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『留学しないで「英語の頭」をつくる方法』(齋藤 兼司)
『留学しないで「英語の頭」をつくる方法』(齋藤 兼司)  漱石の時代ならいざしらず、インターネットでリアルタイムに地球の裏側まで繋がれるこの21世紀にわざわざ高い旅費や学費払ってたかが英語を学びに行くメリットってどこにあるのかなというのがそもそも私のスタンスw。「英語の頭」なんて誰でもどこでもいつでも出来るってば。 ...続きを見る

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2016/12/26 21:53
The 3/11 Disaster In Miyagi, Japan
The 3/11 Disaster In Miyagi, Japan Full title: "The 3/11 Disaster In Miyagi, Japan: (Mihoko Terada and Keith Goldstein) True Stories of Japanese and Americans From the Earthquake and Tsunami" by Mihoko Terada and Keith Goldstein ...続きを見る

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2015/03/11 21:27
Reflect on TOEIC
Reflect on TOEIC I took TOEIC for the first time in about four years the other day. Just wanted to check my (TOEIC) English level and force me to re-motivate studying English much harder. As a result, it did boost me so well from both good and bad point of views. ...続きを見る

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2015/02/22 17:04
Be aware of your surroundings
Be aware of your surroundings Happy New Year! ...続きを見る

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2015/01/07 22:49
The Beach Boys Japan Tour at QVC Marine Field 2012
The Beach Boys Japan Tour at QVC Marine Field 2012 Of course, the Beach Boys is well known in Japan as a legendary band like Beatles or Rolling Stones, but compared to these two bands, they were thought as kind a frivolous ones. The image of their songs were "Let's go to the beach, and dance with... ...続きを見る

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2012/08/19 14:27
A painful case
A painful case News source says that a man of in his 70's hit by the train at Shinjuku station last night. He was accidentally pushed by a drunken man sitting on the ground next to the queue of passengers waiting for the train. This drunken man tried to stand up, ... ...続きを見る

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2010/08/24 22:33
Brain Fitness
Brain Fitness -Review of NHK Business communication in Action- ...続きを見る

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2010/07/20 22:53
Digital Addiction
Digital Addiction -Review of NHK Business communication in Action- ...続きを見る

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2010/07/05 21:44
The 4+ reasons why I will buy an iPhone 4
The 4+ reasons why I will buy an iPhone 4 Apple announced that they would release new iPhone this month at last. Although I have no interests in iPad, I made up my mind to buy this new iPhone. Today, I write the reasons below. ...続きを見る

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2010/06/12 22:40
Day one
Day one -Review of NHK radio English Business communication in Action- ...続きを見る

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2010/04/18 22:22
The 9 reasons why I won't buy an iPad
The 9 reasons why I won't buy an iPad Apple unveiled iPad at last. Maybe it's a dream machine that many people have been waiting since the era of Moses' tablet. However, I won't buy it. I never say Apple made rubbish. I'm afraid this is just not my cup of tea. I write 9 reasons below. ... ...続きを見る

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2010/02/02 21:24
Office perks
Office perks -Review of NHK Business communication in Action- ...続きを見る

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2009/10/03 20:45
Con Artist
Con Artist As you know, I'm always a lucky man. Right after I studied "Shady Investment Seminar" vignette, I happened to encounter a real con artist on the phone in my office by chance. ...続きを見る

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2009/08/22 10:45
"Anger Management"
"Anger Management" -Review of NHK Business communication in Action- ...続きを見る

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2009/08/22 10:36
"Shady Investment Seminar"
"Shady Investment Seminar" -Review of NHK Business communication in Action- ...続きを見る

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2009/08/22 10:26
Bicycling to Work
Bicycling to Work I totally agree with this philosophy, but I'm afraid, as for me, it's impossible to commute on a bike, because of its looong distance. Besides, although there're a lot of benefits of it: good for your health, earth friendliness and cost reducing, the... ...続きを見る

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2009/05/30 11:14
Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 strikes Japan
Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 strikes Japan I knew the possibility of missing the patients of incubation period from the air port check, compared to other countries situation, I really can't believe this rapid spread of new flu in Kansai, because Japanese are famous for their sanitary conditio... ...続きを見る

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2009/05/20 21:21
Daughters and Sons at Workplace
Daughters and Sons at Workplace This week's vignette made me reflect the differences of education style between Japan and USA. Yes, we have a "Mothers and fathers at education place" day at school, but I've never heard of the opposite. ...続きを見る

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2009/05/02 16:27
Recession Chic
Recession Chic I've scarcely finished my resolution assignment. (Precisely, I'm finishing it, though, of course.) The first topic of the "Business communication in Action" in this new term was "Recession Chic", i.e. people making effort to be fashionable eno... ...続きを見る

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2009/04/19 20:15
Resolution restarts
Spring has come. I believe it's good to have several restart periods a year. I mean January, beginning of the New Year, and April, starting school or fiscal year in Japan. You could restart some resolutions you made on the second start point of the y... ...続きを見る

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2009/04/01 21:24
Ichiro, become a legend at WBC
Ichiro, become a legend at WBC Despite I was not a big fan of Ichiro, I can't help but greatly admiring him yesterday. 3 years ago, he was a hero; however he almost was a war criminal this time just before the final game. How cruel the sports fans are! ...続きを見る

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2009/03/25 21:07
The time Japanese language to be extinct
The time Japanese language to be extinct I had a complex feeling when I heard "I'm soorry. I caan't speek Engrish." on the TV news program, which was the very first part of the speech by Dr. Masukawa, who won the Nobel prize this year. They say that he was the second person who gave a prese... ...続きを見る

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2009/01/01 23:19
Ichiro as an embodiment of globalization
Ichiro as an embodiment of globalization Major base ball player Ichiro says "NO" to the assumption of the head coach of the upcoming WBC (World Baseball Classic) by Mr. Hoshino, who led the Japan baseball Olympic game team to the humiliating failure; nevertheless was considered to be the pr... ...続きを見る

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2008/10/23 19:55
TGV vs. Shinkansen
TGV vs. Shinkansen Maybe you remember the article that I wrote two years ago about a wonderful "Ichigo-ichie" night in Kyoto. What a coincidence! I had another peculiar experience again at almost the same place this week. ...続きを見る

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2008/09/27 23:10
Hydrangeas at Takahata-fudo
Hydrangeas at Takahata-fudo As a matter of fact, it was an American who taught me the beauty of hydrangeas. "Among all flowers, I love hydrangea best." He told me so walking on a Kagura-zaka in Tokyo, watching the inflorescence on the fence along the street in the late even... ...続きを見る

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2008/06/20 22:13
Would you like some coffee?
According to the articles in some Newspapers, Blog or rumors, Starbucks coffee is struggling now in US. The revenue seems to plummet this fiscal year. Some of them analyze that the reason of its failure is caused by MacDonald hamburger. They say MacD... ...続きを見る

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2008/03/03 20:44
"Digital Age Casualties"
In this digital age, the first thing that makes me feel nostalgic is probably handwriting. As you can remember, we used to be definitely able to tell who wrote this memo in the office, but we can't now. It's becoming rare to see someone writing with ... ...続きを見る

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2008/02/13 21:38
They say Elephants can't dance
"ANY project", which was planned by Japanese 3 top newspapers - Asahi, Nihon-keizai and Yomiuri- appears to be failed. Actually, they have just started their original website (allatanys.jp) today, but I've never seen ANYone who positively support it ... ...続きを見る

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2008/01/31 21:14
Apple unveils "MacBook Air"
Some of you might remember that I wrote about iPhone last year in this Blog. Steve Jobs announced the thinnest laptop computer in the world this year. As I mentioned before, I'm not a big fan of Apple, but it's amazing to see them continuously offeri... ...続きを見る

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2008/01/19 17:58
'Business Casual' Standards
As always though, this week's topic was so timely for me, because coincidently our company decided to let women employee to quit wearing uniforms. Company press says that the purpose of this decision is to give women employee freedom so that they can... ...続きを見る

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2007/12/31 21:54
"Pitfalls of Multitasking"
This week's topic was so interesting for me, because the issue that was discussed in the program really plague me every day. ...続きを見る

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2007/11/23 21:49
"Managing Up"
This week's topic is the relationship between boss and subordinate. Fortunately, I've never worked for a boss who is too strict or incompetent so far. I never care whose gender, age or nationality. I mean boss is boss. What I want for my boss is only... ...続きを見る

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2007/10/29 23:36
"E-mail overloaded"
They say that the state of your room or desk is equal to your brain's. I totally agree with this theory. As for me, I know my desk is messy, but I have relatively no difficulties in searching anything what I need. ...続きを見る

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2007/10/19 23:22
"New Hotel Concepts"
Wow! How was I so lazy! I didn't write my English essay on NHK Radio Business English Course for a looooong time again. I have been worrying about this absence, but now I've made up my mind to give up and skip the vignettes that I couldn't mention ye... ...続きを見る

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2007/09/30 21:57
We love Wii
Today, I would like to write about Video game again, because I got Wii at last! I was seriously impressed with the virtual reality Wii gives us. It's so fun and so easy to handle that even my 5-year-old niece can play some Wii games together. For exa... ...続きを見る

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2007/09/05 21:51
"Quest for Rest"
The fourth episode of the "NHK Radio Business English Conversation Course" was about good sleeping. To keep good physical condition, you should take a peaceful sleep every night. However, sleeping time of modern people is getting shorter and shorter;... ...続きを見る

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2007/06/25 21:40
"Stress control"
The third topic of "NHK Radio Business English Course" is "Stress control". One of the employees of Brightwell firm, Rita Rice gets damaged by both her job and private life. This reflects several genuine problems of current US or maybe Japan in the v... ...続きを見る

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2007/05/23 21:45
"Quiet CEO"
It seems that the second topic of "NHK Radio Business English Conversation Course" has two main points. One is "extroverts vs. introverts" the other is "delegation". ...続きを見る

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2007/05/05 20:12
NOVA's Blue Ocean
If you want to go to an English school, I never recommend NOVA personally. But it is true that they have No1 market share in Japanese English education industry. Actually, the number is around 50%! Considering this, I can't help but admitting that we... ...続きを見る

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2007/05/04 16:29
"New Office Ambiance"
As you know, I'm a big fan of "NHK Radio Business English Conversation Course". They kindly started to distribute their radio program on the Internet site. Thanks to it, I got to re-listen to the vignettes as many as I'd like to, not caring the time ... ...続きを見る

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2007/04/30 16:28
Thoughts on Nintendo DS
Nintendo raised its sales and profit forecasts of this fiscal year again. It was caused by the favorable results of not only new power item "Wii" but also, of course, "Nintendo DS". How many people do I look in the commute train playing Nintendo DS e... ...続きを見る

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2007/04/10 22:52
LAWSON starts to sell Sashimi
One of the strong convenient stores in Japan, LAWSON which has some branches that deal in perishable foods announced that they would newly handle raw fish, apparently aiming for a pioneer in the fierce competition. It is considered that the target is... ...続きを見る

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2007/01/12 22:42
Dismembered body
Today, I got so shocked to know that the criminal was a Japanese house wife who killed and chopped her husband and throw away it on the Sinjuku and Shibuya street. (Actually, I was in Shibuya when police found another part of his body! I didn't know ... ...続きを見る

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2007/01/11 21:27
Apple unveils iPhone
According to Reuters, Apple Computer announced that they would start to sell high performance mobile phone, "iPhone". Frankly speaking, I'm not an iPod, McIntosh nor (even) cell phone user. But what I'm interested in is "Where does Apple want to go?"... ...続きを見る

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2007/01/10 21:29
New Year's resolution
Happy New Year, everyone. Now it's time to make your own New Year's resolution, isn't it? I wonder what your target is this year. BTW, I heard that the most popular resolution among the people in US is to spend more time with your family and friends.... ...続きを見る

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2007/01/02 23:12
At Kiyomizu-temple (2006 autumn)
It's late autumn in the late afternoon. I was in a cafe at Shinagawa, one of the state-of-the-art cities in Tokyo. As my job finished earlier than I had expected, I had been searching a place to kill time before moving to the next place. Its sign say... ...続きを見る

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2006/12/02 14:49
A phising call
Do you know phising email? It's fake announce email pretending it was from a certain authority, but actually sent by a fraud. Maybe you can't find this word in your dictionaries, for it's a neologism. They say it's one of the serious peril in IT soci... ...続きを見る

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2006/11/15 22:22
MEXT rejects English education in grade schools
I read the news that the new minister of MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) said "we don't need English education in the elementary schools now" the other day. In short, he says it never makes sense to teach a forei... ...続きを見る

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2006/10/08 21:24
Go for a Gyu-don!
After removing the ban on imports of American beef, Yoshino-ya sold Gyu-don again one day in September. What is more, 5days Yoshino-ya Gyu-don festival has started from today. As a gourmet, as you know, I've been so curious about the American beef pr... ...続きを見る

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2006/10/01 20:47
Tonkotsu-ramen guide in Tokyo
Today, I will try another challenge, which is to write gourmet Ramen shop guide in English! If a number of foreigners suddenly rush into the Ramen shops as follows from tomorrow, then that's the proof that I wrote this article so well :-) ...続きを見る

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2006/09/23 20:17
Tonight, at all the bars in town
I was in the Shinkansen on my way back home from Kyoto. As you know, Shinkansen has an electronic bulletin board which shows you short news comments for the passengers. I recollect that was this board which told me that Ms. Arakawa got the gold medal... ...続きを見る

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2006/09/20 22:35
A man with a cane
I sometimes purchase groceries at the supermarket by the station on my way home from the office. One day, I believe it was in winter, looking for some foods to cook for my dinner as usual, I found a bit strange sight at the cold shelf in the store. S... ...続きを見る

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2006/09/07 22:14
Review my English diary
Over a half year has passed since I made a New Year resolution to keep an English diary in my blog. I reckon it's a good time to review its effects or results now. Let me examine three points of view below first: ...続きを見る

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2006/08/15 20:19
The emperor's new cloth
Koki Kameda became a world champion of the WBA light flyweight title. He definitely is the most popular boxer in Japan today, I guess, but his approval should be considered to be unnatural compared to the other great boxers in the past. People admire... ...続きを見る

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2006/08/12 22:25
Nakata retires
Eventually, World Cup remains only one game tomorrow morning. However, it is inevitable that I write something about Nakata. I was eating dinner and glancing at television at that moment before spot news announced that Nakata would retire not only fr... ...続きを見る

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2006/07/09 22:35
Quarter Final 2
It seems that God of football preferred to see FIGO and Zidane longer than Beckham and Ronaldo. Probably, this would be the last World Cup in their lives. Memento mori: sad to say, but you have to say good-by to great players sooner or later. ...続きを見る

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2006/07/02 22:15
Quarter Final 1
When I saw Michael Ballack walking slowly left side of the Argentina field dragging his feet, I envisioned he would make something. That was true. He got the ball and played a great cross-field pass into the centre field. As you know, Germany scored ... ...続きを見る

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2006/07/01 20:15
Vs. Croatia
I got so bored with the game last night. I'll write a short comment, as I have little thing to say. That was one of the most boring games in this World Cup. Both teams are really dub, even considering the high temperature. What exited me was only the... ...続きを見る

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2006/06/19 20:47
Some is some
Phew, let's take a break before the match. I'll write a light topic today. ...続きを見る

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2006/06/18 14:23
Vs. Australia
I'm depressed. So sad to say, but it's the end; World Cup for Japan's team is over. The first match was extremely important. Everybody knows. As I predicted before, Japan was inferior to the opponent in all aspects, especially, the ability of shootin... ...続きを見る

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2006/06/15 23:09
「World cup begins」について
「World cup begins」について ...続きを見る

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2006/06/10 12:09
World cup begins
I'm a football fan, of course, also a supporter of Japanese national team. As you know, the world biggest sport event begins on June 9th in Germany. Today, I'll try to write several things on football. ...続きを見る

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2006/06/03 22:50
Rose in Hakone
Maybe you felt slightly disappointed with the last article I wrote. Did you feel cheated? Come on, you never blame on me. I was so scared at that time, indeed. However, this time I will write authentic chilly story. I have no responsibility of givin... ...続きを見る

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2006/05/21 22:21
A haunted capsule hotel
To be honest, you know, I'm chicken. I hate any kinds of scary stories or horror films. You should never tell me such things, or I never can go to the bathroom alone at night. I mean it. However, I will write this chilly memory with my grate courage ... ...続きを見る

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2006/05/02 22:43
A kid in the bus
"Excuse me, sir. Could you please push it for me?" "...push what?" I got puzzled with the steady voice and looked aside to see who it was. I was in the bus instead of riding the bicycle because of rain on my way home in the early evening, listening ... ...続きを見る

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2006/04/13 20:36
Ichigo-ichie in Kyoto
It was in Kyoto on my business trip in autumn. I held there a certain seminar about "How to improve your English business skill" something like that with the foreign instructors for my company. After the seminar, we went to downtown Kyoto for dinner.... ...続きを見る

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2006/04/04 21:55
Around the world in a day at Japanese restaurants
I believe it was at noon in midsummer. I was in Kyoto on my business trip. Summer in Kyoto, it's literally an inferno. I don't know why, but Japanese (Asian?) want to eat hot curry when it's extremely hot. At that time, I came across "CoCo ichiban c... ...続きを見る

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2006/03/26 18:32
Be quiet while English listening exams are...
"Be quiet while English listening exams are being held" ↑It seems too long for the title of this Blog system. ...続きを見る

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2006/03/21 20:41
Harry Potter and the Mystery of Satsuma
If you were Japanese and heard the pronunciation of "satsuma", you certainly have the image of sweet potato. However, satsuma has a different meaning in England. ...続きを見る

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2006/03/05 20:11
Foreigners in the Tokyo subway
It was a year ago or so. I was in the subway on my way home in the early evening. When I rode into the car, there were some young foreigners standing near the door with their big baggage on the floor. Apparently, it seemed to be their first visit to... ...続きを見る

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2006/01/21 21:37
King Kong the movie
This is my second English diary, and I think it'll be a little bit challenging for me. I went to see the movie "King Kong" last night. Let me summarize and describe how it was. So if you didn't see the movie yet and don't want to know about the cont... ...続きを見る

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2006/01/08 21:39
At a Russian restaurant
I have a habit to determine something new individual activity on the every first day of the new years. This year 2006, I've made up my mind to keep a diary in English. Since so many people insist that one of the best way to improve your English skill... ...続きを見る

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2006/01/01 21:23

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