C : （部屋の中へ入るよう誘導する）
B : May I ask your name, please?
Yes, my name is …
B : Where do you come from?
I live in Sennan city, the southern part of Osaka. It's pretty close to the Kansai International Airport.
A : I see. My name is … I'll ask you several questions, so please answer these questions.
A : You said that you live close to the Kansai International Airport. Do you hear any problems of living close to the airport?
No, not at all. As you know, the Kansai International Airport is floated on the sea and is connected by a bridge which is 1.6km. Well, let me think, yes, it's 1.6km. As for Sennan City, we don't have a noise problem, but some cities, such as Hannan City, which is close to our city, has a noise problem.
A : Do you have any traveling experience?
Yes, actually, I went to Guam two weeks ago. I went there with my husband and our daughter who is three years old.
A : Oh, she is three? You must have been very busy there.
Not really, because my daughter can eat by herself and go to bathroom by herself. We had a wonderful time swimming in the pool.
A : Did you go there to swim in the pool, not the beach?
Well, my daughter is …
A : Little?
Yes, she is little and she was afraid of going to the beach. So, we first enjoyed swimming in the pool and went to the beach later.
A : Oh, I see. Do you think that people are not comfortable going abroad?
I think so because of SARS.
A : SARS?
Yes, the SARS virus. Some experts predict that there is an outbreak of SARS this winter again.
A : Really?
Yes, when there is an outbreak of influenza or common cold. I read in a newspaper that a Singaporean man contracted SARS, but that he works in an laboratory to study viruses and he was affected there.
A : He was affected. Then, when you have a guest from overseas, where do you want to take him or her?
I want to take the guest to Kinkakuji, the Golden Temple. It's appearance is very gorgeous as it's said "golden," and they can enjoy a comfortable atmosphere.
A : What do you mean by comfortable?
I said "comfortable," but it rather means historic and serene atmosphere.
A : OK. What do you think of the Japanese who are regarded as very reserved?
Traditionally, in the Japanese society modesty has been regarded as virtue. Also, the Japanese education system has a lot to do with this. We are not encouraged to speak out and to express one's own opinions. It's one of the reasons.
A : Then, why do you want to be a tour guide?
Well, I really like to meet people, and I've learned English for a long time, so I'd like to be an expert of English.
A : Thank you, that's all. I really enjoyed talking with you.
I did, too.
A : What a nice color of your cloth!
|← BACK NEXT →|