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Anything can be dream.

How many times did I go to the theater on Tuesday? What we watched today was “Chicken Little,” one of the films of Walt Disney, such as Lion King, Beauty and Beast, etc. A friend of mine, who watched it before, said that it was not good so much. But, I like such a simple successful story.

The “Little Chicken,” a main character, who is so small that he can’t play sports, asked his dad if he tried to play baseball. Unfortunately, he rejected the dream of his son. Dad was named as MVP when he was a baseball player in the school. The physical difference was obvious, dad noticed.

I wanna stop describing the movie here. Those who wanna know the rest of its story hurry immediately up to the theater. I wanna watch again. In other words, I’ll watch it in Japan, especially in Roppongi Hills, my favorite place. With whom will I get to there? I have no idea about that.

  by tkpsu | 2005-11-15 07:58 | @Portland

Let me know if you want my stuffs.

After ESL I got the e-mail saying that one PSU student wanted some stuffs of mine, like TV, amplified speaker, and rice cooker. When I got the call from PSU student, who wants them, I thought that he was not native American, and he was a freshman cuz he needed TV and rice cooker.

After calling, we made an appointment to meet the lobby at the Epler. I was waiting for him for a while w/ handout as a mark/sign. Two big and tall guys showed up in front of me. I was so surprised that I asked them where they were from. Their reply was from Hawaii.

Speaking of Hawaiian, just came up my mind is Riku, who is the best friend and has gone a high school there. He is so tall as Japanese cuz his relatives are also Japanese. According to his talk, most Hawaiian are quite taller than Japanese. These two guys are kind enough to purchase them w/out hesitating.

Finally, I got the temporary money, $70.

  by tkpsu | 2005-11-14 06:00 | @Portland

Time to Take a Nap.

For the first time, I did the study buddy w/ Rie, one classmate of Econ 410. As I said, I have a tough mid term paper, which we worked together. It means, like help each other. The question 4 about the Asian Crisis I start working on is so difficult that we shared ideas. Although I notice that sharing idea is just a little bit aid, I can’t launch w/out it.

Moreover, I can’t study at home so much. To stay at the other places reminds me of studying hard right now! To take a break, we went to Cha Cha Cha, having Asada, which is hard to pronounce. Actually, it sounds like Casadia, which is completely different from Brito I always eat there.

We changed the studying place to the library from the Smith Memorial, where it opened at 10am. Let’s think about what’s going on after lunch. Can u study right after it? I don’t think so. In fact, I didn’t, lol. What I did there firstly is to take a nap for tens of minutes. It’s the typical studying style of mine. Whenever I wanna take a nap, I’ll get it on. I believe that it’s very helpful for spending the rest of time.

  by tkpsu | 2005-11-13 19:06 | @Portland

Running High.

I got up early at 7 in an effect to prepare for TOEIC. I planed to go w/ Yu, which was a punctual man. Since we had a little bit time by bus for Lake Oswego, we got coffee at Seattle’s Best. I didn’t like it. In other words, I did hate something bitter. As Mom loves it, I have tried some times, but I didn’t get used to it.

Individual taste is always changing. In fact, I won’t eat any sweets I ate when I was little. That’s how I came to like coffee, which I thought it as one of the grown-up food for not children, but older people than they. Two friends of mine have coffee makers at home. I come to want it in Japan, where I’ll start living by myself.

Moving back to TOEIC, to be honest, it was not easy. I found again that it’s the toughest works to score more than 900. Another friend of mine, who graduated the same high school, and goes the same department in the same university as me, got 980 a few weeks ago. It’s crazy and awesome, I know.

But, think about this: how much do u understand even Japanese? If we have a special linguistic examination, will u score the perfect? I won’t, lol. What I wanna say is just how cool he is. I wanna catch up w/ him a.s.a.p.

  by tkpsu | 2005-11-12 16:18 | @Portland

Optimistic: You Gotta Believe.

It is the last message on the screen board when the Blazers had the chance to tie up the game.

This is the second game to watch in this season. Detroit Pistons defeated Portland Trail Blazers. It is one of the favorite teams in NBA, especially which plays beautifully or perfectly. Its strategy to win is no doubt that nobody stops in any game. I love such a team, which don’t win but lose. Do u understand?

Before leaving for the Rose Garden, I went to West Hall, one on-campus dorm, to pin handouts about the moving sales. Even one in Epler was successful, so I try to spread a territory. I went to Safeway, too. I got a little bit, like milk, ham, etc. To be honest, I don’t wanna buy any more cuz leaving here in 30 days. I really care about the fridge.

Let’s kick back to the rose garden. The game was broadcasted by ESPN, one biggest sports broadcasting company tonight. I saw more TV cameras than before. Moreover, I found Bill Walton, one main caster on it, who himself was a NBA player (from Portland to Boston).

  by tkpsu | 2005-11-11 17:46 | @Portland

Personal TV was Boring.

How happy I felt today is I have the two-day extension of a mid term paper. Firstly, the deadline was next Tuesday. The instructor gave us two more days, due to next Thursday. When he announced that in the class, everybody was so happy as well as me. I don’t know why he did, it was the most significant announcement though.

I didn’t plan to go to bar at all. However, as you know, I went there cuz of two more days. There were me, Yusuke, Shuntaro, Shiemi, and Asuka. It was the first time to drink w/ some of them. It was very nice time cuz I got drunk(?). I don’t know. Anyway, I went comfortably to bed. I mean, my memory has gone shortly after going to bed.

What I thought in the bar is just how fun here is. In other words, it’s very interesting to drink w/ my eyes on sports TV. In fact, I’ve never been in such a situation in Japan. I thought it’s the best to watch sports at home, sometimes by myself. Here were not only friends, but other sports lovers who have the same spirit as me: Sports help the world. Stuff like that,lol.

  by tkpsu | 2005-11-10 17:12 | @Portland

Spending time for Mid.

I tried to play b-ball tonight, but I can’t. Unfortunately, there are some games as intramural sports. Only registered player can stand on the court. All I did is to just watch a game for a while. I’ve seen most of the players on the court before. In the spring term I often join some of them at the gym to play hoops.

I felt that they were on the top of PSU, which is not famous for sports so much, expect for students of athletic department. I was a little bit depressed, but they are superior to Japanese players, still. One of them came Sunday night, too, who were very kind to me. In fact, he is very good, have the quickness, and the stable ability to shoot. I might face lots of must-learn technique I don’t have and should steal.

I went to the library shortly after going home once. The mid term exam has come. Interestingly, it’s not a general one, but take-home paper that I can take it home to think about it, deeply (hopely). I gotta answer 4 out of 6 hard questions about East Asian Economy. I won’t sleep well this weekend, anyway.

  by tkpsu | 2005-11-09 04:46 | @Portland

Shop could be the place to meet someone.

It’s the first time for me to takes much time to speaking informally in English even in a room. In these days I met one American guy, Spenser, from Denver, Colorado. My first purpose to get his room is to help my vocabulary assignment. After that we talked about from Kanji to an environment issue, the summer journey and slung. He was much cooler than I thought. I’ll try to talk together as much as possible.

I watched Shopgirl, which is showed in downtown. It’s about love which to choose either young or old, simply speaking. Main themes are that what you are looking for, what you are waiting for, and whom you are falling in love with, I thought. Focusing on how good this movie is, by the way, it was very questionable.

What does her Mom mean? Where is that? What her friend wanna do? That’s kinda stuffs. I thought some sense might be cut off. This movie doesn’t make sense. It’s not gonna be played in Japan. I just think so. So I’m not sure if it is.

Anyway, only words I remember is that I thought you understood. It’s how deep it means, doesn’t it? Let’s go to the theater, especially for those who are really wondering about that.


  by tkpsu | 2005-11-08 17:27 | @Portland

In Terms of my Assignment.

It’s at 5 to twelve that I arrived at the library to print my assignment out. I’d like to introduce one of them about the int’l business. One article from the New York Times said that Toshiba, which has tried to make HD-DVD standard as a main stream, took a risk to choose the Chinese market.

In contrast, Sony and the Blu-ray group, including Hollywood companies, Panasonic and one American largest retailer Best Buy, licensed their technology. That made it more difficult to sell cheaper, especially made by Chinese products. They sought not the cheaper price but the quality.

Tow of China’s largest made-to-order DVD makers, Amoi and JiangKui, said that they would start using Toshiba’s HD-DVD format. Therefore it will invite the Chinese to drive down prices, although it’s gonna be risky.

Who’s gonna be a winner at this case? Sony, which lost the Betamax machines, or Toshiba? Nobody knows. But the answer is much closer today.

Let’s go back to talk about my life a little bit. I attended ESL on time, of course, having the quiz. That’s all.lol.

  by tkpsu | 2005-11-07 17:00 | @Portland

Making me tougher.

Only joy I expect every Sunday night is to play hoops in da gym, which is fuller than Spring Term. Thus, it’s getting difficult to play it. Unfortunately, everybody has classes next day, and also time is too late, from 7 pm. There were up to 6 players, including me. We played “21”, firstly. Do u guys know it? After it we did “3 on 3.”

I’m gonna explain what “21” is, briefly. We gotta fight individually each other. In other words, there are on companions. Who’s a winner? It is the first player to reach 21 points. That’s why we call it “21.” Whaz the diference b/w here and Japan? That’s how to count points. In the int’l rule, we have either three or two by one shot as a field goal. On the other hand, the American street rule is only either two or one.

Whyz that? One reason is the size of court of NCAA, which is a little bit smaller than the regular int’l one. The other is the technique to shoot, which is much better than I expected. The last one is the play time, which will be better if you can take much more time to play.

I’d like to play b-ball next Sunday, too.

  by tkpsu | 2005-11-06 08:41 | @Portland