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Browsing Archive: May, 2013

Urban Legends

Posted by Betty and Dan on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
Several nights ago, Betty and I had the privilege of viewing "Legends in Concert (Waikiki)." I expected to see an Elvis Presley look-alike, and maybe several other star look-alikes. I'm from the 60s and 70s so I can say from personal experience that Elvis looked and sang like Elvis, Stephen Tyler like Stephen Tyler (of Aerosmith), Madonna like Madonna and Michael Jackson as Michael Jackson. What blew me out of my seat was that in many ways the look-alikes and show exceeded those they were por...
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Northshore!

Posted by Betty and Dan on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, In : Betty's Blogs 
Aloha!

もう1週間が過ぎてしまいました。

今日は、久しぶりにNorthshoreへ!
鯨のSeasonは、終わり、静かな、穏やかなNorthshore。
釣り人が数人、、。静かな海でした。

Honoluluの喧騒から、誰もいない海へ、、。

溶岩の跡、貝の化石、丸くなった小石、穴の開いた石や貝など、、。

日頃の生活では触れる事の無い自然に、、。

いろいろな事に思いをはせ、、、。

静かな海に心が洗...
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Peter Pan

Posted by Betty and Dan on Sunday, May 19, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
The "Peter Pan Syndrome" is said to "affect people who do not want or feel unable to grow up, people with the body of an adult but the mind of a child" or "describes men, who are childlike in their relationships, their ability to handle responsibilities, and their pursuit of pleasure." Well enough, but what it's really about is curiosity and the joy of discovery -- the simpler joys of childhood.

In this world of money, money, money, and power, power, power, wouldn't it be nice to share somet...
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日々あれこれ!

Posted by Setsuko Tsuchiya on Sunday, May 19, 2013, In : Betty's Blogs 
今晩は!

今日も無事終わろうとしています。
こうして、毎日が過ぎて行くのが何だか怖いような、、。
もう少しで6月。12ヶ月分の5ヶ月が過ぎようとしているんだから、、。
目先の事に追われて、先が見えてない!
毎日を精一杯生きられると言う事が、とても大切だと思うけど、、。
それが将来につながる様になって欲しい!

全ては自分だけど、、。

何だか、日々...
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What Color is a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle?

Posted by Betty and Dan on Thursday, May 16, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
Okay - the answer must be green, Right?

Wrong! 

I've been turtle-watching for over 5 years now all along the Oahu coastline, and Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles range from light grey to yellow to green (yes) to brown to almost black. Why is that? I've no idea, but I can vouch for the spread in color with direct observations. So why do they call these cute, solitary, largely vegetarian turtles Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles? I think it's because we become green with envy at how sweet-natured, easy-going...
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Dream Comes True!

Posted by Betty & Dan on Thursday, May 16, 2013, In : Betty's Blogs 
Good Evening!

昨晩は、日本からのお友達ご夫婦とその方々の新婚さんお友達ご夫婦とDinnerに、、。
いろいろお話して、、。
おかきと佃煮のお土産を頂いて、、。(ありがとう!)

お話の中で、”夢を諦めないでネ!”一生懸命していたらいつかは叶うから、、、!
お友達、新婚さんご夫婦も、ずっと頑張って来て夢が叶ったから、、って、。

Dream Comes True!

さあ、Betty & Danも頑...
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Inspiration

Posted by Betty and Dan on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
This morning I woke up and quickly wrote down a poem for Betty. I hope she likes it (I think she does). It is for her. One of a kind. Hers and hers alone. 

The poem came to me in a flash, as if by magic, from God, or from the Greek muses.

I know it's not "high poetry" but rather its "heart poetry" -- from the bottom of my heart. 

Where does inspiration come from? In this case, it really wasn't magic, or God or the Greek muses. It was from my love of Betty. She's the most important person in my w...
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Betty's Wake Up Song

Posted by Betty and Dan on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, In : Betty's Blogs 
Good Evening!

朝、寝起きの悪い私。
ついに彼がBettyの為に目覚ましSongを作ってくれた!

"Betty's Wake Up Song"

"Good Morning," said the chicken (Cock-a-doodle-do)
"Good Morning," said the crow (Caw, Caw)
"Good Morning," said the bright sunshine
There's something you should know.

There's lots of things to do today!
And all of them are fun.
Get up! get up! get out of bed!
Before the day is done.

目覚まし時計の代わりにこの歌を、、。
彼が歌う今朝でした。

...
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Proof

Posted by Betty and Dan on Saturday, May 11, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
As an undergraduate liberal arts professor, I'm often asked how one knows what's really true. After all, isn't that what undergraduate college is all about -- critical thinking -- knowing what's true without needing the help of a professor? The answer is a simple, "Yes." Four years of undergraduate study (1/25th of one's life) and about $120,000 (the price of a starter house) buys an American college student one thing: critical thinking (critical reading, listening, writing and speaking). But...
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Diploma! (卒業証書)

Posted by Betty and Dan on Saturday, May 11, 2013, In : Betty's Blogs 
今晩は!

長過ぎるくらい長い時間をかけて、数年前に卒業証書を受け取る事ができた。
USAに来て、英語を勉強して、Collegeに行って勉強した。
時には、仕事をしながら学校に通った。Licemseを取得したい為に、そちらを優先した。
もう、2年(Associate Degree)で卒業しようと、思っていた。
いつも、Drop Outする、学校を辞める!と思っていた。

彼の多大な応援の御陰で、4年...
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American Jokes

Posted by Betty and Dan on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
If there's one attribute that sets people apart from all other living things, it certainly must be humor. And if there's one attribute that sets Americans apart, it's probably American jokes. So here are a few of my favorite American jokes. 

A classic American-style pun (malapropisms or paronomasia): A pessimist's blood type is always b-negative.

Or how about this one: What do you call Santa's helpers? Subordinate clauses.

The geek joke: Two hydrogen atoms walk into a bar. One says, I think I’...
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苦悩=飛躍!

Posted by Betty and Dan on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, In : Betty's Blogs 
Good Evening!

 ちょっといやしっかり疲れ気味です。


 野球のイチロー選手の発言。


 ”苦悩と言うものには前進したいと言う思いがおくにあって それを乗り越えられる可能性のある人しか訪れない。

だから苦悩とは飛躍なんです。” 

伊勢ー白山道より

どうだ!そうなのだ!
今、私はChallengingなのだ!
乗り越えられるから、今のこの自分自身との戦い、いや今の状況がある...
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The Turtle Dances

Posted by Betty and Dan on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
I don't think I've shared that I'm a multi-award-winning author of a variety of books ranging from non-ficition educational works to poetry collections to novels and children's books. My first children's book, SOURDOUGH SCOTT'S BEDTIME FAIRYTALES FROM ALASKA (Publication Consultants, 2005) is a collection of three "modern" fairy tales I made up and told around campfires throughout Alaska until someone suggested I write them down for posterity. 

That done, I wrote a non-fiction education work, ...
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スペイン版 白雪姫 ”Blancanieves"

Posted by Betty and Dan on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : Betty's Blogs 
今晩は!

今8時30分、、。雨が、、土砂降りです。すごい!

日曜日ももう終わり!

明日から又1週間が、、。

今日は雨の日曜日だったので映画を見に行った。
 
"Blancaieves" 2012年 Black-and-White Silent (Spanish版)映画。

 Wikipediaより

Blancanieves is a 2012 black-and-white silent Spanish fantasy drama film directed by Pablo Berger. Based on the fairy tale "Snow White" by the Brothers Grimm, the story is set in a romatic vision ...
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What to Do About Guns?

Posted by Betty and Dan on Saturday, May 4, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
The USA is once again embroiled in discussions about what to do about guns. On the one hand, our nation was born in armed revolution. On the other hand, we are no longer engaged in revolution, and guns are being use as weapons of injury and death against citizens on more than a daily basis. It is being suggested that the US government have stricter "gun control laws," but this doesn't seem to me likely to work for two reasons: First, those who would use a gun to threaten or kill another human...
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そんな馬鹿な、、。信じられない!!

Posted by Betty and Dan on Saturday, May 4, 2013, In : Betty's Blogs 
今晩は!

Blog 毎日書こう!

 Danとの合い言葉があっけなく破られた今日この頃! 残念だね!!



 昨晩、夕飯を食べに近くのLocal 回転寿司やさんへ行った!(味は今イチだけど、面白いお寿司がある!)


いつものごとく、全然お客様がいない!

私達に取ってはゆっくり出来る!

Tableにつくと早速何品かのお寿司をOrderした。

中々注文した物が私達のところに来ない! どうし...
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