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Isn't It Time To Try Something New?

I run usually three or four times a week at a nearby park—it's actually a complex facility composed of baseball grounds, track-and-fi...
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Apr 13, 2014 12:03
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Second Round of Cramming for Entrance Exam

In February this year, my younger son started to go to a cram school. He'll be a 4th grader in the coming April and three years later...
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Mar 16, 2014 15:48
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January in Japan: A Beautiful Video About Japan

Through a post on Twitter, I found a video about Japan. Watch the video at the URL below. Scenes and places included in the video are Tok...
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Mar 1, 2014 11:12
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My Favorite Twitterers Tweeting In Japanese

Since New Year's break, I've been kind of intensively surfing on Twitter. Let me introduce my favorite twitterers who tweet in Ja...
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Feb 15, 2014 12:53
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Annual Skiing Tour to Happo-one

Look at the mountains and the snow in photos. Magnificent, aren't they? It's the Happo-one Ski Area that is located in Hakuba vil...
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Feb 9, 2014 17:17
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Thinking Alone Abroad

I was recalling many happy faces of families in a food court while going down by the escalator. I was in a shopping complex in Hsinchu Ci...
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Jan 23, 2014 00:17
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想い(Omoi)

On December 6 evening, I watched "Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final and Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2013/14" hel...
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Dec 14, 2013 18:58
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My "Dokodemo" Door (The Door to Anywhere)

Do you know "Doraemon," a Japanese famous anime series? Doraemon is a robotic cat who travels back in time from the 22nd centur...
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Nov 24, 2013 12:22
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I Do Speak The Queen's English Because I Am From Queens, New York

Tonight, my eldest son and I are alone at home. My wife and my second son are on their one-night-and-two-day trip with their friends they...
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Nov 9, 2013 20:00
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Lost and Found

I was jogging along a street and felt that I ran long enough for the half way. I had run probably 3 to 4 km already. I decided to run bac...
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Nov 4, 2013 12:10
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Farah Is My Hero: The Power Of An Idol

I came to know Mo Farah through a video my Facebook friend posted. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7hPqk75Mk0 Mo Farah runs very be...
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Oct 25, 2013 23:15
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A Measuring Wheel With native lang

I posted the following photo on Facebook with my Japanese comment quoted in "Native Language Version." http://instagram.com/...
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Oct 19, 2013 21:00
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Osmanthus Fragrans: 金木犀(Kinmokusei)

It was sunny but cool this morning and the sky was cloudless and very blue: it was the typical sky in the fall. I went to a nearby park w...
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Oct 13, 2013 13:54
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Life Turns On A Dime

I was going up the stairs of the Japanese style pub from the basement to the ground level. On the evening, I had enjoyed playing tennis w...
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Oct 5, 2013 12:50
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First Going Out With My Wife In A Long Time

After having a dinner with our sons last Saturday, my wife and I went and see a movie. Going out to a movie theater, without our sons, wa...
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Sep 22, 2013 16:46
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A Long Jumper

He appears on the long jump runaway. It's his turn to take a long jump. I'm watching the 82th Inter-University Track and Field Ga...
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Sep 14, 2013 17:49
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Reading Comprehension III: A Guidebook and The Lexile Measure

In my previous entry (1), I wrote about how I find English books for my reading. I'd like to add a couple of things in this post. ...
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Aug 31, 2013 16:38
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Facebook

Since the beginning of this year, I've gotten a couple of friend requests on Facebook from my old friends: a friend when we were stud...
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Aug 25, 2013 13:59
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28 ’Til I Die

I was cleaning my room one day and found a photo (see the above photo) that was taken in a laboratory of my university on the day when I ...
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Aug 17, 2013 13:29
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A Seminar For English Language Learners

About a week ago, I attended a seminar on learning English language*1). About 160 participants--according to my rough counting--gathered ...
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Aug 14, 2013 09:27