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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2014.02.09

Recipe

I read a recipe on how to make Turkey Lasagna. In the ingredients, I didn’t recognize what kosher salt was. Is it salt from the Dead Sea? And in the directions, there was one other word that I couldn’t understand. It said, “Fill a large bowl with the hottest tap water. Add the noodles and allow them to sit in the water for 20 minutes.” I couldn’t imagine what the hottest tap water was.

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