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海はいいねー

昨日家族と芥屋に行ってきたバイ。芥屋は福岡市の西に位置する志摩町ってところにある。海水浴で有名で日本の海水浴場88選に選定されている非常にきれいなところです。http://www.town.shima.fukuoka.jp/asobou/osusume.html 1

いやー海はいいねー。俺は6歳のときに水泳を始めてから26歳で現役を引退するまでほぼ毎日泳いできたっちゃけど、実は海に行く機会ってのはほとんど無くて海を好きになったのはロサンゼルスにいた頃からっちゃん。潮の香りの代わりに塩素ばっかり匂うところで泳ぎよったってことたい。それにしても、海で波の音を聞きながら本を読んだり、キャッチボールしたりして日が暮れるのを待つ生活は最高の贅沢やね。まぁ貧乏暇なしでそんな至福の日を過ごすのは年に何回かやけど。ってそういえば俺は無職やった:D 今のうちにちょくちょく海行こう!! 

ところで、海の近くに住んでる俺はとってもラッキーやなぁとつくづく思うよ:D 俺の住環境ですごく気に入ってるのはそのロケーション。南には油山が見えて北にはヤフードームと福岡タワーと上で書いたような海が見える。そんでもって、空港、博多駅、天神への交通の便もとても良い。こんなに便利で住みやすいところはそんなに見つからんバイ!!あと、飯がほかの大都市に比べて美味くて安いのも魅力やね:)昨日芥屋で食べた昼ごはんは刺身とかさざえのオンパレードでたったの¥1,600バイ。東京やったら¥4,500は確実にするね。

43_1 ←これがその定食とそのメニュー

 ←This is what I had for yesterday's lunch and the nenu (sorry it is all in Japanese).

まぁ、とにかく福岡の海は良かバイ!!街の海の割にはきれいやけんね:)ストレスフルな毎日を送っとうそこのあんたにお勧めです!!

I went to this place called Keya. It is located in Shima Town which is the west of Fukuoka-city. Keya has really nice beach and the beach is nominated as Japan's best 88 beachs.

I have to say that the ocean is awesome!! To tell you the truth, I learned to appreciate the ocean while I was in LA which is not long ago. I started swimming at the age of 6 and swam almost everyday until I retired from comeptitive swimming when I was 26. I was so busy swimming that I hardly got the chance to go to the beach and hang out. I enjoyed swimming in the water with full of chlorine rather than the mother ocean. Anyways, I believe that spending time, such as reading books and play catch, by the beach untill Sun goes down is the best way to live life. Well, I can have such a gorgeous time only few days a year since I have to make some money to simply survive pretty much everyday Oh well, I guess I will try going to the beach as much as I can while I am unemployed. haha

By the way, I feel lucky because I live near the ocean. What I like about where I currently live is its location. You can see Mt. Abura yama in the South. There are Yahoo Dome, Fukuoka Tower, and the ocean I wrote about above. Furthemore, public transportation is well developed and the access to Fukuoka Airport, Hakata station, Tenjin (Fukuoka Central) is very easy. Also, the food is delicious here and it is cheaper than other big cities like Tokyo. The lunch I had yesterday had a a lot of seafood, like sashimi,  grilled turban shell (sazae), but it only cost \1,600. If you try to have the same meal in Tokyo, you have to pay at least \4,500.

Anyway, the beaches in Fukuoka is nice. It is cleaner compared to the other. I would recommend you to go there and hang out if you are having stressful days.

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パソコン前留学!?

いよいよ明日からゴールデンウィーク。っと言っても毎日ゴールデンウィーク状態の俺にはあまり良いことが無いのが現実・・・なんてたって福岡県ナンバー以外の車が天神辺りに溢れかえって、終いには事故って路線を完全に塞ぐ。頼むけん、自分の家の周りで遊んでくれ!!ゴールデンウィーク以外でもよかろうもん!!

まぁ、大型連休で海外に行く予定の人もいるだろうし、親愛なる後輩さおり殿のおかんからなんか英語教えてちょって言われとうけん、ちょっと英語にまつわることを書いてみようかなっと思うっちゃけど、正直何を書いたら良いのかいっちょんわからんったい。ただ、アメリカに行ってから感じたのは特別なことをする必要はまったく無いよねってこと。本当に英語を頑張ろうと思ったら中学校時代の教科書を引っ張り出してきて中に書いとうことを全部暗記すること。大体それができたら、構文を読んで全部暗記する努力をすること。最後に英語の本を読むこと。英会話教室とかいろいろあって効果が全く無いとは言わないけど、毎日通うぐらいの勢いでやらんと期待するほどの効果が得られないんじゃないやろうか。それだったら外国の映画のDVDを借りてきて字幕なしで観たりとか、風呂に入ってる間に自分が言いたいことを英語で声に出して言ってみること。例えば俺は、インタビューを受けている自分を想像する。そんで質問に対して英語で答えてみる。ただこれは人前でやったらいかんバイ。頭がおかしくなったって家族が心配するけん。まぁ1回だまされたと思ってやってみて。

The Golden Week is coming up very soon!! It does not make that much difference for me though. Remember, I am unemployed and everyday is holiday. hahaha In fact, the Golden Week is rather detrimental for me. There are going to be heaps of cars that have license plates from other prefectures in Tenjin area, and cause a big traffic jam. To make matters worse, they get lost, get into traffic accidents, and block a whole lane. It is ridiculous. To those who are planning to visit Fukuoka during Golden Week, I beg you to stay home and take it easy. You are more welcome when you come over here some other time....NOT DURING GOLDEN WEEK!!

Well, I assume that many will go abroad during this Golden Week, and my dear Saori's mother once asked me if I could teach her some useful English phrases. I feel like I should write about something regarding English here. I do not know what exactly I should write here though. Well, I personally believe that the key to improve your English is doing something very orthodox. I would recommend you to take a look at your old English text book and memorize the whole contents. Then, you can try to memorize as much English sentences as you can. If you have done those two above, you can actually try reading  a book in English. English learners in Japan tend to go to English school. I do not think it is totally a waste of time, but you should go there everyday to reach the expected level. I would do the following instead: watch DVD movies without subtitles, and try to express yourself in English when you take a bath. I imagine being interviewed when I take a bath, and speak up to answer the questions your imaginary reporter asked. One thing I have to warn when you do this though, is to make sure you are alone. Your family would be afraid that you are mental head case otherwise. "I see dead people...(from the Sixth Sense)" Well, just give yourself a try and see what is up:)

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決戦!!

お晩どす。眠くてまぶたが重い・・・

今日は会社に入って新しい人の仕事をちょっとヘルプしてからコナミ城南(スポーツジム)へ。水泳辞めてから腹回りがどんどんでかくなって、今では寸胴、いやビヤ樽に近いね。この前CTスキャンで背中を診察したときに俺の腹筋の周りには脂肪の層が・・・挙句のはてにはトレーナーのK木明広さんから筋肉中に脂肪がついて霜降り状態になってるって言われてしまった。ざっと100g400円ってところか。チーン、毎度ありー。

そんで、腹筋した後ちょっと泳いで帰ろうと思ったときに「ちょっと待ったー」ってねるとん風に引き留められ、振り向いたら六本松にあるK大学の水泳部でバタフライを泳ぐY野君が立っとった。これまで2回程ゲイのお兄様に言い寄られた過去を持つ俺は、軽くなんやと思ったけれど、どうも俺と日曜日に100mバタフライの勝負をしたいらしい。果たし状を突きつけられてしまったったい!!まぁ、俺も競争嫌いじゃないけん(バリバリ好き)、2つ返事でOK出したバイ:D 福岡と山口の間には宮本武蔵と佐々木小次郎の決戦の場所「巌流島」がある。俺には福岡市城南区のコナミスポーツ城南に決戦の場所がある。絶対に負けられない戦いがある!!(テレ朝サッカー風)

20060426165850 ←俺のチアガール!!

←This is my cheerleader!!

Good evening, I am pretty sleepy and my brain is almost blacked out.

I stopped by my old office to help my friend's work, and then I went to Konami gym. I have decided that I will be more consistent and work out to lose some weight. I have gained weight since I retired from swimming and there is now this big fat around my waist. My body is rapidly transforming to a beer barrel. One time I took CT to check up my back and saw this layer of fat right on my abdominal muscles. In addition, My trainer Aki K**ki told me that my muscle now contains some fat and it is exactly like a fatty Kobe beef. Well, his comment was totally good enough to knock me out. "Dude, I should sell my meat for $4.00/lb hahaha

At the gym, I did sit-ups and went to swimming pool upstairs. I swam for about 2K and was almost leaving. Then this guy told me to wait up. I turned around and saw this kid butterflyer from K** university. I was kind of holding back since I was hit on by some gay dudes twice. He wanted to race with me this Sunday, nevertheless. Thank God!!     Well, I accepted his challenge right away for the love of competiton. Man, I cannot wait!! Legendary Samurai Musashi Miyamoto had his biggest fight with his biggest rival Kojiro Sasaki in Ganryu-jima island, which is located on the border of Fukuoka and Yamaguchi. I am going to hassle up and fight in Jyonan-ku ward just like Musashi!! I hate losing and I will kick some butt!! Readyyyyyyy to Rumbleeeeee!!!!!!!!! Fight ON!!!

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俺とアルコール(水と油)

おはヨーグルト・・・って言っておぼっちゃま君を連想するあなた、結構歳やろ??

昨日は、ささやかですが天神で会社の慰労会をやりました。N岡さん、ちゃんと起きてますー? もし俺という人間を知っとったら分かるっちゃけど、俺はアルコールが苦手です。ウィスキーボンボンで酔っ払います。でも、体がでかくて元運動選手だったから、人は俺が酒豪であると勝手に想像してしまうったい。本当迷惑な話バイ・・・昨日の会は乾杯するから形式的にビールを頼みましたが、決して美味いもんだとは思わんね。っていうかぜんぜんビールが進まなかったので隣のもっこすが俺の分まで飲んでしまっとたけど。こんな俺が日本の大学の体育会飲みに参加しなくちゃいけなかったあの頃は正に地獄絵図やったね。「日本の皆さん、酒飲んで辛いと思ったら何のためにアルコールがこの世のためにあるのか分からんでしょうー。」

Good morning....

I went out to Tenjin and hung out with my former colleagues from work last night. Well, it is natural to think that hanging out at night means drinking alcohol, but I actually am not a fan of alcohol at all. I am extremely light weighted and my annual alcohol consumption is nearly zero. I bet I can be completely inxicated by "Whisky Bon Bon chocolate." People misunderstand me, however, and think I am Bacchus or some sort of alcoholic because I am built athletic. It is really annoying!! Anyway, I couldn't even finish a glass of beer after a toast, and Mokkosu who was sitting next to me finished it for me. It was  difficult for me to deal with Japanese college varsity swim team's drinking party when I was attending university in Tokyo. It was litterally "hell." I feel like I have to step up and say "Hey, if you feel bitter when you drink alcohol, what is alchol for? Have fun and don't force anybody to drink. LET them drink!!"

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遅ればせの韓流ブーム

キターーーーーーーーーー(・∀・)

とうとう来ましたマイブーム。それは韓流!!!何を今更と思っている諸君、そうです今更です:D まぁ、韓流といっても別に韓国のドラマや映画をひたすら観て涙するおばちゃんの様なマイブームではなく、ただ最近日本で活躍する韓国産のタレントがカワイイなと思う様にになっただけったい:P 何気なく点けたケーブルテレビの音楽チャンネルの中でBoAコンサートがありよって、「この子はえらいカワイイねー。」と思ったっちゃん。正直彼女は俺がLAに住んでたときにデビューしたらしく、あんまり彼女の音楽にも興味がないため、今までまともに顔を見たこともなかったんだけどあの子はカワイイね。ついでに最近何かのコマーシャルにも出てたのでかなり気に入ってしまった。おい、これを読みながら「アホやなーい」と馬鹿にするそこのもっこす、おめえも同じ穴のムジナばい!!プロ野球チップス買ってまた「西岡つよP」が出たらやるけんちょっと静かにしとけよ!!まぁ俺みたいに歌をまともに聴くことなく顔みてファンになるにわかもんもたくさんいるんだろうなー。正しく「Video Killed The Radio Star」バイ。恐るべしMTV!!

・・・でも俺は最近テレビに出てるタレント達を見たら基本的に誰でもかわいいと思うんだよね。結局誰でも良いのか!?要するに俺には韓国も日本もアメリカも無く、かわい子ちゃんを見てただときめいてる暇人やってるだけという結論に書きながら至ってしまった・・・ 4のつく日は冬ソナの日、2のつく日はM木二郎の日!?すまんジローちゃん勝手に話題に出してもうた。福岡に来るときは連絡くれ!!飛びます、飛びます:P

A trend "Hanryu(Korean Stream)" finally came to hit me. If you read this and think "Oh my gosh, that is sooooo yesterday!" you are exactly right about that. I am exactly the opposite to Mr. Trendy. haha Well, it is not like I am into those Korean soaps, or movies like heaps of Japanese house wives. I just thought this Korean singer, who has been very popular here in Japan, was very pretty. One day I turned on cable TV and started watching this Music channel. BoA's concert was on then. I go "holy cow, this girl is hot!!!" To tell you the truth, I did not pay attention to her till then since she made her debut with Japanese entertainment while I was in LA, and I was not interested in her music at all. The music program definitely shocked my brain.  She is also appearing in this TV commercial, and she is pretty hot indeed!! hahaha "Hey Mokkosu, stop tagging me a loser. I know you are one of a kind!! Be quiet and nice to me if you want the Nishioka Tsuyo** card if I win it again when I buy baseball players potato chips!!" Well, I am assuming there are many fans of BoA who don't even listen to any of her songs just like me. It is exactly "Video Killed The Radio Star" MTV..... BIG DEAL!!!

Well, I came to a conclusion that I simply think girls on TV are pretty while I was writing this. Overall, there is no Korea, Japan, or America when it comes to watching girls. I like girls in general:P

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サラリーマン最後の日

うぃーす。今日でこの会社から去ります。まぁいろいろあったけん、少しセンチメンタルにはなるけれど、業務を通じて知り合うことの出来た人々との縁をこれからも大事にしていきたいです。特にKちゃんの尻に敷かれ続けて、挙句の果てにはkちゃんの福岡アレルギーのためにH島県に移籍を余儀なくされたK賀支店長と、いつもは気が弱いくせに追い詰められると星を取ったスーパーマリオみたいに突然強くなる「窮鼠猫をかむ」を形にしたような球磨川のもののけ姫O方には大変感謝しとるバイ。後、ハワイから何も分からず福岡に迷い込み、明後日からは独りでの業務に戦々恐々のイケ面N岡さん、遊びに連れてって下さいねー!!取引先では、娘さん大好きT良さんや飲むと記憶がなくなって凶暴化するT山さん、いつも業界全体を考えて心配りをされているY下さん、元Aスパのサテライトで営業と称してサッカー話に盛り上がったY川さん、本当にどうもありがとうございました。今後もよろしくお願い致します!!不覚にもちょっと感傷に浸ってしまった・・・こんな日があっても良かろうもん!!今日もホークス勝ちますように・・・

It is my last day of work. I am a bit sentimental since I had some many dramas here. I would like to express my appreciation for those whom I met throughout my job.  I especially would like to thank my manager who was always overpowered by his wife and moved to Hiroshima due to her allergy to Fukuoka, and my colleague, princess Mononoke of Kuma-river, who suddenly changes her personally and step up when she needs to. Thank you very much. You guys made my days here a lot more fun!! I wish I could be with you guys a bit longer:( A handsome new comer, N***oka-san, who is apparently trapped here, let's hang out together in the near future!! I would also like to thank my favorite business partners, Mr. T**ra who adores his daughter, Ms. T**yama who becomes out of control when she gets hammered:), Mr. Y**shita who was very caring and worried about  tourism industry as a whole, and super goolie from A**spa Fukuoka, Y**kawa, whom I always talked about soccer although I was supposed to talk shop. Thank you very much!! It was fun working with you guys!! I really hope we can continue building our friendship! Gosh, I became really sad now, but it is OK to have such days every once in a while, right? Yokaro mon!!

Anyway, I hope the Hawks will win tonight...   

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徒然なるままに・・・

福岡でこれからニートを始めるRyoです。徒然なるままに、日暮らし、コンピューターに向かいて、心にうつりゆく由なしごとを、そこはかとなく書き付くれば、新しい友達でもできるかな~なんてね。明日で辞めるんだけど・・・ニートでよかろうもん!!

昨日東京で水泳の試合見ました。俺が現役の時のタイムじゃお話にならない最近の水泳のレベルを目の当たりにしてすごいよね~なんて普通の素人みたいに感激する反面、地元福岡を拠点に泳いでる選手がもっと決勝で泳げるようになってほしいなと思いました。おい福岡の現役、もっと速く泳げよー!!福岡の試合に顔を出すようになってから感じたのは、選手がレースの仕方を知らないってこと。正直負ける気せんね。レースに勝ったり、速く泳ぐにはコツがあるんだよね。それに気づくチビッコスイマーが現れて俺をコテンパンにしてくれるのを楽しみにしてる今日この頃。

Hey, I am Ryo. I am actually quiting my job tomorrow and guess I will be a NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) for a while. I decided to write down whatever comes across my mind so I can talk to some new people upon that. NEET de yokaro mon!!

Well, I went to Tokyo to watch the Japanese swimming nationals yesterday. I was impressed by those who swam a lot faster than the times when I was swimming competitively. I, on the other hand, felt a bit sad to see merely few swimmers from Fukuoka made it back to the finals.  "DUDES, SWIM FASTER!!" One thing I noticed since I started to participate in the swimmeets in Fukuoka is that swimmers here don't know how to race. No offence, but I have to say that I don't feel like losing when I race them. They are not intimidating at all. I believe that everybody has a key to swim fast, but swimmers in Fukuoka haven't found it out yet. Well, I am now hoping that some kid would find it out and beat me badly in the race in the very near future!! 

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