-MariaDo you like to use Youtube? I like Youtube and sometimes it becomes really useful item to study English. So I’d like to recommend an interesting video to study English.
It is “KIDS REACT!” We can watch some children react to animation which is get excited from adults all over the world. They are honest so always make a funny comment. They speak easy English and you can understand what they are saying.
If you want to improve listening skills, this video might be good for you. It is also good for just enjoy. Incidentally, I really like this video. Watch it when you have time.
-MitsuriThe characters are Michelle, Jesse who is Michelle’s uncle, Joey who is Jesse and Michelle’s father’s friend and Rebecca. Rebecca is Jesse’s wife. They are newlyweds, so they want to spend the time only each other on the night. However, Michelle wants to play with Jesse anytime. He tries to lock her out because she can’t understand that. She was very mad!! She went to Joey’s room to appeal her mind. He went to Jesse’s room with Michelle to ask him why he couldn’t play with her. Jesse told that Joey could play with Michelle. In fact, Joey had to work. Finally, Jesse locked them out though Joey didn’t have the time to play with her.
This scene is very funny and interesting. I watched it first time when I was 7 years old. I learn that the family is all in all to people. I wanted to play with someone when I was a child, so I understand Michelle’s mind. However, I do that same things if the children come in my room in the night now. The night is very important time for newlyweds!! Maybe I say “Don’t disturb!!”
-YuiJR-East (East Japan Railway Company) is now selling “Tickets of One- Way Non-reserved Seat of Yamabiko” from May 14th to June 13th. The tickets allows passengers who use Shinkansen, “Yamabiko” from every station in Iwate and in Miyagi to Tokyo to pay a half fare. For instance, it costs 6500 yen from Morioka Station to Tokyo, and it costs 5000 yen from Sendai to Tokyo.
JR-East planned this with all the company’s thanks for people who participate in volunteer for the earthquake disaster. In addition JR-East is selling “JR-East Pass” which passengers can use JR-East transportation as many as they like during a day, and you can use the pass from May 11th to 20th, and from July 9th to 18th.
So, it’s time to participate in some volunteer activities in Tohoku. Even only you just go to Tohoku, it connects revitalization of Tohoku economy!
“What The Hell” 今この歌は、日本でとても人気があります。歌手はアヴリルラヴィーン。カナダ出身の２５歳。多くの日本人がこの歌と彼女を好きな理由が、わかりますか？下記は私なりの見解です。
実際、私は”What The Hell”の曲しか知りません。しかし、彼女が日本で、世界で更に有名、人気になることを望んでいます。何故なら、彼女の歌が、人々を元気付けてくれると信じているからです。そして彼女のファッションはとても魅力的です。ファッション界のリーダーにもなるでしょう。以上のことから、私は彼女の活躍に期待しています。
-Ayane“What The Hell” Now, this song is very popular in Japan. The singer is Avril Lavigne. She is from Canada, and she is 25 years old. Many Japanese like this song and her. Do you know why? Here are my opinions.
First, she came to Japan at least 25 times. And many young Japanese feel attracted to her fashion, then. Her fashion is very cool, but she is not tall as well as Japanese, so we feel her very closely. Secondly, most of her songs are upbeat music. Her positive lyrics make us happy.
Actually, “What The Hell” is only song that I know. But I hope that she will be more famous and popular in Japan and the world, because I think her song will be able to cheer people up. And her fresh fashion is very attractive. I think she will be a leader in the fashion world. So I expect many activities of her.
-KeinaRecently, the University of Electro-Communications developed a new device that makes people be able to kiss their partners even they live very far away. There is a part that is like a straw and if you move that straw with your tongue, the device memorizes that motion. So if the device memorizes your partner’s motion, you will feel like you are kissing him or her. One of the researchers said the fans can kiss their favorite idol, if she lets the device memorize her kiss motion. I’m very proud of this unique idea and think it’s very interesting, but at the same time, I feel very miserable because we have to kiss a machine not a person.
-RinaLindt that was necessary for us to eat sweets between meals or feel relax when you were tired in Boston life is the brand of chocolate in Switzerland. Do you know that there are two “Lindt Chocolate Café” in Japan? One was opened at Ginza in June last year and another was opened at Omotesando on April 14 this year. At the café, we can enjoy drinks, cakes, macarons or something which are made from Lindt chocolate in Japan. In addition, we can eat Lindt chocolate soft ice-cream at only Omotesando. If you miss Lindt chocolate, you should go there once!
-MikuI sometimes hear women say “I want to be good at cooking.” I have a good idea for those people. Do you know ABC cooking studio? It is cooking school and it has many good points. For example, it has many kinds of recipes, you can decide time and your teacher, and so on.
This school has many branch schools, so you can find good place for you. It holds trial lesson, so you can join a class. All class tuition is not so expensive and we can use student discount. I think it becomes a good pastime. Before we become a member of society, let’s acquire good cooking skills!
-ChihiroRainy season is coming, and many people will go out with umbrellas from next month, but wet umbrellas bother other people by wetting their clothes. Before you going out with your umbrellas, I’m going to recommend this umbrella bag. This is a product of MOONBAT, the company which makes fashion accessories. Most current umbrella bags have handles on the top so that users can carry their umbrellas easily. But, there’s another function in this bag. This bag has buttons on the bottom. When you have small umbrellas, hook these buttons. And you can also put them in this bag! Also, there’re 3 variations of colors for this product. All of colors were pretty, so I will recommend taking a look at them. Have a good manner and enjoy the rainy days!
ラテアート、別名コーヒーアートは、まさしくコーヒーを使ったアートで、エスプレッソコーヒーとミルクを使って、カップの表面にパターンやデザインを描くものです。ラテアートには二通りの技法があり、ひとつはミルクピッチャーから注がれるミルクの流れを使ってシンプルなパターンを描く「フリープア・ラテアート」、もうひとつは、匙や針を使って複雑なデザインを描く「エッチング」という技法です。近年、ラテアートの人気は高まり、毎年、バリスタたちが競うラテアートの世界大会も開催されるようになり、2010年には、日本人女性が初めてこの大会で優勝を果たしました。さらに、書店には素人向けにラテアートの教本が並び、趣味のひとつとしても親しまれているようです。もはや一杯のコーヒーは単なる飲み物ではなく、ラテアート・アーティストにとっては歴としたキャンバスなのです。Latte Art in Kanto Area (Japanese)
What is Art? This is a very big question and it is difficult to limit the scope of the field. Even though the work looks just a trash or scribbling or metallic lump and you cannot understand what it does mean, for some people, it is exactly Art and it is easy to find such kind of things at many art museums or parks. However, Art is for not only at such places but also everywhere we live, that’s more near to you, for example, in the coffee cup which you are drinking with now reading this article.
“Latte Art” is a style of art which exactly use coffee, so it is also called coffee art and created a pattern or design on the surface of latte by pouring steamed milk into a shot of espresso. There are 2 forms of Latte Art; one is called “Free pouring” which use only the flow of milk from a pitcher to create a simple design, the other is called “Etching” which is possible to create more complex patterns with a coffee stirrer. In recent years, Latte Art has been very popular and surprisingly World Latte Art Championship holds for baristas every year and Japanese woman took first place for the first time in 2010. There are also manual books about Latte Art for amateurs in book stores, so Latte Art may be a favorite as a hobby with some people. A cup of coffee is no longer just a drink for Latte Artists, it is a genuine canvas. Latte Art in Kanto Area (Japanese)
This year, the Sumida River fireworks festival will be held on August 27. It will be a month later than usual. Every summer, about a million people gather to watch the fireworks on the Sumida River. It is one of Tokyo’s largest annual summer fireworks events. After earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which took place on March 11, 2011 in the Tohoku area, many festivals and events throughout Japan were canceled or postponed. Organizers of the event have been debating whether to hold the event or not this year, due to power cuts and the consideration for the victims. Finally, they decided to hold the Sumida River fireworks festival to lift Japanese citizen’s spirits. Why don’t you go there? Enjoy the setting off of more than 22,000 fireworks.
Date: Sat. August 27, 2011
The festival will be cancelled in case of rain.
Time: 7:05 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Sumida River (at two sites)