Archive | 11月, 2012

How did I miss that? How did I miss those?

We started the week with: I’ve never seen that before!!!

 

 

We continue with:

How did I miss that?

How did I miss those?

 

Last night coming up and out of the subway –at the top of the stairs a sign caught my eye: a rather interesting sign, with interesting information.

 

Last night–I thought—What’s that? I’ve never, ever seen this sign before! Because of last year’s 3/11/12 Earthquake and Tsunami, I am now glad that I have seen this sign. I am now going to check for others. Good to know!

 

 

I saw a lot this week that I haven’t seen before!

I hope that you have too! Have a great week-end!!!!

 

 

 

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

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Why didn’t I see that before? Why didn’t I see those before?

We started the week with: I’ve never seen that before!!!

We continue with:

Why didn’t I see that before?

Why didn’t I see those before?

WELL, I knew that if I waited a little bit today–I would see my “What I have never seen before”! And, I did! So did the other narrator.

A Tennis Court!

We have been doing narrations here for over 5 years and we do them about once a month. They were kitty corner from where Kasuya-san parks his car! Whoa!

“Why didn’t I see that before? Iain–have you noticed that before?”

“Never.”, he responded!

“Kasuya-san, is this new?”

“No”, he said.

I love it—there is always something new to see that was there the whole time!!!

I am having lots of fun paying attention and I hope that  you are too!

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

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Well, look at that! Well, look at those!

We started the week with: I’ve never seen that before!!!

We continue with:

 

Well, look at that! Well, look at those!

 

Yesterday, I was walking back to Shinagawa station from my final recording for the day.

I stopped and waited for the light to turn green.

I was looking here and looking there for something that I had not seen before, and I was talking inside my head:

There has to be something around here that I have never noticed before.

Maybe if I look up—Well, look at that! —Tokyo Voice Clinic—WOW!!!

 

It was written in Katakana so I had never noticed it.

Because I was paying attention–and looking all around–I saw it!

 

Well, look at that!

Well, look at those!

 

 

I cannot believe it is a Voice Clinic that I found–-right up my alley!

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

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@KAdlerEnglish (Twitter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I’ve never noticed that! I’ve never noticed those!

We started the week with: I’ve never seen that before!!!

This happens to me everyday —I look around/up/down/left/right and I see something NEW that has always been there, and I never saw it before! Always—everyday, but yesterday:

NOTHING!!!!! NADA!!!! ZIP!!!!

And, I really looked everywhere!!!! LOL!!!!! Of course–when I want to see something–I don’t!!!

I am keeping my eyes peeled today. I am looking to take some pictures of that which I have never noticed before.

 

I’ve never noticed that! I’ve never noticed those!

 

 

In your head, out loud and under your breath—a little English everyday.

 

 

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

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I’ve never seen that before!!!

In your head, out loud and under your breath—a little English everyday.

Today: I’ve never seen that before!

Even in your living space—sometimes we see things that we have never seen before—like the spider webs in the corners of my ceiling!!!! LOL!!!!

Remember there is: I’ve never seen that before!!! and you have NEVER seen that before–it is a first time–new technology, etc.

And there is today: I’ve never seen that before!!! It has probably always been there and you just didn’t see it–and the moment that you see it–and realize it has always been there: I’ve never seen that before!!!

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

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English With Katie Billboard Sunday!

Do you have an announcement?

Send it to [email protected]

(A museum exhibition, your concert, something for sale, etc.)

1) Cellen!!!!

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2012年11月28日(水)@下北沢SeedShip http://seed-ship.com/index.php

セレンPresents 「ミッドナイトシュプレヒコール」

出演/セレン、LIfe-Like、オッッッッツェ

Open:18:30 Start:19:00

Adv:2500yen Door:3000yen(Plus 1drink)

お申し込みはこちらまで

http://www.cellen.jp/contact.html

 

 

2) Meeabee Christmas Party!

http://www.meeabee.com 

Christmas party, Dec 1st 2:30 to 4:30, FREE, bring a plate (a plate of food or something to drink).

 

 

3)  Book Talk And Celebration

  • 7:00 PM
  • Kimono Wine and Grill

    1-15-28 Minami Aoyama
    Minato-ku
    Tokyo (map)

  • 12/3 Book Talk @ Kimono Wine and Grill

    12/3 from 7pm At Kimono Wine and Grill
    2500 yen includes food and one drink ticket.
    Great writers and readers networking event

    Schedule
    7pm Doors Open, mix and mingle
    7:30pm Ruth to present
    8:00 Q&A
    More time to get to know eachother and Ruth!

    Event ends at 9pm

    RSVP to [email protected]

    33 More Reasons to be Proud / 日本人が世界に誇れる33のこと
    by Ruth Jarman Shiraishi

    Ruth Jarman Shiraishi, author, small business owner, long time resident in Japan is the Genkiest most postitive and still practical person I know in Japan. She will be joining us to do a book talk about writing and publishing here in Japan especially for the Japanese audience. She can discuss the process, response and reasons she shared her unique perspective with her adopted country And how it has made a difference in her life. Great talk for authors, writers, publishers, editors, and interested friends! How to get your book done and out there in the world with high impact and LOW drama.

    33 More Reasons to be Proud / 日本人が世界に誇れる33のこと
    Following the disaster of March 11, 2011, the world marveled at the civilized and peaceful response of the Japanese people. Since their approach is completely “normal” in Japan, it is very difficult for a Japanese person to explain the “why” of the thought process. In this book, Ruth offers her explanation based on personal experience and a deep respect for both the Japanese and the non-Japanese style. Composed in Japanese specifically for a Japanese audience, Ruth hopes this book will encourage readers to have great confidence in their extremely valid point of view. For Japanese people in general, Globalization can feel overwhelming and engenders an impression almost everything must change to meet some unclear “global standard”. Here, Ruth presents 33 areas of Japanese lifestyle and thought process that bolster and add to the global mix as is. Japan’s subtle contribution to the ever-evolving global masterpiece can and will be profound.

    link:
    http://www.jarmaninternationalkk.blogspot.jp/p/33-more-reasons-to-be-proud.html

 

 

4)

Annual Kimono Holiday Movie Night!

    • Tuesday, December 11, 2012

      6:30 PM

    • Kimono Wine and Grill

      1-15-28 Minami Aoyama
      Minato-ku
      Tokyo (map)

    • Kimono Annual “It’s a Wonderful Life” Night
      ==========
      – It is not christmas to me until I have watched this holiday classic film with friends and loved ones. 12/11 Tuesday Holiday Movie Night- snacks, mulled wine, hot buttered rum, and cookies- ahhhhh the good life. Start time is 7pm, 1500 yen per person includes one drink and canapes and treats, after that 500 yen cash bar including yummy holiday favorites. RSVP to [email protected]

      Doors open at 6:30 Movie from 7 PM RSVP to be sure to have a spot!

      directions and map at [www.kimonowinebar.com](http://www.kimonowinebar.com/)

       

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Answers to Wednesday! That is a gorgeous color! Those are gorgeous colors!

We started with I like that color!!!!

What a festive week it has been –Thanksgiving on Thursday and Labour Thanksgiving holiday on Friday! I love double duty celebrating!!!

Here are some sample answers for:

That is a gorgeous color! Those are gorgeous colors!

(Remember: I Googled “gorgeous” and then clicked images and, truly, gorgeous colors came up!)

1. The pink (color) of that watch is gorgeous.

2. The white of those wedding dresses is gorgeous.

3. The gorgeous hues of the landscapes are wonderful.

4. The hues of the landscapes are gorgeous.

5. The blue of those pool tables is gorgeous.

6. The red of that ceiling is gorgeous.

          (The ceiling is  a gorgeous red!)

7. The yellow color of that dessert is gorgeous.

8. The pink of the roses on that teacup is gorgeous.

9. The scarves are gorgeous colors.

10. That gray wall is gorgeous with the pillows

        and couch and lamp against it.

Just some examples to give you an idea of how to use gorgeous!

 

 

I hope you find some gorgeous colors to brighten up your home,

your wardrobe and your plate!!! Color is a beautiful thing!!!

Let it make a splash in your life!!!

Have  a good one!!!

Sincerely,

Katie

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Happy Labor Thanksgiving Day: A National Holiday!!!!

Have a festive and colorful day

and GIVE THANKS!!!

We are now connected throughout the world

and our money supports people all over the world

and their money supports us as we work daily

and shop for all of the necessities of a beautiful life!

 

Give thanks that we, the people of the world,

can unite and make our voices heard and

create a peaceful world filled with family, work and play!!!!

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_Thanksgiving_DayLabor IN Japan!!!!

 Thanksgiving Day is the modern name for an ancient cereals (ricebarley/wheatfoxtail milletbarnyard milletproso millet, and beansharvest festival known as Niiname-sai (新嘗祭?). The Nihon Shoki mentions a harvest ritual having taken place during the reign of the legendary Emperor Jimmu (660–585 BC), as well as more formalized harvest celebrations during the reign of Emperor Seinei(480–484 AD). Modern scholars can date the basic forms of niiname-sai to the time of Emperor Temmu (667–686 AD).[1] Traditionally, it celebrated the year’s hard work; during the Niiname-sai ceremony, the Emperor would dedicate the year’s harvest to kami (spirits), and taste the rice for the first time.

The modern holiday was established after World War II in 1948 as a day to mark some of the changes of the postwar constitution of Japan, including fundamental human rights and the expansion of workers rights.[2] Currently Niiname-sai is held privately by the Imperial House of Japan while Labor Thanksgiving Day has become a national holiday.[3]

Have  a good one!!!

 Sincerely,

 Katie

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Happy Thanksgiving!

May you have

a bold, beautiful, gorgeous, vibrant and color-filled

Thanksgiving!!!

 

Have  a good one!!!

Sincerely,

Katie

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That is a gorgeous color! Those are gorgeous colors!

We started with

I like that color!!!! and continue with:

That is a gorgeous color! Those are gorgeous colors!

 

I Googled “gorgeous” and then clicked images and, truly, gorgeous colors came up!

 

You try…. What sentences can  you make about these pictures using gorgeous?

1. The pink (color) of that watch is gorgeous.

2. The white of those wedding dresses is gorgeous.

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Have  a good one!!!

Sincerely,

Katie

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@KAdlerEnglish (Twitter)

 

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