2004年2月アーカイブ

留学と旅

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(Central Time Zone)

色々と忙しい2月だ。今週の水曜日には2つ目のスピーチがあって、「educational toolとしてのインターネットの重要性」についてone-point speechを行った。こういった話題は今までにも英語で考えたり文章を書いたりしたことがあったので、取り組みやすかった。ただ、今回のスピーチは、授業で扱った、スピーチを効果的に行う(presentする)方法を駆使することが求められていたので、統計データや引用、インタビューなどの情報収集が大変だった。原稿自体は教えられたことを活用して十分長く書いたし、プレゼンでの態度も1つ目のスピーチよりもよくなっていたと思う。前回同様、Aが取れるとよいな。

A New TV

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Canadian friend gave me a ride to Wal-Mart, and I bought a small television. Actually my friend gave me one soon after I started a new life here, but it was too old to display proper screens. It costed me about 60 dollars, to be more exact, less than 60. "You got mail" was being broadcasted, so I watched it for a while. I'm so happy to have a TV in my room.

Satoshi's transfer

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Satoshi also wants to transfer to another college after this semster for different reasons from mine. We and other friends talked about his plans. It's goint to be a little tough, but I hope he will find his way.

Confused

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I feel it's getting earlier to spend a week. I have spend almost a month since I came here, so that may mean I get used to this place. But I will have to leave here. I have very mixed feelings. I like here, and I think the education in this university is great and what I have been expecting for universities. Thinking of stuff after this semester, I feel so confused.

Sleeping day

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Since I fell into a sleep with comfortable feelings and I have no class in the morning on Wednesdays, I slept until noon. I had slept too much, but I had a fine day. Although I had unexpected holidays on this week, I have to study hard. I'll keep going.

Birthday

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February 4 is my birthday. I became twenty one. After I finished classes, my friend gave me a ride and we got beer. In dorm I ordered pizza delivery and spend a good time. It was nice birthday.
Today we were supposed to have regular class schedule, but Web Publishing class, the only one class I have on Tuesdays, was canceled. On this occasion I studied American History. We study American History since 1865 at classes, that is, the American history after Civil War. I was reading the pages about railroads and enterpreneurs in late nineteenth century. It is interesting to read about Rockefeller and Edison from historical view of America. I'm enjoying it.

Classes were canceled

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Because of much snow, All classes for today was canceled. It snowed inches high since last night. I was sleeping until noon, because I was tired. When I woke up and the sun was high, the scenery was pretty beautiful. I was excited. I hope it will keep fine.

Super Bowl Sunday

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Students gathered in a lounge and watched Super Bowl on a large TV. I was also there and eating pizza. Some students played pool beside them, so I joined in them. To tell the truth, I can't understand what interests them so much. When I said we can't watch American football games on TV in Japan, they were surprised. I think this difference comes from our environment.

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