

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He's all.

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He's he's planning for us to go.

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He only wants to see the, um, The Ana.

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Not animal grossing, M demon Slayer.

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And Maria.

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Which sounds kind of boring.

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Um, I want to see the Harry Potter.

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Yeah, we'll have to ask our friends.

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Who've already been there for their latest tips on how to enjoy the Harry Potter

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Wizarding world of Harry Potter at USG.

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how to maximize your enjoyment there.

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If we would have gone, I would like to see.

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Just go there for two days and, um, I enjoy everything very slowly.

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Um, one by one, not just like, not right.

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No Harry Potter, just look at there for 10 seconds.

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Okay.

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Now let's go to the, um, Mario.

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Section right, because you don't want to have to hurry.

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Yeah, to be able to enjoy.

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Yeah.

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I see.

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So, yeah.

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Okay.

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Well, let's keep that in mind.

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Anything else you want to do in the spring vacation?

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That's coming.

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I would like to watch.

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Singh.

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Too.

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And.

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Fantastic beasts.

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Okay.

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Both coming out.

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Really?

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Yeah, But you haven't seen fantastic beasts one year.

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Well, you better get on and watch that one before you go.

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Otherwise that won't make any sense.

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One and two.

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Yeah, all right.

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Well, thanks for coming on the show today.

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Amelia has been lovely to have this little.

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Growing up, chat with you.

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And hear about.

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Your thoughts and what you'd like to do for the spring holidays.

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And who knows what we'll get up to, but.

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Be nice to go somewhere.

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Wouldn't it.

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If we can.

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If things are.

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Okay.

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And we can travel somewhere.

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All right, we'll come back.

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And talk to us again sometime.

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Bye.

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So that was Hugo and Amelia.

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Giving us a little window into their lives and the things that they're

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interested in and are important to them.

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And I really hope we can make their wish come true.

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We can get to U S J during the spring holidays that are coming up.

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But I was on the website yesterday, actually looking to see how

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much is this going to cost me?

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And for the three of us, just to go into the park, wasn't too bad.

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It was something like 20,000 yen, but to get us all.

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Fast passes or, you know, those passes that let you skip the line.

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Then that quickly came up to something like 70,000 yen.

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And I thought, surely this can't be right.

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Surely.

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Truly I do.

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I really have to pay an extra 19,000 yen per person.

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In order not to have to wait in the line for seven attractions.

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I think it was.

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So anyway, if I got it wrong and you're listening and you're like,

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no, no, that's not how it works.

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Please let me know.

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Um, because I was sort of having a small heart attack after I'd realized

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that, but you know, like Amelia said, maybe she just wants to go and spend

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a day and there wasn't any world and she doesn't mind if there's.

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You know, if you have to stand in the line for a little bit of something, it's

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all part of the atmosphere and being there and watching the people in there.

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Um, magic cloaks and all of that.

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So coming up next on the show, we have some guests lined up for you.

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And also we have.

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So coming up next on the show, we have something different happening.

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I'm actually going to be recording.

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A group kind of episode with two or more guests.

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And we're going to be talking about some of the questions that people have

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around kids and going to school in Japan.

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And you know, when your kids are starting a new school,

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Or maybe they're moving from kindergarten to elementary school or onto junior high

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school or high school and university.

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It's always a lot to learn as you transition into these new.

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areas of the kids' lives.

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So.

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As a non-Japanese person, it's hard to know what to expect.

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And.

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Unless you have these SIM pie MUMAS as we call the years sort of

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More experienced parent friends.

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It can be hard to know.

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How to prepare or what your kid needs or what they don't need, what they can

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figure out themselves, what you need to do for them, this kind of thing.

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So we have a variety of wonderful woman from the transmissions with

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Jane community here in Japan who are going to come on the show, they're

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going to answer your questions.

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And they're going to talk about their experiences, which

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the old different, right.

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So you might be living somewhere where the situation is different.

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But we can always learn from others and we can always see where

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there might be similarities and.

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Yeah, just really feel a little bit less alone about the whole situation.

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And maybe even learn some of the things to avoid or things that you really must do.

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So that episode is coming up soon.

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We'll be recording that this week and it'll be out.

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Yeah.

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In two weeks time.

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So really looking forward to that, I have a feeling it's going to be

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quite long and we might break it up.

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Two or three episodes.

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Also another topic that's come up recently is the topic of bilingualism.

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So I'll probably ask them all to talk about how that's going with

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their own families, because they're all families where one is a.

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non-Japanese person and they're married to a Japanese person and the living in Japan.

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So.

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Generally a similar kind of situation to myself.

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And I know many of the other listeners of this podcast, and I know everyone who

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has smaller kids wants to know from the.

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Parents with older kids, what's it like, what do I need to do?

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Is this the best for my kid or.

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Perhaps we need to try a few different things.

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So I'm sure you'll get loads of ideas . And also just maybe some

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confidence that whatever happens.

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It's probably going to be okay in the end.

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So that's all for this week.

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Thank you so much for listening.

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I hope you enjoyed.

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I'm meeting my two kids through the podcast.

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And we'll see you again soon.

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That's all for now.

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