Wednesday, July 31, 2013

31st Jul. Departure 出発だぞ

7月31日 出発だぞ

Around 10 o’clock AM, I took a bus to get to Tokyo.

At half past 1, I ate Japanese food “Sashimi” at Shinjuku.

Around 4 o’clock PM, I got to the Narita International Airport.

At 8:30 PM, I left for LA by Malaysia Airline.

It was my first time to taste the Tiger Beer. I like it.

After 9 hours flight, I got to Los Angeles. The local time was half past 2 PM. Oh that’s the time I was on the way to Narita Airport… I was confused but it can’t be helped. There is a time difference between America and Japan.

Because I had 7 hours until my connecting flight departs, I spent time with writing blog.

exchanged money and went for a short time sightseeing.

I took a domestic flight to New York at 9:30 PM. This time, 31 July is very long for me…

This is all of my photos, which I took in America.

Photos of America (1) 31 Jul. – 7 Aug. 写真(1) 955枚 7月31日~8月7日

Photos of America (2) 7 - 15 Aug. 写真(2) 933枚 8月7日~8月15日

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

30th Jul. Renewing a license 4 免許更新だぞ4

Renewing a license 4
7月30日 免許更新だぞ4

I took my 4th lecture which is for renewing a license.  I have another 1 lecture left.

Today’s content was related to an agriculture so it was very hard for me to understand.

When I came back home, I went for a jog but suddenly I felt pain on my hips and was forced to give jogging up.

I found that there are 4 honeycombs near my house. Of course I removed it. Revenge!

Following that, I prepared for America. I didn’t do any preparation until now, but this is my style.

A sparkler is fun.

Monday, July 29, 2013

29th Jul. Cutlet with a bowl of rice カツ丼だぞ

Cutlet with a bowl of rice
7月29日 カツ丼だぞ

Now, the summer vacation has started. My classroom is very calm… During the summer vacation, teachers have something to do.

Because we don’t have school lunch, we had lunch at the Nagase restaurant near our school. Its “Katsudon”, pork cutlet served on top of a bowl of rice, is very big.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

28th Jul. Renewing a license 3 免許更新だぞ3

Renewing a license 3
7月28日 免許更新だぞ3

I took the lecture for renewing a teacher’s license as well today. We can buy all kinds of rice balls for 100 yen (=US$ 1) for each temporality at the Circle K convenient store. Even it’s expensive, like 150yen, we can buy it for 100 yen, so I chose only expensive rise balls.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

27th Jul. Renewing a license 2 免許更新だぞ2

Renewing a license 2
7月27日 免許更新だぞ2

I took the lecture for renewing a teacher’s license. I’m exhausted.

Friday, July 26, 2013

26th Jul. Closing Ceremony 終業式だぞ

Closing Ceremony
7月26日 終業式だぞ

Transplanting of a chrysanthemum.

We finished the term 1. Everyone did very well. Have a good summer vacation.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

25th Jul. Blooming 開花だぞ

7月25日 開花だぞ

Our sponge gourd has flowered.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

24th Jul. Sponge Gourd ヘチマだぞ

Sponge Gourd
7月24日 ヘチマだぞ

We weeded the field for our sponge gourd completely.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

23rd Jul. Garbage Disposal ゴミ処理だぞ

Garbage Disposal
7月23日 ゴミ処理だぞ

We visited two garbage disposal centers. These are the facilities for incombustible garbage.

These are the facilities for combustible garbage

Monday, July 22, 2013

22nd Jul. Financial Report 会計報告だぞ

Financial Report
7月22日 会計報告だぞ

I managed to finish a financial report. At my present school, we have to make the report every term end. It’s troublesome.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

21st Jul. Erasure 消去だぞ

7月21日 消去だぞ

I’ve almost finished school reports, but when I was writing my blog, I found that my PC could not read a SD memory card, though I can see the file on my digital camera’s screen. Anyway, I cannot upload photos for the previous week.  solved the problem by making a new recording folder in the SD card.


Saturday, July 20, 2013

20th Jul. Renewing a license 免許更新だぞ

Renewing a license
7月20日 免許更新だぞ

According to a new law, teachers have to renew our teachers’ license every 10 years. It’s my turn this year.


Although the lecture was boring, I was happy because I visited my old university after 12 years.


Friday, July 19, 2013

19h Jul. Storytelling with pictures 紙芝居だぞ

Storytelling with pictures
7月19日 紙芝居だぞ
I can’t upload photos, why? Hopefully soon…

We had a class of storytelling with pictures. A lot of PTA visited school and did it. At the end of the class, our students received a gift. We had a very good time.


Thursday, July 18, 2013

18h Jul. Money Transfer 送金だぞ

Money Transfer
7月18日 送金だぞ

I came to the bank to transfer money. It was the a charge of our camp last week.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

17h Jul. Weeding 草取りだぞ

7月17日 草取りだぞ

Occasionally, we weed our garden.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

16th Jul. Long Jumping Rope 大なわとびだぞ

Long Jumping Rope
7月16日 大なわとびだぞ
I can’t upload photos, why? Hopefully soon…

We are practicing long jumping rope.

Monday, July 15, 2013

15th Jul. Agar 寒天だぞ

7月15 寒天だぞ
I can’t upload photos, why? Hopefully soon…

This is the famous agar factory in Nagano.

There are factory, restaurant, souvenir shop, gardens and so on.

Following that, I visited Youmeishu factory in Komagane. Youmeishu is also very famous medicine in Japan.


Sunday, July 14, 2013

14th Jul. Takoyaki たこ焼きだぞ

7月14日 たこ焼きだぞ
I can’t upload photos, why? Hopefully soon…

I have not made Takoyaki, a ball –shaped pancake containing small pieces of octopus, for a long time. It was delicious.

I visited the Suwa-taisha shrine in the evening. 


Saturday, July 13, 2013

13th Jul. Dentist 歯医者だぞ

7月13日  歯医者だぞ
I can’t upload photos, why? Hopefully soon…

We had a recreation with PTA.

After that, I went to the dentist. My filling came off my teeth.

This is the Chinese noodles restaurant, where I wanted to come for a long time.

Good taste!


Friday, July 12, 2013

12nd Jul. Chrysanthemum 菊だぞ

7月12日  菊だぞ

We plant a chrysanthemum at school. We have many kinds of things to do.

After school at 7 PM, we had a meeting with parents at each district. I’m in charge of the place where is very close to school. We talked about the summer vacation, swimming pool, summer events and so on.

11th Jul. Cooking Outdoors 野外炊飯だぞ

Cooking Outdoors
7月11日  野外炊飯だぞ

We visited “Takatoo Shounen-Shizen no Ie” outdoor activity center. I’ve come here twice when I was in my university.

We made curry & rice outdoors. All of my students did it very well.

After work, I removed a honeycomb as a chief of honeycomb buster.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

10th Jul. Dentist’s Class 歯科指導だぞ

Dentist’s Class
7月10日  歯科指導だぞ

The dental hygienist visited our school and taught what is very important to keep our teeth healthy.

We can check whether we chew our food well or not with this chewing gum.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

9th Jul. The Pair Classroom 姉妹学年だぞ

The Pair Classroom
7月9日 姉妹学年だぞ

We had school lunch with the pair classroom students. The 6th grade and the 1st grade, the 5th and 2nd, 4th and 3rd students make the pairs. My students are the 4th grade, so we are almost the same age.

Monday, July 8, 2013

8th Jul. Cutlet Set Meal, Scrubbing Brush, Booking, カツ定食・たわし・予約だぞ

Cutlet Set Meal, Scrubbing Brush, Booking,
7月8日 カツ定食・たわし・予約だぞ

Around noon, I visited the restaurant “Iijima” and ordered cutlet set meal. We can eat it only on weekdays.

I bought 50 scrubbing brushes and 50 wire wools for camp.

At night, I confirmed my ticket to America. It cost about US$1,330 from Tokyo to New York, US$ 550 from New York to Des moines, where my American Peace Corps friend, Farfum, lives.
 アメリカ行きのチケットを取りました。東京からニューヨークまで往復約12万(全部込み)、ニューヨークから、アメリカン・ピースコー友達のFarfumさんが住むアイオワ州のDes Moinesまで往復5万程かかります。アメリカはデカイ!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

7th Jul. Snake & Firefly ヘビとホタルだぞ

Snake & Firefly
7月7日 ヘビとホタルだぞ

After the drinking party, I stayed at school. When I left school…

I found a snake in my school. The snake was off guard maybe because it's holiday so no one was supposed to come today.

At night, I visited the firefly park in Tatsuno town. Fantastic!