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2010.05.02

First of all, I have to introduce myself, I am Machiko, half-Thai/Japanese student from Thailand. Currently, I have been studying Japanese and also working part-time at Andon. After I have been here for over a year, I would like to share my intercross-cultural experience with you through the place that I have been to.
Today`s diary, I would like to introduce SCAI The Bathhouse, which is located in Yanaka district, SCAI is contemporary art gallery that is famous for introducing Japanese`s Avant-Garde Artists as well as welcome the world`s exceptional artists to exhibit their works in Japan.
Few weeks ago, I finally went to SCAI to see the exhibition of Thai^Film-Maker, Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL, “NATIVE LAND” ..This exhibition has brought in me the attention of Thai history back in the period of Communists Era in Thailand.
I think even in Japan, young generation do not pay enough attention to the current politic or economy situation which is unfortunate, as well as Thailand. I think it was very worth to visit SCAI on that day.
If you would like to go to SCAI, please take JR Yamanote to Nippori Station, South Exit and walk through Yanaka Cementary for 6 minutes, the gallery will be on right side.
For more information on current exhibition, please go to www.scaithebathhouse.com

Machiko,

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Flower arrangement

2010.05.01



Flower always has an impact in everyone`s life especially our Andon`s guests. Today`s morning, I met one little guest `Isabella` chan, Her pure childish smile remines me of the virgin Lily and her charm is like the Goldren Sun Daisy….
One more time that I had a chance to arrange flower for Andon, while our boss is always, I carefully took time to select the flower, I thought of that little girl. I wish the beautiful flowers will make your day shine and bright like the Sun, Also beautiful and memorable like the beauty of Lily.

Enjoys!

Machiko,

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Lovely Isabella!

2010.05.01




A lovely little girl from Canada is staying in Andon now.Her name is Isabella,we call Bella : )
She went to the Ghibli museum yesterday so we were playing with Ghibli characters in this morning : )

Ryoko

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Walk in the Imperial Palace

2010.04.29

It was a lovely day so I went for a walk in to the Imperial Palace. There are many tourists and they were taking many pictures, I was one of them but in about a week,
I think there would be more wonderful!!

I sat on a bench near these azaleas and had a lunch, it’s a very nice view. I brought a bagel with goat cheese which is my favorite, then many sparrows came up to me to get some pieces but I ignored.

There are many kind of plants, these days we can see green bambous. Now, some of them are shooting up and it’s too late to eat but if those are just in season either way we can’t eat.

If I have a day off and have nothing to do I want to come back again to for a walk, in the morning. There is also a brush which is very beautiful and if it’s too much sun shine, trees will make some shadows so I feel comfortable.

But I’m worried about one thing. It’s bugs, especially butterflies.
It’s my enemy!! Yuka

とても天気が良かったので皇居に散歩に行って来ました。沢山の観光客の方々が沢山写真を撮っていましたが、私も沢山撮りました。1週間後にはもっと綺麗な景色が楽しめると思います。 つつじの花の近くのベンチに座り私の大好きな山羊のチーズとベーグルを持って行ったのでそこで食べました。沢山雀が寄って来ましたが無視しました。沢山の種類の植物がありますが、今は青々とした竹が見れます。竹の子が芽を出していましたが、食べるには遅すぎです。もし食べ頃でも食べることはできませんが・・・。

もし休日で何もする事が無い時にはまた朝の散歩に来たいです。日が強くても雑木林の木々が影を作ってくれとても気持ちの良い散歩が出来そうです。

ただ、昆虫が。特に蝶は私の強敵です!!怖い。 Yuka

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MOVIE

2010.04.27

Recently I watched to the 2 movies.

First, I watched the “Sherlock Holmes” who played the Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law.
This movie was made to throb in suspense from beginning to end.
I think that there is a sequel ;P
Sherlock Holmes and John Watson were not so active when I saw drama in TV so it was interesting.

One more movie is “Alice in Wonderland”
I like combination of Johnny Depp and Tim Burton so I really look forward to coming out “Alice in wonderland”.
In Burton’s version, the story is set 13 years after the original Lewis Carroll tale.
At last I went to the theater yesterday for wated it
Of course I watched it 3D version :) It was very nice story and picture was beautiful.
After that I bough brochure because I was impressed it.

Actually I do not know the original story about “Alice in wonderland” very well.
I want to read or watch original story and then go to theater once again!

These movies have original but I like and recommend both of them very much!!

最近、映画を2作品見ました。一つは「シャーロックホームズ」でもう一つは「アリス イン ワンダーランド」です。
出演者は全員かっこよすぎでした☆
シャーロックホームズは最初から最後までハラハラさせられっぱなしでした。
アリスは、原作をよく知らない私でも、とても楽しむことができました。3Dで見たので映像もすっごくきれいで、感動しました。
どちらも原作ありの映画でしたが、原作を知っていても知らなくても、また別の作品として完璧に仕上げられていたと思います。
でも、原作を知った上で、もう一度この映画を見たら違った見かたもできるのかなとも思います。

Kayo

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