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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Demands for retaliation are growing in India after a deadly attack by armed military in the Kashmir region controlled by India near the border with Pakistan. Pakistan has denied involvement.
India and Pakistan have fought two wars over Kashmir. Both countries have nuclear weapons. It would be disastrous if the current situation escalated into a full fledged military confrontation.
Only a durable political solution can bring peace to the Indian side of Kashmir.
Monday, October 10, 2016
I watched a Japanese science fiction movie Shin Gojira today. I really enjoy it. I used to watch some Gojira movies when I was a child, but I didn't watch recent Godzilla movies.
There were lots of interesting episodes in the film, especially political procedure sceans. The monster would represent something that human can't control.
The story was nice, the picture was also nice. I can understand that some fans have been watching the film many times.
Sunday, October 9, 2016
I went to Matsue Castle for volunteer guiding. Soon after arriving there, an elderly couple asked me a guide to the castle. They were from Australia.
The husband asked me many questions. I answered him as much as I could, but I hardly answered for some specific questions. I have to study more about Matsue Castle.
He really liked Kurosawa movies. That was one of the reasons they came to Japan. We talked about Kurosawa films like Seven Samurai, Kagemusha and Ran. He said he liked hose riding scenes in battles.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016
I've subscribed to the New York Times Weekly for the sake of improving my English ability since last year. To be honest, I wasn't a serious reader. I rarely read the paper.
To get more English vocabulary and knowledge, I'll try to read three editorials in a week. I'll check unfamiliar words in the editorials. And if I have time, I'll make the summary of the editorial. I prepared a notebook for it.
To continue to do that would be important for me.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
I'm a big fan of Agatha Christie since I was in elementary school. I've read all of her mystery novels. A lot of her novels were made into films and TV dramas. Murder on the Orient Express was one of them.
Orient Express was a gorgeous novel for me. The luxury train traveled between Istanbul and Calais. I really wanted to travel by the express when I first read the story.
It will return filmed by Kenneth Branagh of the U.K. Johnny Depp will play an important role in the film. I reall look forward to watch the movie, even I completely remember the plot.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
I'm listening to GRIT and almost finish it. To tell the truth, I had a hard time to understand some parts of the audiobook, especially about experiments. I should check the original text later. And also, I'm still suffering lack of vocabulary.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
I watched a music show on tv the other day. The show featured old Japanese songs, kayou-kyoku in Japanese. I really like these old Japanese songs.
I listened these songs when I was child. These songs brought me to my childhood. These songs are like short movies for me.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi on Monday won the 2016 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. According to news reports, he's been studying about cell autophagy, a process that helps the body remove unwanted proteins.
Japanese scientists won the Nobel Prize in these three years and Dr. Ohsumi became the 25th winner of the award.
Sunday, October 2, 2016
I happen to know Japanese Olympic gold medalist Shizuka Arakawa is a motorbike lover. She has Yamaha 1300cc bike which has the weight of 300kg. I watched her riding in a video, she looked really nice. She is an elegant figure skater, but handles a big machine.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
I began to listen to GRIT in English with Audible app. I just finished the Japanese edition so I should relatively understand it easily. But with my lack of vocabulary, I was lost sometimes. I felt the importance of vocabulary, seriously.