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An apple a day keeps the doctor away – 30 day summer challenge 2017

Now, I have to exercise and go on a diet, as I will soon have my annual general check up.
Last year, I was weighed at the clinic while wearing my clothes, but the nurse didn’t subtract any amount from the result. So, my weight was heavier than usual. 🤔 Depending on the clinic, they do like it that, though….Then, I thought I will schedule my exam during spring or summer this year, wearing very thin and light clothes. But it’s already early summer now, my body needs to be toned quickly! So, I started to exercise while studying English. Actually, I wrote this while stretching my legs. 😆

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Passing through the first gateway

The result was not very good. But I passed! 😀
Report in detail of my result = total 26/33 points
Reading: 4/5
Q & A: 20/25
Attitude: 2/3
My Q and A result was not bad but the attitude score was not good. I had thought if examinees answered something naturally and with a smile, the examiner would give a perfect score for attitude in the 2nd grade interview. Although maybe I was nervous, I think tried to tell the examiner the answer with a smile even if I couldn’t speak fluently. My face looked strained😬

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To the victor goes the spoils

The English class after the interview test, my teacher and I celebrated my passing of the 1st test. I prepared a margarita, beer and nuts. As the day was hot, I put some ice in the margarita. My teacher brought a beer, but the beer had 8.4% alcohol. I said, “This class was Breiko~!” 

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My board and a glass of margarita

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Cold beer, cool clothes, both super

In summer Japan is humid. I like drinking beer during this season.  
There are a lot of beer breweries all over Japan. They make beer using the local water, so even if many beers have the same label, it is said that they have different tastes. I’m not sure, as I have never tried to experiment. Ordinarily, many breweries have free tours, which we can book by internet or phone.

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Nervous Nellie

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The interview test is over!
It was first come first serve. I got there 20 minutes early and was the 2nd examinee in line. I checked in, turned off my smartphone, put it in a bag provided by the staff, and hung it around my neck. I guess to prohibit recording. I have never hung my phone from my neck, so it felt heavy and it was very annoying. Continue reading

Reviving Nagoya Castle

In 1610, Nagoya Castle was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu, who was the first Shogun (overall military leader of Japan) in the Edo period, and one of the most famous samurai lords in Japanese history. The height of the castle is 36.1m. The total floor area is the largest of all the castles in Japan.

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Left: Honmaru Palace // Right: Castle Tower

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The cowardly lion found her heart

The day came to find out my test result on a website. It was scheduled for 3 pm. Although I had been waiting since the day after taking the test, I didn’t have the courage to look at my result. So, I was thinking of covering the laptop screen with a thin white piece of paper or covering my eyes with my hands when I open the website. I will see it a little and I can be ready to accept reality gradually. Am I a coward?

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