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Moving my Blog to “blogspot”・ブログを“blogspot”への引っ越し

This will be my last post on my blog here at “goo”. I have decided to move my blog to “blogspot”. This blog will stay up and visible, however no new content will be posted.

I decided to switch over to blogspot because I am able to connect my blog with my Facebook page, which will then allow my readers to share the content of my blog on other social networking services too. Click on the link below to visit my new blog.

この記事はこのブログ“gooブログ”で最後の投稿になります。今日からOtisの英会話教室のブログを“blogspot”へ引っ越しする事にしました。“blogspot”のブログは私のFacebook(フェイスブック)ページと連携していますので簡単に私のブログの読者が私の記事を友達とシェアする事ができます。他のソーシャルネットワークサービスでこのブログの記事もシェアする事が可能なので、Otisの英会話教室のブログを“blogspot”に引っ越す事にしました。下記のリンクをクリックして新しいブログをご覧ください。

http://otis-eikaiwa.blogspot.jp/

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Brownies

I was so hungry tonight, but there wasn’t any dinner so I made a batch of brownies from a bag of “Ghiradelli Brownie Mix” from Costco.

I know I have to wait for the brownies to cool, but I just ate a few warm ones. This brownie mix is so cheap and delicious that I have to remember to get more of it the next time I go to Costco!

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Costco・コストコ久山店に行ってきました。

I went to Costco today. It has been quite a while since my last visit. I think it has been more than 3 years. I wish I could go more often, but it’s over a thirty minute drive, and unless I go there more than 10 times a year, I think it wouldn’t be worth the 4000 yen yearly membership. It was important for me to go this time, since I had to replenish my supply of candy.

My bowl of “Dum-Dums” pops in class

At the end of the lesson, the children enjoy getting candy. The “Dum-Dums” are great, because they are cheap, and the children can enjoy American candy, which is very different from the candy they are used to at the local supermarket.

Bag of “Dum-Dums” pops

I’m pretty sure one bag of these 300 pops was 1000 yen just two years ago. It was 1200 yen today. I think the prices of many products had increased a little since the sales tax hike of last month. Although, even with this price hike the price of the imported products, especially the American ones were still very low as usual.

The Costco apple pie, my favorite

I was pleasantly surprised to find the apple pie there, which I had really enjoyed many years ago. I remember the apple pie having been removed from the shelves for a while, so I immediately put one in my shopping cart when I saw it there again.

Yoshida BBQ sauce

Pickles

I got two jars of pickles, and two bottles of BBQ sauce which Shun loves so much.

 

Apple Pie・コストコのアップルパイ

Apple Pie・コストコのアップルパイ

 

Apple Pie・コストコのアップルパイ

That night we had apple pie and whipped-cream for dinner. First I cut out a piece of pie, and then heated it up in the microwave before adding whipped-cream. Delicious!

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The Fukuoka International School Spring Festival

The Fukuoka International School has a biennial spring festival.

This year the spring festival was held on April 19th. Unfortunately, two years ago the weather was quite bad, and it rained the whole day, so I decided not to go. However last Saturday the weather was great and we could enjoy all the different foods they had there.

Click on the thumbnails below to enlarge the photographs.

下記の写真を拡大でご覧になりたい場合はサムネイルをクリックしてください。

   

The lobby

The gymnasium

The games organized by the elementary and middle school children were held in the gymnasium.

   

   

  

My small camera seems to be getting worse recently. The resolution is very bad when I take pictures indoors. I wanted to take my big SLR camera, but my bag was too small. I really need a bigger bag.

The stage

The stage

There were all kinds of performances on the stage outside

We ate on the playground

   

   

I had a hotdog, sate, and tandoori chicken. Shaun had topokki, and a hamburger.

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2013年度児童英検の結果発表

“Otisの英会話教室”では年度末に生徒さんの中でご希望の方を対象に児童英検を実施しています。児童英検は英検と同様に一年に三回行われています。第一回は6月、第二回は10月、第三回は2月に行われています。

2012年度の児童英検のブロンズ級満点

今年の2月に当教室の生徒さん12人が児童英検を受けまして、二週間前に2013年度の児童英検の結果が日本英語検定協会から送られて来ました。上記の昨年の写真のお子さんのように今回満点を取るお子さんはいませんでしたが、2013年度の児童英検で高い点数を取ったお子さんがいましたので、このいい結果をブログで公表したいと思います。

初回でブロンズ級88点おめでとう!(英会話歴1年)

初回でブロンズ級88点おめでとう!(英会話歴1年)

初回でブロンズ級95点おめでとう!(英会話歴1年)

英会話歴一年の子で、はじめて児童英検を受ける事になったにもかからず,いきなりブロンズ級で高い点数を取る事が出来た生徒さんも何人もいました。講師としてとっても嬉しいです!

シルバー級92点おめでとう!(英会話歴3年)

シルバー級96点おめでとう!(英会話歴1年)

シルバー級98点おめでとう!(英会話歴3年)

昨年のブロンズ級のように満点を取った生徒さんはいませんでしたが、今回のシルバー級で98点も取る事が出来たお子さんもいました。来年度はゴールド級頑張ってね!

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