Tuesday, March 31, 2015

School Makeover

We opened our school in Okegawa 15 years ago. My, how time flies. I was 48 then and had hair! We bought almost everything used or second-hand. I was lucky to find a set of 10 used chairs for our guests to use. Six are for the students at the tables and 4 are for observers, if any. 5 or 6  years ago I had the chairs reupholstered. That means they recovered them and put in more cushion. That actually cost almost twice as much as the chairs. They were a matching set. That is, they all look alike. I decided to buy new chairs this month. It was a difficult task. We purchased (bought) them all on-line so we cannot return them. We couldn't decide on a set, so we bought them individually. Now we have 7 chairs all different colors and shapes and sizes. I think it turned out (became) a cool set of chairs. We also bought new curtains. So, far the reaction has been positive (good/upbeat) about the changes. Students can choose the chair they want to use. Why don't you drop by and check it out sometime?

Monday, March 30, 2015

Puzzler Answers

It's almost the end of March. Those April showers are coming soon. Puzzler Answers: CLICK HERE.

Another Super Scrabble board. Cool Words:
ERGO    MUSE   DEFY    TINY  and I just noticed an error (mistake). Can you find it?
Also,can yo guess the blanks? Answers Below
























SUAVE/QUOTE  WAND/WIND  BONE/SIZE GREEN GARDEN

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Puzzler Hints

My plan was to be watching the sunrise from the beach this morning. I wonder how it went. Puzzler Hints: CLICK HERE.

HOME PROJECT for March 2015   "ago" 「~前に」

過去形の文で使えます。今現在から振り返って、どのぐらい前か表します。

1. I came to Japan a long time ago. 私が日本に来たのは、かなり前のことです。
2. A couple of days ago I left my umbrella on the train. 2,3日前、傘を電車に置き忘れました。
3. She just dropped by about an hour and a half ago. 彼女は、だいたい一時間半前にちょっとだけ立ち寄りました。
4. I got married thirty years ago. How about you? 私は30年前に結婚しました。あなたは?

There are many times that we can use "ago". Check out Rick's BLOG, HW, etc and keep an eye out for them.
Leo has found a new warm spot






Saturday, March 28, 2015

Puzzler

Alas, no bridge this weekend. We are driving to Inatori near Shimoda today for a one-nighter at the Resort Mansion. It's a family affair. Puzzler: CLICK HERE
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HOME PROJECT for March 2015   "ago" 「~前に」

過去形の文で使えます。今現在から振り返って、どのぐらい前か表します。

1. I came to Japan a long time ago. 私が日本に来たのは、かなり前のことです。
2. A couple of days ago I left my umbrella on the train. 2,3日前、傘を電車に置き忘れました。
3. She just dropped by about an hour and a half ago. 彼女は、だいたい一時間半前にちょっとだけ立ち寄りました。
4. I got married thirty years ago. How about you? 私は30年前に結婚しました。あなたは?

There are many times that we can use "ago". Check out Rick's BLOG, HW, etc and keep an eye out for them.

Moms, kids, teachers and staff at the Farewell Party

Friday, March 27, 2015

Bridge

 Last Saturday was a holiday here in Japan. I had no lessons. So, we played two bridge sessions last weekend, both AM and PM. They were both at the same locale (location/place). So we decided to make an adventure of it and stayed at a business hotel Saturday night. The first day saw 30 teams come! It was an Under 50 Under 100 grouping. We have 15 MPs but we knew it would be good study. We came in 19th place and then 26th place in the PM session. The bridge on Sunday was for Under 20 players. That is very near beginners. (There are also Under 10 sessions) So, this one was our level. There were 6 teams in the AM session. We got very lucky to come in third place. That earned us a few more MPs. In the PM session we came in 6th out of 8 teams. We obviously (clearly) need to study more. But it was an enjoyable weekend with a night out of food and drinks Saturday. We will not participate in any bridge again until April 12th. We have plenty of time to study and also plenty of time to forget.
 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Farewell Party

The Higashi K graduation ceremony finished about 11AM last Friday. Two hours later the Farewell Party started. This party is put on (produced) by the moms. I have been to many of these parties. They are a lot of fun. Of course the goal is for the teachers to say good-bye to the kids and the kids to say good-bye to the teachers. The moms also have a lot of influence with both. These parties are usually quite a production. There are games and events and speeches. They even allowed (let) me play the violin. Of course center stage belonged to the two homeroom teachers, Yumi and Ayaka. I teach English to their classes twice a month. One of them is very gung-ho (enthusiastic) about English. They both assist me when I teach. Sometimes I need to show the students an example. Or sometimes I need them to explain to the children what I want to do. They and all the teachers are very loving and giving to their "little friends". My job would be very difficult without them.  

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Higashi Kindergarten graduation

Yesterday I wrote about the graduation at the Kitakounosu Mida Kindergarten. The following (next) day I attended the graduation ceremony at the Okegawa Higashi Kindergarten. Here, I made a speech on stage. That is a very big honor indeed. The theme of my speech was that the road is long. People always find their own path sooner or later. The parents may have ambitions and dreams for their offspring (children) but all of us eventually find our own little niche (place) in his world. I gave myself as an example. How I came to be standing there on stage talking to them from  being born in Detroit Michigan, USA. And then I give my now famous "All English Speech" to the little graduates (kids). They cannot understand it, of course, but every time I ask "OK?" they automatically reply "OK!" It's a blast (great fun)! There were 48 kids. There are a lot less kids than at the previous days (yesterday's) ceremony. And the hall is smaller. And the parents are less. But all the kids and families and teachers are the same. There are always lots of tears and smiles. Congratulations everyone! I took the picture from my seat on stage.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mida Kindergarten Graduation

It is graduation season here in Japan. You can see young ladies and moms in kimonos. And same are all dressed up in their "Sunday best". Fathers also have on their suits and ties. Most everyone is smiling and happy. They are on trains and bikes and in cars. I went to my daughter's graduation ceremony last weekend and then I attended The Mida Kindergarten one. I teach English at this Kindergarten on Friday mornings. I was asked to join the honored guests on stage and be a part of the ceremony. After passing out all the diplomas to the kids, there are three speeches. One is by the Director, the next is by the nearby elementary school Principal and finally a local politician. All were very nice. Then they introduce the Honored guest one by one. At my turn I rise and say "Congratulations everybody and good luck next year in Elementary school. Now, let me take your picture." all in English, of course. I then snapped the photo you see here. It gets a nice reaction from all. I am very fortunate to be able to attend these kinds of events. For more, see tomorrow's BLOG.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Puzzler Answers

That was a busy weekend. It seems the more free time I have the less time I have. Strange. Are you ready for the new week? Puzzler Answers: CLICK HERE.

It's a new week with plenty of time to get started on our new House Project.
In the meantime, here is a Super Scrabble Puzzle from last October.
Cool Words:   JAZZ    VETO    VET   VIRGIN    GERM    SCOUT   DICY   SWAB 
And now, can you guess the blanks? The answers are below the puzzle. Please scroll down.
 







HAMS/HEMS/HUMS      BEARD     ENDER     AXLE

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Puzzler Hints

It's getting warmer. Are you ready for bugs, frogs and heat? Me, too. Puzzler Hinrs: CLICK HERE.

HOME PROJECT for March 2015   "ago" 「~前に」

過去形の文で使えます。今現在から振り返って、どのぐらい前か表します。

1. I came to Japan a long time ago. 私が日本に来たのは、かなり前のことです。
2. A couple of days ago I left my umbrella on the train. 2,3日前、傘を電車に置き忘れました。
3. She just dropped by about an hour and a half ago. 彼女は、だいたい一時間半前にちょっとだけ立ち寄りました。
4. I got married thirty years ago. How about you? 私は30年前に結婚しました。あなたは?

There are many times that we can use "ago". Check out Rick's BLOG, HW, etc and keep an eye out for them.

Mida Kindergarten NEN-CHOU Teachers

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Puzzler

The weekend, at last. And a holiday to boot! It is a bridge vacation for us. Two sessions today and then two sessions tomorrow. Ready? GO! Puzzler: CLICK HERE.

HOME PROJECT for March 2015   "ago" 「~前に」

過去形の文で使えます。今現在から振り返って、どのぐらい前か表します。

1. I came to Japan a long time ago. 私が日本に来たのは、かなり前のことです。
2. A couple of days ago I left my umbrella on the train. 2,3日前、傘を電車に置き忘れました。
3. She just dropped by about an hour and a half ago. 彼女は、だいたい一時間半前にちょっとだけ立ち寄りました。
4. I got married thirty years ago. How about you? 私は30年前に結婚しました。あなたは?

There are many times that we can use "ago". Check out Rick's BLOG, HW, etc and keep an eye out for them.
The Mida Kindergarten after school final lesson

Friday, March 20, 2015

Graduation

My younger daughter graduated from University this year. Actually, it was last week. She went five years because she studied in Canada last year for eight months. M and I almost always play bridge on Sundays but this was a very special occasion. We left home at 7:30AM with our first daughter and headed to Tokyo. We got to (arrived at) the university before 9:00 and were lucky to find a parking spot on the street very near the entrance. It was a bit cold as I waited in line to get our admission tickets. Then the ceremony began. It was short and sweet. Only two speeches and they were short and to the point. However we had to wait a long time afterwards. There were counseling and friends gathering and changing out of the kimono and lots of picture taking. Two of Eri's friends also attended. So, we invited them to join us for lunch. Here things didn't go as smoothly as we expected. We first tried a hotel restaurant but we were too late. The hotel guy led us to a small pub nearby. There we had pasta and hamburger lunches. Not bad! Congratulations to all you 2015 graduates and Good Luck!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Kenkatsu finale

I have been teaching for the Kenkatsu Center for 7 or 8 years.  They hired (asked) me to teach at the Center. These lessons have been very beneficial for me. In the beginning,  there were two 20 week courses of 90 minutes each. They were one after another. They were Beginners and then Advanced. That is the same now, but t was only once a year back then. So, after one course, some students formed groups and asked me to teach them. One group changed to Thursdays. The other groups continued after the Saturday Kenkatsu lessons ended and then joined the Kenkatsu lessons when the resumed (began again) the following year. Then Kenkatsu created (made) the two courses bi-annual; that means twice a year. So now, the majority of students join both classes and enjoy a short recess (break) between. That recess is on now. The latest Kenkatsu manager of the classes was Mr. Inakuma. He has retired. He is a cool guy and very hard working. He helped me in many ways. Thank you very much, Mr. Inakuma. Enjoy your retirement.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Home Project

Last year's home project was to clean out the attic in our home. The attic is the space under the roof of a house. It is very convenient. When we moved to Ageo 9 years ago we were renting a container box to store a lot of stuff. When we moved to our new house we put those things in the attic. There were so many things up there. One day I started cleaning and throwing things away. Now it is quite neat and orderly with a lot of free space. This year's project is to rearrange furniture in our kitchen and dining room. We will be able to put a lot of dishes and cups and pots and pans and other things that we rarely, if ever, ( = almost never) use. Of course they will going to the attic. We will get rid of (throw away) a large piece of furniture in the dining room. We will also get rid of our small stereo and also the huge cupboard in the kitchen. So, I checked some cabinets above the kitchen sink. I found a gas burner. I was told this is for disaster emergencies. It is the first step of this project. The burner is now waiting in the attic.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Health

I have had some health issues (problems) recently. As always, there are minor aches and pains in my muscles and joints. There are also minor skin irritations. I suppose everybody has these. But, three months ago I started getting stomach pains (discomfort). The pains would come and go. And then they started coming but not going. I tried different things (tactics/approaches) to find out why I had these pains. I tried cutting down on (reducing) food intake (eating). The pains were usually in the morning. So, I quit drinking hot coffee. Then I quit eating oranges. Then I reduced the volume of food. That helped a little. I finally visited two doctors. One is a GP (general practitioner). He gave me some medicine. The next guy is a stomach doctor: gastro-intestinal specialist (SEE PIC). Here I got an endoscopy. Both doctors took tests. All the tests returned negative (no problems). Finally, I eliminated breakfast. Now I eat only when I get real hungry. So far this has worked. I believe the solution (answer) for me is to eat less and more slowly. Things have changed.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Puzzler Answers

And now for the new week and some extra time off. Hooray! Puzzler Answsers: CLICK HERE.
I found another Super Scrabble board.
COOL WORDS: DUNCE   POTTY    EXIST     MAGIC     CHEEP    VEND      EXERT.
Now, can you guess the blanks? Answers below.


















 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RETIRE    BILE/BITE    JOLLIES/P    ODD/OLD

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Puzzler Hints

That was a nice party last night. The drinks and the food were delicious and the company excellent! Thank you all very much. Puzzler Hints: CLICK HERE.

HOME PROJECT for March 2015   "ago" 「~前に」

過去形の文で使えます。今現在から振り返って、どのぐらい前か表します。

1. I came to Japan a long time ago. 私が日本に来たのは、かなり前のことです。
2. A couple of days ago I left my umbrella on the train. 2,3日前、傘を電車に置き忘れました。
3. She just dropped by about an hour and a half ago. 彼女は、だいたい一時間半前にちょっとだけ立ち寄りました。
4. I got married thirty years ago. How about you? 私は30年前に結婚しました。あなたは?

There are many times that we can use "ago". Check out Rick's BLOG, HW, etc and keep an eye out for them.


Yesterday's Sunrise. The sun has moved further north.
Three months ago it was on the right side of the that house.



Saturday, March 14, 2015

Puzzler

Another weekend but, No Bridge! We will attend Eri's graduation Ceremony and then do some house cleaning. Maybe, throw things away?  My favorite! Puzzler: CLICK HERE.

HOME PROJECT for March 2015   "ago" 「~前に」

過去形の文で使えます。今現在から振り返って、どのぐらい前か表します。

1. I came to Japan a long time ago. 私が日本に来たのは、かなり前のことです。
2. A couple of days ago I left my umbrella on the train. 2,3日前、傘を電車に置き忘れました。
3. She just dropped by about an hour and a half ago. 彼女は、だいたい一時間半前にちょっとだけ立ち寄りました。
4. I got married thirty years ago. How about you? 私は30年前に結婚しました。あなたは?

There are many times that we can use "ago". Check out Rick's BLOG, HW, etc and keep an eye out for them.
My 63rd B-day presents. Happy guy, am I.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Bridge, of course

First of all, I have a confession to make. I said in my Sunday BLOG that I was too busy to drink this weekend. That turned out to be untrue. It was not a lie, as I really thought I could do it. But, Saturday night, I bought some brewskies (slang for beer) and  took them home with some munchies, Japanese style, added some birthday sake and enjoyed myself immensely. The next morning, M and I went to Yotsuya for two bridge sessions. Two Sundays ago we didn't go because M was under the weather. So, it took a little while to get our rhythm back. There were only 5 teams in the AM so the director and one student made a team. Their scores did not count. We came in third place and no MPs. After lunch there were 8 teams. M and I played much better. I made one difficult bid and played the hand to perfection for a very high score. The other 3 teams didn't do it. We came in third place. That means we will earn some MPs for our efforts this day. We will not play bridge next Sunday. Instead, we will take great pleasure in attending Eri's graduation ceremony. By the way, the Hiratas are also a bridge couple. This time they beat us. They came in second place. They have become our friendly rivals.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Cello Concert

Our bridge tourney last Sunday was in Yotsuya. We played from 10:30AM until 5PM. Afterwards, we headed straight to Ueno. We received two tickets from our friend Keiko Suzuki for a concert at the Tokyo BunkaKaiKan. It is the building directly across from the Ueno station exit as you head to Ueno Zoo. Keiko is a music professor at a University in Germany. Her husband is a German named Berotlt Bayer. He is a retired clarinetist. He used to play in the Berlin Philharmonic Symphony orchestra. We first met at the Kenkatsu Center 10 or more years ago. Bertolt and Keiko did a show there at the Small Hall. I was on a break during my English lessons and we happened to meet. We then had coffee together. We became friends. They live in Hamburg and Keiko's father lives in Hasuda. So, they sometimes visit Saitama. Anyway, Sunday's concert was fantastic. It was a cello performance and Keiko accompanied on the piano twice. The third time was a solo by the cellist. I have never seen such a performance and the seats were excellent as it was in the small hall. She was great and the cellist was so smooth. The bow looked as if it were sliding on ice. And his finger movement was quick and sharp. They were a perfect match I felt. We were lucky.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A trip to the dentist

My dentist (Kiyo-san) has his office in MinamiUrawa. It is right next to the station on the east side. I met him at the RINRI study group about 17 years ago. I became his patient when my regular dentist (a student's father) back in Omiya couldn't find out why one tooth had a problem. I visited Kiyo and he found out soon. Unfortunately he couldn't save the tooth. I now have a removable, clip-on tooth in the back. Kiyo then proceeded to replace all of my old fillings. I got them 40 or 50 years ago when I lived back in Michigan. He also did some very fantastic work on my daughter's teeth and Miwako has also become his patient. He is really very, very good. And he is a cool guy, too. Monday I went in for my bi-annual (six month) check-up. My hygienist worked on me for an hour. She did a very thorough job. Finally Kiyo came in to check my teeth. I told him that I flossed three times a day. He said "Good boy" and patted me on the head.  I have a happy mouth thanks to him.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Happy Birthday to Me!

As I said last week, I was born some 63 years ago on March 6th. And, I must say, it has been quite a ride. As Frank Sinatra sings. "I've loved, I've laughed and cried. I've had my fill; my share of losing. And now, as tears subside, I find it all so amusing."  I am a very fortunate soul (person). I sometimes think about the course I've travelled to get here, in Japan. I have a wonderful family. So, let me tell you about last Friday's Birthday party for me at our house. It started at 8:30 PM with the usual pasta dinner. Unfortunately my older daughter couldn't make it (attend) as she had to work late. Then we had an ice cream B-day cake from Baskin-Robbins 31. We bought it with the gift certificates I got from the Kenkatsu group students and lesson manager. Thank you very much. It was DE-licious! Then I opened presents. They look DE-licious (You can see them on the 3/14 BLOG). I didn't have any drinks. I was asleep by 10:30 with a warm smile on my face, I am sure.  

Monday, March 9, 2015

Puzzler Answers

And now the new week. I'm as busy as a bee. How about you? Puzzler Answers: CLICK HERE.

We did this super scrabble puzzle last year.
Cool Words: ZANY    ASHORE     GIRTH     BRONCO   NODDY    SNOUT.
Now, can you figure out the blanks? Answers below.




















LEARN    QUIT    APART    OXYGEN

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Puzzler Hints

We are finally off to play bridge. It's a novice group. I have Great Expectations. Puzzler Hints: CLICK HERE.

HOME PROJECT for March 2015   "ago" 「~前に」

過去形の文で使えます。今現在から振り返って、どのぐらい前か表します。

1. I came to Japan a long time ago. 私が日本に来たのは、かなり前のことです。
2. A couple of days ago I left my umbrella on the train. 2,3日前、傘を電車に置き忘れました。
3. She just dropped by about an hour and a half ago. 彼女は、だいたい一時間半前にちょっとだけ立ち寄りました。
4. I got married thirty years ago. How about you? 私は30年前に結婚しました。あなたは?

There are many times that we can use "ago". Check out Rick's BLOG, HW, etc and keep an eye out for them.
I met a guy tilling his field. Rice growing is just around the corner.


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Puzzler

You know what? I am so busy I don't have any time to drink this weekend. Unbelievable, eh? Puzzler: CLICK HERE.

HOME PROJECT for March 2015   "ago" 「~前に」

過去形の文で使えます。今現在から振り返って、どのぐらい前か表します。

1. I came to Japan a long time ago. 私が日本に来たのは、かなり前のことです。
2. A couple of days ago I left my umbrella on the train. 2,3日前、傘を電車に置き忘れました。
3. She just dropped by about an hour and a half ago. 彼女は、だいたい一時間半前にちょっとだけ立ち寄りました。
4. I got married thirty years ago. How about you? 私は30年前に結婚しました。あなたは?

There are many times that we can use "ago". Check out Rick's BLOG, HW, etc and keep an eye out for them.


Eri went to Shizuoka and snapped this




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Friday, March 6, 2015

Haircut

Consider the following two sentences. "I got a haircut." and "I got my hair cut." The meaning is the same. You went to the neighborhood barber, sat in a chair and he cut your hair. You also probably got a shoulder rub, a hot towel wrapped around your face, some nice smelling lotion put in your hair, and some pleasant conversation. You also paid him money when you were finished. If you went to a "Quickee" place it took only ten minutes and there were no extras. But at most barber shop you get a nice treatment. I haven't gotten my hair cut in a long time. The last time was maybe 2 or 3 years ago. That was when I had hair. Things have changed. I now cut my own hair. My shears are simple. They have several attachments to cut in different lengths. I use two: one is 12mm and the other is 9mm. The 9mm one is for trimming around my ears. It is free and takes about 10 minutes. I do it in the bathroom and then take a quick shower. It is the only time I use shampoo. As you can see there isn't much hair to cut.  

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hina Festival

We have two daughters. Therefore, we celebrate the Hinamatsuri in our home. Miwako displays our Hina Dolls every year. Of course we must take them down (put them away) by March 6th to ensure (make sure) that our daughters get married. The following is an explanation from the net.
1. "Hinamatsuri (Doll's Festival)" is held on March 3rd. This is a day to pray for young girl's growth and happiness. It is also called "Momo no sekku (Peach Festival)" because of the peach blossom season on the old lunar calendar. Hinamatsuri is not a national holiday .
2. Most families with girls display "hina-ningyo" (special dolls for Hinamatsuri) and dedicate peach blossoms to them. They are usually arranged on a five or seven-tiered stand covered with a red carpet. At the top are the Emperor and Empress. The next step contains three court ladies (sannin-kanjo), followed by five musicians (gonin-bayashi), two ministers (udaijin and sadaijin), and three servants ending the bottom row in a five-tiered display. There are also small pieces of furniture, small meal dishes, and other things.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A night out

Last Saturday night I was free. Unfortunately my lovely wife was not. She was still under the weather. as you may or may not know, I like to drink. And long ago, I used to drink a lot. There were many times when I drank too much. That was back when I lived in Michigan and then Colorado and then Hawaii. And, in those days, so long ago, it was mostly B-E-E-R and whiskey. Now that I live in Japan, I have graduated to Shochu and Sake as well as beer. But now I lean towards (prefer) sake. Shochu also has a place in my heart (I like it too) though. Anyway. I didn't imbibe (drink) from 2/22 to 2/27. I thought about drinking Thursday night but gave it up rather easily. And then I seriously considered drinking last Friday but stayed the course (didn't drink). A minor miracle! Finally I went to the local YakiToriya-san by myself in Okegawa for a beer and some sake along with their tasty assortment of foods. That was so DE-licious! Amen.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Violin

I haven't Blogged about my violin for a while. My teacher and I have both had busy schedules these past two months so we only managed to meet three times. Last Thursday was the third time this year and my only lesson this month. I first fell in love with the violin in May of 2012. That was my "dry" year. That is, I didn't drink alcohol for that year. So, this June will complete my third year. IT IS DIFFICULT. There are many videos and books and lessons and YouTube demos (demonstrations)  for ADULT BEGINNERS. That's me. In English we say "You can't teach an old dog new tricks." I am trying to learn something new at an advanced (older) age. I have to learn to be flexible. I have to learn to listen to my teachers. I have to study. I have to practice. Recently I have been watching many professionals play. I watch how they bow and how they use and move their thumb on the violin neck. I am fortunate (lucky) that I have some time and a place to practice. I expect to play music in two more years. But, don't hold your breath!.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Puzzler Answers

I'm ready for a new day, a new week and  a new month! How about you? Puzzler Answers: CLICK HERE.

I made this Super Scrabble puzzle with three students. COOL WORDS:  
PULSE          ATOM         GREED       BONK       DITTO      SHUN
 
Now, can you guess the blanks? Answers Below.

MOVE/ ROW    GOTTEN    RAN/PACK   RUN/PUCK        GLIDER

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Puzzler Hints

It's March 1st today. That means my B-day is just a 5 days away. How old will I be? Stay tuned. Puzzle Hints: CLICK HERE.

HOME PROJECT for February

"later" あとで、~後に、その後
ある時間や状況より、あとのことを表します。
But, 具体的な時間や期間を表したいときの(ex.20分後、5年後)未来の文には使えません。

1. I'll call you later. 後で電話します。
2. I got there at ten, and she arrived a few minutes later. 私は10時に到着し、彼女は数分後に来ました。
3. He graduated high school and two years later he had his own company.彼は高校を卒業し、2年後自分の会社を持った。
4. I got an idea a little later.しばらくして、アイディアが浮かんだ。

See you later, alligator!
Friday sunrise