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National Library

Today, I went to Australian National Library with Sarah to look for books for my essay. It was hard for me to understand the library system because this was my first visit. Surprisingly, I didn't have to search books by myself. All I had to do was to request books on the Web site and wait for books coming. On avarage, it took thirty minutes to get book I requested. How convenient there were!! Actually, I requested five books within 1 hour. Then, I copied the part of the books I needed since I couldn't borrow any books from there. I was so impressed that I would like to make use of the National Library when I have a chance next time.
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by yoshi_taka1009 | 2004-08-31 22:43

Three months

It has been three month since I came here. Before I came here, everyone who has studied abroad told me that I can be able to understand what native speakers are saying. But it seemed that there was no change for me. Although to say no change may be exaggerated too much, I don't still understand what lecuturer's say exactly. Some of my friends comforted me while saying I dramatically improved my English. It actually cheered me up. However, I felt I have to study English more and more. There is no time until next semester.
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by yoshi_taka1009 | 2004-08-30 23:50

Church

My friends, Anne took me to the church by her car today. I was just interested in what Christian are thinking and what Christianity is. I listened to what some students lectured for an hour, then, ate dinner with them. Although my English was so immature that I was able to get only half of what they said, Anne explained again and again after the lecture only for me. Then, I came to know Sayaka, who is Japanese from Osaka and Rachel who is Australian speaking Japanese fluently at dinner. They studied Japanese socialogy. Surprisingly, they tried to translate Japanese fairly tale into English. I heard that Rachel would like to become a translater of Japanese. I was able to enjoy because they are so friendly.
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by yoshi_taka1009 | 2004-08-29 21:06

Fenner Party

A party in Fenner Hall was held at eight tonight. I was able to newly make the acquaintance of some Chinese and Japanese there. I was, however, so shy that I suffered from chosing topic. Also, it is the Seven Wonders of the Fenner that Asian people are always talking with Asian while Westerner people with Westerner. Although the party was held to acquint each other, the atmosphere interrupted me to make friends with Westerner. I know it was completely my fault. Some Asian people easily made friends with Westerner. So I should try to speak to them spontaneously from now on. After the party, I learned how to cook Thai cooking from my friend, Pom. She is my good cooking teacher. Following her advice, I cooked Thai soup. Finally, very tasty soup satisfied me. My cooking skill has also been improving as well as my English.


またもや変な訳ですが。日本語訳です。

Fennerホールの中のパーティーは今夜8時に開催されました。私はそこで新しく中国人と日本人と知り合いになりました。しかしながら、非常に内気だったので、私はトピックを選ぶことに苦しみました。さらに、アジアの人々がアジア人と、一方、西洋人は西洋人と常に話していることはFennerの7不思議だと感じました。パーティーはお互いが知り合う場なのに、その場の雰囲気で、西洋人と知り合うのが難しく感じました。もちろん、それは僕が悪いんですが。何人かのアジアの人々は、容易に西洋人と親しくなってますし。したがって、私は、自発的に今後彼らと話をしようとするべきです。パーティーの後に、私は、私の友達、ポムからのタイ料理を学習しました。彼女は私のよい料理教師です。彼女の助言に従って、私はタイのスープを料理しました。最後に、非常に味のよいスープは私を満足させました。私の料理用の技術は私の英語と同様に改善しています。
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by yoshi_taka1009 | 2004-08-28 22:02

Library

I'm sleepy... I must make up the sleep I lost yesterday. I was not able to sleep for enough time because of a lot of assignment until today. After all, I could submit the homework at the eleventh hour.
After the class, I had to look for books for essay which I have to submit until the week after next, to say exactly, a week after next from today. It took long time to search books I need because there were few books related to my essay topic. The work to confirm each book carefully really made me tired. However, I was able to pick up five books and a journal at last.

和訳をコンピューターにさせて、少し訂正してみました。ぎこちない日本語ですが、日本語訳がないよりましかな、と。
 
眠い...私は、昨日失った睡眠を取り戻さなくてはなりません。私は今日までの宿題のために十分な時に眠ることができませんでした。結局、私は土壇場でホームワークを提出することができました。クラスの後に、私は再来週までに提出しなければならないエッセイのための本を捜さなければなりませんでした。私のエッセイ・トピックと関係する本がほとんどなかったので私が必要とする本を探索するために長い時間がかかりました。いちいち本を確かめる作業は本当に疲れました。しかしながら、私はついに5冊の本と一冊のジャーナルを拾い上げることができました。
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by yoshi_taka1009 | 2004-08-27 18:34

Studying all day today

I was so lazy that I stored a lot of assignment until today. I have to read materials until tomorrow. It still takes so long time to read book written in English. I have to overcome my reading skill as soon as possible.
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by yoshi_taka1009 | 2004-08-26 22:21

Significant of time management

Today, I got a lot of assignments at once. I have to submit two essay until Sep. 10. As my friends will come here Sep. 7 for three days I will have to submit before Sep. 7. I really felt the importance of timemanagement. So far, I often took a nap in the daytime. This nap has reduced my studying time. Also spending a lot of time to cook and eat with my friend in the grand floor interrupted my study. From now on, I have to manage my time efficiently.
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by yoshi_taka1009 | 2004-08-25 23:15

Presentation

I woke up early to practice for presentation, today. Two hours prectice on the eve of my presentation at two provided confidence with me. Then, I did my best in the real presentation, so my feedback evaluated me higher than last time. I was very glad to see it because I felt my efforts paid off. Also, the lecturer's comment toward my presentation really helped me since I was able to recognize my weakness. It should be good incentive for me to improve my presentation skill on next time. I also thought about myself and found out my weak spots, defects, blind sides from the aspect of theory and fallings. I'm looking forward to preparing for next presentaion because my presentation skill should dramatically improve until next time.
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by yoshi_taka1009 | 2004-08-24 22:13

Postponed presentation

In order to do well in my presentation, presentation, tomorrow, I woke up early and practiced hard. When the class started the lecturer told us that the presentation would be postponed untill tomorrow because she wasn't able to prepare OHP and powerpoint for our presentation. I was so disappointed since all my haste was in vain, but I took a positive slant on the situation. I opened my mind to it and tried to think this means I've got more time to practice for the presentation. Actually, it was clear that my practice had been lacking. As there should be room to improve my presentation difinitely, I decided to make use of the chance.
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by yoshi_taka1009 | 2004-08-23 18:11

Preparation for presentation

All day today, I prepared material for my presentation which will be held tomorrow. Today, I worked very hard since I didn't anything until today, but I was able to finish at last in the midnight....
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by yoshi_taka1009 | 2004-08-23 02:39