I was fascinated by America and the people who lived there, but could not speak English very well, and regretted that I hadn't been able to interact with the people very well.〔【出典】Hiragana Times, 1995年1月号◆【出版社】株式会社ヤック企画 〕"HT099034", "2343649"
As the local children, with whom the group had become very friendly indeed, bid them a warm farewell, the participants then went to the local municipal government office, where 12 members of the Kinu no Kai （Silk Society）, consisting mainly of local housewives, kindly taught them how to make hanging dolls."IC006001", "2257994"
utterly lose track of time
feel a hundred percent better〔病気が全快した場合など。〕
with a whole new lease on life
feel whole again（病気・事故などの後に）
forget about the whole thing
Luminarie has now become an annual winter event in Kobe and highlights include illuminated gates and arches."MB001114", "2396994"