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wishing upon a star

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it took long.
but finally my daughter is sure what she’ll want to do in the future.
it is for her second time in her life
that she’s sure about herself…
well, more than 12 years ago she declared clearly that she wanted to be the Sailor Moon !

hey, honey
your mother is really hoping you can get a job at a designer’s office.

dont know why

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オヤノココロコシラズ…

It happened suddenly.
My daughter refused to eat her school lunch or bento with no reasons.
Her teacher and I was very worried about her, of course,
and asked her what happened to her.

Was she sick?
Was she sad?

No. My daughter told nothing about the reason.
She couldn’t explain it. Or she just didn’t know the right words to express her feelings.
And her body was OK.
But she didn’t eat lunch the next day too. It lasted for a few days.

And after a while, she began to eat her lunch again as before,
as if nothing had happened to her at all.
It was about 14 years ago.

The other day, I talked about it to my daughter and asdked why she did such a thing.

Her answer:

What? Who? Me?
No way! I liked to eat so much.
Did it last for a few days?
Impossible!
I didn’t remember anything!
I want to know the reason too!
Ha, ha, ha!

She didn’t recall anything about it at all.

Well,
things are always like this between us.
sigh.

使いたいけど使えない!

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さすが男の子、というか
まったく男の子は…というか、
Aくんは kill, die, destroy, bomb, enemy といった単語ならすぐ覚えるし、忘れない。
使えない語ではないけれど、ほかの単語も覚えてほしいよ!
まあ、ひとのことはいえない。
わたしなんか lustなんて、いったいどこで使うというのか。
ha,ha,ha.

ORT(Oxford Reading Tree)のなにが優れているって、
いろいろあるけれど、
出てくる表現はそのまま使えるっていうことろが大きいと思う。
さすが、イギリスの小学校で利用されるだけのことはある。
汚い表現や、あやしい表現は出てこない。(たぶん)
「これ、使ってみたい!」と思ったら、すぐに使えると思う。

同じ子供用でも児童書となると、そうもいかない。
子供に特有な表現もあるし、
ちょっと乱暴な表現だってある。
大人向けとなるとさらに。

ところが、Aくんじゃないけど、そういう「使うのがはばかられる」ことばや表現こそ
気になって、ああ、いつか使ってみたいと思ったりする。
たとえば…

what the hell
what the f★★★
nah-nah-nah, boo-boo-boo

ひどいね、こりゃ。

ひどくはないんだけど、案外使えるチャンスがないのが、sir。
言ってみたいなー。 Yes, sir!

絶対に生涯 使える機会は訪れない
your Majesty

…こんなこと言ってないで、わたしもORT読もうっと。
😉

Now A-kun is reading this manga.

Attack on Titan 1 Attack on Titan 1
Hajime Isayama

Kodansha Comics 2012-06-19
売り上げランキング : 2334

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