Ningyocho Yamada

Last Saturday night, Nik and I were invited out to a Japanese
restaurant in Ningyocho called Ningyocho Yamada. The chef made a
special vegetarian course for me. It was fantastic. My favorite dish
was this one, a large grilled shiitake (I think??) mushroom, with
some atsuage tofu. Even though the dish sounds very simple, it was so
deep with flavor. I think the mushroom is the best one I have ever


My cat

This is my selfish cat Marron chan. マロン ちゃん
He only thinks about himself.
He is very demanding.
My wife raised him like that. She spoiled him.
Now he thinks he is a king.
In this picture he sits like a king but actually he’s just a cat.

Crayon Shin Chan – クレヨンしんちゃん


The show has now been dubbed in 30 languages which aired in 45 countries,
has over 1007 episodes and 26 full-length movies.




例:The main character called Shin-chan, is vulgar, but funny and really
So the movies are impressive and the TV animations are funny.
( なので映画では感動するしテレビアニメでは笑えます。)
CRAYON SHIN CHAN has been dubbed in over 30 languages. So if you have
time, try and watch it!

See you around!!


Tagboat Art Awards

On Sunday I went to the Tagboat art prize awards at the Hikarie Building in Shibuya. Tagboat is an online art gallery and shop which focuses on young and new artists.
Here is the internet link.
Some of the artwork was very interesting, including this woman`s face which was made from shopping receipts. However, to be honest, I am not such a big art fan, and I enjoyed the free beer more than the art itself.


The Witcher (this isn’t about beer)

Most recently I’ve been into a TV show and PS 4 game called The Witcher. They are both based on a series of books.  The Witcher is about man on adventures monster hunting. Witchers are made from a young age and modified genetically to hunt various creatures such as vampires, ghosts and trolls. They are usually paid to hunt these creatures. In the PS 4 game you have to research the creatures you are hunting and learn their weaknesses.  The TV show was pretty entertaining and the game isn’t bad.


What’s the best show you have seen on Netflicks?

Nowadays it’s so easy to just start up a movie or TV show wherever you are. We can thank on-line
companies like Net flicks. I’ve watched a lot of good stuff on Net flicks so I’ll tell you about my
favorite TV shows. It’s always so tough to narrow down favorite shows to just one but I’ll have to go
with Black Mirror. Black Mirror is a British TV series best described as a psychological thriller series.
Each episode is one story not really connected to the other episodes. The focus of each episode is
how humanity as invested too much of itself into technology. This show is superb and I cannot
recommend it enough. It can be pretty dark but overall the show is interesting and really makes you


What did you think of Star Wars 8; The Last Jedi?

I watched the newest Star Wars movie: The Last Jedi during my New Year’s holiday. I’ll be honest. While the movie was entertaining as a sci-fi movie, it really disappointed me. I thought a lot of the scenes in the movie were really silly. I sighed throughout the movie. I think the movie is worth a watch for the action scenes but some of it just left a bad taste in my mouth.

How about you? What did you think of it?


Where’s the best hamburger you had in Tokyo or Chiba area?

The other day I went to Shake Shack. I had heard good things about it so I was excited to try it out. When I got to the restaurant near Tokyo Station it was busy. After looking at a menu I ordered a Double Shack burger and regular fries.  The fries were really good but I thought the burger was too soft and mushy. I realized it was fast food. It’s a little higher quality than McDonalds but actually I prefer Burger King’s Whoppers.  Overall I give Shake Shack a 6/10

So I ask you. Where’s the best hamburger you had in Tokyo or Chiba area?



今回のためになる英語は、” I can’t stand ~”で、日本語の意味は「~は我慢できない」、「~は耐えられない」となります。動詞 stand の「立つ」とは全く関係ない意味になりますので、こちらはフレーズとして覚えて下さいね。

A: Do you have any plans this summer ?

B:I’m planning on going to Karuizawa.

A: Oh, yeah? That sounds very nice!

B: Summer in Tokyo is terrible. I can’t stand the heat in the city.

A: I know what you mean.



I can’t stand the smell of natto.

I can’t stand the crowded trains in Japan.

I can’t stand living downtown in a major city.


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今回のためになる英語は、as far as~ is concerned です。日本語の意味は、“~となると、~に関しては” となります。自分の意見を言う時に使える表現です。


Tom: Hi, Nik. Did you watch the baseball game last night?

Nik: No, i don’t usually watch baseball. As far as sports are concerned, I prefer watching ice hockey.

Tom:Oh, You are from Canada so that doesn’t surprise me.



As far as my new apartment is concerned,  the location is great.

As far as healthy food is concerned,  Japanese food is one of the healthiest.


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