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March 15, 2006

Yet Another Blog

Spring is coming. Another school year starts in April. And so, it's the time of year for me to make my New Year's resolutions. OK, I will review my way of teaching and try to improve it. Next, er, I will keep my blog going.

To give myself a shot in the arm, kinda, I've set up a Japanese blog titled "英語Blogを楽しもう!", or Let's enjoy English Blogs!. The main goal of it is to encourage Japanese learners of English to enjoy writing and reading English blogs. Sounds great? And... there's a hidden goal that may mean a lot to me. That is, by having such a blog, I will have to keep updating this main blog - KEC journal! Yes, the subtitle of the new blog is "KEC Journal 番外編," which means "KEC Journal Plus." Hah!

I think this new blog can be useful for those who are learning Japanese as well. Come check it out!

March 6, 2006

Yeah, it's KEC Journal

Ah, Happy New Year, folks! ...Too late? Don't care. My blog's new year has just begun. Hahaha!

While I was kind of dawdling, there were two big things happened for KEC Journal.

One is, Clive, a long-time regular visitor here, called me late last month! To my surprise, he called me in Japan! And even more surprisingly, he talked to me in Japanese! His Japanese was just superb. Actually, at first I didn't think it was from a non-Japanese. I'm curious to know how he's learned this language.

Oh, but it was just unfortunate for both of us that, of all things, he made this surprise attack at that time of year. It's the time for entrance exams and term-end ones here. I was having quite a hassle preparing for the day's classes when the telephone rang. He said he'd just come to Abashiri, about 40 kilometers away from my town, and wanted to see me. Though I wanted to see him, of course, and show him around, I couldn't find time. Arrrrrgh!

Very sorry, Clive, but when you come to Japan again, don't make a surprise attack, but let me know in advance. ;) I was really glad to hear from you. I'll keep the promise that I'll start blogging on a regular basis in coming April. (wow)

The other one is, M posted a comment for the first time in a long, long while. She's one of my precious fellow bloggers and we would enjoy discussing the two languages - English and Japanese. When I restarted this blog last year, one of the first things that came to my mind was about her. I visited her blogs, but it seemed that she hadn't updated them either. Now I'm happy to know she's been doing OK. I hope we'll be able to bandy words about languages and various things the way we used to!