Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Alligator

Oh, Alligator!!

Did you captured by such a young Japanese girl standing in front of me?

You're now almost a backpack.

“岳”

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No way!!

The title of this manga is "Gaku", not "Take".


But I'm interested in it. (^ε^)-☆

Is this different from the novel "Gaku Monogatari"?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Wet Inside and Out

Good morning......

Not so good but rainy. (^-^;)


Now, I got annoyed that some university students standing behind me are chating loudly in the train.

One of them are saying, "The alarm woke me up at 7:00 but I turned it off and slept again. The time I woke up again was 8:10. Hahaha."

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Why is he proud of his failure with a big voice?

And it's not interesting at all.

He is, what is called, a wet blanket.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Showa Cafe

My brother and I supposed to go to a noodle shop for lunch, but most of them were so crowded.

Then we decided to try a restaurant where we've never been before.

Here is a photo of today's lunch.

Can you guess where it is?

If you have time, you had better visit "Marumitei", which is located between Tsutaya and ¥100 shop.

Taste terrific!!


I love that kind of Showa-style cafeteria. (=^▽^=)ノ

Friday, June 25, 2010

Fire?

A lot of people are holding their breath.

You can see some fire trucks in front of McDonald's.

I'm on my way home and I saw this scene at Tachikawa station.

It seems that a fire broke out in the 3rd floor lavatory.

My Friday Lunch

Today's lunch.


I'm always alone at the lunch time every Friday.

So, choosing something new at Family Mart is a bit of fun. (´∀`)

Video: Honda's Super Goal

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Honda gave Japan the lead in the 17th minute with 30 meter free kick.

In a style reminiscent of Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo, Honda smashed the ball over the wall and watched it swerve past the Denmark keeper Sorensen into the far corner.

Great Triumph

Japan beat Denmark 3-1 \(≧▽≦)/

Fantastic game, isn't it?

In particular, Keisuke Honda's performance were much better than we expected.

Congratulation Japan.

First half

The first half has just finished.

But, did you see the fantastic goals by Keisuke Honda and Yasuhito Endo?

It's said that to score from the free kick directly is difficult.

I was so impressed. (〃▽〃)

VS Denmark

I'm so excited now.

Japan v.s. Denmark is starting.

Fight, Japan!! (≧ω≦)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Handmade Present

One of my students gave me a present!!


Here!!






Surprisingly, she made them by herself for me!!

Thank you so much. (T∀T)/

They are cookies or biscuits, but it tastes like English shortbread.

So nice!!

I'll eat the rest of them as a breakfast tomorrow. (*^o^*)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tax raise?

"Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Monday it would take at least 2 to 3 years to increase the consumption tax."
——— Japan Times

Hmm.....

What do you think about this tax reform?

Exactly, we need to pay more tax if Japan goes to a welfare state such as Northern European countries.

But before enforcing that tax increase, all we have to pay not more money but more attention to the situation we're facing now.

What is our tax used for?

What is the fundamental issue?

Which issues do we solve at first?

Do you trust the government?

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Sharing the ideas, the nation must look at the same way to improve the present situation.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Pity North Korea

Portugal beat North Korea 7-0!!!!!!!

Landslide victory (≧▽≦)♪

So excited game, isn't it??

Just before the Night

Beautiful scene.

Just before the night.

R&B matches with this great view.


Thank you for your shining, sun.

I'll do my best tomorrow as well.

I hope tomorrow is brighter and better than today. (*^_^*)

Hot day

It's very hot today!!

The weather report said that the maximum temperature today in Tokyo is over 31 Celsius.
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31 Celsius!?


It's almost summer!

Where is the rainy season??


Rather than this swelter, I don't like the coldness of air conditioner.

I think it's so artificial.
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Now I remember, I didn't use my air conditioner at home last year.

I hope this year as well. (・∀・)ノ

Friday, June 18, 2010

Jo's Birthday

Happy Birthday, Jo!!

After class today, we had a small birthday party for our foreign teacher, Josephine Ho.




All teacher (there're only 6 teachers though...) gave her a present.



My present was "Fukuzawa Yukichi (拭沢油吉)", a set of oil blotting paper which design is parodied Japanese ¥10,000 bill.

If you use it, you looks like Azumax (Takahiro Azuma).



Of course only mine was ridiculous. (^□^;)

The other teachers' presents were so nice.


The two teachers (exactly they are students) on the left side are Rikiya and Rise.

This is the scene that Rikiya presented his present to Jo.

A book of Shusaku Endo.

Well, anyway, Jo looked happy and seemed to enjoy this party.

I was also happy with this heartwarming event.

I think Jo is a good English teacher; Her Canadian English is very clear and her attitude toward her classes is wonderful.

I really hope to spend a good time with Jo this year. (*^v^*)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Japan beat Cameroon 1-0

We won the game!!\(≧▽≦)/

Japan beat Cameroon 1-0.

Keisuke Honda netted in the 39th minute, scoring from close range at the far post after the Cameroon defence failed to clear a Daisuke Matsui cross from the right.


So fantastic!! (*^v^*)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Monster fish

So surprised!!

It looks as if we saw a scene of fiction movie.


The Mail Online showed us that the gigantic catfish weighing over 113kg was caught in Italy.

If you want to see the detail, go to http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1283961/Catfish-weighing-massive-250lb-landed-angler.html.

Eiken test

A lot of students had Eiken test today.

Of course, as always, some of my students came to Eigonoie to take them both in the morning and in the afternoon.

All I have to do today was to help Ms. Araki, the teacher who is in charge of Eiken test, if she asked me to do something.

But this time, the number of examinees was smaller than usual.

So I could do anything I'd like to.





Well, I'm in Eigonoie alone, and I realize that here is a perfect place to concentrate on working or studying.

It's very clean, quiet, and I can sleep as well. (^□^;)

Our principal Mr. Ogura gave me a duplicate key, so I'd like to use here alone on Sundays and Mondays.




p.s.(1)
Happy Birthday, Sayuri!! (=^o^=)


p.s.(2)
Long time no see, Shoko!! I'm glad you looked fine. (≧v≦)

Friday, June 11, 2010

New version

I changed a new template.

I designed (rather chose) it as a summer version that you think it's fresh.

If you have time, please have a look at my blog from your PC. (≧▽≦)/^

Just Before World Cup

World cup has just started. I'm really waiting for this season!!

But, don't close your eyes to the problems South Africa has.

Here is a news that many broadcasting companies or news agencies are reporting now.

"Zenani Mandela, only 13 years old, who is one of the great-grandchildren of the former South African President Nelson Manela, has been killed in a car crash early in the morning.

The accident happened while returning from the World Cup soccer tournament's kick-off concert."


It has been said that South Africa is a country which has the highest crime rate in the world. Therefore, not only the players but also supporters always need to pay much attention to the security in South Africa.

What we're looking forward is not the bloody battles. (≧ω≦)

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Monster

ant?(◎-◎;)

Monster size that is about five times as large as the normal one.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Manhattan Taste

New product of TEAS' TEA I found at New Days.

"Manhattan Milk Tea"

Blended soy milk with strong milk tea.

The taste is not so bad but not so good.(~_~;)

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Shopping ②

"Light Denim Drawstring Trousers" made of Tencel.
It's soft and comfortable.
Only cost me ¥1,990.




And here is a watch.
Colorful and fancy a bit.
Only cost me ¥2,100.

Lunch

I'm eating lunch now.

Itadakimasu!(≧ω≦)

Shopping

Too hot today!!

I went to UNIQLO and Parco, and I bought a jeans-looks pants and a watch.

I didn't plan to buy them but I just faved.(*^□^*)

I'll update the photos when I get home.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Don't Eat Too Much Burgers

I started to use Twitter to get some up-to-date news articles a couple of days ago.

From the Twitter,today I found the surprising article below.

"Eating three or more fast food burgers a week is associated with a higher chance of having asthma."(ABC news)

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What??

I've already eaten three burgers this week...Σ( ̄□ ̄;)

Thursday, June 03, 2010

New York Cheese Cake

Today's dessert is New York Cheese cake.

but..........

Why is this cheese cake attached to the name"New York"?

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Dove into maze...

Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama resigned to give his Democratic Party (DPJ) a chance at a fresh start.

I'm just confused...
What do you think of his dicision?

The main cause of the resignation was the loss of support: financial scandal and policy missteps, especially the failure to move the Futenma Marine base, made the image toward DPJ worse and worse.

But how should we create better relationships with other countries? Perhaps it's inevitable to keep Japan-U.S. relationship as long as North Korea's nuclear problem is lying.

It's so difficult to choose the next Prime Minister and the party which is going to design our country Japan.