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

Browsing Archive: April, 2013

Anna Karina and the former USSR

Posted by Betty and Dan on Monday, April 29, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
Since Betty blogged about the story of Anna Karina in Leo Tolstoy's book and this newest movie production. I want to focus on my reaction to the movie and my last visit to the USSR. 

First, I was impressed by the presentation. The idea of melding opera, play, cinema and history felt distinctly Russian to me, and reminded me of the constant sense of historicity I felt when visiting St. Petersburg, Moscow and Krasnoyarsk (Siberia). People were people, work was work, life was life, but somehow th...
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Анна Каренина (アンナ カレーニナ)

Posted by Betty and Dan on Monday, April 29, 2013, In : Betty's Blogs 


夜、Ahha Kapehnha (アンナ カレーニナ)を鑑賞。DVDを借りて来...

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"How Low Can You Go?" - An Old "Limbo" Dance Saying

Posted by Betty and Dan on Saturday, April 27, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
Hello, Sentence Dancers!

As a professor of liberal arts who teaches English 101/102 and Writing, and the author of over 60 books and articles, I am often asked how to make one's writing more interesting. One first-year college secret is to use differing sentence structure. But first, it is important to understand the difference between a clause and a sentence. A clause is a group of words with a subject and a verb. A sentence is a group of words (1) with a subject, and (2) a verb, that (3) beg...
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Posted by Betty and Dan on Saturday, April 27, 2013, In : Betty's Blogs 










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Posted by Betty and Dan on Friday, April 26, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
Today's blog is about SEX (Special Epoxy X-ray - isn't that what you thought this was about? Ha, ha!). Last night after eating, I felt like a seed was stuck between my teeth. I used a toothpick to free the "seed" and noticed the edge of my tooth felt sharp. It didn't hurt, but it felt like a chip of tooth was missing. I called my dentist and made an appointment for the next day. 

The dentist took a special x-ray (S and X of SEX) of the tooth and said I had chipped the filling. Normally, that w...
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We were Here!

Posted by Betty and Dan on Friday, April 26, 2013, In : Betty's Blogs 
Good Evening!


Dan: We were Here!  You and I visited this throne room of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. It is in Segovia, Spain, in a castle called The Alcazar.

何だか良い響き!We were Here!  旅の楽しさを増してくれる言葉!




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Dance, Dance, Dance!

Posted by Betty and Dan on Thursday, April 25, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
Betty told you about tradition, I want to tell you about now, today, this moment. 

Every Wednesday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Betty and I sponsor a social dance (ballroom - waltz, foxtrot, tango, quickstep, sometimes Viennese waltz; and Latin - rumba, cha-cha, samba, jive, sometimes paso doble). It's free at the Elks Club in Waikiki to members and guests. Any donations go to the Elks scholarship fund. Come join Betty and me for a light dinner and dancing on Wednesday nights. Parking i...
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Thousand Years Tradition!

Posted by Betty and Dan on Thursday, April 25, 2013, In : Betty's Blogs 


彼: 早くBlog書いて、、!




彼:No,No,No, This is Thousand Years Tradition!

私:えっ!どこからそんな、言葉がでてくるの? まったくねえ!(笑)


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Golden Armadillo

Posted by Betty and Dan on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
Aloha.  Do you know what this is?  Hint: It is an ancient animal from the days of the dinosaurs. It's an armadillo. We have a Golden Armadillo "pet" that was given to us by friends in Oklahoma for good luck.  

Oklahoma is located in the middle of the USA, next to Texas. Oklahoma has many armadillos. Of course, I've never actually seen a live one in Oklahoma, but that's what Oklahomans tell me (I have, however, seen deer, hummingbirds, squirrels and cardinals when visiting there). But back to ...
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Definition of Organic?

Posted by Betty and Dan on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, In : Betty's Blogs 
Good Evening!

"コクリコ坂から" (From Up on Poppy Hill ) 宮崎駿監督。良い作品だった!

その後、Whole Foodsへ!Organic Foodにこだわる人か、混んでいた。


 食べ物にこだわると言う事は良い事だと思うけど、時々何がOrganicなのだろうか?What's definition of Organic?と....!


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Special Lunch and Dinner for a Working Woman

Posted by Betty and Dan on Monday, April 22, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
I enjoyed making lunch and dinner today for Betty. It's her day off and she deserves it. She works so hard. I appreciate her.

For lunch we had Danish "open-face" sandwiches. Each small sandwich was one quarter of a slice of toasted rye bread, with mayonnaise, fresh ground pepper, and special toppings. These included "spicy tuna" (Hawaiian "pupu" or appetizer; Japanese sashimi), Italian prosciutto, or Roma tomato slice. Then, from our garden either a leaf of Manoa lettuce, basil, mint or shiso...
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ありがとう!Thank you Dan!

Posted by Betty and Dan on Monday, April 22, 2013, In : Betty's Blogs 








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Aloha from Dan!

Posted by Betty and Dan on Monday, April 22, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
Hi There and Aloha!

Welcome to FutariBlog where Betty and Dan blog about everything and anything. If you would like to read my blog in Japanese (or any other language), use the translator tool at the bottom of this page. That way I can talk with you in any language you like! Cool, huh?

I hope you will feel free to make comments on our blog.  See you next time, and, again, Aloha!


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Aloha from Betty!

Posted by Betty and Dan on Monday, April 22, 2013, In : Betty's Blogs 
はじめまして Bettyです!



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