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Feb. 21st, 2006

12:43 pm - Tokyo International Forum

Tokyo International Forum
Originally uploaded by DigiPub.
Did you see the Tokyo International Forum? I didn't.

Jan. 25th, 2006

04:23 pm - Happy Daruma Dude

Happy Daruma Dude
Originally uploaded by apc33.
I am happy, just like this little guy here.

Dec. 3rd, 2005

03:09 pm - Testing

Testing this out.

02:57 pm - Hungry Hippo

I'm a hungry, hungry hippo, waiting for something good to eat.  I hope you like it too.

Jul. 5th, 2005

01:28 pm - Children

The Portal
Originally uploaded by apc33.
excited about

the wonders
around them

bored with

tell them
to do

not to do.

Current Mood: creative

Jun. 21st, 2005

01:39 pm - Internet for Language Learning

Laptop Accer
Originally uploaded by bahtiar.
Some people believe that Japanese students have very little chance to practice their English with native speakers. However, I believe that the internet gives Japanese students a great way to use and learn English. Using the internet, students can practice their English while meeting people from many different countries. Almost 900 million people from more than 200 countries use the internet everyday, so it is possible to communicate with them if a student knows how. One way is to use Livejournal to share thoughts and opinions with others while using the Friends feature to find people with similar interests. Another way is to use Flickr to share photos and talk to people about the photos they have taken. Also, students can find Keypals with whom they can exchange emails and get to know one another. Using the internet in these ways will expose Japanese students to a wide variety of English as it is actually used, as opposed to 'textbook' English to which so many are accustomed. This is why using the internet to use the language they have been studying for so many years is a good idea.

Jun. 14th, 2005

01:36 pm - The Yellow House

The Yellow House
Originally uploaded by However.
I really think that Van Gogh is a very talented artist. In my mind, he is one of the greatest painters who has ever lived. His use of color is incredible and the colors he uses make me feel like I am in a dream. His paintings also have a very distinct texture. His brushstrokes give the paintings an amazing quality of emotion.

Jun. 7th, 2005

01:24 pm - Lifestyles Destroy Environment

Hill of Treads
Originally uploaded by Kris Griffon.
The environment is being destroyed by modern lifestyles. For example, many of our rivers are contaminating with chemicals from factories and farm fields. Also, the air we breathe is smoggy from the exhaust of petroleum-based vehicles. Furthermore, trees are being cut down all over the world to fuel our high demand for wooden houses, paper, and chopsticks. You can even find trash lying on the ground in parks, rivers, streets, and natural areas. Worst of all, various species of plants and animals are dying out. As you can see, our modern lifestyles are quickly ruining the beautiful world around us. We can prevent this from happening by changing our lifestyles immediately.

May. 31st, 2005

01:23 pm - Iris Garden Path

Iris Garden Path
Originally uploaded by apc33.
I really love the way Japanese people create gardens. I especially like the way that they use footpaths to help people stop and see the surroundings. This footpath is located in the Kyoto Botanical Gardens and is a perfect example of Japanese style. I think it is very beautiful. Don't you?

May. 24th, 2005

11:45 am - Hiking

I think hiking is a healthy activity that many people should consider doing.  First, hiking is great excercise.  People who hike develop strong legs and lower backs, along with the ability to breath deeply and keep their balance.  Also, being up in the mountains allows people to breath fresh air from all the trees and plants, which is good for the brain and the body's energy levels.  Furthermore, hiking allows people to get away from the city and spend time in a natural environment, which is also good for their health.  Doing so also lets people get more in touch with nature and learn to appreciate and respect it.  People having better relationships with nature through hiking is something that the whole world could use, especially since there are so many environmental problems created by people who don't respect nature. Finally, hiking is really a lot of fun, as you can see in these pictures.  So as you can see, through increasing health and fitness, and by allowing a closer relationship with nature to develop, hiking is a very enjoyable and beneficial activity.

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