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All The Time(四六時中)

Today, I'd like to introduce a Japanese phrase "四六時中(shi roku ji tyu)." This means something like "all the time,&qu...
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Jun 30, 2015 14:40 English Japan essay
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The Coin Which Has The Highest Value.

Do you know the regularly used coin which has the highest value? In the past, It was Japan's 500 yen coin that is almost 4 U.S. do...
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Jun 29, 2015 13:00 English essay
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Japanese Young Girls' Enigmatic Text

In Japan, young girls tend to use enigmatic texts like actual ciphers by combining various symbols or kanji. Today, I'd like to intro...
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Jun 28, 2015 18:49 English Japanese essay
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Konjac

Konjac that's also called devil's tongue is a Japanese food. It is made from konnyaku imo that contains a deadly poison, calci...
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Jun 27, 2015 15:33 English essay
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Can I borrow the toilet?

When we want to use a bathroom, we often say "トイレを借りてもいいですか?(Can I borrow the toilet?)" However, the verb "borrow"...
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Jun 26, 2015 09:29 English essay
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Greenland and Iceland

Today, I learned about etymologies of Greenland and Iceland. Both of them were named by Erik the Red in the 10th century. Firstly, ...
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Jun 25, 2015 14:58 English diary essay
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Celebrity

In Japan, the word 'celebrity(セレブ) ' is commonly used, but the meaning is slightly different. We often use the word only in th...
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Jun 24, 2015 20:15 English essay
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'#' is not 'sharp'

Most Japanese people regard '#' as sharp, and call 'sharp'. However, actual sharp is '♯.' In Japan, the off...
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Jun 23, 2015 10:02 English essay
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Definition of Meter

Today, I learned about a length unit 'meter.' In the past, the 'meter' was defined as one ten-millionth of the distanc...
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Jun 22, 2015 20:31 English essay
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JK

Today, I learned a slang phrase 'jk (just kidding).' In Japan, 'jk' is also used as slang, and it has two meanings. ...
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Jun 21, 2015 14:46 English essay diary
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XYZPDQ

Today, I learned a slang 'xyzpdq.' This means "examine your zipper, pretty damn quick." 'Xyz' can also be...
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Jun 20, 2015 12:12 English essay
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begin to / begin doing

Today, I learned the difference between "begin to" and "begin doing." According to the website, these phrases are ...
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Jun 19, 2015 12:18 English essay
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Phantom Vibration Syndrome

Have you felt as if your mobile phone was vibrating despite not vibrating? I often keep my mobile phone in my pants' pocket, and s...
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Jun 18, 2015 11:18 English essay
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Super Formal Letter With native lang

In order to apply for a public offering, I wrote a stonking formal letter today. It is really difficult to translate to English, but I...
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Jun 17, 2015 17:29 English diary
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ID Photo

Today, I had my friend take a photo for my resume. We firstly used a single lens reflex camera, but it was not so great. Next, we u...
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Jun 16, 2015 19:17 English diary
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This is not a drill.

I have to submit my resume to a university until this weekend. This is not a drill. This is a job hunting. This might be all abo...
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Jun 15, 2015 18:03 English diary
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Apple Wireless Keyboard

Yesterday, I bought an Apple wireless keyboard (US) on the net auction. The reason why I bought the US version keyboard is that just i...
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Jun 14, 2015 20:49 English diary
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Using CUDA

Today, I studied and used CUDA for research efficiency improvement. CUDA is a technology for high speed computation by GPU. My stud...
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Jun 13, 2015 17:56 English diary
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Etymology of Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that connects to wireless networks. It is sometimes said that this word is derived from wireless fidelity, but t...
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Jun 12, 2015 15:15 English essay
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I Got started using Inbox instead of Gmail.

I Got started using Inbox instead of Gmail. I'm not accustomed to this new e-mail software, but I liked this appearance called mat...
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Jun 11, 2015 12:45 English diary