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クレオ大阪の学生集会 – 校長先生のごあいさつ

今日ですね、まだ学生集会だ。。何回も行ったでしょう。もうつまらないなあ。でも、私は今日写真もちゃんと撮れたですね、ビデオもあるし。じゃ、最初は校長先生のあいさつをはじめ。。。第二部分の話は怖いけど。

MacDonald’s Potato Bacon Pie and McRIB Burger

Japan has been trying to improve their creativity in food, including fast-food restaurants like MacDonalds. I have been working there for a year and seen many new products out on the selves. Below are two that has been out recently, but for a limited time. I was quite curious on this new burger called McRIB because I was told it was delicious by my friends. Thought it has the same taste as Teriyaki Burger, but better aroma. Let’s take a dessert ! Kinda sick of apple pie… it is good that this Bacon Potato pie came to my rescue. It reminded me of Campbell’s Baked potato with Cheddar and Bacon bits soup, which are impossible to find even in large supermarkets.

ハさんの演歌(自分は天才を呼ばれる)

大好きだ。発音も正しいし、ダンスもめちゃ上手やで。でもね、何で会話時、英語使えないの? 皆さん多分この音楽聞いたことないので、僕は歌詞を探した。。。 Elvis Presley – Hound Dog When they said you was high classed,Well, that was just a lie.When they said you was high classed,Well, that was just a lie.You aint never caught a rabbitAnd you aint no friend of mine. You aint nothin but a hound dogCryin all the time.You aint nothin but a hound dogCryin all the time.Well, you aint never caught a rabbitAnd you aint no friend of mine. GReeeeN – キセキいつも歌ってるの音楽。。。つまらないなあ。。。ハハ

Convenience stores in Japan

In Singapore, kopitiam (Coffeeshops) can be widely found along the streets, but in Japan, you can find a lot of convenience stores around the neighborhood. Shops and restaurants closes relatively early in Japan, mostly 8-9pm while late night shops closes around 2 am. Most Singaporeans has a habit of taking supper (which is obvious not an healthy lifestyle) and mostly operates late into night or till morning. I had my difficulties curbing my “habit” of finding here in Japan and the only places I can go ? As below. I will update again on those food we can in there. 7-11 Family Mart Lawson

Bicycle As A Main Transportation Mean in Japan

Majorities of the Singaporean would consider cycling as a sports in East Coast Park, but would never thought of it as a general mean of transport. Furthermore, it is not an easy task to ride along streets as Singapore traffic rules are too difficult to abide with. Just too many ! Surprisingly, Japanese uses bicycle like a normal transportation and sights of bicycles can be seen anywhere, yes even in the darkest corners of the streets. The interesting thing that you can find salary man in a suit and yet riding on a bicycle early in the morning. While some others use it as a substitute for walking from their home to the train station, and it is the reason why there are always that much …

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Cigarette Vending Machines at Osaka, Japan

I was cleaning up my photo albums one day and I saw this interesting photo which thought it might be good to post it on my blog. One interesting fact in Japan is that are so many 7-11, family mart located along the street which are just few meters away, the streets are still being littered with vending machines selling drinks and cigarettes. I did a brief calculation the number of vending machines around a block and guess what ? There is a total of more than 20 vending machines ! A sight which you will never see in Singapore. These vending machines are available 24 hours along the street, so hooray for the smokers ! By the way, the cigarettes that are selling in Japan …

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My First Home-cooked Meal as a Student in Japan

Though living in Japan, the cheapest way to settle a meal is to make one by yourself, but as you know, guys are lazy to run errands and do the cooking. Especially washing dishes. I am a guy who likes “challenges” thus i have tried to make my own dinner, in the first week I arrived in Osaka. Scrambled egg with onions. Actually it is supposed to look like a pancake-shape, but I messed it up. Kinou with butter (Straw Mushrooms). Too salty… Ok, I admitted it.. Donkatsu (Japanese-style fried chicken). Bought it at 7-11. Well, that is my dinner. I did the cooking and shared it with my sister. Saying that it is not bad for first-timer, but that was the first and the last …

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My 1st Class in Meric – C9

A pic with my Koreans friends during a school trip at Nara Unexpectedly, most of my classmates are Korean and it is also my first touch with Korea culture. The hard thing about Korea culture is they would address someone older as ‘Brother’ or ‘Sister’. In Singapore, we seldom have this kind of culture running through the youngsters of my age, but it seems normal in Korea though. Having exposed to Koreans, I have been quite busy in the first semester, running around doing house visits of the so-called ‘Brother’ or ‘Sister’, which I would only do that to my relatives in Singapore, lol. Well, perhaps that is also the reason why Koreans are so united, even though all of them are just friends. Oops, her …

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My Japanese Language School – Meric Japanese School

This is the Japanese Language School which I am currently studying at, located near the computer street, Nipponbashi and as well Namba, where you can find a lot of shopping areas. MERIC Japanese Language School1-10-6 Nippombashi-Higashi Naniwa-kuOsaka 556-0006Tel: 06-6646-0606Fax: 06-6646-0320Website: http://meric.bho.or.kr/eng/main/ There are staff who can speaks English, Mandarin and a female staff who can speaks Spanish.