Hello Share house. Vol.01

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I’ll start well this week. Hello, share house.
It was about 10 years ago when I first encountered a share house. I was on a working holiday in Australia.
Today, we’re going to talk about the first half of my story, from the time I arrived in Australia until I became interested in share houses.

Some of them reminisced about their own experiences, saying, “Oh, I know, I’ve been there.
The first half of the talk was about how to use a kettle to boil water.

When you’re boiling water in the kettle, or downloading an app on your smartphone.
If you have a minute or so to spare, please take a look.

 

Hello Share house. Vol.00
Read Takuya’s testimonial here!

I stayed with a host family in the countryside near Sydney for a month after I arrived in Australia. When I arrived in Australia, I didn’t even know how to use the words “have” and “take” in English. Naturally, I went to a language school, but the school was in the middle of Sydney, and I had to take a bus from my homestay to the school. I was afraid to take the bus every day because I didn’t understand English… Of course, I couldn’t understand the English of how to take the bus… When I was commuting to school, there was only one bus going to the city, which was fine, but on the way back, I took a bus going to a completely different direction and got lost and had to hitchhike… (Aussie) They are really kind people. My host family at my homestay gave me a lot of trouble because I couldn’t hold a conversation properly, but they were always kind and smiled at me. (Aussies are really kind people…for the second time)

Hello シェアハウス。Vol. 01|TESEN

By the way, this is what my daily life was like during my first month in Australia.

Morning: Wake up and go to the language school.
Afternoon: Study on my own or hang out with classmates.
Evening: Go home to my homestay family and tell them what happened today in English.

 

Hello シェアハウス。Vol. 01|TESEN

One night while I was enjoying my life in Australia, I was talking to my host family.
Host family: “Have you decided where you’re going to live? I haven’t heard anything about it at all, are you okay? *Probably they didn’t ask me this
Me: “…”.
I was enjoying my life in Australia so much that I completely forgot that the homestay was only for one month.
I had only one week left until my homestay was over.
At that time, I said, “Ok! Okay! I went back to my room and went to bed and said, “Oh no, how am I going to find a place to live? When I went to bed, I thought, “Oh no, how am I going to find a place to live?” I was so nervous that I didn’t know any English, but at the same time, all the Aussies were so kind that I thought, “Well, I’ll manage.

 

This is my first time living abroad for a long period of time. What I felt was… You don’t need to be able to speak English to get by.

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