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Hi, Ruth!
Oh, hi.
So, what did you do today?
That's a good question. Actually,
today, I went to the onsen.
Oh, the onsen. What's an onsen?
An onsen is a public bath and
people go there, basically just to
sit in hot water, and it's, it's
a bit like a spa and it's really
relaxing. You just sit there and don't
do anything really because it's so
warm. It's really nice.
Oh, OK. Well, what did you think about it?
I really enjoyed myself. I'd never
been to an onsen before, so today was
my first experience and I am quite
British and you have to go in with no
clothes on so I was a little bit concerned
about that, but it went OK.

Oh, OK. Well, are you going to tell your
friends and family that you did that?

Um, I think probably I will tell them,
and I think they might listen to this
actually, so
And how do you think they'll feel about that?
They'll probably think it's really funny.
Yeah, I think they'll laugh.
OK, well, actually, I've been to an onsen too before.
Oh, really!
Yes I have. I actually, do really enjoy it.
I think it's very relaxing. If you go to the
big onsens, they have lots of different kinds
of baths and one of them is called the
"Electric Bath" and when you go into it
you feel little tiny electric shocks and it's
supposed to be good to increase your blood
circulation, apparently.

Does it hurt?
When I went into that one I was very little,
so I thought it hurt and I didn't really like it