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Presentation Skills I Learned Today

Today my colleagues and I attended a lectures and presentations course for academic staff. It was a six-hour course but I could only atte...
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Feb 23, 2012 22:40
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Cat Day

Yesterday was Pancake Day. I read many entries about it. It has a long tradition, a religious meaning related to Lent and an established ...
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Feb 22, 2012 20:44
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Sarcasm or modesty

Yesterday I talked about my daughter with an America lady. I said my daughter was a university student studying fine arts. She asked me, ...
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Feb 21, 2012 22:28
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Does Moore's law hold true for Big Data

About one week ago I read an article on Big Data, which is a 'Next Big Thing' in the IT field. Big Data's Impact in the Wo...
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Feb 20, 2012 22:28
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Is an ex-boyfriend 前カレ or 元カレ?

This morning I came across the words ex boyfriend and ex girlfriend when I correcting an entry. The entry had both Japanese and English s...
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Feb 19, 2012 21:03
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A small type of big 'Mini Snack Gold'

In a convenience store in Japan you can find many sweet buns. One of them is a 'Mini Snack Gold' from Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd wh...
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Feb 18, 2012 17:47
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My dog Peter - smart or silly?

I have been busy for a while and I have not had time to take my dog, Peter, to a dog run. Today I took him there for the first time in a ...
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Feb 17, 2012 19:46
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Media of instruction

During a conversation about the educational system in the Philippines I came across the term "media of instruction". It was the...
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Feb 16, 2012 23:52
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Nursing students in the Philippines

Today I took an online English lesson and talked about education in Japan and the Philippines. Many nurses are working as English teacher...
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Feb 15, 2012 22:36
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Why is the Japanese custom on Valentine's day different?

The custom on Valentine's day in Japan is different from in other countries. The Japanese style Valentine's day has the following...
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Feb 14, 2012 21:50
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A perplexing sentence

Today I came across a very interesting entry about English situation comedies "Yes Minister" and "Yes Prime Minister"...
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Feb 13, 2012 19:31
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Whitney Houston

Long time ago I visited a research institute in the US and stayed there for months. It was my first experience to live in a foreign count...
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Feb 12, 2012 21:28
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What you see and what exists

As you studied in a physics class light is wave and its wave length determines its color. Light with a wave length of about 700 nanometer...
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Feb 11, 2012 22:57
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Hairy Crabs and All-you-can-drink

We had a party at a restaurant tonight. We ordered course meals and all-you-can-drink whose time limit was 2 hours. Hairy crabs were s...
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Feb 10, 2012 23:52
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Done!

Yes! I've finally finished a pile of exam papers. Yes! I've finished my 30 day challenge. I watched the following TED talk ...
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Feb 9, 2012 22:11
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Scoring incomplete answers

I'm still struggling with a bunch of exam papers. I love perfect answers and blank papers because it doesn't take a long time to ...
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Feb 8, 2012 20:29
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Negation of Conjunction (De Morgan's laws)

I've been marking a lot of math exam papers for the past couple of days. In order to solve a problem in the exam students had to calc...
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Feb 7, 2012 21:06
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Play on Words in Japanese

Do you know this phrase? すもももももももものうち Most Japanese know it. It is a kind of tongue twister but a little bit different. When you sa...
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Feb 6, 2012 20:11
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Pedaled Wheelchair

When I sat down on a sofa this morning my dog, Peter, quickly noticed it and came to me. (As a faithful pet dog he always pays attention ...
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Feb 5, 2012 19:04
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Earthenware Yutanpo (hot water bottle or hottie)

A few months ago I happened to see earthenware hot water bottles on a TV news. I knew hot water bottles made of rubber, metal, or plastic...
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Feb 4, 2012 20:25