Monday, November 19, 2018

Puzzler Answers

Another week starts today. And...Friday is a holiday! A special trip to Tokyo is planned. 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.







































MEANT/MEANING              LOVE                 FESTERED

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Puzzler HInts

Sunday! It's back to Tokyo this day. I hope the weather cooperates. Puzzler Hints: CLICK HERE.

November Home Project
今月のHPは、"be”を含む単語です。下記のように、”be”で始まる単語です。 
because ーだから
before 前に 
behave ふるまう
behind のうしろに
believe 信じている
below の下方に
beside の近くに
between の間に
beware 気を付ける
beyond の向こうに
もちろん他にもありますが、私のブログの中の文章もよく見てみてください。
みなさんも使ってみましょう。

I-chou Namiki

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Puzzler

Saturday! Well, I've been on the wagon for 17 days now. I will be dry unitl December. Puzzler: CLICK HERE.

November Home Project
今月のHPは、"be”を含む単語です。下記のように、”be”で始まる単語です。 
because ーだから
before 前に 
behave ふるまう
behind のうしろに
believe 信じている
below の下方に
beside の近くに
between の間に
beware 気を付ける
beyond の向こうに
もちろん他にもありますが、私のブログの中の文章もよく見てみてください。
みなさんも使ってみましょう。
Aoyama Cemetery, Meiji Jingo, Shinjuku statioin area from Mori Building.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Veteran's Day at Arlington Cemetery


WASHINGTON - The 65th annual National Veterans Day Observance, to honor the men and women who have served and continue to serve in the U.S. armed forces during war and peacetime, is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11 at Arlington National Cemetery.
There will be a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It will be immediately followed by an observance program hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs in Arlington’s Memorial Amphitheater. A prelude by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will begin in the amphitheater at 10:30 a.m.
Both the wreath-laying ceremony and the observance program are free and open to the general public. Tickets are not required to attend these events; however, space is limited to standing room only for the wreath-laying ceremony and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the amphitheater. Attendees are encouraged to arrive to designated locations no later than 9:30 a.m.
Free parking is available for vehicles at the Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center’s parking lot from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. A free shuttle service will provide transportation to the Memorial Amphitheater beginning at 8 a.m. Walking to the amphitheater is prohibited. After the observance, shuttles will provide transportation back to the welcome center until 2 p.m.
Attendees will be required to pass through a security checkpoint to gain access to the cemetery and ceremony. Prohibited items include: large bags or backpacks, firearms and weapons of any type, laser pointers, aerosol containers, soda cans, umbrellas, coolers, picnic baskets, tripods, lighters, screwdrivers (or similar tools), air horns, personal protection sprays, and insulated beverage containers.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Baseball by Shogo

We had a game in Maebashi city last Saturday. It was the first round of the Kantou Kanreki baseball tournament. I left home with my wife around 8:30 in the morning and headed to the ballpark in Maebashi City. The game began at noon. Our opponent came from Yokohama City and they were a very good team. I thought that it would be very hard to defeat them when I saw them practicing before the game. The game went on 0 to 0 until the 4th inning. It changed in the top of the 4th when we got 2 runs, but then we gave up two runs in the bottom of that inning. Before you knew it, we were down by five when we gave up 5 more runs next inning. However, we came back with 3 runs in our half of the 6th. But our opponent got one more run in the bottom of that same inning. In the end, we lost 8 to 6. I was one for four in the game. I had four ABs (at bats). I had a ground out, a single, a strike out and a walk. I played short and made one fine play. Anyway, I thought I have to practice some more to improve my skills. But, my batting is improving. Our next game is tomorrow. I am looking forward to it.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Chichibu by Ima

There are 34 sacred places in Chichibu. I wanted to visit all of them so I began in October of last year, 2017. It's a kind of pilgrimage. I am not interested in temples or religion but, I like walking. I visited the 34th and final temple October 22nd. I completed this journey. The 3 temples are scattered here and there. Some are very near a station and some are far away from a station. Some were in towns while others were in the mountainside. I used the train and the bus, and then walking. I went to Chichibu 14 times. I had my "visited" card signed at all 34 temples. I went there 3 times this October. I also saw signs that said "Beware of Bears." (I always walk alone and I didn't  wear a bell that scares away bears. If I met (encountered) a bear, I wouldn't run away. I would move slowly back gazing at the bear.) At each temple the Buddhist priest wrote his message in my pilgrimage booklet. Fortunately I didn't see any bears. So, I came back home safely. I achieved my goal.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

USA Midterm elections

Last Tuesday, November 6th, the midterm elections were held in my home country, the US of A. In this election people vote for the representatives for their state. There is no voting for the POTUS (President Of The United States). That vote took place (happened) two years ago in 2016 and will happen again two years from now in 2020. So, what does it mean? It is very difficult to explain in this small BLOG space. The citizens for each state vote for their state representatives. As I live in Japan I cannot vote now. Why? Because I do not live in any state. However I can vote for president because I am a US citizen. In this election there were no surprises. The results were as most people predicted. The Republican Party won their share and the Democratic party won their share. There were two things that I noticed. One was that many women were elected to seats in the House and Senate. Also, the voter turnout (how many people voted) was only 49%. That was very disappointing. I look forward to voting in 2020.