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It's Going Too Far. With native lang

The other day, one of my acquaintances called her son, "馬鹿息子" (bakamusuko), while we had a casual conversation. That four-lette...
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Jul 31, 2012 22:33
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Group Dynamics With native lang

I've been teaching English to elementary and junior high school students for many years, and on average there are less than ten stude...
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Jul 25, 2012 15:23
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I've Learned How to Juggle. With native lang

In order to save time, I try to handle many tasks at the same time. While I study or read a book at home, I make a loaf of bread using ...
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Jul 22, 2012 21:23
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断捨離 (Danshari) With native lang

"断捨離" has become a popular expression in Japan for a couple of years. A Japanese woman who calls herself "a clutter consul...
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Jul 18, 2012 16:07
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Listening Skills With native lang

Do you listen to your friends, your spouse or your children attentively? In retrospect, I haven't done it well, even though I want to...
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Jul 14, 2012 20:26
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New Education System With native lang

When I was in high school, I used to attend a cram school where more than 100 students were seated in a big room. Popular teacher's c...
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Jul 11, 2012 20:11
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Traditional Japanese Arts With native lang

When I was in my 20s, I learned "茶道" (Tea ceremony) and "華道" (Flower arrangement). Several years ago, I started to pr...
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Jul 9, 2012 17:07
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Text Messages With native lang

I often see people sending and receiving text massages from a cell phone or other devices when they are on a train or a bus, even when th...
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Jul 5, 2012 15:52
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Lucky or Unlucky With native lang

Since I've been working as a treasurer of a local community council, I went to a town office to submit a few documents to receive a s...
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Jul 2, 2012 16:41