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実録!!不登校・ひきこもりKING君19才がTOEIC 900点を目指す!!

  • 実録!!不登校・ひきこもりKING君19才がTOEIC 900点を目指す!!
    小学校2年生から学校に行っていないKING君19才・・ もちろん中学校の英語の授業なんて受けてない・・ さて、このKING君が突然勉強する気になった!! 理由はわからない・・ KING君は多くを語らないからだ・・ 我PTL英会話慶子社長は、そんなKING君がTOEIC900点をとるお手伝いをすることになった! このブログは、慶子社長が記録する、KING君との実際のレッスンの実話です!! 毎週レッスンのたびに更新!! 実話です! ガンバレKING君!!立て!立て!立つんだ!KING君!!

2016年4月19日 (火)

Geisha dance and Tea ceremony; Keiko Whitlock

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We had an awesome Japanese event on April 6!!
Geisha dance was beautiful!
Some of our class attendees dressed in Kimono and joined Japanese dance!!
In the end everyone joined and had a great time!!
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Tea Ceremony was awesome too.
The tea ceremony teacher explained the history, benefits, and all the other thing about Japanese green tea and the tea ceremony.
It was a solemn experience!
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We also shared Japanese sweets with Japanese green tea.
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I would like to say thank you to Carolyn and Dawn who let us use the biggest room 133 for this event.
Carolyn also brought this beautiful flowers for this event.
I didn't know that she was the master of Japanese flower arrangements!!

Thank you all who sacrificed your time and came and enjoy this event as well as all the staff who helped us make this event a success!!

Thank you all!!

2016年4月 5日 (火)

Geisha are coming to OLLI! :Keiko Whitlock

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As I announced.
We are going to have a great event this Wednesday on 6th!
We start Tea ceremony with Kimono women starting at 11:30,
then Geisha will dance and give us fun entertainment to join starting about 12:30 to 12:45.
It will be awesome! So please come along with your friends!!
The room will be 133, not the room we usually use.
It's a huge room ,located at the end of the 100 building.
I was going to sing between the two events, but it was cancelled.
But I will wear Kimono too.
You will see a lot of Japanese women in Kimono!
See you on Wednesday!!

2016年3月24日 (木)

Special event on April 6: Keiko Whitlock

Special Event at OLLI at UNLV!!

It will be amazing!!
We have a tea ceremony first,
and I will sing "Yoitomake no uta" and the Japanese anthem, Kimigayo a cappella as a half time show, and then we will have Geisha dance performance!!
Bunch of Geishas will visit OLLI on this day!!
I will wear Kimono too.
The following is "yoitomake no uta" and its lyrics.
This is an awesome song!!

Boy had a yoitomake mom, a construction worker. Bullied and ridiculed for being poor. Happens to see her working at the construction site, dripping sweat and enduring pain for the sake of family. Vows never to complain and work hard at school. Now remembers, as an adult, her, now dead, declaring she was the best in the world, nobody could compare with her, how he's proud of her, how he loves her. Makes me cry."

Makes me cry too. And I think Miwas voice is awesome! No wonder Mishima adored Miwa. Of course you need to check out the young Miwa to really understand. So stunning! Apparently Lovin is a huge fan and I'm sure he's not the only one.

"For the sake of my husband, heave-ho!"
"For the sake of my child, heave-ho!"
"One more time,heave-ho!"
"One more time,heave-ho!"

Still, this song's coming to me, Yoitomake no Uta",
Day laborer song, that's my lullaby song.
In the lunch time at the construction site,
When I smoke with my eyes closed,
This song comes up to my mind, Yoitomake no Uta,
Day laborer's song, that's for poor workers.

When I went to an elementary school,   
Everybody says "Hey you! day laborer's son of bitch".
I was always bullied and teased terribly.
In my mortification with tears,
I run away from the classroom.
Being crying on my way home,
I saw my mother working hard.
I saw my mother working hard.

With a towel around head, covered with mud,
Deeply tanned, in the sweat of her brow,
Together with laborers, she was pulling a rope,
Looking upwards and singing repeatedly
In tune at the top of her lungs.
I saw my mother working hard.
I saw my mother working hard.

I was running to my house in a hurry,
Wishing to be cheered up and hugged by my mother,
But when I saw my mother working hard,
I gave up weeping and forgot all the bullying.
Then I went back to school.
Mumbling away to myself "I swear Mam to study hard".
Mumbling away to myself "I swear Mam to study hard".

How many years has it been passed since then?
I graduated at high school and finished university, too.
Nowadays, it's an age of machinery.
Further, I've become an IT engineer.
Look at me! Mam, who died after many hard works.
Look at my job, Mam! my brave figure, Mam!

I was sometimes on the verge of going astray,
But finally I stayed on the right track.
Than any other beautiful songs,
Than any other beautiful voices,
My mother's song was more encouraging and consoled me.
My mother's song is certainly the best in the world.
My mother's song is indeed the best in the world.

Now this song reminds me of that Yoitomake no Uta,
Day laborer song, that's my lullaby song.
"For the sake of my husband, heave-ho!"
"For the sake of my child, heave-ho!"
"One more time,heave-ho!"
"One more time,heave-ho!"

2016年2月25日 (木)

OODOLEE SUSHI: KEIKO WHITLOCK

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A NEW SUSHI RESTAURANT WAS OPEN NEAR UNLV.
I TRIED SUSHI COMBO AFTER AN AUDITION.

THE INTERESTING THING IS THAT RICE FOR THE ROLL WAS MULTI-GRAIN RICE.
IT IS NOT STICKY, BUT I LIKED IT BECAUSE IT'S HEALTHY.

THE PRICE WAS NOT BAD.

ANYWAY WE WILL SEE THE MOVIE NEXT MONDAY.
THAT'S 'MITOKOMON', WHICH IS A SMURAI HERO COMEDY!!

2016年2月16日 (火)

Geisha dance and tea ceremony: Keiko Whitlock

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Last Saturday I, Hidemi, and her husband went to see Geisha dance which we asked Tendo-ryu Las Vegas branch to perform for our special event on March 6.
It was so beautiful and amusing!!
I liked it!!
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We also visited Tea Ceremony master's house and were treated wouderful tea and Japanese sweets.
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This is what Tea Ceremony Master bought in Kyoto, Japan and froze.  It tasted a supreme delicacy!!
They will also come and demonstrate the tea ceremony for us on March 6th.
Mark your calender!!
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2016年2月 9日 (火)

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This is SUSHI I made for my church pot luck party.
Anyway I feel so sorry that I could not update my blog for a long time.
I had been so busy background acting in some Hollywood movie and right after that I had a flu.
Our new semester will start this Wednesday.
The room has changed to 401!!
Don't go 511!!

You can see the syllabus of this semester anytime by clicking `syllabus 2016 spring` at the top left-hand side of this blog below my picture and below my profile.

See you on Wednesday!

2016年1月14日 (木)

OLLI's coordinators' meeting; Keiko Whitlock

There was a coordinators' meeting at OLLI this morning!

I will be ready with a new syllabus at the Open House on the 23rd!
I also will be wearing Kimono so that you may be interested!
Anyway I enjoyed talking to lots of OLLI coordinators after a long holiday break as well as the continental breakfast especially these pastries.
they were great!! I wonder where I can get those...
Well.... I'd better not know though.. I'm not confident at all that I can control my appetite...
I've been busy working as a background actor in a certain Hollywood movie being filmed somewhere in Las Vegas and I cannot take the powerpoint class at OLLI...
The class was what I was really looking forward to take, but the acting job is also what I ha
d been wanting since I immigrated to America...
But to me it seems a plan from God that I happened to have break today for this meeting and 23rd for the Open House!!
I will enjoy working hard with full of gratitude for the movie and OLLI!!

2016年1月 9日 (土)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

THIS IS A NEW YEAR CARD MY DAUGHTER IN JAPAN MADE.
IN JAPAN NEW YEAR CELEBRATION IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN CHRISTMAS.
INSTEAD OF SENDING CHRISTMAS CARDS, WE SEND NEW YEAR CARDS TO FRIENDS AND RELATIVES AND COWORKERS.
2016 IS A YEAR OF MONKEY.
THAT'S WHY MY DAUGHTER DREW AND PAINTED THIS MONKEY.
THE LETTER SAYS "HAPPY NEW YEAR" IN JAPANESE.
BY THE WAY THE BELOW IS THE SYLLABUS FOR THE NEXT SEMESTER.
HIGHLIGHTS ARE GEISHA DANCE AND TEA CEREMONY BY KIMONO GIRLS.
I AND HIDEMI EACH CHOSE JAPANESE MOVIES FOR TWO JAPANESE MOVIE DAYS.
I CHOSE A COMEDIC SAMURAI MOVIE, MITOKO-MON FEATURING SENIOR HERO.
HIDEMI CHOSE A VERY FAMOUS ANIMATION MOVIE WHICH RECEIVED ACADEMY AWARD.  I WILL BE IN THE OPEN HOUSE ON THE 23RD.
SEE YOU THERE!

2015年12月16日 (水)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

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Merry Christmas, Every one!!

Thank you for attending our class, "Japan!"!

It was our first class in this country in English, a foreign language to us...

How scared were we in the first class!!(LOL)

We made lots of mistakes, but learned even more!!

I was so moved by such a warm love of the class members!!

Thank you very much for forgiving our mistakes, heavy accents, and rude comments....

Thank you very much for helping us trying to understand this different culture and even talking to us in slower and simpler English for us...

I really appreciate that you encouraged us when in trouble...

Thank you very much..

Our next class, "Japan!2" will be Wednesday at 11;00 in the Spring Semester with 2 movie days and a special event of Geisha dance and tea ceremony demonstration.

With the experiences from which we have learned a lot last semester, and our highly motivated heart encouraged by class members' love, we will make our best to provide better classes in the next semester.

Hope to see you in February in our class!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

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OLLI's end-of-the-semester luncheon; Keiko Whitlock

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Oh...I liked this tart very much..

There was OLLI's end-of-the-semester luncheon last Saturday at Gold Cost.

It was a very nice setting and I enjoyed greeting and talking to wonderful OLLI members!!

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I liked this salmon too.

The food was nice, and the classic concert was beautiful too.

Thank you OLLI!!

Oh, last but not least!!

I have to give great thanks to Sachiko!!

I asked her for a ride because I thought it was on her way, but she moved to a totally opposite direction!!

But she didn't tell me that and she gave me a ride!!

Thank you, Sachiko!!




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