This is Takao's blog. I am studying Athetic Training at University of South Florida. New entry comes out everyday(hopefully). Am I ever going to have the day when I have a good command of English just like native- speakers? Hope the day will come to me....
As I mentioned previous dairy, I met the professor who teaches us Statistics. He is Saudi Arabian and is not native speaker. He has a thick accent (He speaks with wired, distinctive accent) and it was hard for me to listen to his English perfectly. I tried to hear carefully, but I missed his word many times. I probably need to use recorder in order to keep up with the class and get high score on the exam. Using this device is first challenge for me, but I think it is good for me. I got it at Bookstore yesterday, so I am going to study hard with the help of this device. I hope this device is going to work out for me. (I have never used it yet....)
There are 5 exams during the semester, and the lowest one will be dropped. So if I am going to be well on first four exams, I do not have to take final. I am gonna make effort to achieve that so that I can be with Michiko during the final week. I talked to Michi on the internet today and I made her crying. What I am supposed to do... I know it's all my faults, but I could not do anything for her. What the horrible person I am.
Ok, I am gonna take a nap for a while, and then restart to review of today's classes and prepare for the tomorrow's classes. Tomorrow's class is the most difficult for me.
It is a Care and Prevention for athletic injuries. It includes verbal communication with other students and professor. I know this skill is needed to success in the United States for any jobs, but it sounds hard for me. Is it still too early for me to take these types of course? No I don't think so, I can get over this high wall if I do the best. On the exams, I even have to describe orally how to prevent a certain types of injuries or have to evaluate the injuries of classmates. I am afraid that classmates are gonna avoid making the team with me because my English is not strong. Oh I am getting nervous....I wish everyone is kind to me. haha. Anyway I believe this challenge will bring me some progress in English and knowledge needed for Athletic trainer.
Damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, I forgot to attend today's Anatomy class....I was supposed to attend this time. What the hell am I doing in front of PC... It completely slipped my mind that I had another class today after Statistics... But it's too late. It is already 3:25... I was supposed to be in the class room at 2pm. I will never do such a fool thing again!! Damn it!
New Expression (expressions related the cooking)
I can do plain cooking. microwave oven is useful for cooking. Do you cook? Yes, I do the cooking. fatty food. I's like to eat meat dishes The food there is bad.
How do you cook this trout? Can you fry it? simmer until the sauce has thickened. boil up () at high heat.at low heat(=gently) 煮る boil until it gets soft(dissolved). boil over medium heat
grill←直火で焼く。焼く。 grill a fish(網などで焼く) toast a bread(パンを焼く) grill meat(steak)肉を焼く grilled fish (meat)焼き魚 grilled chiken 焼き鳥
FRY (up) fry until it starts to soften and brown 柔らかくなり焦げ目がつくまで～を炒める fry on both sides until lightly colored We fry the beef first. Fry it until it becomes golden(brown) cook chopped onions over a low flame
steam 蒸す steam meat steam clams
fry up some chicken 揚げる fry () in oil until it get soft (golden)
cut one's finger with a kitchen knife chopped onion // minced onion タマネギのみじん切り shredded carrot にんじんのみじん切り chop ～with a knife でみじん切りにする
cut in cubes 角切りにする Cut carrots into 2-inch-long julienne strips. 千切りにする cut [slice] ~ into julienne←千切り（strips）←how to pronounce it? I'll cut this into thin strips
Asian flavor flavor of wine ワインの風味 distinct flavor 独特の風味 it has a distinct flavor
This tastes terrible. Heat it in microwave add seasoning 調味料 (what is the difference between seasoning and spice??)adjust seasoning to taste I think the seasoning is a little different from usual I've just remembered that today is Tamako's 23th birthday. Happpy birthday Tamako!! I believe for sure that Tamako never knows that I am writing about her...anyway I miss you Tamako!! What have you been? I do not worry about her because I know she is gonna enjoy her life.