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  1. Quote:I am stuck in my ways and will not give up my turkey. Same here!
  2. I eat cake though I don't eat Kentucky fried chicken. I cook a stuffing turkey at Christmas. It is only Christmas season to get the turkey in the supermarket in Japan.
  3. The following was written in the English text that I was studying now. I think that missm and Wendy is interested in this. "Christmas in Japan has an on-again, off-again history that dates back more than 450 years. Now,Christmas is as big an event in Japan as it in much of the rest of the world,even if the Christian message behind the seasn is not as strong as in ather places. .................................... Japan’s first recorded Christmas occurred in a small church in Yagaguchi Prefecture,in 1552. A monk called Juan Fernandez told the Japanese believers about God. And the Japanese believers talked about the Creator and spent the night praising God. Fernandez was one of the monks who arrived in Japan with Francis Xavier, the 16th century missionary credited with spreading Christianity in Japan following his arrival in 1549. Japan soon closesd its doors to the world and Christmas basically disappeard. Cheistmas returned to Japan in the Meiji Era. Widespread celebration of Christmas only began about 100 years ago when Yuletide decorations like Christmas trees and lights began appearing in placec like Gnza and other fashionable districts in big cities. Santa Claus soon became well known. Now, uniquely Japanese Christmas traditions include Christmas cakes-----a tradition Fujiya started in 1911----expensive dates on Christmas Eve and eating Kentucky fried chiken!"
  4. Phil I wish you a very best birthday from Tokyo!
  5. LC Wishing you a very Happy Birthday from Tokyo!
  6. Wishing you a very happy birthday from Tokyo
  7. Happy Belated Birthday to one of the great gentleman
  8. Things of the past for a long time. A man proposed to me. He said. "Let's go to the United States together. " He planned to go to study to the United States. I worked from the morning to midnight every day as an editor in those days, and I had gotten exhausted very much. It was all feelings that I wanted to run away . Therefore, I was going to receive the propose. However, I noticed soon. I didn’t love him. Just only his proposal was attractive for me at that time. After all, he went to the United States alone. I sealed the country named the United States and English. I decided to forget. the United States and English became the symbolize of my "Insincerity" and "Cunning" and "Weakness.". After that, long time passed. I heard Eric's songs again. I thought that his song solved a seal of long time. "Now the pain have passed". And, I came here being led to his songs. “I feel my world spinning round so fast !!! " The one to whom I dedicate thanks is Eric. It’s my Thanksgiving story. Everybody, have a wonderful holiday!
  9. Ditto! I'll try to bake in a week or two.
  10. I know your sadness and loneliness. Because I also think about divorce last month. (But I didn't.) It's the start of a new life. It's your time to fly! Reach out for the stars!
  11. Andie Thank you for your interest in our country!!! Soarea.....It's so classy. And I know how you get "Kenichi Matsuyama". Will you examining the novel "Norwegian Wood" that Haruki Murakami had written? You are so great!!! Oh,sorry...another thread.
  12. Kenichi Matsuyama....Well,he is all right.He is not great though. Karina...She is third of red version. I think most beautiful lady is lasy of red version. She is actress, her name is Kyoka Suzuki. She is co-starring with Tommy Lee Jones in the other commercial. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A3P_T7WtEk
  13. Quote:CONGRATS, AVENTURINE! or should I say, Eliza. :-) I thought him to be a very nasty and mean at the first time. He starts suddenly discussing the Japanese responsibility about second world war, and sarcasm "Why Can 't The English?" At that time, I thought "Just You Wait". However, I know his sincerity now. BTW,I wrote some books(as one of the writer) and so many atricles. But I'm not famous and rich. I'm just an freerance-writer for now.Then it's surely challenging.
  14. Neither Eros nor sexy is so liked in my country. Most of men like to be cute or pretty than sexily. Heart-warming type than devilish type. Which of those girls do you like? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWlpof_G11s
  15. I occasionally think that I might fall in love with Tony. When he is very gentle. Then, I tell you what am I always calling him. "Professor Henry Higgins" Of couse I am Eliza Doolittle.
  16. It is Beaujolais nouveau opening day!!! I love it!!!
  17. Diane Your birthday has come just now in Japan!!! Birthdays are a special time for all who care for you to send their love and wish you joy in everything you do! Have a Wonderful Birthday You’re so caring and so thoughtful. I’m grateful to have a precious friend like you!!!
  18. I read Reid.C’s post in another thread. It reminds me of this newspaper article. It is the Interview with chairman of The Japanese Society of Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers(JASRAC). His name is Syunichi Tokura.He is a very famous composer in Japan. He said that. “The royalty is the love to the song. It is a respect to the song that was born by made an effort with blood, sweat and tears. It is a reward to the song that gives pleasure to my life. I want to sing again, or I love this song!!!!..... I think that it is a royalty to show thanks for the song.†I want to send these words to Eric.
  19. I am a free-lance writer. The book that I had written some part was published in Japan last week. "Local Power" (CHIIKI-JIKARA" publisher Koudansya). http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/4062166844 What should you do to activate the provinces economies and local living? It interviews 50 people such as the introduction of the approach of the enterprise that has succeeded in the provinces and the shopping street, scholars, and researchers. I wrote some of the part.
  20. Thank you sweet twin ladies and Darlene! Missm send me a PM before. She said that. “The people on the board are truly very kind and good hearted people who care.†Exactly right! I’m so happy to be here when I was painful. Diane, Thank you for your e-mail. Due to a computer problem, I have been unable to send e-mail. I’m fine!
  21. Valerie, Here’s a long-distance “Happy Birthday†to you from Japan!
  22. Happy Birthday, John! May your birthday bring joy and happiness to you and your family and of course your job. You are so kind, pleasant, funny and handsome!!! And you are my first friend on this board. Have a wonderful birthday!!! Here is song for you,Agngelina!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfTlpNaC6U0
  23. Thank you for your post of sympathy. I was reading the book about breast cancer. I read a lot of books from the introduction to the technical book. I understand the metastasis and the risk. Fear by ignorance left. I have go to hospital now. See you!!!
  24. I was sorry to miss this thread. Paul, Happy Belated Birthday from Japan!
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