Method of Studying 

October 26 [Sun], 2008, 22:30
I went to the library.
I usually read magazines there but I read a "how to" book today.
The title was ‘Method of Studying’.

The author says people believe that elderly people have a poor memory capacity compared with young people, but it is not true.
There are two types of memorizing systems, 'memorizing from meaning' and 'memorizing from experience'.

Memorizing from meaning includes things like memorizing names or numbers. Memorizing from experience is memorizing based on experiences.

Elderly people memorize more from experience than young people. So it seems like can’t memorize very much but actually the way of memroizing is just different from young people.
If elderly people want to memorize something, they should better correlate with their experiences.

He also says review is very important.
If you want to memorize something, you should study before going to bed, and review the next morning, then a week later review again and check again a month later.

I’m poor at memorizing words. So I will try to do Experience memorize and repetition of review studying.

good company 

October 25 [Sat], 2008, 20:08
When I was a university student, I participated in the Honolulu marathon. I stayed there for one week and went sightseeing too. You might be surprised but it was a free trip! I won the prize in the lottery.

I was not the only lucky person. There were about 30 university students from all over Japan. We met at the Honolulu airport and we got on very well at once, because we had a lot in common. We liked doing sports and were interested in going overseas. We named our group ‘ Lucky members’. And we really enjoyed our time in Hawaii.

After the tour, we often met in various places in Japan. We went skiing many times in the northeastern region of Honshu.

I think they influenced me later in life. I became interested in English and I became able to visit foreign countries by myself.

Lately, we meet less than before, but I think we still have a good relationship. We often send mail telling each other how we’ve been getting along.


October 15 [Wed], 2008, 0:34
I play badminton once a week and today was that day.

While we were playing a game, a cockroach crept onto our court.
I was so surprised because I hate them!
I shrieked and other people started laughing.

Afterward I could play better than it happened!
I won all my games.

healty or unhealty? 

October 13 [Mon], 2008, 21:03
Today was a national holiday.It was Physical Education Day!
I think the original idea was that people should do some sports today.
Actually some areas had sports festivals.

I went to a pool to swim with my husband.
Luckily the entrance fee was free today! I swam for an hour,, honestly I just walked in the water because if I swim, my arms hurt and become strong. I hate muscular arms.

After swimming, we went to eat lunch. We ate ‘yakiniku’ which means BBQ. The meat was thick. I’ve never eaten meat that thick before. The restaurant is located near my house. We should go there more often I thought.

Afterward we went to a movie. We watched ‘Ironman’. It was interesting but I thought the main character’s actor Robert Downey doesn't have that kind of a super hero image. However, I think he's good looking!

Nitori and AZ 

March 11 [Sun], 2007, 21:00
I went for a drive with my husband. But we didn’t have specific places we wanted to. We went to Nabeshima for lunch and after that we went to Nitori and AZ for shopping. I love to go to the big store. Nitori is selling convenience goods especially home things like plate or pan, sheet or curtain, and carpet,,,etc I wanted to buy a legless chair, but I didn’t buy it. But after I went to home, I regretted that. Now in front of the computer, I really need that! So maybe I’ll buy one nextweekend!
At AZ, I was really surprised that every vegetables were very cheep. For example egg is 98 yen, lettuce is 30 yen and tofu is 39 yen!!!! We should go there every weekend I think!


March 10 [Sat], 2007, 21:42
I saw my friend Namie today. We went to the restaurant in Seiryo. It was quite small restaurant and they serve very healthy menu. We ordered one plate food which in several vegetable side dishes. It was very good taste but a little bit plain. So I felt hungry soon after and I ate some chocolate.
My friend is going to marry with English men next year. She always get good present from him. I think English guy is more romantic than Japanese. I envy her!

I got a cramp in my leg 

March 06 [Tue], 2007, 23:16
I played badminton as I usually do on Tuesday but today, I played twice. I went to the handicap school I worked at before and played badminton once. After that I ate dinner with Wendy and Claire, then I played again in Ata Elementary School gym. I enjoyed it, but when I was playing in the game, I got a cramp in my leg. I think I overdid it!

yahoo auction 

March 05 [Mon], 2007, 23:09
Recently I have earned some money by selling on yahoo auction. My mother-in-law gave me two bottles of shochu and I sold those bottles online! Surprisingly 1.8ℓ bottle price was 12000 yen and another 750ml one was 5500 yen. She bought them for 3500 yen and 1500 yen! So I made about 3 times the price!! I’m really happy now.


March 03 [Sat], 2007, 21:14
I went to karaoke today, I sang some English songs. For example “ Bad day”- Daniel Powter, “Everyday is a winding road”-Sheryl Crow,,, and “wannabe”-spice girl! It was very fast so I couldn’t sing correctly but I had fun!

school trip 

March 02 [Fri], 2007, 22:15
Today was the school trip. We walked 3 km to kaihin park. When we arrived the park, I played volleyball with my students. It was warm today. The temperature was about 20℃.I was exhausted. My vice-principal also came and played a lot with students, he had said “I’m busy.” But I think he is really vigorous!
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