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Like A Mirror With native lang

This past Monday I went to a temple. It's famous for the red maple leaves reflected on the floor like a mirror. It was stuninng. It w...
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Nov 20, 2019 12:51
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I love this Japanese title With native lang

I've seen a movie at home with my husband a few days ago. The sequel of the movie has released in Japan recently and I will go see it...
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Sep 17, 2019 21:39
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Don't get me wrong.

Last Wednesday afternoon, I was waiting for my son. He took a trial class in a school. I stood outside of the library and was reading the...
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Aug 27, 2019 16:03
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Voiced pronunciation

The other day, I struggled to explain one of the Japanese pronunciation systems to my English teacher. He's an American and speaks Ja...
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Aug 27, 2019 14:49
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Kiri (桐) With native lang

I don't mean I want to talk about French cheese. :P In my previous article, I told about Kiri shortly and now I talk about it mainly...
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Aug 9, 2019 23:43
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Umbilical Cord With native lang

I've heard that this name is used as a metaphor for a lifeline recently. It means that it's very important and necessary to keep...
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Aug 9, 2019 21:24
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#DearMeTenYearsAgo With native lang

You are dedicated to child-raising, you can spend time for yourself this coming decade. You get to know a lot of friends on the Internet,...
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Jun 11, 2019 15:43
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Some Picture books

I was swamped because my daughter moved to Tokyo to enter a technical school and started her new life. So I didn’t have time to study Eng...
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Apr 9, 2019 22:12
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The Name of the Volunteers for RWC (Rugby World Cup) in Japan 2019

In my previous post, I wrote about the name of the volunteers for the Tokyo Olympics/Paralympics 2020. I don't make my mind to apply ...
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Dec 12, 2018 15:37
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The Name of the Volunteers for Tokyo Olympics/Paralympics

Yesterday, the committee of Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games released 4 choices for the name of the volunteers for them. The people who...
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Dec 12, 2018 15:18
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World EXPO 2025 in Osaka, Japan With native lang

About a week ago, TV news said Osaka was chosen as the venue for World EXPO in 2025. My son and my mother-in-law saw that, and she said, ...
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Nov 30, 2018 17:43
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Music Show on TV With native lang

In this season, each TV station air a big music show in Japan. Some are to give awards, the others broadcast collaborations with couples ...
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Nov 28, 2018 21:30
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Forget what you do for someone, and never forget what you are done by someone With native lang

As I wrote in the post titled "Struggle" (http://lang-8.com/209275/journals/112022413845273461138172166608124610941), I am thi...
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Aug 30, 2018 21:09
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Mom is Strong With native lang

Last evening, my kids and I were in each room upstairs. As a weather forecast said in the morning, we had a heavy thunderstorm. My childr...
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Aug 28, 2018 08:34
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Travel Show With native lang

I've always wanted to travel abroad but don't have time to do it for now. I don' know why, but sometimes I really enjoy watc...
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Aug 27, 2018 15:10
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Struggle

Just for practice (Don't worry, not so serious :) ) Recently, I've been struggling to forget annoyance in a daily life, especi...
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Aug 25, 2018 10:58
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How many points did you get today? With native lang

I listened to a lecture for psychiatric social workers yesterday. In the lecture, the speaker asked the participants in turn, "How m...
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Jun 14, 2018 21:10
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Have Fun! With native lang

I'm a housewife, and sometimes I can't do what I want to do because of time, money, household chores, and so on. Especially, when...
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Jun 8, 2018 08:58
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May sickness (五月病) With native lang

Do you know "May sickness (五月病 in Japanese)"? In Japan, a lot of people are having a vacation called "Golden Week"...
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May 5, 2018 07:15
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Practice With native lang

1) be responsible for - : (When I ask my kid who hides to do something bad) I'm responsible for what you do, so tell me the tru...
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Apr 24, 2018 16:01