Textbook Tuesday

A. It takes longer and it costs more, but in my opinion, it’s so much better.

B. It takes longer and it costs more to fly to Hawaii, but in my opinion, it’s so much better than going to Guam.==== ハワイに飛ぶより時間もコストもかかるが、個人的にはグアムの方が断然いいと思う。

C. It’s much harder to make it but in my opinion it so much better to make osechi than to buy it.===大変だが、個人的にはおせちは買うよりも手作りする方が断然いいと思う。

Meiji Shrine

We went to Meiji Shrine at the end of September. It’s one of my favorite areas in Tokyo to just walk around. We were lucky because we could see a traditional style wedding taking place.

When was the last time you went to Meiji shrine?



Trendy Thursday

Trendy Thursday. Let’s have a look at a hot musical group, BTS.


It looks like people can’t get enough of BTS.-みんなBTSに全然飽きる気配なさそうだね。Or  :みんなBTSに夢中みたいだね。


It seems like whenever I turn on the TV the music group BTS is on.-テレビつけるといつもBTSってグループが映ってる気がする


BTS is always on TV.-BTSはいつもテレビに出ている。


Why are they so popular?

According to Talent Recap website there are two main reasons. The subjects of their songs and their performances.


Let’s have a listen to their song Dynamite that is currently number 3 in Japan.



Watching commentary

It starts off with one of the BTS boys shooting us. That’s pretty cool.

He feels like he is flying in the stars. Must be a good feeling.

Then the man talks about wearing shoes , drinking milk and listening to rock and roll in his room. Hmmm that doesn’t sound very cool. Maybe he’s thinking about when he was 5 years old. Lets see.

King Kong, drums, walking home, jump like Lebron….Call him on the telephone ,he’s drinking Iced tea and playing ping pong…..He sure likes very young kids drinks and activities.

Now it’s  getting heavy with  a bass and life is honey…money…diamonds, glow up. I dunno what’s happening anymore.


Anyhow Dynamite seems like a wholesome song for young kids. Nothing wrong with that.


What do you think about BTS. We would like to know.


Photos from staff and teachers

Taking photos with a film camera is a pain. You have to load and unload films every 36  photos (or even less!). You have to adjust all settings manually such as aperture, shutter speed and focus, so you might miss a moment. You never know how your photos turned out until you develop and print them. You can’t delete ugly ones, and every single shot costs. But that’s the beauty of it.



Discovering food

One of my favorite foods that I’ve discovered while traveling was Uzbeki/Russian food. Most of the dishes are based around spiced chicken, mutton, or beef. They are usually skewered, over rice, or in big stews. Even the bread has meat inside of it! Side dishes are often different pickled or baked vegetables, like carrots, tomato, or eggplant. If you like meat, you’ll love Uzbeki food!