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懐かしのスピリットベアーズ

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Spirit Bears in the City – Project Overview – Greater Vancouver

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カナダ西海岸の都市バンクーバーには2006年に不思議なクマ達があふれていた。
その名も「スピリットベアーズ」!!
街の中心から校外の路地にまで、そのたたずむ姿は人々の心をとらえて止まなかった。
クマ達はアーティストによってデザインされ、個々にきちんと名前まで付けられている。
中でもひと際目立って人気があったのはHMV前にいた「ダースベア」。
彼等の目的は、一定期間街中に配備され人々の注目を浴びた後、オークションにて企業等に売られていき、そのお金はチャリティーとして寄付されるというもの。
オークションは2006年11月に行われた。
その後は街からすっかり姿を消したスピリットベアーズ達。
さみしくなったなぁ。
それでも、購入した企業の前とかに今でもたまにポツンと熊達を見つけることがあると
とてもうれしくなる。。

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Hike in Black tusk

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Holy crap! This was far different from “Hiking” sounds like!! We walked
up to the camping ground in the mountain where is pretty close to
Whistler. We were heading for Black tusk eventually. I brought only a
pack of cookie for my meal in this 2 days camping. Besides I only had a
litter bottle of water. Those were totally not enough. The mountain was
so much steep slope. Who told me this was esier than Grouse mountain!!
7 hours walking for one way was totally killing me. But finally we
reached the camping ground by the lake so-called Gribaldi lake. It was
sooooooooooo beautiful!! Yet we were still on the way to the top… We
stayed a night there in tents. Fuckin’ heavy rain sounds whole night,
and it made me be worried.
Next day, Luckyly the weather was fine!
On the way to the top of the mountain Black tusk, we just left our most
gear and kept walking. The scenery changed a lot. First we were walking
in the forest, then open field apeared, finally we could only see rocks
and snow! It was so much amazing. It was pretty cold, hazy and foggy.
You could see wide view only once in a while when the mist disappered
for few seconds. It looked like we were in the heaven. The mountain was
so much majestic! We all were so much moved. Eventually we arrived the
place which people were prohibited to go. However they just kept
walking. Jonas, Sean, Aurelia, Tao, Elesa, Yoichi and I arrived almost
the top. Catrina was already worn out and just gave up to climb at the
end of the walking trail. Tao, Yoichi and I also gave up the final rock
climbing part. The view was just incredible and deserved climbing. We
returned to the check point where we past before. On the way there, we
saw 2 small cute animals which most likely a kind of Muskrat on the
ground. They were approximately 50cm long. They were so cute. I love to
see wild animals. Then we caught up Catrina finally. We all were
totally worn out too. First we were waiting rest of us. But at last, we
just left there and started walking down hill. When I arrived at home,
I felt I survived anyways…
Oh by the way, when we reached the
parking lot, Catrina just ran over my left foot by her car!!! I was
soooooooooooooo shocked, you know? When I was still loading my bag on
her car, she suddenly started driving. I thought what kind of joke it
was!!! Yes, it was just an accident. She just misunderstood I’d already
been in her car though. Anyway, the trip was pretty much tiring but
much funner!

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Hellow everybody, first of all I need to inform you my graduating from
the school. I canNot believe it past a year since I started. Everything
is like happened yesterday, you know. As some people know I am the one
who attends this school the longest. Because of that, I had spent so
many time with several generations of friends and classmates. When I
had a hard time, so many people helped me. Please let me say thank you
guys. I somehow finished everything.
I don’t know if you know, yet I
several times attempted quitting school. This is my opinion though, my
school is unfortunately Not good enough. You know what? A month ago a
woman who saw my homepage sent me a e-mail to ask me how is the school
like. Yeah, she is completely stranger to me. Anyways, at the time I
had to say “My school is definitely bad”. This is pretty sad, isn’t it?
Yet this is the fact. In spite of that, I still miss my school.
Finishing this school is .. well how can I say, kind of sad.
Though
I complaint, I was kinda lucky as well when it comes to practicum and
internship. My practicum task was flash project which is for insurance
company. And internship was web designing company. The office was
pretty neat, people are great! location is in Gastown. This is a bit
far though, still in downtown, eh? Oh my gosh. everything has done. Oh
my goodness.
Now I really want to know what’s going on with you
guys. Are you guys doing well? Do you ever get in touch with Raymond,
or the other instructors? Hope you guys are doing pretty well. And I
may catch up with you guys soon or later. All of you guys whom I met
and spent lot’s of time in Bodwell school, I appreciate you so much.

Oh,
by the way, my going back to Japan is still a little bit later. I’m
staying Vancouver little bit more and go traveling then. Anyhow, I’ll
let you know when I decided my plan.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Did you know what Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Gov. of California, is in
Canada now? I watched the TV news and I saw his speech on TV yesterday.
You can feel a bond with him, aren’t you?
Today I had an
appointment to have lunch with Chris, my client of the practicum task.
I was supposed to meet him at 12:00. While I was sleeping in the
morning, I got the ring from someone. I woke up and answerd it and it
was Chris. I checked the time and I realized when it was 12:05.
Ooooops!! I over slept a lot! What’ll I do? how can I answer him?
Somehow told him I’m late and I’ll come up at 12:30. When I arrived his
office, he said “What kind of restaurant do you want to go?, I had an
idea before but I kind of have to change since we don’t have enough
time.” Uh-Oh… I was so sorry Chris, but I couldn’t tell what I was
sleeping. haha…Then we went to the restaurant on Thurlow St. As we
ordered, Chris suddenly mumbled something. I just “perdon me?”. “Arnold
Schwarzenegger…”. What!? Boy, it canNot be happened, men. As I said
in my mind, I turned around my neck and what I saw was Arnold
Schwarzenegger sitting at the table behind us!!! OH MY GOD!!! Arnold
Schwarzenegger!!!!!! Once more, OH MY GOD! I canNot believe my eyes. He
just appeared naturally and just sat on the chair and eating as if he
is a normal guy. Of cource there were several security guard though. I
still remember the impact of Terminater 2. Surprising thing was what
people didn’t bother him, although everybody knew there was him.
According to Chris, the restaurant is sort of high class place and
people really care to harass them. But Chris looked excited too.
Waitresses pretended not to be excited. Yet some of them whispered his
name. As the atomosphere, I couldn’t take any picture. That’s my only
remorse.

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White Rock and Peace arch park

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Folks, I went to White Rock again with a friend! The weather was nice,
everything was good. And it was kind of a great time. When we arrived
in White rock we went to the pier typically. And of course check the
big white rock and took some pics. then played near water to look for
small fish. The scenery was so awesome and everybody around us were not
asian. If you want to spend some calm and slow moment, you should visit
this place. We ate fish and chips there. Then we went to the park
called “Peace arch park”. The park is located on the border of U.S. We
were supposed to get there on foot from the coast. While we were
walking, a old guy who felt sorry to us found us from his car and
talked to us, “I think the park you’re heading for is so far to walk,
that I’ll take you guy there by my car.” Though I hesitated for a
second, soon after we nodded our head and got there. They were so kind
to us. We were lucky. The park was really cozy and pretty nice
surroundings. In the park surprisingly you can see the border of U.S.
There is a big white gate in the center of the wide space and you
actually can cross by on your foot easily. We didn’t though. On the way
back we found crowds of clover. So my friend said, “Whenever I see
clover, I always feel like seek a four leaves one.” In fact I’d never
seen the actual four leaves clover in my life. So I just said, “Oh,
does it really exist? That is a kinda sperstition, isn’t it?”. Then we
started looking for one. Then I found one!! Bullshit! Oh, my gosh! Does
it really exist?? First I couldn’t stop laughing. Hey, anyhow my wish
will come true soon or later. Cool, men!

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Vancouver Sun Run

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I took part in Vancouver Sun Run! This is one of the biggest annual
event in Vancouver. You know? the number of the participants are such
as 55 thousand.
They were separated by the color, Blue, Yellow,
Green, White, Purple, Red. Blue starts first and Red does the last. My
bib’s color was Red and started with the final group. Starting gate was
located on Georgia st. and Thurlow st. and you know what? Red’s waiting
area was Seymore st. which is located on five block away from the
starting area!! Then you can guess how crowded it was! On the street we
could only see the crowd of people. it was so crazy! First we headed
for Stanley park, then ran along with English bay, cross the Barrurd
Bridge, went to Canbie bridge and cross this and finish at B.C. place.
It was 10km. I hadn’t done any kinds of sports lately. I was so anxious
of this 10km. but it was just so much fan. nothing was problem. Hey,
see I proved I’m still such young!
Oh, I’m looking forward to the Vancouver sun news paper tomorrow. Coz participants’ names will be on the paper! Yeah.

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WHL Giants vs Cougars

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Hello everybody! I finally went to see Ice hockey game. Though the game
was WHL which is sort of junior league(under 20), that was
sooooooooooooo amasing!! I’m afraid to say, but I say that was totally
different from Canadian football. I didn’t have any knowledge of
football when I saw lions game, and I totally couldn’t understand what
was going on at the time. But hockey is different. just exciting!!
The
place we went is PNE stadium where I saw dog show in summer. And you
know what? I found a spirit-bear named Hastings which is sold in last
November.
As some of my friends know, I’m the one who was correcting the spirit-bears pics, so I was so excited!!
Oh,
and let me surprise you, we didn’t pay anything and we used the
official’s door to enter the stadium and surprisingly our sheets were
right behind the fence!! Imagine that, it must have been wild, huh? In
fact our friend Maintja was the every reason why we could be treated
like that. She does volunteer at food bank. then her boss is one of
authority of WHL. Cool, man!
The game was between Vancouver Giants
vs bla-bla Cougars. Giants won 2 – 0. Oh, there’s a thing I found. The
officials were wearing the clothing that sais, “OFF ICE OFFICIAL”. That
pretty funny, do you know what I’m saying?
Then we went to have some
food and We spent perfect time there. Actually one of my school friend
is going back to Japan the day after tomorrow. This time might be the
last time to see her in vancouver. hope we can meet in Japan.
After
I went back home, I realized that the TV show Giants vs Cougars game is
going on!! Wow, that must be the game we saw today!! And guess what we
all were on TV. Since our sheets were the 1st row. Do you know what I
mean? I finally debuted in Canada!! wahaha.

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Cherry blossom

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I went to bed at 4 o’clock last night, because I had a party with Ken.
So I got up at 11am…..
Right after I woke up I went to have a hair cut.
Though I also have an appointment with Ali and his friends, it starts at 8:00 PM, so I had so much time.
I just called my friend to kill some time at Starbucks.
On
the way there, what I just found was trees which have pink blossom
beside the street! I just was wondering if it was Cherry blossom???
You
know what? It is still March 3rd, eh? I just come close to those trees,
so that I wanted to fegure out whether it was or not. Then those were
definitely cherry blossom! I can’t believe that. and they were sort of
full bloom. It’s too early. Moreover nobody broadcast the condition of
cherry blossom. Those were just standing alone calmly as if nothing
happened. Those ones just reminded me of my arriving in vancouver. I
still clearly remember what I saw when I reached van.
I almost spent
a year here. Oh, shit! What did I achieve here? what can I come through
from now on? Ah-, I don’t want to think about that.
Oh btw, Ali just
came back from Japan temporally. He was pretty fine. and the restaurant
was amazing! We called it a day at 11pm, then I felt just I still have
some time, so I joined Phil, Nathan’s party. Their party was crazy. I’d
never seen that big and crazy party. 90% of them were Caucasian people
and evrybody got dranken tooooo much and spilled tons of alcohol on the
floor. It was wild, but bit scarely as well. Oh, what a mess!!!!! But I
could pretty much enjoyed.
Go crazy!

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2 days in a row

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Hey buddy! I’ve just come home from my birthday party now! And my class
mates had my birthday party yesterday too! So I had 2 birthday parties
on Friday and Saturday in a row. I really want to say thank you for
everybody! I’m very happy.
Oh, I remember that I was drawn graffiti on my face 2 days in a row as well.
…(-. -;)
The
party on Friday was originally called “Takoyaki party” and my class
mates prepare cake with fireworks instead of candles. That was kind of
surprising. I was dranken, everybody got dranken and I spent so much
fun time.
Then today I had another one basecally organized by PGIC
friends. I got lots of gifts from them. I’m so glad them. I got
perfume, Dream theater’s DVD, clothing for my daughter(???), cookie,
chocolate, amulet and antiplaque mouthwash which is actually
leftover(???). I’m very glad you guys. I’m so happy. you can see some
of the presents are something strange though. haha.

In fact some
of my friends who couldn’t come to the party gave me a phone call or
sent me a e-mail to celebrate me as well. I just thank everybody.

Then I’m going to be a 29th on Feb. 20th. This is my last year of my 20’s. I have to be more mature.

Oh, as I said,  everybody drew graffiti on my face, then let me introdece what the hell they wrote down on my face.
They wrote such as, “crap”, “I’m gay”, “SEX”, “meat” on my forehead, and so forth.
Don’t you think it’s a punishment?

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