Saturday, February 16, 2019

Puzzler

Here is another weekend. However there is no holiday Monday. It will be a (little) blue Monday for me. Puzzler: CLICK HERE.

February HP Colorful February
今月のHPは、Color です。会話や文章、トピックにcolor (色)の単語を使ってみましょう。例えば、
 My son, who has red hair, is a singer. OR Some black crows flew in the blue sky.
OR these expressions: 
green with envy,      as black as coal,       once in a blue moon 
I was  blue. (=sad)       He is yellow. (=He is a coward.)
この場合、どちらの意味も彼は臆病です。という意味です。
Try your best and watch for COLORs in my BLOGs.


Kids playing cards (in English) at RAM school.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Sit or Stand 2nd Part

When I returned home I got on at Meguro and sat down, no problem. I changed trains at Shibuya. I caught an Utsunomiya line train. I had to stand. At first I stood in front of a young lady. She pretended to sleep. So, at Shibuya I moved. I parked (stood) in front of a family of three. They got off at Shinjuku so my strategy (plan) worked (was successful). I sat down with three other people. Then at Ikebukuro. The person on my left and the person on my right got off. I sat but all the people in front of me did not sit down! I looked up and saw a mom and baby and an old couple. I immediatey slid to my left to sit in the oen space there. It was next to another mom and baby. The old lady and the mom and baby then were able to sit down. At Akabane, I got up to let the old gent (maybe 75+) have my seat. (I had rested enough by then). I stood until Urawa. Many people got off there and I thought I had a chance to sit. But a father and son beat me to two seats and then a 40-year-old guy beat me to the other. Surprisingly, he offered me his seat. I shook my head NO and said that I was getting off at Omiya. At Omiya I changed to the Takasaki line and got a seat immediately in a priority seat and sat until Okegawa. I took the elevator up.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Stand or Sit Part 1

I finally took a trip to Tokyo. It had been about a month since my last venture (travel) to the capital of Japan. I wanted to go, but every Sunday something came up (happened) so I couldn't go. This time I went to Meguro. I went to the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum. I will tell you about that adventure in the next couple of Blogs. However, I would like to tell you about my adventure on the train. Of course I travelled to and from my destination (Meguro station) by train. When I left Okegawa I got on a local bound for Ueno. I found and empty seat and sat down. I wanted to go Meguro so I got off at Akabane and changed to the Saikyou Line. There were no empty seat this time. I stood until Ikebukuro when many people got off. I sat down then. I changed to the Yamanote line at Shinjuku and sat on the train until my destination. Cont. tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

My trip to France by Kazuko Part 2

It snowed our last two days in Paris. We walked around to see the town in the snow. The view from Monmartre, which is the highest place in Paris, was amazing. The opera house was glorious and luxurious, like a palace. I felt that I would really like to see an opera there. At Sainte Chapel, the beauty and magnificence of the stained glass took my breath away. I was very impressed with everything. In Paris, the Metro is a convenient means of transportation. We took it everywhere. However, transferring was a challenge for me. Why? There were no escalators! We had to go up and down the stairs when we changed trains. I was very tired. We worried about the current political situation in France before this trip. Luckily our trip was over without incident. I had a great time. France is awesome!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

My trip to France by Kazuko Part 1

Visiting France was my long-held dream. I especially wanted to go to Mon-Saint-Michel. As you may know, Mon-San-Michel is a monastery. It is built on the tideland. We arrived there at night. From the bottom, the illuminated building was fantastic. The next morning we looked around the inside. The cold stone building was filled with a sacred atmosphere. I felt the deep faith and long history. After that, we visited some medieval castles. There were charming flowers here and there. The castle still had an air of the refined life of those times.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Puzzler Answers

And I can relax this Holiday Monday. BTW It is Constitution Day. Hooray! Puzzler Answers: CLICK HERE.

以下はスーパースクラブルパズルです。よく見ると、4つの空白のタイルが見つかります。 空白のタイルとは、何も書かれていないタイルのことです。それら空白のタイルは、ある単語の一部です。空白のタイルに、どの文字があてはまるかを考えてください。おわかりですか?答えは、ページを下にスクロールして下さい。GOOD LUCK

Below is a Super Scrabble Puzzle. If you search carefully you will find four blank tiles on it. BLANK means that nothing is written on it. But, they are part of the word. Try to determine what letter the BLANK tiles are. After you have your guess you can scroll down the page to find the answers. As always, GOOD LUCK.











































CLOVER               INFANTS               FIGHT         SMOKED/SPOKED/STOKED


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Puzzler HInts

I am now tweeting  log into Twitter     @RamRick2
And I am not drinking this month and recuperating from my knee injury. Sigh. Puzzler Hints: CLICK HERE.

February HP Colorful February
今月のHPは、Color です。会話や文章、トピックにcolor (色)の単語を使ってみましょう。例えば、
 My son, who has red hair, is a singer. OR Some black crows flew in the blue sky.
OR these expressions: 
green with envy,      as black as coal,       once in a blue moon 
I was  blue. (=sad)       He is yellow. (=He is a coward.)
この場合、どちらの意味も彼は臆病です。という意味です。
Try your best and watch for COLORs in my BLOGs.

Kids playing "Go Fish" at Ram English Okegawa