Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sing Tomorrow

Akagumi (red troop) won at the 62nd NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen.

The theme of this time is "Sing Tomorrow".

There were a lot of songs which encourage devastated Japan.

Especially the most popular child star Mana Ashida and Fuku Suzuki cheered us up so much.

Smile for tomorrow!! \(^o^)/

Winning Number of Year-End Jumbo 2011

The winning number of Year-End Jumbo Lottery has just been announced.

1st prize : class52 - 124980 / class42 - 163770

2nd prize : 37class - 101799

3rd prize : 148793 / 147297

4th prize : 185170

5th prize : 330

6th prize : 84

7th prize : 9

And my one is...

Very close to 1st and 5th prize!!

I missed ¥200,000,000 or ¥10,000.

After all, I can get ¥300 with the ending number 9 as usual. (^o^;)

Year-End Party

I had a drinking party with my ex-coworker today.

We talked a lot about our good old days.

Especially Keiko and Imao made a hearty laugh from us all.

Keiko, learn how to blow your nose with tissue!! lol

I love today's members.

I hope our bonds of friendship will last forever. (^∪^)

Friday, December 30, 2011

Winter Cup 2011

All Japan High School Basketball Tournament (Winter Cup 2011) has been over.

In the boys final today Miyazaki's Nobeoka Gakuen won 88-55 over Kagawa's Jinsei Gakuen, while Sapporo Yamanote had beat Yamagata Commercial in the girls final the day before.

Nobeoka is too strong!!

Congratulations!! (^o^)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Xmas 2011

Merry Christmas!!

Did Santa Claus come to you?

I've just finished my first teaching part of winter school, and the second part will come soon tomorrow.

So today is my only holiday.

What should I do to enjoy this only holiday...?

Anyway, if you want to be in the mood for Christmas, have a look at the following video.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Year-End Jumbo Lottery

I bought Nenmatsu Jumbo Takarakuji(= Year-End Jumbo Lottery) today.

This is the very last day when we can buy Jumbo draw tickets.

If you don't have it now, what about buying your dream? (^^)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Kim Jong-Il died

Nobody knows the truth, but the only fact of his death has spread all over the world.

According to the state media, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has died of a heart attack on the train at the age of 69.

Millions of North Koreans poured into the streets to mourn his death.

His body has been laid in state in a glass coffin.

It's just like a scene of Japanese film "20th Century Boys".

The state media described one of his sons, Kim Jong-Un, as the "great successor" whom North Koreans should unite behind.

For better or worse, it must be a turning point for North Korea and the world as well.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Too Delicious

Every Saitama resident knows its specialty.

"Jumangoku Manju"

The wind talks to you.

Delicious, too delicious.

※ The famous CM is here.

Barca Win FIFA Club World Cup

Argentine wizard Lionel Messi struck twice as Barcelona overwhelmed Brazil's Santos 4-0 on Sunday to win its second Club World Cup in three years.

Messi, Xavi and Cesc Fabregas scored in the first half as the European champions won its 13th trophy under coach Pep Guardiola.

Who could stop the Barcelona??

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Juninichi-Machi 2011

Juninichi-machi was held on December 12th.

I also dropped into the festival after the small jobs.

I could enjoy to see our social conditions reflected by food and game sands there.

Taking a look at one game stand, I could find the goods of AKB48, Arashi, and Korean pop idols.

B-class cuisine boom has been coming all over Japan, so it was easy for me to find B-class food stand such as Atsugi's Shirokoro Hormone and Fujinomiya's Yakisoba.

There were much more people coming to that festival than last year.

And regrettably I also found that the number of bad manners has been increasing.

Never throw away the moral sense that everyone used to have before.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Eclipse of the Moon

Many of Japanese must have looked up at the night sky on December 10th.

After the work on Saturday, of course, I could enjoy watching a spectacular total eclipse of the moon which turned the lunar surface a shade of red.

The eclipse of the moon was a wonderful coraboration with the Orion while I was looking at it.

The next eclipse of the moon will be seen in 2014.

Eigonoie Speech Contest 2011

The 36th Eigonoie Recitation & Speech Contest was held yesterday.

About 80 students from 5th to 9th graders took part in it, and each of them performed on the stage.

Of course I knew all their faces and how much they had practiced.

Especially I was so impressed with 9th graders' speech.

Prof. Takeshi Tarui, who teaches English Phonetics at the University of Electro-Communications, was really surprised at not only their pronunciation but also the story they had made all by themselves only for 2 or 3 weeks.

And the other judge Ms. Suzanne seemed to be interested in that event, but it was difficult for her to evaluate all the students.

She is from Scotland, the U.K., but even she is difficult to pronounce "Gilroy Garlic Festival."

I'm so proud of my students and look forward to their future.

Excelent, everyone!! \(^o^)/

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Wooden Vending Machine

I found this today!!

It says "eco" itself, but does this machine work on efficiently?? (^o^;)

Monday, December 05, 2011

Big Santa

Yesterday I had a basketball practice at Urawa Nishi Taiikukan (Urawa West Gym).

One of the members took his five-year-old son, and he got so excited to find a very big Santa Claus standing in front of the entrance!!

He'll get a Beyblade or Kamen Rider's goods from his Santa on Christmas.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Kashiwa win J. League 2011 title

Kashiwa Reysol claimed the J. League title today with a 3-1 victory over Urawa Reds, making history by becoming the first team to win the championship following promotion as well as booking their place at the FIFA Club World Cup.

Urawa Reds survived the relegation battle despite today's defeat.

All the matches in 2011 season were over today, and the title of the Emperor's Cup has been left only.

I hope things will go well little by little.

And still I want to say "We are Reds forever!!" \(^o^)/

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Eigonoie's Xmas Tree

Eigonoie is now in Christmas version.

But we have winter classes at Christmas...

Thursday, December 01, 2011

First Love

I met a girl in my dream.

In that dream, she found and spoke to me in the train, talked a lot with me happily, and spent the whole day together.

Yes, she was my first love.

She was the only one that had been in the same class with me at the elementary school for six years.

I like not only her look but her character.

She gave me a smile whenever I met her.

But I was too young at that time to tell her my true heart.

I didn't want to break the friendship with her.

Also, I was afraid that the other friends might make fun of me.

I haven't seen her for a long time.

But that dream reminded me of my first love.

Waking from the dream, I knew it was just a dream, but felt empty.

And I know I still like her.

Perhaps that's why I can't be in love with anyone else.

Well......what and where is she doing now...?

I hope she can enjoy her life.