A: Hello, XX Beauty Salon - How may I help you?
B: Hello! I would like to make an appointment for a haircut, and for a pedicure.
A: Sure! What day would you like to come?
B: This coming Friday.
A: OK. Would you like to request for a particular stylist?
B: Yes, Is Miss Yamamoto available that day? I would like to request her.
A: She certainly is available on Friday.
What time would you like to make your appointment for?
B: I would like to come at 11am please.
A: For your nails, would you like the gel, or just the polish?
B: No gel for me thank you, just the polish please.
A: Right, I'll let Miss Yamamoto know.
So your appointment is This Friday at 11am, with Miss Yamamoto, for a haircut and pedicure. No gel. Is this all correct?
B: Yes, that's correct. Thank you very much for your help! See you Friday.
A: Oh, one more thing - please bring your sandals, for after having your pedicure.
They don't dry straight away.
A: I'm an actress. I do stage, TV and TV commercials, movies, anything that involves acting.
I really like my work as I wanted to be an actress from a young age.
I use to imagine myself being on TV.
B: That sounds interesting. When were you born?
A: I was born on January 3rd, 1984. I'm a Capricorn which means I'm ambitious and patient.
Also, I'm blood type B which means I'm happy and bouncy.
In anime, the "genki" characters are usually blood type B.
B: What do you like to do in your spare time?
A: In my free time, I like to go eating and drinking with my friends.
I like going to places that have a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.
Your cheers give me power.
Thanks a lot.
A: Akiko, how are you? I watched your program on tv last week.
B: Thank you. What was your impression of it?
A: It was really cool. I told about 80 of my friends to watch it too.
B: Wow! Are you serious? 80? Thank you so much!
A: I learned a lot.
I didn't know that in the olden days people wore yukatas after bathing.
B: Did you learn anything else?
A: Yes, I learned that in the past yukatas were worn under kimonos to prevent them from getting dirty.
B: I'm glad you learned something from the show.
A: Yes, I think yukatas are charming.
My friend said she wants her daughter to wear a yukata now.
B: I'm good,but now it's the rainy season so I have to wear these rain boots.
A: Do you like wearing rain boots?
B: They are practical to wear when it's raining.But if the day becomes sunny,I look like i work at a fish market walking around in these ugly boots!
A: What can you do about it?
B: In the future,I plan to design rain boots that will look good even if it's not raining.
A: That sounds like a great idea.When will you start?I would love to wear some fashionable rain boots.
B: I want to start now. I have been thinking of designs,and now I just need to put pen to paper.
B: If more people around town wear beautiful rain boots, I think it will make the city look more beautiful. Rainy days feel cold and grey, but beautiful rain boots will bring color and a good feeling to the day.