the nikku

reflecting on ESL/EFL and its relation to faith

Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Most Important Word for Winter

In Japan there are no central furnaces. Your home probably has a network of smaller gas and electric powered heaters. For your gas heaters you need to go out and buy some kerosene at the closest gas station.

The word for kerosene in Japanese is touyu 灯油 - literally igniting/fuel oil (as opposed to vegetable oil). I went and picked some up today. If it's still nice enough weather to be walking, it might be a good idea to go and get some before you're trying to haul it home in the snow.

Two canisters cost me about 3000 yen ($30). That amount got me about half way through the winter last year.


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