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A Whale-Shaped Cloud   With native lang

Today, when I was driving on a usual road as always, I found a large whale-shaped cloud ahead of me. It seemed as if it was blowing water...
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Nov 21, 2018 00:29
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Describing Taste 3 With native lang

When I was looking for an example of astringent food, I happened to find an interesting article. According to the article, raw salmon...
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Nov 17, 2018 20:38
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Describing Taste 2 With native lang

When I looked up the word 渋い in my dictionary, it says “astringent.” First, this word felt a little strange, because I had sometimes seen...
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Nov 17, 2018 20:18
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Describing Taste 1 With native lang

I have had difficulty explaining 渋いtaste before. I thought it would be easier to give some examples of food that has the taste than descr...
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Nov 15, 2018 23:59
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Swimming Lessons 水泳教室 With native lang

Recently, I started to take swimming lessons. I can barely swim, so I am in the beginners’ class. It is nice to be taught something. So f...
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Nov 11, 2018 01:13
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Fear of Heights 高所恐怖症 With native lang

I don’t like being in high places. I started to have a fear of heights when I rode a roller coaster when I was in high school. At the tim...
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Nov 10, 2018 08:29
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Pears from My Brother 弟からの贈りもの With native lang

My younger brother, who is living alone in Aomori prefecture away from home and his wife, sent me pears. They are beautiful and large pea...
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Nov 6, 2018 14:50
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The Moon With native lang

I can’t get the image of the moon out of my head: the sleepy big yellow moon that I saw last week. When I had written this, I noticed ...
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Nov 3, 2018 19:43
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Fir Wave in Kita-yatugatake 北八ヶ岳の縞枯れ現象 With native lang

Kita-yatsugatake in Nagano is well known for natural phenomenon called shimagare, or fir wave. Fir wave is the phenomenon that trees on a...
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Nov 2, 2018 00:21
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Monjayaki  もんじゃ焼き With native lang

One of my students has said, "Monjayaki is very good, so you should eat it, " and eventually I went to a monjayaki restaurant y...
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Oct 31, 2018 12:57
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Table Tennis 卓球 With native lang

A friend of mine invited me to play table tennis with her friends, so I joined them to play it for the first time in my life. I had thoug...
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Oct 29, 2018 17:24
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Karin(Chinese Quince) Drink 花梨ドリンク With native lang

I put a karin, Chinese quince, in honey to make a karin drink about two weeks ago. I have been enjoying only its savor opening the lid of...
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Oct 28, 2018 19:36
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Osawa Failure of Mt.Fuji 大沢崩れ With native lang

When I was on Ochudo, the hiking trail in Mt. Fuji, with a friend of mine last weekend, we visitied Osawa Failure, the collapse area on M...
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Oct 26, 2018 00:06
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Hailstones  あられ With native lang

It was when I strolled on Ochudo, the hiking trail on the mountainside of Mt.Fuji, with a friend of mine last Saturday. On the early morn...
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Oct 22, 2018 22:42
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Autumn Leaves on Mt. Fuji  富士山の紅葉 With native lang

Last weekend, a friend of mine and I were planning to visit another mountain, but after having some unexpected trouble, we headed to Ochu...
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Oct 22, 2018 15:27
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The skies 空 With native lang

On occasion, we experience a scene in our daily lives to be printed in our minds and remain for a long time. The skies I saw yesterday we...
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Oct 19, 2018 10:19
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Sleepless Night  眠れない夜 With native lang

I am having trouble getting to sleep tonight. Now It crossed my mind that I spent some time looking at an egret at the riverside near my ...
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Oct 18, 2018 02:59
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Driving in the Dark   With native lang

When I go somewhere far, I sometimes drive in the dark before dawn. On such occasions, I feel a little nervous while driving. Traffic is ...
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Oct 16, 2018 00:37
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Golden Forest  With native lang

Yesterday, I went to Mt. Asama, which is located on the border of Nagano and Gunma prefectures. There are a lot of larches in this area. ...
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Oct 14, 2018 22:33
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Composition Practice #11 With native lang

Japanese gardens are, as it has been said since a long time ago, meant for enjoying the view, not for doing something practical such as e...
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Sep 15, 2018 00:08