In Omotesando, Tokyo, there are many cute and delicious Pancake shops. I would like to introduce best three. First shop is a Café Kaila which came from Hawaii. Café Kaila got an award for “best breakfast in Hawaii”. In 2012, December, it’s opened in Omotesando. The most popular dish is Pancake with flute. It looks tasty, colorful and beautiful so many people want to come to this shop.
The second pancake shop is Eggs’n things which came from Hawaii. This shop opened in 2011. Their concepts is “All day breakfast”. Actually, we can eat breakfast menu all day. The most popular dish is Pancakes with whip cream.
Last one is Bill’s which came from Australia. Bills is a real name of shop. It’s located in Tokyu plaza’s fifth floor. Their concepts is “The best break fast in the world”. First shop was opened in Shitirigahama, Kamakura in 2008. Finally, In this year, bills was opened in Omotesando.
Which Pancake do you want to eat??
Last week,I went to Costco which is located in Makuhari, Chiba. Costco is a member ship warehouse club of America.
Costco provides many kinds of goods for customer. In the world, they have 627 shops now like America, Canada, England, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Australia and Mexico. America has 449 shops now. Japan has 15 shops. The number of memberships is 674,000 people.
Why Costco is popular in the world? I think they have a good quality service and advantage. The advantage of Costco is open all the year round, member cards are usable in the Costco of the world and returning goods is possible.
I recommend you to go there. I think sharing foods with friends is good idea because all size is American size.
I like drinking Starbucks Coffee’s drinks. I often go there, and I like studying there. I can settle down when I stay and drink coffee at the shop.
Everyone knows and likes Starbucks Coffee. Especially Japanese people like the coffee shop. Japan Starbucks Coffee has 1000 shops in Japan. It is rare because Starbucks Coffee which has over 1000 shops in the one country is only three countries, the United States, Canada, and Japan. The highest sales Starbucks Coffee in the world is SHIBUYA TSUTAYA shop in Japan. The store is very small, but the Starbucks can sell a lot!
My favorite menu is Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino. The menu is for a limited time only. The Frappuccino has some cookie topping on the top of the drink. I like that very much! I usually order this drink with extra strawberry sauce. That Frappuccino is like a dessert! I want to drink this drink many times as possible as I can.
Nouryou-sen is a roofed pleasure boat which is open only during summer vacation season in Tokyo Bay. It has been continuing since 1953. Every summer, from July to September, Nouryou-sen opens for about 3 months.
In this event, [Yukata dancers] put enthusiasm into the Nouryou-sen. Since 1999, people who want to board a Nouryou-sen was grown up, because of Yukata Dancers. In 2012, the number of people who boarded a Nouryou-sen is over 12 hundreds people. Now, this event is known as big and popular summer event. In the middle of August, this is the most busy season, many people wait to make a reservation.
If you can board this ship on perfect weather day, you can see fireworks of Tokyo Disney Land or other fire work.
This summer, many interesting films are now showing at the theater. If you want to enjoy a movie like children, I recommend you watch “Monsters University”, a sequal to “Monsters Inc.
The main Character is Sully Sullivan and Mike Wazouski. “Sully” Sullivan and his assistant Mike Wazowski are employed by Monsters, Inc. They appear in front of children at night, scare them and gather their scream voice. These scream voice will be power like electricity in Monster’s world. It’s the job of Sully, Mike, and their co-workers. The story is about their unusual happening in the Inc. This time, Monsters University show their student life. It must be fun!!
Japanese style wedding. There are many differences from a western wedding. First is women wear a white kimono and men wear black kimono. Second, they hold a wedding ceremony in a shrine. Third, it’s not a party so they invite only relatives and close friends.
These days, Japanese people tend to hold western wedding style more than Japanese wedding style. I think Japanese style has also good point like making good friendship between the two families. “Sanshin” is a good memory for couples. This is the most important performance because keep pace and understand feeling together make them happy.
In Meiji Shrine, we can hold Japanese wedding with relative and close friends.
The Hunger game is an American action movie. This story was from a book which is the big bestseller in the world. It was translated to 26 languages and sold a copyright in 38 regions. A main character is a girl, her name is Katniss Everdeen.
In the future, a world is divided between 12 districts and the Capitol. Each year there are two young representatives from each district. It must be 12 to 18 years old. They are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a real murder game to select one winner. When Katniss’s young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12’s representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She started training to win this game.
I recommend you read the book before watching the movie.
The perks of being a wallflower is a 2012 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film.
The main character, the right side of picture is Charlie (Logan Lerman), center is Sam (Emma Watson), and left side is Patrick (Ezra Miller). Charlie has some mental problem so he was an introvert in front of other people, but he met best friends like Sam and Patrick in high school. They experience love, fear, important thing together.
In this movie, Emma Watson give us surprise. As you know, she played the part of Hermione Jean Granger in Harry Potter movie. Hermione Jean Granger is serious and intellectual, but Sam is completely different. She can play various character, it’s not only Hermione Jean Granger.
On July 23, police officers arrested a 16-year-old girl and 6 other people. According to news reports, the reason why the girl who killed her classmate was maybe smart phone application, LINE. The girls were arguing with each other on the app LINE. This is examples they wrote each other on the LINE.
「人間じゃない。 死ね （You are not a human. Go to hell! ）」
「殺したるわい (I’ll kill you) 」
「おー来いや (Come on!) 」
16 year-old-girl killed her classmate just because she got mad at what her classmate said on the Internet. More surprisingly, 6 other people were friends of the girl who killed on LINE and some of them didn’t know the girl who was killed.
The number of LINE users keeps growing now. I learned I should never say bad things to my friends on LINE because they can’t know my real feelings on the Internet.
Director Miyazaki Hayao of Studio Ghibli released his latest animated film,”風立ちぬ (Kaze Tachinu)“. The main character, Horikoshi Jiro is a real person and the director Miyazaki Hayao showed Mr. Horikoshi’s life in his film. The main character, Horikoshi had a dream that he made airplanes. During the time he lived was not an easy time for Japan because of the bad economy, epidemic diseases, big earthquake and World War Ⅱ. However, the guy, Mr. Horikoshi didn’t give up his dream. The film also shows us how young people lived in hard times and the film also encourage us to live strongly and have a dream and not to give up. I haven’t watched it yet, but I will definitely go watch the movie.