Hamanan English Club

A blog by the students in the English club at Hamamatsu Minami High School in Hamamatsu, Japan

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Watch US TV online for free!

If you go to the website http://www.hulu.com/, you can watch thousands of American TV shows online for free, including episodes of shows like The Simpsons, The OC, and others that I used to show you in English club. Watching TV shows in English is a great way to practice your listening comprehension while having fun!

A full list of the shows that you can watch is here:


Check it out!

Mr. Adams' Wild Animal Park Photo: African Deer

This deer looked over at me just as we passed it on the "Journey into
Africa" tour at the Wild Animal Park in San Diego.

Mr. Adams' Wild Animal Park Photo: Elephants 2

I love elephants, and thought this photo of the mother and child
walking side by side with their ears flared was adorable.

Mr. Adams' Wild Animal Park Photo: Elephants

This is from the Wild Animal Park in San Diego, with an elephant
mother and her child. It looks like the mom is drawing something in
the sand and the kid is watching how she does it.

Mr. Adams' Wild Animal Park Photo: Lion

Here is one of the lions at the Wild Animal Park in San Diego, right
before laying down for a nap.

Mr. Adams' Wild Animal Park Photo: Gorilla

This gorilla at the Wild Animal Park was sitting in the sun, seemingly lost in thought, in a
pose I found quite human.

Mr. Adams' Wild Animal Park Photo: Baby Rhino

Here's a picture of a baby rhino from the Wild Animal Park in San Diego It was charging around inside a cage chasing a ball.

Mr. Adams' Wild Animal Park Photo: Prairie Dog

This is a prairie dog at the Wild Animal Park in San Diego.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hello☆ Shiomi

I went to Fuji safari park with my family in the winter vacation!(ρ0ω0)ρ
There are many animals such as lions, tigers, lepards, giraffes and so on.

This park allows customers to enter the place which has those animals by bus.So we used a rental bus. This bus was a chartered bus by my relatives.(>u<)

I have never watched the animals from this position. I could watch them very closely. It was a little scary for me but I was so excited!!!(☆▽☆)
I want to go there again!!!!(*υ*)


Sunday, January 04, 2009

a happy new year:)*

hey guys!!
how have u been?
it seems that none of u guys is checking this blog.... so i guess everybody is busy!!!

i found a nice board game for English club=]* it is called "Apples to Apples" it is an English word game, but not like scrabble. we can play this board game with many people!! basically, each player put some cards which match the best with what they have for the title card(お題のカード). and then the judge will choose the most hilarious matching card from what the players put. we can learn many vocabulary from this game, like adjectives, nouns, famous people and so on. it is a fun game:)*
do u get what i mean?

so if u r interested, u can find "apples to apples" on the Internet and learn about it more. i thought it would be good for my loving English club, so i just wrote about it:D

and if u wanna know about more English board game, let me know!! i will look for some more good games while im in usa=)*


.....i hope somebody will take a look at this blog again!!!!!


Monday, November 24, 2008

hey, dude!!

hello, guys!! how are u doing?

i'm fine:)*
i'm sooo excited about thanksgiving this week!!! it's coming soon!!!! woo!! hoo!!!
i'm gonna go to host family's granma's house for thanksgiving break=]* i heard that they have farm there, so i'm soo excited to help in farm:D i can't wait!!!

thanksgiving holiday starts from this wednesday through next weekend. i've never had this holiday before. it's a new holiday for me:)* in thanksgiving, we will have turkey, and lots of food!!! i don't know what exactly is, but i'm sure it's good food:P ummm:) lol

i hope u guys have a nice week!!!


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I'm shiomi(-v-)

Yesterday,I made some pastries.Some of them are custard taste,and the others are cheese taste.Minako,miho,melissa and Ms.Dangelo had them.I was so glad because I like to watch someone eat sweets which I made.
Sakura senpai,I want you to come back soon and eat my sweet☆
See you again(>3<)/


Hallo,Sakura senpai!
I'm Minako^^
I' sorry I don't send you e-mail.
I will send it to you soon.

Now, We started group diary and each of us also keeps our own diary and Miss Melissa writes back to us.
All students are taking tarns at writing in the group diary.
To write and read them very fun^o^

Next main activity is Christmas Party!!
I want to make a party wonderful.
Please tell us about your experience Christmas in America!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hi, everyone!! Thank you for writing on the blog!! I'm soooo glad to hear from you guys!!!

I'm doing fine living in the U.S. I'm enjoying!!
Halloween is coming soon, so I'm really excited!! I will go trick-or-treating with my friends!! I'm going to be Raphael in Ninja Turtles!! I've been loving Turtles since I was 3 or 4 years old, so I'm happy to be one of Turtles finally!! Hahaha!!!

Shio chan!!!! I think you did a great job with your speech contest!! I know it is hard to remember the speech and give it in public, so I'm really proud of you:)* Also, talking about Kengo kun, he is awesome!! Please tell him that I say "Congratulation!!!" I'm proud of him too!! You guys did so great job!!!

And, shio chan, please don't worry about using KEIGO(polite ways to say things in Japanese). We will be in the same grade when I come back to Japan, so never mind:)*

Kondoh kun, examination Otsukare sama deshita!! (I think there is no phrase "otsukare sama deshita" in English, so I decided to write it in Japanese. Sorry. I should try hard with English.) Was it mid-term exam? I'm sure you did good on the test!!

By the way, I got new nickname:)* It's "cherry". It seems that my name Sakura is difficult to say or remember, at least in my neighbors. So I told my friend, who can't remember my real name, to call me "cherry". Because my name means "cherry blossom" in Japanese. I was surprised that my name was difficult to pronounce!! They pronounce like "Saqura". I found that there is no sound "ku" in English.

Thank you for letting me know your current events.

I'll write on this blog later.