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?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


"If I had a chance to go abroad to study English like you, I would choose Canada."
Before I came here, I was thinking which country was the best to go to study, so I asked my teacher in Japan.

"If I were you, I'd take medicine because I don't want to die."
When I was younger, my mother used to say it to me because I hated every kind of medicine.

"If I had the long hair like you, I'd go to a hair dresser as soon as possible."
A lot of peaple say it to me.

"If you tell me your e-mail address, I'll send you some pictures."
I asked my friend for some pictures today.

"If I had been you, I wouldn't have done such a stupid thing."
When I was younger, my mother used to say it because I did lots of bad things.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A Vancouver adventure

I don't know if it's a special experience in Canada, but I was so surprised when I saw a squirrel , a raccoon and a skunk at the same time in Staneley Park. It was amazing because the raccoon came close to me and poked my leg. The animals there were so tame that I could touch them.
In Japan we don't have big parks like Stanley Park. Therefore, it's hard to find wild animals there. In addition, I saw only famous animals such as monkeys, elephants, lions and so on in a zoo when I was younger. That's the reason why I was astonished by the animals in the park. On the other hand, in Canada people can see a lot of wild animals without going to a zoo. For example, when I went to the Rocky Mountains, I found big horn sheep and chipmunks that I had never seen. I was so happy because I felt as if I discovered a new kind of animal.
Also, I have anothere experience. While I was kayaking at Deep Cove , I saw a wild seal. I was so impressed. I can't explain what I felt at that time. I just thoght that it was something like a virtual reality.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Adverb Clauses

When I have a child, I'll teach him how to play soccer.

If I won one million dollars in the lottery, I would buy a big house.

Unless I try, I'll never know.

In case I miss the plane to Japan, I'll stay in Vancouver forever.

Because I like watching soccer games, I'll go to see the World cup in 2010.

After I graduate from university, I'll have a job.

As soon as I go back to Japan, I'll meet my friends.

Once I get settled, I'll like the place.

Before I get a job, I want to travel to a lot of countries.

Although I'll face a lot of difficulties, I'll get over them.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

according to a famous Japanese actor

"I held a surprise party for my wife ," he said gradly. His wife is a famous pop idol in Japan. That day her 21st birthday, so he planned to celebrate her in a special way. "Suddenly,I came up with a good idea that I prepared a cake in her image," he said proudly. He added "She cried with pleasure when I gave her the cake." I'm absolutely sure that women love a surprise, but unfortunately, I hate doing that. I mean I'm not romantic.