Monday, 30 May 2016
Friday, 27 May 2016
Friday, 20 May 2016
Thursday, 19 May 2016
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
|An apartment block in Astana|
I made a lot of new friends, from Iran, Singapore, Thailand, India, North Korea, and Taiwan.
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Thursday, 12 May 2016
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
Thursday, 28 April 2016
Wednesday, 20 April 2016
The Happy Ending
It is the end of my life, I thought. The wolves were waiting and I had nowhere to hide any more. But, at the same time, I was happy to be sacrificed for my deer family. They didn't talk much like human being, but I could feel the family closer than my real family. The deer father thought how he can keep the family out of danger. He didn’t talk, but I could feel his big love by his attitude. The deer mother always made a little noise to me and kept asking me “where are you?”. I was her baby and she watched me softly. I liked brother and baby, too. I liked playing with them. All those memories came to my head and I cried aloud. I really wanted to meet my deer family again.
We leave Richard in a dangerous situation. He survives - how does he do it?
The next morning, the gang of wolves were still there. I was tired and hungry, and the wolves looked tired and hungry, too. Suddenly, I found a group of animal was coming towards hill. It was goat. Right after, some wolves also found goat and began running after goat. The other wolves ran after and, in a minute, all wolves went away from the bottom of hill. While they were away, I quickly climbed down the hill and ran as quickly as I can. I ran all the day and swam across river. Then, I took a short rest. I kept running away next day and finally found the smell of my deer family. Thanks to goat which were sacrificed for me, I could survive and meet my deer family again.
Sometimes people do not know what is best for them. The government should just do things like Project X without telling anybody. Do you agree, or disagree?
I agree that the government is responsible to tell people about the project like Project X. I think people should have the right to check and review whether the project is really needed or not for them as it must cost a lot of money for the researches and studies. The government will come up with the finances from their taxes.
However, I think that the report timing about the project from the government to people is important. It should not be too early but too late. The project should be checked and reviewed very well by the experts and the relevant people before the report in order to gain the sufficient evidence about the efficiency and safety of the project. It is generally difficult for people to judge whether the project is really needed or not without the supporting evidence.
I am not sure if the Japanese or any other countries’ governments may consider or have already proceeded with some projects without telling people or not, but I hope the projects should be helpful and safe for people and the future all over the world.
Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Monday, 18 April 2016
I usually get up late.Then I have breakfast and watch TV.
After breakfast I often do housework.
I often do the cleaning and the wasing.
I usually have lunch in my house,but I sometimes have lunch with my friend at a restaurant
or at my parents' house.
After lunch I often go shopping or take a nap.
I often cook dinner and eat with my husband.
But I sometimes go to drink with my friend or husband.
In the evening I drink beer!
After dinner I watch TV.Then I take a bath before twelve o'clock.
Tuesday, 5 April 2016
|My garden's strawberry plants|
My neighbor cherry blossoms
Saturday, 2 April 2016
People eagerly wait for the coming spring every year and they feel certain about it by the news of the blooming cherry blossoms. Now cherry blossoms are starting to bloom from western areas of Japan. It will soon be here.
|Minobusan Kuonji 身延山久遠寺 Shidarezakura 2012.4.11|
Friday, 1 April 2016
|Where's number 8?|
Thursday, 31 March 2016
|La Chambre de Van Gogh a Arles|
I came to Chicago to see International Housewares Show.
I got a chance to go to Chicago Museum. There are a lot of fine arts & I was inspired by Van Gogh's paints. It was a really good experience for me.
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
|Denver Broncos logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
I didn’t know the rules, but after kick off, the Broncos quickly scored and I couldn’t believe the speed of switching offense and defense. The Broncos defense was so good that Panthers couldn’t do what they wanted, but I think both defenses were very aggressive.
The half time sow was great. Beyoncé and Bruno Mars sang. It was great for them to sing in front of that huge number of people.
In the third and fourth quarters, the Broncos gradually left the Panthers behind and the Broncos finally won. I learnt that offense is important, but defense is more important. I want to learn more about it and enjoy watching NFL games much more.
Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Just the one unfortunate thing …there are gale-force winds as seasons change.I don’t like chilly and windy weather. But I’m enjoying seeing Japanese plum tree and snow in my garden.
Monday, 28 March 2016
Saturday, 26 March 2016
Friday, 25 March 2016
The Red-Headed League
Thursday, 24 March 2016
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Write a letter
...from Elizabeth to a friend the day after she found Will in the water
It’s been a long time. What have you been up to?
There was an exciting story for me recently. I would like to tell you about this above all.
On the way home in England by ship, our ship was wrapped by very dark fog suddenly.
When the fog cleared off, to be impossible, we found the boy in the right middle of sea. We saved him in haste and took him to our ship. However, I have no idea why he was in the sea then. Where did he come from? There was no ship except our ship then.
I knew his name was Will later. He is a very beautiful and attractive boy. However, he didn’t remember anything but his name. He wore the medallion when he was saved by us, but I took it from him when he was asleep. I don’t know why I did such a thing then. But I feel like that the medallion is the key to find his secret.
I will try to find his secret from now on. So I would like you to help me with it. This is the secret between only us. Don’t tell anyone about it.
If you accept my proposal, why don’t you come to our house to meet him once?
Many stories have been told about the Grail. What do you think it is?
I think the Grail has ever been told in a lot of story. However, the stories I know except “King Arthur & the Knights of the Round Table” are the movie, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” and “The Da Vinci code”.
In “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”, the Grail was described as what makes perpetual youth and longevity possible. The purpose of the story is to find the Grail. In the climax scene, the hero of the story, Indiana received from the knight of the Grail and saved his father in the cave. He was able to escape from the cave which is collapsing by forsaking taking the Grail in the end.
In “The Da Vinci code”, the Grail was described as the symbol of the lady. The ground father of Sophy who is the heroin of the story was killed anyone. She and cryptologist who is a friend of her ground father try to find who killed him. On the way, they find the Grail is related with his death. In the end of the story, it turns out that the heroin of the story, Sophy is the person who is descended from Jesus Christ and she is exactly the Grail. The Grail is not even material in this story.
The Grail was described as various thing as per the above two stories. However, I’m sure that the two stories are very interesting. I think the Grail is like spice which makes the story very interesting.
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Now the world has been changed… not as I thought but nobody could image current world. As I said, the project X could be successful by us, the group of Drewitt’s. All Children and animals could have the telepath. I was very glad that all humans and living could know each other. But the tragedy had been started from that moment. Most of children could not live until 20 years old. Perhaps one in a hundred grew to be twenty. Do you think why they could not live for a long time? They killed by the telepath itself. Some of them shot themselves or jumped off buildings and many children have been dead.
I thought the world might be brilliant because of the telepath, but now the world seems to be going to dead, suicide by them. I understand I was wrong, but we could not stop the telepath… I am really sorry and miss you so much now, but I know it is too late.
I hope we could meet again future generation after we died.
“Love can make everybody stupid.”
Is this true?I think this is true. Because love can make me stupid. If I love a man who is in a trouble, I try everything I can do to help him.
Sometime we can’t see everything except lover, and we can’t hear everything except lover’s. So sometime we make mistakes.
Some people received violence from their lover, but they don’t escape from them. After they received violence, the lover say sorry or they won’t using violence from now, they can forgive them. On the contrary they believe that they are only person who can understand about lover. If someone say they should part from their lover, they wouldn’t like to part more and more.
If people are asked to lend money from their lover, some people lend money. Sometimes they are in trouble when they decide to part from their lover.
On the other hand, people love their lover too much, they distress their lover. For example, they too worry about their lover to restraint upon the freedom of their lover. Not to meet the other (sex), not to talk with other (sex), not to found attractive…
I think everybody feel jealousy if their lover talk with other too friendly. I think love can make everybody stupid. Only some people represent their feeling and behave their feeling directly but everybody is same in our heart, I think.
My imagination of pirate is as the pirate in this movie. There are a lot of difference between my life and pirate’s.
I think the worst thing about pirate’s life is they have no home on the ground. So if the weather is bad, they have to stay in the ship on the sea. Maybe they have a lot of stock of food and alcohol. But they are not live alone, so they can’t eat or drink a lot anytime. And they don’t have time to spend alone.
I don’t have good impression for the pirate, but they may lead a well-regulated life. For example, every day they get up, have a meal, and go to bed same time. They look free, but actually they aren’t free, I think. They have rules and if someone break them, it is a matter of life and death to him/her. And they have a lot of dangerous in their life.
When they take something from other ship, the other ship’s crew may attack them to stave off a danger. And also sea is sometimes dangerous as I wrote before.
I don’t think they buy what they need in a shop like us, so sometimes they may not be able to take the thing they want to.
I think there are a lot of bad things about pirate’s life. I think my life is extremely better than them.
Sunday, 20 March 2016
Most recently Ikuko has been senior teacher (and therefor my boss), responsible for absolutely everything from making drinks for visitors to dealing with parents, managing first aid emergencies, setting out chairs & making decorations, filling bags & co-ordinating rotas, organising parties & moving drums, jumping in at a moment's notice to cover teachers and backing up everybody on the staff. I think she maybe even changed the tyres on the school's buses!
It is very hard to describe how magical teachers can glide through a room shedding warmth & love without distracting everyone or putting off the room teacher. Add to the vibe in the room without being a magnet for attention? One hell of a trick. I try to slip into a room and pandemonium breaks out - kids pointing at my paunch & sotto voce "baby" until I want to clout them!
And to become a senior teacher within a very close-knit staff, some of whom peers from college and still keep that smile working? Still remember every child's name and be wonderful? A class act.
|Luckiest young man alive!|
Thank you Ikuko-sensei for sharing your classroom with me, and for being so enthusiastically wonderful. You truly are an inspiring educator. Sniff sniff!
Saturday, 19 March 2016
Hello. How are you?
I have stay in India 1 weeks ago. I feel comfortable here. Everyday, early morning to until evening, I have to study yoga method. So hard but I was satisfied with learn here.
When I will come back to Japan, I want to restart lesson.
Friday, 18 March 2016
Thursday, 17 March 2016
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Write about a time you have spent on a farm
My parents have rice field next to their house and the farm work is annual event for my family.
In spring, we start the farm work after long winter. We plow the fields and spread fertilize in the field. We used to grow the rice seedlings by ourselves. My parents needed to take care of rice seedlings according to temerature. It needed a lot of efforts because the weather is changeable in April. The temperature goes up like early summer, then it snows sometimes even in middle of April. So, we finally decided to buy the rice seedlings from the professional farmer.
In early May, it is the season for rice planting. The fields are filled by water and shine in the sun. My brother operates rice planter and all other members help him to pass the rice seedlings and wash the pots at the river.
In September, we harvest rice. The rice harvest is harder work than planting. The relatives come and help us to collect the tied rice and put them on the bar for dry. It takes all day long. After drying for about two weeks, we thresh the rice and all farm work is finished with newly harvested rice.
I always feel the bonds with my family through farm work and am glad to have my son help together.
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
It is very difficult for me to imagine if I can survive without any clothes, tools etc with an unknown partner for 21 days as the current life is full of tools and very convenient.
Anyway, imagining I am in a forest, I will look for the place that I can stay safety and comfortably first. It should be like a cave on a higher place to avoid the attack by foreign enemies. In addition, I learned from the book that smells are lost in water. So, it is better to near river or lake.
Secondly, I will find something that I can eat. I like fruits, so I would like to get them as many as possible. However, it will be not enough to survive for 21 days. Therefore, I will try to catch fishes in river. I prefer to meets, but I am not sure I can kill animals. Moreover, I will have to build a fire to grill the fishes. It should be very tough job.
Finally, I want to find a friendly partner. If I have a partner like monkey, I can learn about the forest more and must be encouraged in the life without people.
Friday, 11 March 2016