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diary: Jan.23

"Developmental Disabilities"

This weekend I was terribly exhausted and slept all day.

I couldn't even cook anything for the kids, clean my desk or read a book...

I think it is relevant to the fact that I am facing a lot of pressure at my facility.

The people with developmental disabilities, for examples, ADHD, AS (Asperges Syndrome) ,

in a facility : I am not sure I can call them my students. I am just one of instructors :

but honestly they make me very tired sometimes.

I really love them, but it's very tough trying to teach them how to write everyday.

The little troubles the students have might make me tired.

This is one-sided way of viewing and thinking.

So I won't say it that way.

But my students are too much to handle.

It is a challenge for me to work with people who have development disabilities.

by sabo
by voidchicken | 2016-01-02 23:41 | English essay

A 127th Birthday Woman #aging #poputation #woman #beauty

The news reported that a Mexican woman reached the age of 127 years old.
To my surprise, she was born on August 31, 1887, and she experienced the Mexican Revolution (1910-1917).
Due to moving many times she lost her birth certificate.
It was revealed that what she says may not be reliable.

Her family says that the birthday girl's secret to a long life is eating well, sleeping well and never getting married.
I think her tips have been time-tested and might be a great idea for other human beings.


News link:

Mexican woman becomes oldest person who ever lived at 127

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by voidchicken | 2014-08-28 15:23 | English essay

Charlotte Rampling シャーロット・ランプリング #art #contemporaryart #beauty #movie #actress

Charlotte Rampling シャーロット・ランプリング #art #contemporaryart #beauty #movie #actress_b0074921_134999.jpg


By Jane Shilling 14 Jan 2013 (Telegraph UK)
Charlotte Rampling:
How to Grow Old Gracefully

April, 1976 (Desert Island Discs, BBC)
Charlotte Rampling BBC Interview

Charlotte Rampling シャーロット・ランプリング

Charlotte Rampling is one of the admirable actresses in movie history.
She played the lead role in Nagisa Oshima's film, "Max, Mon Amour" (1986).
It seems strange, but it is a sensual love story between a human being and an animal.
At that time, she was at the peak of her beauty.
I used to wonder why I couldn't be as a beautiful and mysterious woman as her.
She always gives us a graceful impression on the silver screen.
The only thing I could do was just sigh because of her elegance.

Past entry:
大島渚80で没す Nagisa Oshima dies at 80

"Max, Mon Amour" (1986) Japanese trailer:


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by voidchicken | 2013-01-28 00:41 | English essay

大島渚80で没す Nagisa Oshima dies at 80 #art #film #movie #contemporaryart #museum

大島渚80で没す Nagisa Oshima dies at 80 #art #film #movie  #contemporaryart #museum _b0074921_21412451.jpg


My favorite film director, Nagisa Oshima has passed away at 80.
His most famous and controversial work is “In the Realm of the Senses”, which is based on a true story; the Abe Sada homicide scandal.
Abe Sada is the name of a Japanese woman who was a prostitute and had an intense affair with her lover.
I didn't see this film but I remember that there were a lot of explicit scenes which caused a great controversy and remained unpublicized in Japan.
Oshima fought against the censorship in the Japanese court for many years to open all scenes. He testified in a court, “Nothing that is expressed is obscene. What is obscene is what is hidden.”
I feel his remark is critically important even now.

( Nagisa Oshima: March 31, 1932 - January 15, 2013)


マニアもなっとくのNYtimes の追悼記事! さすがだ。
By DENNIS LIM Published: January 15, 2013 (The New York Times)
"Nagisa Oshima, Iconoclastic Filmmaker, Dies at 80"

Nagisa Oshima (The Strand, BBC)
Duration: 5 minutes
A tribute to Japanese film director Nagisa Oshima

大島渚80で没す Nagisa Oshima dies at 80 #art #film #movie  #contemporaryart #museum _b0074921_2130176.jpg

Film:"In the Realm of the Senses"(wiki)

criticizing popular beliefs or established customs and ideas
因習を打破する 偶像破壊の 

January 16, 2013, 5:47 PM (wsj)
"Remembering Nagisa Oshima, Director and Provocateur"

*「絵画、それを愛と呼ぶことにしよう」vol.8田中功起 Koki Tanaka
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*〜番外編〜インド初のビエンナーレ、Kochi-Muziris Biennale
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by voidchicken | 2013-01-17 21:37 | English essay

A Daredevil Skyjumper 宇宙からジャンプ Felix Baumgartner's supersonic freefall  #contemporaryart

"A Daredevil Skyjumper"
Can you jump from a slide?
I think I wouldn't even jump from a much lower place, for example, the steps made for step aerobics. (Physical exercise sounds like torture to people like me.) And gravity is the most fearful thing to me. Felix Baumgartner jumped from more than 24 miles above earth and broke the sound barrier. He went faster than the speed of sound when he fell to the ground in New Mexico. I think that everyone has their own mission in life. His mission is far beyond my understanding. (sb)

Felix Baumgartner's supersonic freefall from 128k' - Mission Highlights
Published on Oct 14, 2012 by redbull

14 October 2012 Last updated at 22:17 GM (BBC)
Skydiver Felix Baumgartner breaks the sound barrier

Sunday 14 October 2012 (gurdian)
Felix Baumgartner makes record-breaking skydive from space – video

14 October, 2012, Autonomous Nonprofit Organization “TV-Novosti”,
'Fearless Felix' dives from the stratosphere, breaks the sound barrier (PHOTOS)

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by voidchicken | 2012-10-26 01:49 | English essay

ジダンの頭突きが彫刻になる。The Art of Soccer #art #contemporaryart #museum #sculpture #artist

作家の名前は、Adel Abdessemed。

Do you like soccer or art? If you like both, you might be pleased to have this news.
Do you remember the French footballer, Zinedine Zidane and his headbutt attack in the 2006 World Cup final? That event has been captured in a five-meter high bronze statue by an Algerian artist. His work has raised eyebrows throughout the art world. It depicts the moment when Zidane drove his head into the chest of the Italian defender. Why did he create a work of such a notorious moment? He proclaimed it is a monument to an act of freedom. I read the New York Time's article, but I couldn't understand what he wanted to say. It might be a racial issue? (sb)

Bronze Statue of Headbutt in 2006 Football World Cup:
Zinedine Zidane's Attack on Marco Materazzi
Published on Sep 28, 2012 by JewishNewsOne

Algerian artist Adel Abdessemed has raised eyebrows throughout the art world with his latest piece immortalizing the infamousheadbutt attack by French football legend, Zinedine Zidane, on his Italian opponent, Marco Materazzi, in the 2006 World Cup final.

過去記事  2012-10-09


October 12, 2012, 12:48 pm(The New York Times)
The Art of Soccer:
Sculpture in Paris Captures
Notorious Incident

PARIS — In the fiinal minutes of the World Cup soccer final in 2006 the French captain, Zinédine Zidane, drove his head into the chest of the Italian defender Marco Materazzi. Mr. Materazzi, who had made reference to the Frenchman’s sister, buckled to the ground. Mr. Zidane was ejected; minutes later, Italy had won. France was stunned.

“It was a blow for me that was almost physical,” said Adel Abdessemed, a French artist who has now memorialized the head butt in a dark, imposing bronze sculpture in the courtyard of the Pompidou Center. The piece, which depicts the moment of impact — a colossal Mr. Zidane, gaze downcast and stern, driving Mr. Materazzi off his feet, anguished — is a monument to defeat, said Mr. Abdessemed, 41, but also to “an act of freedom.”

*words 本日の単語
eject 退場させる 立ち退かせる 外に出す
infamous 悪名高い 破廉恥な 恥ずべき
raise eyebrows (過激な行動などで人を)驚かせる
dive one's head into 〜に頭から突っ込む
make reference to ~を引き合いに出す、~に触れる
anguished 苦渋に満ちた
stern 厳しい、険しい、人を寄せ付けない、苦しい、いかめしい

by voidchicken | 2012-10-24 22:56 | English essay

Old Man Winter with "Winter song" #RonanKeating #art #artweet #contemporaryart

男泣きのお葬式  to Gately (Boyzone) ゲイカップルの別れ

-Old Man Winter-
Autumn is coming to an end in Japan, so we feel the cold air every morning and night. My nose is running because I caught a cold yesterday. Oh, I really feel dull, so I can't write anything intriguing tonight. When Old Man Winter comes, why do I miss suffering from the summer heat? I was born in the middle of August, that is the reason I prefer the summer heat. All day today, I wrapped up in a futon and took a nap.

さすが、Ronanくん。"Is love alive?"なんて、ふつう歌えねー、でしょ。

winter song - Ronan Keating

This is my winter song to you.
The storm is coming soon,
It rolls in from the sea

My voice; a beacon in the night.
My words will be your light,
To carry you to me.

Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love?

They say that things just cannot grow
Beneath the winter snow,
Or so i have been told.

They say we're buried far,
Just like a distant star
I simply cannot hold.

Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?

This is my winter song.
December never felt so long,
Cause youre not where you belong;
Inside my arms.

I still believe in summer days.
The seasons always change,
And life will find a way.

I'll be your harvester of light,
And send it out tonight
So we can start again.

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by voidchicken | 2012-10-22 02:14 | English essay

トレシー・エミン枯れる? Tracey Emin #art #artweet #contemporaryart #museum #gallery #artist


“No More Sex-Tracy Emin (Artist)”
BBC Hard talk is the best interview show for art fans.
Tracy Emin is an acclaimed, but notorious female artist in the UK. Her early works consisted of revealing her sex life with guys. As I looked at her works, I thought of the guys who had slept with her and who didn't know that she was planning for them to be a kind of victim. In a recent TV interview, she said she doesn't have sex any more and is interested in "love" now. Nobody knows what happened to her, but we wonder what's her next target. Were she aware of compassion? We don't know if she simply telling a ridiculous joke or just needs true love. I am just wondering what she will create next, without her sex life. However, I am looking forward to her new works. (sb)

トレイシー・エミン英国にさよなら? Tracey Emin threatens to quit Britain

Tracey Emin: 'Sex is gone'
Tracey Emin: 'Sex is gone'

The internationally renowned artist Tracey Emin explains why she no longer has sex and instead wants to focus on love. She spoke to HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur at her new exhibition in her home town of Margate.

Her works - including the Turner Prize shortlisted The Bed - have always been deeply personal and a frank exploration of her sexuality, her relationships and her life.

*マックイーン監督 やりすぎはよくないと SteveMcQueen
*ガンズのダフがアル中を語る #GunsNRoses #DuffMcKagan 
In an interview with Queen guitarist Brian May


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*ホックニーのインタビュー!  DavidHockney Special
*Putting the Wrongs of History in Paint ーリュック・トュイマンス
*トレイシー・エミン英国にさよなら? Tracey Emin threatens to quit Britain
*Taro Izumi泉太郎個展「こねる」@神奈川県民ホールギャラリー
*同じ曲が頭をぐるぐるするのはなぜか? 耳虫
*TED インドの若手作家10人 RavinAgrawal

by voidchicken | 2012-10-05 13:23 | English essay

 NBC skips 9/11 moment of silence  米NBC局911黙祷を生放送せず批判される

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It happened on 9/11 in 2001, which was eleven years ago. I am wondering if the American people have forgotten about the worst attack in their nation's history.
Today I read that NBC is under fire for not broadcasting the observance of the 9/11 moment of silence.I know Americans must want to erase the memories of grief from their mind.

In Japan every year we have moments of silent prayer on the 6th and 9th of August. Atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on those days.

Added to that, we now have another moment of silence to console the victims of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake, which is observed at 2:46 p.m. 3/11. Just one and a half years has passed since that day.

Sometimes it would better to laugh or smile at funny jokes, because it is the best way to cheer up. If possible we wouldn't have any sorrows in our life.. But let us remember the stories of history, they should never be forgotten.

12 September 2012 (BBC)
NBC defends not broadcasting 9/11 tribute
NBC has defended its decision to
interview a reality TV star instead of observing
a moment of silence marking
the 11th anniversary of 9/11.

ロイター 9月12日(水)16時8分配信

NBC skips 9/11 moment of silence, defends decision
By Joanne Ostrow

In Denver, KUSA general manager Mark Cornetta said, “I never want to second-guess the network.”
He’ll leave that to those of us who do it for a living.
What a wrong-headed decision by NBC.
Disrespectful and out of touch at best, craven commercialism at the worst.

second-guess (v)あとでとやかく言う
craven (a)臆病者
wrong-headed(a)誤った、間違った (n)分からず屋、頑固者
out of touch(a)無関心な、実態を把握しない、無自覚で、ずれている
at best せいぜい、よくても
at the worst 最悪の

NBC....おもしろいのに。  sb
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by voidchicken | 2012-09-12 21:18 | English essay

“The Sorrowful 27 Club” #AmyWinehouse - Love Is A Losing Game #singer #rock the 27 club

Previous entry; "Don't join the 27 Club, Amy Winehouse "

This piece is about the heartbreaking club on the earth.

“The Sorrowful 27 Club”
I’d like to write about the 27 club.
Amy Winehouse (1983-2011) was a gifted young singer in the UK.
But she, too, ended up joining the Club of 27, a group of prominent musicians who all died at age of 27. Who knows about such a poignant club in the world?
In my own case, I found out about it after her death.
There is an impressive lineup of celebrities in it from Brian Jones, Rolling Stones to Kurt Cobain, Nirvana. Is it a badge of honor to join such a club? When Cobain blew his head off using a gun in 1994, I felt really sad and I didn't want to accept what he had done.
Why did Winehouse want to dive headfirst into the same club? Only she can answer that...(sb)

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Crying Gameのような悲しー歌です。
George MichealがDesert Island Discsの一曲目(Favorite)に選んでいた。

For you I was a flame
Love is a losing game
Five story fire as you came
Love is a losing game

One I wish I never played
Oh what a mess we made
And now the final frame
Love is a losing game

Amy Winehouse - Love Is A Losing Game (Live @ SXSW 2007)

Love Is A Losing Game エイミー・ワインハウス(Amy Winehouse)

映画「クライイングゲーム」のボカシに怒! The Crying Game #gayfilm #art #boygeorge #transsexual


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by voidchicken | 2012-07-23 21:20 | English essay


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