Saturday, May 31, 2008

辞書で使ってるNintendo DS

NDSを買ってから僕の生活が便利になった。前は辞書がなかったから知らない言葉があるとパソコンがなければ意味を分からなくて過ぎて行く時が頻繁だった。なおパソコンでも漢字を捜すときに画を数えて捜すから不便で時間もかかった。でもNDSに筆記認識機能があるから、漢字を捜すことが便利になって、何よりもパソコンがなくてもどこでも日本語単語の意味を捜せるから良い。今日は”Financial Japan"という日本経済雑誌を買って読んで見た。まだ読みにくいけど、前より読解速度がすごく早くなった。今まで言語障壁があるからよく英語である雑誌や新聞を読んだけど、そのほうは大部分外国人の観点から見渡した日本の姿だった。でも僕は日本人の観点から見渡した日本がもっと知りたいので、その雑誌はとてもおもしろかった。雇用問題、経済、女性と外国人問題、教育などの時事問題についての記事を読みながら日本人が考える日本に対して習ったから良かった。

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Marco's Birthday

A picture from Italian restaurant to celebrate birth of "Uncle Marco". Happy birthday Uncle Marco..!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Japanese exhibit

I saw this in Saty today.. This costs 99800 yen, which is almost $1000. But it looks cool.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day

Everyone Happy Valentine's Day..!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

November 18, 2007, Marathon3: Nikko(日光)

After Shuzenji trip, I came back home, slept 5 hours, and went again to Nikko with Bert, Loic, and Junko.

A lot of temples, etc. But the best photo was this:

can't speak, can't listen, can't see three monkeys.

And there was a circle gate of fortune where people cross and walk around to pray for wishes and lucks.

I danced for wishes.

This was the finale of my three-day marathon for that weekend. After Nikko, I basically faded out on that night, and had to carry on my fatigue throughout the week.

Friday, January 11, 2008

November 17, 2007, Marathon2: Shuzenji(修善寺)

My marathon had not finished yet. We stayed at the club until 5am, and took a train back to HonAtsugi from Shinjuku. When I arrived at HonAtsugi it was already 7am, and it was 7:20am when I came back home. I changed my clothes, when Randy just knocked my door. It was 7:30am. Then I went on another journey to Izu(伊豆), Shuzenji(修善寺) with Randy and Wendy.

So, by reading this post you can tell that I had not slept a minute. I tried to sleep inside the train, but Wendy bothers me.

And Randy did nothing.

...So I was going to die.

But they did not care. So I decided to not give up on my life.

Seaside in Izu is famous for its beautiful scenes and sightseeing. But we did not go to the seaside. We stayed around Shuzenji. I should go to Izu again later probably in Spring for sightseeing.

The view of the temple with splendid maple colours was magnificent. Besides the temple was also a small hot spring for feet bath.

It was interesting, but I did not dip my feet into it; I was too lazy to take off my socks.

By that time I was really tired.

But it was good to see the maples, especially together with a tranquil view of the temple.

November 16, 2007, Marathon1: night in Shinjuku (新宿) and Roppongi (六本木)

I remember this as a starting day of my marathon for the weekend. I left work at around 5pm, went to Tokyo to watch a documentary film called "Darwin's Nightmare". The movie seems to show how the introduction of a new species into the local ecosystem can destroy the area biologically as well as economically. But I did not finish the movie till the end. I went out at around 9pm to meet up with other people in Shinjuku(新宿). From this moment start my marathon did; from now on I will explain how I managed a karaoke, clubbing, going to Izu, and going to Nikko during this weekend with only a sleep of 5 hours in total. First of all we went to izakaya(居酒屋) with a karaoke facility.

We really had a blast on that night. After the Karaoke we went to clubbing in Roppongi(六本木).

On our way we stopped by a club with the name "Holy bitch".. I don't know why, but we all had a snap shot in front of the name.