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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。…
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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。 balut ... フィリピンの名物料理。これ、食べること出来るかなあ。。ちと抵抗が。。…
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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。 be shouldered b…
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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 …
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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…
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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 souve…
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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 …
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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 magni…
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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, p…
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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 …
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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…
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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 fa…
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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 m…
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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, h…
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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…
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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…
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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 gene…
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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 …
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