I'm confused

In this month, many things which I haven't gone through before. One of them is serious incident for me. This is about reseach group and it is personal problem (but not mine) so that I don't want to show you in detail, but I think I learned an important point from it.

It is that "to think about the others" is essencial for our life. If you don't care, the others might be unhappy. Even if you don't think it is not so influential thing to do something, it might cause very serious event. Even if you think your comment is not so important.....

I only heard about it, so I can't believe all of that. But, some people believe all of comment that someone said. And some people love such a rumor and want to tell the others it. That makes some other people sad.

As for me, I was confused because of rumor that wasn't true. It was story that a guy and I were involved with. To tell the truth, I don't like him because he always chased me with persistence. But, my professor decided we went together and tell every people who met him it. So, all people said "Are you together with him, aren't you?" Even people who didn't know me very well asked same thing...

After experienced it, I realized even if one said some comment with a light heart, some people may think it is very serious. Communication is very convenient and important tool. But, some words are too sharp to hurt someone. We need to be careful to get along with each other.

be involved with 付き合っている


Be careful!

You know, I caught a cold.
Now, my condition is better, but I have another problem.

That is....

There's somthing strange in my throat!!

When I drank some coffee, I felt something moved in my throat and it sounded just after drinking.
I was so surprised because this sound and sense was similar to clicking bones of finger.

And next day, I went to the hospital, the department of internal medicine and it wasn't my usual hospital because it wasn't open that day, but the doctor was too bad. At first, he acted as he didn't want any patients who go to the other hospitals. He touched my jaw and decided the cause of my strange sound was because of my jaw's bone. And then he said because I had opened my mouth so big at my usual hospital, strange sound was happened. I couldn't understand. And I said not jaw but my throat (and pointed it by my finger) was strange. Now, he realized. He was a little bit surprised at that moment, but just said "I don't know the cause" without diagnosing my throat!! Good God!! After coming back home and telling about it to my mother, she said same thing happened to her friend and her friend said he had been bad doctor.

Then, I went to big hospital. I went there several times and I felt it was good hospital. But, I realized big hospitals are inconvenient for usual utilization. It was too clouded and I couldn't be diagnose. The nurse said reservations were fulled with for 10 days. It can't be helped because big hospitals are for the patients who have heavy desease. So, I gave up.

And next day, I went to my usual hospital. Finally, I was diagnosed. My doctor said he didn't decide what the cause was but he thought it was becase of small bag in throat.
At first, I didn't understant what he was saying so that he explained with drawing picture. He said everyone has small bag in one's throat and if one put up with cough again and again or one was a trumpeter, who always blow so strongly, the small bag was suddenly filled with air and didn't compressed rapidly because it has a bulb. In many cases, after few weeks later, this bag was shrinked. But, sometimes it wasn't come back. And he also said if it was worse case and I need to recover it, I have to have an op! I don't want it! But, now my throat said something when I swallow down things and I was irritated so much!!

Anyway, he recommend me to stay for a few weeks. So, I wait till finishing year.

I hope my throat will recover soon.........

department of internal medicine 内科
utilization 利用
trumpeter トランペッター
bulb バルブ
have an op 手術を受ける


Group Disscussion

I took group discussion lesson for job hunting.
I don't know I need this practice but I have to prepare for all stuation.
How difficult job hunting is!!! ショック

At first, I watched the first discussion group (there are two group of them and I joined latter group). The members were so nurvous because they didn't have any preparation time. If I tried group discussion without preparation, I should felt same as them. 落ち込む

And second, our turn, we tried intresting question that was "which is the best for Japanese president in 2099?" The candidates are social studies teacher, the boss of party, young female president of new global company, astroboy and so on.

Is it interesting topic, isn't it? Why 2099? Why Astroboy? はぁ?

Anyway, we discussed very earnestly. Because it is the first time discussion for all members but we could manage to summrise our opinion. And then the watcer explaned what was good or bad of each members. As for me, he said I had a unique idea and could image the whole prot of discussion but I need to open my mouth more actively. He was right. I couldn't find timing to say something. It is difficult... うーん…

And do you want to know our answer??

Our answer is Astroboy ロボット !

He can do anything! He is perfect!! I haven't known he is so smart robot till the discussion!!

open one's mouth 発言する
actively 積極的に


I have plan to move this brog from my previous blog.
Now, I move some diaries from it.
Within two or three days, I would like to use this blog as my usual diary!


catch a cold

I canght a cold.

I realized my condition had not been good about a week before but I could put up with it. I had to do many things so that I had no time to take a rest.

I felt too bad yesterday, however I had to attend a seminar in my reseach group and job seminar in my university and study. Studying was the most heavier in three because it was like household duties without sitting.

When I was taliking to my teacher, I couldn't reply because I felt like I was going to throw up. My throat was dry up and I couldn't stop cough.

And today, I finally gave up. I absent all the duty I have to do today. I think it is better for me.

Of cource, I went to the hospital and the doctor gave me a lot of medicine. Now, I feel not so bad. So, I face my computer screen and send an e-mail to the person who found my message ( about finding penpals) and sent me the reply. I hope to work out fine!!

work out fine うまくいくといいな


Too Bad!!

The other day, I bought new commuter ticket. And the next day, I lost it.
The price was 15,000 yen. I am so stupid.....

Today, I bought brand-new ticket. It is too expensive......

By the way, I registered pen pal site. I would like to talk many people. Not only foreign culture but also many kinds of people like students, bussinessman, travellars, artists etc etc. I am looking forward to get replies! (Actually, I already have had one answer !)

commuter ticket 定期券


I would like to... but

I would like to write many things recently.
However, I couldn't write them because I need to write entry seats. This is so difficult that I can write some small article. But, I want to write as possible as I can! So, keep checking my blog!


Finding job

I went to the employment bureau in my university. This is first time to visit there.
In this time, my counselor was old boy in my university. At first, he said very strict things. He said my activity is too slow. Many master's cource students started acting in August. Of cource, I knew some of them did, but I realized I held it cheap. But,I think that anyway I have to advance. The coucelors willcheck my entry seats and also look our practice of job interview. I would like to utilize this system.

And also, I asked about what sight the recruiter think good. It was also good information. I coud decide what I do and I would like to act as soon as possible.

I knew finding job is tough but I want to enjoy it as much as I can.

employment bureau 就職課
hold ~ cheap ~を甘く見る
interview  面接
sight 格好


Blues Brothers 2000

I watced the movie "Blues Brothers 2000" with my mother tonight.
My mother had been intrested in this movie and she wanted to record on a video tape. She like American singers in good old days. I don't have good knowledge of them but I like to listen powerful singers so that I decided to watch it though it was midnight.

This movie was some kind of comedy which characters did strange action. For example, the hero always suddenly parallel parked a car with merry-go-round way. And it is also a musical movie. There were very big guest in it such like James Brown, Eric Clapton. So, I enjoy so much with music.

In the internet, some says the former movie is better than latter one (this movie). So, I would like to see the former one, which Ray Charles was on the bill!

If you are interested in blues or not, I recommend you to watch it!

good old days 古き良き時代
parallel park a car 縦列駐車する
be on the bill  出演している


Tasty coffee

When I was busy for prepareing science conference, I realized coffee was great drink for concentration. I didn't like it before because coffee is a little bit bitter and sour drink.

Now, I would like to drink it in the lab so that I want to find the coffee which tastes better (not so bitter and sour) for me. Recently, I have looked into drip-type coffee because some say it is tasty. Also, it is good for me like study at small place. I don't have enough space to put coffee maker or big bottle, however, if I have drip coffees, I can birng it easily and don't need to put it on my desk.

I hope I will find my favorite one soon because winter is coming!


After taking TOEIC

I took TOEIC test just now . It is not hard but I think I need more practice .

What I need is speed, I think. I regret that I couldn't catch up with concidering answer in the listening section . Maybe I have to practice the formation of TOEIC more.


I am going to go to the room which I will take the TOEIC test....

After returning home, I would like to write about it here!


The difficulty in the reseach group

In studying at university (you know, I study chemistrydepartment), I sometimes think it is difficult to communicate with some people.

Today, I met my senior in my ex reseach group. She is in trouble now with new members. They are so proud that they can't admit their fault. Thus, the system is so mess now. As for usual company, it is natural that anyone keep the roles in the company and if they don't obey the role, they have to be quited. It means that they aren't social man. This is only to be expected. But, my senior said the new member can't do this name of the game.

As in the university, there are some people who are like that. The reason is , I think, that they didn't need to prepare for become an social man and just onlu had done study. But, I don't think that isn't good. Of cource, there are great person who aren't social, but almost all scientist in the world are memebers of society. So, we agree that they are free and easy.

As for me, it is a big problem because I need to prepare for finding a job. I have to reconcider my common courtesy and the attitude toward the society.

You know, the Japanese proverb says,

be proud プライドが高い
mess めちゃくちゃ
social man member of society 社会人
this is only to be expected. 当たり前だ
the name of the game 当たり前の
free and easy だらしのない のんきな
common courtesy 礼儀


Pretty Icon

Yesterday, I was looking for wallpaper sites which had pretty ones. And I found the Disney sites and also found the tool bar which we can easily use icons like above! There are many icons for English like this .These are fantastic! Click the icons and then you can find the site. If you are interested in it, how about check it??

The Final Day

Today, I went to my English conversation school as usual. And though I didn't think it but it is to be the last class for me in this school........

To tell the truth, I wanted to change the school (not to change other company but to change other school near my university of same company) because it is tough to go the school which is near my house after leaving my university. It is better for me to go to conversation school at lunch while I am staying at my university.

At first, this changing seemed to be very easy. However, because my teacher admitted me to go up level, it wasn't. so easy. The manager of this school said there were no my class at lunch. So, I waited for her reply for another two weeks. And finally, I found the exact cource I wanted.

Today, I asked her about it. She said I would start this cource next Wednesday! I was so surprised because it meant it was the last class today! And then, the lesson was started.

My teacher said he would have a vacation and there wasn't next week's class so we can have another lesson in this week. In his explanation, I thought it didn't have something to do with me... I was so sad that I couldn't say I never take your lesson so easily. When I said it at last, I was too sad.

The last lesson finished smoothly. And I said good bye. From next week, I will going to go to new school. It was so sad but it looked a little bit exiting. I have mixed feeling...

have mixed feeling 複雑な心境である



Recent a few month, there are many young suicides in all over Japan. The reason is bullying. It is sad and we have to do is protecting them from the idea of suicide.
Because I practiced to become a teacher at my university, I think about it everyday.Why did such a things happen? Why couldn't people around the victims save them? Why did they tell about bullying to anyone or ask to save themselves?

One of my acquaintance said it might be because of suicides. She said some people may protect themselves from abrasive feeling which the person who think he/she was bullied give them. Of cource, it is one of the possibility, but I think it has a point. And because it is one of the reason, I think adults like teachers and (not only the sucides' but also the bullies') parents should take care of children more deeply and kindly.

When I was a high school student, I didn't want to make friends with a girl when I knew she used a pen of my friend's which was her treasure by stealth though my friend once had refused her to use it. Of cource, I didn't bully this girl. We sometimes talk as classmates. However, I couldn't help distrusting her. After that, I realized many of classmates felt same thing about her because of her other actions.

I think it was sad experience, but I don't know what I had to do. I didn't allow her many actions in that time. I didn't want to become best friends of her. In this case, we were high school students and they had already know bullying wasn't good thing so that we don't bully her. But, almost all classmates couldn't talk or make friends with her naturally.

Maybe some of the reason of suicides might be same as it. If we were a little bit extremer and she were more nervous, she might kill herself. It was terrible but such a thing can happen everywehere!

So, the adults are important, I think. I mean, the teacher and parents should teach children that there are many type of people and some of them thought be a little bit strange or bad person but all people have up side.... Children have no way to realize it without someone's help.
As for me, I could think she might have many good points and she might be just only too shy to express her opinion or emotion after a few years passed, but it was too late. I hope adults who have the chance to teach children create kid's way to peace classroom.

By the way, there are not only such a case but also the case which is the cause of only bullies' action like blackmail and brutal power. In this case, the teachers and parent's should be more strict than now. We may need the revolution of education or make other kind of help system for them. In fact, recently, the consulting detectives sometimes save children. It is new system for saving. They look into the child's school life or eavesdrop children's conversation in the school. And if they find the proof, they show it to the parents and if they need, the detectives teach them how to act (I heard one of detectives recommends to use layers and not tell directly school officials). It may be one of the best way at least now.

Anyway, it is better to stop before the bullies happen.

bullying いじめ
suicide 自殺者
acquaintance 知り合い
abrasive 不快な
have apoint 一理ある
by stealth こっそりと
distrust 不信感を抱く
extreme 過激
up side 良い面
blackmail 恐喝
brutal power 暴力
eaversdrop 盗聴する



I go to Osaka for a conference of my study so that I think I can't write my Englsih diary. After going back home, I would like to tell you about my trip. I stay there from 11/5 to 11/9.
I think I can write my other Japanese blog which I can publish with my cell phone.

fathers' joke??

In last English conversation lesson, we talked about jokes. There are many jokes in English like "The horse became hoarses." and so on. It is called child's joke.

And in Japan, there are also same kind of jokes. Like "HUTON GA HUTTONDA." In this lesson, I realize the name of jokes are different thoguht they are ones of the same kind. I mean, you say this kind of jokes "OYAJI(fathers') GAG(joke)," not "KODOMO(child's) GAG." How strange it is!

And then I concidered why they are different. One of the reason might be that their calture are different. In Japan, you don't use so many jokes. In the one hand, if you use Japanese jokes, your family, friends, or colleagues should think you were stupid. And Japanese children don't want to use it beacause their parents don't laugh when they use fathers' gag. So, only person who use this kind of gag is fathers because, in old time, they have authority to force his family tp laugh and now fathers had to use it for keeping family's good atmosohere. On the other hand, if you use English jokes, they shouldn't think you were stupid not so much and everyone including children can use it more easier than in Japan, I think....

Well, I would like to thank all Japanse fathers. Thank you for your brave.

hoarse しわがれ声の、 のどを痛める
of the same kind 同種の


Pepper Dennis

This title is the name of TV show. The heroine was a newscaster who is entusiastic for her work and she just waited for the person whom she will fall in love, but not looked for him.

The first story was about the guy who came the heroine's office to be an anchor which she wanted to become. Also, he was the guy for her who spent the night together. At first, she wanted to forget the affiar but he didin't. So, they always had a quarrel. However, they admitted each other's work and their personality bit by bit.

Whereas, there was the story about her family. She had her little sister who had married but was sparated and stayed at the heroine's apartment. They had a quarrel with each other because they had different opinion about love. Also, the sisters and their mother, who always worry about the public image, had words over their marriage.

I think the main story is simple but it is very interesting, for it is so unique as well as other kind of American drama like Ally McBeal. Furthermore, it is not only the story of the heroine but also of many people involved with the news studio at which she worked. So, this show is also a human drama.

In this time, I only watched episode1 to 4 by chance. Now, I am interested in it so that I would like to watch it again!

be enthusiastic for ~に熱心な
spend the night together 一夜を共にする
have [get] a quarrel with ~と口喧嘩する
bit by bit 少しずつ
public image 世間体
have words over ~のことで口喧嘩する
Ally McBeal アリーmy love (アリーという弁護士が主人公のドラマです。多少コメディー要素有り)


Pretty bag

My family are so interested in Nodame now.
My father likes it so much because he learns saxphone now.
Thus, he bought the comics from YAMAHA. Furthermore, he bought a CD of Nodame which collected some arts related with Nodame story.

One day, I found a catalog our dinner table. It was catalog published by YAMAHA. I read it but there were not so many good products for me. Either my mother and father thought same.
However, suddenly I found myself shouting!

”It's NODAME!!”

It was a bag that was used in the drama "NODAME cantabile."
It is a bag decorated with clavier and a small porch also decorated with clavier. In the program, the heroine, Nodame, acted by Jyuri Ueno had same bag. I thought it was so pretty when I was watching it. I don't think the bag with same design doesn't exist, but it does. The reason may be that YAMAHA is the biggest music shop and it collaborates with the program.

Anyway, my mother and father were also surprised and excited. Because they were so amused, I said to my father that I wated it as a joke.

And then, my motehr said, "That's a good idea! It is charming. How about buying it?" And my father said, "Yeah, sounds great. I like it. Well, I will buy it for you."

I just said it as a joke. Wow, how wonderful it was! How wonderful Nodame was!!! But, I must stay on my guard, for my father is capricious and he breaks our promise so many times that I thought I may not be able to get it. I decided to wait it with patience.

And yesterday..............

I got it!!!!

He seemed to order it soon after our conversation. Because I had thought it was naturally that he broke our promise, I was so surprised that I couldn't understand what happened.

I was so happy!! Thank you, father! I would like to go to my university with this bag!!

find oneself doing 思わず~する
decorated with ~柄の
clavier 鍵盤
capricious 気まぐれ stay on one's guard 油断をしてはいけない
with patience 気長に


Nodame Cantabile

The TV program, Nodame Cantabile, was started 2weeks ago.
Its orgin is popular comic in Japan and it is the story about the students in academy of music. The autor draws them with comical expressions. It is so many readers, especially workers, tend to start learning musical instruments that I heard YAMAHA ,one of the most famous musical shop in Japan, did a brisk business. Furthermore, it is so popular that certain company create a CD which the performers pretended the members of orchestra in the comic.

When I found one of my favorite cafe near my house, I realized that there were the comics. At that time, I only knew the name of the comic and that it was fun, so I tried to read it. And next moment, I became a fun!

So, in the morning of the day which the TV program was started , I said about Nodame Cantabile to my family. My brother had already known it (but just about how popular it was), however, my mother and father didn't know that. They seemed not to be intereted in it. Especially, my father seemed to say to me "How strange many Japanese adults are! Why do they read such a comics?" He tends not to admit expect the comics by Osamu Teduka, Hujio Hujiko, Mituteru Yokoyama like old comic authors. Also, my mother rarely reads comic books.

However, my notion wasn't right. After going back home, I found two comics that were volume1 and 2 of Nodame Cantabile. My mother bought them. Actually, she was intereted in it because of my talk. She had already read volume 1 and become a fun, too. Of cource, we enjoyed the TV! The casts alomost conform with characters and some CG and pieces suited for the atomosphere. We all laughed during the broadcast.

After finishing TV program, my father returened our home. He couldn't watch the TV program.


He bought tow comic books and bragged about that against me. They was volume 1 and 2 of Nodame Cantabile. He said he found a lot of comic books at YAMAHA lesson center( you know, he is learning a saxphone now and attends at YAMAHA lesson center now). He thought the comic was so great because YAMAHA, the most favorite musical shop for him now, sold it.
Oh, that mean my father didn't trust me though he trust just a store. Well, that was OK. It is good for him to live freely! >:-(

Well, it was a digression. So, I mean, my mother and father bought same comic books in a day! How simple my family was!! In the end, we all four were interested in Nodame cantabile! I felt anxiety of our simple mind........

By the way, yesterday, story 2 of the TV program was broadcasted. In this time, my father watched it with us. I asked him if he had gone home early because of the program or not. He said "Yes. I want to watch it." Additionally, before starting TV program, he was so angry because my mother was about to check the video. He said with angry voice "What are you doing!!" My mother and I strongly concidered he had to go his own room and watch his own big TV. My father is so childish......

cantabile カンタービレ
academy of music 音楽学校
do a brisk business 繁盛している
notion 考え、意見、意向
conform ぴったり合う
brag about ~を自慢する
digression 余談


thank-you present

When I was in Hokkaido this sommer, my cousins' ankle took us Asahiyama zoo and treat us Asahikawa noodle and "JINGISUKAN (broiled mutton)." Because he lives near my house, I wanted to have a thank-you party for him at my home. And yesterday, finally, I did it!

Before the party, my mother and I thought about the present. We wanted to express our thank-you feeling, but because he is swinging bachelor, a rich and free man, it was difficult.
We dicussed again and again and at last, I had an idea that tea bag set was great for him, for he went to many countries and tea bag is simple way to drink for people living alone.

After coming him, we waited for the opportunity that we gave him the tea bag set. However, before giving him, he said he gave me a present. To tell the truth, I hoped I gave him at first. But, I thought it was all right and I might give him later. And then I opened it with my mother.

And we found....

A set of rich tea.

Oh, my god! We prepared same kind of presents!!! Furthermore, his present for me was greater than ours!!!

I glimpsed my mother and pointed our prepared present.

She waggled her head. It meant we had not to present it him.....

Oh, how difficult a present is!!!!

broil 直火で焼く 網焼き
swinging bachelor 独身貴族
waggle one's head 首を振る


The other day, I wanted to clean the product that I made. What I need is putting the products in a particular kind of holder and cleaning with warm organic solvant. So, I had to use a machine that made the solvant warm. I felt easy because it is not so much complicated machine. However, an accindent happened.

The second I moved the heater machine whose switch was on, I heard the sound splutter and saw flash! I mean, it gave off sparks! The edge of the outlet's cable was burnt off.

In a few second, I was so surprised that I could neither move or think. And then I realized I had to check around there for determining if things were fired up or not because there many piece of paper and many kinds. I imagined a newspaper which said "there was fire at 'my' university." How horrible it was!!! Fortunately, there was no fire.

And then, I was thinking how to say what happened to my teacher. thinkng and thinking and thinking.... And finally I said to him,

"I am so sorry but I seem to break the machie....."

I was honest, wasn't I?

At first, he didn't understand that and said "let me look." And after a glimpse, he said " it just shorted out." 

What!? Short!? 

And also he said "it formarly about to short. It's all right. I can fix it."

How terrible it was!! So, I was in dangerous room everyday !!? In this time, my hand was a little bit burned!!
I decided to take care of myself when I am inside the reseach room from now on.

particular kind of 特殊な
organc solvant 有機溶媒
the second you do ~した瞬間
splutter ぱちぱち言う音
give off sparks 火花が散る
burn off 焼ききる
determine if 確かめる
be fired up 燃える
short out ショートする
formarly もともと


Oh My God!

You know, Blogger has two type of blog. One is the normal one, blogger and the other is new one, bogger beta.

I would like to change blogger to blogger beta because the latter seemed to be more convenient than the formar. So, I registered for new one for experimentation. And I wanted to transmit old blog to new one.

And now..................

I can't post my old ones! The web site said it was not available now and such kind of system will come soon. On, I didn't know that!

So, I would like to move old coments here. How terrible it is!


A Chorus Line

Do you know the piece,"One"? This is the most famous one in the movie,A Chorus Line. If you
lived in Japan several years ago, you know it because it was used in the commercial message of MALTS beer, the product of Suntry.

When I was a baby, my mother always let me listen 80's American musics like the broadway musical. She said that I had danced with the music sang by Mahalia Jackson :-O Because of this, she had wanted me to listen other wonderful musics. The movie, A Chorus Line, is one of the kinds of them.

As soon as I watched the video tape, I like it! Of couce, I didn't understand the story becayse I couldn't read any Japanese and I couldn't understand most of Japanese words. However, I realized that the songs were so rhythmic and the dancers were so great that my body was naturally moved! And still now, this movie is one of the best movies for me.

A few years ago, I had a chance to go to USA. I thought this was the chance to get the CD of A Chorus Line. Actually, I looked into it in many many Japanese CD shops. But, I didn't find it except Japanese version. And finally, I found it, the broadway version. Though I wanted to get the movie version, I changed my mind because I thought the broadway version was original. In terms of results, it was terrific!

After going back home, because I was too busy for long time to listen it, I had forgot the existance of the CD and untill recently. Now, I listen it everyday every time. Actually, I am listening now! When I listen it, I foget all of hard things. How wonderful music is!!

rhythmic リズミカルな
in terms of results  結果的には
piece  曲、作品、小品
commercial message CM



The pillow that I told you before is really cool!

The reason I am so impressed may be that I was used to very cheap pillow (my mother said it costed about 2000 yen!) bought at a super marcket. Anyway, it is great deference between new and old one.

It is so soft and fit my head that I am very very relaxed!! Before using it, I always move my head and body and I had found my head hadn't been on the pillow. Furthermore, I always had stiff neck. The shopper of pillows said it is because my old pillow doesn't fit my head. She also said a good pillow is which doesn't give us any room between shoulder and mattress when using it. That's my pillow!! I don't feel any stress anymore. Now, I understand pillows play the great role of human health.


There's serious problem. I haven't had such a critical question!!!!!

I can't get out of bed because my sleeping time is now too confortable!!!

stiff neck 肩こり
mattress (敷き)布団
play the role of 役割を担う



I bought a new pillow.
At first, I checked my height between my head and shoulder. The shopper said the best size for me was the pillow which has the lowest height because the size is only 2 cm.

And then, I checked the hardness. There were many kinds of pillows there. I looked for the best pillow in the point of view of cleaness and feelness.
The first point, cleaness, is very important to use for long years. If I can't wash it, it would be dirty and I had to throw it away soon.
And second point, feelness, is criterion in thinking about health. The pillow played the role of our health so that it is important how we feel with pillows.

Finally, I decided a new one. That is consists of many pipes which is pasted charcoal. It is soft but not too much and is considered for every body shape.

I like it and I would like to use it soon!!


Burn weeds!!

Now, I have hay fever and catch a cold....
It makes me mad because of its irritation.
I would like to burn all weeds in the world. You know, in this season, the cause of hay fever is BUTAKUSA, one of kinds of weeds in Japan.

Oh, how heavy hay fever is!!!


Charter Oath of Five Articles

Now, I have a light purse.

During the summer vacation for university students (I mean, you know, I am a graduate stundent and study scinece, who have to come school during this term), I didn't have any job. Because one of my job is a TA (teaching assistant) of experiment, I wasn't need while the experiments wasn't held. And the other job I have is tutor and I must have a job even during vacation under normal conditions. However, my student said she wanted to quit my lessons because of her schedule. So, I didn't have any job......

Though, of cource, now I have the job because summer season finished, I can't get money till end of month.....

So, I decided to cut off everythig I can do!

At first, I don't buy any clothes. It is enough to pass this autumn.

Second, I don't buy any cosmetic products! Actually, I run out face wash soap, face lotion and essence. But, I have some free gifts! So, I will use them untill getting money!

Third, I cut back the cost of bottled drinks. If I bought a drink in a 150 ml plastic bottle, I should pay about 140 yen. That means I have to pay about 1 yen per 1 ml! In contrast, if I bought a drink in a 2L plastic bottle, I might pay only about 200 yen! It means I may pay about 0.1 yen per 1ml! It's one tenth of usual cost!! (Because I am always in a laboratory, I have my own cup there.)

Fourth, I cut back the cost of lunch. I sometimes go to restaurant not in my university because I want to eat delicious food. But, now, I abolish it! I have to eat at cafeteria at my university or cup noodle. It costs 100 yen to 400 yen at one time.

Fifth, I try not to be lured by anything!!
Pacience brings me up a wonderful person!!!

These are my Charter Oath of Five Articles!!!

Charter Oath of Five Articles 五箇条のご誓文
have light purse 貧乏である
under normal conditions 本当ならば
run out 切らす
free gift 試供品
lure 誘惑する


Starting day

The usual time schedule is starting today. My vacation was finished....

They were so wonderful days!
I went to two movie theater in a day with my mother.
I went to Kichijyoji on weekday.
I met my lovely old friends.
I went to Tokyo Disney land and rode on the Haunted Manshon which was decorated for Halloween!
I could oversleep everyday!

But..... now, I have to change my mind for usual life style. I have to get up early and study at my university.....

Wait :-O!! Please don't misunderstand me! Actually, I like to take lessons and study ;-) It's no problem!

The only problem is my university is far from my house :'(!!!! After going back home, the only things I can do is eating and sleeping.

Oh, I really look forward to next Sunday!!!

Beatiful Japanese

Minister of Education and Science, Bunmei Ibuki, said obligation of English education in elementary school is no need. He thinks if you get beatiful Japanese skill, you couldn't learn any language.

As for me, one of English learners, I agree him. The reason is two; to protect our language and to learn foreign tongue.

At first, we have to protect right Japanese words. Recently, many people use wrong Japanese words and intonation.
For example, when I read the article of Prime Minister, Sinichiro Abe, it said he had said "OMOTTAKEDO (思ったけど、 "It means 'I think, but...' in English") ." It's wrong! You know, "OMOTTAKEREDO(思ったけれど )." This problem have created a sensation for a long long time. However, now, even the top leader of Japan use wrong one!!! I guess many young use wrong Japanese is the only game in town. But, I don't think it is good the rep of Japan can't use right Japanese! If the trend continues, there will be no one who can use right Japanese!!
There's the other example. Do you realize some of annoucers (even NHK announcers!) use wrong intonation or honorifics? Though I am not one of the best users of Japanese, I sometimes think the quality of annoucers goes off.

Furthermore, to learn right Japanese helps study other languages.When you were an elementary school student, you learn about grammar of your native language. You learned nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, honorific words and so on. These help you learn other language because some of them are same as every tongues. For example, if you didn't understand there are verbs (like you didn't care using "です" or "ます"), you may write English essay without it like "I once a high school student." in an unconcerned manner.
Or if you always ignore the order of word classes, you wouldn't understand how to use them. It is too late to realize it after starting to learn other languages.

For these reasons, I definitely think it is better to learn native language first than to learn half-baked native and foreign one all at once.

Phew! What a long earnest diary(?) it is! I realized that even I can write like this one! Ha-ha :-]

義務 obligation
文部科学大臣 Minister of Education and Science
外国語 foreign tongue
物議を醸す create a sensation
~の代表 rep of
仕方の無い the only game in town
質が落ちる go off
敬語 honorific
平気で in unconcerned manner
品詞 word class
中途半端な half-baked



Long time no see, everyone!

I returned home! You know, I went to Hokkaido and that was fabulous!
I definitely say this is so wonderful that I won't be able to forget forever!
Because I would like to talk about it with many pictures, I wanna make special page on my web site! Please wait in hope!

By the way, I went to Kichijyoji today. There are many new stores! That is one of the most interesting points of this area. I would like to talk you one by one, but I wanna sleep.
I will tell you tomorrow! Good night!

in hope 期待して


excuse-my brother and me-

I would like to write a complement of yesterday's diary.

Yesterday, I wrote about my brother's annoying avtivity that is he sang songs at midnight. And it misinformed some readers.

At first, I would like to talk about the relationship between my brohter and me. When I talked about my brother, my friends are sometimes surprised what we have harmonious relation. For example, we buy birthday presents each other every year, we eat a meal out together, we ofthen confer together or go to karaoke. Compared with usual sister and brother, because I am 23 and he is 20 years, it is out of common. I mean that most of them like our ages does not often do such a thing. To be precise, my brother, my mother and I get along with each other (My mother always keep ours company).

One day, we three went to karaoke. To be surprise, though he is pride (he doesn't want to express his passion so many times), he sang a song soulfully! My mother and I realized he was so enjoy because he could sing songs freely in front of us though he hesitated to do in front of his friends. He is hang up how he have to sing like not to sing ballades when it warms up or not to sing too pleasantly because it seems he enjoy by his lone. However, with us, he doesn't need to care anymore. And he decided to come here with us again.

After this karaoke party, he rent some CDs and practices sometimes at midnight.

Yes, yesterday midnight, he ovbiously practice for next karaoke!! He seemed be very happy with doing that. How pretty boy he was!!

But, you know, singing at midnight is not good for others. He forgot that. How pretty, but how silly boy he is! I felt ,on the one hand, he was a troublesome man but on the other hand, he was pretty. If I was irritatied, I should say him to stop it. But in this reason, I didn't quarrel with him. And then I asked my mother to tell him about his behavior to reach a peaceful settlement.

Thus, I don't hate him. Now, do you understand our complicated relationship ;)???

excuse 弁解
complement 補足
annoying 迷惑な
misinform 誤解させる
confer 話し合う 協議する
out of common 珍しい
keep one's company 同行する
be hang up こだわる
ballade バラード
warm up 盛り上がる
by one's lone 一人だけ
troublesome man 迷惑な人


Midnight Singer

Recently, I can't sleep enough because of a singer who sings at midnight.

That is my little brother.

The day before yesterday, he started singing at 1:00 A.M. Unfrotunately, I got up until that time and just went to bed. At first, he just hummed so than I narrowly put up with it.

And then, he sang with lyrics. That was bad. I heard not only his melody but also his words though both our room's door were shut ! I clearly knew that he sang the Masaharu Hukuyama's. Furthermore, in the middle of song, he seemed to be more comfortable, for he imitated the singer and his voice became louder! Oh, it was too noisy!!!

To matters worse, his next song was "TRAIN-TRAIN," which the Blue Hearts sang! This song was too awful to sing at midnight because it is a hot number. In that time his voltage was maximum so that he sang it very loud voice. I was surprised why my parents didn't wake up.

Anyway, I wanted to ask him to stop it, but I couldn't. The reason is that my brother hated to be bring complaints especially by me. He is pride. He says it is good to say me any complainment but its inversion is very bad. So, I don't want to fight against him (if I had done, I couldn't sleep because of anger!) and decided to control myself.

Finally, at 2:00AM, he finished singing and I had a time to sleep.....

Next morning, I told my mother this story and she promised to ask him instead of me (She also thought it was better not I but she did it). She asked him and he said he was very sorry.
I hope he is amenable not only to my mother but also to me......

hum ハミングする
hot number ノリのいい音楽
bring a complaint とやかく言う
be pride プライドが高い
amenable to ~に素直な


The difference between emperor and king

I wonder why we say "TENNOH," who is the symbol in Japan, EMPEROR.
There are many address like king, but I think few people are called emperor.

I looked into it.

At first, I found the difference between emperor and other addresses.

That is

Emeperor or empress are more major than pope, and pope is more major than king or queen or sultan. So, in the difinition, emperor is very very high level person.It difined that emperor is the reader of country which govern not only his own country but also many other countries.

Second, I decided on inquiring why tennoh was settled to translate emperor in English. The reason is this.
In Meiji era, Japanese governers wanted to conquer a loads of Asian countries so that they might dicide their TENNOH was emperor in English.

So, in this difinition, absolutely TENNOH is a king but is called EMPEROR.
Hmm... history is interesting!

address 呼称
major 偉い
sultan イスラム国王


evil day for my right leg

This week seems the evil days for my right leg.

On Sunday, I went to shopping with my mother. When we rode an escalator and I was just behind my mother, because my mother came off very slowly, my right little toe hit against my mother's stiff heel!

It wounded me and I got bleeding. The amount of blood wasn't a little so I couldn't walk anymore and got back home by taxi.

Today, I had my experiment. When I brought some heavy things, I hit my little toe again! It was too sore!! I thought I was so exausted that I could not pay attention to my little toe.

But, it is not my caution. It is my bad luck, for the most horrible thing was happened!!

When I was preparing for my supper, suddenly, I felt itcy.
And the next moment which was faster than the moment I realize what was happened something ascended windingly my right leg!!!! It was very fast!!

I felt chill and visocerally shake my legs and screamed!!


And then I looked something as quick as thought.

You may be understand what this thing is.

It was

black beetle........ !!!!

I was sooooo shocked that I ran away from the kitchen and asked my father, who was surprised my voice and saw how things went, to get rid of it!

My father was laughing and did it.

It was horrible!!!! I cannot forget the tact that it was running up my leg!!!! Oh no!!

After this incident, my mother told me that there are much more blackbeetles in this year than other years because of hot climate and this humidity. Also, they like the smell of onion and my father recently loves to take homemaid onion juice and he doesn't throw onion on the floor away.

In this reason, those days' terrible things are not for my fault but my bad luck. I felt sicky now.

feel itchy かゆい
ascend 登る
windingly らせん状に
visocerally 直感的に
as quick as thought 素早く