Setsuko "Betty" Tsuchiya (Author) and her Dance Partner, Daniel S. Janik (Author)'s shared Blog

More ENGLISH! もっともっと英語を!

October 1, 2018
今、彼のブログを日本語に訳したんだけど、すごい時間を要して疲れた!と同時に、もっと英語、勉強しなきゃあ!って思った。

英語での本を出版してから、英語トラウマと、仕事柄、日本語が多い!そして日本語での日々の生活が多くなった。
だから、必然的に、脳みそは日本語。寂しい!!

時々、日本語での夢をみたあさは、あっ!日本語の夢だった!とちょっとがっかりする。
義理の母は、いつも言う! 物事に遅すぎることはない! Never too late!

明日から、いや今からまた英語の勉強をしよう!

I have just translated Dan's post. It took a long time and proved very tiring. The more I translated, the more I thought I have to study English more!!

Since publishing my book IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017), my work has involved more Japanese than American English, so my brain seems like it is working more in Japanese. SO SAD!

I have come to expect my dreams to be in English; however, I sometimes dream in Japanese. "Oh, no! This dream is in Japanese!" My mother-in-law always encourages me, saying "It's never too late, Betty-dear!"

So let's not wait to study English! Let's do it now!
 

FROZEN IN HAWAII

October 1, 2018
Watching Disney's "Frozen" reminds us that somewhere in the world, there's more snow than just shave ice in a bowl. Shave ice is Hawaii's way of remembering what winter is like elsewhere. In fact, my favorite winter (i.e. shave ice) is Waialua dark chocolate flavor. Yumm. Now that's what I call winter.

Being originally from Alaska, I'm often asked why I moved to Hawaii. Sunshine, tradewinds, sweet smelling flowers, lots of great ballroom and latin dancing. I'm equally often asked if I miss Al...
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CRITICAL THINKING!! (よく考えて、、!!)

April 3, 2018

Aloha!

WOO…it is 2018 April…time and money go so fast! I have decided to restart Futari Blog!

It is very easy to stop something but it is very challenging to continue a blog.


It is 1 April 2018, but this is not an April Fool's joke: I read in the newspaper that coffee can be dangerous to drink. My husband mentioned that perhaps it is the processing that introduces dangerous chemicals. Actually, I wanted to talk about drinking bitter coffee yesterday. So people have at least five taste se...


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RENEWING THIS BLOG. AGAIN.

October 28, 2017
Aloha. Recently, I have been thinking of renewing my life and this blog. When I read my last blog entry, I was so busy finishing my master's degree in somatic therapy and publishing my book, IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017), I couldn't find time to continue blogging, and I was afraid I'd have to end Futari Blog. Gladly, I have now finished my master's degree (yay!) and had my book published (double yay!), and now have time and interest. In fact, I've entirely changed my thinking abo...
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AND THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE ELECTION...

November 8, 2016

I was asked yesterday by a friend who I was going to vote for. An innocuous question, to my surprise, asked in a decidedly acrimonious voice. It was as if whomever I voted for, if it wasn't the same as the person he voted for, our relationship, perhaps even our lifelong friendship would suddenly fall into doubt. 

First, like many Americans, I'm sick of the tsunami of pathos, ethos, keiros and personally interpreted numos, and the almost total lack of the only kind of argument that has any tru...


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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

January 14, 2015
Happy New Year!!

It has been so busy a new year.  I went to work on New Year's Day.  After working, Dan and I attended my editor's wedding in the evening on January second (my editor, David, is editing my upcoming book, IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY).  The weather was heavy with rain but the wedding had so many people and was a very relaxed ceremony.

It has been three years since Dan injured his knee and his doctor said to forget about dancing. He recommended surgery and said he had a 75% chance...
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BACK ON THE DANCE FLOOR - WELL, ALMOST!

January 14, 2015
Ever since I was a child, I've loved dance, but it wasn't until I was almost 40 years old that I got my break. That's when I met Betty. We met in Berkeley, California, at a YMCA dance, and have been dancing together since. When we moved to Hawaii, we took lessons as keen amateurs from a variety of dance teachers and coaches beginning with Judy Athens, moving on to Albert Franz, who gave us our first taste of competition dancesport, and, while recovering from a knee injury, continuing our expl...
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A NEW LIFE - AGAIN!

September 16, 2014
Two days ago, I suddenly decided to enroll in a Master degree by online course.  When I graduated with my bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts (I did it all in English!) I told myself, that's enough studying!  That's it!  I studied hard and struggled to finish my undergraduate degree while working.  I felt very satisfied.  I had learned a lot, especially critical thinking and I began using this method frequently in my life.  

I have lived a relaxed life for several years, almost like an American ...
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WRITER's UNBLOCK

September 16, 2014
It's been awhile, and you might be wondering what Betty and I are doing. I'll let Betty "kiss and tell" in her posting. For me, I've been being a good author. 

You probably know about my two children's books, A WHALE'S TALE (Savant 2009) and THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant 2013), at least I hope you do! If you haven't read them, now is the time! They're available world-wide from Amazon.com. The first is about ohana (Hawaiian for "family"), and the second is about enjoying moving -- "dance, dance, da...
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AWAY FOR AWHILE -- BACK AT LAST!

July 1, 2014
Ah, Earthlings, Sorry About That!

I've been visiting with Dr. Who and completely forgot the time. Then, instead of traveling back to our previous post, I decided instead to travel forward to my next birthday (can't pass over a birthday -- Never!). So, here I am. It's the last day of June 2014, and three days before my next big one. 

I've already begun celebrating, of course. A birthday is just too big for one day! 

Yesterday, Betty took me on a Pirate Adventure aboard a pirate boat in Waikiki. I...
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