2018年5月22日火曜日

May 23, 2018 Drink Trump!

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A student of mine shared this photo with me.  She received it as a souvenir from her friend in the U.S.  I wonder what it tastes like.  I'm sure it must have an orange flavor and a thin taste.  It probably has secret ingredients from Russia.  I don't think I could swallow anything from TRUMP.

Have a wonderful day!

2018年5月21日月曜日

Gatsuby at JiJi

Yesterday I went to get my hair cut. Good times!

May 22, 2018 Aikido

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I used to be crazy about Aikido. I would  practice 3 to 4 times a week. Even when I traveled , I would find a dojo and practice. Aikido is a different type of martial art because there is no competition and you should not hurt your attacker. I practiced for about 10 years and became 3 dan. Now, I enjoy dancing instead!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

2018年5月20日日曜日

May 20, 2018 Pandas

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Two Pandas in Vienna 

Do you like pandas? Japanese people seem to be crazy about pandas. However, they are not my cup of tea. I have never seen the pandas in Ueno. They are always sleeping, anyway!  Maybe if one day they start dancing, I will go see them.

Today's phrase





From my instagram!

May 20, 2018 VLOG

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Today, I am going to try posting a video for my blog. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.


2018年5月18日金曜日

May 19, 2018 REBLOG - 5/12/2012

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Good morning!  Today I decided to re-post an old blog from 2012. It is very interesting. Please take a look at it.  You can listen to it by clicking on the link.

Tornadoes

Have a nice day.


2018年5月17日木曜日

May 18, 2018 人間折り紙

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This morning the air doesn't look very clear.  It is quiet hazy outside, and I have the sniffles.  Allergies, I think.

Recently I have been thinking about trying YOGA.  For exercise, I usually go running and do weight training several times a week, but I don't do any stretching.  I think my upper body is quiet flexible, but my hamstrings feel tight and sometimes I have back pain.  I think YOGA looks like human origami, ha ha.

Do you do YOGA? Click here to answer!

Have a fabulous day!


News Headlines


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If you are interested in how news headlines should be written in English, check out this article.  It is very interesting.   https://goo.gl/u1G1D6

2018年5月16日水曜日

May 17, 2018  Proverb

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Today is very windy. Hold on to your hats when you go out!



2018年5月15日火曜日

May 16, 2018 Rough train ride

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I think the train driver must be new.  He doesn't stop smoothly at the station. The train jerks and stops suddenly.  I feel like I am getting seasick, lol.

Have a wonderful day!

2018年5月14日月曜日

May 15, 2018 Pancakes *updated

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WHY do Japanese people eat pancakes for desert? In my country, pancakes are a breakfast food. BUT this menu does look delicious!

2018年5月13日日曜日

May 14, 2018 全然違う!

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Last night, I went to Oven-Tei. It is a restaurant in Kurihama.  When I got my order, I was surprised and disappointed because the food didn't look anything like the picture on the menu!  It was completely different! I complained to the waiter, but he was just a high-school kid who didn't seem to know anything.  He said, "Just a moment, please." and went into the back.  When he returned he just said, "I'm sorry, but sometimes the picture looks a little different from the actual food.  I said that it is not just a little different, but that it is completely different!

2018年5月12日土曜日

May 13, 2018 Mother's Day

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I think it is strange in Japan, people only say "Happy Mother's Day" to a woman if she is their mother. In my country, we say it to any mother.
My mother passed away several years ago.  Sometimes I see her in my dreams.  She used to say that if you see a person in your dream, then it means that the person came to visit you.  After my parents got divorced, she worked 2, sometimes 3 jobs while taking care of my brother and I.  At that time, I didn't think about how hard she worked, but now I do. I think all mothers work very hard with no days off!

Happy Mother's Day!


2018年5月11日金曜日

May 12, 2018 Mary Poppins

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Did you know there is s new Mary Poppins movie coming out?  When I was a child, I had to watch it many times because my mother watched it over and over again.  I hated musicals because I thought they were boring and wanted to watch cartoons instead, but now I really love musicals.  My favorite musical is Moulin Rouge.  Anyway, there is a word in the movie that is one of the longest words in the English language.  Watch this video and see if you can find it.  Have a super Saturday!

Here is the trailer for Mary Poppins 2.

2018年5月10日木曜日

May 11, 2018 Kool-aid!

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Image result for kool-aid manYesterday, I made a reference to the word, "Kool-aid".  It is a popular drink for children.  Maybe it is like Calpis, but much sweeter. Kool-aid has a ton of sugar!  When I was a child, I drank it everyday.  Here is a short explanation of an idiom with the word, "Kool-aid".  I found it on the internet.

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(”drink the Kool-Aid” は、高ストレスの職場環境や、特定のグループ内での上から及びメンバーからの指示を盲目的に受け入れる様子に対して使われる。一般的にアメリカの政治や社内文化に対して、外部から「(someone is)”drinking the Kool-Aid.”」と言う言い方をする。また、状況が手遅れにならないうちに目を覚ますよう、相手に対して “Don’t drink the Kool-Aid.” という言い方もする。)
The term “drink the Kool-Aid” is used to describe blind acceptance of something, whether it be a high stress work environment, an order from a superior, or membership in a particular group. This term is commonly used in American politics and corporate culture, typically by outside commentators, who might say that someone is “drinking the Kool-Aid.” People will also tell each other not to drink the Kool-Aid, in the hopes of encouraging people to open their eyes to a situation before it is too late.

2018年5月9日水曜日

2018年5月8日火曜日

May 9, 2018 Running in the Rain

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Raindrops keep falling on my head....This morning I woke up at 5:30am and went jogging in the rain.  It was such a refreshing feeling and really woke me up! Actually, it is a kind of training for me because sometimes I feel like life is sunshine and roses, and sometimes it is like running in the cold, hard rain. I felt so energized after my run, but now on the train, I feel like nodding off.   lol.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


2018年5月7日月曜日

May 8, 2018 My home gym

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Gooooood morning.  This morning I woke up early, around 5am and did my morning workout routine.  I bought some exercise equipment and make a home gym. I am currently a member of Gold's Gym, but I am thinking about quitting now that I have my own mini-gym. Maybe I will call my gym "Miami Muscle Beach", ha ha. 

Have a great day, and don't forget your umbrella!

2018年5月6日日曜日

May 7, 2018 Red Balloon Coffee Shop

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Good morning! Yesterday, I enjoyed the new coffee shop. The name is Aballon, which means "Red Balloon" 

2018年5月5日土曜日

May 6, 2018 Check out the new coffee shop

プライベートレッスンの日 Private lesson day  SUPER SUNDAY
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Good morning, MIAMI!  It's a wonderful day today, isn't it?  I feel recharged after yesterday's break.  Today, it's back to school! It is always a good feeling, going back to work after a nice break. I am thinking about checking out the new coffee shop next to Uniqlo in Kamioooka. I might go during my lunch break.  Have you been there?  I will post some pics on instagram later. Check it out!
Have a super fabulous day!