26/08/2015

English for Servers


I work at restaurant as a cook or busboy so far.
But I will be a server.

My coworker write for me those sheet for me.
I really surprised and felt very happy. They are so kind. I don't notice that they care about me.


Before seat.
Good morning (afternoon, evening)
How are you?
Thank you for coming.
Hi, my name is Ken. Will be your server today (tonight).

Would you like to sit by the window?

After seat. Drink or appetiser

What can I get for your drink first?

Would you like something else to drink besides water?

May I see your ID?

Are you ready to oder?
May I take your order?

Would you like more wine?

Would you like filtered or unfiltered Sake?


Order.

Would you like Miso or chicken soup?

Would you like ginger dressing?

Our vegetarian rolls are ...

Would you like to start with an appetiser?

Eating.

Would you like more water?

How is everything?
Did you like your rolls? :)
How is tasting so far?
Everything alright?
So far OK?



After dinner.

May I get this out of the way for you?
Are you still working on this?

I will pack for you.
I just want to make a room for you. (Rolls are coming soon)

May I take this plate out of your table.

Would you like to order some desert?

Would you like a box for this?
I can box this for you.

Check.

How was everything?

I guess you are finish?

Is there anything else I can get for you?
Can I get you anything else?

Ill be right back for your check then.
I will bring your check.

How would you like the check together or separate?

I'll be back for your change.

Conversation.

Thank you.
Arigato  >_<

No problem.

You are welcome.

Have a great night (day).

Side work

Squeeze the rag.

Clean the table please.

I need help.







20/08/2015

Japanese and American Sushi.


I will explain the difference between Japanese and American sushi.

Sushi is the most famous Japanese food in the world.

Japanese style sushi is very simple. A piece of raw fish on a handful of rice, that's it.

Therefore for Japanese sushi, fish, rice and soy sauce must be very important.

On the other hand American sushi is very colourful and fancy.

American sushi is almost rolls not "nigiri" like Japanese sushi.

American sushi uses not only raw fish but also cooked fish, cheese, meat, fruits like avocado, mango and strawberry.

American sushi is usually made with rice paper or soy paper but not seaweed paper. And its sometimes fried.

Because many American people don't like raw fish and seaweed paper.

That is one of the reason why their sushi looks like not Japanese sushi.

Ingredients are naturally important but for American style sushi has another important thing. That is" Sauce"

Sauce means not only soy sauce, but also there are also wasabi, spicy, mayonnaise, mustard, ponzu, eel sauce and so on. Can you imagine? They have many kinds of sauces and those sauces make their sushi looks so beautiful and interesting like art. And sauce is very important thing of taste.

I'm unsure if i have ever seen Japanese sushi made as creatively as American style sushi.

Normally I chose not to eat at sushi restaurants in other countries. But I recommend American sushi for Japanese visitors. It's very delicious and beautiful. I think American sushi is worth to try.

P.S. Do you know "Super white tuna" ? In Japan I've never seen before. I googled. It said in Japan we must not sell this kind of fish. Because the fish is not good for health if people eat much. So I will try little bit. ^ ^


12/08/2015

Who am I ? Why am I interested in Referendum?

In Japanese 日本語はこちら
http://www.oshibakentaro.com/
Photo by Jens

My name is Kentaro Oshiba.

My nickname is "Shibaken" This is a famous kind of Japanese dog.Japanese people say their name family name first.so "Oshiba Kentaro" is shorter to "Shibaken"

My family consists of my father, mother, younger sister and a dog named Qoo. My younger sister is married but I'm not yet. My priority nowadays to feel free. I'm free from a girlfriend now.

I'm a traveler and Journalist. I can go anywhere I want to go. I write articles in newspapers, magazines, on the internet and anything that someone offers to me.

I love traveling to many different places and studying different cultures.

I'm interested in political issues especially referendum. This is because, Japan has never held national referendum throughout it's history. In resent years our government has decided on important political issues against popular opinion. For example, they have restarted a nuclear power plant, will join the Trance Pacific Partnership(TPP), will pass security-related legislation and are constructing a new U.S. base in Henoko, Okinawa.

I think government should listen to our citizens' opinion but they ignore us. Not only that, but the present Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe broke our constitution.

I think these problems occur because we don't have a referendum system. If we had a system of referendum, the government couldn't ignore popular opinion like Switzerland. This is because Japanese people don't know what referendum is and what would happen if referendum is held.That's why I've been to several countries where referendum is held. So that I can talk in Japan about how government, media and citizens work.

I'm sure that my reports help Japanese people change their mind. Elections are not the only way to take part in politics. We have other way to decide on important political matters. Demonstration can cause big influence. But it's not a way for all people in Japan to decide and take part.



I love to ride bicycles. I can maybe ride a bicycle all day for my entire life.

My dream is to travel around the world by bicycle.

I traveled by bicycle in Taiwan, Germany, Bulgaria and U.S. This is not yet enough for me. So I want to see this beautiful world with my own eyes and reach those views myself.In order to reach that dream, I make money, I learn English and I train my body everyday.


07/08/2015

I love Ben and Jerry's Ice-cream.



I love Ben and Jerry's Ice-cream. = I call Ben and Jerry's Ice-cream "BJI"

There are two reasons.

The first reason is of course it is delicious.

Japanese ice-cream and sweets are I feel not so sweet like BJI.

They are many flavours, like chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and sometimes a strange name one.

I love half baked much.

http://www.benjerry.com/whats-new/half-baked-fun-facts

do you know that story?

the second reason, is that they take care of social responsibility.

In Japan BJI cooperate social activities for example ASHOKA, ETIC.

They use fair trade, NON-GMO products.


check it out BIJ homepage.
http://www.benjerry.com






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