Monday, November 17, 2008

Nihongo lectures in Leaders Cultural Center

konnichi wa mina san ^^
I know this topic was supposed to be about one of the Animes I like; but I'll keep this to the next post in sha' ALLAH, now I have an interesting news to tell you :

Recently, Leaders Cultural Center (مركز القادة الثقافي) in Irbid invited me to teach Japanese there in monthly courses, they already have courses for English, German, French, Spanish & other languages; so I agreed - with some conditions - because the center is very close to my home at Irbid ( just about 3 minutes walking ^^ ) & the lecture times we chose are very suitable for me.

Usually the courses are held there as 5 lectures weekly (every lecture is 2 hours) for a month (which means 40 hours in the course through 1 month), but for me I can't give classes everyday so it will be 3 lectures per week (2 hours.. every SAT, MON, WED) for a period of 2 months (and this means 48 hours not 40), we haven't decided yet when we will start the course, but the center usually doesn't start any course with less than 4 or 5 students.

The center made a new bulletin board contains the 10 languages they give courses for; and the Japanese is the first one at the top of the board ^^
I knew today that there some students registered in the Nihongo course, I hope another people will participate ^^

Mina san.. you are welcome to join us in the nihongo courses in Leaders Cultural Center in Irbid, for more information :

العنوان : إربد - شارع الجامعة - بوابة اليرموك الغربية (الاقتصاد) - خلف فندق حجازي سابقاً - بجانب مطعم العمري - مركز القادة الثقافي

tel : 027269300/1/2
fax : 027269304
mobile : 0788699699

By the way.. this is one of LCC's programs regarding English language.

Friday, November 7, 2008

busy.. busy >_<"

ohisashiburi mina san .. long time no see ^^;
It has been a long time since the last post in this blog, but I'm really sorry, lately I was very very busy that I sometimes haven't had time even for completing the post I started writing it after Eid Al-Fitr !! and in most of the these days I don't have time for watching even one episode of Anime !! many things happened with me the last 2 months; maybe I'll talk about them later, but I wanted to tell you that I'm still alive - for now :p - and I still have the intention to post more & more because there're many topics I want to share & discuss with you .. so wait please & keep checking my blog ^_^

Question : who can guess the topic of the next post ?
Hint : it's about one of the Animes I like (^_^)b

Friday, September 12, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Omoshiroi Kanji 2 : 雨

For the second time : Ohisashiburi* mina san .. sorry for not posting for a long time ^^;
* ohisashiburi : it's been a long time; long time no see

Last time in the first post of this series I talked about my favorite kanji ( ) which means ( love ) ... This time I'll talk about another interesting kanji which is ( ) .. its reading is ( ame ) and it means ( Rain ) .
I like this kanji because I think it somehow resembles the view of rain , look to the dots and the way of drawing them .. the other reason that make this kanji special to me is its presence in many KANJIs which refer to meanings very close to RAIN ; for example :

( yuki ) : snow
( kaminari ) : thunder
( kumo ) : cloud
( kiri ) : fog , mist

notice how every one of them include the kanji ( ) as an upper part of it ^_^

Drawing & stroke order :
The green dot is the starting point

nice ne ? like usual .. starting from up to down ; left to right & horizontal before vertical ^^
see you with other KANJIs later in sha' ALLAH (^_^)//

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Artificial Sea Beach in Japan

Ohisashiburi mina san .. long time no post ^^;
Today I want to talk about this amazing Japanese Artificial Sea in Kyuushuu Island .

Japanese have created world’s biggest artificial indoor sea beach in the southern Japan. This huge Ocean Dome allows you to lie on crushed marble pebbles without worrying about the tan and bugs. Either it is tress or birds everything is man made in this premises. Inside the Dome, climate remains always pleasant and surfers enjoys themselves in the chlorinated salt free water. Every afternoon seems like a carnival here.

World’s most organized beach is located on Japan’s Kyuushuu Island close to Tokyo. It combines a 140 meters wide sea, 600 tons of marble chips and an 85 meter sea shore surrounded by shops. Key West, Marco Polo, Buena Vista and many others have their outlets in the premises. It is a part of a leisure complex called Seagaia.

Interestingly a natural beach is just 300 meters away from the Ocean Dome but obviously it’s less appealing. But unlike a natural beach you have to pay a big sum to have fun here. You will be required to pay $50 as Entry fee is, $10 for the boogie boards and for the rides also you have to pay extra.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Kagaya Yutaka - 加賀谷 豊

Kagaya Yutaka ( 加賀谷 豊 ) is a Japanese digital artist who is known for painting elaborately detailed and spectacularly colored images , his images often include elements with a luminous quality, and his favorite subject is astronomy , he spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them , he has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines .

Kagaya Yutaka

Kagaya is very famous in North America & Japan , so the minor planet 11949 is named "Kagaya yutaka" after his real name in honor of his contribution to astronomy as an artist .

I'll let you to enjoy some of his wonderful images , don't forget to press on the image to watch the high quality full size .. there are additional links for more great pics ^^

Additional images :

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Nihongo lecture in the Nature !

Today's Nihongo lecture was special .. we didn't take it in a class ; we took it over the grass ^^

Since a week; CSDC started their maintenance works (varnishing the walls , rearranging things don't need to be rearranged , .. etc) .. and because of that we had to find another place to give Nihongo lessons at ; so we were going to an empty class room and starting writing Nihongo with chalks :p

The problem is that they have to close those class rooms early (usually before 3:00 PM) ; knowing that we start our lecture at 2:15 Pm , we hadn't enough time to take a real informative lecture , so firstly I changed the number of lectures from 2 lectures (MON-WED) to 3 lectures (SUN-TUE-THU) , and today I had to change even the place to keep giving the class ^^;

In our preferred room at CSDC

After getting out of the class room ; we searched hopelessly for another opened one but we didn't find any , I looked to the greenish G-square in front of CSDC then said "guys.. I'll give you the lecture here .. on the grass (3al7asheesh)" :p

We stayed for 3:30 PM talking about "to issho ni" & "te-form + imasu" , even though I taught them these rules at the last semester but I felt they need to review them again , it was a nice lecture today .. sitting in the shadow of trees .. enjoying the scenery of green grass and waving our hands right & left to get the damn flies off our faces :p
For me .. this was the first time to sit on the grass in my whole university life :p

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

夏の日本語クラス - Nihongo Class for Summer

Yesterday we started Nihongo lessons for this summer semester , after thinking .. I'll not give this time a class for beginners because this semester is very short and there's no much time to teach them a good material ; and I don't want students to learn a huge amount of information in one month .. that's why I'll just continue teaching more Nihnogo grammar for the previous semester's students .

Previous semester's announcement for Nihongo lessons

This week lessons will be a review for the material we had taken last semester , and next week we will start learning more useful information in sha' ALLAH , and I'll not start by teaching normal lessons .. no, we agreed to give them an ENTRANCE EXAM in Nihongo to see how much they had learned from the previous semester's lessons .. I hope the average will be good and not like our averages in university exams ^^;

By the way .. I just remembered something funny happened with us last semester ; when I was teaching the students the Numbers in Nihongo I said that number 10 is (juu) then talked about the bigger numbers like 53 for example how its reading will be (go juu san = 5, 10, 3) .. and when I wanted to say "number 100 is ..." ; one of the students interrupted me & said immediately : "yea, it should be (juu juu)" :p

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Summer Semester .. あつい夏だよ~

In this week the summer semester started .. not too many materials I have but still hate this semester too much , I don't mean this specific semester .. no , I hate summer at all .. I hate this weather .. I hate warm days .. I hate humidity .... I always prefer cold weather - even if it sometimes causes "sharsha7a & bahdaleh" :p - but it's still better than feeling like hating my clothes & even my own skin (@_@")

And now .. using 4 buses to go & return from university every day proves this more and more .. I just can ask ALLAH to help us pass this semester fine ^^

==> Question for My students : can you still spell "atatakai" ? :p

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My Favorite ANIMEs 1 : Meitantei Conan

こんにちは皆さん。。お元気ですか? ^^

I want to talk about one of my favorite Animes ; no.. in fact it's my preferred one .. 名探偵 コナン .. Detective Conan (^_')b

Who didn't watch Conan at Spacetoon ? who didn't enjoy it when Conan reveals the culprit saying :
あなたは犯人です ( anata wa hannin desu ) = أنت هو المجرم

More than 12 years ago ; TV-Tokyo started telecasting this great Anime on January 6 , 1996 .. but of course the Manga started before in 1994 by the director Aoyama Goushou ( 青山剛昌 ) .. now they reached 505 eps ( including 25 special episodes* ) , 7 OVAs and 12 Movies !! and the Manga now reached more than 650 chapter !!

* special episode : an episode which broadcasted on the occasion of the new year usually or another special events , and usually it's an (1 to 2 hours) episode !

I like many Animes but for me Meitantei Conan is the best of the best , the story is simply .. AMAZING , it's not just random episodes about random crimes ; most of the episodes are related to each other , many simple events in the story became very important events later ( the word "later" could mean 100 episodes ^^; ) .. many fights with the Black Organization ( 黒の組織 ) , many characters appeared and there were many creative ideas in the episodes .. really it's a very interesting Anime ^^

Names comparing :

Let's compare the names of characters in the Arabic dubbed version , English dubbed version and the original names in Japanese .. Notice that the family name in Japanese comes before the first name .

Japanese = Arabic = English

Meitantei Conan = المحقق كونان = Case Closed

Edogawa Conan = كونان إيدوجاوا = Conan Edogawa
Kudou Shinichi = سينشي كودو = Jimmy Kudo
Mouri Kogorou = توغو موري = Richard Moore
Ran = ران = Rachel
Suzuki Sonoko = سوكو = Serena Sebastian
Agasa = أغاسا = Agasa
Ayumi = أيومي = Amy
Genta = جينتا = George
Mitsuhiko = ميتسو = Mitch
Megure = ميغوري = Meguire

Did you notice the huge difference in names between the English version & the original Japanese names ?!! ^^;

Drawing comparing :

مشهد من الحلقة 56

بمناسبة إصدار الفلم الأول أو الثاني

بمناسبة إصدار الفلم العاشر عام 2006

Additional Pictures :

And this is Conan's favorite quote : ( shinjitsu wa itsumo hitotsu) .

الحقيقة دوماً واحدة
Truth is only one

I hope you've enjoyed this post about My favorite Anime .. see you in other posts for other Animes in sha' ALLAH ^^