2015.01.14

MAGI in EVANGELION

There are many words that are related to the Bible in the movie EVANGELION. One of them, the Magi, is a super computer at NERV’s headquarters. It’s composed of three independ computers. The director, Hideake Anno, has a lot of knowledge, but he doesn’t even know that the Bible didn’t say that the Magi were three.

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2014.12.10

Concerns For My Eyes

Since the time I bought a cell phone, I’ve felt that there was something wrong with my eyes. I worried and went to an eye doctor. The doctor said that I had a slight cataract and should not worry too much about it. I decided to buy a new pair of dark glasses. I found a nice pair in an optician.

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2014.10.14

UK’s Fair

The Hankyu Department Store held an U.K. exhibition. There were a lot of booth.s. Some of them had long lines for buying cakes and fish & chips. A embyoung man was making pewter works. I was interested in his work and I bought one of them. I saw embroiderd cushions that looked beautiful, but they were too expensive. I walked around looking for some things that I could buy. I found a nice pair slippers. I bought it for my wife.

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2014.10.01

I Want To Go To Scotland

I went to the Kobe Club at Kitano in Kobe City. It was the first time for me to visit because usually, only members are allowed to enter. A ter party was held by the Japan Scotland Assosiation. They served afternoon tea with food and cakes. One of the members spoke about Scotland. I didn’t know much, but that event helped me become familiar with Scotland.

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2014.09.25

Humorous Shape

Autumn is a good season for walking about. The sky is clear and the air is cool. I can walk further than usual. One day I picked up a seed in the park near the church. I knew instantly that it was a camellia seed. I like the shape of it. It have rich oil. In the old days, some Japanese people used the oil for hair treatment. Even now, I can see Tubaki-Oil shampoo
in the stores.

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2014.09.17

Wild Boar Family

On Monday night, my wife and I went to a convenient store. When we were out of our apartment, we ran into a big wild boar, a mother with her three children. At first, we were scared, but then when we got into the car, we calmed down. We thought that we should take a photo or record a video. When my wife took out her iphone, the neighborhood dogs started to bark. Suddenly, the wild boar family dashed downhill at full speed. I hope no cars hit them.

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2014.09.03

Good-bye, Robin Williams

I can’t forget him being the voice of Genie in the Disney movie Aladdin. He was singing and dancing freely in it. But did he always feel that something was strange? Did he act like “Robin Williams” even in his private life? I miss him.

 

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2014.07.16

Harry Potter of USJ

I watched the news about the opening of the Harry Potter atraction at USJ. It reminded me of how Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone was one of the first English books that I’ve wanted to read. I read it in Japanese and I’ve read it in English. Although it was too difficult for me to fully understand it, I was surprised when I found out how fun it is to read it even in English.

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2014.07.06

Japanese Ghosts Has No Legs.

OUKYO MARUYAMA is a famous Japanese painter. He drew pictures of cute kids and gorgeous pheasants. On the other hand, he was good at drawing ghosts too. A feature of the ghosts that he drew was that they had no legs. They were so popular that they influenced other paintings. There are a lot of fake paintings that claims to have been painted by Oukyo. People often say that they wish they could see a genuine OUKYO artwork or a real ghost.

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2014.05.29

Ivica Osim

Ivica Osim was the former head coach of the japanese national soccer team. Because of a stroke, he was resigned. But up until now, he is still talking a lot about Japan’s soccer team. He was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Destiny played with his life, so his words are full of mercy. Sometimes, he is ironic and other times, he is strict. He is like an old philosopher.

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