Summer is almost here! In America, school's summer vacation starts in mid-June. It is a long vacation that lasts about 2 and a half months!! Many high school students do a part-time job during the summer vacation. Jobs at restaurants, summer camps, and swimming pools are most common. When I was a high school student, I worked a different part-time job each summer. I worked as a ticket-taker in a movie cinema. The next summer, I worked at a family restaurant. One summer, I worked cleaning the floor in a doughnut shop!
The summer jobs usually only pay minimum wage. This 6 dollars and 15 cents, now (about 730 yen). It is not much money but the part time jobs are a fun way to make new friends and learn the value of money.
Most students use the money to keep up their cars or enjoy the long summer vacation.
Did you have a part time-job when you were a student? What is the minimum wage in Japan?
summer vacation: 夏休み mid-June： ６月の中旬 part-time job: アルバイト doughnut: ドーナツ minimum wage: 最低賃金 the value of money: お金の価値
Golden Week is here and many people are enjoying the vacation with their families. When I was a child, I went on vacation with my family every summer. My father, brother and I often went camping in the mountains of Virginia.
We put up a tent and made a camp fire. We cooked our food over the fire. We also went fishing and swimming in the river.
There were many insects in the mountains, it was hot in the tent and my brother and I often fought about small things. But, looking back now, those were really happy times!
Did you go on family vacations as a child? What did you do? Were those happy times for you?
New Words when I was a child: 子供だったころ Virginia: バージニア州 put up: 建てる insects: 虫 looking back: 振り返って