Saturday, October 19, 2019

Puzzler

This has been a very good month so far. I hope to have some new adventures and work hard. Puzzler: CLICK HERE.

October 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!

More rugby fans



Friday, October 18, 2019

Rugby at Kumagaya Stadium Part 2

It took about 15 minutes by bus. The stadium was very nice. We were early. And we got to our seats soon. I did not want to drink beer this day. On the other hand, my son-in-law was very eager to drink beer on his day off. He played rugby for three years in high school. So he explained many of the rules to me. That was very helpful. The fans were filing into the stadium. Then we saw something interesting. Maybe 500 or 1,000 elementary school kids came in and sat in the end zone seats to our left. They were wearing yellow hats and cheering all game for both teams. That was cool. Our seat we neat the end zone. Then the players practiced then the game began. It was so interesting to watch them play. Those players are big and tough! Unfortunately, things did not go well for the Americans. At half time the score was 19 to 5 in favor of Argentine. The second half was the same as the first. The Argentine team was i complete control. The final score was 47 to 19. We left soon and got on a bus to the station. It was quick and easy. We took the train. I got off at Okegawa and said good-bye and Thank you to Masaharu. What a fantastic day off.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Rugby at Kumagaya Stadium Part 1

So the Rugby World Cup 2019 Japan continues. Japan is H-O-T! They are on FIRE! That means that they are doing very, very well. Now I have better news! My son-in-law bought two tickets for the Rugby match in Kumagaya. He invited me to go with him. The match was between Argentina and the USA! That is my home team. How lucky am I! We met in Kumagaya, at the station at 10AM. We then walked the ten minutes to the FAN ZONE. What a surprise! There were so many happy, smiling faces everywhere on the route to the FAN ZONE and then at the stadium. They were volunteers waving and hi-fiving and greeting all who passed by. AT the FAN ZONE we got to experience rugby. We could pass and kick the ball and score a try. I met several fans from around he world. The Americans wore some wild costumes (Elvis was there!). The Argentinians wore blue and white striped T-shirts. From here we took a bus to the stadium. That was very smooth. There were many buses for many fans. Continued tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Gokokuji Part 2

After resting I set out again. I wanted to walk to Tokyo Dome. I thought about it for a while and then changed my mind. I took the bus, instead. That was good because I could see everything around me. And I could follow on my map. Also the bus is very cheap. 170yen to the terminal station. I got off at Tokyo Dome and then had lunch. It was at a Chinese restaurant. It was so-so. Then I took the subway for two stations. That was no fun so I got off and walked the rest of the way to Tokyo station. I walked passed the St. Nickolai Cathedral. The dome is fantastic. I continues my walk to Tokyo station. There were not many people about. My goal was to go to Maruzen book store. I took a short cut. It was a new route but I was sure of my location. It was successful. On the way I took a photo of the two rugby players on a bench. At Maruzen I looked at the globes. I wanted to compare sizes. I made up my mind which one I wanted to buy. Then I bought two Shakespeare books. It was time to go home. A nice day off and exploring of Tokyo.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Gokokuji Part 1

I had a Sunday free September 29th. I was looking for some place in Tokyo to explore. I found it. It is the Gokokuji Temple in the Bunkyo ward of Tokyo. I was in no hurry. I had breakfast at home. I biked to the station and then departed Okegawa station at 10AM. I took the Shinjuku/Ikebukuro line and got off at Ikebukuro. From there I walked. It about 25 minutes to get there. On the way, I crossed the Toden-Ikebukuro line. The train was stopped. I had never been on it before. So I took it two staitons and then returned back to my starting point. That was cool. Then I continued my walk. The road follows the expressway which is up above the road. I asked for directions once as I was near my destination. I finally arrived. The place was still. There were only a few visitors. I climbed up the steps. Awesome! So beautiful. So clean. So serene. So Japanese. I went around to the  back of the temple. There was a cemetery. I strolled through it. Very well kept. I snapped a lot of pictures. I was here manybe 30 minutes. Then I rested at an office which had carp lazily swimming in the clear pond. Beautiful. 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Puzzler Answers

This weather is soooooooooooooooooo good! I'm luvin' it!
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.






































FACES/FADES.FAKES/FARES/FATES/FAXES  

MOUSE/QUEEN PROPER/DIRTY ANSWER

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Puzzler Hints

I was busy last weekend with family stuff. I'm free this day, however, so I'll probably go to Tokyo. Puzzler Hints: CLICK HERE.

October 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!

Gokokuji statue