Monday, June 29, 2009

Fiona's Hat (クリック)

Jade: Where did you get your hat?
Fiona: I bought it at the store?
Jade: How much was your hat?
Fiona: My hat was very expensive.
Jade: It looks good on you. (よくにあいます)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

American Black Bear(クリック!)

The American Black Bear is the most common species of bear in North America. It is native to 41 of the 50 states including Canada and Northern Mexico.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Who is it?

Jade: Who are you?
Fiona: I'm Fiona.
Jade: What are you?
Fiona: I'm a French Bulldog, " oui, oui."
Jade: What are you wearing?
Fiona: I'm wearing my birthday hat!
Jade: Happy birthday to you!


Hi. My name is Jade. It's nice to meet you. I write and edit this
blog....with Shady's help. I will be answering your questions.
First of all, the black bear is rare to Ohio and doesn't live here anymore. Secondly, I can say "Toy Boat" fast 3 times.
Toy Boat
Toy Boat
Toy Boat wasn't that hard. I will answer the riddles for you tomorrow. Meow! Meow!

Friday, June 26, 2009

 Black Bear

The Black Bear! Is this animal native to Ohio?


native to ~ 原産。

Toy Boat

How did you do? Could you say, "Toy boat" 3 times, fast?
I can't even do it.

What's white on the outside, gold inside and round all over?

Answer tomorrow.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


The answer to yesterday's riddle (なぞなぞ)is Friday. That was a difficult one!

Today I have a tongue twister for you. Tongue twister is 早口言葉。

Say this as fast as you can-  Toy boat, Toy boat, Toy boat  

It's difficult even for me.

Have a good day.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


What's black and white and read all over? a newspaper

Today's Riddle: If yesterday had been Wednesday's tomorrow and tomorrow is
Sunday's yesterday, what would today be?

Animal word- Bat (コウモリ) You drive me batty! 日本語でなんといいますか。

Look for the answer tomorrow. 明日答えます。See you later!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Cold Dog

Good Morning- The answer to yesterday's riddle is "Cold Dog". Miss Peaches was the only student to get it correct.

Today's Riddle- What's black and white and read all over?

Animal Word time! Squirrel.(りす)I squirreled it away for later.なんという意味ですか。

Have a good day!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Today's Riddle (今日のなぞなぞ)

  What's a hot dog called before it is cooked?わかりますか。

If my Japanese is incorrect please write and tell me about it.


How are you? 元気ですか。今週、Lesson、が沢山あります。I'm happy. Let's study.

Good Morning

おはようございます。What's happening? Give me a call!

Monday, June 15, 2009


I thought I was done recording the first 500 expressions. But after reviewing the recordings,
I decided to re-record the 500. This will take me most of the day to do. Tomorrow, I have to go out of town for 2 or 3 days. So, I had better finish today.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


It's Saturday morning. How are you? I finished the first recordings for the web-shop. I recorded the first 2 series of English expressions. I completed Series 100 & Series 200. I sent them to Tokyo for Mr. Sakurai for use with his web-shop. I have 3 more series of one hundred sentences each to record. I will try to do 2 more series today and the final one Sunday. This will complete the recording of the 500 original sentences. The recordings will soon be available on the web-shop for download soon.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Computer problems

2 days ago, I set out to upgrade my computer. I had some problems. I broke the graphics card
and needed to have it repaired. So yesterday, I was off-line. Today everything is running fine. I
upgraded the memory from 2 to 4 GB and I added a 5oo watt power supply to replace the 300
watt supply I had. In the near future, I will replace the graphics card. The computer is now running fast and quiet.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

MP3 Maker 15

I decided to upgrade my audio program. I was having problems with exporting mp3 files
on line with the Audacity program. So, I spent some extra money and bought the MP3 Maker
15. This is the newest program available for Vista. I like it so far. The recordings I have made are good, But the user's manual is not so good. The explanations are not clear enough for me.

Monday, June 8, 2009


Good morning. How are you?. It's Monday morning in Ohio. Back to work for me. I don't have to work with the family's business, but I will start to make voice recording this week.
I need to purchase a new microphone before I can start. I need a noise-cancelling microphone for these recordings. I also need to write some more new lessons this week. So, it looks like a busy week. Contact me if you want!

Sunday, June 7, 2009


I'm back. I was busy last week working. I work in the family business. We install carpet and flooring. This week, I have little work so I'm back teaching English this week. I also will be writing new English lessons: Romance English and Medical English. See you later.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Here are some more words listed in Roget's College Thesaurus: announce, state, proclaim, declare, pronounce, articulate. These are listed under Enunciate. See if you can use these words in a sentence. All students should have a Thesaurus. It's very useful to have. I use mine all the time.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Enunciate- to utter or pronounce, esp. in a articulate or a particular manner: to enunciate the words clearly. When you speak English, please enunciate clearly. Open your mouth, make your voice understood. Let the listener hear you.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Summer Vacation

Today is the start of summer vacation for school children. Summer vacation will last from now until Labor Day in September. This is an old custom. Children during the summer would assist at their family farm. The time period used to be longer, about 4 months. Nowadays, it's about 3 months or less. There are students who are preparing for college or early graduation
that will go to school through out the summer.