日本に来てから、もうほぼ半年たった。この六ヶ月にはたくさんの事をできました。友達を作った。僕の日本語の能力を上げました。吹奏楽団に入って、そこで新しい経験ばかりもらっています。また友達を作った。たくさんのきれいな場所に行きました。日本の素晴らしい文化を感じました。たくさんの笑顔がありましたが、寂しい時もあったわけです。この期間を経験できて本当に嬉しい。でもまだまだ終わりじゃない。これから全てが始まる。今までのもらった事を身につけて、自分の目的次々に頑張りたいと思っています。 これからもこのブログは面白くなるぜ〜！ もうそろそろ秋ですね。でも残暑は結構厳しい >_<
(Japan representants – Picture from http://www.joc.or.jp) Olympic Games are really popular in Japan, and everyday there is a long television broadcasting time reserved for them. They make a cover of all the sports, but recently the one that has been target of more attention is Judo. Here is a video from NHK (Japanese Television) of … More Video of the Week: 2012 London Olympic Games
Who hasn’t heard of the famous Japanese toilets? Not every toilet has this kind of panel right? You can choose the temperature of the water, the angle, the power, and I don’t need to say its purpose right? xD Here is the toilet: As most toilets already have, this one also has the option to … More Photo of the Week: Japanese Toilet Control Panel!
Just had a really fun time yesterday with my friend from the orchestra! We went to another festival, this time in Asakusa, right next to the Sensouji Temple, and this time the festival was about a flower called hoozuki (酸漿, ほおずき). This flower (also called Chinese Lantern, Japanese Lantern or Winter Cherry) is very used … More Hoozuki-ichi (酸漿市) Festival in Asakusa and Sky Tree!
Today is the day of the Tanabata (七夕) in Japan! It is a festival that celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair, respectively). Orihime and Hikoboshi are in love, but they were separated by the Milky Way (天の川, あまのがわ), and according to the legend, they are … More Tanabata (七夕)
Last June 1st I participated in my school’s speech contest and won first prize! Here is the video of my speech, and also the translation to English below! Enjoy! “This is Japan!” Hello everyone! I’m André from Intermediate Level II class. Please listen to my speech. I’ve always had a dream about a perfect society. … More Video of the Week: This is Japan! – Speech Contest
Have a look at this Japanese commercial! It’s so funny! xD
Went with my host family to Ueno last Sunday, and this was one of the shopping streets where we passed. I keep thinking to myself how is it possible to exist so many stores, and so many people buying. Commerce generates employment, employment generates money, money generates purchases, purchases generate business, business generates employment. Money … More Photo of the Week: Just another normal shopping day in Ueno
It seems that on next Monday 21st at 7:32 a.m. Japan will witness a solar eclipse! Never clearly seen one, will it be this time? I hope so! I’ll take some pictures if I can! It seems the sun will get somewhat like this: (“Ring of Light”, solar eclipse – Picture from http://www.anacrowneplaza-kobe.jp) And guess … More Solar Eclipse next Monday!
Last weekend I went with my host family to a shopping mall, and there was something that I’ve seen for the first time! A big table with tons of sweet and chip packs, and some tiny plastic bags. The idea is to put the more packs you can in the plastic bag, and you pay … More Photo of the Week: All-you-can-take!