Saturday, March 31, 2018

Puzzler

It's the last day of March. However, let's start the April BLOGs today, shall we? Puzzler: CLICK HERE.



Home Project for April: like, like to, would like to
Like(s) = ~が好きである例1:私は音楽が好きです。I like music.  例2:君はスポーツが好きですか。Do you like sports?
Like(s) to = ~することを好む例1:彼女はダンスすることが好きです。She likes to dance.  例2:あなたは泳ぐことが好きですか。Do you like to swim? 意味:「~したい」自分の希望を相手に柔らかく伝える時の表現です。「希望」「依頼」などの丁寧な意味を表します。I'd like to want to 「~したい」とほぼ同じ意味ですが、want to より丁寧で控えめです。I'I would の短縮形です。一般的に短縮形の方がよく使われます。発音はI'd like to (アイドゥ ライクトゥー)です例文I'd like to have some coffee.「コーヒーを飲みたいです」I'd like to buy stamps.「切手を買いたいのですが」

















The waters of Atami

Friday, March 30, 2018

Perfect Score

We had a very nice happening at our school this year. In January, June and October Eiken tests are given all over Japan. This test checks the kids knowledge of English. It is an "English proficiency" test. There are several levels. They start at Eiken level 5 and continue up to Eiken Level 1. I teach all levels except Level 1. (I did teach Level 1 many years ago to one student. It is SUPER difficult.). We also give the tests. We are registered as an official site to administer (give) the tests. Miwako rents a room nearby room and sets up the table and chairs, etc. The kids come and take the test with us. Last October we had some very wonderful and exceptional news. One of our students got a perfect score on Eiken 5. She is a 4th grader. Of course I teach her at my school in a group of 4 kids. However, her mother and father also put in a lot of time and energy helping her prepare for the test. The result? She got all 25 questions correct on the test including the listening. Congratulations!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Drivers license

It was time to renew my my drivers license. In Japan, we have to renew them every 5 years. I was free one afternoon so I bicycled to the Ageo police station. They start at 1pm. I was 6th in line. At first we have to fill out (write in) some info on a form. Then they give us an eye examination. My left eye is 100% but my right eye is not. I passed but when they said use both eyes, I didn't. I couldn't see clearly so I used my left eye only. Pass! Then they take your photo. Then there was a movie to watch. Then the people who got GOLD licenses were released (allowed to go). HOWEVER, I got a traffic ticket (violation) about a year and a half ago. At that time I failed to (didn't) stop at a STOP sign. So, now my license is BLUE. And so am I. However, I do drive much more carefully and slowly. And that is a good thing. Anyway, I had to stay an extra 30 minutes and watch a second video. It was all about safety so I learned some  things. Drive carefully, everyone.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Mida Kindergarten Graduation

"Congratulations, everyone, on your graduation." This was my greetings to the kids and parents at the Mida Kindergarten (KitaKounosu) graduation ceremony last week Monday. There were 97 kids who graduated. That was March 19th, two days after the Higashi K graduation ceremony in Okegawa. At this ceremony I am sitting on stage. There are 10 other guests and V.I.P.s on stage. There are elementary school teachers, PTA chairpersons (past and present), local politicians, and the PE teacher. There are several speeches. Then we are all introduced one by one and say our congratulations. (mine is above). I usually take a picture at this time but I was told not to (take a picture) this time. That was OK. After the ceremony I needed to get home quickly so I went to each classroom to say Good-bye to all the kids. I then received a gorgeous Bento lunch. There were two beers included. I drank them later. It was a very nice ceremony with no happenings at all.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Drink party

So, after the Higashi K graduation ceremony and Wakare-kai party March 17th, I had 3 hours of free time. I went to our school and and did some work. Then at 7pm, the moms and Kindergarten teachers had a drinking party. I attended. It was at Okegawa Shoya. This used to be one of my favorite "watering holes". But now we go there only sometimes. This party started at 7pm and finished at 9pm. It was quite cool being surrounded by all those young moms and teachers. There must have bee 50 in total. But, I didn't have much to talk about with them. And they were all talking and laughing in little groups. I was happy to drink a couple of beers (only beer!), eat the usual fare (dishes). About 8pm I went around the room taking pictures of everyone. All seemed to enjoy that. At 9pm I left the party. I was sober enough to go home by bicycle. Thank you all.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Puzzler Answers and Super Scrabble

We have to come home from Atami this afternoon. We hope to see some cherry blossoms on our return. Puzzler Answers: CLICK HERE.

スーパースクラブルパズルは200ピースのタイルを使って単語を作るゲームです。
それぞれのタイルにはアルファベットが書かれています。参加者が(リック先生のアドバイスを受けながら)順番に、ボードにある単語に手持ちのタイルで作った単語をつなげていきます。
完成したパズルがこちらです。ご覧のようにたくさんの単語ができました。
この中に何も書かれていないタイルが4つあります。クイズです!この空白のタイルに入るアルファベットはなんでしょう?わかりますか?


答えは一番下にあります。スクロールダウンして(ずっ~と下まで見て)チェックしてみてください。




     


































TAIL/TALL                          SQUID                  VISAGE/SETTLE                   BOMBER         

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Puzzler Hints

So now we are in Atami. We may go to see somen cherry blossoms. But we will certainly go to Ajikurabe for dinner. Puzzler Hints: CLICK HERE.

下記の一般動詞 “have”の2つの使い方を見てみましょう。

Have (has) = ~を持っている
例1:彼女は新しい車を持っています。She has a new car.  
例2:僕はペンを持っていません。I donhave a pen.

Have (has) to ~しなければならない
例1:君は勉強しなければなりません。You have to study.  
例2:父は働かなければなりません。My father has to work. 
これらの動詞を会話やレポートにも使ってみましょう。
また、リックのブログの中にもどこで使われているか、探しみましょう!

Higashi K teachers

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Puzzler

I have to teach in the AM this Saturday and then we go to Atami for some R and R. R and R? = Rest and Relaxation. Puzzler: CLICK HERE.

下記の一般動詞 “have”の2つの使い方を見てみましょう。

Have (has) = ~を持っている
例1:彼女は新しい車を持っています。She has a new car.  
例2:僕はペンを持っていません。I donhave a pen.

Have (has) to ~しなければならない
例1:君は勉強しなければなりません。You have to study.  
例2:父は働かなければなりません。My father has to work. 
これらの動詞を会話やレポートにも使ってみましょう。
また、リックのブログの中にもどこで使われているか、探しみましょう!

Higashi K graduation

Friday, March 23, 2018

Higashi K Wakare-kai

At the graduation ceremony I gave my usual speech. It is first in Japanese and then I do my famous (in Higashi K) English speech. Finally I take a photo (yesterday's pic). We then had a break of about 90 minutes. I went home and then to my school. I changed clothes and then went back to the K at around 12:45. The party started at 1PM. It is pretty cool as always. The moms put on the event. The theme this time was Minion (see pic). I was on stage twice with the kids. The first group did an "Old McDonald" performance. In the next show we did the "B-I-N-G-O" song. They went well. Next we had an O-Bento lunch. The kids were playing and running and laughing everywhere. One dad made the slide show. It was very good! There were  games and songs, too. The party finished around 4PM. We had a final farewell song and then I tried to go back to my school. But there was one nen-chu who wouldn't let me go. She was clinging to my leg as I took my bicycle to the front gate. Finally some moms took her off. Whew!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Higashi Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony

I teach at the Higashi Kindergarten in Okegawa. I have been there since about 2005. It is a very nice place to work. Miwako makes a speech at the entrance ceremony in April. I make a speech at the graduation ceremony in March. The ceremony was held last Saturday. It is in the morning so we closed our school for the day. Then the Wakare-kai starts at 1PM. The graduation ceremony was cool because there were several happenings. First, 21 kids and the homeroom teacher entered the hall in a very formal manner. BUT, there weren't enough chairs for all the kids! So, the homeroom teacher said "Let's do it again!" There was a big laugh and they reentered. Then the emcee introduced me as the speaker before the school principal. He said "No, me first!" The emcee was very embarrassed. Finally during the ceremony one teacher leaned against the wall and hit the off switch for the lights. All went dark! More tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Shunbun no hi

Well, today is a holiday here in Japan. It is the Shunbun-no-hi. It is also the March equinox. The March equinox is sometimes called the Vernal or Spring equinox. The equinox is the time when the day and night are equal. This occurs twice a year on about March 21st and September 23rd. In Japan, the days that fall on the spring equinox and autumn equinox are called shunbun-no-ni and shubu-no-hi. They have been designated as national holidays. I am glad of that. I do not have to work. I can take a day off and relax. Right now, the plum blossoms on our plum tree in the garden have all fallen off. The cherry blossoms should be right around the corner. I don't usually go to see them. I went long ago with my family to Omiya Park. That was when our kids were small. I also went once to Ueno park with an American compatriot (friend) long, long ago. Do you have any cherry blossom viewing plans?

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

St. Patrick's Day

Last Saturday, March 17th, was Saint Patrick's Day. Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. Ireland is green. On this day around the world many, many, many people wear something green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. When I was in college and after, I celebrated the day with friends. It was a chance to party and drink beer! Of course the beer is green. In many cities in America they dye rivers and fountains green. They paint the street lines green for parades. There are many, many parades. The Saint Patrick's Cathedral (see pic) is in New York city. I visited it when I was there a long time ago. It is rather amazing. And, just buy chance, I listened to some Irish folk music on the Internet last Saturday. Now, while I was checking the Internet for this BLOG I found that there is a St. Patrick's Day parade in Tokyo. It is held on the Omote-Sando. Have you ever seen it?

Monday, March 19, 2018

Puzzler Answers and Super Scrabble

Well! We all have a day off Wednesday. Happy! Puzzler Answers: CLICK HERE.

スーパースクラブルパズルは200ピースのタイルを使って単語を作るゲームです。
それぞれのタイルにはアルファベットが書かれています。参加者が(リック先生のアドバイスを受けながら)順番に、ボードにある単語に手持ちのタイルで作った単語をつなげていきます。
完成したパズルがこちらです。ご覧のようにたくさんの単語ができました。
この中に何も書かれていないタイルが4つあります。クイズです!この空白のタイルに入るアルファベットはなんでしょう?わかりますか?


答えは一番下にあります。スクロールダウンして(ずっ~と下まで見て)チェックしてみてください。







































RIGHT                 PATTY/YARD                   SADDLE/JEWEL

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Puzzler Hints

This day I have to do some clean-ups around the house and garden. Puzzler Hints: CLICK HERE.

下記の一般動詞 “have”の2つの使い方を見てみましょう。

Have (has) = ~を持っている
例1:彼女は新しい車を持っています。She has a new car.  
例2:僕はペンを持っていません。I donhave a pen.

Have (has) to ~しなければならない
例1:君は勉強しなければなりません。You have to study.  
例2:父は働かなければなりません。My father has to work. 
これらの動詞を会話やレポートにも使ってみましょう。
また、リックのブログの中にもどこで使われているか、探しみましょう!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Puzzler

I will be at the kindergarten all day. I have to make a speech and then later sing with the kids. Puzzler: CLICK HERE.

下記の一般動詞 “have”の2つの使い方を見てみましょう。

Have (has) = ~を持っている
例1:彼女は新しい車を持っています。She has a new car.  
例2:僕はペンを持っていません。I donhave a pen.

Have (has) to ~しなければならない
例1:君は勉強しなければなりません。You have to study.  
例2:父は働かなければなりません。My father has to work. 
これらの動詞を会話やレポートにも使ってみましょう。
また、リックのブログの中にもどこで使われているか、探しみましょう!

Computer Pro Wataru

Friday, March 16, 2018

a new device

I made a PR package for RAM teaching products. I hope to sell our RAM teaching materials. I made a text book and CD to teach elementary school kids. It is for 1st, 2nd and3rd graders. That is kids from 6 to 8 years old. It took me three years to perfect the sound and text book. I have used them in my school for 6 years now. They are just right for our students. I also made HW for them. So I put together a simple package with a couple of pages of the text and couple of pages of the homework. The final task was to print a label on the CD. We purchased (bought) a printer at AMAZON to do that. I set it up. Then I made a label to print. Then I connected the printer. BUT, it didn't work. Then I got really lucky. One of my ex-students, Wataru, dropped by. He is a computer expert and a cool guy. He tried to help me. He tried to set it up again. It still didn't work. Then he tried to set it up on my other computer. Once more it didn't work. Then he tried for about 30 minutes to download something. That didn't work. 2 hours of lost time. I will have to return it to AMAZON. Sigh.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

KABUKI by Kuma Part 2

In the case of the Kabuki-za, “Maku-mi-seki” is situated on the 4th floor. There are 90 chair seats and 60 standing seats. Total 150 people can use this system for 1 program.
Ticket price is about between 500 yen and 2,000 yen. It depends on the program.
Tickets are issued on the day and can’t be booked in advance, so we have to line up about an hour before the beginning of the program.
The ticket office is located on the left side of the main entrance on the 1st floor of
Kabuki-za.
From the “Maku-mi-seki”, we can’t see the facial expression of the actors, so we need opera glasses. The voice of the actors sounds very good. Amazing. There is also an English earphone guide so it’s convenient for foreigners. They can easily understand the plot of the play well.
Furthermore you can also look at one program before or after enjoying a trp to Tokyo.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

KABUKI By Kuma Part 1

Kabuki is one of Japan’s traditional performing arts.
Very gorgeous and luxurious stage equipment and flashy action of actors gather attention of the audience.
However there are some complaints that the tickets are too expensive and the watching time of the theater is also too long.
Regarding tickets, it is 20,000 yen for first-class seats, 15,000 yen for second-class seats, 6,000 yen for seats A on the third floor, 4,000 yen for seats B and 22,000 yen for Saziki special seats. 
Regarding watching time, the afternoon section is about 4 hours for the 4 programs. The night section is about 4 hours for the 3 programs.
Under these circumstances, we can’t go to see Kabuki so often.
 I enjoy Kabuki cheaply and spending less time by using the system seen from the
“Maku-mi-seki”. In Kabuki, “maku” is about the program“Makumi” is a system to
see only the favorite programs. So “maku-mi-seki” means a room especially
installed for a single act.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Party

We had a dinner party last Saturday. We = me + a dozen students from the Saturday Kenkatsu group. We have this kind of party almost every term end. So last Saturday, March 10th, we all went to a restaurant near Omiya station, west side. Actually it is in the Shino building behind Sonic City. This was our second visit to this restaurant. Immediately after the lesson (4:45pm) Kenny and I always take the 4:50 shuttle to Uchijuku station. However we missed it. So we  hitchhiked to the station. We got a ride on our fourth try. The bad news was that we missed our train by less than one minute. The good news was that Mayumi came later and we could ride to Omiya together. At Omiya we went directly to a standing/drinking place for two primers. It was Aomori shochu from Okinawa. Yummy! Then we walked to the dinner venue. It was fun as always with lots of chatting, laughter, food and drinks. I think I drank a bit too much because I was talking a lot. We also had two games to play this time. Kenny brought a quiz for us. And I brought a quiz for us. I was amazed at how smart (and good-looking) all of these students are! Thanks again, you all!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Puzzler Answers and Super Scrabble

I just found out (discovered) that I forgot to include a Super Scrabble puzzle last week. Sorry! Puzzler Answers: CLICK HERE.


スーパースクラブルパズルは200ピースのタイルを使って単語を作るゲームです。
それぞれのタイルにはアルファベットが書かれています。参加者が(リック先生のアドバイスを受けながら)順番に、ボードにある単語に手持ちのタイルで作った単語をつなげていきます。
完成したパズルがこちらです。ご覧のようにたくさんの単語ができました。
この中に何も書かれていないタイルが4つあります。クイズです!この空白のタイルに入るアルファベットはなんでしょう?わかりますか?


答えは一番下にあります。スクロールダウンして(ずっ~と下まで見て)チェックしてみてください。














































AMEND                 DANCER/TALON              AGAIN                   ABOUT

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Puzzler Hints

I have to do a few things today but mostly I want to relax and read my Leonardo da Vinci book. Puzzler Hints: CLICK HERE.

下記の一般動詞 “have to”の2つの使い方を見てみましょう。

Have (has) = ~を持っている
例1:彼女は新しい車を持っています。She has a new car.  
例2:僕はペンを持っていません。I donhave a pen.

Have (has) to ~しなければならない
例1:君は勉強しなければなりません。You have to study.  
例2:父は働かなければなりません。My father has to work. 


これらの動詞を会話やレポートにも使ってみましょう。
また、リックのブログの中にもどこで使われているか、探しみましょう!
Old bag vs New bag


Saturday, March 10, 2018

Puzzler

I have finished my abstention. I can now drink alcohol. And I said in yesterday's BLOG I did so last Sunday. From now on I hope to drink as little as possible as I have so many things to do. Puzzler: CLICK HERE.

下記の一般動詞 “have”の2つの使い方を見てみましょう。

Have (has) = ~を持っている
例1:彼女は新しい車を持っています。She has a new car.  
例2:僕はペンを持っていません。I donhave a pen.

Have (has) to ~しなければならない
例1:君は勉強しなければなりません。You have to study.  
例2:父は働かなければなりません。My father has to work. 
これらの動詞を会話やレポートにも使ってみましょう。
また、リックのブログの中にもどこで使われているか、探しみましょう!

View of the vacant lot from the front


Friday, March 9, 2018

Pulling weeds

The weather is definitely getting warmer. The sun is rising earlier and setting later day by day. So, I have been keeping an eye on the field next door. Of course the weeds have begun to spring up and to grow. Last year at this time I had a hernia. I couldn't pull weeds until the end of May. By then the weeds were tall and there were lots of them. Unfortunately when I did pull them I didn't wear a mask. So, I got some sinus troubles. That lasted more than a month. This year I decided to attack the weeds early. That was last Sunday. In the AM I went to MINE to buy my new bag an then to KanKastu to get my glasses which I left there on Saturday. I came home. I had lunch. I got my work clothes, boots, gloves, mask and tools and began. I pulled the weeds near the front of our house, then our front garden and finally the lot next door. It took about two hours. I filled four large bags with  weeds. I put those at the garbage place. After cleaning up, I decided to celebrate with some alcohol. Cheers!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

My new bag

I bought a bag about 10 years ago at SOGO department store in Omiya. At hte same time I bought a rain cover for it. Why? Because I go to and from my school by bicycle almost every day. And of course the weather is not always perfect. So, I have to protect my bag from the elements (such as rain, snow, cold, sunshine). The bag cost about 30,000en. It was an excellent purchase. It kept a very good shape. It had shoulder straps so I could carry it on my back. It had plenty of (more than enough) zippers and compartments to carry my stuff. But these days I don't carry so much stuff. And the bag was getting old and started to smell a little bad. Maybe only I could notice that so I decided that it was time to get a new one. I went to MINE department in Okegawa and checked out the bags they had. I planned to go to SOGO to check out (see/investigate) their wares (bags) but as "Time is money" I purchased this one (see pic) at MINE. The next AM I threw my old one away. And my kids paid for my new bag as a birthday present for me. Happy!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Losing weight by Hideki


Rick told me to talk about losing weight story by e-mail. But, however, I am not good at talking about myself. So I prepared the following note.
I have two strategies to lose weight.
                (1) Don’t take snacks (eat between meals). Feel hungry at least 1 hour per day.
                (2) Weigh myself every day. And write it down.
But (2) is difficult for me because of my laziness. So I bought an expensive weight scale.
It is Nokia WS-50 ( see below ) . Probably, it was about … \15,000-.  It keeps track of my weight and makes a graph automatically (see above ) whenever I get on it.
One weak point of it is setting it up. A smartphone is necessary. But I do not have one.
So I set it up with my wife’s phone. Then, surprisingly, Nokia send my weight report to my wife every month with encouraging words.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Hina Dolls by Shizuko

Hina Matsuri, or Hina Doll's Day, or Girls' Day, is a holiday in Japan. It was last Saturday. It was also my birthday. I am not 21 years old. On this day a family prays for their daughter's health and happiness by displaying traditional dolls called "Hina Dolls". Long, long ago my father worked at a textile company. He went to Tokyo on business very often. When I was 6 years old my father bought Hina Dolls for me in Tokyo. One day a very big package arrived at our house. I was so excited when I opened it. Their was no tiered stand so my father ordered one from a carpenter. Our Hina Dolls were then displayed on a tiered stand which was covered with a thick red cloth. It was so pretty and a fond memory for me. Many years have passed since then. These old, old Hina Dolls are in our storeroom and I rarely display them. They take up much space. Should I throw them away? And how to throw them away? It's a dilemma. Now I display only and Emperor and Empress Dolls which my sister made.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Puzzler Answers and Super Scrabble

Back to work. I have some extra time off this week PLUS I have a very important phone call coming tomorrow. I hope to tell you about it later. Puzzler Answers: CLICK HERE.

スーパースクラブルパズルは200ピースのタイルを使って単語を作るゲームです。
それぞれのタイルにはアルファベットが書かれています。参加者が(リック先生のアドバイスを受けながら)順番に、ボードにある単語に手持ちのタイルで作った単語をつなげていきます。
完成したパズルがこちらです。ご覧のようにたくさんの単語ができました。
この中に何も書かれていないタイルが4つあります。クイズです!この空白のタイルに入るアルファベットはなんでしょう?わかりますか?


答えは一番下にあります。スクロールダウンして(ずっ~と下まで見て)チェックしてみてください。


Sunday, March 4, 2018

Puzzler Hints

YES! I did it. I didn't drink last night. I am as fresh as a daisy ths AM! Puzzler hints: CLICK HERE.

下記の一般動詞 “have”の2つの使い方を見てみましょう。
Have (has) = ~を持っている
例1:彼女は新しい車を持っています。She has a new car.  
例2:僕はペンを持っていません。I donhave a pen.

Have (has) to ~しなければならない
例1:君は勉強しなければなりません。You have to study.  
例2:父は働かなければなりません。My father has to work. 

これらの動詞を会話やレポートにも使ってみましょう。

また、リックのブログの中にもどこで使われているか、探しみましょう!







Saturday, March 3, 2018

Puzzler

Time marches on. It's March! I haven't had any alcohol for 33 days. So, will I drink tonght? I don't have to, so maybe not. Puzzler: CLICK HERE.

下記の一般動詞 “have”の2つの使い方を見てみましょう。

Have (has) = ~を持っている
例1:彼女は新しい車を持っています。She has a new car.  
例2:僕はペンを持っていません。I dont have a pen.

Have (has) to = ~しなければならない
例1:君は勉強しなければなりません。You have to study.  
例2:父は働かなければなりません。My father has to work. 

これらの動詞を会話やレポートにも使ってみましょう。

また、リックのブログの中にもどこで使われているか、探しみましょう!






Friday, March 2, 2018

Origins of Nissin by Kuma Part 1

Introduction
  We are studying English at Nissin Kominkan sometimes. But I don’t know about the origin of Nissin well.

1.The land name of Nissin suddenly appeared in Japanese history.
  What does Nissin mean ?
  Why was the land name of Nissin created ?
  It has still been a mystery in Japanese history.

2.The Meiji Government pushed “Towns and Villages merger policy”.
  Because the scale of the towns and villages built in the Edo period was very small.
  Therefore it was necessary to conduct local administration efficiently and strengthen and
  stabilize the financial foundation.

3.In 1899, they merged seven villages Kushihiki village, Onari village, Kamika village,      Simoka village, Nishitani village, Kamiuchino village and Nishiuchino village which          continued from the Edo period into one village.



Thursday, March 1, 2018

Origins of Nissin by Kuma Part 2

4.The merger progressed smoothly, but they need a lot of effort on the name of the new village.
  There were candidates such as Onari village, Kamogawa village and Okano village. But      those were not all decisive.
  Finally, seven villages agreed at the “Nissin village” of the last candidate.
  In other word, they chose “Nissin village” by taking the name “Nissin” from the name
  “Nissin school” operated by seven villages.

5.The villagers created a completely new land name.
  Why did villagers choose this word as the village name ?
  Although it is a new land name, it’s origin is not clear !

6.(My guess)
  It is very rare to choose the new village name from the school name.
  I guess they were great troubled. They found the word “Nissin” in School name.
  Njssin means to progress every day. Opponents were hard to oppose.
  So, they chose a completely new land name.