Sunday, June 15, 2008
Today, I had dinner with Sophia and some AGU Maryland program students. I have been so looking forward to this dinner since I heard that Sophia came to Japan. We got dinner in a Japanese style restaurant (but they sell Asian food, not Japanese food) enjoying chatting. After that, we went to Karaoke for about 2 hours. We sung some songs we sung in Maryland and had really really good time.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
I had great time in last Tuesday! I was so glad to chat with you
Last Sunday, I took TOEIC test. It was my first time to take the test. I could answer all reading section’s questions, but I could not answer listening ones. Humm.. I realized that I need more listening skills!! I have less 3 months left by my departure to Oregon. I have to study~~ study~~!
As I told you on chat, my preparation is not going well. Last week, I got an e-mail from UO written UO had not got my housing application. But I applied it and paid pre-fee, so I hope the e-mail was mistaken. If my housing form was not applied, I will have to live off campus and find the house by myself! I worry it.
I have lot things to do. But I also enjoy my school life and have good time with friends. This picture is about my friend’s birthday party!! You may be surprised to see it. they are so pretty, aren’t they?? This style of makeup was popular for Japanese girls about few years ago and we tried it.
Don’t worry!! I have never gone out in the style and I will never do so!! Hahaha~~(^^)
Friday, May 16, 2008
Recently, I have many opportunities to think about my future. Though I have lots interest in various fields, I have not decided which job is good for me or which field is most suitable for me.
Last week, I saw a junior high friend for a while. We talked about our lives and she asked me “has not your dream to be an editor changed?” The question remembered me my best dream to be an editor and remake my favorite magazine. Actually I have felt it was impossible to be an editor in my bottom of heart because very few people were employed in publishing companies. But I was moved my dream has not changed for a long time and decide to make efforts to be it.
Yesterday, we had a guest speaker in a class. He is working as a sports journalist. His lecture was really interesting and cheered up our dream. He gave me an good opportunity to think about my special.
I love fashion, movies, sports and etc. Maybe, it is better to chose one field to specialize, but now I cannot choose one of them. Do not need to hurry. Actually I do not have plenty of time, but I want to do what I love and think about myself on my pace:)
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Last weekends, I had a coming-of-age celebration in my hometown. Generally in Japan, they have the ceremonies in January, but my hometown has lots snow in winter, so we have the ceremony in May.
Almost all the girls (women??) wear Kimono, a traditional Japanese cloth. It takes lots time for us to wear it and also it cost much money, so we cannot wear it often. We can wear it for special party like this.
After the ceremony, I and my friends opened a time capsule, which we buried 8 years ago. I got a letter from 12-year-old myself. In the letter, many things were written, such as my family, my friend, my dog, myself, my hobby, my dream and so on. To my surprise, I could expect almost accurately how my life would be going on 8 years ago!! The letter sais “I will be a university student in Tokyo, my dream to be a cartoonist will be changed…” Umm, 12-year-old I might understand myself well
In the evening, we have a party and enjoy talking. Some of my friends have already got jobs and now, they are working member of society. It was so good to talk with them and they served as a stimulus for my study.
Anyway, I spent really good vacation. I want to see my friends again in the near future.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Now, the cherry trees are in full bloom. In Japan, there are so many cherry trees and we can easily see them. Tomorrow, I will go to a park which is famous for cherry trees. I will post some pictures in this blog soon.
Friday, March 7, 2008
Recently, it is getting warm in Japan, so spring is coming. I feel good when taking a walk. I can’t wait till cherry blossoms come out.
By the way, I went to Seoul, Korea as a trip this week. I enjoyed my trip with a friend, Sayo. We have been in good term since we were little children (^^) Although we stayed in Seoul for 4 days, we arrived at Seoul on the midnight of Mar.2nd and left there on the morning of 5th, so we had only 2 days to go sightseeing.
First, we visited Korean beauty-treatment clinic and wash off the dirt. Every staffs spoke Japanese so we were relaxed and enjoy chatting. After taking the bath, we wore Korean traditional cloth called “chogori”. It was really cute and we took many pictures.
Afternoon, we visited Jongmyo. Jongmyo is the royal ancestral shrine of the Joseon dynasty (1932-1910) and it has been inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1995. The Main Hall is too long to take a picture of whole building.
Next, we went to Seoul Tower. The tower is third tallest tower of the world.
At night, we enjoyed shopping in East Gate(東大門). The area is famous of the fashionable buildings. I was surprised some buildings were open all through the night. Thanks to Ji-Won’s advice, we could get nice goods;)
In the next morning, we went to Shotoku-kyu(昌徳宮). This is also one of the World Heritages built in Joseon dynasty. There were so many Japanese people who joined the tour. Sometimes, it was hard to listen to guide’s voice
Suddenly, it started to snow heavily and it was so cold!! We bought 2 umbrellas and I got tights. We decided to have lunch and take a break.
We had Korean-style barbecued beef. They are soooooo delicious!! :) Even though we ordered only 1, we got many side dishes, and most of them were vegetables. I remembered the last night we spent in Maryland, when we went to Korean restaurant^^.
Afternoon, we took a walk in the market of South Gate(南大門). There were many shops of clothes, glasses and laver. Even if it was very cold, many people came to shopping. I bought a laver as souvenir and BB-cream. Recently, this cream is getting popular in Japan, and especially for young women, because a famous make-up artist recommended it.
At night, we saw a popular nonverbal musical in Seoul, Nanta. Performers play percussion instrument through a story. The story is that 4 cooks make diner for a wedding party and they use real cooking tools for the performance. I was really excited to the music they played and the story was also very funny. When you go to Seoul, try the musical! ^^
I had good time in Seoul. In the next time, I want to go other areas of Korea.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
By the way, recently I have so excited to play winter sports and watch some of games on TV. I love snowboarding so much, but I don’t have many opportunities to go to snowboard because there isn’t a skiing slope nearby. I will go to snowboard early March again and I will post about it with some pictures!!
Also, I enjoyed watching figure skating game on TV last night. Now there are many good players in Japan and Daisuke Takahashi and Mao Asada won the last night’s game. I think their performance, especially steps are really cool! So please watch the videos＾＾ Since winter Olympic game in 2002 which Sarah Hughes won, I have been addicted to figure skating. Someday, I want to see the games in live!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Hi everyone. How are you?
I think about taking English conversation lesson to prepare studying in the US. Recently, I have been looking for a best school for me on the internet. Now, I have some choices and today, I took one of the schools lesson as a trial.
After a counselor talked me about the system of the school and a curriculum, I took the lesson for about 40 minutes. Though I have a class to discuss in English at university, I seldom talk in English in daily life. So it has been quite a long time since I last speak English, especially daily English. Maybe, I have not had good chances for English conversation since I went to Maryland…
It was fun to talk with a teacher in English. The school I visited today has only private lesson, so students have a lot of time to speak English by themselves. Today’s teacher told me that I need skills in listening and using vocabulary, and I should pick up more natural English. Umm..!! I realized that I really lack these skills by today’s lesson.
I have not decided which schools I will go. Also I do not know what types of schools is good for me, private lesson? Or group one? Anyway I also realized I love communicating in English, so I am looking forward to taking next lesson.(←I heard this expression was too formal. But I don’t know how I should say instead (;_;) )
This picture was taken 3 days ago. Do you know Purikura?? This is a game to print out your face. Young Japanese girls love to play it!!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Last weekends, I went to snowboard in Nagano, where winter Olympic games were held in 1997, with some classmates.
We were so lucky because it was fine. We could enjoy beautiful snow scene as well as snowboarding. After snowboarding, we take a hot spring bath and it helped me to recover from fatigue.
On Monday, I had last exam in this term, so finally I got spring vacation!!!!;) In this vacation, I have a lot of events. I am sure it will bring me great fun^^
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Yesterday, I had third flea market with friends in Yokohama. Although it was cold, many people visited our “shop”.
Many people looked at our goods. Young women, people who haggle over the price (-_-), junior high students, little children, old people, some dogs, and so on… I will show you a customer who pleased us.
A little boy came to us and looked at our goods. A friend of mine talked to him “How about this knit cap??” and he said to his mom, “Mom, can I buy it?” The mother said “if it suits you, yes.” The boy put on the cap soon. The cap suited him! The boy and the mom decided to get it and all I and my friends thought the mother paid money. But the little boy took his very small purse and paid money by himself. He looked about 4~5 years old, so we were all surprised and pleased it. He said “thank you” and left with his mother. I will never forget the boy with “Tiger knit cap” ^^
After flea market, we had dinner together at American bar. We ate chicken and I remembered eating it in Maryland.
Friday, January 25, 2008
I was so happy to chat with many friends on last Tuesday. Nina, thank you for giving us great opportunities!!
Now, AGU is in exam term, so most students study hard. I "think" I am one of them^^ hee hee:) Today, I had a exam of French (I major in French as a second foreign langage and Yusuke has the same class;D).
A few days ago, I watched "High School Musical" on DVD. On the next day, DVD of "High School Musical 2" was sold in Japan. Recently, the commercials of the DVD has been broadcasted so largely, and they made me watch the movie^^!! Actually,I had seen the film before, but I can enjoy watching it no matter how many times I watch it! I love the movie very very much(^_^)v
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Since I started a new part time job, I have been so busy. I am sorry I did not post for a long time;; Although my part time jobs are hard, I have fun with new friends. And I need money because I will go to Korea in next spring vacation ^^
A term test is coming soon. I have to study hard(-_-)zzz... But!! After the exam, we have long long spring vacation!^^
See you soon!
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Long time no see! How are you? I'm fine~^^
I am so sorry not to post so long time... Recently, I have been a little busy because I practiced double douch every night to show it in the school festival.
Nov.3~5, AGU had a school festival. I joined it to show Double Douch.^^
My team's member were all girls and our team's theme was "Pretty Cats". We acted like cats in the performance and we enjoyed it.
After the festival, we enjoyed playing bowling and having a dinner. I was happy to spend great time with my club members.
And now, I am in my home town. I have no class yesterday and today because of the holidays for the festival, so I came back to my home to rest. Yesterday, I visited my grand parents with my mother and had a lunch together. We had fun to talk about the school festival, my school life, my family and so on. I love my grand parents, so I am looking forward to see them again in a new year!^^
Meg is also in her home now, and we will get back to Tokyo this night together. (Do you remember both of I and Meg are from same city, Niigata^^)
See you soon~~^^
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Today, I saw some of my friends of high school!! We belonged to the same tennis club and we always practiced together, so we are really good friends ^^
We sold old clothes, shoes, bags, stuffed animals, and so on. At first, we were a little worried whrther our goods were sold , but we made about 10,000yen in the end!! ^^
A flea market is a good chance for recicling. Something I no longer need is useful for someone. And a flea market is also a good chance to communicate with others. We enjoyed chat with customers^^ Next month, I will have my store in a flea market again. I want to enjoy myself again(^o^)b