Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Be & Me Student Saves the World!

It seems that everything we do in our daily lives damages nature. If we don’t change our lifestyles soon, we’re likely to destroy the very world we live on. There’s no one simple way to protect nature. Saving the Earth will rely on many different ideas, all being used at once.

Recently, one of our students, a fashion designer, had a great idea to help save the world; an eco-bag that you can carry on your cell phone. It’s not always convenient to carry a reusable shopping bag with you. Often, you don’t even think about a shopping bag until you are in the shops. But these days, almost no one leaves home without their cell phone! That’s why our student Kyoko’s idea is so good!

Kyoko showing her cell-phone eco-bag

The eco-bag when it’s folded up

Kyoko with the unfolded eco-bag

You can help eco-warrior Kyoko save the world by always remembering to carry a reusable shopping bag with you. Don’t leave home without one!

By the way, “Eco” is short for “ecology.” Ecology is the study of living things and their relation to each other and their environment. “Environment” in this case means the physical surroundings of the living things being studied. However, “the environment” refers to all of the natural world. When we use “eco” with another word, like “eco-friendly,” we really mean “environmentally friendly,” that is, friendly to all of the natural world.

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わがBe & Me の生徒さんが世界を救う!

私たちが日々行うすべての活動は自然にダメージを与えているようです。私たちが現在の生活スタイルを早急に変えなければ、私たちが住んでいるこの世界を破 壊してしまうでしょう。自然を守る唯一の方法などありません。地球を救うのにはたくさんのいろんな方法に取り組まなくてはならないでしょう。

先 日、ファッションデザイナーである当校の生徒さんが、ひとつの素晴らしいアイディアを思いつきました!携帯電話に携帯するエコバッグです。エコバッグを 持って出かけるのに都合が悪い場合もありますよね。お店に入ってから、エコバッグのことを思い出すこともよくあります。でも昨今、携帯電話を持たずにでか ける人はいません!だからこそ、この生徒さん(京子さん)のアイディアはすごいのです!

09-10-20 #05; Kyoko with her Eco Bag

09-10-20 #06; Kyokos Eco Bag

09-10-20 #07; Kyoko  her Open Eco Bag



と ころで、”eco”とは”ecology”の略です。エコロジーとは生態学。人間を含めた生物とその環境(environment)との相互関係を研究す る学問です。ここでいう”environment”とは自然環境。”eco”と他の言葉をくっつけて使う場合、例えば”eco-friendly”の意味 は”environmentally friendly”となるわけです。これは「自然環境にやさしい」ということです。

Monday, November 23, 2009

2009 Halloween Party at Ola - The Photos!

Our Hosts Yakuza-Woman Shino & Day-of-the-Dead Hiroki
The Frighteningly Friendly Ola Bar Staff

Nachos Nightmare

Blues Brother Rigby & Blues Sister Mayumi with Wally/Waldo
Yes, We Found Him!!!

You can see many, many more photos at 2009 Halloween Party at Ola Enjoy!
Note: If your photo is in our photo album and you'd rather it wasn't, please send us an e-mail - we"ll happily remove it!
If your name is in one of the captions and you'd rather it wasn't, please send us an e-mail - we'll happily change it!
If you'd like a bigger photo file so you can print it, please send us a mail - we'll happily send it!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Recommended Photo Exhibition

最優秀賞 「田植えを終えて」 芝崎静雄(愛媛)
See all the photos at 第7回 「美しい日本を撮ろう」フォトコンテスト
As many of you know, I love photos! I'm always on the look out for good photo exhibitions. Yesterday, I noticed there was a photo exhibition in the Crysta Nagahori Gallery. The exhibition is a collection of photos entered in a Beautiful Photos of Japan contest. It's very good!

Unfortunately, today (Friday, November 13th) is the last day of the exhibition. If you're in Shinsaibashi today, make sure you check it out!

If you can't make it to the exhibition, you can check out the photos at 第7回 「美しい日本を撮ろう」フォトコンテスト
(Scroll down to see all the photos).

Sunday, November 01, 2009

スクールカレンダー & イベント


当校のホームページ(の“スクールカレンダー”または "生徒のみなさんへ" をクリックして下さい!または直接下記のアドレスへリンクして下さい!(携帯電話からも可能です)

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