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Day after Holiday

The day after holiday is always busy.  Considerable people work on holidays and send me e-mails to be found on the following day! Plus, I had not finished some work due today, so I left home at 6 AM.  It was cold on bike.  Actually, it was the coldest day this winter. I  have finished what I had to do. Chris commented and recommended us to watch “How I Met Your Mother”.  Unfortunately, the DVDs are not available in rental shops, so Katya and I chose “House M.D.“  It is a good drama, although we do not understand what the diseases are even with subtitles.

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I noticed the existence of “a motor bike with pedals” first time in my life in a French movie, “Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain“.  Many people like the movie; for me, the movie was not that fascinating (I did not like the camera angles), but I liked the motor bike, which I thought had been annihilated.  I found the motor bike is called “moped”. We used to make a lot of mopeds in Japan, too, but they are not manufactured any more. When I arrived in Kofu four years ago, I saw one moped in a Vespa shop.  The moped, Piaggio Ciao,  looked very nice, and I bought it.  It … Continue reading

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Arrival in Las Vegas

After I posted my last article, I first flew to LA. In the airplane, I concentrated on using English to change my brain to an English mode; conferences in the US is a good chance to bring my English back. I watched Karate Kid and Kick-Ass.  Jaden Smith is a very good actor.  It was a joy to watch his skills being improved.  Jakie Chan played a good master, too.  Kick-Ass is a combination of Spiderman, Batman, and Kill Bill.  The Parker guy played well, but the best was Hit-Girl. I was reading a book, “Angela’s Ashes“, too. We arrived in LA in the morning only for a transit.  We … Continue reading

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dramas for us – continue

Temperature was up to 36 C, amazingly stable everyday. In spite of the heat, our veranda is full of roses.  I show you another photo. When Katya and I watch TV or videos, or go to see the movies together, there are some linguistic points not essential but preferable, as stated yesterday.  1) English comprehensible without strong accents or slang.  2) English subtitles welcome, even if the actors speak English. American TV dramas on DVD do fit the criteria.  We enjoyed watching “House” but stopped watching it because of the less attractive actors from Season 4.  “HEROS” soon got too complicated. “FRIENDS” is OK, and we are on our second … Continue reading

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Slow Sunday

I could not sleep well last night and had a slight headache in the morning.  I decided to stay home today with Maya-san.  Katya went alone to Gotenba Premium Outlets.  It takes two hours from here by car, so it is a drive. While Katya was out, I rested, slept, and cooked Sri Lanka eggplant curry (I mix spices). After me and Maya-san came back from an evening walk, Katya was home.  Since the city tennis courts were closed, we had the curry and went out to rent “Up in the air” and two Columbos.  We saw “Up in the air“.  I liked Nathalie, the girl who invented the internet … Continue reading

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Most-Viewed TV program, Summer 2010

It’s “GeGeGe no Nyobo (GeGeGe’s Wife)” on NHK, a daily 15-minute drama broadcast twice a day from Monday to Saturday. The story is about the wife and family of Shigeru Mizuki, a manga author.  He is truly great, and I loved his mangas. I try to watch it twice a day (but normally fail to watch once). Two Russian ladies seem not interested in the drama. The story is based on an autobiography of Nunoe Mura, the wife. The movie based on the story will be on the screen this fall, and hopefully, Muravej’s wife will be joining him.

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