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I am from Tokyo, Japan and have been living in Los Angeles since 1990.
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#158- Trouble is in the air…

The other day, I had a great time in Santa Monica with Mr. & Mrs. I from Japan. I felt “ Love is in the air ”. Mr. & Mrs. I are a very nice marriage couple. They are my favorite people from Japan.

Mr. & Mrs. I said, “ We love Santa Monica! The sky is so blue and air is so fresh. Santa Monica makes us so happy. We are so happy that we are able to stay in Santa Monica for a few weeks every year. ”

I said to them, “ Oh…I am so happy to see you both. I am so happy to see an amazing happy couple! Mr. & Mrs. I make me happy!!! ”

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After “ Love is in the air ” moment, my air had changed into “ Trouble is in the air ” in my apartment.

Oh…again…my comedy story had got started.

I’ve got in trouble with my laptop computer’s wireless network…I’ve worked on my computer (trying to fix this trouble by myself) for 5 hours until 4:00am yesterday. Then, I gave up…I went to bed around 5:00am.

Trouble was in the air…

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Next morning (yesterday), I woke up around 10:00am and I c…

#157- Eat and Read in fall

In Japan, Japanese people usually say and do in fall, “dokusho no aki” (autumn is the best season for reading) and “shokuyoku no aki” (autumn is a season for good appetites), because the fall (autumn) nights are long in Japan, so Japanese people have many hours to Eat and Read in fall.

Eat and Read…yes, my favorite activities at home (for me, all seasons).

By the way, my friend, K (who is an American, a very intelligent editor & writer) wrote me a perfect message before my reading. Please see below.


******** My Friend, K wrote me a kind reply to my email regarding my question about English grammar

I read your blog with the question about English grammar. It's a very good question! First, English language is well known for having inconsistencies in its rules for spelling and grammar. This is mostly because the current English language has evolved from several different languages, including German, French, and Latin. The inconsistency of spelling and grammar rules in English is …

#156- My last summer day

After a couple of studies of “present perfect”, I finally got an answer from my friend’s friend.

My question was: Why “I got cancer” is incorrect English? I would like to know the reason. (If you want to know the details about this question, please read my blog on August 30, 2011).

Next Dr. Phil, George gave me an answer to my question.

George: Cancer is not like a cold, cancer is unable to get in an instant, so we can’t say that “I got cancer” like “I got a cold.”

Me: I knew it! A cold is easy to know when we got it, but cancer is not easy to know when we got it. I am so glad that I don’t have to think of this question anymore.

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Yesterday, I had a fabulous day at the BBQ party at my friends (Shinako-san & Bob) ’s house.

I’ve finished my summer day perfectly! My “present perfect” was on the 4th, Sunday. My last summer day was perfect!!!

Shinako-san & Bob have a beautiful house in Ladera Ranch. Shinako-san is a great cook and they have wonderful friends. I had a wonder…