ドラマで英語を学ぼう (51) Adventure in the Philippines (1)

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今月から2回に分けて「ドラマで英語を学ぼう」の新作"Adventure in the Philippines"をお送りします。今回は、その前半です。

日本人のSatomiは、フィリピン人の友人Skyの案内で現地にやって来ました。彼女はtricycle、jeepney 、そしてdirty ice creamといった、フィリピン独特の文化に興味津々のようです…。
 

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Adventure in the Philippines: 1
(Airport)
M: Hey Satomi! Over here!
W: Oh! Hi Sky! It’s SO good to see you again! Thanks for inviting me to come here.
M: Welcome to the Philippines! Mabuhay!
W: Thanks! Wow, I didn’t expect it would be THIS hot. Is it always like this here?
M: Yep. It’s hot the whole year. That’s why the Philippines’ beaches are really famous: the beautiful white sand and clear emerald green sea, PLUS the right hot weather. A perfect combination!
W: Hey, I’ve heard that Boracay is one of the best beaches in Asia. It’s in the Philippines, right?
M: Ha ha! What a coincidence! We’ll go there the day after tomorrow!
W: Really? I’m glad that I have YOU as my friend, Sky. I really trust you, that you’re gonna make my first ever trip to the Philippines so exciting!
M: OK. Satomi. Just remember that I’m expecting a lot once I visit Japan someday!
W: Sure! Hey, where are we gonna go today?
M: Well, I was thinking… let’s go to the Philippine National Museum, the Philippine Arts Museum, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and the historic city of Vigan..
W: Hey, wait, wait, wait! We’re just gonna go to museums and historical places today? Come on, I’m not a high school student anymore going on a field trip!
M: Ha ha… Satomi, since you’re here in the Philippines, I want you to learn about our history and culture. Besides, it’s really fun going to museums!
W: Oh, Sky, you never change! You’re still a nerd! Ha ha… Wait... Where are we going to go tomorrow, then?
M: We’ll go to the National Library of the Philippines! Oh my goodness, I can’t wait to go there!
W: The National Library? Ah!! I take back what I said that this trip is going to be exciting...

(Sound of cars, people)
W: Sky, look! Is that a Jeepney?
M: You’re right, Satomi! Jeepneys are famous here in the Philippines. I used to ride a jeepney going to school when I was in my first year of high school.
W: That’s awesome! We don’t have jeepneys in Japan. Hey, look! There’s a motorcycle with a small house attached to its side…?
M: Ha ha! That’s a tricycle! We call it a tricycle, because it has 3 wheels: 2 wheels from the motorcycle and 1 wheel beside the side car.
W: Wow! It’s my first time knowing about them! How much does a ride in a jeepney or a tricycle cost?
M: A ride with a jeepney costs around 8 Philippine Pesos per 4 kms, while 1 km with a tricycle costs 10 Philippine Pesos. How far do you think you could go with 100 yen?
W: Come on, Sky. You know that I hate math, right?
M: Well, you can ride about 4 kms in a tricycle for 100 yen. That’s not bad. And, in a jeepney, you can ride for about 20 kms for 100 yen!
W: Wow! Twenty kms for 100 yen? That’s cheap! I can go to different places as much as I want! Oh Sky, look! What’s that man selling? I guess it’s food?
M: It’s dirty ice cream!
W: I LOVE ice cream! Hey, wait... What?! DIRTY ice cream? Who would want “dirty” ice cream?
M: No Satomi! It’s clean ice cream but its name is “dirty ice cream.” I think it’s named that because you can only buy it on the streets. A guy goes around the town with his “dirty ice cream” cart while ringing his bell.
W: Hey, those dirty ice cream carts are pretty cute!
M: Exactly! Um… which flavor would you like? Coconut cream? Mango and nuts? Ube (which is a kind of potato) and cheese? or Banana Caramel?
W: Oh my, oh my. Unique ice cream flavors, mostly coming from fruits! I’d like to try… them all! Which do you think is the best?
M: Hmm… let’s ask the ice cream man!
M: (a quick pause) Sorry, Satomi! Only one flavor was available. The others were already sold out!
W: Which flavor was available?
M: Chocolate…
W: Ha ha! That’s NOT the most unique ice cream flavor ever, but I’ll take one!

(Written by Mikael Kai Geronimo)

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