I have been learning about nutrients of fruit and vegetables. And I became feeling an attachment to them lately. I think they are really great. Because they cannot move from the place, so they are exposed to ultraviolet rays and wind and rain every day. Therefore, they have “Anti-oxidation” to defend their body by their-selves. It is called “Phytochemical”. Many of them are ingredients related to the color, smells, bitter and painful of fruit and vegetables. For example, Lycopene of tomato, Carotene of carrot, Jingeroru of ginger and Capsaicin of red pepper...etc. It is expected that they have the anti-cancer action and the anti-oxidative effect. I'd like to know more them from now on. Anyway, fruit and vegetables are great that work hard for alive without moving from the same place!
I have taken a nap in the train because I was very tired today. When I woke up, I felt other passenger's eyes. What happened to me? Why do you look at me? I was thinking. And a young and beautiful lady has approached me. She said, "A spider is attached to you" in a small voice. Spider???!!! How come?! I was disturbed. I stood up quickly, and asked her "Where is it?" And, the spider was taken from the scarf on my neck by her. It was a black spider of about 4 centimeters!((+_+)) Actually I hate spiders, and I feel they are very scary. So, I appreciated her very much, and I respected her who can catching by hand. After that, the spider was moving around on the floor of the train. Where did he want to get off? Good luck the spider !!
The children are treasure. The children are crystals of love. I want to believe so .
Though it was two years ago already, I had gone to Cebu island for a super-short time studying abroad. To tell the truth, I was disappointed about the English lesson at there, but I did some valuable experiences at that time, so please let me tell here one of them.
The Cebu island is a wonderful resort, but I felt there were another extreme worlds at the inside and outside of the hotel. One day, I visited a orphanage that was on the back side of our hotel with my classmates. About 50 children lived in the orphanage. They seemed boring when we arrived, and I taught cat's cradle(AYATORI) to a girl. She remembered at once cat's cradle I taught, then she taught it to her friends. Their eyes seemed shining.
I heard the girl was a child between a Filipino woman and Japanese man from a staff of the orphanage. And I knew there are many children of such circumstances in Philippine.
It was a very small thing that I can do. However, I was so glad to see their smile. And I can’t forget the scene we saw from the orphanage, and I am praying that they will be able to live with love and pride in their future.
I read an interesting article in the newspaper that there is a map that was measured by the color about whether the people feel happy in Bhutan. I think it must be a very colorful map! And, I recalled that discussed about person’s character that see from a favorite color in an English lesson before.
If you like black, you are intelligent and love to discuss serious things. If you like blue, you like fresh air, being outdoors and cold weather. If you like brown, you like to be in charge and tell others what to do. If you like green, you care about the environment and love animals. If you like pink, you love to laugh and don't take things too seriously. If you like purple, you like to be alone and "do your own think." If you like red, you have strong feelings and a quick temper. If you like white, you love things to be neat and clean, and plan ahead. If you like yellow, you are a happy, friendly person, and love being in the sun.
How about you, though I don’t think that these are so correct? But ,I think the color can do express my feelings in that time. I wish we are with a happiness color always )^o^(
I feel that autumn came these days at last, and I have received persimmons from my parents' home. When I went home in summer, the persimmon tree had made the shade with green leaves on their garden.
By the way, the country of origin of persimmon is Japan and China. And only about 20 kinds of fruit and vegetables are native to Japan in all over the world, and persimmon is one of them, so it might be called " kaki " in English and French too. And a lot of vitaminsC and carotenes are contained in persimmons, therefore, they have effect on prevention of the cold and the rough dry skin !! I want to enjoy the taste of the season with appreciation of the harvest in autumn!(^^)!
What do you think about confidence in communication? Actually I learned that it is very important to have confidence for good communication in the first lesson of an English conversation class and vegetable sommelier class. But I can't understand the meaning very well, and I'm troubled about it. Confidence…I don't have confidence in myself yet, and I want to get it, so I usually start learning something. But ,first of all, it seems that we should have confidence when we interchange between people and people. I feel difficult (ToT)/~~~ I wonder if everyone has such confidence.
By the way confidence has two meaning, right? One, it is to believe the ability and value in oneself. Another one, it is mind that one believe oneself. That is to say, I think the second meaning is to evaluate and accept myself. And I think we might should have the second feeling in communication. I'd like to try to be confident in myself !!
This summer I got a junior vegetable sommelier qualification． Ｂecause I wanted to learn about fruit and vegetables for health of my family. Actually my husband had a serious illness last year and had a few operations. And I knew that vegetable meal is necessary for a good health by reading some books at that time, and I wanted to do anything I can do, so I changed my home cooking to mostly vegetable meal.
Fortunately he recovered in about a half year. I was sure of the effect on fruit and vegetables !!
By the way Vegetable sommelier is the unique qualification in Japan. And the goal of junior vegetable sommelier is to become a person who enjoys learning about, and sharing information about fruit and vegetables. I knew fruit and vegetables have an identity, or character, just like humans. It’s so interesting ,isn’t it? I‘d like to learn about the true value and the fascination of many fruit and vegetables ! And I hope the unique qualification spread to other countries from Japan.
I went for a drive in my best friend’s car today. She took me to a restaurant in Chigasaki for lunch. And we enjoyed eating and talking together as usual. I think talking with someone is good for health, especially with favorite person. Yes, I wonder how many subjects I have talked with her until now, and how many times I was cheered up by talking with her. And I think we can't separate eating and talking happily at table. We were satisfied with a delicious food at the restaurant, and we had a wonderful time today too.
One of my husband’s hobby is bird watching. He started the hobby about five years ago. Actually I was definitely not interested in bird watching before. If anything, I couldn’t understand his feeling for the hobby. But I sometimes go to trip for bird watching with him, and I have known the enjoyment a little lately.
We usually enjoy the natural world with hiking. We can feel the air and quietness of forest by our all sense and sometimes see wild animals and rare wildflowers. And I feel happy when I got the twitter of birds and found the cute birds. So I think bird watching is a healing hobby.
Today I discussed about how to express flavor with my English teacher. It was interesting and difficult very much. We have a lot of sense of deliciousness. And We can express flavor using our five senses, psychology and environment, such as Sight, Hearing, Smell, Taste, Touch, Memory, Innate sense, Information, Location, Situation, Custom, and Culture. And we discussed about an expression of deliciousness using memory. In Japan, we sometimes express “Ofukuro no Aji” about nostalgic taste. It means the taste like what my mother used to make. And In English, they don’t have one word to express about nostalgic taste like “Ofukuro no Aji” ,but they express that it reminds them of their mother’s home cooking. And In Japan, we sometimes express about deliciousness by the sound, such as Kori-Kori, Shaki-Shaki, Pori-Pori…etc, but they don’t use sounds for expressing about deliciousness of food in English. I knew that there are difference between how to express flavor in English and Japanese. And I thought I want to be able to speak English again!!
My son’s hobby is paraglidering. I have never seen his flying scene yet, no, I might not want to see that. Because I ‘m scared of flying in the sky. He usually seems to fly at a height of about 700 meters, and the highest record he has flown until now is a height of 1,500 meters. Unbelievable! And he had failed at the touchdown and injured before. I can’t understand! But he showed some photos and video to us recently. And he told us about the attraction of paraglider. I recognized that his hobby is nice and exciting. Anyway I want he to be careful always and to have fun!!
After shortly I returned home from the trip to San Francisco, I tried a lesson of an English Conversation School. It was a quite first experience for me, so I was very nervous at that time. And I had answered quickly that I ‘d like to go to study abroad when the school counselor asked me about my goal. I think nobody thought it was a possible dream at that point in time, but I went on a homestay visit to Sydney after about one year had passed. That was unbelievable thing for me because it was necessary to have a great courage, after all, I was an elementary class; besides, a housewife. And after another one year had passed, I went to study abroad to Cebu. I had many wonderful experience through learning English. So, I hope to do record of my experience on this blog by little and little. Anyway I think it is important to meet a good school for student.
On Saturday and Sunday, I took a short-term class in Ginza, and learned about the food style to improve inner beauty at the class. The class was so interesting and I will take the test to get the license on the end of this month, so I have to study for the test from today.
But today was the ideal weather for hiking. So I went to Shonan area with my husband, besides early morning at 6 am! First, we enjoyed seeing beautiful scene and walking on a hill. We could see Mt.Fuji from the top of the hill and watching birds, squirrel and some flowers. Next, we went to a fishing port for lunch, and ate the local fish dishes at a restaurant. It was so delicious!
My family and I had a good time each other and together in this three holidays.
I have been studying English about four years. I could hardly understand English before. But I decided to learn English after a foreign travel. The travel was a big challenge for me because I had to get on the plane alone,so I hesitated about the travel plan first. But a word made me decided to go traveling. The word, that was "Calm down" in the e-mail from my son.
One day, I sent e-mail to my son many times because I wanted to know if he was safe.At that time,he had gone to somewhere to his first paraglidering camp,and I didn’t have any information about the camp and no contact from him made me worry. When my feeling changed to anger from worry,he returned e-mail to me at last,but it was one word, besides only "Calm down" in English. Why English??!! Then I didn’t know the mean "Calm down". I looked up the word in a dictionary quickly. And I realized he grew up and became independent from parents and I also had to become independent from child. After that I decided to go to San Francisco where my friend lived in.
The travel was so wonderful and greatly excited me. But I thought I could have had more enjoyable time if I could speak English. So I started learning English.
Learning English is pleasure for me now. Yes, I think the beginning was the word " Calm down" from my son.
Nobel prize for chemistry was awarded to two Japanese scientists yesterday! It was a big and so wonderful news for Japanese people. And I was impressed with a comment of the scientist in TV news. He said he came true his dream pursued over fifty years at last! Wow!! Fifty years! It’s a half century! I wonder how many difficulties he has gotten over for his dream. And the scientists also spoke gratitude to their family and friends. I think we can come true dreams on good relation between people and people. Yes, I can’t achieve my goal just alone. I’d like to appreciate what my family ,friends and teachers help and support for me.
Hello, This is the first step to improve my English. And I'm a super-beginner of blog. So, It is difficult to make my page for me. But I'd like to enjoy learning English and writing blog. I believe I can achieve my goal if I have work hard.