Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Only 5 Days Until the Tenjin Festival!

Only 5 days until the Tenjin Festival! (Above is a photo I took at last year's festival) Last year, I did a countdown to the festival by teaching how to say some common Japanese summer festival words in English. If you're new to this blog (or if you've just forgotten!), check out the links below...

Friday, July 16, 2010

Teru Teru Bozu

The Long Weekend starts tomorrow. If you're like me, you're sick of all this rain. One way to make sure it doesn't rain is to make a teru teru bozu (A.K.A. teru teru bouzu) -- a Japanese good-weather charm.

Above is
a goofy video we made in Australia 10 years ago. In it, Mayumi explains what a Teru Teru Bozu is and Rigby threatens the good-weather charm. However, the Teru Teru Bozu has the last laugh!

Click here for other Be & Me YouTube Videos!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

That Brings Back Memories!

Recently, I wrote about the old Japanese TV show Monkey (西遊記). I included a link to a couple of related YouTube videos in that post. Later, I was talking to one of our students (Hi, Yuji!) about those links. He asked how to say natsukashii
(懐かしい) in English. Most dictionaries translate natsukashii to "nostalgic." In conversation, it's more common to say, "That brings back memories!"

One of my friends from high school (Hi,Peter!) sent me a link to the above YouTube video on the weekend.

It certainly brought back some memories for me!

Does it bring back any memories for you?

Thursday, July 01, 2010

スクールカレンダー & イベント

みなさん、こんにちは!オンライン”スクールカレンダー&お知らせ”の ページをアップデイトしました!当月のサービスレッスン日やキッズクラスの日程、祝 日やイベント案内が日本語で確認できます。

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)

ス クールカレンダー :

生 徒のみなさんへ :

よ ろしくお願いします!