thanks giving

How are you doing?
Recently, it is cold in San Diego like the beginning of the winter days in Japan.
I guess it was best choice to buy extra blanket lol

And. Today is Thanksgiving Day.
I have no idea about thanks giving before I came America.
but I went to thanksgiving dinner with oral presentation class student.
Then, teacher told us the meaning of thanksgiving.

I am grateful for environment that I have, good health, friend around me and family especially father. He alway understand what I wanna do and permit to do so.
Thank you for environment that I have. I am studying in San Diego, but it is not possible for everyone.
I would appreciated that I was able to go abroad here.

By the way, I am thinking about going travel before I leave.
The place is  Mexico and San Francisco.
I'm looking forward to going there. I can't stop being excited!


Boston 3days!

Hello!  Everyone!
Recently It getting colder and colder.
Please take care : )  

I’ve just come back from Boston.
It was 5 days travel from 9th midnight to 13th.
I participated Boston career forum, which 141 companies comes to get Japanese and English bilingual student such as global company.

This is the Boston Convention center that is located in near south station.

This is night view of Boston!

In 12th, we went to sports bar which front staff in hotel had recommended to us. Its name is “four’s”, which is completely sports bar. 

At that time, hockey and football game have being played! Every one cheered wildly when the home team scored a goal. We really enjoyed such atmosphere. All dishes we ordered were really tasty and every staffs are really kind!

I ordered steak fries with blue cheese walnuts.

I stayed Hyatt that is located in near Logan airport.

This is a harbor side view from 9th floor in night.

I also took picture from there in the morning.

It looks quite different : )

Room is comfortable and the boy who carries my bag is nice guy.
He kindly teaches me the information about good sightseeing spot around hotel. 
I bought 7days pass by his recommendation. It is convenient to go out anywhere. 
You can ride all Subway and Bus for $14 per one week. 

Here is a link at Hyatt 


volunteer in kindergarden and Boston

Hello everyone!

How was your weekend?
I could have an interesting experience in this weekend.
I did a volunteer as a assistant in Japanese kindergarden on sunday.
A lot of Japanese American children go to this school. Some of them can`t speak Japanese yet , but other classmate who can speak Japanese help them to learn Japanese.

When theater said them to write balls using aka crayon (We call red "aka"), child who know Japanese teach child who can`t speak Japanese that aka means red. I was impressed. How young child can help each other!

anyway, in this season, a lot of senior  student start job hunting in Japan. Big career forum be held in USA (LA, Boston) for the people who can speak English and Japanese. After I go back Japan, I have to start job hunting. I was thinking long time if I went to Boston or not.  It is too far away from here and expensive to get air plane ticket and reserve hotel, but I finally decide to go to Boston career forum.
I will be busy soon for preparing resumé. hmm...

Then I can update Boston trip (kind of) blog and pictures next month. I`m looking forward to going there without cold whether. What I know about boston is just MIT and Harvard. And  I would like to try clam chowder.  Have you ever been to Boston?

Photo by (c)Tomo.Yun 
(http://www.yunphoto.net )



Steve Jobs

I use i-phone and macbook. It is made simply and comfortable to use.
I really enjoy to use it. Even though I travel somewhere, I bring i-phone and take photo in front of the sightseeing spot more than digital camera.

It is 1 week since steve died. A great number of the people around the world tweet his death and thanked him with putting hush tag like #thankyousteve, #iSad and so on. Tweet about his death became the third most tweet so far. One engineer made picture of steve by using tweet with hush tag #thankyou steve.

I can't believe his death still now, because I respect him so much not only job he did but also a way of life. His speech in Stanford University touched my heart. He talked about three things: connecting dots, love and lost, and death. I have three favorite sentence each part.

you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

This sentence is in first part "connecting dots" in his speech. When he was 17 years old, he dropped out college and take calligraphy class. He didn't think calligraphy is helpful for his life. However, 10 years later, it all came back to him. It was designed into the first Macintosh. 

You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.

This is in second part "love and lost" in his speech. After he fired from his company, he started a company NeXT(Pixar). Pixar created the first computer animation movie"Toy Story" He fell in love with woman who became his wife.  After that apple bought the Pixar and he returned his position. It was awful medicine for him, but these amazing things would not happened if he hadn't been fired.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

This is the most favorite sentence in the third part"death" in his speech. He had faced death once before he died, but he could be saved miraculously. He also thought Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is life`s change agent.

If you have never watched his speech, please check it out!



for steve

I am truly sorry to hear about a loss of steve jobs and would like to express my heartfelt sympathy. 

I was really surprised when I saw the tweet that my friend re-tweet about steve dies.

Even though I saw the top page of the apple, I can`t believe about it.

I really impressed his speech in stanford and respect him. I wrote his word on the paper and put on the wall in my house.

His great job make our life convenient and creative. I use mac and i-phone everyday. I will use this device as long as possible.

Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family(steve) at this difficult time.

Best regards



Las Vegas 2 "Mystere"

The next day we went to ride roller coaster, watch water show and buffet before starting Mystere show.

I rode roller coaster by myself because my friend was afraid of it. It is actually scarely but view of from top

of the hight was nice!

We watched water show in front of the BLLAGIO.

It was sooooo nice!!!! Water rise sooooo high and Wind blowed strong , so water pour on us. haha

I took movie the water show but I evacuated from in front of the water. lol

I couldn't up load my video, so I attached movie from youtube.

After we ate buffet, we went to Mystere finally.

Mystere show was amazing!!!! People who appear on the stage are powerful  and sophisticated.

Everyone worked together smoothly on the trapeze. Moreover, music and a singing voice was awesome!

If I could have opportunity to go Las Vegas, I would like to see Mystere again!

It was long trip from San Diego to Las Vegas, but we enjoyed so much!

Next article I will talk about trip to New York.

Las Vegas 1 "Play casino!"

It is a first trip in America. Three my friends and I traveled Las Vegas. It was long trip because we use

grayhound. It takes over 8 hours!!!! Moreover, a evacuate door of celling of the bus was suddenly flied

away. I couldn't believe that. After arriving Las Vegas, we went to mortal and slept.

The next day we went to casino. It was first time for us to play the casino.

fist of all, we tried a roulette because it seems to be easy to play. It was easy but we can't win a lot and

earn a lot of money. After that, we played a slot machine. It is also easy for beginner like us.

We played a long time. It is addictive and fun. Finally I was able to win $18 from $1.

A lot of coins went out from slot machine. I was surprised and happy about it.

After playing casino, we went to shopping and buy ticket for Cirque du Soleil.

Two friend bought O show ticket. The other friend and I bought Mistere ticket.

We paid about $75. It is including  buffets and free popcorns. It is inexpensive, right?