September 22, 2007

quite in a polite way to get acqueinted

Seems that I passed the job interview I did yesterday morning. I'm relieved to hear that..
It was the briefest interview I've ever had that concluded only in 10 minutes. The interview was holded at entry hall, there was only one interviewer. I even hadn't been asked about my previous career. I was so embarrassed that I mentioned about it myself. At the end of the interview, the interviewer said "maybe we will hire you, but I cannot guarantee that right now because we must go though thえ formal process. Although I'm in charge of this matter, I have to consult the general affairs division." The interview was finished. Three hours later, I got a phoncall telling I passed the interview.

The problem is what I should do with my country house. The new office is in the city. It will talke about 3 hours to get to my house in Nagano. Of course the comuting from that house is impossible.

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September 17, 2007

job hunting


It's been one month since I quit the previous job and started looking for another one. I still haven't found one. I had four job interviews during this period and faild all of them. I wonder if there was someting wrong with me. I spent all the day today for nothing since today was a national holiday in Japan. Anyway, I'll stay in.

Considering the situation, I tought it might be difficult to get some job around here because this place is in the montains. There were very few jobs, using English. Maybe I should venture up to the cities, distant from here. That means I must abondon this old house even though I like it very much.

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September 07, 2007

How can we use "wo" in Japanese

Even though I determined to resume my English lerning, a great amount of comment SPAM makes me feel unmotivated. Do you know how to get rid of this kind of spam?

Recently, I'm using a website for my English learning. This is a chatroom where you can meet anybody in the world who are learning forign languges. If you would like to talk with native speakers of English you can find them. You have to teach Japanese in exchange, though.
This morning I talked with a 16 year old boy from US and was asked how we use the word "wo" in Japanese in the sentenses. I answered "It's similar to preposition in English. It connects objects and verbs, like "of" or "to"."

Of couse I was not sure if my answer was correct. Maybe I tought it in a wrong way^^

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January 28, 2007

cookie of terror


I found a box of cookies in the inermost of bottom drawer. There was no sign of being opened. Having felt hungry, I broke the sealing, opened it up and ate one of them.

It tasted terrible The moment I swallowed it down I thought it might be very old. I checked the box and found an indication on the bottom of it that its eat-by date is April'97. It expired 10 years ago.

I have been worried about what will happen to me right after this.

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December 17, 2006


Wolves_1I've got a new calendar for next year.
It was a suppliment to the dog food I ordered from an online shop. You can see a lot of beautiful photos of wild wolves on it. Especially,I liked its cool design.
The problem is it was published in the US and you cannot find Japanese national holidays in it.

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November 26, 2006


I put up another weblog in here. It is also my diary. The only difference is it is written in Japanese. Whenever I wrote this diary I thought there'd have been a lot of things to bring up if I had kept it inJapanese. This is why I started keeping a diary in Japanese. As I wrote, I got tired of learning English recently and have been living in laziness for nothing. I felt like putting distance between myself and English.

However, nothing good came out of it. I had nothing to bring up either. The problem was not English but my poor expression.

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September 09, 2006


Since the 911 attack, I've been having one question.
Is it really true that the Twin towers collapsed by the attack of two jetliners ? As you know, fuel for jetliners is highly combustive. It shoud have burned out in a short term. To the contrary,, it had kept on burning for more than a hour, resulting the collapse of two buildings. In fact, the fire kept spreading though it was very small at first. They say the highest temperature, created by jet fuel is maximum 1,800 degree Celsius. Meantime, the melting point of steel is 2,700 degree Celsius. To melt down the robust, iron frame stracture of the two buildings is almost impossible only by the jet fuel. What do you think of this?

Here I got an answer.

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August 27, 2006

virtual marrige

Today, I met a Mexican guy at a virtual chat room for English learners and talked with him for a while. I was so suprised to hear his story. He said his wife was Brazilian, but I wondered how they got to know each other because the languages they speak are different. As you know the language spoken in Mexico is Spanish and the one in Brazil is Portugish. I guessed there were very few chance for them to meet each other and asked him how he met her. His answer was incredible. He got to know his wife at the virtual chat room where he and I was talking at that moment. He said it was 2 years ago and his wife came to Mexico to meet him. Now they are living in Mexico together. I want to know how he attracted his wife so much.

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August 05, 2006

early morning


This morning, I was woken up at 5 due to the high temerature, even though I stayed up late last night. It was so muggy. I couldn't sleep after that. I went out of bed and entered a online chat room where I can talk with the people who come from the world in English. There were a lot of asian people such as Chinese or Koreans. I had no idea that I could meet them because it was really early, 4 am in China. A Chinese girl said that she also couldn't sleep because of high temperature. I enjoyed talking with them for a while and I'm now writing this.

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August 03, 2006


Today, I got a pair of porcelain cups. This kind of cup is designed specifically for eating SOBA, Japanese traditional, buckwheat noodle. You can use it by pouring soy source with fish flavor, dip noodlles in it and then slurp them with big noise. This is the traditional way of eating SOBA. In Japan to make sound when you eat something, especially noodles is not regarded as a bad behavier. It's rather a tribute to the cooker.

The porcelain cups. I got today are called SOBACHOCCO. CHOCCO means small cup in Japanese. You can find the drawings of tiny fishes on both of outside and bottom of the cup. I think it serves as a prime example of Japanese humor.

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