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A good lunch needs a peaceful atmosphere. With native lang

I live with my parents-in-law and I usually try not to say something against them with patience. Today I had lunch only with my husband ...
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Jan 8, 2017 14:39
elephanttortoise

Just a practice using "demure" With native lang

She was usually demure, but at that party she was very attractive in her nice dress. So he became glued to her. It was the beginning of t...
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Jan 6, 2017 17:20
elephanttortoise

Why don't you do your best? With native lang

Today my son did his assignment of calligraphy. It's popular to do a special piece of calligraphy for the New Year in Japan, which is...
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Jan 5, 2017 21:05
elephanttortoise

The second half of my son's winter break With native lang

This winter break for my son is from December 23 to January 9. Last month, he was busy because he went to a soccer camp for 3 days and we...
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Jan 4, 2017 15:15
elephanttortoise

Tip on broiling rice cakes With native lang

I'm wondering how many readers know rice cakes, especially how to cook them. It's usually my husband's business(/task?/charg...
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Jan 3, 2017 20:26
elephanttortoise

Happy New Year! With native lang

Happy New Year! Thanks for all of the people who read my entries, corrected them or left your comments last year. I wrote here about t...
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Jan 1, 2017 22:01
elephanttortoise

My son helps his grandpa.

As I wrote in the previous entry, my father-in-law broke his hip joint and took a surgery. Then he went back home and can walk but he nee...
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Dec 21, 2016 21:01
elephanttortoise

Bad luck often brings good luck.

At the end of this October, my father-in-law fell down from the back of a truck and broke a part of his hip joint. He had to enter the ho...
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Dec 17, 2016 10:14
elephanttortoise

Sports Day With native lang

Last Sunday was the sports day in my neighborhood. I joined the three-legged race with my husband. It was the second time in the train of...
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Oct 4, 2016 10:14
elephanttortoise

Whose Shirts? With native lang

When my son changed clothes this morning, I found he wore unfamiliar shirts. I asked him "Is this whose shirts? It's not yours....
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Sep 1, 2016 16:10
elephanttortoise

Restart With native lang

I'll restart to join to my English lessons from tomorrow. During summer break of my kids, I couldn't have time to do that. But ...
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Aug 30, 2016 18:17
elephanttortoise

Rainbow

I was exhausted with my children's homework today. Their summer holiday are going to be over soon. Last time, I wrote about rainbo...
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Aug 23, 2016 17:34
elephanttortoise

Typhoon and Rainbow

After a typhoon has gone away, I found a big rainbow. Rainbow make people happy. But it's already faded out. How temporary it is.
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Aug 22, 2016 18:25
elephanttortoise

Watching Rugby Live With native lang

Last Saturday, I went to watch a rugby game. (先週の土曜日、ラグビーの試合を見に行きました。) I really wanted to focus to watch it, so I asked my husband to t...
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Jul 12, 2016 11:05
elephanttortoise

What goes around comes around.

I heard this sentence, "What goes around comes around."(1) in a TV drama. After then, when I looked up it in a dictionary, I a...
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Jul 6, 2016 17:58
elephanttortoise

Car accident

Two weeks ago, my daughter on her bicycle was hit by a car on the way home from the station at night. Fortunately, the injury was not so ...
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Jul 4, 2016 23:21
elephanttortoise

いらいらする

When I can't find out what I should say it in English, it really frustrates me.
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Jun 14, 2016 17:44
elephanttortoise

Play Outside With native lang

I'd like to encourage my kids to play outside rather than playing video games, but sometimes it annoys me. "Clean up your clothe...
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Jun 14, 2016 16:03
elephanttortoise

My son's homework

Gunma is famous for leek, konnyaku, and yamato-imo. Yamato-imo is a kind of yam. Tuna on grated yamato-imo is delicious. Grated yamato...
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Jun 4, 2016 07:22
elephanttortoise

Downgrade

We don't need to capitalize these words, "Internet" and "Web", because they became generic. http://abcnews.go....
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Jun 1, 2016 18:27