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【ビジ英徹底復習】2017 L16 Curiosity Killed the Cat?

カテゴリー: 2017年12月10日
【ビジ英徹底復習】2017 L16 Curiosity Killed the Cat?
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I hope you're having a good day.

最近スピーチ力向上と、ICEEのCritical Resopnse力向上のために、Toastmasters Clubに入会しました。今回は二回目のスピーチ原稿をシェアします。

Title:JAL Dokokani-Mairu

Last month, I went on a trip to Miyazaki in Kyusyu.
Why Miyazaki? You will know soon.

At night, I was enjoying chicken at the counter of a local chicken izakaya.

A man sat next to me. He looked like a traveler so I asked him, 

"Where did you come from?"

"From Tokyo."

"Me, too. Business or vacation?"

"Vacation."

"Me, too."

I was a little bit surprised as Miyazaki is not a popular tourist destination these days. So I asked him, 

"Why did you choose Miyazaki?"

"I didn't choose Miyazaki by myself, but I came with a service called Dokokani-Mairu of JAL."

"Dokokani-Mairu! Me, too!"

I love Dokokani-mairu. Dokokani-Mairu is a part of JAL mileage service. I'll show you three reasons why I love this service.

Firstly, it is cheap.

Dokokani-Mairu costs only 6,000 miles round trip. Usually it costs 12,000 miles. It's a bargain.

Secondly, you don't decide the destination.
Who decides? JAL does.

JAL gives you four candidate destinations. Like Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka, and Hiroshima.

You can reload browser to get another four candidate destinations, like Aomori, Sapporo, Tokushima, Naha.

You can reload as many times as you want.

Then JAL selects one destination out of four and let you know by email the next day.

I feel so excited to wait for the email from JAL that I cannot focus on my work in the office.

That's a fun part of this service.

Lastly, Dokokani-Mairu service gives you serendipity. 

You might go to the countryside like Miyazaki and you might not be interested in the place. 

But I'm sure you will have unexpected pleasant surprises in your trip. That's serendipity. 

Here is what I experienced in this trip to Miyazaki.

When I was driving to the south along Nichinan-kaigan Coast, I found a road sign about Udo-jingu Shrine. 

I didn't know anything about the shrine but I thought it might be interesting. So, I went to the shrine.

The shrine was in a cave on the side of a cliff overlooking the ocean. It was spectacular. 

There were breast shaped rocks in the cave wall which are said to have nourished Emperor Jimmu. 

Sound interesting? This was an unexpected surprise for me.

For those who are not interested in unexpected surprise, there is another way of enjoying Dokokani-mairu.

Do you remember the guy whom I met at chicken izakaya? 

I wanted to exchange some sightseeing infomration with him. So I asked him,

"Hey, today I went to Udo Jingu shrine and tomorrow I'm going to Saitobaru to see ancient burial mounds, or Kofun. Where are you going to go tomorrow?"

"I'll not go anywhere. Just relax in a cafe."

"Do nothing, just relax in a cafe." How elegant it is to do nothing on a trip!

Anyway I gave you three reasons why I love Dokokani-Mairu service. 

I recommend this service to people who like mystery tours, or who want to go on a trip but don't know where to go, or who are stressed out and just want to relax in a faraway town.

Have you become to want to try this service? 

Thank you.

残念ながらBest speaker Awardは取れませんでしたが、がんばって暗唱しました。


Have a good rest of the day.




★reciprocate, お返しをする、報いる

We will reciprocate and tell them all about our relatioinship situation.



★socioeconomic status, 社会経済上の地位(収入、教育水準、職業、住居などから測る)

It's bad form to talk about your socioeconomic status in the office.

★beg the question, 疑問を投げかける、問題を提起する

All this begs the question: what should I say if people ask me these kinds of questions at work?




★ruminate, あれこれ思い巡らす、深く考える

We ruminate about bad experiences instead of thinking about positive ones.



★antidote, 対抗手段、対処法、解毒剤

One of the best antidotes to worrying is curiosity.



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