I am not the Zodiac. And if I were, I certainly wouldn’t tell you.
仮定法過去 If I 動詞過去形〜, I (wouldなど)+動詞原形…. 〜だったら…するだろう
例: If I were you, I would take that job offer.
例: I would move to the countryside, if my company allowed me to work fully remotely.
例: If I didn’t have to work today, I could go and see my daughter’s piano recital.
Mount Sinai is, as you probably know, considered to be the holy mountain where God gave Ten Commandments to Moses. During my stay in Dahab (an amazing place for relaxing and scuba diving in Sinai peninsula, Egypt), I took an overnight tour to Mt. Sinai. We left the town late at night, took a van to a small town near the mountain and started climbing it in the dark. After about three hours, we got to the little tea house that is located about 700 steps below the summit. Since we still had some time until sunrise and it was really cold, we decided to have some tea before the final push. As the sky was getting lighter, we eventually climbed up to the top and enjoyed the beautiful sunrise.
Although you need to hike in the dark and the cold, seeing the sun rise in the morning sky over the Sinai desert at the top of the holly mountain is absolutely worth the hassle. On the way back, you can also visit Saint Catherine’s Monastery, which is situated at the foot of the mountain and is one of the world’s oldest monasteries in use.
be considered: 〜と考えられている
be situated: 〜に位置する
Oaxaca is probably one of the most beautiful and culturally rich states in Mexico. The region, and the Oaxaca city in particular, is known for its colonial buildings, mezcal (a strong spirit made from the agave plant, so tequila is a kind of mezcal as well), chocolate, and above all, Day of the Dead (if you don’t know about this festival, you should check out Coco, a great Pixar movie). Although I wasn’t lucky enough to be there during the festival, I still had a lot of fun. Old town, which is the center of Oaxaca and the place where most tourists stay, is so pretty and has so many things to see that you could easily spend weeks there. But there are also lots of attractions around the area that you can take day trips to, such as the Mayan ruins, the world’s fattest tree, and Hierve el Agua (a set of natural rock formations with springs).
I took an overnight bus from Mexico city and got to Oaxaca early in the morning, so when I arrived the entire town was still asleep. That quiet combined with the morning light made it really beautiful.
Bob: The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.
(自分が何者で、何を欲しているか知れば知るほど、色んな事に動揺しなくて済むようになる) Charlotte: I just don’t know what I’m supposed to be.
― 中略 ― Bob: You’ll figure that out.
例: She was so upset when she found out Ayami was not coming to her wedding.
Be supposed to ～するべき、～することになっている
例: He was supposed to work today but he just called in sick.
例: You’re not supposed to be here, right?
Figure out (答えを)見つけ出す、解決する
“find out”がシンプルに情報を発見したという意味で使うのに対し、“figure out”は状況や、色んな情報から自分自身で考えたり、判断して答えを導いたというニュアンスになります。
itや that などの代名詞は２語の間に入れて、“figure it out” “figure that out” となります。
また、figure out +文章の形でもよく使います。
例: I’ll figure it out.
例: My 5-year-old son has figured out how to convince me to buy him toys.
例: I figured out that she’s the one responsible for the information leak.