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A NEW SCHOOL

(2011-05-31)
As I said I started to learn Chinese.

I have several reasons that I stopped learning.

One reason is that I was too busy when I quit.
I had to work overwork everyday, so I didn’t have any time to go to the school.

And another reason is learning Chinese was very expensive.

I know other guys don’t think the cost of learning is expensive, but it is just my hobby, so I don’t want to pay more than 200 thousands yen at a time.

Many language schools have the same system.
If we sign up for a long term, the learning cost is cheap.
But if we sing up for a short term, the learning cost is expensive.

So, I want to choose a long term course.

On the other hand, as you probably know, this system is fraught with danger.

There is no warranty when schools become bankrupt.

I saw many victims on TV.

My new school is not this type of school.

I pay only four lessons’ fee. So, even if the school becomes bankrupt, my damage will is not so terrible.

One lesson fee is 3150yen.
It is not so expensive for me.
And one lesson is for 1 hour.
It is very rare.
Many schools’ lessons are usually 40 or 50 minutes.

I go to the school every Wednesday morning.
So, my teacher always prepares breakfast for me.

The lesson style is not the same as former school.

The former school taught me ‘Chinese conversation’, but this school teaches me ‘Chinese’.
I don’t know which is better.

Anyway, I want to try learning at this school more than 6 months.
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RAINCOAT

(2011-05-30)
When I was a kid, my family didn’t have enough money.

According to my mother, we had the time when we hadn’t had anything to eat.

Luckily, I don’t remember that situation, so I spent a good life.

Anyway, our living standard was very low.

But only one luxury was a ‘raincoat’.

My parents’ job was making and selling raincoats.
They also designed raincoats.

I didn’t like their job because I always had to help them after school.

They gave my sister and me many raincoats.

Sometimes they were samples, and sometimes they were outlet.

So, I had many raincoats.

And they made raincoats for me.
I showed a catalog, and said I wanted this one.
So, they looked at the catalog, and made the same type of raincoat.

The rain season set in Japan.

And last weekend, the second typhoon hit Japan.

It was raining very hard and windy.

We had to ware raincoats.

By the way, raincoats are very expensive.
Some of my friends talked about raincoats, and they wanted to buy some, buy they couldn’t find a good one.

I thought I was lucky.
I still have fore raincoats.
One is for a bike.
One is thick.
One is thin.
And the other is portable.

I used to have more raincoats, but now I have only(?) fore raincoats.

They are not just raincoats.
They are my family’s history.

I have to use them carefully.


Cool

(2011-05-29)
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UNQLO sells Naruto T-shirts.
I should buy some!!!
So cool!!!


KUSHIAGE TARU

(2011-05-28)
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I went to Kushi-katsu restaurant close to Temmabashi Station.

An image of Kushikatsu are ‘popular taste’, ‘cheap price’, and ‘for middle-aged men’.
But lately, there are many fashionable Kushikatsu restaurants in Japan.

This restaurant is also a fashionable restaurant.

There is no table in the restaurant; there is only a bar counter there.

These are Kushikatsu, which I ate.
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Corn

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Shrimp(you can eat its shell)

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Satoimo(Japanese potato)

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A small egg

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Beef

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Celery salad

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Spring roll

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All of them are very sophisticated flavor.
My favorite one is Satoimo.
I cannot tell you what it is like.
Anyway, I like it.

And all of them are very good for wine.
I drank three glasses…

If you want to enjoy wine, I strongly recommend you to go there.
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RESUTAURANT AO

(2011-05-26)
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I met my old friend a few days ago.
She left the office about two years ago.
Just before she left the office, we became friends.
Afterwards, we meet constantly.
She lives in Kyoto, so we always meet in Kyoto.

We ate French.
She knows a lot of good restaurants, and her choices are always right.

The restaurant is located close to Karasuma-Oike Station.

I didn't know why, but there are many good looking restaurants around there.

There are two gardens in the restaurant, and we could see one of them from our table.
Unfortunately, we couldn't see clearly because the lights were reflected by windows.

These are our dinner.

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Grilled of the first bonito of the season
Avocado, citrus fruit, and orange sarada, dressing source of the grain mustard

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Paupiette of the Sole and the mousse of the shrimp, Poeler of the scallop
Spring vegetables and vermouth source
The risotto wrapped with cabbage

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Liégeois of a burdock and the powdered green tea




We always say foods in Kyoto are more delicious than foods in Osaka.
And of course, the dinner was excellent.


My favorite one is ‘The risotto wrapped with cabbage’.
It was very mild and tasty.
I think it is a good idea that risotto is wrapped with cabbage.
I think it is a kind of ‘Gnkan-maki’.

The dressing of salad was also good.
And I have to say about vegetables.
All of the vegetables were fresh. I could feel own smell.
And also I felt a season of early summer.

Ummm..
The dinner was 5800yen.
Their service was excellent.
I could see a beautiful garden, eat good meals, drink good sake, and atmosphere was wonderful.
I want to go one more time.

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MANGO MILK

(2011-05-25)
I wanted to stay there much longer, but I had to leave there.
It was because I had to visit my father….

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I got tired, so I ate Mango milk at Odona.
I wanted to always visit the shop once.

It was cold and sweet.
There were many tapioca and Mango in a bowl.
I really like tapioca, so I was very happy to eat it.

It was a really long and short day.

I think it is very good for employee to take a day off and visit somewhere.
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SAKA-GURA STREET

(2011-05-24)
I walked around Itami area because there is a ‘sake brewery streets’ there.

I didn’t know Itami was famous of sake.

This street seemed a typical sightseeing area but many sake seemed very good.

I stooped at some sake shops.

They sold not only Japanese sake but also local beer.

It was a very hot day, so I wanted to drink beer.
However, it was early afternoon, so I gave up drinking beer, and just looked around there. I was so sad…

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LE CHAT NOIR

(2011-05-23)
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After I looked around the garden, I ate lunch in Umeda.

I wanted to eat lunch in Tennouji because a new shopping building was opened about a month ago.
But it was too crowded even though it was a weekday.

After lunch, I headed to Itami.

Itami city museum of art has held ‘LE CHAT NOIR –ENTERTAINMENT ART, AND CULTURE IN PARIS 1880-1910’

LE CHAT NOIR was a name of cabaret built in Montmartre..
In this era, many artists went to Paris, especially, Montmartre, and dreamed their future.
This exhibit introduced the artists who connected LE CHAT NORIE and about LE CHAT NORE.

All works were something new for me because lately I only looked at Japanese arts.

I could see posters of LE CHAT NORE, menu cards, and etc.

LE SHAT NOIR was a cabaret, they also performed a shadow play.
I could see some items of shadow play, and also I could see a shadow play video.
It was very interesting.

I remembered about many scenes of Paris.
I could touch many arts in Paris.
I want to visit there one more time.

By the way, I always think that Hyogo Prefecture has a high level culture consciousness.

Itami city museum of art is, of course, owned by Itami city.
But it is very beautiful even if it was a small city museum, and many people visited the museum.

I was very surprised.
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A JAPANESE GARDEN, TENNOUJI PARK

(2011-05-22)
I took a day off, and went to see Utagawa Kuniyoshi.
I have already written about this exhibit, so I skip it.

Afterwards, I went to a Japanese garden in Tennouji Park.
If you look at Japanese gardens in Kyoto many times, you probably can't enjoy this garden.
But it is an enough good garden.
There is a pond the center of the garden, and you walk around the pond.
It was a very beautiful day, so I enjoyed walking a lot.
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A NEW FRIDGE

(2011-05-21)
As I said my fridge had broken.

A repair man came to my apartment, but he couldn’t repair because he didn’t have a part of the fridge.

He ordered the part afterwards, but it was difficult to get it. I don’t know why.


Anyway, my fridge has already broken, so the Mitsubishi Electric decided to bring me a new fridge.

And finally, yesterday the new one came to my apartment.

I was very happy because not only it worked very well, but also I could clean up a floor under the fridge.

I looked at the freezer this morning, and all of frozen meals were frozen.

Only one bad thing is that almost all of the frozen meals have been already spoiled.


Maru-Kei

(2011-05-18)
This is ‘Happy Hour Set’.

It is a ramen restaurant.
The set includes a jug of beer and Doteyaki.

Doteyaki is made with beef and Miso.
It is really good for beer.

The price is 500yen.

Umm. Good deal.
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Shop Infromation
Maru-Kei
Price: 5-30 Shinbashi-cho Kadoma-City Osaka
Tel:06-6909-0600
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DIFFRENT CULTURES

(2011-05-17)
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A couple of days ago, I went to Isetan Mitsukoshi Department Store, Osaka.

After I looked around some of floors, I went to a bathroom.

And then, I found a very strange sign.

It said that ‘Out of consideration for the next person using toilet, please throw away & flush the used toilet paper.’

First, I couldn’t understand what it meant.

Of course, I could understand what it meant, but it was no wonder that we did ‘throw away & flush the used toilet paper’.

And then, I realized that it was unusual for foreign people did ‘throw away & flush the used toilet paper’.

I visited some countries, and almost all of them had no custom which they threw away & flushed the used toilet paper.

Differences of cultures are very interesting.


Who is she???

(2011-05-16)
I watched a TV program this morning.
The program introduced a photographer.
He is taking many people’s smiles and messages for the people live in Tohoku Area.

On the TV program, I saw many photos and many faces.

I was really surprised.

Because I saw my face.

Of course, she is not I, but she was really looks like my face.

I want to meet her..

Who is she???

I want to see the TV program one more time.


OSAKA STATION

(2011-05-14)
Osaka Station was renewed.

I haven’t visited there yet but I saw many TV programs about the new station.

I am not interested in fashion, like clothes or cosmetics…

But I am very interested in something delicious.

Last night I saw Mahouno-Restauran and it introduced many food shops at Osaka Station.

I could see cakes, Japanese sweets, and good restaurants.

Some of them are very expensive, for example one piece of chocolate is 500yen, it is very small…, but some of them are inexpensive.

Popular restaurants are very crowded. The longest waiting line’s customers had to wait for more than 2 hours.
I can’t wait for such a long time….

By the way, there is a pan cake shop at Kyobashi Station.
It was opened last December.

In this a few months, there was a long long waiting line for eating the pan cake.

But now, no one is waiting.
You can eat anytime you want.

I think people’s minds will change soon.

I mean I can eat delicious foods at Osaka Station soon.



WHY?? YOU DON'T WORK WELL...

(2011-05-13)
My fridge has not worked well lately.

It can make ice but it can’t freeze ice cream.

A couple of days ago, I called a support center.
Surprisingly, the support center works 24hours a day.

A man was very polite.

I told him about a condition.

According to him, a repair man would be able to visit on the next day.

It was the second surprise for me.
I didn’t think a repair man would come such a early time.

I said I always came home around 6:00P.M., so he said it was OK and a repair man would visit my apartment 6:00P.M.

It was the third surprise for me.
Because I thought I had to take a day off.
I didn’t think a repair man visited at night.

A man came home around 6:15P.M.

He looked at the fridge and said he needed a part, and would visit one more time.

He said I didn’t have to pay for his service.

It was the force surprise because it was a warranty expiration.

Anyway, I felt I was really lucky.

He visits my apartment in a few days.



MICKY AND POOH

(2011-05-12)
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These madeleines are gifts from Mao.
Of course, she baked them.

They are very cute, aren’t they?
They are sweet and moist.
My mouth still remembers their tastes and textures.

Only one thing I was worried was that Mickey and Pooh were probably crying.
I bit their ears, their noses, and, of course, their faces.

I’m very sorry….


Anyway, they were also really happy because I enjoyed them very much!!


LUNCH AT MORIGUCHI PINES HOTEL

(2011-05-11)
I meet my junior high school friends, Yobo and Ichiko, once a year.

Last Saturday, I met them.


We ate lunch at Morigchi Pines Hotel.

Why did we go to Moriguchi?

It is because we graduated from Moriguchi Daini Chugaku.

In addition to this, I always look at Moriguchi Pines Hotel’s advertisement and I think their lunch always seems very delicious and inexpensive.

These are our lunch.
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The cream soup of the potato.

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The poeler of the fish.
The mashed potato of the wasabi flavor comply.

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The steak of the filet mignon.
The croquette of taro and the new burdock.

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Dessert.
Blueberry tart.
Apple jelly.
The compote of the strawberry.
Soybean milk ice.
A cookie.

My favorite one is fish.
The sauce is Japanese sauce flavor.

And the new burdock croquette smelled really tasty.


By the way, the restaurant is located on the 14th floor.

I want to say that the view from the restaurant is excellent.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t.

I could see a dirty supermarket and messy town.

Only one good thing is that I could see Yodo River.
I didn’t think that Yodo River is close to the hotel like that.

Anyway we really enjoyed lunch.
We stayed there from 13:30 to 15:30…until a waiter said they had to prepare for customers of dinner.


A RAMEN MAP

(2011-05-10)

As you probably know there is much software of iPhone.
You can download some for free.

I visit my father’s house on weekend.
At his house, I have nothing to do, so I always browse internet by iPhone.

Last time, I downloaded ‘A Ramen Map’.
You probable expect what ‘A Ramen Map’ is like.

You can find ramen restaurants easily around you.

Oh, it is very convenient, isn’t it?

I sometimes want to go to eat ramen but it is sometimes very hard to find.

However, this map helps me a lot!!!!

I love this software.

If you really like ramen, you should download!!!


KAWAI KANJIROU

(2011-05-07)
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Now I am looking for a mug cup but I haven’t found a good one yet.

So, I go to many department stores lately.

I visited Takashimaya department store in Kyoto.

I know they have a good selection of products.

I couldn’t buy a cup but I saw ‘Kanjiro Kawai Exhibition’ there.

He is a very famous craft potter but I didn’t know his works.

His works are very homely.
Some of them were used in his house, and some of them are still used by his friends.

His works are linked to Picasso’s works.

His early works are very delicate, but afterwards his works changed a lot.
I cannot understand some of his works.

He is not only an artist but also a philosopher.
I left lots of words.
Some of his words hit my mind.

He had many friends.

Inoue Yasushi, who was a novel writer, said that Mr. Kawai was not a guy who discriminated against a person.
When Inoue Yasushi visited Mr. Kawai’s house first time, at that time Mr. Inoue was not famous, Mr. Kawai treated him kindly.
So, his house was always full of his friends.

A few months ago, I read the book about Rosanjin.
I thought Mr, Kawai and Rosanjin were craft potters but they were completely different.
Mr. Rosanjin was always angry but Mr. Kawai always smiled happily.


I hard he had refused any awards.

However, he has gotten two awards in his life.
Because his friend sent Mr. Kawai’s work to exhibitions without his consent.

Mr. Kawai got the awards happily because these awards were his friend’s kindnesses.

He said he had not won the awards.
He said the potteries had won the awards.
They were not his exploits.

I enjoyed his exhibition.

By the way, when I tried to buy a ticket, a lady gave me a free ticket.
The entrance fee is 800yen, so I was really lucky.

I want to say thank you to her.



58 DINER

(2011-05-07)
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This is my lunch in Kyoto.

I sometimes want to eat American food.
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They seem unhealthy but they give me lots of power!!!

This hamburger is juicy and tasty.

It is not like a hamburger of McDonalds.

And this drink smells like a chemical.

I don’t know why….

This restaurant is located close to Hosomi Museum.

I went there around 2:00P.M.

When I got there, there was no customer there.
I thought it was not the time for lunch.


But customers came there one after another, afterwards..
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They have a happy hour menu….

I want to go there on weekday night!!


Glittering Meissen: the Birth of European Porcelain. Celebrating 300 years of Meissen Ware

(2011-05-05)
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“Autumn is the best season for art.”

Japanese always say like this.

However, “spring is the best season for art” for me.

I often visit museums lately.
‘The museum of oriental ceramic, Osaka’, ‘Osaka city museum’, ‘Osaka museum of history’….

And yesterday, May, 4th, I went to Hosomi Museum in Kyoto.

They have held ‘Glittering Meissen: the Birth of European Porcelain. Celebrating 300 years of Meissen Ware’.

You can see Meissen wares of 18th century.

I am a big fan of Meissen but I don’t like early Meissen works.
Their works are artless and rough.

I know they passed those years and became to make the first class wares.

But I thought they had not been arts!!

This exhibit changed my recognition.

European people were very interested in oriental white ceramics.
And it was said that Meissen invented white ceramics.

So, they were affected by Asian ceramics.

The people on the ceramics seem like Asian people.
But I had thought those Asian people were very artless.
I didn’t know why some people collected those wares.

But the ceramics I saw at the museum are not like the ceramics as usual.
They are wonderfully vivid and thorough finish.

They are not my images of early Meissen works.

I saw dolls there.
They were used for decollating tables.

My image of early dolls was badly made.

A good point of Meissen dolls is delicate work.

You can see nails of fingers.

But early Meissen dolls were very rough, I had thought.

But they are not like that.

They don’t seem made of ceramics.
They are sometimes cute and sometimes funny.

I really want to buy some of them.

But I know the ones which I can buy are badly works.

Only I can do is that looking at a Meissen book or visiting museums….

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KYUSU SHIKOKU FAIR

(2011-05-04)
I went to Keihan department store as usual.
Kyushu Shikoku fair has been held there.

I like foods of Kyushu very much.
Especially ramen.

I ate Kagoshima ramen at the fair.

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It was Tonkotsu soup.
This soup was made with pork bone.
Japanese ramen has three types of soup; Tonkotsu, Shoyu(soy source), and Shio(salt), and my favorite one is Tonkotsu soup,

The noodles were thin and straight.
I like this ramen.

Another day I ate Shirokuma(a white bear).
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It is a famous shaved ice in Kagosima.
When I visited Kagoshima, I saw many kinds of Shirokuma but I haven’t eaten.
You can buy it at supermarkets in Kansai area but newly made shaved ice is special, I think.

Much sweet milk was put on shaved ice.
It was a second-class taste but I like it

I bought a bottle of umeshu(ume liqueur).
Of course, I tasted before I bought.
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Ummmm
There are many tasty foods in Kyushu
That's why I like Kyushu


UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI

(2011-05-03)
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I went to see Utagawa Kuniyoshi.
He was an Ukiyoe artist but he was not as a typical Ukiyoe artist.
He had a lot of senses of humor.

He is known as a cat lover.

He always had many cats and kept some kittens the inside of his kimono.
He drew many cats.
His cats are sometimes cats but sometimes seem like a human.
It is very interesting.

I arrived at Osaka Museum around 9:30 A.M.

When I arrived, the museum was not so crowded but when I left the museum; it was around 1:00P.M., it was very crowded.

I stared at each print carefully.
I don’t usually stare at prints at a museum but his prints are special.
Some of them stalled my mind, so I couldn’t leave from the front of prints.

He also had a good sense of fashion.
The patterns of kimono were novel. I could expect the latest fashion when he was alive.

He created lots of stuff.
My favorite prints are Suikoden prints.
Suikoden is a novel of China.
He made Suikoden the subject matter of prints.
Those works are colorful and exciting.
I became I wanted to read Suikoden.

I borrowed an audio guide because Yamamoto Koji-kun, who is my favorite actor, was speaking.
It was 500yen but the guide was not worth to using.

The prints are a complete replacement in a week.
I decided visiting there one more time.
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鉄人カレー

(2011-05-02)
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This is a gift from my friend.

She lives in Kobe and this curry is sold only in Kobe area.

She knows the things what I like.

Thank you!!!


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