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Selfie / Planking
Sweet先生。いつもハチャメチャに元気で凄い。今年の流行語について。「今でしょ」と言いたいところだがそれは日本の話。英語圏では「Selfie」。自分撮り、ということ。オバマ大統領や新しいローマ法皇もSelfieしてたそうです。facebookとかにすぐアップするんでしょうね。 特に流行ったSelfieは「Planking」だそうで。画像検索してみればわかりますが、、そうですか、こういうのが流行っていたのですね。。 ...続きを見る

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2013/12/16 05:59
名物料理balut
Hope先生。若いですが、落ち着いた感じの方でした。先生のいるフィリピンに行って見たい、という話をしたら、そういう生徒さんも多いとのこと。このレッスンを行っているオフィスも訪問出来るみたいなので、是非みなさんにお会いしてみたい、と思いました。 ...続きを見る

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2013/11/29 23:51
Flor先生
初めての先生だったので、自己紹介など。研究者の生徒さんも多いそうで、医療関係や教育関係、太陽電池関連の人もいるとのこと。日本だけからではなく、フランスやアイルランドなどに滞在しつつネット英会話を受けているひとも多いらしい。会社はどこまで金銭的なサポートしてくれるのか、などについて意見をかわしました。 ...続きを見る

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2013/11/29 00:14
Complete Medical Checkup (人間ドック)
I entered the hospital for complete medical checkup, or general medical examination. It took two days. I had many examinations, such as an electrocardiogram, endoscopes for stomach and the large intestine, computerized axial tomography (CAT or CT) fo... ...続きを見る

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2010/01/29 22:24
Crayon Evolution (クレヨン進化論)
Crayon Evolution (クレヨン進化論) Do you use Crayon recently? I don't. I read an article about the history of crayon's color, shown in "Is There an Upper Limit to Crayola’s Law?" Crayola is major company of crayon in the US. The article summarized a spectrum of the colors in a pictur... ...続きを見る

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2010/01/25 23:20
Betelgeuse (ベテルギウス)
Betelgeuse (ベテルギウス) One of my dreams is to see a supernova. The supernova is an huge explosion when the supergiant star is the end of its life. The dream finally comes true? ...Recent news say the star Betelgeuse is to explode soon. The news says Betelgeuse has shrunk r... ...続きを見る

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2010/01/24 23:09
Birthday Cakes (お誕生日ケーキ)
Birthday Cakes (お誕生日ケーキ) There was a birthday party in my family. Who's birthday? ..Oh, It's me. We bought cakes made by neighboring cake shop, Shiawase No Oka, that I introduced the previous article. I ate "Mont Blanc Special." As you know, a Mont Blanc is a cake or tart ma... ...続きを見る

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2010/01/23 23:43
Cream Stew (クリームシチュー)
Cream Stew (クリームシチュー) I made a cream stew for supper recently. I could use the stew without using white sauce sold at supermarket. I refereed to the recipe on the website Cookpad.com. ...続きを見る

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2010/01/22 23:37
New Notebook (新しいノート)
New Notebook (新しいノート) I bought a jacket for my notebook as shown in the picture. It is called "SYSTEMIC" made by KOKUYO. It is for A5-size notebook. I had used B5-size notebooks so far, but I changed the size. It is a small challenge for me. The jacket is useful because i... ...続きを見る

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2010/01/20 23:13
Sentokun (せんとくん)
Sentokun (せんとくん) My Italian friend is gonna go to Nara this weekend. I told him to say hello to Sentokun. Do you know Sentokun? Recently my wife's friend went to Nara and gave us a souvenir (small chocolate pie), as shown in the following picture. You can see Sentoku... ...続きを見る

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2010/01/19 23:08
Unshu Mikan (温州みかん)
Unshu Mikan (温州みかん) Yesterday our soccer team had a game in a league of my city. We lost by score of four to zero. Umm, I was very tired, but I enjoyed the game because I hadn't had such a game for a long time. Well, orange or mikan is good when I am tired. I was presen... ...続きを見る

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2010/01/18 06:46
Mega Earthquake (大地震)
Big or Mega Earthquakes... I'll talk about earthquakes. I came from near Kobe city, where the big earthquake 15 years ago today. The Great Hanshin earthquake whose magnitude was 7.3 hit near Kobe, Japan, causing extensive property damage and killing ... ...続きを見る

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2010/01/17 07:24
New Wallet (新しい財布)
New Wallet (新しい財布) I bought a new wallet recently. I had used my old wallet for about 20 years, but now it looks to be changed. The old one made by KENZO was presented by my grandmother, perhaps. I am impressed that the wallet had stood long use. Thank you very much, K... ...続きを見る

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2010/01/16 23:30
Video Phone (テレビ電話)
The video phone comes soon. In some years, almost of us will communicate each other by TV in our living room. Free phone company Skype started the service of free video phone by using TV. There have been many kinds of technologies for video communica... ...続きを見る

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2010/01/15 23:49
Sweet Potato Curry (おさつカレー)
Sweet Potato Curry (おさつカレー) Here is curry powder. It is left over... So, let's make curry and rice!.. Firstly I prepare vegetables. Let see... carrots, onions, and,.. Oh, I use shimeji mushrooms. And, and, oops, I don't have potatoes. But there are sweet potatoes... Can I use t... ...続きを見る

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2010/01/14 23:26
Terminal Care (終末期医療)
Terminal Care (終末期医療) I have fish, Japanese rice fish, or medaka. There was many medaka in my water tank, but now only one medaka survives. He was born in this water tank. He is about 2 years old, already old guy. His gill and fin are ragged. In addition, a water pump is ... ...続きを見る

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2010/01/13 23:53
Vaccination (ワクチン接種)
I always wear a mask during working. The pandemic of H1N1 swine flu looks to be in a state of remission, but I should be careful. Today my wife, the last person in my family who didn't inject the vaccine, had the vaccination. My daughter who had been... ...続きを見る

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2010/01/12 23:19
Encouragement of Learning (学問のすすめ)
Encouragement of Learning (学問のすすめ) I am now reading the Japanese book "Gakumon no Susume (An Encouragement of Learning)",written by Yukichi Fukuzawa. He was a author and professor in Meiji Era and regarded as one of the founders of modern Japan. He is also famous for the portrait on 1... ...続きを見る

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2010/01/11 22:08
Powerful Ramen (パワフルラーメン)
Powerful Ramen (パワフルラーメン) What is my favorite cooking?.. It is stir-fried vegetables, of course. It's not only easy to make but also healthy. By the way, yesterday I made a ramen (Chinese noodle) covered with vegetables. Furthermore, I put a rice cake on the ramen. It looks g... ...続きを見る

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2010/01/10 22:13
Cultivate the Soil (畑を耕す)
Cultivate the Soil (畑を耕す) When I was at my parents' house in last year end, I helped their work. It was to cultivate the soil in their vegetable field. They don't have a farm tractor, so I dug manually the furrows by a shovel. And then, I spread manure or fertilizer on the f... ...続きを見る

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2010/01/09 23:36
Little Einsteins (リトル・アインシュタイン)
I watched the animation "Little Einsteins" after a long time. I had recorded many stories a few years ago. I watched some of them in English. They were good for my English learning. Today's topic is about the animation. Don't you know that? I think i... ...続きを見る

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2010/01/08 23:29
Seven Herbs (七草)
Seven Herbs (七草) I had seven herbs for dinner. In Japan, it is the day of festival of seven herbs (nanakusa) today. We can remember these seven herbs by singing " Seri, nazuna, gogyo, hakobera, hotokenoza, suzuna, suzushiro. These are nanakusa." We eat the seven her... ...続きを見る

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2010/01/07 21:29
Turtleneck (タートルネック)
Turtleneck (タートルネック) Talking of winter, I wear a turtleneck almost every year. In other words, what is indispensable to my winter is a turtleneck. They strongly protect my neck from the cold. This month I bought new turtlenecks. It is because old ones got wrinkled. In ad... ...続きを見る

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2010/01/06 23:37
Flycatcher (ヒタキ)
Flycatcher (ヒタキ) I met a bird in the garden of my parents' house. The bird was pretty and friendly. It belongs to flycatcher, called Daurian Redstart, or Jobitaki in Japan. It is similar to sparrow in size, but more beautiful, I think. ...続きを見る

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2010/01/05 22:49
Zoni Soup (お雑煮)
Zoni Soup (お雑煮) I tried to make Japanese traditional soup, zoni or o-zoni, which is often eaten for new year's celebration. In western region (Kansai) where I was born, the soup is generally flavored with miso. This year I had that kind of zoni when I was in my fami... ...続きを見る

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2010/01/04 21:18
Hakone Ekiden (箱根駅伝)
I like to watch Hakone Ekiden, which is one of the famous university ekiden (relay marathon) races. It is held on 2 and 3 January every year. About 20 universities take part in the race. They run from Tokyo to Hakone back and forth on their routes. T... ...続きを見る

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2010/01/03 20:40
Osechi-Ryori Cuisine (おせち料理)
Osechi-Ryori Cuisine (おせち料理) In Japan, we usually have Japanese new year's food called osechi-ryori. The following picture shows the osechi that my mother made. It was very delicious and healthy as usual. Each dish has meaning, such as good health, fertility, good harvest, happi... ...続きを見る

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2010/01/02 21:13
A Happy New Year (あけおめデス)
A Happy New Year (あけおめデス) A Happy New Year! May the new year bring you happiness! Here is today's Mount Fuji from shinkansen train. It was very beautiful. I wish I could have taken more good picture.. ...続きを見る

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2010/01/01 23:01
Most Faborite Articles (最もお気に入りランク)
Today is the last day of this year, therefore this article is the last one of the year. Yesterday I summarized the most hit articles. Today I summarized my favorite articles. First, I was very impressed with my daughter's growing up, such as her pict... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/31 18:09
Most Hit Articles (最も読まれた記事)
I summarize the most hit articles in my blog since the blog was opened this January. Some are written in Japanese. I was surprised that many people looks for federal holidays in the US. And 2nd ranked article was written this month, surprisingly. It ... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/30 09:08
Error Correction 3 (間違い訂正3)
My blog articles are sometimes checked by my English teacher. I wonder I have improved my English... Anyway, I corrected mistakes in the following articles; ...続きを見る

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2009/12/29 11:18
StrengthFinder (強みの把握)
StrengthFinder (強みの把握) Today I bought the book "Now, Discover Your Strength." As a service of the book, I could test "StrengthFinder." The test gives me my strengths. My results were Connectedness, Inclusiveness, Ideation, Maximizer, and Intellection. How can I make the be... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/28 23:58
Avatar (アバター)
The movie Avatar has been showing since some days before. The film might be the landmark as a 3-D film. As I said in the article "New Three Sacred Treasures," I think three "V" will be the treasures. They are PV (PhotoVoltaic cell), EV/HV (Electric/H... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/27 18:45
Cookie House (おかしのいえ)
Cookie House (おかしのいえ) Haven't you ever wanted to live in a cookie house... So have I. A relative made the house, as the following picture. It looks delicious and gorgeous, doesn't it? The relative said baking cookies for suitable size is difficult because the cookies swel... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/26 09:17
Christmas (クリスマス)
Today I finished writing New Year's cards and dropped them into a mailbox. I did it! I can greet the New Year with relief. Merry Christmas! Oh, my daughter got Christmas presents from Santa Claus. She got some stationeries such as a pencil box and a ... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/25 21:27
The Top 10 tech trends of 2009 (今年の10大技術)
The CNN reported the top technical trends of this year. They concluded there were no huge improvements to technology, but our lifestyles have surely being changed by technologies from Twitter, Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon, or so. ...続きを見る

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2009/12/24 22:35
2009 Most Watched Videos (今年一番の映像)
YouTube has announced its top five most watched videos for 2009. It is with Susan Boyle, needless to say. She got more than 120 million views. Wow. But my favorites are No.5 Evian Roller Babies international version, and No3 JK Wedding Entrance Dance... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/23 15:24
Visual Thinking (図解思考)
Visual Thinking (図解思考) I wish I could think of many interesting ideas. The visual thinking is good way to realize that, I think. Now I started to train the thinking by daily newspapers. I am referring to the a book "Kiji Tore (in Japanese)" which means trainings by using n... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/22 23:32
Shinkansen for Distribution (物流新幹線)
At the end of the year, many people will travel somewhere or return to their family's home. They can use trains, cars, airplanes and so on for their moving. In these days, expressway tolls become cheap because of economic stimulus by the government. ... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/21 22:57
Well-balanced Diet Guide (食事バランスガイド)
Well-balanced Diet Guide (食事バランスガイド) For my family's health, I started to check daily dishes. How can we do that? I referred to the guide in the Japanese ministry MAFF ( Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries). The ministry recommends well-balanced diet by using Food Guide Spin... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/20 10:39
Next Ghibli's Work (ジブリの次回作)
I like many works of Studio Ghibli, such as My Neighbor Totoro, Laputa (Castle in the Sky), Spirited Away, and so on. The next work was announced recently. It is The Borrower Arrietty, released in the summer of 2010. It is said that the story is base... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/19 16:59
It's different (それは違う)
When I was listening the AFN radio, a newscaster made a mistake. He said, "...I went to the company, sorry, country.." Aha. I also make same mistake so often. I was relieved little bit. I also mistake the word "different" for "difficult." ..hmm. It's... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/18 23:27
Frozen Window (凍った窓)
It was very cold today. The windshield of my car was frozen, surprisingly. It was when I used the washer and wipers to clean the windshield. So, I couldn't start to drive until the ice was melted. Winter season comes. There are only 14 days rema... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/17 23:11
Restaurant Kunpoo (薫風)
Restaurant Kunpoo (薫風) As I mentioned yesterday, I had a party near Hon-Atsugi station, Kanagawa prefecture. The party was a year-end party of my place of work. I and my colleagues were very satisfied with the restaurant (or should I say it's a bar?) named Kunpoo. Good foo... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/16 23:00
Train Station (駅)
Train Station (駅) Yesterday I had a party near the station Hon-Atsugi. At the station, I found the signboard broken as shown in the following picture. The left-hand side of kanji "Eki (station)" was disappeared and changed into "Syaku (measure)." The station became "... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/15 23:21
Shaved Woods (剃られたウッズ)
Gillette shaves Tiger Woods. That's a witty title, isn't it? But it's serious. The CBS news reports that famous shaver brand Gillette will stop a contract with Tiger Woods as a spokesman. I didn't know his gossip until recently. When he was injured ... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/14 23:04
Dishwasher (食器洗い機)
Dishwasher (食器洗い機) My PITA was finally solved. I bought the dishwasher and was in trouble for the plumbing, as I said before. But I managed to set up the dishwasher. The appearance of the faucet looks funny because some parts were broken, but it's OK for the time being... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/13 18:34
Youtube Microwave (動画電子レンジ)
The microwave oven already looks like a TV set, so why not make it act like one?... Hmm, it makes sense. Some researchers has developed that kind of microwave. You can watch videos when you use the microwave oven. How lucky we are! However, pay atten... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/12 14:34
Blood Donation (献血)
Blood Donation (献血) I donated blood few weeks ago. I gave my blood by 400 ml. When I wrote an application of the donation, a receptionist said, "This is ten times of your donations, congratulations!" Thank you. But why was he said, "congratulations?" I found the reason ... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/11 23:15
Hybrid Iguana (ハイブリッド・イグアナ)
Prius. It's the name of a hybrid car. It's one of candidates that protect global warming. Hybrid Iguana. It's is said that the species was born because of the global warming. The iguana lives in Galapagos Islands that I've already mentioned on the ar... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/10 23:50
Learning and Science (学習と科学)
The publishing company Gakken HD announced that they would suspend publications of Gakusyu (Learning) and Kagaku (Science) soon. I was shocked with the news a little. They were very famous magazines when I was a kid. Almost every primary school stude... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/09 22:57
December 8th (12月8日)
Today is famous for... what? In Buddhism, it is The Enlightenment of Gautama Buddha (Bodhi Day). Or in 1980, John Lennon is shot and killed in front of his apartment building in New York City...Hmm. I firstly thought today is the anniversary day th... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/08 23:42
My PITA (私の困ったちゃん)
Finally, I bought a dishwasher. It will make our housework more comfortable... But I have not set up it yet. It's because of some trouble, and it's my PITA now... By the way, Pain In The Ass... It's not like a clean word. We can also say PITB, Pain I... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/06 23:12
J-league and World Cup (JリーグとW杯)
Today there were two important events about soccer in Japan. One was that the final game were held in Japanese soccer league, J-league, and Kashima won the championship. Kashima became the first team which got the championship in three consecutive se... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/05 21:32
Next Precure (プリキュア次回作)
What present does my daughter wish to Santa Claus? ...My family now discusses that issue. She says, "I want a toy of the character, Fresh Precure!" ... There, there, but this animation Fresh Precure will end in next month, January. Even if you got th... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/04 22:22
Communication skills (コミュニケーション力)
Recently I had an in-house training about communication skills. The teacher was an ex-comedian and he was a disciple of a famous comedian for 20 years. His contents of the speech was interesting as we expected. He let us give "high touch" (high five ... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/03 21:56
Moe Village (萌え村)
Nowadays the word "Moe" (pronounced "moh-eh") is famous in Japan. It is a Japanese slang that means, well, how do I say?.. It's like a strong interest in particular types of character, such as cute girls, in video games or anime and manga. Today I wa... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/02 21:42
Houtou Noodle (ほうとう)
It's getting colder and colder. In the winter, there's nothing like a hot one-pot dish. I cooked Houtou noodle these days. Here is the picture. If I have used iron pot, it would look more appetizing. Houtou, or Hoto, uses flat udon-like noodles. It c... ...続きを見る

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2009/12/01 20:50
Mechanical Shock (衝撃試験)
Yesterday I dropped my PC from the table. I was worried whether the PC was broken. Actually, the monitor of the PC started to flutter at first. But when I restarted the PC, it looked recovered. What a relief! I can write this blog with the PC as usua... ...続きを見る

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2009/11/30 21:22
My Hints (私のヒント集)
The followings memos are hints for me. They have been updated frequently. (Jpn. 以下のメモは私にとってのヒント集です。しばしば、更新されます) ...続きを見る

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2009/11/29 00:44
BBC Learning English (BBC英語学習)
I sometimes watch the BBC website, but I found recently that the site "BBC learning English" was very good for English learner like me. I tried to add their widget on my blog , shown at the right side of my top page. From this widget, we can easily a... ...続きを見る

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2009/11/28 17:27
Apple Fuji (ふじリンゴ)
Yesterday I talked about the mountain Fuji. Today's topic is also Fuji, but it is apples. My friend who lives in Nagano always present me apples every year. They are harvests from his apple tree. It is very delicious. I think the name of these apples... ...続きを見る

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2009/11/27 23:42
Mt. Fuji (富士山)
I got on Shinkansen train some weeks ago to go to Nagoya. That was fine day, so I could watch Mt. Fuji very clearly. This is a photo of the mountain I took then. The train moved so fast that I couldn't take good picture. ...続きを見る

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2009/11/26 21:48
Brick and Mortar (レンガと、しっくい)
I bought my PC in brick and mortar shop... These days I learned the expression, brick and mortar. This means a real shop or store which has own building to sell. It is because buildings are often constructed with bricks and mortar paste. In contrast,... ...続きを見る

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2009/11/25 22:56
Evolution Day (進化記念日)
Today is Evolution Day... What is it? .. It is the anniversary of the first publication of On the Origin of Species on November 24, 1859. So, this year is 150th anniversary since the Charles Darwin's evolution theory was established. This year is as ... ...続きを見る

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2009/11/24 23:27
Handball Goal (ハンドボール的ゴール)
France finally got football World cup 2010 ticket. But some say that France got handball World cup ticket! Thierry Henry, famous French player, used his hand for the deciding goal. Here is a video, and it will be recorded in history...Oh, it has bee... ...続きを見る

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2009/11/20 22:36
Autumn's colours (秋の色)
It is mid-autumn now. The leaves of trees turn red and fall. The following news on BBC is a slideshow that was captured beautiful colors of autumn. The poem is attached on the slideshow to make the video more colorful... It's difficult for me to und... ...続きを見る

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2009/11/18 23:07
Peter Drucker, philosopher (哲学者 ピーター・ドラッカー)
Recently I read a book written by Peter F. Drucker. It was "The Essential Drucker on Individuals" translated into Japanese. Soon I became interested in his thinking. He was a professor, writer, and management consultant until he passed away in 2005. ... ...続きを見る

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2009/11/16 21:49
Science Channel (サイエンスチャネル)
Yesterday I found the website "Science Channel". I like it. There are very many videos about science. In addition, there are many games connected with science. ...続きを見る

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2009/11/14 06:37
Tetsujin 28 Robot (鉄人28号)
When I went back to my hometown Kobe last month, I checked a robot that was finally completed. It was Tesujin 28-go. That's Cool in this video. I have already written about the robot in the article on this August, when the robot was under construstio... ...続きを見る

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2009/11/12 22:46
Koki Celebration (古稀)
I had a dream some days before. In the dream, my father gave me a small guitar that looked like ukulele. And he gave my senior brother a cool guitar that was like Fender Stratocaster. After I woke up, I thought that it's I who should give him present... ...続きを見る

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2009/11/10 21:59
Autumn Leaves (枯葉)
Now it's autumn. Many leaves are falling. I feel some kind of smell of autumn. I like the smell. Autumn is's good season for music, food, reading, and so on. I like the song "autumn leaves." It is standard number in jazz. I used to play in mandolin o... ...続きを見る

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2009/11/08 22:55
Miracle Matsui (ミラクル松井)
In major league baseball, the New York Yankees captured the World Series title yesterday. And the "Godzilla" Matsui got the Series MVP. How miraculous it was!! ...続きを見る

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2009/11/06 23:55
What's Black Hole? (ブラックホールって?)
Do you know what black holes made of? I don't know. In general relativity, a black hole is a region of space in which the gravitational field is so powerful that nothing, not even light, can escape...Umm, so what? The following video also shows that ... ...続きを見る

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2009/11/04 05:45
Halloween (ハロウィーン)
There was a Halloween festival in the end of October. In Japan, the festival is getting famous. Many children in our residential area came every home, and said "Trick or treat!". We gave them small cookies. In front of our house, we decorated pumpkin... ...続きを見る

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2009/11/02 06:28
Lunch Dinner (昼夕食?)
Yesterday I had a drink party. I am hungover today. I feel sick... Anyway I remembered Chinese noodles that I had recently. I ate them at Kobayashi-ya in lunch time. They had huge slices of roast pork. Therefore I had been full until night and I coul... ...続きを見る

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2009/10/31 23:47
My Mandolin (私のマンドリン)
I sometimes plays the mandolin. I have four mandolins. Here is one of them. It's Tacoma M-1, from Tacoma in Washington state. I bought it at a shop in Los Angeles about ten years ago. I like it. I used to play the classical music. But recently I want... ...続きを見る

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2009/10/29 06:45
Blade-Free Fan (羽根の無い扇風機)
The company Dyson, which is famous for a Vacuum-cleaner, is now developing a new electric fan. The fan has no blade. That's fanny.., oops, no way, that't funny! ...続きを見る

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2009/10/27 06:51
Obama, Ballon, and Songs (オバマ、気球、歌)
I picked up some US news that I was interested in recently. I felt something odd from these three news. They are about Obama's Nobel Prize, flying balloon with kid, and singing people in conference. ...続きを見る

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2009/10/25 09:02
Future Phones (未来の電話)
I bought my cell phone about two years ago. It is the docomo F905i. It's useful to take a picture and video, manage my schedule, write blogs in Japanese. However, I want to change it because it's little bit big and difficult to write blogs in English... ...続きを見る

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2009/10/23 06:58
Battle of Sekigahara (関が原の戦い)
There was a big war this day in Japan about 400 years ago. It is called the Battle of Sekigahara. I think it is the most popular war in Japan. It finished a long series of war and brought the new peaceful era, Edo period. ...続きを見る

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2009/10/21 06:37
Something on Bread (パンに何のせる?)
What do you put on your bread.? Do you use jam? Yes, I do. But recently I prefer olive oil. And I had a salad on the bread the other day. It includes burdock and cheese. The combination was good unexpectedly. ...続きを見る

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2009/10/19 06:43
Wine from South Africa (南アフリカ産ワイン)
I got a wine from my brother-in law the other day. It's from South Africa. Thank you, my brother! He told me to put it into a decanter first of all after I opened the bottle. It's good for removing odd acidity from the wine. But I don't have the... ...続きを見る

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2009/10/17 21:16
My Blog Book (私のブログ本)
I made a book of this blog recently. I printed only one book. It's only for me to let my English teacher to check my blog writings. The book contains all the contents since I started the blog since this January. It has over 200 pages even I cut a mar... ...続きを見る

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2009/10/15 06:20
Crash into Moon (月への衝突)
A rocket crashed into the moon some days ago. It was done to search water in the moon. The CBS news says in "NASA To Crash Rocket into Moon (CBS, October 8, 2009)" that NASA scientists are going to blast the moon with a rocket traveling 5,600 mph to ... ...続きを見る

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2009/10/13 00:39
The Big Autumn Sports Day (秋の大きな運動会)
This article is the 100th of my blog in English. I think it's important to continue the blog... Well, the sports day was held in my daughter's kindergarten yesterday. It was called "The big autumn sports day." My daughter played a race, dance, ballga... ...続きを見る

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2009/10/11 05:26
Another Saturn Ring (もう一つの土星の輪)
The planet Saturn has a ring, you know. Do you know another ring around the planet? Scientists discovered the ring whose size is massively big. The famous magazine Nature and many newspapers reported the news. ...続きを見る

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2009/10/09 06:09
Nobel Prize in Physics (ノーベル物理学賞)
Yesterday the Nobel Prize in physics was announced, and awarded to three scientists for digital devices scientists were the winners. As one of the a researchers in this field, I am very glad to hear this news. ...続きを見る

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2009/10/07 05:50
Future Vehicle (未来の乗り物)
I can't drive a monocycle, but I want to try the one that car-maker Honda proposed. You can watch the video in the following news. The monocycle will be shown at the Tokyo Motor Show 2009 on this October. ...続きを見る

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2009/10/05 06:40
Wise sayings II (名言集その2)
Enjoy the littele things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. Robert Brault (小さなことを楽しみなさい。ある日ふと振り返った時に、小さなことこそ実は大きな楽しみだったと気づくだろうから。 ロバート・ブラウルト, 米国のソフトウェア開発者, 1973-) ...続きを見る

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2009/10/03 04:26
Wise sayings I (名言集その1)
The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving. Oliver Wendell Holmes (肝心なのは、私たちが今どこにいるかではない。どの方向に進みつつあるかだ。 オリバー・ウェンデル・ホームズ, 米国の医師・作家, 1809-94)... I am collecting wise sayings as follows. ...続きを見る

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2009/10/01 23:01
Akihabara (秋葉原)
I sometimes want to play retro video games that I played in my childhood. Many foreigners who have same thinking like me are interested in the city Akihabara, Japan. The following video is a report that shows some foreigners visited visiting shops in... ...続きを見る

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2009/09/29 05:34
Center of the Earth (地球の中心)
What if I dig the ground deeply and deeply deeper and deeper into the ground? I wonder if I could get to the center of the earth Earth, or get to the backside of the earth?... I often think thought of that when I was a kid. My family went to the seas... ...続きを見る

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2009/09/27 06:26
Investment in Stocks (株式投資)
Lately, I started to invest in a few stocks. I chose three companies among about the 4,000 of listed companies in the Japanese stock markets. It was very hard for me to screen them and make decisions of about the investments. However, I felt relief a... ...続きを見る

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2009/09/25 21:25
7 billion in the world (70億人)
World population increases day by day. Do you know how many people are in the world now? ... It's about 6.8 billion. Well, the following report says it will reach seven billion in two years. ...続きを見る

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2009/09/23 22:59
Attack of black kite (トビの襲来)
My family went to an aquarium today. It was the Enoshima aquarium in Kanagawa prefecture in Japan. We went there during the consecutive holidays, so it was very crowded. Before entering there, we had lunch by the shore near the aquarium. It was shine... ...続きを見る

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2009/09/21 22:59
Extract a tooth (抜歯)
I had extracted a tooth extracted yesterday. It was a wisdom tooth at on the lower left. The operation procedure was over in only 15 minutes. by using anesthesia, but But a stinging pain has continued after I came out from under the anesthetic. The b... ...続きを見る

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2009/09/19 23:10
Magic Wand (魔法の杖)
I want a magic wand like Harry Potter's... I wish I could use magic freely... However, I can change TV channels like a magic, by using a remote control. The magic wand finally become been put on sale!! ...続きを見る

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2009/09/17 05:54
A year since collapsed (崩壊から1年)
A year has passed since the investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed. What can we learn from this financial crisis? Yesterday US president Barack Obama spoke in the on Wall Street and argued for financial regulations. ...続きを見る

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2009/09/15 10:46
A girl who sings the Anthem (国家を歌う少女)
We like music. We know the power of songs. You can watch a the following video in on CBS news. That reports The segment reports a child who sings the National Anthem of the US. She was autistic, but music has changed her life. ...続きを見る

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2009/09/13 07:11
September 11th (9月11日)
Today is September 11th. Eight years have passed since the terrorism terrorist attack in the US happened. There are many ceremonies for mourning, especially in the US. ...続きを見る

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2009/09/11 22:34
Lego bricks (レゴの世界)
Do you know the Lego? It's Lego is colorful interlocking plastic bricks. It was a products of Lego, Denmark company. The toy can construct many kinds of structures, such as vehicles, robots, animals, or so. Today I'll show you two stories. One is a ... ...続きを見る

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2009/09/09 06:43
Mount Oyama (大山にいきました)
We went to Mount Oyama, last weekend. It which is located in Kanagawa Prefecture. It's Mount Oyama is close to my house, but we had had no chance to go. We went to Afuri shrine where we can go by a cable car. We didn't try to clime the mountain on fo... ...続きを見る

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2009/09/07 06:27
Picture book: After Raining (英語版「あめがふったあと」)
「After Raining」....Drawn by: Ayumi. Cooperated with with a little help from: mom. Completed on August 31st, 2009. ...続きを見る

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2009/09/05 06:14
Tubular Cloud (すごい雲)
When I was a child, I thought I could stand on clouds, as did many kids thought so. I show you a beautiful cloud in the following picture. It is a long and thick cloud, so my dream finally come true, doesn't it? ...続きを見る

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2009/09/03 22:35
Untitled Concert (題名のない音楽会)
Today I went to a concert with my colleague. I got the ticket from my a relative. Thank you so much... It was a TV show "Untitled concert" which was is a long-lived program of classical music in Japan. Two stories were recorded today, and they will b... ...続きを見る

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2009/09/01 23:48
Perspective Vortex (大局的な渦)
Today there was the general election in Japan. The ruling party will be changed. I wonder if it's good or bad. In spite of the result, the new stream comes soon. Either way, we will see a new stream. Well, it's probably a small problem compared with ... ...続きを見る

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2009/08/30 22:39
Lionfish Invasion (ミノカサゴの侵略)
Do you know lionfish? It's fish that lives in Pacific ocean. My daughter is little bit interested in it because it was treated as a bad fish in some TV animation. In addition, my daughter like to read an illustrated reference book written about fish.... ...続きを見る

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2009/08/28 23:16
Monkey Magic (モンキーマジック)
Today I met many monkeys in my company. I already said that monkeys often appeared there in the article "Monkeys appear as usual". The number of monkeys were more than twenty, including child monkeys... Speaking of the monkeys, I like the song "Monke... ...続きを見る

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2009/08/26 23:20
A Portable Shrine (お神輿)
Today I carried a portable shrine (Mikoshi) in a festival. It was "portable" but had around 1000kg. The shrine was carried by many people include me. We carried it all day long, so I was very tired and painful to my shoulders. In additon, we shouted ... ...続きを見る

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2009/08/23 23:50
Aloe Leaves (アロエの葉)
I want to grow some plants such as vegetables and fruits. Firstly I wanted to grow a tomato, but now I grow aloe woods. They are given us by my relative a few month ago. They say that the aloe is effective on our many kinds of diseases. At least, we ... ...続きを見る

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2009/08/22 21:29
Thank You (ありがとう)
Nowadays I try to say "Thank you" in every opportunity, but I can't say it in many cases. I want to fill myself with gratitude, but anger and sorrow usually block that. I can change. Follows are collection of gratitude expressions in English. ...続きを見る

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2009/08/19 23:10
Methamphetamine (メタンフェタミン)
I hesitate momentarily to talk about the news that Japanese pop star was arrested. She, called Nori-P, became a suspect for possession of stimulant. I am very dissappointed if it's true. I have no idea about the drug, off course. However, I know it i... ...続きを見る

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2009/08/17 23:36
Revolving Sushi Bar (回転ずし)
Yesterday I went to a revolving sushi bar with a friend who came from Belgium. He has stayed in Japan for a month. He has already been to several sushi bars, but never been to the revolving bar. I wish it would be a good memory for his stay in Japan.... ...続きを見る

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2009/08/15 18:17
Japanese Ramen Robots (ラーメンロボット)
There are too many ramen noodle restaurants in Japan. The ramen originates from Chinese La mian. Now we could say it's one of the most popular Japanese foods. Almost people like this noodle, indeed. The ramen shows Japanese culture and technology. To... ...続きを見る

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2009/08/13 22:34
Today's Earthquake (今日の地震)
There was an earthquake this early morning. The seismic intensity was four around here. I and my wife quickly woke up and held each other. My daughter was sleeping between us. I had many experiences of earthquakes especially when I lived in Ibaragi p... ...続きを見る

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2009/08/11 23:31
Wolfram Alfa (新型検索サービス)
I really often use google for web search. Recently, there are many kinds of seach engine. The Wolfram Alfa is the promising one. It is an answer engine developed by Wolfram Research. It was released to the public on May 15, 2009. Let's try it. ...続きを見る

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2009/08/09 23:49
Dangerous Foods for Driving (運転に危険な食べ物)
I like to drive my car listening radio or music. I also like to eat some snacks while driving, but that is sometimes dangerous. I was interested in an article that reported the 10 most dangerous foods while driving. ...続きを見る

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2009/08/07 22:57
Dragon Quest (ドラゴンクエスト)
This July the video game Dragon Quest IX was released for the platform of Nintendo DS. I used to play their series. I have ever played some series in Japanese and Dragon Quest IV in English version. My favorite is Dragon Quest III. I like their music... ...続きを見る

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2009/08/05 20:55
Abacus School (そろばん教室)
On the way of my business trip, I found an abacus school. The abacus is, you know, used as a tool or toy for counting. It has a frame containing rods with small balls that slide along them. That kind of school is rare lately. Isn't it good for my dau... ...続きを見る

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2009/08/03 23:48
8/30 General Election (総選挙)
August comes. The end of this month, there will be the general election for the lower house in Japan. This election takes attention of many Japanese people. Many people choose which party is better; especially, two big party of LDP or DPJ. I check ma... ...続きを見る

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2009/08/01 09:55
My Summer Vacation (ぼくのなつやすみ)
Today I spent my typical summer vacation. I woke up late in the morning. After breakfast, I took a walk with my daughter. I bought fireworks which her favorite animation character were drown. On our return path, we went to a small old shrine. She fo... ...続きを見る

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2009/07/30 22:11
Nomura's Jerryfish (エチゼンクラゲ)
In my parent's home where we've been stayed since yesterday, there are too many frogs and snails. Why are they so many populations? ...Well, I thought of the Nomura's jerryfish that are rapidly increasing around Japanese sea. Many people especially ... ...続きを見る

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2009/07/28 22:07
The moon anniversary (月の記念日)
Today was sunny day as well as very hot day. In the night sky, the crescent moon appeared. It looked very beautiful. This month US celebrated a 40th anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 1969. You can watch the first landing scene on vid... ...続きを見る

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2009/07/26 22:57
It's quiz time: 3rd challenge
This BBC news quiz... was difficult for me. I got 0 right!... Well, I am proud to be able to mistake perfectly! ahem! ... When I choose the answers randomly, the probability of perfect mistake will be the seventh power of two third; that is about six... ...続きを見る

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2009/07/24 23:49
Gundam Robot (ガンダム)
I grew up with giant robots. Strictly speaking, I watched many animations in which giant robots appears as heros. The most famous robot has been the Gundum. Recently a life-sized gundum was built in Tokyo. BBC news broadcasted about that. ...続きを見る

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2009/07/22 21:19
Harry Potter (ハリーポッター)
Now the film "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is showing. I want to watch it. I like the novels of Harry Potter series. I read all the Japanese versions except the 7th, and read the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 7th Potter in English. It was very diffic... ...続きを見る

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2009/07/20 20:29
A Piano Recital (ピアノ発表会)
We are now considering whether my daughter should take a piano lesson or not. Today we attended a piano recital played by pupils in a piano shcool. All the players were above elementary students though the school also had kindergarten pupils . I kno... ...続きを見る

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2009/07/18 22:10
Dehumidifier (除湿機)
I bought a dehumiidifier in an online shop, then arrived today. It a zeolite type... Oh, My daughter interrupt me...uuuu.... She touchs a mouse and keyboard... no way.... Oh, I'm sorry... At first I wanted to buy the dehumidifier of a compressor type... ...続きを見る

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2009/07/16 21:35
Base Station and EM Wave (基地局と電磁波)
My hometown is located in a rural area, so mobile reception is not good. I want the reception will improve, but I don't want to agree if the base station is built near the house. I worry the health hazard by electromagnetic (EM) wave as well as the e... ...続きを見る

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2009/07/14 23:22
Straw Flute (ストロー笛)
My daughter wanted me to make a straw flute. It was a flute made from a drinking straw. Have you ever made it? Here it is. ...続きを見る

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2009/07/12 23:03
Most Visited Website (最も訪問数の多いサイト)
What website is most visitted in the world? I think it's google. You can examine the ranking in following site. ...続きを見る

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2009/07/10 22:37
Child's Lunch (お子様ランチ)
Here is a Child's Lunch that my daughter ate last weekend. Today I study English words for the lunch. Anyway, almost all the child's lunch have a flag on fried rice. You can see the flag on following photo. Do you know which country's flag it is? I'l... ...続きを見る

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2009/07/08 23:06
It's quiz time again (クイズの時間再び)
How was the quiz that I introduced the other day? Please try again the next quiz. I got four correct answers. I had a confidence in the question one and six. They were about money that I had been studying, ahem! ...続きを見る

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2009/07/06 17:33
Federal holidays in the US (アメリカにおける国民の休日)
Today is the Independence Day, a holiday in the United States. The day is commonly known as the Fourth of July which the U.S. declared its independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1776. On this occasion, I checked all the U.S. federal holida... ...続きを見る

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2009/07/04 22:45
IOU: I owe you (借用書)
Previously I reported about the policy by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in the article, Terminator's policy (June 6, 2009). I didn't know the financial situation was so difficult at that time. Yesterday he declared fiscal emergency. We sh... ...続きを見る

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2009/07/02 22:34
It's quiz time (クイズの時間)
You can try to answer seven questions in following website. I've already tried them, but I only got two correct answesr. Even if they were written in Japanese, difficult for me. Do you know what Italy's Prime Minister said, and what the Kodachrome me... ...続きを見る

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2009/06/30 21:50
Nazca Lines (ナスカの地上絵)
I played with my daughter in a park near our house. We drew some pictures on the ground with a branch. There were a snail with 5 meters diameter, snakes with 10 meters long, a maze with 30 square meters, and so on. I thought they're small geoglyphs l... ...続きを見る

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2009/06/28 22:08
Moonwalking to the Neverland
I was excited by the song Thriller when I was a junior high-school student... Michael Jackson passed away today. He might have risen to great fame and fortune, however he also have gotten many trouble and tragedy. May his soul rest in peace. ...続きを見る

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2009/06/26 23:26
Einstein's tongue photo sold (アインシュタインのベロ出し写真、売りに)
I respect for the famous physicist Albert Einstein. I majored in physics because of him and his book, Evolution of Phisics. I read this book (in Jappanese) when I was a high school student. I didn't understand its contents at all, but the difficulty ... ...続きを見る

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2009/06/24 23:10
Buy a Bigger Pot for Carrot (ニンジン用に、大きな鍋を)
When I cook carrots, I usually chop them into fine pieces before boiling or frying. It is because I don't like the raw smell when they are not fried enough. However, scientists in UK recommend to boil carrots keeping them whole and chopping them up a... ...続きを見る

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2009/06/22 22:16
A Kindergarten Bazaar (幼稚園のバザー)
Today we had a bazaar in my daughter's kindergarten. My wife was one of the staff and left our home earlier, so my daughter went there with me. We played some games and had snacks there. At first, my daughter tried to catch a water baloon from a tiny... ...続きを見る

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2009/06/20 19:25
Pound for pound Pacman (世界最強格闘家 パックマン)
I talked with my English teacher about the boxing. He said "Pacman is maybe the most strong boxer in the world." hur? Pacman? Isn't the character of a video game? No. He is a real boxer whose name is Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, known as Manny "Pac-Ma... ...続きを見る

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2009/06/18 23:07
The Rainy Seson in Business? (景気も梅雨入り?)
The rainy season has set in. It brings us humid air, damp ground, and unpleasant molds. Today's Japanese stock prices droped and finished below 10,000 yen. One of the reason is due to drop of an index price in US; Empire State Manufacturing Survey. ... ...続きを見る

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2009/06/16 23:23
Where is the heart located? (心臓の位置を知っていますか?)
Do you know the answer of the location? It's like a quiz, but it's one of questions in a survey for health literacy. BBC news reported that many people in the UK are unable to identify the location of their major organs. You can see some of the quest... ...続きを見る

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2009/06/14 05:43
Swine Flu Level 6
H1N1 Swine Flu Virus is spreading to many countries. At last The World Health Organization (WHO) decided to raise the warning level from phase 5 to 6. ...続きを見る

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2009/06/12 21:48
Terminator's policy
I check some online news almost everyday. Today I pick up an articles from BBC news. It is about a policy by the Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger. ...続きを見る

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2009/06/10 22:29
Error Corrections 2 (間違い訂正2)
It's difficult for me to write blog in English. I want to improve it gradually. phew... Based on my teacher's advices, I corrected mistakes in following articles; ...続きを見る

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2009/06/08 23:06
The Sports Day (運動会)
My daughter had a sports day in at her kindergarten today, so I also took part in it. Children of three kindergartens gathered in a gym, and they and their parents played with some kinds a variety of special sports. I hear that there are no such eve... ...続きを見る

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2009/06/06 14:23
Internet Abbreviations (ネットの略語)
When I surf on the English websites, there are many abbreviations. I learned them from my teacher and search engine. Some of them are vulgar, which we should be carefull to use. ...続きを見る

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2009/06/04 23:35
Bad form of And, But, and So (文頭の不作法)
I have begun to go to work on foot since yesterday. It takes about 45 minutes each way. And it has many up and down hills. But the walking is good for my health. So, I want to keep doing that... Today's topic is about mistakes in these sentences. ...続きを見る

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2009/06/02 23:11
It's a small "garden" world (小さな「庭」の世界)
Today I played at in the garden in front of my house with my daughter. There are some flowers, many kinds of insects, and weeds. Even if it's a small world, we can discover many things. ...続きを見る

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2009/05/31 22:14
The Curry Rice with Natto (カレーライス、納豆と共に)
I like curry rice. I eat it almost every weekday in at lunch time. Some say to me "Aren't you tired of it?", then I answer "No, I'm not. I like it."... Well, I'll talk about curry rice divided into few articles in this article and in a few future. ... ...続きを見る

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2009/05/29 21:57
Microsoft new seach engine (マイクロソフトの新検索エンジン)
This week Microsoft Corporation is likely to show a new version of internet search engine, the reuter news says. http://www.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUSTRE54J11S20090520 The code name is Kumo. I don't know it will be the real name of th... ...続きを見る

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2009/05/27 22:28
English words of kids' desease(英単語:子供の病気)
My daughter has been sick for about a week. She got chicken pox. It's a desease, especially of children, that causes a slight fever and many spots on the skin. I feel pitiful for her, but it's important to catch such kinds of kids' dessease in childh... ...続きを見る

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2009/05/25 22:51
Indian stock prices (インドの株価)
When I read the newspaper, which I do almost every weekday, I glance at a viewgraph graphs of many kinds of world index prices. I am not had not been interested in it them until I was impressed by looked at one in the newspaper on May 19th. The viewg... ...続きを見る

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2009/05/23 23:13
New Three Sacred Treasures (新・三種の神器)
Today I'll tell you about Three Sacred Treasures in Japan. Don't you know? The original treasures are the sword Kusanagi, the jewel magatama, and the mirror Yata no kagami, which the emperor maybe possess. However, these Treasures have changed accord... ...続きを見る

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2009/05/21 23:52
GW results
The GW means "Golden week" The word is only used in Japan. The GW has continuous holidays from the end of April to the beginning of May. Japanese newspaper Nikkei shows results of personal consumption in the GW. ...続きを見る

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2009/05/19 23:58
Vacuum cleaner Roomba
Do you know Roomba? It's a robot which can clean rooms. I want it... ...続きを見る

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2009/05/17 23:58
Mini Hydro Clock
I'm interested in the clock, Mini Hydro Clock. This clock does not require batteries. It does work by filling any liquid; water, juice, milk, even beer. ...続きを見る

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2009/05/15 22:51
Hula Hoop (フラフープ)
Oops. My hard-disc recorder had been hanged up, probably since yesterday... I failed to record some documentary and news shows... Well, today's topic is about a toy, hula hoop. ...続きを見る

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2009/05/13 22:30
I wanna be...
Today I was thinking out loud... Then, an idea came up in my mind. I want to be the person never to betray others. When I suffer from any kinds of disadvanteges, I never betray others. It might be difficult to achieve that, but I think it can be pr... ...続きを見る

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2009/05/11 23:58
How's business? (景気はどう?)
This week the Japanese stock price rose up strongly. The closing price was highest in of this year. Is the recession recovering over? The US government announced a result of assesment against banks, so-called stress test. The result shows 10 of 19 b... ...続きを見る

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2009/05/09 22:02
Error Corrections (間違い訂正)
My English teacher checked my blog. He noticed a lot of mistakes in grammar and expression. I revised some of them in following articles. ...続きを見る

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2009/05/07 23:07
Hangover (二日酔い)
I felt very sick this morning. I drunk drank too much. I have a hangover. Yesterday I had a party I went to a party (note: If you are a host of the party, you can use "I had a party".). I met old classmates of my university and celebrated one of the ... ...続きを見る

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2009/05/05 14:17
After the Extinction (絶滅後)
Yesterday when I watched a Japanese news, I was interested in comments of an economic analyst. He says "In this economic crisis, the investment banks have become extinct like dinosaurs." ...続きを見る

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2009/05/03 20:34
May begins (5月が始まります)
New month, May, begins. In Japan, the holiday season called "Golden Week" also bigins. It has a period of about a week. Especially this year many manufacturing companies will make long absences due to the economic recession. Well, today it has tw... ...続きを見る

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2009/05/01 08:29
Lesson 7. Tag question (付加疑問文)
Today was fine day, wasn't you? You study English, don't you? ... Tag question is often used in English conversations. It is a small question and added at the end of phrase. I want to use the expression naturally. ...続きを見る

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2009/04/29 22:45
Mish's Economic Analysys (Mishさんの経済分析)
Yesterday I played football with my colleagues. I am a captain of the team. We lost by score of two zero. My body is sore... Anyway, my English teacher told me his favorite website about an economic analysys. ...続きを見る

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2009/04/27 06:31
Lesson 6. Congraturations (おめでとう表現)
Today it was rain all day long. In the evening I met an classmate of my university for a long absence. We had a drink and talked about good old days. Next week I will attend a wedding party of an another classmate. Congraturations on his wedding. ... ...続きを見る

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2009/04/25 23:08
Encarta Discontinued (百科事典エンカルタの打ち切り)
Microsoft expressed that it's encyclopedia software Encarta would be discontinued this year. It's a small news, but big news as a trend. ...続きを見る

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2009/04/23 06:54
Why scratching relief our itch (Jpn. なぜ、掻くと楽になる?)
Today I took a day off. I and my wife go out went out by turns. Well, today's topic is about an itch. My skin is weak, so I often feel itchy especially in winter season. Then, I scratch. I feel relief.  aaaaah... But I will regret the scratchin... ...続きを見る

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2009/04/21 10:58
Lesson 5. Apology expressions (Jpn. 謝罪の表現)
I like the expression "Sorry about that." This expression reminds me Hagrid who is one of characters in the movie "Harry Potter". Hagrid sometimes made mistakes and he apologized with the expression. I think the expression is more heart-warming th... ...続きを見る

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2009/04/19 21:55
Monkeys appear as usual (Jpn. お猿さんがフツウに現れる)
My company is located on a foot of mountains, the west edge of Kanto plane. So, we can see many kinds of animals. Yesterday, monkeys appeared there, as usual. ...続きを見る

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2009/04/17 06:52
Good GM / Bad GM (Jpn.良いGM 悪いGM)
What's the US carmaker GM going on? It is not bankrupt yet. Recently, splitting the company into two seems to be the best solution. Two companies are called, like, "Good GM" and "Bad GM". One has good profit, which includes Cadillac and Chevrolet... ...続きを見る

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2009/04/15 22:33
Lesson 4. Polite expressions (Jpn.ていねい表現)
From the end of this month, There are about one week holidays in Japan, called "Golden Week". It looks more crowded than an average year. Yesterday my familiy talks about where to go in the week. But I think it is already late to make schedules. ... ...続きを見る

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2009/04/13 06:18
Timetable magazine No.999 (時刻表999号)
Recently, expressways for cars are very cheap in holidays. It is due to a policy of Japanese government, which is one of the economic stimulus. On the other hand, many Japanese people like train trips. Today's topic is about a magazine for train t... ...続きを見る

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2009/04/11 18:37
Lesson 3. Greeting(挨拶)
Cherry trees are now in full blossom in Tokyo and suburbs. Here is a picture I took yesterday. I enjoyed the sight of cherry blossoms by night. The moon was brightened through the bossoms... ...続きを見る

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2009/04/09 06:59
April Fool's Day On The Web (ネットでのエイプリルフール)
This year's April fool jokes... From an article in CBS news; ...続きを見る

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2009/04/07 06:27
Lesson 2. calculation(四則演算)
Today I revew the English lesson about expressions of calculation. Follows are "the four basic operations of arithmetic"; addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. ...続きを見る

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2009/04/05 06:49
Lesson 1. Number
I started to study english again. Now I review last lesson. First lesson is about numbers. ...続きを見る

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2009/04/03 07:06
SHUNSOKU for kids
My daughter put on SHUNSOKU. What's that? It is the name of shoes which Japanese maker Achilles has developed. You can watch their advertisement by Japanese animation here; ...続きを見る

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2009/04/01 08:03
100-times thank you
This month, I have tried to say "Thank you" as many as I could. For half a month, I could say 100 times of "Thank you". Of course, it's not always good to say many thanks. A true thank is more better than many poor thanks. But this trial noticed m... ...続きを見る

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2009/03/29 07:57
Example sentences for economics
For my English study, I want to collect example sentences. Today's topic is economics. ...続きを見る

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2009/03/13 06:40
Life Changers
I'll start to write my blog in English. The ranking of recent innovations are written here; ...続きを見る

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2009/03/11 06:32

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