A Day in the Life

Ever been curious about what life is like for a kid like you who just happens to live on the other side of the world?  Each month Get Curious will visit a different country to spend a day in the life of a kid somewhere around the globe. We’ll ask about their typical day, favorite sports-foods-books-games-and more to discover our interesting differences and surprising similarities.

This month we stopped in to chat with Tomoki, a 9-year-old boy from Okazaki, Japan to talk school and sports, video games and comic books.  Here’s what he had to say:

Q: What time do you wake up in the morning?  A: に起きる  I wake up at 6:30

Q: What do you eat for breakfast?  A: ごはん、たまご、ハム、味噌汁  Rice, egg, ham, miso soup

Q: What time do you leave for school?  A: 7:20 a.m.

Q: How do you get to school?  A: 歩き  On foot

Q: What time does school start?  A: 8:00 a.m.

Q: Do you play before school, or study?  A: 遊ぶ  Play!

Q: What is your favorite subject?  A: 図工、算数   Art and math 

Q: How many breaks/recesses do you have at school?  What do you do during these breaks?   A: 4回、外で遊ぶ、図書室に行く   4 breaks; I  play outside, go to the library

Q: What time is lunch break and what do you normally eat? A: 12:30、給食  school lunch

Q: What time does school end?  A: 3:30 p.m.

Q: What do you do after school?  A: お母さんも働いているので、学童クラブに行って、おやつを食べて宿題をして遊ぶ   my mother is working so I will go to the after school care and eat snack, do homework, and play

Q: How much homework do you have each night?  A: 30分  30 minutes

Q: Do you play a sport? Practice after school?  A: ソフトボール、水泳   soft ball,  swimming (I take swim lessons) 水泳は習っている

Q: Do you watch TV?  If yes, what is your favorite show?  A: 見る、アニメ  ドラえもん、ポケットモンスター、妖怪ウォッチ Anime,  Doraemon, Pocket Monster, Yokai Watch 

Q: Do you play an instrument?  A:ピアニカ、リコーダー   pianica, flute

Q: What is your favorite book? A:図鑑   illustrated encyclopedia

Q: What is your favorite food? A: カレー  curry with rice

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: ポケットモンスター  Pocket Monster

Q: What is your favorite hobby? A:工作  craft

Q: What time do you go to bed?  A: 21:00  9 p.m.

Q: What language(s) do you speak? A: 日本語   Japanese

Q: Do you have brothers and sisters? A: 弟  a younger brother

Q: Do you have dinner with your family each night? A:土日は家族そろう All the family gets together on Saturday and Sunday

Q: What are you most curious about? A:工作、マンガ   Crafts, comic books

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