on justice -Benedict/James Orbinski

''Justice only fails when we fail to imagine that it is possible. But like so many things, it depends not only on imaginings but on what we do.'' - James Orbinski

Sunday, March 30, 2008

台灣之旅2008三月:PARTI

First time I saw 101 in broad daylight...!


台中,僑園結婚渡假村....
No, it's not for me! (旁邊站的是我爸!!)


SKY~!好久沒見到他。剛開始還跟我裝陌生,結果沒過多久就又熟起來了﹣跟一前一樣調皮可愛!!還請我吃蛋糕勒!

在台中的第二天。
和小鳥去她舅舅的『卓也民宿』
So beautiful...! Too bad we didn't have time to stay the night. But then again it's a friendly environment to all sorts of insects and snakes... Maybe not my kind of overnight spot choice.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

方大同LoveSong


上次回台灣跟表姐們去唱歌的時候發現的『一首簡單的 不複雜也不難唱的那一種歌』:
R﹠B 天才方大哥的『LOVE SONG』

No other songs beat this one on my playlist for the moment being..

01 Love Song
作曲:方大同
填詞:方大同
編曲:方大同
監製:Edward Chan

歌詞

我寫了這首歌
是一首簡單的 不複雜也不難唱的那一種歌
這不是那種 只剩下那鋼琴的歌
也不是那種 不能只是朋友的歌
這不是那種 兩個人的故事寫在一本小說
那小說裏有誰會在花田裏犯了錯
這就是一首寫給你聽的一個

Love Song 一直想寫一首
Love Song 你給了我一首
Love Song 那DJ會播放
這也許會上榜
不過我只想寫出一首
Love Song 一直想寫一首
Love Song 你給了我一首
你就像那夏天的涼風
吹過我的面孔 情翔飛
在我心底 你就是我第一 想說愛你

我寫了這首歌
是一首簡單的 不複雜也不難唱的那一種歌
這不是那種 童話裏會遇見的歌
也不是那種 真真切切愛我的歌
這不是那種 兩個人的故事寫在一本小說
那小說裏有誰陪她看流星再降落
這就是一首寫給你聽的一個

Love Song 一直想寫一首
Love Song 你給了我一首
Love Song 那DJ會播放
這也許會上榜
不過我只想寫出一首
Love Song 一直想寫一首
Love Song 你給了我一首
你就像那夏天的涼風
吹過我的面孔 情翔飛
在我心底 你就是我第一 想說愛你

如果你是一幅畫
你會是最珍貴的一幅畫
如果那畫家是梵高的話
有何貴人前來有錢花 個個向你求嫁
梵高他說 你們都該回家

又或者你是Melody 就是最動聽
所有的人都會跟著你齊唱
就算在夜晚 你的星太亮
讓我忘了月亮代表我的

Love Song 你給了我一首
Love Song 那DJ會播放
這也許會上榜
不過我只想寫出一首
Love Song 一直想寫一首
Love Song 你給了我一首
你就像那夏天的涼風
吹過我的 情翔飛
在我心底 你就是我第一

Thursday, March 27, 2008

'I wish you...'

My Dear Gali Bird..............!

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WEDDING.

Everyone looks so happy.
And I look tipsy.


Johnson and Debbie


A mini-Mtl Reunion!


KISSES ON THE CHEEKS!
Lucky you, Deb...


I loved this Taiwan Trip!!!


AND... A SONG FOR YOU, MY 咖哩雞!

I wish you bluebirds in the spring

To give your heart a song to sing

And then a kiss, but more than this

I wish you love

And in july a lemonade

To cool you in some leafy glade

I wish you health

But more than wealth

I wish you love

[...]

I wish you shelter from the storm

A cozy fire to keep you warm

But most of all when snowflakes fall

I wish you love

Friday, March 14, 2008

卒業おめでとう!!

今日貰った宝物:











寂しくなるね!!今日涙は我慢していた。家に帰ったら泣いた!


私の中学生PAPARAZZIs.

video video

結局、ビデオ撮れんかったけど、ま〜楽しかった!


私の三年生へ:

Congratulations on your Graduation!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Party Time と記念写真

After-School Party.

All of us happily munching on grilled IKA.



''Who can stuff the most EBI-CHIPS'' ROUND II


Clip of us gathering around the stove, finishing up the IKA.
『アツッ!』

video

Say CHEESE.... before we say GOODBYE!!



ありがとう!!



Taking pictures with my Grade 9 students is not easy....

But the results were not bad...!!


最後の日〜!!


みんないい笑顔だね!


ポーズ....準備〜!


かわいいね!! v(^-^)v


It got a bit chaotic at the last class. Look how excited they get when they see my camera!
『ルシア、入って!』
video

.... and then I got dragged into the picture.
スマイル〜!!!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Oops!!! 『ごめん!ビデオだった!』

My last day teaching at my GENKI Jr. High.

Among countless memorable pictures and funny videos....

This is one that makes me laugh over and over again.

This was taken right after our game of basketball. The bell for the 5th period just rang and marked the end of our HIRUYASUMI. The two boys wanted me to take a FUNNY picture of them - note how prepared and just how creative they are with their poses.

video

My video camera was on recording mode - not on purpose, but I'm glad it was!!

ahahahahahaha.

今日は、笑ったり、ぎりぎり泣いた。

いっぱい楽しい思い出を作った。
みんなのこと必ず忘れない。

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

もう、『さよなら』を言わなきゃけど、最後じゃないよ。

I bet nowhere else can beat what Fukuoka has in store for us lucky bunch in March...

'Tis the month when we're blessed with snow... AND... SAKURA!
Though it's freezing outside, and the road's a bit slippery but I'm loving the sight of snow on rooftops, and anticipating the Cherry Blossoms in about 3 weeks.


But before the Cheery Cherry Blossom news....
My 3nenseis Graduation Ceremony in a week.
T-T
Today, we had a small get-together in the Home Ec classroom, grilled dried 烏賊 IKA, and two students were challenged to WHO CAN STUFF THE MOST CALBEE SHRIMP CHIPS contest - I have the most hilarious videos!!
Ah.... after school parties are the greatest.



This afternoon, I had my last English Club at my other school.
It reminded me of the farewell parties I had before I left Canada - with my JOY-ful members.
And I knew how easy it is for me to cry whenever I have to say goodbye, but since I will see my students again at graduation ceremony, I thought I could hold it in.
Oh... was I wrong.
I don't recall having cried in front of anyone here in Japan. This marks the first time...!

...(T^T)...

But no worries. Several of them wrote in their letters and cards to me that they're coming to visit me in Canada... one day.
媽,爸,明年開始,我們家會有很多 HOMESTAY STUDENTS 。偉的房間要讓出來了。嘿嘿。

今日いっぱい宝物をいただいた。



I especially like one line from the class msg board I received today:

『体がはなれても、心はいっしょだよ。...
                     ーREN

And then I remembered one of my favourite poems:

i carry your heart with me

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

ee cummings

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Hello, MARCH! ... Que le temps passe VITE!!

ありがとう、大好きな辛い鶏に〜〜!!
''....the clock is TI - CK - ING.... !!''


THE FAMOUS NAKASU PUDDING.
500 yen of yumminess. And you'll never guess where I ate this. ^0^;


Mmmm. A few post back, something about an OMURAISU restaurant was mentioned, along with the Santa-lookalike mannequin. Here it is:


And here is THE WHITE SAUCE OMURAISU.
With CHEESE TOPPING.


My favourite 4 nensei class. (^0^)v
皆大大大大大好きで〜す!


そして、来週ーーーーー中学校。
楽しみに!!!!!!!!!

Et bien oui.... QUE LE TEMPS PASSE VITE!