Category Archives: Is it English? ~ 変な英語

Lessons & Carols 無事に終了

The annual service of Nine Lessons and Carols was held in the Ikebukuro campus chapel of Rikkyo University this evening. It was sung by the 45-voice university chapel choir, and works by Ord, Tallis, Britten, Rutter (and others) were presented. … Continue reading

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Free coffee! End of work!

I finished all my preparation for the fall choir season today. Service lists uploaded, anthems chosen, music lists turned over to the students. Time to celebrate! I went straight to the university bookstore to buy a pack of official Rikkyo … Continue reading

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Officially rainy here ~ 12日間速い梅雨入り

The Japan Meteorological Agency tells us that as of yesterday Tokyo is officially in the rainy season.  12 days earlier than normal, to boot.  Not one to believe official agencies without proof, I consulted my own scientific instruments (my eyes) … Continue reading

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Back to school! そろそろ始まる、学校

It’s nearly back to school time in Japan.  The school year begins on April 1, and I am at the end of my six-month sabbatical.  My state of mind?  Similar to one of these children being pushed off to daycare … Continue reading

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The Daiso Museum of Unique English – ダイソー独特英語博物館

(日本語は後ほどつけます) I went up to the Narimas Station area again yesterday – I really needed a tall black american (coffee – what were you thinking?).  That’s not the only reason I ride the subway just to get coffee.  There is … Continue reading

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