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My Worry

One of my friends, Satoko, is a kind woman. She always gives me heartwarming corrections and comments. She has been correcting a lot of J...
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Feb 28, 2010 21:33
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Hall

The pictures are of Nippon Budo-kan, where a lot of concerts and judo or karate matches are held. It is very close to Yasukuni Shrine. It...
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Feb 28, 2010 14:35
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Shrine

I visited the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo, while skipping a conference.^^ I didn't know it was in Tokyo. I thought it'd be in Tottor...
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Feb 28, 2010 00:00
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Toyota

Toyota has decided to recall their cars. I know it must be going to cause a lot of damage for them. This is not good. This is BAAAAD. He...
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Feb 27, 2010 01:24
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Hormones

I now think differently about things than I used to. I can't even remember some of my earlier ideas. I might have been stuck on somet...
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Feb 26, 2010 02:22
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CNN

I'm staying at a hotel in Tokyo today. The good thing about staying at a hotel is that I can watch CNN news for free whenever I want ...
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Feb 20, 2010 10:11
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Drinking Worker

I drank a few glasses of wine last night. I knew I wasn't a strong drinker, so I didn't drink a lot. I don't feel very well t...
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Feb 17, 2010 14:46
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Shut in

Is it OK to say, "I couldn't help but wonder what it meant that blah, blah, blah..." I wondered if it is OK to say this whi...
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Feb 15, 2010 00:00
banira

Something is Piling Up

I found a Japanese woman who's been studying English very hard on Lang-8. She consistently writes one diary entry a day. That's r...
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Feb 14, 2010 13:55 Input重要
banira

Teacher

One of my friends, Rochallor, wrote about a Japanese teacher recently. Actually she isn't a teacher. She is an exchange student learn...
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Feb 13, 2010 02:47 もし私が日本語の先生だったら
banira

Dear Japanese Learner No 3 ~Casual~

I was thinking about casual Japanese. Some people's Japanese sounds really casual and natural. I wonder what the difference is betwee...
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Feb 11, 2010 18:05 カジュアルな日本語
banira

Chinese

One of my friends wrote that he likes words composed of four Chinese characters. We Japanese have them and sometimes use them in daily co...
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Feb 11, 2010 09:03 四字熟語
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Dear Japanese Learners, Part 2 ~Mistakes~ (rewritten)

I noticed some common mistakes when I was correcting my friends' diary entries. So I want to write about them. If your Japanese is hi...
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Feb 10, 2010 21:47 ありがちな間違え
banira

Lullaby

Earlier, I wrote that I want to listen to a lot more English. So for the past two days when I went to bed, I started a DVD of an American...
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Feb 10, 2010 11:46 input重要
banira

How to Learn

Today when I was waiting in line at the airport, I heard a boy talking with his dad. Although his Japanese was at a kid's level, it s...
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Feb 7, 2010 20:10 Input重要
banira

Which to which?

I wrote that I always write in Japanese first and then translate them into English. But one of my Japanese friends, Satoko, told me she d...
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Feb 6, 2010 09:01
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Drinking

I'm going to write about drinking habits. I've never drunk alone. I don't like the taste of alcohol. I'm happy for th...
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Feb 2, 2010 21:46
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Milk

When I buy groceries, I try to get the freshest products. Milk, salad, Natto....everything. They store the freshest ones that won't e...
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Feb 1, 2010 08:14 賞味期限