Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Swiss superstar claims fifth straight U.S Open victory

Roger Federer won his fifth U.S. Open in by beating Briton andy Murray in the men's final. The 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 victory put 27-year-old Federer one grand slam crown away from matching the record total collected by American Pete Sampras. He became the first man to win five consecutive U.S. titles since American Bill Tolden in 1924. His run in New York after previously stringing together five straight Wimbledon titles from 2003 to 2007 made him the only player to have won five in a row at two different slams. He said in the article that to take the trophy home is incredible because he lost the French and Wimbledon finals to Rafael Nadal who is well known as a big rival of Federer. And Also, he said he didn't plan on stopping with his carrer haul of 13 grand slam titles.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

My hobby

When I have free time, I'd like to play online Texas Hold'em. Maybe I'm addicted to this game. It's a kind of porker game, and it's very nice because we can enjoy playing without spending real money. Even though I'm not playing in a casino, it's very exciting because I can play with real people who are very serious. Sometimes I play with my friends, but somehow I always win the game. Now I'm one of the best players and I'm proud of it. Someday I'd go to Las Vegas and get huge money there.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A bad manner in Japan

In Japan, we have a lot of manners which are considered rude, but not in Canada. One of them is a manner at school. (but I'm not sure if it's special) It is thought to be impolite to eat or drink during class. If you do, you may be thrown out of the class. In fact, when I was in junior high school, I was scolded by teachers for chewing gum many times even though I didn't understand the reason why I wasn't allowed. Even once in a while I was hit when I was eating lunch during class before lunch time. (I made a wall with my textbook to hide my lunch box, but actually it didn't work. It was too small to cover the whole box) Anyway, if you don't want to fall out with teachers, you'd better concentrate on and write down what they say without eating. I think it's quite tough for people who are always hungry like me.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Yellow Knife

The most emotional experience here in Canada would be when I went to Yellow knife to see "Aurora". There are a lot of beautiful views in Canada, but I suppose that "Aurora" in Yellow Knife stands out. It never lets people down.
Before I saw the aurora, which is called 'northern lights" here, I felt insecure because I wasn't sure if I could see it. When I arrived at Aurora Village, there was no aurora I could see. The fact made me nervous. However, I was so impressed when suddenly the aurora appeared just above my head like this picture. I don't know how to describe the view exactly, but I can say that was amazing, stunning and breathtaking. That was so much more than I had expected. Even though the temperature was -35 degrees (cold enough to freeze all my hair), I really enjoyed the beatiful view. (maybe I can say that I was overjoyed) Now I'm proud that I had this kind of experience which few people can do.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

My challenge in Vancouver

My challenge was to make a Canadian friend here. Everytime I was trying to be nice to people because I really wanted to have a friend who speaks English very well. It's very helpful for me, and I didn't want to miss the opportunity to improve my English. Therefore, I tryed to speak to people, and finally I made friends with a bus driver.
We get together 3 or 4 times a month. I can learn a lot of things about English from him, and also, I teach him Japanese because he's very curious about it. Actually, he has a Japanese girl friend who is now in Tokyo, Japan. At the last time, he recorded my voice in Japanese. I suppose that he had been listening and training in order to express his feelings to his girl friend. In fact, a few months ago, he went to Japan to meet her. At that time, He said to her "Anataga Inaito Ikite Ikenai" that I taught him. It's Japanese and it means "I can't live without you." He told me that she looked so surprised when he said that. I thought it was very romantic and I was glad to hear that. To make friends in different countries is difficult, but we can learn a lot of things from this experience.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

it's about My hobby

I have a lot of hobbies like watching movies, playing soccer, playing video games, reading books and so on, but now what I'm especially interested in is collecting magnets. Whenever I travel somewhere, I buy a new magnet as a souvenir, so I have a lot of magnets in my house. I think you know the good feeling when you collect something. For me magnets seem to be treasures, and also they are great memories. Even here in Canada I already bought four or five magnets when I went to Yellow Knife and the Rocky Mountains. Each magnet has a picture on itselt. Therefore, it reminds me of good memories in the trip. For example, I have a magnet which has an Aurora picture. When I see it, I can remember the amazing experience there. Even though the picture doesn't tell everything, I can imagine with this. For this reason, I love to collect magnets.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


When I was young, I was not so skinny.
However,I have a problem in my stomach now, so I can't gain weight.
I usually eat meals four or five times a day.
I want to be in good shape and get weight.
How can I do that?