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Nobody knows what happen tomorrow, but everything is necessary for myself on my life. This is my road I have been walking to be HAPPY-aging not anti-aging. And, where there's a will, there's a way!

今までの道 これからの道 私のHAPPYエイジングロード♪

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Leap Day ~うるう日に~

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今年は閏年。そして今日はうるう日。
4年後の私はどうしてるんだろう。。。

Hi, welcome to my blog.
Today is leap day, isn't it?
How was your day?
I wonder how I live four years later.
It's not easy to imagine about that.
Don't you think so?
Um...probably,I'll keep try to achieve my goal.
But, I'm sure four years is short although it seems long time.
And, I wish we don't have earthquake in Japan any more and
the whole world will be peace.


Dear myself four years later
Are you happy?
Please be thankful to your family and friends always.
And enjoy your life!

February 29, 2012


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Cooking Lunch for Doll's Festival ~英語でクッキングランチ Vol.3 ~

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昨日は、英会話の先生、友達、私の三人で楽しんでいるEnglish Cooking Lunchの
三回目でした!今回のテーマは、大人のためのひな祭りランチって感じかな  
ひなまつりカラーのお料理の写真をご覧くださいませ~

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog.
Now,I'm writing English cooking lunch I had yesterday.
My English teacher, my friend and I have a wonderful lunch by cooking
in English about once a month.
Yesterday, we made the food for Doll's Festival we planned together.
These food were beautiful and delicious!
We had a really wonderful time!!
I'm happy if you enjoy seeing these pictures.
Thank you.

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友達が用意してくれた”福光屋の酒炭酸” シャンパンのような日本酒でとても美味!
手前に並んでいる果物は、先生がお気に入りの”はるか”酸味が少なくてとても甘い柑橘。

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ふくさ寿司と茶巾寿司も上手にできて感動~♪折り紙の橋置きもカワイイ(^^)

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サーモン、大根、アボカドのタワーオードブル。
菱餅を意識したひなまつりカラーでとても華やか~

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今が旬。春の訪れを感じる独活(うど)を使ったサラダ風の酢のもの。

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独活の先の方の芽と皮は天ぷらに。大根おろしの揚物と豆腐と山芋の揚物も。

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蛤入りの柚子釜碗蒸し。柚子の香りと酸味が爽やかで贅沢な一品。

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はんぺんと蛤のしんじょのお吸い物。お出しが濃厚~!

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酒粕入りのミルクプリン。酒粕を使った料理は私達の間でブレイクしそうです♪

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パティシエ辻口氏の豆スイーツ専門店feveのスナック。


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A Graduation Performance ~文学座 卒業公演~

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今日は、友人のお嬢さんが通っている文学座の卒業公演を観に行きました。
文学座といえば、歴史もあり数々の名優を世に出してきた日本を代表する劇団。
演出も演技も流石でした

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog.

I went to see a performance by the students of Bungakuza today.
Bungakuza is a famous theatrical company in Japan.
My friend's daughter graduates from the school of Bungakuza this spring.
I was looking forward to seeing the performance because I have known her
since her early childhood.
The performance and the stage direction were very wonderful!
And I was impressed with the growth of her.
I hope she will be a great actress.



文学座アトリエ入り口
建物は昔からのものだそうで、靴箱にも歴史を感じます。

友人のお嬢さんと私の息子は幼馴染。
私も小さい時からの彼女を知っているだけに感激でした。

ささやかなお祝いの小さなブーケ

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Happy Correction ~ボキャブラリーのアドバイス~

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昨日、英会話スクールの先生から添削メールを受け取りました
とても丁寧なアドバイスに感激でした!

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog.

I received e-mail for some suggestions about my vocabulary from my English teacher yesterday.
I felt very very happy! And it was really useful for me!!
So, I'd like to show it on my blog today.

以下は、先生から頂いたメールから、そのまま転記したものです。
添削してくださったのは、Unknown Cause ~原因不明~の文中からです。

Regarding the story you told about your son having a backache...

1. Your writing:
he had been carried to an emergency hospital
My suggestion:
He had been taken to emergency (no need to say "hospital")
This is the natural collocation.

2. Your writing:
And he couldn't know the cause for backache today too.
My suggestion:
And he couldn't know the cause for the backache today either.
If the sentence is 'negative'.. ."I couldn't find out either" then, we should use "either". If the sentence is positive.. ."I could find out too" then, we should use "too".

3. Your writing:
he slept hard in my car
My suggestion:
he slept soundly in my car
This is the natural way to describe very deep sleep.

ボキャブラリーは乏しいし、会話も全然ダメだし・・・と、落ち込む私をいつも励ましてくれる先生に心から感謝です。間違いをあまり気にしないところが良いところだって褒められた?し(笑)、モチベーションUP! がんばる~

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Old Memories ~高校生のころ~

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今日の英会話レッスンは、高校生活のことをテーマにスピーキングの練習!
懐かしい記憶が甦りました~

Hi, welcome to my blog!
And, thank you very much for visiting here again.

Today, I took an English conversation lesson,
and we talked about the days of high school.
And we asked some questions each other.

For example,
"How did you feel?"
"What were your first impressions?
"What was your first teacher like?"
"How many students were in your classes?"
"What surprised you?"

Well, my high school days had finished a long time ago,
so today's lesson brought me back old memories.

And I wanted to join a prom.
It’s not general in Japan, besides, my high school was girls only.
Ah...

日本では一般的ではないけれど、海外の映画でよくある、
高校の卒業記念のダンスパーティーって憧れだったなぁ。。。

prom=promenadeの短縮語。卒業記念大ダンスパーティーのこと。
 散歩道などの意味もあり。


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Relaxed Bath ~リラックスバスタイム~

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寒い日には、ゆっくりお風呂で温まって、おやすみなさ~い

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog.

It was cold today too.

By the way, do you like taking a bath?
I'd like to warm in bathtub when it's a cold day.
And I sometimes enjoy bath time with dried citrus peels.
It's good smell and I feel relaxed.

Have a nice bath time~♪


実家から届いた八朔の皮を干したものを、お風呂に入れて、
爽やかな香りと、ほっこりバスタイム楽しんでます

Good night. Sweet dreams!

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Unknown Cause ~原因不明~

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今日の午後は、背中の激痛で会社を早退した息子のアッシーでした。。。

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog.
How are you today?
I'm fine, but my son came home this afternoon because he had backache.
He has been working for IT company as a systems engineer.
Actually, at the end of last year, he had been carried to an emergency hospital from his work place by an ambulance for the severe backache. And he took a few medical examinations , but we couldn't know the reason of backache. However, fortunately, he got well soon.
And this afternoon, I picked him up at the neighboring station and took him to a hospital. And he couldn't know the cause for backache today too.
Um..., I wondered if the cause was lack of sleep because he slept hard in my car.
Anyway, he seems to be getting better now.

幸い、痛みは回復しているようですが、今回も原因は分からず。
子供の頃から、ケガも病気も多い息子・・・
う~ん、車の中で爆睡している顔を見る限り、睡眠不足が原因じゃないかと母は思う。
と、呑気に構えていたいのだけれど。。。


Night Snowboarding in Sugadaira / photo by my son

週末、菅平にスノーボードに行っていた息子からの写メ。
そう言えば、ココに行く直前にも熱出して会社早退させられてたね~
インフルじゃなかったから良かったけど。



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At Dental Clinic ~慣れない音~

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今日は、歯の定期検診に行きました。
もう何年も虫歯はないので、いつも歯のお掃除をするだけなのですが。。。

Hello, welcome to my blog.
As always, I do appreciate your visiting here today.

By the way, do you have bad teeth?
I don't have any bad teeth now.
But, I went to my favorite dental clinic today because I have dental checkups
regularly. And I got my teeth cleaned up.
Yeah, I was refreshed.
However I usually feel a little nervous while I'm opening my mouth.
Because I can’t get used to the noise of the polish machine for teeth yet.
Moreover my face must be so funny!


These are Macarons of DALLOYAU I like.

ダロワイヨのマカロン。マカロンにしては控えめな甘さと自然な風味が私好み♪
美味しいものを美味しくいただく為にも、歯のお手入れは大切ですね~。
だから、あの苦手な音も、口を開けた時の変な顔もガマンガマン(笑)


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Comic Storytelling ~落語会~

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初の東大卒新弟子と呼ばれ、テレビ等でもご活躍の春風亭昇吉さんを
お招きして落語会を開催しました

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog!

How was your day?

Today, we held comic story event by residents' association.
We asked a comic storyteller Shokichi Shunputei to perform.
He is popular and appear on some TV programs now.
And he is the first pupil that graduated Tokyo university.
His comic stories were exciting and very fun!
I was happy many audiences enjoyed this event because we
had arranged the hall for the comic storytelling from yesterday.
We laughed aloud a lot today!


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私は昨日から会場(寄席)の準備などのお手伝いをしました。
エネルギッシュで面白い落語を生で拝見して、お食事なども同席させて頂き、
とても楽しい経験でした!大笑いした一日でした~~

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Lovely Lunch ~ステキ☆ランチ~

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今日は、お友達のお家で、とーっても素敵な手作りの和食ランチを頂きました

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog!
I went to my friend's house today.
She invited me to handmade lunch.
She has a cozy dining room, and the table setting was lovely
and all food were so delicious!
She is very good at cooking, and I really like her taste.
If she opens her cooking class I'd like to go there!!

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テーブルセッティングもとても素敵~

           
          キラキラ華やかなお野菜のゼリー寄せや、ふわふわのがんも、
     青菜のからし和え 等々、ぜーんぶ愛情いっぱいで美味しいお料理ばかり!             


デザートに出してくれた さつまいものムース。
これも手作り?!と驚くほど絶品でした~

We enjoyed eating and talking, and I was glad to see the dog in her house.
He is very very cute dog! Yeah, he, she and I had a wonderful time!!


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How do I say? ~気になった一日~

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今日は「足がつる」を英語では何ていうの?と気になった一日でした。。。
調べました!

I get a cramp in my leg.
または
I'm cramped in my leg.

Uh-huh…
Yeah, I got suddenly a cramp in my leg while I was driving today.
Actually, I have gotten same situation occasionally.
Today, I had a scary moment though it went away quickly.

運転中に足がつるのは怖いですよぉ

Drive carefully always. Yes!


~おまけの思い出フォト~
A flower shop beside La Madeleine in Paris
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パリ・マドレーヌ寺院側のお花屋さん

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Happy Saint Valentine's Day!

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Hope you all have a wonderful time
with your family or friend in love.





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Spicy Rice Crackers ~スパイシーお煎餅~

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Hi! Thank you for visiting my blog.

How was your day?

I feel it's terribly cold today.
I've got chills a little.

By the way, do you know this rice crackers?
I got it from my friend.
She sent up for it.
It was very spicy and delicious!


先日、友達から貰った お煎餅。お取り寄せで人気だそうです。
黒胡椒の辛さが後引く美味しさで、やめられなくなります…

It's time for bed.
Good night, sweet dreams!


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Kaiseki Lunch ~ 懐石ランチ ~

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仕事をしていてなかなか会えない友達と、やっと新年会!
九つ井 横浜店の離れで、ちょっぴり贅沢なランチを頂きながらオシャベリ4時間~!!

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog.
I went to a nice Japanese restaurant with my two friends today.
And we ate Kaiseki lunch at a cozy room.
All dishes were really fine and delicious!
This lunch was new year’s party for us.
So, we enjoyed eating, drinking and talking a long time.
I was very very glad to hear their good stories.
Thank you, K chan and R chan!
We had a wonderful time!!


お料理の一部です。季節感のあるお料理は一つ一つどれも手が込んでいて、とーっても美味しかったです。お部屋もとても居心地が良く、ゆっくり味わいながらお食事できて、大満足でした


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Package ~小包のワザ~

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今日は両親へ、バレンタイン用のギフトを詰めた宅配便を送りました

Hello, thanks for coming to my blog!
Today, I sent a package to my parents.
I packed chocolate, a bottle of juice, some food and photos into the package.
It's the gift for St.Valentine's Day to my father and mother.
I feel very happy I can present for my parents this year again.

But, I always feel it’s difficult to pack well in the box.

How about you?

By the way, I got a package from my mother a few days ago.
And the package contained some beautiful chinas with a lot of rice,
fruits, a bottle of sake(shouchu) and cakes!
Yeah, I was surprised when I found the chinas in these stuffs!
Besides, they are not broken! Yes! They are very lucky!!
Or, I guess my mother’s skill of packing is high.....

These are lucky chinas.

これは、数日前に母から届いた宅配便に入っていた有田焼の食器。
母は使わなくなった食器をよく送ってくれるのですが。。。お米と焼酎とゴロゴロ沢山の柑橘類の間から紙に包まれた食器が出てきた時はビックリでした~一応フワフワのものが掛けてありましたが・・・割れてなかったから良かった~。この食器が強運なのか、母のパッキングスキルが高いのか。。。どちらにしても大切に使います


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The Sandman ~睡魔に負けたぁ~

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英会話レッスン、ヘアーサロン、ショッピング、そして。。。

Hello, I'm welcoming you back to my blog.

Today, I went to English conversation school, and practiced listening and speaking.
My brain didn't work well, but I enjoyed learning some phrases.

After that I went to my favorite hair salon, and got my hair cut.
I always enjoy talking with the hairstylist. And I heard a good news from him today.
His third baby will be born this summer! Wow, Congratulations!!
I wish him great happiness.

And I did shopping, and then took train, sit on the seat, closed my eyes and rode too
long! And, I jumped!! W, w, w, where?! Ah…I lost to the sandman.....

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~おまけの思い出フォト~
     This picture is the fountain at Palais Royal in Paris.
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パリのパレ・ロワイヤルの噴水です。丁度、男の子が走り回っていて可愛くてパチリ。
このブログのトップの写真も、パレ・ロワイヤルで撮ったものです♪
新緑がとてもキレイでお気に入りの一枚なのです


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Don't Fly  ~飛んでいかないでね~

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500円玉貯金にトライ中です~ お気に入りのブタさん?貯金箱。。

Hi, thank you for visiting my blog!

Do you have a money box?
I'm trying to save 500-yen coins in the black pig's money box this year.
Ah, you might feel it's a strange black pig.

Exactly!

The pig has wings,mustache and horns!!
It is a pig like a dragon.
Who did such a joke?
Oh...but, he/she can't fly like a dragon.
It's an important thing as a money box, isn't it?

Absolutely!!

He/She is always hungry...

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Another New Blog ~もう一つのブログ~

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今日から、もう一つブログをスタートすることにしました

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog.
It's a cold rain today, isn't it?
But raining is good for us because we have had low humidity these days.
By the way, I started another new blog today.
Actually I had been thinking about the direction of this blog since before.
And I decided to write about my review, action and idea for inner-beauty and
anti-ageing by having fruit and vegetables on another my blog in Japanese.
I want to be able to describe well about that in English someday.
So, of course, I keep writing this blog too.
Thank you for reading my blog always.
I’m so happy if you would share something with me.

If you have time, please come to the new blog.
Vege-Fru Beauty Note
よろしければ、こちらのブログにも遊びに来てくださいね。

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Sunday's Exercise  ~日曜日のエクササイズ~

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土日のどちらかでジムに行くようにしています。

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog.
I usually go to a sport gym with my husband every weekend.
Now, my husband is attending the meeting of residents' association,
and I just finished my regular house work.
Oh, my son got up at last.
This afternoon, we will exercise with a few machines and studio's lesson.
Ah, my son usually goes to take a piano lesson every Sunday.
I think it's an exercise for him too.
Have a nice Sunday!

ホントは毎週の予定が、最近は隔週になりつつありますが・・・
さ、今日はしっかりエクササイズ!

Miyagase Lake

これは、昨日、宮ケ瀬ダム湖で撮った写真。
Nice Pork Sausages by Kiyokawa Village

そして、これは、清川村の清川恵水ポークのソーセージ。とってもジューシー!
現地で、しゃぶしゃぶも食べたのですが、豚肉の臭みがなく柔らかで、苦手な脂身も美味しく頂けました。豚肉は、疲労回復に効果があるビタミンB1を多く含んでいますので、疲れた時に食べると良いですよ。私達も昨日3時間以上雪道を歩きまわってヘトヘトでしたが、今日はもう元気です!

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Walking on Snowy Road ~雪道ウォーク~

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立春の今日。如何お過ごしでしたか?

Thank you for visiting my blog.
How are you doing this weekend?
We went to Miyagase today.
Ane we enjoyed hiking ,birdwatching and eating food.
Today is the first day of spring, and the weather was warmer than yesterday.
But we had to walk on the snowy road!
I slipped on the ice road many times!!


私達は、宮ケ瀬に行きましたよ。

日陰は雪が残っていて・・・

所々アイスバーンになっていて・・・

何度もつる~んと転びそうになりました~

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For Goblins and Happiness ~豆まきの豆~

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今日は節分ですね。もう豆まきしましたか?

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog.
Today is February 3, the day before the beginning of spring.
We usually hold a ceremony in order to drive away goblins and draw in happiness.
So, first I roasted soy beans today.
Then I put roasted beans in wooden measuring box.
And I made vinegar beans by the rest of roasted beans.
I would do the ceremony to scatter roasted beans after my family came home.
Hope you have a good Setsubun!


大豆をじっくり乾煎りして~

枡に豆まき用の豆を入れて~残りは酢大豆にしました~


飾っていた宝泉堂の鬼豆と福豆も豆まき終わったら食べようっと

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Role Play ~ インタビューを受けるという設定~

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今日の英会話スクールでのロールプレイレッスンは。。。

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog.
I went to English conversation school today.
And I took one-to-one lesson, and did a role play.
It was very interesting and difficult for me.
Because, first, I had to imagine doing volunteer work with penguins in Antarctica!
Next, my teacher impersonated a reporter and interviewed me about my experience.
For example, "When did you get back?"
"How does it feel to be back?"
“How long were you away?”
“How did you get along?”
“What was the most difficult thing?”
“How did the experience change you?”
“What are your plans now?”
“What advice can you give to others who want to do the same thing?”
,and I had to answer these questions.
Wooooow! Today's lesson exercised my imagination, listening and speaking!!
Finally, my teacher said,” Good job!”

ロールプレイレッスンは、役割を決めて行うレッスンです。今日は、先生はリポーター役。私は南極のペンギンの為にボランティアを終えて戻ってきた人の役。帰国したところで、ニュース番組のリポーターのインタビューを受けるというスチュエーションでの英会話レッスンでした! 脳みそフル回転でした~(笑)


       
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しばらく足が遠退いていた映画館。。。

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog.
February started today!
What did you do the first day?
I went to see a movie today after about six months.
As a matter of fact, I used to see movies twice a month at movie theater.
Well, I saw " J. Edgar" today.
The leading actor is Leonardo DiCaprio, and the director is clint Eastwood.
The story is the life of the Director General of FBI, J. Edgar.
It was an interesting movie because the truth is in mystery.
Actually, Leonardo is my favorite actor, and I have seen almost of his movies.
I thought his acting was really good, and I was very excited!
And, the price of movie ticket is 1,000yen because the first day of a month is always the service day. Yeah, I was happy today!!

今日はディカプリオ主演の『J.エドガー』を観に行きました。 実は、ディカプリオの映画は殆ど観ている、かくれ(?)ファンです。 この映画の中で彼は実在の人物の77歳までを見事に演じていましたよ~もう一回観たいなぁ


                Green peas
     
映画と全く関係ないけど、帰りに八百屋さんで買ったグリーンピース。 莢を剥いている途中でカワイイっと思ってパチリ!今夜はグリーンピースご飯を作りました。お豆が甘くて美味しかった~


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