Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Things I did this Month

What did I do this month? Well, just for starters...



Picked some 'Japanese' pears. Yum!
梨を摘みました。うまい!


Sayaka came too!
清香も梨狩りに来ました。


Practiced for the sports festival.
体育大会の日を練習しました。


Girls did their special dance.
女性は「ロック・ソーラン節」を踊りました。


Guys did pyramids and games. Everyone ran and had fun getting ready for the big day.
男性はリレーを走ったり障害競走をしたり色々なイベントを出来ましたね。皆さんは走る事と楽しみ事を準備しました。


Played with some of my other students at an elementary school during lunch break.
お昼時に小学校でほかの生徒と一緒に遊びました。


The sports festival came... but we got rained on. Canceled early, yet only after having spent four hours in the rain. Getting drenched was a disappointment, but everyone shined and did their best!
そして、体育大会の日が訪れた。しかし大雨が降りました。ぬかるみになって、4時間後で運動会を中止しました。残念ですよね。

雨でびしょぬれになったけれど、皆さん頑張りました。


Went to Fujimoto-san's 'Hawaiian 'Aloha' Dance' competition. It was the most relaxing sporting event I'd ever been to. (I look like a giant next to these tiny Japanese ladies. Don't mind the giant! Me no eat you!)
藤本さんの『ハワイの』フラダンスの種目を見に行きました。今までの中で、一番くつろげるスポーツ・イベントだと思いました。

【日本人の隣に僕がジャイアントみたいにいたけど、心配しないでください。僕は人間は食べたくない。】


Ate some delicious Chinese food.
おいしい中国の料理と食べちゃいました。


I also saw a beautiful wedding. Lovely couple too, wouldn't you agree?
すばらしい結婚式もまた行きました。二人はきれいだと思いませんか?


Wasted some time down by the dock of the bay.
湾の船のドックのそばでしばし時を過ごしました。


Sayaka and I made some senbei 煎餅 (which are traditional Japanese rice cracker/cakes).
私は清香と一緒に煎餅を作りました。煎餅(せんべい)は日本の「ライス・ビスケット」です。


Took some pictures of some beautiful wispy clouds. It was a blue-sky holiday.
小さくか細い雲(くも)が写真を取りました。それじゃあ、ブルー・スカイ休日でした。

And... that was just the regular stuff.

I also did some 'my personal time' things.

Read: The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins and the new issue of Shonen Jump!

Watched: Rush Hour 3 (theater), Unfair: The Movie, The Shooter, Sunshine, Casino Royal (again), My Super Ex-Girfriend, The Lucky Number Slevin.

Wrote: An original comic book proposal and pitch for Moonstone Books (am anxiously waiting for my rejection letter).

Practiced: My Saxophone for an upcoming music recital.

Made: Wedding invitations by hand (almost finished!)

Taught: Tuesday Night English Conversation Class, School, and Pro-bono Tutoring

Exercised: At the gym (pumping up!)


((Can you keep up with me?))

And last, but not least... I posted this blog for all of you! No time to catch my breath though, the Japan adventure rolls along and waits for no one. So jump on board and kick it back, enjoy the ride. Have a good weak, and remember, take deep breathes , clear your busy thoughts and as you gain insight via retrospect... have an experience or two. Or three. Learn something new, keep your chin up, and push forward taking it all in stride. Finally, don't forget to enjoy every single moment life has to offer. Peace out.

3 comments:

Riko said...

Hi,long time no see!
do you remember me???
i'm 16 now,and my english was going to be well than before.

i was laughing when i saw that "Shonen Jump!" you read that?
also i read it sometimes笑
funny(´∀`)

i'm happy to see your nice face!
your girlfriend is sooo cute!!

bye, good luck☆

Tristan Vick said...

Hi Riko!

Of course I remember you. I hope your classes are going good.

Are you taking High School entrance exams soon?

Riko said...

Hi!

i'm happy to hear that^^
thanx.

oh, nono.
i already entered high school this spring!
i am a fresh man!!!haha
actually i've been changed a lot☆i mean better way.

bye(∀)/