2007年04月06日

Class on Friday in 2007

Third period
Introduction to Ancient Literature

This class treats the ancient literatures in Japan. The lecturer said he does not give any forgiveness even to senior students. I can not be absent from the lecture.

Forth period
Seminar

This is my seminar. In this seminar, I will write a graduate thesis. Today, we had a brief discussion about the spring vacation. I was a chairperson and did not manage the discussion very well. As I am going to have a group discussion in teacher examination, I have to manage discussion very well.
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2007年04月03日

Wireless LAN

My university's IT center introduced wireless LAN system during I was in Australia. The system enables students to use the internet without wire if their computers have the system. Moreover, the center lends laptop computers to students. That means students can be with a computer when they want to.

My FMV computer has the system and I set it up to use the useful system. However, it was troublesome because this was the first time to set up the system for me. I know that a software in my computer automatically searches for the LAN and connect my computer with the wireless network. Thanks to the system, I succeeded in connecting wireless network in the center.

However, I could not access the internet. The signal indecated that all systems were working. Though I tried to boot Internet Explorer and the proxy was found among in the network, IE could not read websites and showed error. I gave up connecting wireless network by myself.

After some trial and error with the instructor in the center, I finally connected to the Internet. The reason why websites were not read was I did not set up IE for LAN network. Basically, Windows XP set up the LAN network automatically. However, the system of my university was different from usual LAN system. So, I was supposed to set up LAN code and Port number.

Wireless network system is very useful. Though the speed is inferior to that with wire, I do not care about it. This system will be generalized in the future.
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2007年03月28日

New Scholarship System

New scholarship system was established in my major last year. According to it, the students whose score is very high will be free from school fee. It requires over 85%. Even if the mark is less than it, the students whose mark is upper 80% can halve the fee.

It is natural for me to apply for the system. I am so confident at getting the scholarship because I know that my mark is very high. In fact, I have never failed class and 89% of my score is A, more than 80%. This is a result of my effort. The score sheet says that my average mark is 88%. Moreover, my TOEIC score is currently 750. I easily meet the requirement.

However, I found that my amount of degree does not meet the requirement. Senior students' degree is supposed to be over 108. However, my degree is only 105. As I went abroad to study last year, I could take only 30 degree. That affected my score. Unfortunately, I missed the great opportunity.

I am going to challenge other scholarship system. I hope that I will succeed at winning another financial support.
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2007年03月27日

Is a super hero the best?

Today, I took the extra class of writing the entry sheet of educational job examination. The lecturer said that interview is emphasized in the examination. Actually, the significance of the result is 70%. Therefore, the significance of writing part is just 30%. I do not claim that paper test is not significant to be a good teacher, but the most significant part is quality of the teacher.

In the interview, examiners observe the person's cooperativeness. For instance, when the examinees have a discussion, a person must review the argument with others and they are supposed to suggest their own opinion, too. This is not to defeat other idea but to build a new idea cooperatively. The examiners regard cooperativeness as a quality of educator's.

The lecturer told the example of baseball players. Baseball requires not only player's ability but also cooperativeness. When a player bunts, he or she will be dead. However, people watching the play will praise the player. That is because thanks to his bunt, the team can make a step stone for victory.

The argument led the doubt that I have the quality. I always want to be perfect when I use English and be a top. In the example of baseball, I always make homerun and I never bunt for team because I will be dead. In other words, I can not be a bright hero. Thus, the desire to be a generalist prevents me from cooperativeness. That is nothing but selfishness.

Teachers must cooperate with many people. To raise students, teachers must contact with each other. Parents' cooparation is also required. Teachers without cooperativeness are useless.
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2007年03月26日

It is my birthday

It is my birthday today. However, only one friend celebrated it via MSN. I know that they can not do it because I did not tell them my birthday. However, I miss that no one says congratulations to me.
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2007年03月25日

I deleted my word list file

I was going to update my word list on this article. But, I deleted the file and I can not up date the list. Oh, my god...
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2007年03月24日

Seminar Orientation

I went to the orientation of my seminar. I had an opportunity to take part in the orientation due to the extra-curriculum. New junior students came to the orientation as well as we did so last year.

As an upper grade student, I had a speech for them. However, as I had two topics to talk about, I talked for a too long time. I have to practice to summarize my speech...

Our class will begin on 6th of April. I will do my best at the class too.
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2007年03月23日

I took part in the first extra-curriculum

The extra-curriculum has begun today. This is for students who will take the teaching examination.

In the first period, the organizers explained about the tendency of the examination. Because many employees who were born in 1940's retire their job, companies and the government have to employ many work force. In education, it will become easy to be an elementary teacher.

However, for students who want to be a high school English teacher, it is still very difficult. The demands are very high. But, at the same time, the supplies are also very high. Therefore, it is hard to get the job.

Anyway, I will do my best.
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2007年03月22日

Sharp Timer?

I bought an electronic English dictionary last year. I think I wrote the article about it. The dictionary was so useful that I can not help using it all time.

I, however, found that the display was broken when I was about to use the dictionary. It has been 1 year and 1day since I bought it. Basically, the electronic shop guarantees to fix the electronic device without fee in case that we bought it within 1 year.

It is said that electronic devices is likely to be broken after one year passed. The phenomenon is called "Sony timer". This is nothing but the urban legend but, all electronic devices are easily broken after one year.

My electornic dictionary was producted by Sharp. So, this must be "sharp timer".

Anyway, I went to the shop to have my dictionary fixed.
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2007年03月21日

Visiting Nihombashi

I went to Nihonbashi to meet my friend. As you know, Nihonbashi was known as an electronic city in Western Japan. However, as well as Akihabara, the city is currently Otaku city now. I sometimes go there to buy plastic kits and so on.

Today, I went to Yellow Submarine to see the tournament of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. I did not adjust my deck to the new restrict list. I just saw the games.

Before going to the shop, we went to a restaurant in Nihombashi. This is known as a restaurant serving much lunches in reasonable price. This shop's mini size means a big size in other shop. I can not imagine the amount of big size in this shop. (However, if you do not finish your lunch, you must pay 3000 yen!)

I ordered curry rice with fried chiken and pork. The taste was very good but chiken was very big for the appendix of curry-rice.

As I could not take part in the tournament, I wandered Nihombashi to kill the time. I went to some model shops in Nihombashi. I looked for the plastic board to fix my Bakuryu-oh. However, I could not find a good material.

After that, I went to some Dojin(fan-arts) shop such as Melonbooks and Toranoana. In the shops, I found some interesting things. It is said that Otaku is fat and wearing grasses and faily young. Certainly, I saw a lot of such people. This is ordinary people's stereo-typical idea of Otaku. However, at the same time, I found fairly old men buy such fan-arts books. They are bald and a little bit fat. I wondered why such old people buy sexually offensive books.

As it is a holiday today, there is an event in the city. All roads around Nihombashi was closed because of parade. (Pedestrians and bicycle riders are allowed to use the avenue.) There were many people in a lot of costumes of Anime characters to take part in the event. Some men wore the costume of Rozen-Maiden. I could not help laughing at the people.
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2007年03月20日

Gruaduation ceremony

I went to my school to take part in the graduation ceremony. Of course, I do not graduate from my school yet. However, my friends were supposed to graduate from the university. I went to the ceremony to say congratulation to them.

I saw the ceremony for all graduates in the university only one minute that they stood up and sang the song of uni.

After the ceremony, graduates were supposed to obtain the certificate of graduation. I took some pictures for my familiar friends.

At the end of the ceremony, the professors gave some comments to the graduates. Especially, one professor's comment moved my idea. He said that there is a synonym which is same meaning with graduation. That is "commencement". It means not only graduation but also means "beginning". When students graduate from shool, it ends the life at the school. But, at the same time, a new life has just begun at the time. This is nothing but difference of focus. But this is a new idea for me.
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2007年03月19日

Anti-Virus Software

I introduced anti-virus softwares into my computers. I thought that I do not need such softwares because I rarely use e-mail and P2P softwares. I just look at websites that I am interested in and anti-virus softwares force slow resolution.

However, it is said that even though we look at websites, it is possible that computers are infected by worm virus. so, I decided to introduce anti-virus softwares.

My Australian computer uses Norton. This is attached to the computer initiately. However, I did not activate the software because the period during which the software is available. I think I can use the software during only three months.

Norton scanned my devices thoroughly. It found 5 worm virus in my computer. I did not think that my computer was infected by such stupid softwares. There are no obstacales to use my computer.

The other computer introduced avast anti-virus software. This is a free and useful anti-virus software. It helped my computer several times. However, the software is expired as I did not use the computer for a long time because of staying in Australia for a year.

Avast also found 5 viruses in my computer. I am scared to guess how naughty softwares affected my computer.

Anyway, you should introduce some anti-virus softwares in order to keep the safety of your computer.
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2007年03月17日

Visiting Kagoshima

As I wrote, I visited Kagoshima for three days. This is to visit my family's graves to report to my ancestor that I came back from Australia and to thank them.

I met my grand-mother and two uncles in Kagoshima, One lives in Kagoshima and the other in Fukuoka City. Because the first uncle lives near Kagoshima Airport, he picked me up there. We went to the grave of the family of my mother's directly. My grand-mother and my uncle in Fukuoka waited for us prior to our arrival. I said hello to my grand-mother, the uncle and his wife. Though my Fukuoka uncle lives in Fukuoka now, he is going to move to Osaka because of his job. So, he also visited the grave.

In the second day, I went to the grave of my father's family. My Kagoshima uncle drove me to the station near the grave. After I dropped the car, I found myself without the flower my grand-mother prepared for. I left it in the house. I used the taxi to go to the grave. The other accident occurred at the time. I forgot the location of the grave! I know the graveyard is located near the community center. I told the driver to go to the graveyard near the community center. But he went to the wrong grave. So, I called to my mother to ask the location. We finally arrived at the graveyard.

At the graveyard, I found my another mistake. I forget to bring a dustre! That means I can not polish the grave. I just swept around the grave. I had a lot of mistakes on the day...

On the third day, it was also rainy. Moreover, I could not go out because my grand-mother went out to take part in the meeting of the community. I held a fort on the day with watching TV. The TV reported Horie Takafumi must be in jail for 2 and a half years. I was absorbed in watching the news.

When I went home, I also used a plane. But the plane is the same kind with the ANA plane that had a problem at the front wheel. I was worried about getting a similar problem in the plane.
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2007年03月13日

I am visiting Kagoshima

I am going to visit Kagoshima to visit the graveyard. Thus, I can not update my blog for three days. See you later!
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2007年03月12日

My relatives visited my house

My relatives in Osaka visited my house suddenly. My parents have rarely contacted them recently. However, they decided to come to my house to see my mother who was in ill.

They called me at 1:00 and told me that they would come to my house later. My mother was out when they called me. So, I called her to her cell phone. Later, my mother called to them on her cell phone.

As our house was untidy, we cleaned up quickly. After the cleaning, they finally came. I thought that they have changed nothing since I visited them last time. They also said that I did not change at all. My old friends always say so when I met them after a long time. Maybe they think that my face does not change and I am still young!(マテ)

They just saw whether my mother was fine or not and they left our house fairly early. But, we got tired from their sudden visit.
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2007年03月11日

The Education Law

I am studying the educational law for the examination. The laws are so siginificant that I decided to study them first.

Thanks to diligent attitude in the second period, I easily remembered the contents. However, I must memorize the name of the law and articles. It is very tough to remember even though I memorize the contents. Anyway, I have to keep studying.
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2007年03月09日

Magazine with a DVD

My sister likes to read a comic for girls. It is natural to read such a comic for her age. She buys Ciao presented by Shougakukan every month. The magazine has a lot of appendix such as a small bag.

I know that major magazines for girl attach such small goods. But, the magazine she bought attaches even a DVD! The fact surprised me. I had seldom watched DVDs until I got a new personal computer two years ago. In the period, DVDs were getting popular in Japan. But, it was not popular enough to be attached to a magazine. But, nowadays it becomes popular enough to be with a magazine.

I did not watch the DVD with my sisiter but she told that the DVD describes how to use the goods in the book and informs the contents of comic. Anyway, I found that DVDs are very popular now.
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2007年03月08日

Visit my high school

I visited my high school to say hello to my teachers. The location of the high school was changed because the former building is currently under reconstruction. So, the location is much further from my house now.

The number of teachers whom I know decreased dramatically. Most teachers changed thier job place because of the order of local education comittee. I talked with the English teacher in the first grade. According to him, my high school is getting change. Of course, everything changes somehow. But he said the quality of students are getting worse. I am worried about that as a graduate.

I also talked with ALT teacher. She is from Great Britain and enjoy her job. She will also work in my high school in the next year.

I am supposed to work in the high school as a student teacher. I am looking forward to that.
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2007年03月07日

Motivation Decline

Recently, my motivation has been declining. I do not know the reason. However, I can not force myself to do something even for my hobby. I do not update my weblog everyday after I came home and because of that.

I know that I can not waste anytime. I have to study to get ready for my examinations. I am making myself study and try to do my best.
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2007年03月03日

Welcome back party

Welcome back party was organized in Namba, Osaka with students in my university. This party was held for us, who came back to Japan in the middle of February.

10 students gathered in a bar in Namba. During havin meal, they talk separating two groups. I can not decide which group I should take part in.

Though this article is very short, I finish. (マテ
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