Thursday, 29 May 2008
Wednesday, 28 May 2008
I like “John” the best. Though John is the newest friend for Hu, he is honest, and he feels warmly about Hu. If he didn’t tell the truth to his mother, I don’t know what could have happened to Hu.
How about Hu’s future ? Hu’s dream ? Hu’s situation ?
Actually, I like John’s mother the best in the casts. However she isn’t Hu’s friend. Thus I like John the best in her friends. The reason is John’s mother has confidence and she gets a lot more energy. She is fighter for justice. I think John is influenced by his mother. I want to be like her.
Monday, 26 May 2008
There are five short stories in this book. Each story is very interesting, unrealistic, mystical one. Each story has quite different attraction. It is difficult to select a story that I enjoyed most.
In such situation, I chose most favorite story “The Fruitcake Special”.
Because of the perfume made by accident, all the man (of course the owner of her company includes it) comes to like her. At first, she couldn’t understand why this situation had happened. But she knows the reason, and the attractive perfume can’t make more. How would she have it?
I liked that she did not indulge in this fact. She found way of life of oneself by herself. I recommend this book.
I never forget the heavy rain of the summer 2006 which made big damage around Suwa area. Many persons died. Also some rivers flooded and the traffic network were paralyzed. The quantity of water of Togawa-rever, which is near my home, was unusual.
During heavy rain, I helped with fire brigade of my town to make many sandbags that is called “Dono”. After the storm, my wife and I participated to help the dredging to the channels for recovery.
I strongly understood that it is important to help each other and to connect with community.
Sunday, 25 May 2008
Q2. Imagine you are making a film of the book. Which actors would you choose to play the main characters? Would you make any changes to the story?
I put following actor and actress in my film. It seems a bit expensive.
Kate Jensen: a news reporter on the Daily Echo in London. She’s adept at karate.
Actress: Cameron Diaz
Elly van Praage: a policewoman in the Amsterdam police and Kate’s friend
Actress: Jodie Foster
Martijin Christiaans: a Dutch businessman. He is a mastermind of the Amsterdam connection.
Actor: Robert De Niro
I guess this story was made as basing of fixed scandal in Serie A. Then I think I should change the story based on real cases. In this case, the football team should be Real Madrid C.F, and the title maybe “Madrid connection”?
Saturday, 24 May 2008
The Russian push towards the capture of
Thursday, 22 May 2008
Make up a different title.
Yes. I think this is a good title as thriller, because no one can guess that story from the title easily. If it is changed, I'll prefer to change its title to "Yellow dress and shoes" since they are key items in this story.
9. Here is the blurb from another book at this level: Just Good Friends
It's Stephany and Max's first holiday away together and they want to get to know each other. They go to Italy and stay at Stephany's friend Calro's flat in a Mediterranean village. But Carlo's wife is not very happy to see Stephany - and the two couples find out why, and a lot of other things about each other, in a hot Italian summer.
Do you want to read Just Good Friends?
Yes. But, if it was a mystery book, I would love to read it as soon as possible. Anyway I'll try to read it promptly if it's my turn.
(posted for Hiroaki)
It has been a year since Mathew had gone. Anne and Marilla missed him very much. Marilla was also not well, and she could not read and write well. She had to be careful about her eyes, and was wearing glasses. But she was very happy because Anne was with her. She had been working as a teacher at a school in Avonlea since she graduated from college.
One Saturday afternoon Anne's friend Gilbert visited Anne and Marilla in Avonlea. He was also a teacher and worked in the next village. He had also grown up to be a nice teacher. Marilla was very pleased by him. Anne and Gilbert were talking about the teaching life. Marlla was very happy because they were good friends. While Anne was in the kitchen, Marilla said to Gilbert, who was very tall and goodlooking "You are just like your father and remind me of him when he was younger. Your father John and I were very good friends you know. I am very happy if you like Ann and help her. Gilbert said, "Yes, Ann is nice. I like Ann."
Sometimes Gilbert visited Green Gables and helped Ann and Marilla. Ann thought he was very kind and gentle. One day Ann asked him "Why did you call me Red Hair, Carrot?" He answered "I was sorry to say Carrot, but I liked your red hair. It was prettier and more charming than any other hair."
Ann understood him and they were married next spring.
The apple trees on Green Gables were full of sweet-smelling, snowy-white flowers. Soon they had a pretty baby.
Marilla was glad and became very well. She told the baby about Mathew and Green gables. Ann and Gilbert could continue teaching and kept beautiful Green Gables house. Marilla was very happy and lived her long life until 100 years old.
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
I was fun to read this story. In some chapters I couldn’t stop reading. Question is about chance in my life. I’ve never think about chance I had before. I mean that the chance is a very good opportunity to do something or to change the direction which I want to head. About 20 years ago, I had chance to take my post in Amsterdam but I didn’t. In about 1986, my colleague invited me to go paragliding. I got the chance to start paragliding. If I hadn’t the chance, I wouldn’t injure my legs. In some senses, these were all matters of chance and its influence was serious in my life. However I don’t think that chance is everything. It is only an opportunity. I believe that depends on how we look at it in the end.
Write the story for the newspaper.
Before dawn May 20, two of Tom Lloyd's sheep that killed by someone was found.And May 19, a carcass of sheep was found in a gate of Charlie Blackm's villa.
There is opinion that criminal is a fox or a dog.
However, there was no hemorrhage though each sheep had the injury. Some person in local says "THE BEAST OF BRYNMAWR RETURNS." and is frightened from that.
"THE BEAST OF BRYNMAWR" is a name of the monster of this region's legend. It is known as a monster that sucks blood.
The local police says "We have no comment yet" about this matter.
Sunday, 18 May 2008
It was the letter from Carl and it seemd like he has become a madman, since he never accepted that theri marriage was over.
It was the start of the next story...
Saturday, 17 May 2008
I finished to read "The Ironing man". I reply 2 questions to "After reading".
Tom: Because he really love Marina even if she cannot do housework and she would fall in love with the Ironing man
Marina: Please continue to love Tom, because he is a very good man.
Best regards, Yoichi
Friday, 16 May 2008
I think Baxter should stay in prison more than fifteen years. Because Baxter
killed two people on purpose and destroyed evidence on the murder case.
10. Here is the blurb from another book at this level.
A married couple, Carl and Linda Anderson, buy a house by the sea to spend
their weekends. But one weekend Linda does not arrive at the house and Carl begins to worry. What has happened to her? Who is the taxi driver that follows Carl? And how much do the people in the village really know?
Do you want to read The House by the Sea?
Yes, I do. Since I wanted to know about it in a little more detail, I looked for the information on the Internet. After I ran throw the catalogue web page, I'd really like to read it.
Posted for Hiroaki
We can be happy when we are talking,having a meal,playing something with our family or friends and doing something which we like. We don't need so much money for our life.
I think that enjoying our life is very important.
posted for Shin
Thursday, 15 May 2008
After reading Q7: What do you think Ken does after the end of the story?
Ken started live in the country, Nagano-Ken. Sachiko and Tetsuro very very happy every day. Because they had big house, big garden and beautiful landscape. But Ken wasn't happy. He lost a work. He went to "Hello Work" every day, but he didn't seek a job yet.
He reopened take photos. Not take famous people, only take a beautiful landscape. He think my best work is landscape photographer, this is very healthy work!
He didn't like the country life before. But he started live in the country six month, gradually like now.
There is a spectacle view in front of my eyes. It's IGUASSU Falls.
I'm staying a hotel in a national park. I've never seen this kind of magnificent view.
I have worked really hard this week to take a holiday on this weekend. I'll show you my lots of photos include my reading book.
See you soon - Koa
I'm in a passenger ship which is cruising on the Red Sea. the sea is beautiful deep blue! Everything of this voyage is like a dream! So romantic!
I can enjoy lots of culture class and fitness programs in the ship. The ship is going to call at Port Safaga in Egypt tomorrow morning. I'm going to visit Luxor. After that the ship is going to Greece.
Teruki on the Red Sea
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Phil impressed me favorably.
I learned two points about this Hungary's story.
First point is that the inquiring mind is very important.
It is important that you keep examining unsearchable things even if people around you abort examining.
Second point is that the love of one's family is very important.
If you think a great deal of the love of one's family, unexpected help might happen.
But...if I talk frankly, I don't think there is Doppelganger... :-p
Monday, 12 May 2008
But, she met George and changed. She met George in the asylum seeker.He had a lot of problems. She became very wonderful by being in love with George. They believe in each other and I think that they find happiness.
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a. a 'difficult' boy in the USA? Special Clay
b. a clever boy in Singapore? The Trishaw Man
c. American tourists in England? The Wheel on the Wall
d. an archaeology student in the UK? Beautiful Thing
e. a story-teller in a cafe? Quick Man Tan
4.Which story did you like best, and why?
'Special Clay' is.
I read the story while feeling excited.
How does Emilio recover from 'Difficult'? What action does Emilio do after the car collides? How does Emilio help Mrs McFee?
I was impressed though he respected her very much.
8.Do you prefer reading several short stories or one longer one? Why/ why not?
I prefer reading several short stories to one longer story. A short story can be easily read.
Sunday, 11 May 2008
Saturday, 10 May 2008
Thursday, 8 May 2008
Wednesday, 7 May 2008
Q (Have you seen a film or read any other stories where someone was sent to prison for something they hadn’t done? )
What I first thought of was a movie "The Fugitive", acted by Harrison Ford. That story is about a man who was arrested as murderer. He was supposed to have killed his wife, but he hasn't. He escaped from a prison van, then tried to find true murderer while he was running away. Finally he realized it has been a entrapment by his close friend. He exposed that, and his innocence was proved.
Sunday, 4 May 2008
This was a story of a man.
He was called Gump. People thinked that he was foolish. However, he was very obedience and gentle man.He met many people, and some of them help him.One girl, who is Jenny, often help him in his life. He had many experienced in this story.He was a soldier, a wrestler, a actor, a chess player.Sometime, he met embarrassing things and sad thing, but his life had many happy things.
Works (after reading)
1. Which character do you like the most? Why?
Brendan Murphy. Because he had behaved gentle, in his letters, to the related people in such a hopeless situation.
2. Think about the relationship between Kate Jensen and her father, Tony Jensen. What has been Kate learnt from her father?
Tony's approach to his daughter, was permissive. He has only advised her and left her to do what she liked if it was something risky. I think she has learnt from him how to decide her matters on her own.
Under conditions like this story, I don't think so. But I am not abolitionary to the death punishments. There are someone certainly deserved it.