A cup of inspiration

Dear Readers,

I hope all is well with you, and you are enjoying living your life in whatever part of the world you happen to be living it in.

Where do we get inspiration from? Well I get mine from all over the place, I get it from looking at my wife’s photograph (my wife reads this blog, so it’s important she gets a mention from time to time) which […]

By |May 31st, 2013|Categories: Stephen's Corner||0 Comments

Travelin' English 21 : Common Question Asked After Greetings 1

今週は 【Travelin’ English 21: Common Question Asked After Greetings 1】、無料リスニングサンプルをご紹介いたします。 5つのパートに分けて、リスニングの練習としてお使い下さい。

Read 'em: 手術中のギターソロ

英語のニュースから日本語に翻訳された記事をよく読んでいますか?
時々、日本語に訳した記事には失われる意味、ニュアンス、面白さがあります。
そこで、このコーナーではそんな世界の面白いニュースとその日本語訳を挙げ、
それに対する解釈をご紹介します。

英語:Doctors pick patient’s brain while he picks his guitar

Here’s a guitar solo that will blow your mind: Brad Carter is picking away while undergoing brain surgery. Carter, who’s an actor and musician, had a brain pacemaker implanted to help treat involuntary hand tremors.
Brad Carter, surgery patient, says “I’m a finger picker. I want to record, I want to perform live again, I performed live for many years and I […]

By |May 31st, 2013|Categories: Sagan Speak Editorial||0 Comments

Dear Problem

Hello to all out there in the land where interesting newletters and blogs are supposed to get found and read, and I hope this edition of our well crafted newsletter finds you healthy in mind, as well as in body.

Question! Why do we need to keep coming up with new ideas? Just a minute! I can’t believe you don’t know the answer to that question! Well. […]

By |May 24th, 2013|Categories: Stephen's Corner||0 Comments

Travelin' English 20 : Basic How Question and Answer Practice 2

今週は 【Travelin’ English 20: Basic How Question and Answer Practice 2】、無料リスニングサンプルをご紹介いたします。 5つのパートに分けて、リスニングの練習としてお使い下さい。

Read 'em : NASAのフードプリンター

英語のニュースから日本語に翻訳された記事をよく読んでいますか?
時々、日本語に訳した記事には失われる意味、ニュアンス、面白さがあります。
そこで、このコーナーではそんな世界の面白いニュースとその日本語訳を挙げ、
それに対する解釈をご紹介します。

英語:NASA investing in 3-D food printer for astronauts

(Reuters) – In a scene right out of Star Trek, a Texas company is developing a 3-D food printer for astronauts to create custom meals on the fly. With support from NASA, the firm, Systems and Materials Research Corp of Austin, intends to design, build and test a food printer that can work in space. “This project is to demonstrate we can […]

By |May 24th, 2013|Categories: Sagan Speak Editorial||0 Comments

Travelin' English 19 : Basic How Question and Answer Practice 1

今週は 【Travelin’ English 19: Basic How Question and Answer Practice 1】、無料リスニングサンプルをご紹介いたします。 5つのパートに分けて、リスニングの練習としてお使い下さい。

Kids in a classroom

Dear all,

I trust you are all well, and as always you are constantly infecting all those around you with all that passion and lust for life that you sometimes wonder yourself, where the hell it came from. Well, my friends, you were not specially chosen to be given it by whatever higher powers may exist up or out there, nor were you born with it naturally; being born […]

By |May 17th, 2013|Categories: Stephen's Corner||0 Comments

Read 'em : 世界のスーツランキング

英語のニュースから日本語に翻訳された記事をよく読んでいますか?
時々、日本語に訳した記事には失われる意味、ニュアンス、面白さがあります。
そこで、このコーナーではそんな世界の面白いニュースとその日本語訳を挙げ、
それに対する解釈をご紹介します。

英語:Europeans dress most casually for work, Indians smartest

(Reuters) – Wearing shorts to work in Hungary might not merit a second glance but in India you are likely to be deemed a slacker who won’t make senior management, according to a global Reuters/Ipsos poll on business attire. A survey of about 12,500 people in 24 countries found that Europeans are the most casual when it comes to work clothes with […]

By |May 17th, 2013|Categories: Stephen's Corner||0 Comments

My son

Dearest Perennial Perusers and Irregular and Random Readers,

I hope you are all well, and if, like me, you live in Japan you must all be feeling refreshed after just nicely coming off a Golden Week holiday, that’s national or bank holiday to all you lot out there that do not reside in Japan. I think most people had Friday through Monday off, and in good old traditional Golden […]

By |May 10th, 2013|Categories: Stephen's Corner||0 Comments