Hello, my name is Gareth and I'm from England and my question is do you take public transportation?
Yes, I do. I live quite far from where I work so I have to take a bus, a train and then another bus. It takes me about an hour and a half to get to work but on the way home it takes a little bit longer because the connections aren't so good. I don't mind it so much. Many people when I tell them how long it takes me to get to work say that must be pretty tough and it is kind of tiring but I often listen to podcasts and read books and stuff like that. Also, the main reason why I use public transportation is not because I'm an environmentalist or worried about fossil fuels and the environment, but it's because I can't drive. I never got my driver's license in England and I have been living in Japan since I was twenty one so I've never really had the opportunity to get a driver's license. Besides I think even if I did have a driver's license I would still get the bus and train because in the morning when I wake up at six thirty, I feel way too sleepy and I wouldn't trust myself to drive to work.