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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Bush Drunk : After a long Absence

Sorry folks for not being able to update the what's ups. Long story short, I am being just a dull a$$ as my school is still on stupid strike. Man, it's been almost 3 weeks!! I tell you, it sucks. There are more to come in the near future so bear with me. While I am at this, why don't you relax and have a little time to go over this video.

It's funny. He is definitely drunk.

Without further ado...

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Monday, March 13, 2006

A True Tearjerker : 感動の3 ポイントシュート



今回のビデオは感動ものでかなり泣けます。

バスケ部員のアシスタントとしてチームに所属する自閉症のJason McElwainくんが高校生活最後の試合で初めて実際の試合に出場し、高校記録を樹立する1試合6つの3ポイントシュートを決めるという奇跡的かつ感動的な実話です。

このなんともハリウッドのかじりつきそうな実話は、映画の肖像権をかけて現在25社の大手映画配給会社が交渉をしているとのこと。

みなさんハンカチの用意をわすれずに。

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ESPN版:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngzyhnkT_jY&search=jason%20mac


---------------出てきた単語・熟語---------------
  • known as... : ...として知られる
  • highly-functioning autistic : 高機能自閉症
  • emotion started to run wild : 感情を抑えられなくなった
  • tear up : 涙がでる・涙が目に溜まる
  • Air ball :ボールがゴールから大きく外れること
  • miss by 6 feet : (的から)6フィート (180cm)はずれる
  • set the gym on fire : 体育館が熱狂に包まれる

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Thursday, March 09, 2006

What A Slack



It's been 3 days since my school is on strike. Right now, there are no classes going on campus except the night classes. Zilch! This is a state-wide strike; the teachers are on the strike for pleading improvements in their teaching environment. There are over 150,000 full-time students that are currently staying at home, or may be having fun over this unexpected longer Spring breaks... Just so you know, for the students, the reading week (a week off during the winter semester) that happened a week back + the strike can make over 10 to 15 day break in a row.

What teachers want is quite simple.

"smaller classes and more faculty so every student would get more time, more attention, and more feedback. " (OPSEU)

So they are refusing to teach while they want to better their quality in college education system. But refusing to teach really accomplish this? Doesn't really make sense, does it? I think it has more to do with the issue below-

"their salary maximum should be increased to $94,000." (The Record)

Up to this point, I really don't care about how much salary increase they'd get.

A few things that I hate about this strike is, first off, I am paying the money for learning, not having a 2 week off in the middle of my semester. 2nd, my right for learning is disrupted a big time by the school and the school faculty. They are the key elements for providing quality education, so settle down now!! 3rd and above all, there is a big chance that this winter semester overlaps into the summer break which starts in May. Which also means my summer becomes a week shorter. I was planning on returning to Japan right after the semester so I could work right when I come home. But because of this strike, the time in Japan may get squashed. I hate it.

In general, there may be a chance that some students lose some important, upgrading summer opportunities, like co-op, and upgrading exams. The school and its faculty should not have any rights to violate any opportunities for students. After all, the students are that ones paying for their education, and that is how the schools and their faculty make their own living. Without the students, these people cannot put their food on their tables.

I simply hate the idea of strike. I really do.


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zilch : ゼロ/unexpected:予想しなかった/faculty:教師・講師陣/up to this point:この時点で/first off:はじめに/disrupted:妨害される/a big time:かなり・ものすごく/upgrading:向上につながる/co-op:アメリカでいうインターンシップに近い/violate:侵害する

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

I KNEW THEY WERE REAL!!



Check this out!! Like I said, The Simpsons were based on the real people!! See!


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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Ask A Ninja : お悩み相談はこちらへ

<-- My biggest motivation is your click. Thanks always!!



If you have any questions, ask this Ninja. He sure will be happy to answer all your questions from Shinobi's perspective(見解).

This is one of my favorite blog sites that I always check. Enjoy Folks!!

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