Today’s Word: practice

September 19, 2017 =========

☆  practice  習慣


When I was in high school we had a subject called “Home Economics” which was once a week, and we practiced things like sewing and cooking, and skills related to running a household. Boys and girls took part in this class, no discrimination! Unfortunately, as we were all teenagers, no one really cared about cooking or sewing, so I don’t think we learned much!

All I really remember from the class is practicing to make toast! Unbelievably, a lot of people managed to burn their toast, and the kitchen room smelled like it was on fire! We obviously needed more practice! Do Japanese school have this kind of class? Is it compulsory or optional? Do you think everyone needs to learn and practice these kinds of life skills?