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凄い スイミングプール    (SUGOI SUIMINGU PU—-RU!)

Architect James Law designed a wonderful skyscraping residential complex in Mumbai, India which have a series of swimming pools placed within each balcony. Hands-down, it’s the coolest balcony I have ever seen!

Totally sugoi!

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DORAEMON’S FIRST APPEARANCE

One day,I was browsing with Wikipedia about random things I could think of when I came across a wiki about Doraemon., one of my favorite anime. I was never able to watch the episode where he came to Nobita’s life so its good to see this comic strip. And to my delight, it’s not translated so I decided to do it on my own. But the last two panels confused me very much so I seek the help of @MaggieSensei who willingly do it for me. I learned something new out of this activity.I was inspired to do this again next time.

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1ST PANEL:

Doraemon: ぼくだけど -Boku dakedo-It’s only me though
                  気にさわったかしら-Ki ni sawatta kashira-Am I bothering you? ( I originally translated this as  Do you want to touch me? Ha! Very wrong!)

Nobita:  Waaaa!

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2ND PANEL:

Nobita: だ—だれ だ!? -da dareda!?—Who are you!?

             どこからきたんだ —doko kara kitan da—Where are you from?

             なに しに —nani shi ni—What did you come here for??

(The following was translated by @MaggieSensei because I was completely lost with the Kanji. Thank you very much@MaggieSensei! If you want to learn Nihongo, just follow her at twitter. You’ll never go wrong. Her dog is a sensei too!) 

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3RD PANEL:

Nobita:ど、どうしてこんなところから —Do, doushite konna tokoro kara –-How could it be possible to come out from this kind of place?


Doraemon:-いっぺんに聞かれても困るな- Ippen ni kikareru temo komaru na.—
You are asking too many questions.

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4TH PANEL:

Doraemon:そんなことどうでもいいじゃない— Sonnakoto doudemo iijanai – Forget about that / It is not a big deal/

Doraemon:ぼくはきみをおそろしい運命からすくいにきた = Boku wa kimi wo osoroshii unmei kara sukui ni kita = I came here to save you from your dreadful future

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IMPORTANT NOTES/NEW VOCABULARY LEARNED ❤

●気に障る= kinisawaru is an idiom and it doesn’t mean “to touch something/someone”
It means = to get annoyed, to get someone’s nerve

●いっぺんに = ippenni = all at once
●聞かれる= kikareru = passive form of 聞く= kiku = ask (questions)
●困る= komaru = to be in trouble (It implies Doraemon is puzzled or overwhelmed with all the questions.)
●運命=unmei = destiny, future, fate
●救う= すくう= sukuu = to save
●すくいにきた= came to save

/p#13; br /

●すくいにきた= came to save

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BASIC BENTO PACK LUNCH!

I’m researching about making bento and then I found this. I think this is a very good tutorial for starters like me.I look forward in doing this myself.

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Watashiwa Midori ga * Suki 私は緑が好き* I love Green

 That is my brother looking up to a beautiful green light with curious expression.

(Midori is green in Japanese.It’s Kanji is 緑)

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2012 no Hanabi*2012年の花火*Fireworks of 2012

That is my sister and my mother posing with beautiful fireworks from SM Mall of Asia.I realized that I always love Fireworks. I think it’s the only beautiful visual thing to welcome New Year. On the other hand, I hate firecrackers. They’re too loud, annoying and injures a lot of people.

 By the way, Fireworks is Hanabi in Japanese. It’s kanji is 花火. It’s a combination of 花 hana which means flower and 火 hi which means fire. So literally hanabi means flowerfire. I think it really make sense that fireworks were really like flowers made of fire.

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2012 nen no Saisho no Asa

2012年の最初の朝

(The First Morning of Year 2012)

It’s January 1,2012. Inspite of lack sleep because of New Year celebration, I had to get up for my work at Ayala, Makati City. That Sunday morning, the streets was a very visual treat. I can’t help to take pictures while still riding on a jeepney. The streets were covered with the mix of fogs and smoke. It’s almost empty,barely no people and cars were around. The most beautiful was the sun. It was blazing red. I saw few people around Makati stopped to also take pictures of it. In addition to that, it was silent and the air was so cold. The street instantly felt like a I was in a “Silent Hill”. Too bad, I don’t have high end camera to capture all of this but still I think I did just fine.

2012年の最初の朝. 年 nen or toshi is a very popular Kanji which means year. It is frequently used Kanji so I think it’s really hard to forget when you’re studying Nihongo. 最初 or Saisho  means beginning,start,first.  朝 or asa means morning.

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This is me writing the Kanji of “Name” . It is namae in Japanese so its very easy to remember.

I think I wrote it just right. I’m so happy!

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Hi everyone its been a long while since I posted something Japanese. And for the comeback, here’s my old photo of my very first calligraphy experience. The two white papers contains the same kanji but of course, the handwriting were different. I was the one who wrote the Kanji on the left (the one that looks like a joke), the other one was done by our calligraphy mentor on that day.

This kanji is 土曜日, in romaji it read doyoubi. It means “Saturday” in English. I chose to write Saturday’s Kanji because my surname is “Sabado” which exactly means “Saturday”. So no doubt it was the right Kanji for my name. On the other hand, the small characters were the Katakana counterpart of Mary Grace which is my first name. It reads “Meri Guresu” there. But while studying Japanese, the right katakana for mary should read “MEARI” or メアリー. Grace has an exact kanji which is 恵み. So my whole name in Japanese should be メアリー恵み 土曜日.I’ll write this in calligraphy paper some other time.

I think I should post more pictures of our calligraphy session! I will do that later.

GANBARIMASHOU!

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A very good reference for the eyes…

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Meet Liu Bolin, the real-life Invisible Man from China, an artist with the ability to disappear in any surroundings.

Born in 1973 in Shandong and a graduate of Shandong Art College and Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts, Liu Bolin became popular for his mastery at the art of camouflaging himself against virtually any background.

One single photo takes up to 10 hours to prepare – Liu uses himself as a blank canvas, and with a little help from an assistant, he paints his body to merge as seamlessly as possible with what is behind him. The results are incredible – sometimes passers-by don’t even realize he is around until he moves.

from boredpanda.com

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