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It is easy to sign up for a meet-up. There are lots of great people to meet and great things to do. Below is a teeny-tiny sample!

Have fun,

Katie

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Saturday, October 11, 2014
6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Great Red from northern Italy: Barbera wine party II

http://www.meetup.com/Italian-Wine-and-Food-Meetup-Group/events/207539722/

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 19:00

Mexican Food Party !!

http://www.meetup.com/Home-Cooked-Food-Lovers/events/202821452/

 

Sunday, October 12, 2014
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

International PotLuck Party at Cafe nearby Kyoto

http://www.meetup.com/Kansai-Potluck-Meetup/events/208747542/

 

Saturday, October 18, 2014 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Osaka Web Designers and Developers Meetup

http://www.meetup.com/Osaka-Web-Designers-and-Developers-Meetup/events/209173132/

 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Cooking Estonian, Italian and Japanese food for Halloween!

http://www.meetup.com/OfJapan-events/events/203865742/

 

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

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Lots to do!!!

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Five Ways To Say It Tuesday: Who’s in charge?

Hi! We Started w/:

Remember—There are many ways to say the same thing and today the variation (difference) is:

(忘れないでください―同じことを表現する言い回しには色々なバリエーションがあるということを。そこで、本日の表現はこちら

 

Who’s in charge?

Who’s in charge?

Who’s in charge?

 

WHos in charge 1

 

 

Whos in charge 2

 

Who’s in charge?

Who’s in charge?

Who’s in charge?

 

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

 

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A++ Saturday!

Hi! Welcome to A++ (Answer plus, plus) Saturday!

A++ is giving extra information in your responses to questions or comments. Here are three examples:

Question/Comment

Answer

+

+

1) How are you?

Fine!

I went for a walk this morning.

I saw so many beautiful flowers!

2) That looks delicious.

It is!

I got it at the bakery near the station.

It was my first time to go to that bakery.

3) Can you play tennis?

No. I don’t really like sports.

I like reading!

A++ is giving the basic information and adding detail. Here are some ideas for how to think A++ for some of this week’s sentences:

Three examples from this week are:

 

Time to head home already?

It’s hard to believe it’s time to go home.

 

 

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Notice all of the (+), (+)!!!

A) Time to head home already? It’s hard to believe it’s time

to go home.I can’t believe it!

 

B) I know! Are you rested? Did get your R&R!!!

 

A) Oh, yes! And, then some! Heaven!

 

B) Wonderful! We enjoyed having you very much. Especially

all of the laughing that we did.

 

A) So true. I really enjoyed our walks. I feel so healthy right

now.

 

B) Yes. We will continue those. Walking is good for us!

 

A) Me too. (+) The internet connection wasn’t so iffy. (+) It

was perfect for the posting I wanted to do.

 

A) Glad to hear it! (+) Come back soon. (+) We will laugh

 

 

 

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

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Hard To Believe It’s Time to Go Back Home!

Hi! We Started w/:

i cant believe its time

In your head, out loud, under you breath–throughout your day!

Remember—There are many ways to say the same thing and today the variation (difference) is:

dad and me by lake

Hard to believe it’s time to go back home!

Hard to believe it’s time to go back home!

Hard to believe it’s time to go back home!

Well, all things do come to an end! And, more things are always around the corner!!! I appreciate the wonderful hospitality that I received and the wonderful chats and laughter—in huge quantities!!!

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Hard to believe it’s time to go back home!

Hard to believe it’s time to go back home!

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

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Homeward Bound–Gee, That Came Fast!

Hi! We Started w/:

i cant believe its time

 

In your head, out loud, under you breath–

throughout your day!

Remember—There are many ways to say the same thing and today the variation (difference) is:

 

Homeward Bound–Gee, That Came Fast!

Homeward Bound–Gee, That Came Fast!

Homeward Bound–Gee, That Came Fast!

 

But I did get to Norm’s News! I love this place—it has a

billion types of candy and a million magazines and

outstanding homemade fudge! I could spend days —weeks–

-months—years in Norm’s News!!!

norms news

 

 

I bought some magazines and some fudge and there is NO

SALES TAX!!!

Transparent Mama blog post has some great pics of Norm’s News!

transparent mama

Homeward Bound–Gee, That Came Fast!

Homeward Bound–Gee, That Came Fast!

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

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Time To Head Home Already?

Hi! We Started w/:

i cant believe its time

In your head, out loud, under you breath–throughout your day!

Remember—There are many ways to say the same thing and today the variation (difference) is:

 

Time to head home already?

g and me-1-2-3-5

Little George is the cutest little guy! I had a tough time getting him to pose for a picture with me and finally I got one that was worked! I was in beautiful Montana and enjoyed playing chase with George….he is adorable!!!

me and george

 

Time to head home already?

Time to head home already?

Time to head home already?

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

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WOW! Is It Really Leaving Time?

Hi! We Started w/:

i cant believe its time

In your head, out loud, under you breath–throughout your day!

Remember—There are many ways to say the same thing and today the variation (difference) is:

WOW! Is it really leaving time?

WOW! Is it really leaving time?

WOW! Is it really leaving time?

I was in beautiful Montana and enjoyed a ride up to the top of the mountain in “Ellie May” the hard charging Rhino!

me driving

WOW! Is it really leaving time?

WOW! Is it really leaving time?

WOW! Is it really leaving time?

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

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I can’t believe it’s time to go home!

Welcome to Video Monday!

Practice makes progress!

Out loud; in your head; under your breath!

Remember—There are many ways to say the same thing and this week we are focusing on:

I can’t believe it’s time to go home!

I can’t believe it’s time to go home!

I can’t believe it’s time to go home!

I can’t believe it’s time to go home!” means that time has passed quickly and I have enjoyed myself and am surprised that it is time to leave!

I can’t believe it’s time to go home!

I can’t believe it’s time to go home!

I can’t believe it’s time to go home!

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

 

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