Saturday, December 28, 2013

Have a Fun & Safe New Year's

 We'd like to thank all the students and parents this year!  We are  personally grateful to each one of you for your tremendous efforts, and we wish everyone a rewarding, joyous new year.  Please have a fun & safe new year and we look forward to serving you in the new year!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Modern Family

I  have been watching a TV  show I am totally crazy about! It is  called Modern Family. It is hilarious and I am just addicted to it. Modern Family is about the lives of all the members of a very colorful and energetic family. If you are ever depressed or just want to have a good time and laugh until your stomach hurts, you just found the perfect TV show! The episodes are really sort (about 20 min) so make sure you have the whole season before you start watching it or you"ll very probably get frustrated!!!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The rain

“There are a hundred things she has tried to chase away the things she won't remember and that she can't even let herself think about because that's when the birds scream and the worms crawl and somewhere in her mind it's always raining a slow and endless drizzle.

You will hear that she has left the country, that there was a gift she wanted you to have, but it is lost before it reaches you. Late one night the telephone will sign, and a voice that might be hers will say something that you cannot interpret before the connection crackles and is broken.

Several years later, from a taxi, you will see someone in a doorway who looks like her, but she will be gone by the time you persuade the driver to stop. You will never see her again.

Whenever it rains you will think of her. ”
  -Neil Gaiman

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

47 Ronin

I saw one of the worst movies I have seen in my whole
 life last weekend. It was fantastic. I was laughing so 
much the woman next to me told me to shut up. 
It was hilarious. If you want a good laugh, and want to 
see Hollywood destroy one of Japan's most beloved 
traditional tales, I recommend the new 47 Ronin film. 
But remember you must be prepared to watch a 
very bad movie, that way you will enjoy it.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hang on

Hang on
1. To hold on to something.
 "Bill almost fell off the cliff, 
but managed to hang on until help came."

2. To continue; persist and not give up.
 "Hang on a bit longer and things will improve"
*Similar to the expression "hang in there"

3. To keep something.
"Hang onto that number, 
you might need it in the future."

 4. To wait.
"Could you hang on a moment I forgot my coat."

Often used as an exclamation to show 
disbelief at another's statement and request clarification.
"Hang on, your telling me you wrestled a bear and won?"

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The weekend...

We first up, we had the awesome R.L.E adult's 
Christmas party on Saturday night. I won an 
awesome rubber chicken! This was followed by 
some Kareoke, which I had to leave early but I 
hear it went rather late and was lots of fun. 
(More on that to come soon)

Sunday I went Christmas shopping for gifts for my 
family as I will be visiting home for Christmas 
this year. We got lots of stuff, but the one I'm 
looking forward to stealing from my nephew is the 
BATTLEROBORGS they look awesome.
 (And were my girlfriends idea) 

On Monday we went to see the last of the Autumn 
leaves around Kyoto, and in the evening stayed in 
with a DVD. We watched "Cronicle" and it was quite 
good. The story is about three high school boys who 
have strange powers, and how power can be dangerous. 
I would recommend it if you like action movies, 
superheroes or even just dramas.  


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Awesome animals

No reason for this post, 
I just discovered these and think they are super cool. 

#1 The Philippine flying lemur
He can't really fly, 
he just sort of glides a bit, 
like a momonga. 
And he is not a real lemur, 
they only live in Madagascar. 
But I think he is funky!

#2 The Tufted deer
He's got a wicked haircut and cute little vampire teeth. 
I'm gonna call him the Twilight deer.

#3 The Pink Fairy Armadillo
Cute and creepy at the same time. 
Also I think it's funny 'cause it kinda looks like a wang.

Friday, December 6, 2013

She'll be right

She'll be right
Everything will be all right.
Don't worry about it.
The use of the pronoun 'she' is common in 
Australian speech in phrases where the 
pronoun 'it' is standard in other varieties
 of English. Other phrases such as 
"She's apples" and "She's sweet" 
indicate the same sense of all is going well.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Stupid hat day

Yesterday I went to Osaka History museum to 
see an exhibition on kabuto and katana. 
I love everything samurai so I didn't want to miss this. 
They had original full sets of armor from some very well know
 samurai, such as Date Masamune, 
Ii Naomasa and Honda Tadakatsu. 

There were also some very unusual helmets in some crazys 
styles, one looked like the face of an old man, 
complete with grey hair and a long white beard. 

At 1000円 for such a small display it felt a little expensive, 
but I still really enjoyed it. 
If you want to have a look you had better hurry up 
as it only lasts until next Sunday.

Click the first picture for a link to the museum website.

Kyomizudera by night

Last night I went to Kyomizudera for the very first time. I had never been there yet and I was looking forward to it. All I can say is I was absolutely not disappointed! It was phenomenal! I have never been there in the day time but kyomizudera at night with the lights up and the red lights is just magic!Plus, it wasn`t that cold and since I went on an Monday it wasn`t that crowded! Awesome time!