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Nagano

I live in Nagano in Japan.

Nagano is in the center part of Japan.

There are many mountains and beautiful nature.

It is the cold area in Japan, and there are much snow in winter.

It is comfortble in summer. 

The photo of Amsterdam

The day before yesterday, my husband left for the Netherlands on business, and arrived there today. He sent me this photo, Amsterdam Central Station. It seems like it is fine day today. Cheese and stroopwafel sound delicious from the Netherlands, so I asked him to buy some :)

Do you want to practice your listening in English? Try watching videos on TED.com

When I decided to practice my listening in English, I had some trouble finding an efficient way to do that. I tried watching series, but that didn’t work for me. Then I found TED.com, a website where you can find videos about practically any subject and, since they’re all “TED Talks”, the person giving the talk must speak clearly, what makes it much easier for English learners to understand. I’ve never found a TED Talk longer than 22-23 minutes.


If you’re an English learner, give it a try.


The hay fever season

In Japan, a lot of cedar pollen is in the air from March to around the end of April. I have hay fever, so my eyes become itchy every spring. You can see some people putting on masks in Japan. A lot of masks and the medicines for hay fever are sold at the drug stores. I want the hey fever season to be over quickly.

Sakura viewing at Asakusa temple

Recently, I was super busy and did not have time to update my blog. So this entry becomes my second one.

In this morning, I just moved to Asakusa, Tokyo from Osaka.

I had time to take a look the popular temple in this area called Asakusa temple before meeting up with the real estate agent.

It was simply peaceful and beautiful:)

 

P.S. Does anyone view Sakura this year? If yes, where did you go and view? Please share your experience with me:)

Do you have tried the fabulous integrated instant language translator in the latest SKYPE ?

I am very excited to talk you about this new tool that I had fun testing it with my abroad contacts, and it's stunning! Finished the language barrier and place to enrich and developed discussions! Besides, it is a great way to extend your vocabulary and to understand the construction of the international sentences.