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What does this mean? - "It's a verb."

When I saw an American drama, "White Collar" (season 5 episode 5), I caught this phrase. "It's a verb." What does...
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May 17, 2016 21:32
elephanttortoise

Morning Smell With native lang

When I open a rice cooker every morning, there is fulled with the good smell of just cooked rice around there. It makes me happy even I h...
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May 16, 2016 09:32
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Matsumoto Castle With native lang

Recently my son is really into Japanese history because of the video game. He is especially interested in Sengoku period (the age of Jap...
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May 12, 2016 13:45
elephanttortoise

The Cost of Lunch With native lang

I've just picked up my husband at the station. On the way home, we talked about each today's lunch. Today I had lunch with some...
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May 11, 2016 22:58
elephanttortoise

Lunch to bring to school With native lang

My daughter has just started to bring her lunch to school from today. I'll have to make lunch for her every weekdays. Actually I...
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Apr 11, 2016 14:08
elephanttortoise

Paper! Paper! Paper! With native lang

I couldn't post my diary here the day before yesterday and yesterday, because I was very busy to fill out a lot of papers whose deadl...
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Apr 9, 2016 06:10
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Good Things and Bad Things With native lang

I was bumped from behind last Friday and I suffered whiplash. Now I feel better, but I'm still scared of a car coming up from behind....
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Apr 6, 2016 21:29
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It was not my day yesterday. With native lang

I'm usually busy to take someone in my family to and from somewhere a lot of times on Mondays. Yesterday was the same as ususal, but...
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Apr 5, 2016 11:44
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New school year has just started! With native lang

These past few years, I've listened/watched some English learning programs on the radio and TV. Today new school year has just start...
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Apr 4, 2016 11:38
elephanttortoise

Figure skate season is over.

This morning I watched World Figure Skate Champions 2016 on the Internet. This was the last competition of this season. I hoped each sk...
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Apr 3, 2016 14:23
elephanttortoise

Homework for Someone else With native lang

I've had a headache since last night. Obviously I haven't had enough sleep lately. Meanwhile my husband let me do his homework ...
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Feb 19, 2016 11:51
elephanttortoise

He doesn't want to hear such a sad news any more. With native lang

I have two children and the youngest is eleven-year-old son. When we have a meal, we usually watch TV news. Lately he alway makes a com...
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Feb 17, 2016 15:13
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Winter Scenery With native lang

It's been very cold recently. I don't like the cold but I like winter scenery. In the daytime, we can see farther than summer. I...
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Jan 29, 2016 21:08
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How to Choose Skin Care Products With native lang

A few days ago, I went to buy a skin care product, but I couldn't find the one which I usually use. So I had to choose a new one. At ...
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Jan 10, 2016 11:31
elephanttortoise

Kuri-kinton With native lang

Many Japanese have Osechi(おせち) in New Year's holidays. Kuri-kinton(栗きんとん)is one of the Osechi dishes. (If you want to know it, pleas...
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Jan 8, 2016 12:08
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Wrist Watch With native lang

I used to love wrist watches before. However, after I came to bring a cell phone all the time, I rarely used it. My daughter is going ...
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Jan 7, 2016 13:51
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Happy New Year! With native lang

May the new year be a wonderful year for you and me! ;) It's been warmer than usual. At the end of last year, I cleaned my house ...
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Jan 5, 2016 14:51
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Gold fish With native lang

This summer, my daughter bought three goldfishes in the summer festival. That was one of the popular stalls in Japanese summer night fes...
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Nov 14, 2015 18:46
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My Son's Sudden Confession With native lang

Yesterday, my son said to me that he would go to his friend's house, but it was a lie. The truth was that he went to buy trading car...
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Nov 12, 2015 21:48
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Revision of my Profile With native lang

I revised my profile of this site recently. I changed here and there, so I'm confused a little. I'd be glad if you would fix ...
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Nov 10, 2015 20:23