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2017年 01月 31日 ( 3 )

Life or Death (PART 1)



 


Life or Death (PART 1)


 



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Kato, how come you become so serious?  Are you thinking of killing yourself because Donald Trump has become President of the States?



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Oh no, I'm NOT... I definitely want to live at least four more years to see the demise of the Trump administration.


What if he goes for the second term?


Then I'll live on for another four years.


Anyway, Kato, what makes you jot down the above title?


Good question!  Well..., I've recently watched the following movies at Vancouver Public Library.




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"Actual List"



On January 5, I watched "the Book Thief."



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"Actual Page"



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This is a 2013 American-German war-time drama directed by Brian Percival, based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Markus Zusak.



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A young girl living with her adoptive German family goes through hard times during the Nazi era.


Taught to read by her kind-hearted foster father, the girl begins "borrowing" books and sharing them with the Jewish refugee being sheltered by her foster parents in their home.



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It is a well-crafted story that focuses on the consistent thread of humanity.


Superb is the performance of Sophie Nélisse as Liesel Meminger, the titular "book thief."


With incredible acting and a gripping, heart-warming yet chilling story, this is one of the best war-time movies.


A warmth of humanity will probably nestle in your mind long after the end of the film.



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Another Holocaust story?



No, not really... Although a Jewish man is sheltered by the girl's foster parents, the film focuses on the ordinary German girl and her friend as well as the war-time situation under the Nazi.


What impressed you most of all?


Well..., you see, nobody wanted to die even under the Nazi resume, but some people had no other choice even if they desperately wanted to survive.


I see...


Hitler was elected under the so-called democratic system as Doland Trump was elected in the States.


How come Hitler was elected in the first place?


...'Cause German factory workers were unhappy and unsatisfied with the on-going goverment because of the high unemployment rate.  And Hitler took advantage of the situation and blamed the Jews just like Donald Trump blamed the Mexicans and illegal immigrants.


So unhappy German factory workers supported Hitler as unsatisfied US factory workers voted for Trump, huh?


You've got it, Diane... Besides, Trump seems to mimick Hitler.


Why is that?


Trump is thretening Mexicans as well as illegal immigrants.  And now comes Trump's immigration ban against nationals from seven countries where Muslims make up the majority of the population.


Another day, another anti-Trump protest, huh?


You're telling me, Diane.  Trump might just as well order a Muslim registration.  It's a good time to remember German Chancellor Adolf Hitler began his reign of terror by first registering Jews.


So the United States is no longer democracy's leader, huh?


You're right on, Diane... A corrupt political system by corporate interests and money, a militarized police force, increasing racial tensions, and an ever-increasing track record of human and civil rights violation don't sound like pillars of a nation built on democratic ideals and personal liberty.  Anyway, after the above movie, I happened to watch the following documentary.



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"Actual Page"



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This is a 94-minute documentary about suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge produced in 2007.


In 2004 alone, 24 people jumped to their deaths from the bridge.


Three bodies have never been recovered.



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Other people tried to jump but, fortunately or unfortunetely, intervened by somebody else who happended to walk by.


Miraculously, one of those jumpers has survived the fall and talks to you about his feelings before and after.


We all experience moments of despair.


For most of us, the sun comes out, and then tomorrow is another day, and our days continue as usual.



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Some people, however, chose the bridge.


More people have chosen to end their lives at the Golden Gate Bridge than anywhere else in the world.


This is a profoundly thought-provoking documentary.



Diane, listen to this!  More people have chosen to end their lives at the Golden Gate Bridge than anywhere else in the world.



Amazing, isn't it?


Diane, have you recently heard that some Vancouverites jumped to their death from the Lions Gate Bridge?



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No, not that I know of.



You see, Diane, so many Americans feel lost.


Why is that?


...'Cause many Americans don't trust the US government and establishment any longer as the following clip shows:



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Are you saying that some Americans lost their hopes and got so depressed that they jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge?



Yes, I think so because no Vancouverites have tried from the Lions Gate Bridge in these days.  Apparently, Vancouverites and Canadians in general are happier here than in the States.


Canadians appear happy enought to live on as usual, I suppose.


I believe so, too.  That's the reason Donald Trump won the election.  You see, the major media predicted Hillary Clinto would be the next president, but most media ignored so many unhappy and unsatisfied American factory workers, who chose Trump rather than Hillary.


Kato, are you saying that some of the unhappy, unsatisfied Americans jumped to their death before the election?


Yes, I believe so.  That's another reason so many young Americans applied for Canadian universities and many Americans decided to move to Canada after the election.


I know... Some Americans and even poeple overseas protested against Trump presidency.



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Manhattan, New York



A great number of New Yorkers were protesting in Manhattan when they got to know that Trump had been elected as their next president.



I don't think I've ever seen such an angry protest in the previous US presidential elections.


As a matter of fact, there were some other protests:



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Downtown, Los Angeles





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In Portland, USA





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In London, England





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Worldwide Reactions



So many people in the whole world aren't happy to have Trump as US president, are they?



No, they are NOT...


But why not?


Well..., if anything goes wrong, Donald Trump is likely going to press the nuclear button.  That's the reason, I suppose, many people protest Trump's presidency.


Many people in the world don't like Trump's ideas at all, do they?


No, they do NOT.



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Besides, many people know about Trump's shortcomings and dark secrets:


5 Darkest Donald Trump Secrets



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10 Shocking Donald Trump Facts



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by denman705 | 2017-01-31 04:07 | アメリカ政治・文化

Life or Death (PART 2)


 


Life or Death (PART 2)



【Himiko's Monologue】



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Well..., what do you think about the Trump administration?


Can you see many happy and bright aspects of his policies?


Thousands gathered near the White house on Sunday in response to US President Donald Trump's immigration ban against nationals from seven countries where Muslims make up the majority of the population.


It marked the second consecutive weekend protest organized against Trump's policies.


Here is five Nostradamus Predictions for 2017, in which you might be interested:



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However, I really hope that 2017 will be a happy year.


In any case, I expect Kato will write another interesting article soon.


So please come back to see me.


Have a nice day!


Bye bye ...



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If you've got some time,


Please read one of the following artciles:




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"Sabina"


"Happy New Year"


"Merange & Sabina"


"Beauty in Spa"


"Love @ e-reading"


"Troublesome Slang"



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"World Family"


"Mari's Bagels"


"Love & Loyalty"


"Another Cinderella"


"Amazing Two-legged Pooch"


"Delusive Romance"


"Royal Couple"


"Life with Music"


"Poutine@Canada"



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"Glorious Summer"


"Biker Babe & Granny"


"Genetically Modified"


"Tyrannosaur"


"Love@Magic"


"Yellow Ball"


"Welcome Back"


"Forbidden Love"


"Merry X'Mas"


"Heaven with Mochi"


"Travel Expense Scandal"


"Love@Redemption"



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"JAGEL"


"JAGEL Again"


"Say NO!"


Happy Gal in Canada


Roof of Vancouver


Aftershock


Whiplash


Sex Appeal


Better Off Without Senate


Fire Festival


Sweets@Paris


Scary Quake


MH370 Mystery


Putin's Way


Trump @ Vancouver


Otter & Trump


Changeling


Fiddler on the Roof


Flesh and Bone


Maiden's Prayer


Romeo & Juliet


Trump @ Joke


Halloween in Shibuya


Trump Shock


Happy New Year!



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Hi, I'm June Adams.


Kato is a real movie lover, who tries to watch 1001 movies.


As a matter of fact, he has already accomplished his goal.



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『Actual List』



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Kato watched "The Arabian Nights" or "One Thousand and One Nights" as his 1001th movie.


You might just as well want to view it.



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The stories in "the Arabian Nights" were collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central, and South Asia and North Africa.


The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Indian, Egyptian and Mesopotamian folklore and literature.


In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Caliphate era, while others, especially the frame story, are most probably drawn from the Pahlavi Persian work Hazār Afsān which in turn relied partly on Indian elements.


What is common throughout all the editions of the Nights is the initial frame story of the ruler Shahryār and his wife Scheherazade and the framing device incorporated throughout the tales themselves.


The stories proceed from this original tale.


Some are framed within other tales, while others begin and end of their own accord.


Some editions contain only a few hundred nights, while others include 1,001 or more.



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ところで、愛とロマンに満ちた


レンゲさんのお話をまとめて


『レンゲ物語』を作りました。


もし、レンゲさんの記事をまとめて読みたいならば、


次のリンクをクリックしてくださいね。


『愛とロマンのレンゲ物語』



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『軽井沢タリアセン夫人 - 小百合物語』


とにかく、今日も一日楽しく愉快に


ネットサーフィンしましょうね。


じゃあね。



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by denman705 | 2017-01-31 04:05 | アメリカ政治・文化

ドンちゃん騒ぎ


 


ドンちゃん騒ぎ


 



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こんにちは。ジューンです。
お元気ですか?
季節の変わり目は 風邪をひき易いですから気をつけてくださいね。


ところで、“ドンちゃん騒ぎ”って英語でなんと言うと思いますか?
これまでに考えてみた事がありますか?


hoopla を使います。


「大騒ぎ」、「騒動」、「お祭り騒ぎ」と言う意味にも使われます。


では、例文をお目にかけますね。




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It's so noisy outside.


What's all the hoopla about?


外がやけにうるさいじゃないの。


一体このドンちゃん騒ぎは何なの?


この hoopla の代わりに commotion を使うこともできます。


この他に次のような単語を使っても同じような意味になりますよ。


hoo-ha
ruckus
ruction
rumpus
stir
tumult
turmoil


どうですか?
俗語って面白いでしょう?
あなたも英語をおさらいしてみませんか?


ええっ? 時間もないしお金もないの?
だったらね、時間がなくてもお金がなくても勉強できる方法を教えますよ。


どうすればいいのかって。。。?
次のリンクをクリックしてくださいね。


『あなたの国際化をサポートしてくれる


無料英語学習サービス』


ネットをやっているあなたなら、いつでもどこでも無料で国際語を勉強する事が出来ます。
明日から始めることが出来ますよ。
いろいろなコースがあります。
例えば、科学用語だとか。。。
ビジネス用語だとか。。。
わたしは俗語を選択しています。
あなたも好きなコースを選ぶ事ができますよ。


ええっ?
あなたは語学留学してみようと思っているの?
でも、お金があまりないの?


だったらね、1週間でも、2週間でも。。。語学留学できる学校を探しませんか?
どうですか?
あなたも世界に羽ばたいてみてね。
例えば、オーストラリア、ニュージーランド、カナダ、イギリス。。。
あなたの殻(から)を破って日本の外に飛び出すのです。
そして、友達の輪を広げましょう。
英語を学びながら世界中に友達ができるのですよ!



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現地の文化に溶け込めるホームステイ滞在、
クラスメートとの生活を楽しむ学生寮滞在があり、
1人部屋又は2人以上の相部屋からあなたの希望の生活スタイルをチョイスできます。
もちろんあなたが自分でアパートを探して暮らす事もできますよ。


そして何より、留学は楽しくなくては意味がありませんよね!
充実した課外活動や週末を過ごす為の豊富なアクティビティにも参加してみましょう。
大勢で騒ぎたい人から、1人の時間を好む人まで、それぞれのニーズに合わせてアクティビティを選んでください。



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どうですか?
少しは興味が湧いてきたでしょう?
もっと詳しく知りたいでしょう?
次のリンクをクリックしてね。


■ 『あなたにも海外留学できますよ!』


詳しい資料を無料でゲットする事が出来ます。
取り寄せてぜひ読んでみてくださいね。


ええっ?
あなたは英語が少しは分かるの?
それで、海外でワーホリしてみたいの?


だったらね、あなたのワーホリをサポートしてくれるサイトがあるわよ。
次のリンクをクリックしてみてね。


■ 『あなたの海外バイト、ワーホリをサポートしてくれるサイト』


長い人生ですよ。
一生日本にとどまっているなんて、鎖国していた江戸時代に生きているようなものですよね?
狭くなりつつあるけれど、まだまだ広い世界に目を向けてくださいね。


とにかく、上のリンクをクリックして、無料資料を取り寄せて読んでみるといいわよ。
もし、たくさんの質問があったら、カウンセラーと会って話を聞く事もできます。
もちろん無料です。



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ええっ?英語もいいけれど、それよりも、人生にプラスになるような真面目に付き合いたい異性の相手が欲しいの?
何で。。。急に英語から男女交際の話になるの?
ちょっと飛躍していると思わない。。。?


でも、あなたがその気ならば良いところを紹介しますわよ。
次のリンクをクリックしてみてね。


『あなたが素敵な相手を見つけることができる


真面目な結婚サイト ガイド』



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どうせ、付き合うのなら、家庭を持つべき相手。。。
そのような人を探すべきよね。
遊びだけの付き合いもいいけれど。。。
人生にプラスになるような付き合いならば、やっぱり素敵な結婚相手を見つけることですよ。
では、あなたの幸運を祈っていますね。



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Good luck!


バ~♪~イ


あなたが絶対、


見たいと思っていた


面白くて実にためになるリンク



平成の紫式部、橘卑弥子でござ~ます
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『卑弥子の源氏物語』


『平成の紫式部』


■ めれんげさんの『即興の詩』


■ めれんげさんの『極私的詩集』


Jagel - Soft Japanese Bagel
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■ "JAGEL - Soft Japanese Bagel"


■ 『ちょっと変わった 新しい古代日本史』



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■ 『ブログに記事を書いてお小遣いをもらおう!』


■ 『興味深い写真や絵がたくさん載っている世界の神話』


■ 『現在に通じる古代オリエント史の散歩道』


■ 『見て楽しい、読んで面白い 私版・対訳ことわざ辞典』



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■ 『きれいになったと感じさせる


下着・ランジェリーを見つけませんか?』


■ 『笑って楽しめる 私版・対訳 慣用句・熟語辞典』


■ 『辞書にのってない英語スラング』


■ 『オンライン自動翻訳利用法』


平成の紫式部、橘卑弥子でござ~ます
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おほほほほ。。。


卑弥子でござ~♪~ますわよ。


くどいようですけれど、


また現れましたわ。


やっぱり、ジューンさん


ぱっかりに任せていると


退屈するのよねぇ~。


それで。。。つい、つい、


出て来てしまうので


ござ~♪~ますわよ。


ええっ、余計な事は言わなくてもいいから、


さっさと言いたいことを言って消えろ!


あららあああぁ~


あなたはそのような厳しいことをあたくしに


言うのでござ~♪~ますか?


いけすかないことォ~♪~


分かりましたわ。


では、今日の一言を。。。


うふふふふ。。。


Whatever you are,


be a good one.


--- Abraham Lincoln


どのような職業についてもいいけれど、


どうせなら、トップを目指してね。


あたくしは、このように訳しました。


もっと素晴しい訳があったら教えてくださいませ。


リンカーンは、もちろんアメリカの


あの有名な大統領です。


えっ?他になんか面白い話はないのかって。。。?


ありますわよ。


次のリンクをクリックして読んでみてね。


■ 『あなたが笑って幸せになれるサイト』



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気持ちがくさくさしていたら、


あなたも覗いてみてね。


笑えるわよ。


本当に面白いのよ。


騙されたと思って覗いてみてね。


うふふふふ。。。


では、今日も一日楽しく愉快に


ネットサーフィンしましょう。


じゃあね、バ~♪~イ。



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by denman705 | 2017-01-31 04:01 | 英語・英会話