Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Back home by Kyontan


What a practical thing it is! Going back to my parents’ house.

I went back to my parents’ house three times last year to take care of them. And I thought that it was good training for my body. Please let me talk about it.
 
    Upstairs
I usually stay upstairs in my parents’ house.So, I go up and down the stairs many times. It helps to strengthen my legs.

    Shopping
I usually go shopping by bicycle, because I’m not allowed to drive my father’s car. It takes about 8 minutes to go to the supermarkets, et al. 

During the winter vacation, I went shopping at least twice a day. It's good exercise for my legs.  

    Cleaning the house and the garden. 
     I usually clean the house with a vacuum cleaner and the garden with some tools. It assists me in the training of my leg muscles.   

    Cooking
I usually cook lunch and supper and prepare the snacks. And before returning home, I usually cook main dishes for one week to ten days. Some are preserved in the cool room and some are in the refrigeration room. Cooking is beneficial to exercise my arms.

     I imagine that I would be able to shape up if I live my parents’ house.                However,  I didn’t lose so much weight though I worked so hard. Alas!!!!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Puzzler Answers

I had lots and lots of free time last week. That's not so this week. I'll have to roll up my sleeves. 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.

































WRANGLE/EXIT                INSIDE                   DOE/ON            QUEST/RUM





















Sunday, February 16, 2020

Puzzler Hints

Another Sunday. What to do? A trip to Tokyo perhaps. We shall see. Puzzler Hints: CLICK HERE.

2020 Home Project
今月のHome Projectは、「 UP」 です。

UP UP UP!
Get up, wake up , pick up, look up, mix up, get up, close up, back up, clean up, break up, blow up, dress up, hard up, call up, fix up, give up, hang up, hard up, zip up, lock up, pull up, rise up, turn up, warm up.......level up your skills and use these in conversations and in your stories this month.
今月は、これらの、up,  up,などの単語を使って会話をしたり、話の中に取り入れて文章を作ってみましょう! Good luck!

My Matsui Bubble Head


Saturday, February 15, 2020

Puzzler

That was a fantastic week. Watched the moon and stars. Read a book. Traveled to Tokyo. Had a drinking party. Washed the house curtains. Whew! Busy! Busy! Busy! Puzzler: CLICK HERE.

2020 Home Project
今月のHome Projectは、「 UP」 です。

UP UP UP!
Get up, wake up , pick up, look up, mix up, get up, close up, back up, clean up, break up, blow up, dress up, hard up, call up, fix up, give up, hang up, hard up, zip up, lock up, pull up, rise up, turn up, warm up.......level up your skills and use these in conversations and in your stories this month.
今月は、これらの、up,  up,などの単語を使って会話をしたり、話の中に取り入れて文章を作ってみましょう! Good luck!

Gotta Love 2020!


Friday, February 14, 2020

Ice skating Part 2

As I wrote yesterday, I couldn't move. I was frozen, just like the ice. I decided to hang on the sideboards and move around the rink slowly. I did that twice. There were a few people who could actually skate! They were good. There were a lot of kids and moms and dads. Some were wearing helmets. Some were falling down onto the ice. But, they got up immediately and kept trying. I thought, "I can do that." So, I let go of the sideboards and slid out to the skating lane. I watched the other skaters. I moved my right foot back to skate. My left skate was straight. I moved a little. Then I tried the opposite. I moved my left skate out to push myself. My right skate was straight. They were "baby steps." That means little by little, very carefully. It was fine. Later I talked to a gentleman skater, too. He told me that he took lessons with his daughter many years ago. He had his own skates. I also saw several teachers. Could they help? I went back to the rink and skated some more. It was cool but I had very little confidence. I fell twice, but there was no harm. After 90 minutes I decided to stop. I didn't want to get overconfident and get hurt. I was satisfied with my effort. I will definitely go again.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Ice skating Part 1


When I was a kid used to ice skate. I even played ice hockey. Even though I was never very good, I enjoyed it. I have been skating here in japan, too. Once was in Kawagoe maybe 20 years ago. And then I went to the SuiJo Koen in Ageo maybe 10 years ago. And I decided to go again last Monday 2/2/2020. (That is a coooool number, don't you think so?) Anyway, it was a challenge. I wanted to see (know) if I could do it. And the answer is...No, I couldn't skate! Here's the story. I arrived around 10AM. I went inside to see what was what. (That means to check it out and get info.) First, it was expensive, I think. It was \1,700 for the day. That is not bad if you skate all day. But I did get a \100 discount as I had JAF card. I entered and got my skates. There were many kids there with moms and dads. The locker costs \100 so there were many clothes and bags everywhere. I put on my skates. Cool! Then walked carefully to the rink. There are two rinks. One is for students, professionals and very good skaters. I went to the smaller rink, next door. It is for kids and beginners. That was certainly for me. I entered the rink. I held on to the side boards. I couldn't move! Shock! Continued tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

My January by Hideo

My January
    We Celebrated new year party at my home with my two daughters and four grandchildren.
Every year, everyone gathers in my home for a New Year party.
    I Started table tennis and oil painting picture with my buddy last month . 
    I went to Maebashi Christ Church at the Maebashi city for the wedding party for my nephew.
    I went to Takasaki city to attend funeral(wake) for my uncle.
    I went to Habsburg Dynasty exhibition at the National Museum of Western Art in Ueno. 
It was Fantastic and very interesting.
Although he is the smallest and lightest person in Sekitori, he uses very intelligent sumo wrestling.
    I watched Mizuki Mazda win the Osaka International Marathon to advance to the third Tokyo Olympic women`s representative on TV.
Miss Maeda and Suzuki had already been determined.
The last one will be the person who set the highest record at the Nagoya Marathon.