Monday, August 31, 2015

Puzzle Answers

Kindergarten lessons start from this Friday. I think that I'm ready. Puzzler Answers: CLICK HERE. 

I found this information on Wikipedia. It is a follow-up to last Wednesday's BLOG. Is it cool?
Suika-Wari Association Rules
The Japan Suika-Wari Association (JSWA), established by the Japan Agricultural Cooperative (JA), established a set of rules in 1991 governing the game. The JSWA was created by the JA to increase consumption of watermelon. The organization no longer exists. The rules established were as follows:
  • Distance between player and watermelon: over 5m, and within 7m
  • Stick: Circumference of 5cm; length equal to or less than 1m, 20cm.
  • Material to use for blindfold: JSWA-recognized blindfolds. To verify that the player was truly blinded, observers were encouraged to drop a 10,000-yen note in front of her.
  • Watermelon: a well-ripened domestic melon.
  • Time limit: 3 minutes.
  • Judging: Judges should rate the player on how pretty a break between halves she managed to make. Players who cleaved the watermelon in equal halves could come close to a perfect score, while players who broke them into unequal parts would receive lower marks.
  • Other details: Judges should have eaten at least 10 watermelons in the current year.
Moms and dads at watermelon-splitting event

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Puzzler HInts

M and I had a rough time at the bridge table last weekend. We played in a high level competition, did poorly, but had some good lessons. Today we are in our level. We hope for better results. Puzzler Hints: CLICK HERE.

HOME PROJECT for August 2015:  原因、理由を表す時。
because, since, as
「だから」、「~ なので」、「~ のせいで」
後ろには主語+動詞が続きます。

1. I have to work late because the deadline is tomorrow. 締め切りが明日だから遅くまでやらなくちゃいけない。
2. Because he is old he needs a cane to walk. 彼は老齢なので歩くのに杖が必要です。
3. Since it's a holiday the banks are closed.  祭日なので、どの銀行も閉まっている。
4. Since you are tired let's stay home tonight. あなたは疲れているのだから、家にいましょう。
5. I went to bed early as I was exhausted. とても疲れたので早く寝ました。
6. She had to stand as there were no seats available.   席が空いていなかったせいで彼女は立つことを強いられた。

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Puzzler

The final weekend of August is here. My Kindergarten lessons start next Friday so it's back to work, work, work. Puzzler CLICK HERE.

HOME PROJECT for August 2015:  原因、理由を表す時。
because, since, as
「だから」、「~ なので」、「~ のせいで」
後ろには主語+動詞が続きます。

1. I have to work late because the deadline is tomorrow. 締め切りが明日だから遅くまでやらなくちゃいけない。
2. Because he is old he needs a cane to walk. 彼は老齢なので歩くのに杖が必要です。
3. Since it's a holiday the banks are closed.  祭日なので、どの銀行も閉まっている。
4. Since you are tired let's stay home tonight. あなたは疲れているのだから、家にいましょう。
5. I went to bed early as I was exhausted. とても疲れたので早く寝ました。
6. She had to stand as there were no seats available.   席が空いていなかったせいで彼女は立つことを強いられた。

Special Matsuri Event at the Blood Donation Center

Friday, August 28, 2015

Gotcha!

I was at my school last Saturday morning when suddenly I heard someone beep their moped horn outside. I looked out and saw a policeman who stopped a young lady on her bicycle. I know there are rules about riding bicycles in Japan. Yesterday morning I went to the local Police Box (KOBAN) and also searched on-line and found the following info.
1. Bicycles are "mini-vehicles". They must obey the traffic laws the same as vehicles.
2. Riding abreast (side by side) is illegal.
3. Drunk riding is illegal.
4. You must have a light and a bell at night.
5. Kids under 13 must wear a helmet.
6. You must ride on the left-hand side of the road.
7. You cannot hold an umbrella or secure an umbrella to your bicycle in the rain.
8. You cannot ride double (two people on a bike).
9. You cannot operate (use) a mobile device while riding a bike.
10. You cannot ride on the sidewalk.(But I always do! Sorry.)
Please ride your bicycles carefully and wisely.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Blood donation

I had been waiting for this day for 4 months. I donate blood regularly. I have been doing it since I was 18 years old. I went with my father my first time. (I was very scared! I was not afraid of the needle. I was worried they would find alcohol in my blood. I was drinking beer the night before and I was still a minor (underage). But, no worries.) I was free Tuesday morning and I arrived at the Omiya Donation Center 10 in the morning. There were many people there already. But, the staff is very good and there is no waiting from one station to the next. 1. Check your blood pressure. 2. Fill out a questionnaire. 3. Give a blood sample. 4. Talk to the doctor. 5. Give blood. 6. Relax 15 minutes while drinking refreshments and eating sembe, cookies and crackers. I was out the door by 11AM. This was my third time this year. I was hoping to set a new record by donating 4 times in one year. I was disappointed when the guy told me you can only give 1,200ml per year. But, I got some extra treats as they were having a special Summer Matsuri event (See Photo). Have you ever donated? I recommend it highly.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Watermelon-splitting

As I wrote yesterday, after breakfast at the Higashi Kindergarten, I went back to my school. I returned to the Kindergarten an hour later because I wanted to see the watermelon-splitting event. I checked the Internet and I learned that this is an event only found in Japan. There is a similar event in Mexico. They use a stick to break a pinata. (Please research it on the net.) When I arrived at 10AM I was surprised to see so many moms and dads there. The first group was the day care kids. They are only 2, 3 and 4 years old so it was cute. Then the Nen-chous paraded into the splitting area in two rows. Two by two the kids were blindfolded. That is, they put a piece of cloth over their eyes so they cannot see. They then assist them to the best striking location (place) and then tell them where to aim; left or right; high or low. The kids get three strikes at the watermelon. Some are good. Some are bad. Some are weak. Some strong. It was fun of course but  I couldn't tell if the kids enjoyed it or not.
 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Slumber Party

The older kids at the Higashi Kindergarten slept one night at the Kindergarten. (We call this a slumber parry in America. A slumber party is for little girls aged 7 to 10 years old. 3 or 4 or 5 of them will stay one night at a friends' house.) At the K party they have a haunted house for the kids. It makes some of them cry and some of them laugh.I believe they also play games and sing songs and eat curry rice. The next morning they have breakfast together. I am always invited to attend. I went last Friday AM as I was free that morning. We all had rice balls and some bread goods and yogurt from the local convenience store. I talked to the owner, his son, the manager, the teachers and the photographer. He is always there for special events. I also took the time to sit with the kids and talk to them. I stayed for almost an hour and then went back to my school to work and then returned to the K for the watermelon splitting event. You can see that story in tomorrow's BLOG.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Puzzler Answers

I have to make the most of this week. I will do this and that and the other. Puzzler Answers: CLICK HERE.

Sup Scrabble Puzzler; Check it out.
Cool Words: DOUGH    OZONE   HUB    BRIAR   TRUANT    RANCOR    WHIP    CLIMATE

OOPS!  I just found a mistake can you find it? The answer and the Blanks are way down below.


RICH/DEATH     YES/STOOL      KEELS/KEEPS    GOLD/GOOD/GOAD  
 
The mistake? KIDN!!! It should be KIND However it is easy to correct. Just move the N in END down one space and all is well that ends well. The end.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Puzzler HInts

I published my first BLOG    Puzzler Hints: CLICK HERE.

HOME PROJECT for August 2015:  原因、理由を表す時。
because, since, as
「だから」、「~ なので」、「~ のせいで」
後ろには主語+動詞が続きます。

1. I have to work late because the deadline is tomorrow. 締め切りが明日だから遅くまでやらなくちゃいけない。
2. Because he is old he needs a cane to walk. 彼は老齢なので歩くのに杖が必要です。
3. Since it's a holiday the banks are closed.  祭日なので、どの銀行も閉まっている。
4. Since you are tired let's stay home tonight. あなたは疲れているのだから、家にいましょう。
5. I went to bed early as I was exhausted. とても疲れたので早く寝ました。
6. She had to stand as there were no seats available.   席が空いていなかったせいで彼女は立つことを強いられた。

Heavy rains a couple of weeks ago

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Puzzler

I still have some free summer time and a zillion things to do! Puzzler: CLICK HERE.

HOME PROJECT for August 2015:  原因、理由を表す時。
because, since, as
「だから」、「~ なので」、「~ のせいで」
後ろには主語+動詞が続きます。

1. I have to work late because the deadline is tomorrow. 締め切りが明日だから遅くまでやらなくちゃいけない。
2. Because he is old he needs a cane to walk. 彼は老齢なので歩くのに杖が必要です。
3. Since it's a holiday the banks are closed.  祭日なので、どの銀行も閉まっている。
4. Since you are tired let's stay home tonight. あなたは疲れているのだから、家にいましょう。
5. I went to bed early as I was exhausted. とても疲れたので早く寝ました。
6. She had to stand as there were no seats available.   席が空いていなかったせいで彼女は立つことを強いられた。

Our best ever!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Bridge

Up and down. Win and lose. Back and forth. We had a roller coaster ride at the bridge table for two days. We played at the same place in Yotstuya 8/15 and then 8/16. As I mentioned (said/wrote) in Tuesday's Blog, we decided to stay one night at a nearby business hotel 8/15. So, we didn't have to come and go to the venue (sight/location) twice. The results: In the Saturday AM session we were Number One out of 11 teams. We had a 71.88% success rate. That is our highest ever! In the PM session we were second from last. We were 8th out of 9 teams. Our success rate was 39.68%. On Sunday it was the opposite. In the AM session we were 8th out of 9 teams and had a success rate of 40.91%. That was the same as the previous day's PM session. In our final session we rebounded (came back) to finish 2nd out of 9 teams. Our success rate was 57.73%. In both sessions we played with higher level players. So, while there was disappointment there was also happiness. We did score some HPs as well and earned (got)  two free tickets to play free next time. Try, try again.
 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Weeding

This is the prefab house and the cut weeds.
After O-Bon I was eager to get back to my weeding project.The vacant lot looks better every day. But, as I expected (as I thought) the weeds continue to grow. It rained on Monday so I couldn't attack. And when I came home Monday night, my wife told me that they put a prefab building on the lot with a "Pon" in the AM. It seems that the owner of the vacant lot will build a house on another vacant lot that he owns. It is very near our place. The good news is that it will not interfere with (block) my view because it is off to the north of us. (Last week a survey team came to check if there are any ancient artifacts in the ground there). I was told that there used to be a house there, so they can build a new one. And, in order to put the prefab building down with a "Pon", they had to cut  a lot of the weeds. Anyway, I was out Tuesday at 4:30 AM pulling some new and some old weeds. It was still a little dark so a couple of mosquitoes came to keep me company.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hotel Okura

We stayed one night at the Hotel Okura during O-Bon. It was the 13th. It is a very exquisite hotel with a lot of class and style. I heard that it is one of the top three in Japan. The other two are the TeiKoku Hotel and the Hotel NyuOtani. We have stayed at those two long ago. This time we wanted to stay here because they will tear it down and build a new one. We thought this was a good chance. We arrived early so we could have lunch where our daughter is currently (now) working. We did, and we had a chance to watch her in action (work). She is quite the hustler. That means that she is always on the go; Go, Go, Go! We checked in at 3PM and lounged for a while before checking out the hotel. That means that we went around the hotel looking at things. We finally decided to drink our dinner at the Orchid Bar. We had side dishes and drank beer and whiskey. Our other daughter works very nearby so she was able to join us out of the blue (suddenly). The hotel staff are all very courteous, friendly and professional. It was a very nice experience, indeed.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Back to work

My O-Bon vacation has come to an end. It finished last night with a bowl of ice cream. It was good to be free from work. Of course, I didn't teach and I didn't Blog and I didn't practice the violin. I didn't work on my Homework project and I didn't make any puzzles. I did, however, pull weeds. I got to my school yesterday morning by bicycle in a heavy rain. I checked my mail and my BLOG immediately. The mail had the usual SPAM (junk mail) about 70 or so. For O-Bon, I made four BLOGs about different Bon festivals in Japan. I want to say Thank you to those who commented on my Blogs. It is very nice of you to take the time and to make the effort to write something; and your English is oh so very good! Graci. From 8/13 to 8/16 we stayed one night at the Hotel Okura. We also stayed one night at a business hotel because we played bridge for two days at the same location. And we visited the grave. I will write about these adventures this week. Stay tuned.

Monday, August 17, 2015

O-Bon Festival 4

The Japanese Buddhist celebration, Obon, is devoted to honoring the spirits of the dead. Obon usually takes place between July-August. It is a time that many Japanese return to their hometowns and visit their families and enjoy the local traditions and festivals. The dancing styles and music selections vary by region, and the various festivals often incorporate local traditions, so each one has something unique to offer.
Nagasaki Shoro Nagashi Festival in Nagasaki City
In the Nagasaki Shoro Nagashi Festival or ‘Spirit Boat Procession’, boats are lit by lanterns and are uniquely designed to reflect the deceased in some way. The boats are pulled by people through the streets in a parade, accompanied by fireworks, gongs and drums. In the past, the boats were released into the waters of Nagasaki Bay, but due to pollution concerns, this is no longer the case, and the boats are dissembled after the revelry subsides. Each boat has a different meaning; some are dressed as festival floats, while others are a private act of mourning for those who recently lost a family member or close friend.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

O-Bon Festival 3

The Japanese Buddhist celebration, Obon, is devoted to honoring the spirits of the dead. Obon usually takes place between July-August. It is a time that many Japanese return to their hometowns and visit their families and enjoy the local traditions and festivals. The dancing styles and music selections vary by region, and the various festivals often incorporate local traditions, so each one has something unique to offer.
Gujo Odori Festival in Gujo, Gifu
 
Held for thirty-two nights, Gujo Odori is a weeks-long dance party! Often considered the largest dance-centered Obon festival in Japan, Gujo Odori welcomes participants regardless of any age or ability level. During the day, local dance studios offer group dance lessons for anyone who wants to master the moves of the Gujo Odori dance. During the pinnacle of the festival, from August 13th to 16th, dancers perform all night long from 8pm to 5am.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Saturday, August 15, 2015

O-Bon Festival 2

The Japanese Buddhist celebration, Obon, is devoted to honoring the spirits of the dead. Obon usually takes place between July-August. It is a time that many Japanese return to their hometowns and visit their families and enjoy the local traditions and festivals. The dancing styles and music selections vary by region, and the various festivals often incorporate local traditions, so each one has something unique to offer.
 Awa Odori Festival in Tokushima City, Shikoku Island
 
This dance was originally choreographed way back in 1578 and passed on to each successive generation. The Awa Odori Festival may be the most historically preserved Bon Odori dance in Japan. It is still extremely popular today, drawing over 1.3 million tourists annually to the four day event. Visitors can also try out their dance prowess with lessons available before the main event and “drop in teams” of dancers welcoming anyone with a little practice into their fold.


Friday, August 14, 2015

O-Bon Festival 1

The Japanese Buddhist celebration, Obon, is devoted to honoring the spirits of the dead. Obon usually takes place between July-August. It is a time that many Japanese return to their hometowns and visit their families and enjoy the local traditions and festivals. The dancing styles and music selections vary by region, and the various festivals often incorporate local traditions, so each one has something unique to offer.
Daimonji Gozan Okuribi Fire Festival in Kyoto
Taking place in Kyoto, Japan’s culture capital, the Daimonji Gozan Okuribi Fire Festival is arguably the most famous Obon festival in Japan. Several Chinese character shaped bonfires are set up on mountainsides visible throughout the city of Kyoto. Each of the nearly 200 meter long bonfires burn one at a time, for about 30 minutes, creating an amazing night time spectacle.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Bridge

We have been playing in the higher level competitions lately. They are the only ones available to us these days. Some members are our level but half the members are above us. We have not gotten any points these last three weeks. One of the goals when playing bridge is to average over 50%. That is  a comparison to how all the players play. It is very difficult to explain so, I won't try to explain it. Three weeks ago we had 51% but did not score any points. We were very close, but no cigar. We both made some simple mistakes and a couple of big ones. Then two weeks ago we were terrible! In the AM our average only 30%! That was our worst ever. Last Sunday we played again in the higher group. We did much better but we did not score and MPs (Master Points). Again we were very close. Some small mistakes and a couple of big boo-boos prevented (stopped) us from scoring MPs again. But we did have some good plays and some nice communication. We ave two sessions this Saturday and then 2 session this Sunday.We are planning our revenge now.
 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Vioin

I am working hard on my violin playing. I practice the scales and bowing and now, more importantly, read the notes. I had a chance to practice with Yuko last Saturday.  I am fortunate (lucky) because she is a very patient person. I suppose she got that training as a junior high school teacher. I also got a nice tip about my bowing. Nobuyuki took videos of our 7/19 event. He captured me on video playing with Yuko. I watched it and saw that my bowing was crooked; that means that it was not straight. So, more practice. I also felt that I needed new horse hairs on my bow. Yuko suggested that I go to  her violin place in Shinokubo. I visited the Global Violin Center on a Monday as I was free all morning. The guy there met me at the station and then guided me to the shop. There he changed the hairs on my bow. It took about 30 minutes. While I was waiting I studied the previous day's bridge results. I need much more practice/study in both of my hobbies.

 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Fireflies


The Ageo Fireworks Show was August 1st, two Saturdays ago. My wife really likes Fireworks Shows. Last year, my family went to see the show while I went with one friend to see the fireflies at Kitamoto Nature Park. Afterwards Miwako and I told about our adventure. This year I wanted to go see the fireflies again. And Miwako decided to go as she had not seen them in a long time. We left home at 6:45PM with our daughter. We got some advice at the Park office and set out. We cruised the regular course. It started to get darker. It was hot and muggy; no wind. That is good because the fireflies cannot fly in the wind! We saw so many! Most were low down by the water. They flashed on and off and flew up and down. One open area had a dozen or so flying! So quiet! So fantastic! On our way back to the Park office I picked up one and held it on my hand. It was beautiful! Which is better: fireworks or fireflies? Can you find the animal in the photo?
 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Puzzler Answers

I work a lot and am way too serious about my hobbies. Miwako thinks I should drink more. That's a switch! Puzzler Answers: CLICK HERE.

I have a Super Scrabble Puzzle for you to check out. The Cool Words are:

METEOR     GROPE     VIBE     EXIST     DAB     QUIP    JUMBO     HUNGRY    OATH
 
And how about the BLANKS? Can you figure them out? The answers are way down below.



























SHAVES/SLAVES/STAVES          FIELD/CENTER        MARKED/DRANK 
 
        SCAM/SEAM/SHAM/SLAM/SPAM/SWAM            RUNT/RUST

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Puzzler Hints

More bridge with the higher level players today, AM and PM. Wish us luck. Puzzler Hints: CLICK HERE.

HOME PROJECT for August 2015:  原因、理由を表す時。
because, since, as
「だから」、「~ なので」、「~ のせいで」
後ろには主語+動詞が続きます。

1. I have to work late because the deadline is tomorrow. 締め切りが明日だから遅くまでやらなくちゃいけない。
2. Because he is old he needs a cane to walk. 彼は老齢なので歩くのに杖が必要です。
3. Since it's a holiday the banks are closed.  祭日なので、どの銀行も閉まっている。
4. Since you are tired let's stay home tonight. あなたは疲れているのだから、家にいましょう。
5. I went to bed early as I was exhausted. とても疲れたので早く寝ました。
6. She had to stand as there were no seats available.   席が空いていなかったせいで彼女は立つことを強いられた。

Big violins?

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Puzzler

That was a very hot week. Are you staying cool? Puzzler: CLICK HERE.

HOME PROJECT for August 2015:  原因、理由を表す時。
because, since, as
「だから」、「~ なので」、「~ のせいで」
後ろには主語+動詞が続きます。

1. I have to work late because the deadline is tomorrow. 締め切りが明日だから遅くまでやらなくちゃいけない。
2. Because he is old he needs a cane to walk. 彼は老齢なので歩くのに杖が必要です。
3. Since it's a holiday the banks are closed.  祭日なので、どの銀行も閉まっている。
4. Since you are tired let's stay home tonight. あなたは疲れているのだから、家にいましょう。
5. I went to bed early as I was exhausted. とても疲れたので早く寝ました。
6. She had to stand as there were no seats available.   席が空いていなかったせいで彼女は立つことを強いられた。
This shop in BeniBanaWalk has a lot of imported treats

Friday, August 7, 2015

I used to smoke Part 3 of 3

I finally quit smoking after I got married and had kids. How did I quit? First, I had a very real desire to quit. Secondly, I realized smoking was a bad habit. HABIT: noun 1.a thing that you do often almost without thinking. So, I made it a habit not to smoke. When I wanted a cigarette, I forced myself to wait five minutes before lighting up. I would watch the clock with my cigarette and lighter in hand, ready to smoke. When the five minutes was up, SMOKE! The next time, the same routine. Then I made the waiting time longer, 10 minutes. Then 15 minutes. I made the habit of not smoking when I had the urge (desire) to smoke. Little by little I would forget to smoke during the waiting time. I would get occupied (busy) with working or watching TV or studying. Sometimes 30 or  40 minutes would pass. Then I would hurry to smoke. I finally cut down to three cigarettes a day. And then zero. One of the worst things I have ever done is started smoking. One of the best things I have ever done is quit smoking.
Toneko and Shamisen

Thursday, August 6, 2015

I used to smoke Part 2 of 3

I can think of  absolutely (100%) no benefits (good points) to smoking. I remember: 1. Coughing. We usually call that "hacking".  2. Burning holes in things. Sometimes hot ashes would fly off the cigarette or drop down from the cigarette. This would happen a lot in the car because the windows were open in the summer (There was no Air Conditioning in my first car. A/C was an option back then). Holes would burn in my clothes or the car seat. Once I fell asleep at a friend's house and my cigarette fell out of the ash tray. It burned 3 centimeters in his mom's beautiful white rug. I never stayed there again. 3. The expense.  They cost a lot. 4. Yellow teeth. My teeth turned from pearly whites to yellow stains. One final story: We played poker a lot when we were young adults. We sometimes played all night. Of course we drank beer and smoked. One time, I was using an empty beer can as an ashtray. My beer was on my right side. The ashtray was on my left. But I made a mistake. You can imagine what happened, can't you?
All non-smokers, I'll wager.
 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

I used to smoke Part 1 of 3

I started smoking when I was 13 years old. One of my childhood friends was Joey. His birthday was March 5th. Mine is March 6th. He had two older brothers. He lived down the street from us and there were many kids in his neighborhood, younger and older. It was 1965. Smoking cigarettes was common. There were smoking commercials on TV. You could smoke anywhere.  One night I met Joey and some of his older friends. They were smoking. I wanted to be cool, just like them. So, I tried one. My first puff was terrible. I coughed and coughed and they laughed and laughed. But, I wanted to be cool so I kept smoking. I was hooked. Joey’s mom smoked. So, Joey stole her cigarettes. (We were too young to buy them ourselves.) One night while I was watching TV at home my mom suddenly asked: “Well, what kind of cigarettes do you smoke?” I froze! I finally said “Salems”. My parents told me about the evils of smoking and told me not to smoke. I promised not to. But, I kept smoking.
Do these people smoke?
 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

August 2015

August has begun and I am looking forward to some down  time. That means relaxing time because my Kindergarten lessons are off for the summer. This month we will spend one night at the Hotel Okura. This hotel will be torn down. Then they will build the new Hotel Okura. We want to stay there one time before it is gone. During O-Bon we will stay one night in Shibuya because there are bridge matches on 8/14 and 8/15 at the same place. We decided that it will be better to just stay nearby instead of coming home and then going back the next day. We will also stay in Atami for two nights near the end of the month. We will leave right after my Saturday KenK lesson and return Monday evening for my Okegawa kids' lessons. We will also skip (not go to) bridge that Sunday! I must make my annual dip into the ocean. My Homework project and vacant lot clearing project continue. How about you? What are your plans for August?
”Magic" Secchan
 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Puzzler Answers

I really need to control my weight. It's so easy to go up and so difficult to go down. I am seriously considering abstinence because that is the only way to get my weight down. Heavy sigh. Puzzler Answers: CLICK HERE.

Here is a Super Scrabble Game to start your August out right. Cool Words:

HINGE     JIG    GIG     CON   SOT    ABIDE    ODOR
 
 
And now, how about the BLANKS? As always, the answers are way down below.

































PRIZE    TROUT     DIAPER       KNOCK

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Puzzler HInts

It's bridge day and we are well prepared...I hope. Puzzler Hints: CLICK HERE.

HOME PROJECT for August 2015:  原因、理由を表す時。
because, since, as
「だから」、「~ なので」、「~ のせいで」
後ろには主+動詞が続きます。

1. I have to work late because the deadline is tomorrow. 締め切りが明日だから遅くまでやらなくちゃいけなおい。
2. Because he is old he needs a cane to walk. 彼は老 なので歩くのに杖が必要です。
3. Since it's a holiday the banks are closed.  祭日なので、どの銀行モ閉まっている。
4. Since you are tired let's stay home tonight. あなたは疲れているのだから、家にいいましょう。
5. I went to bed early as I was exhausted. とても疲れたので早く寝ました。
6. She had to stand as there were no seats available.   席が空いていなかったせいで彼女が立つことが強いられた。
Alicia performs Chopin and List to near perfection

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Puzzler

The heat is on! It's August in Japan and everyone is looking to avoid the heat. How about a nice cool Puzzler? CLICK HERE.

HOME PROJECT for August 2015:  原因、理由を表す時。
because, since, as
「だから」、「~ なので」、「~ のせいで」
後ろには主+動詞が続きます。

1. I have to work late because the deadline is tomorrow. 締め切りが明日だから遅くまでやらなくちゃいけなおい。
2. Because he is old he needs a cane to walk. 彼は老 なので歩くのに杖が必要です。
3. Since it's a holiday the banks are closed.  祭日なので、どの銀行モ閉まっている。
4. Since you are tired let's stay home tonight. あなたは疲れているのだから、家にいいましょう。
5. I went to bed early as I was exhausted. とても疲れたので早く寝ました。
6. She had to stand as there were no seats available.   席が空いていなかったせいで彼女が立つことが強いられた。

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