Oasis Aoyama

Oasis Aoyama
Aoyama, Morioka, Iwate

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Hot Day



このところ尋常ではない暑さが、ずっと続いていますね。
月並みではありますが、水分をこまめにとって熱中症には気をつけましょう。水分だけでなく、栄養もしっかりとりましょうね。
最近、特に若い人たちのビタミンD不足が増加しているとか。その原因は、日焼け止めクリームの使用にあるとのこと。週に3日以上の使用でビタミンD欠乏状態になることがわかったそうです。スキンケアも大事ですが、過度の使用は避け、体の内側からの健康にも気を配りましょう。

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Spain Trip 7

Plaza Mayor Salamanca at midnight

Can you see the stork? Wow!      The letter which was written with fighting bull's blood    Can you find the frog?

Finally, I went to Salamanca! I went  there from Portugal by midnight bus. To go  there was the main purpose of this trip. My dream has come true by finally going to Santiago de Compostela and Portugal! 
My daughter goes to Salamanca University now. So I had this chance to visit. Salamanca city is one of the most important university cities in Spain and it was declared a UNESCO  World Heritage Site.
Salamanca University is the oldest university in Spain and the third oldest university in the world still in continuous operations. It was given the Royal charter of foundation by King Alfonso IX in 1218. So next year will be it's 800th anniversary. The oldest buildings have become museums and many tourists come. The library is included in these pictures as well. The city was famous for bullfighting and it is said that the letters written on the wall used the blood of bulls during the bullfighting days long ago.
The Black Iberian pig also is famous in the city. So there are many shops with pig thighs hanging from the ceilings! Taste was so great! That's Spain! I wanted to stay longer and walk around to see more places slowly. But my daughter said that one day is more than enough to see the city. So I could stay there only one and a half days. It was very short. But it was a very nice and quiet city!















Monday, June 19, 2017

Spain Trip 6



 
Olive Tree. Big!                                                Codfish Croquette                                       Beautiful Book Store

 I went around my apartment. It was fun just to only walk around. 
First, I went to Sao Bento station. People say it's "The most beautiful station in the world".  It really was beautiful. It's like an art museum. The walls are made from tile. Second, I went to a bookstore. The people also say that this is  "The most beautiful book store in the world". Really?😒 They like "The most beautiful" words sounds? But it also was as they said, beautiful! It was one of the locations for the making of the movie "Harry Potter".

Dry codfish is so popular in Porto. There were codfish croquette shops. They are like fast-food restaurants. It was good with beer!


I went to the Atlantic Ocean at last! I wanted to stand at the edge of Portugal and to see the ocean from there. Actually, I really wanted to go to the Monument of the Discoveries and to see it from there. Anyway, it was my dream! I was very glad!

Good-bye Porto! I will come again!


I went to see the Ocean using this tram. Cute!









Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pastello



今年もパステロ、開催します!
「ストームグラス」というものを作ります。
さて、持ち物のトイレットペーパー、何に
使うでしょうか?!

Daleの手作りハンバーガーもあるよ!
お昼には公園でハンバーガー食べたり、
マシュマロサンド作ったり、遊んだりして
みんなで工作を楽しもうね!
待ってるよ~!😄

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Spain Trip 5



The city name Porto is from "Port" and Portugal's name was from "Porto". It's not capital but Portugal's history started from here. Porto is not such a big city and we were able to walk just about everywhere within the city. I stayed 2 nights in another rented apartment for less than 20,000 yen for 4 people. Very cheap! It had a good location and a nice room. 
I met my friend there and we were together for 4 days. She came from Japan and she was on her way to Morocco from Portugal. The Tapas restaurant we went to our first night was great! Wine too! All the food                                    was very good in Porto. Like Japan they also have pig tripe stew! 






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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

多読3原則

【多読3原則】

英語の本を楽しく読み続けるためには、いくつかのコツがあります。
その中で一番大事なのは、次の多読3原則です。

                    【第1原則】   辞書は引かない
                   【第2原則】   わからないところはとばす                  
                    【第3原則】   つまらなければやめる


【第3原則】   について

つまらなければやめる
途中でやめる勇気を身につけよう!無理は多読の敵!



飛ばし読みを続けていると、話の流れがよくわからなくなってしまうことがありす。
あるいは、流れはだいたいわかるけれど、内容に共感できない、内容に興持てないということもあります。いずれにしても、ある程度読んでみたものの、つまらなくなってしまったり、わからなくなってしまった場合には、無理をして読み続けずに、別の本を読みましょう。
多読3原則は、英語学習では画期的なことですが、この3原則は、私たちが日本語読書するときに自然に行っていることにすぎません。多読3原則は、夏目漱石がいうように「日本語の本を読むように英語の本を読む」というだけのことなのです。
「外国語の本を読む時は母語と別の読み方でなければいけない」というのは、今まの教育で刷り込まれた迷信にすぎません。
この3原則はあくまで多読する場合の原則です。英語を使うプロになるためには、読の訓練も必要です。また、社会人のみなさんは、仕事の必要上、英文の内容を100%理解しなければならないときもあります。そういう場合には、辞書を引いたり、何度も同じ部分を読み返して精読したりする必要があるのはいうまでもありません。しかし、たとえ
100%理解しなければならない場合でも、漢文式の返り読みをすることや訳読することは避けた方がよいでしょう。翻訳が必要な場合以外、英語のまま、100%の理解を目指すのがよいのです。



自宅や自分の時間で英語の本を読む時に効果的な方法です。
レッスンでは、先生がサポートしますので、1~2ランク上のレベルの本を読みましょう。

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Spain Trip 4



I went to a Tapas restaurant. Tapas is like an appetizer or snack. It's a small dish and we can order many kinds of Tapas. So we can share and have fun with each kind of food together. The word "tapas" is from tapar which means "to cover" in English. First, they used a piece of meat or bread  to cover a glass of sherry to guard it from flies. Also they used a dish for a cover and then they began to put some snacks on it and they started to call this "Tapas". Even just to see the Tapas restaurant is so fun! It's like a cake shop!

I found a "A-un" statue in Santiago de Compostela! Wow! 





I was surprised to see it for real!
This "→" (arrow) is a sign for pilgrims. There were signs of yellow scallop too.







I went to Portugal by bus after that. To finally go there has been a dream of mine! I've wanted to go there for loooong time! Yeah!! 
My first impression when I arrived in Porto, was how colorful, pretty and hilly it was! It's like a town for doll's. Using tiles for walls is common? There were many kinds of tile patterns and so very colorful. Although it was rainy when I first arrived I was very excited during these 3 days of our stay!