Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016年12月の英語勉強法

下手な英語を披露した後だが、今月の英語勉強法をまとめる。

・NHK実践ビジネス英語

毎日、音読、read and lookup、オーバーラッピング、シャドーイングをしていた。1日後、3日後、1週後、1月後、2月後に復習をする。

・CNN English Express

シャドーイング。

・瞬間英作文

元祖の青い本はすでに終わっていて、今は「会話できる英文法大特訓」を少しずつ進めている。

・英語でブログを書く

このブログを見ての通り。毎朝長くても30分で切り上げる。短い時はそれほど時間がかからなくなったような。ただし、iOSの入力支援を使っていたら、スペリングがダメになった。

・英語でYouTubeアップロード

先週から試しに初めてみた。本当に下手くそだが、ブログ書きと瞬間英作文のおかげで割と脳内英作文は脊髄でできる。動画で一発当てるとか一切考えてなくて、とにかく緊張状態で話して、英語力を晒すことを目的にしている。

・ネットの英語放送をリスニング

主にBBCのラジオとBloombergのテレビ。部屋にいる時はほぼ流しっぱなし。たまに集中して聞く程度。

・多読

結局ほとんどできていない。ネットで日本の英語学習者が英語でコンテンツを出しているなら真剣に見るかも。

・Duolingoでフランス語

英語だけだと行き詰まりを感じないでも無いので、フランス語も少しづつ勉強することにした。1日30分もやっていないが、ほぼ毎日やっている。

I uploaded YouTube video

I'm not good at English speaking as usual.

But I uploaded my new video. Please check out the reason why I exited the deal.



2016 was a good year for me

It's the end of year. 2016 is a good year for me.

Since I began to write in English, I have explosively got many readers on this blog. Thanks to learning English, I felt the world expand. I don't know what will happen in 2017, but I'm going to write this blog every morning.

I'll write as usual.

My brother came my home yesterday. He brought to me the tripod which I asked. I'll use it for recording YouTube video. But it's not today. I'll probably write about it on this blog.

And he showed me e-cigarette which nicotine liquid was charged. He said that e-cigarette didn't made him addicted. I'm not sure it's for real  because a few years ago, I couldn't quit nicotine gam and at last I asked my nearby doctor, who my mother had worked for, help. It was painful incident for me. So I never use nicotine products even if what he said is true.

I'll upload YouTube video about why I exited the long position of EUR/USD which I had till yesterday. Actually it's very simple reason but I can't explain on this blog. As you know, I'm not good at English speaking but I'll try it.

Friday, December 30, 2016

I got realized gain on EUR/USD

I was surprised by the sharp spike on EUR/USD, when I was studying English.

And I decided to get realized gain in this year, even though I could get more venue next year.

I got about 1.6 times more than the risk I took. That didn't satisfy me, but the spike was too surprising.

I could say more reason why I decided to exit the deal on YouTube video tomorrow.

Studying French with Duolingo

I'll write about Duolingo.

I'm studying French with Duolingo, iOS app. It's great app.

I'm not bored, and I come to understand French a little. Of cource I can't listen to French TV or radio on net. But I will at least be able to read French sentences when I finished the course.

For Japanese, it's big wall studying foreign languages in English, but you can do it if you are around 700 points on TOEIC test.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The deal based on cycle analysis

I don't have anything to write.
So I'll write a bit of the recent deal.

EUR/USD a little decreased. But the rate didn't hit my stop loss order. If you know merriman cycle, the point of stop order is only one. I can say my recognition of cycle was wrong if the price hit the stop loss.

Of cource if the primary cycle is bear, the price will go under the beginning of the primary cycle, but the time will be after more than 3 weeks at least. It's not now.

By the way, the comment on my YouTube video said USD is going to be strong. Even though the prediction is true, the deal based on cycle analysis can say it's time to be bull if last bottom is the beginning of primary cycle.

It's embarrassing if my forecast is wrong, but I can't get anything if I'm not exposed the risk.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Doing nothing for the end of year

I'm fatigued. And I don't have any particular thing to write.

I want to say about FX on YouTube video on weekend, but my long position of EUR/USD seems to be doing well. The problem is only that the position accumulates minus swap points a little.

Can I say "yearend" like weekend? For average Japanese, the end of year, toshinose, and the beginning of year, shogatsu, is generally more crucial than Christmas. But I have done nothing special for toshinose. When I'm spending time like this I feel myself losing the value of human. Do I have to buy pochibukuro, special envelope for children at shogatsu, for my nephew?

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

I got a easy way to make small money

I reviewed merriman cycle on recent Nikkei225 last night.

And I found a easy way to detect beginning of primary cycle from a thing. It's my breakthrough to make money maybe. I researched a bit if it works. Though I'm not sure about that, but combining with other skill, Sakata Goho for example, I could see the market timing better than ever.

I got a comment on my YouTube video, I'm grad even though he or she couldn't understand what I say. At first it's important to get who watch my video.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas party and my nephew's stay

It's last week of this year. My spiritual illness, 後厄(atoyaku), will vanish after a week.

As ordinary Japanese family, we had a small Christmas party. My brother's family and our family gathered yesterday. This year, my brother didn't have their own party in his apartment. I'm not sure why. But he and I drank some bear. I have thought that Christmas is children's event in Japan, but in my home at least, the day is a drinking day with delicious food.

By the way, my elder nephew is staying my home from Saturday. It's not special that during long holiday he stay at my home. He is playing games with his device, and do his homework, plus study Japanese with our neighbor who was Japanese teacher at a junior high school. At Saturday, I teached him planning to do homeworks. He already know that it's easy way to do homework with the plan, because I planned his work in this summer. So in this season I let him plan on his own.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

How about my video in English?

I maintained my about-page on this blog.

I'm looking for the method to use Bluetooth headphone for recording videos. I tried on default camera app but I can't do that. Do I need another apps?

I don't know how well I spoke English, but I uploaded my first video in English. It's much less popular than this blog, but I'll continue to upload until I'm bored. Once I tried to record with IC recorder for practice English speaking, but it hadn't done well. Yesterday, after I uploaded the video in Japanese, I thought it'll be the best training for speaking English, because I'm going to be forced exposing my English like my English blog articles.

Someday, by some chance, my speaking skill will be more decent if I continue uploading videos in English.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

I tried to talk in English on Youtube





I'm not good at speaking English. But I tried to record my trade on Youtube.

I'll upload videos if I want.


動画を撮ってみた



先日のEUR/USD買いの話を動画にした。

単純にMacBookでチャートを出して、iPad miniで録画しただけという、即席レコーディングだったが、思ったより簡単に動画ができた。以前動画を作った時はかなり苦労した記憶があるのだが、個人メディアとしての動画サイトというのもやりようによってはアリかと思う。人気が出るかどうかは別として。

英語動画の需要はないと思うが、あるなら下手な英語でなんとか喋ってみようと思う。本当に日本人英語なので恥ずかしい。

Today is Christmas Eve

I'll write what I think. I'm sorry if you become upset about that.

Today is the Christmas Eve maybe. As you know, I have no kids and wife. So I don't have to struggle to prepare Christmas. I'm Buddhist and Shinto practitioner, hence I'm ordinary Japanese on religions beliefs. I don't know why Japanese celebrates Christmas. I guess that Christian God is also one of Shinto gods, Japanese is thinking. Don't take it seriously please, but Japan has too many gods, even toilet's god for example.

Japanese pray for many gods, so we tend to respect other religions and gods in foreign countries. For example, I think that if someone pray for something, I feel he or she have a something special for them. Maybe it's common sense in Japan and other countries.

I don't name names, but a part of foreigners hates Shinto and Buddhism. They destroy the possessions which temples and shrines have. If you don't respect our religions and cultures, you never enjoy Japan, so you don't have to come Japan.

We respect Christians and other foreign religions. So don't make any conflict in Japan and the world.

Friday, December 23, 2016

FX is a scam

I have nothing to write as usual.

I bought real EUR/USD a little yesterday. I checked FX app when I woke up at midnight. EUR/USD indicate a sharp spike and l lose unrealized gain. FX is a scam, I can say. I didn't sell it, and I'll automatically loss-cut where I pointed in the app.

Today is The Emperor's birthday in Japan. I'm proud that he passed the street in front of my home when a event held nearby city.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

I donated for Japan Red Cross

Recently I have wrong things around me. In addition the worst incident happened yesterday.

This morning I felt better as I slept sound sleep. I was hinted that I have to donate a part of my gain from the stock market. Japan Red Cross's donating system is sophisticated. What to do is only login your page and deciding how much you donate. I donated only 2000 yen for overseas matters. But I felt great. I earned the money for peace of the world, I thought.

Recently I haven't donated any issue. I'll donate some matters if I make money from the stock market.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A little gain, no change

I took kakkonto, a herbal medicine, after writing yesterday's article. And I got better physically.
I slept a sound sleep last night. But something wrong in my mind. I'm fatigued and listless.

And I have nothing to write.

I wonder that 18% of realized gain which I got in the stock market this year is great.

I think that that has no effect on my daily life because real amount of money I got is not very great. That'll never change my life better. So I felt my life suddenly colorless. My skill will never turn around my life.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

リードアンドルックアップを取り入れる

英語学習の話なので、日本語で書く。

毎日の日課としてNHK実践ビジネス英語をやっている。そのなかで、

・普通に音読3回
・オーバーラッピング5回
・シャドーイング3回
(復習を1日後、3日後、1週後、1月後、2月後に実施。つまり合計66回は最低限やる)

をやっている。最近は初見のリスニングでも割と聞けるようになったように感じるし、目で文章を読めば確実に意味がつかめる。知らないフレーズがあると聞き取れなくなるが、それでもテキストの「注意して聞くポイント」をある程度クリアできるレベルにはなった。さらに、上のトレーニングをやりながら意味を汲み取れるようになってきて、速い英語の理解度が上がっている(これは最近取り入れたCNN English Expressの効果もあるとは思う)。ただ、聞いたり読んだりした英語の定着度が低い。別の言い方をすればその場では理解しても記憶に残りにくいのだ。

で、一時期基礎英語3のリピーティングをしたことがあったが、続けるのが苦しく効果を感じる前にやめてしまった。でもこの手の意味記憶の養成が必要に感じてきたので、似た方法でやれそうなものを試して見たいと思った。で、リードアンドルックアップを取り入れてみようと思う。念のためやり方を書いておくと、

・文章を読む
・顔を上げて見ないで音読

ということをやるらしい。とりあえず上記トレーニングに加えて毎回1回(復習を入れると合計6回)やってみようと思う。1回にどれだけ時間がかかるかわからないが、しばらくは時間がかかっても続けてみようと思う。明日から早速取り入れる。

I catch a cold?

I'm something wrong.

In fact, I have felt a mental fatigue since I got realized gain from Nikkei225 ETF. But I vomited my breakfast this morning. By any chance I caught a cold or influenza, not for mental illness.

I woke up at midnight as some noise from neighbor pachinko, Korean casino in Japan. After that I couldn't sleep and surfed the net in my huton for a while. This morning I didn't have a good wake-up.

Recently I'm too tired for unknown reasons. It's a last year of my spiritual illness, atoyaku, so I'm falling something bad maybe. I have to go to a clinic for other reason today. Could I go out in such a condition?

Or I had some dried natto which arrived from Amazon yesterday, and I felt something wrong drinking with it. I can't find any specific reason of this condition, or there are too much doubtful reasons around me.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Tsurezure Diary

Yesterday I wrote about maintenance for Mac mini. And I have nothing to write.

Mac mini which has SSD in it improved its performance. Responses are better when TVs like Bloomberg and NHK World open. I'm sorry for using it only for media player. I have to replace to SSD more early when I was using it for general purpose.

Yesterday I heard at noon that my brother's family came my home. But at twilight it seemed that they wouldn't come, so I drank a little. Then they arrived home pretty late. His wife made us dinner. It was very delicious.

When I was drinking, I wanted dried natto because I was just finishing eating a small package of dried natto. I found dried natto made in Ibaragi on Amazon, and I ordered it.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Mac mini DIY part 2

I'll write in advance. This Mac mini is 2011 model, and I heard that recent model can't access the storage unit in it.

I replaced my Mac mini's HDD. I installed SSD in it.


I read the blog written about that, and I tried to remove the HDD and assemble to the original shape once before the SSD arrived. and I have to write that you need Torx screwdrivers for this work.

But whole work is totally easy for me. I have ever operated DIY PCs for myself. The most hard thing is ripping audio CDs for empty SSD actually. I'm bored inserting and ejecting CDs.

Mac mini DIY

I wake up at 1:30 AM. And I couldn't sleep again. So I'll write this article.

Yesterday my Mac mini was crashed. Because its hard disk drive was broken. I'm using it to watch Bloomberg, listening BBC Radio and listen some music. But I'm sure that HDD was wrong, so I decided to replace it.

I googled the blog that is written about replacing SSD from HDD in Mac mini, and I found I need Torx screwdrivers. So I texted my brother borrow it. And then I went to my brother's apartment. I consulted with him which SSD to buy, and ordered on Amazon. He give me Torx screwdrivers as he'll buy new ones.

After back to home, I tried to remove HDD in Mac mini before SSD arrives. Reading the blog article, I could reach HDD and remove it. I worried to lose the parts, so I assembled to the original appearance. I had confidence to replace.

Maybe this afternoon the SSD I ordered is going to arrive, so I'll try the same works.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Learning French with Duolingo

I had wrote about Nikkei225 for a while, but I'll write about other thing this morning.

I searched twitter one day, and I found a blog article recommend Duolingo, a educational app. The blog said you can learn many languages. As soon as I read that, I tried it.

I found Duolingo hasn't Japanese contents except for English learners. But many languages can learn in English. So I chose French. It takes only 10 minutes a day. At the first day I took many lesson, but now I have taken 10 min every day because it's crucial to make it habit. I came to be able to write with iOS's help like:

Je suis un homme. Elle mange un pomme. Il a un enfant.

Actually I have ever tried studying French a few months ago. But this is result of Duolingo maybe. I'm not sure about French grammar, but I could write easy sentences in French now. It's fascinating when I can write the article on this blog in French.

Friday, December 16, 2016

今年の株は終了

今日は日本語で書く。

込み入った話だが、昨日英語で、ダブルインバースETFを買ったが、損切りするだろうと書いた。で、昨日の寄りで実際に切った。で、英語の勉強をしてから、また流れが変わったように感じたので、レバETFを買い直した。でもって、急落したので、自分の考えに自信がなくなり後場寄りで損切りした。午後は買われると思ったが、ここはスパッと切った方が良いと思ったのだ。で、昨夜の先物の時点でかなり上がった。で、起きてからムカムカしていたが、落ち着いてきた。

今年の利益は18%まで落ちた。が、今までにない利益なのに変わりはないし、楽な勝ち方は完全に確立できたので、次の機会を待っても良いのではと。今も割とやりやすいタイミンングだが、自分のスタイルではない。昨日の私はとにかくブレていた。

そういうわけで、今年はもう株、というかETFはやめておこうと思う。一旦売ったら心理的に出直せないのも実感としてわかったので、次からは税金のことなんて後から考えよう。

とにかく今年は想像以上にうまくいって、いい気になりすぎた。来年は厄明けなので、懲りずに取り組んで見たい。

最近のブログの流れで、このブログが純粋な英語学習ブログでなく、徒然日記ブログであることがわかっていただけたと思う。

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Maybe I have been beaten

Lately I have written about Nikkei225 really. I want to write that I played with my kids (I don't have kids) and that I had a leisurely stroll with my wife (I'm a single).

I wrote that I bought some inverce ETF recently. And my aim seemed to complete perfectly. But this early morning's FOMC made the price rallyed. My drawing chart in mind will transfered another shape. By some chance, I'll hold the ETF till weekend, but basically I'll loss-cut by today's close. I won't lose my realized gain too much.

I read Philosophy of Investment written by Makoto Matsushita which I wrote about yesterday. He said one day in his seminar, Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is a mast for investors. First time I had no notice reading the book, but after a long time I found great hints for investors. His book has same kind of solutions that ones who understand it understand. Though you couldn't understand it, it's investors' mast.

By the way I bought the text book of NHK English cource. I'm going to study it for 3 years at least.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Stock markets and studying English

I wrote that I sold Nikkei225 ETF and that I bought some inverse ETF.

It was downward symptom on Nikkei225 candlesticks yesterday, so I bought the inverse ETF additionally. But futures aren't drop their prices. I'll watch the price today, but perhaps I'll loss-cut the ETF. Speaking to repurchasing the regular ETF, I'm not sure when I do.

I got some money to go abroad cheaply. But I begin thinking what's the worth. I realized that improving English skill and earning money in stock market is worthless. Worthless itself. It don't make me a great person, nor happy. My life was nothing changed.

I won't withdraw from stock market. I'll continue studying English. But it'll change nothing.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Nikkei225 and a book

Recently I have wrote about Nikkei225, because I have nothing to write.
I want to write about delicious steaks having with my family. Or a travel to hot spring inn.

I wrote in Japanese yesterday that I temporarily sold nikkei225 ETF. I had to treat for a tax this year. That's just the reason I did so. Of cource I took timing for adjustment.

And then I bought some inverse ETF, which I didn't wrote. But I don't think it seriously. It's a mottainai matter that I pass through plunge if it happen. So I'm forcusing on repurchase the regular ETF at the decent price.

Incidentally I bought the book which Makoto Matsushita, a respectful investor for me, wrote. It's written about mindsets for investments. I used to attend his seminar many times to intake his investment techniques and mindset. I wanted to read his words after a long time.

Monday, December 12, 2016

三空で一時手仕舞い

散々オリンピックまでホールドすると書いていた、日経平均ETF だが、諸般の事情で一旦売った。

単に節税のためなのだが、売るタイミングを計れずに困っていたところで、今日は三空だったのでちょうどいいのでここで一旦手仕舞いしておこうと。エリオット波動でいうと第5波にみえるので、しばらく様子見になるかもしれない。あるいはこの間のように横になるか。

オリンピックまでは買い方のつもりでいるがこういう小休止を何回か入れる可能性は、今後もあるだろうなあと。

I'm losing importance of TOEIC

I have nothing to write.

Lately I have wrote about trading too much. Actually my main concern is Nikkei225 and I reviewed the book of merriman cycles. I have involved markets for about 15 years. I started my trading 15 years ago when I was a freshman of a system integrator.

Luckily I didn't lose much my money because I knew a logical losscuting when relatively in early carrier and because I hadn't too much amount of position.

I gradually lose importance of TOEIC test. Score of market, some money I made, is very valuable for me. But I continuing studying English because it's just fun for me. Stock market is sometimes stressful but reading aloud let me forget tough times. So I may stop taking TOEIC test by some chance, but improving English skill is still important for me.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

メリマンサイクルを再評価した

今日も日本語で書く。

昨日は日経平均の先行きが気になって、いろいろ調べたりチャートを検討してみたりした。で、差し迫った懸念事項はまあ仕方ないとして、1年くらいのスパンだとどうなんだろう?と思い、ある程度明確な指標がないことに気づいた。エリオット波動と酒田五法の組み合わせは、今回の投資の立役者だが、これだけだと常に相場につきっきりで安心できない。

で、何となくYouTubeで検索したら、松下誠先生のサイクル論の今後の見通し動画があり、一気に先行きが明るくなった。実は何年も前にこの先生のセミナーに足繁く通っていた時期があり、メリマンサイクルをわかりやすく知ることができたので、ちょっと先生の動画を見るだけでスッキリ理解できた。

で、先生のサイクル論だけだと、どうしてもたりないピースがあって、エリオット波動を独学して、さらに酒田五法を習得したら、しっかりした背骨ができた感じになった。そして、いつの間にかメリマンサイクルの存在を忘れていた。でも今回の件から言って、上手い具合にサイクル論を自分の投資に組み込めたら、より良いものになるのではないかと思う。

で、最近メリマンサイクルの本は新しいものがあるのかと、Amazonを見てみたが相変わらず信頼の置ける本は1冊しかない。しかも中古のみで12000円のプレミア価格だ。代わりにkindle版が1200円くらいでダウンロードできる。まあ、この本を読むだけでメリマンサイクルが身につくかというと、実は疑問なのだが。読み放題にもなっているようなので、一応目を通すことは簡単だろう。その後、チャートを見ながら検討することで骨格を作ることができると思う。

投資の話は投資用のブログを作るべきだろうか?ある意味ごった煮なのがこのブログの面白い部分だと思うのだが。

Saturday, December 10, 2016

日経平均で調べ物

今日は日本語で書く。

最近日経平均の話ばかりだが、今日もそれだ。ツイッターで見過ごせないツイートがあり、気になって眠れないくらいだったので、夜なべして調べた。で、来年の日経平均の流れが読めたような気がしたが、自分の中では確定ではない。これからの大相場に無茶無茶期待しているのに、それを否定するような兆候だったからだ。当分の間はそんな事御構い無しで上昇して行くと思うが。

私はいつでも売り抜けられるので、その場の判断で何とでもなるが。

もうひとつ、確認した事がある。それはものすごい秘密でもなく、相場に関わっている人でちょっと気が回る人なら気づいている事だ。で、それを知ると日本なんてたいした国ではないと知ってしまい、日本人として悲しくなるが。

今年の今日までの含み益も含めた収支は18%くらいだった。やはり小細工せずに大きな波に乗るのが楽で確実な稼ぎ方だと思う。先物は今朝19170で引けて、来週も値上がりは疑いない状況だが、この先は果たしてどうなるのだろうか?大バブルか、これまで何年も続いた小波で終わるのか。

久しぶりに日本語で書いたが、何だかものすごくフワフワした感覚の文章になったと思う。英作文は下手なりにかっちりキッパリ書いている気がして、言語としての違いが感じられる。日本語ではあまり本音で語れる感じがしない。この記事は肝心のことをはっきり書いていないので当然と言えるが、何だか今日は「今朝も書いたなあ」という感覚が全くしない。欲求不満なままずっとダラダラ書いてしまいそうなので、これでやめる。

Friday, December 9, 2016

MSQ and what we need

I have something to write, but it's not interesting.

Today is MSQ on Nikkei225 futures and options. So today's price is relatively important, especially after open price for ordinary investors like me. Sometimes the price suddenly turn into opposite side. But I guess that it'll continue to be upward trend, we already have consensus to upward, to 20000 yen.

The thing is after 20000.
Does everyone believe 20000? 25000? 30000? 40000?

In fact I believe in getting the big money which I can't expect. But everyone doesn't have the image of that because of lost decades. True prosperity needs bottom-up approach for everyone to really feel that.

I was in flower garden in my brain just now. 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Alice in wonderland

Alice in wonderland which I wrote about yesterday arrived.


I started reading yesterday. Judging from reading by chapter 3, the sentences are very easy for me, easier than Holes. So I can finish reading the book though it takes many time.

Actually it's my first time to read Alice in the wonderland, and I found her a little idiot. Of cource she is a little girl and the writer intended to let the story funny to be enjoyable for kids. But it contains a lot of his fantasy. I know that I must not want realities in a book for kids. Maybe it's not for me. But I'll read the book to find the unexpected epilogue.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Tsurezure Diary

I have nothing to write.

The most crucial matter, Nikkei225, will be better probably. Actually I don't have to worry about that because I have unrealized gain and because I can withdraw anytime if it'll be critically worse. And I heard that most selling forces are Japanese individuals and that buyers are mainly foreign investors. My understanding is that the most idiot investors in Japan are Japanese individuals. I wish I were not one of them.

By the way I ordered a paperback, Alice in the wonderland. It has Japanesy illustrations, which attracted many English learners and Oraku. I read about that anywhere.

And I bought January issue of CNN English Express yesterday. I loaded the CD tracks into my iPad. I have already done December issue about a week ago, and I was doing a part of November issue which I haven't done. I see that January issue will also be done before next issue.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Relatively stable stock market

I'm sorry for writing about stock market again.

I was worried about adjustment of Nikkei225 yesterday. But yesterday's market was more stable than I thought. And I found Nikkei225 future rallyed at last night. It's reassuring.

Probably it'll better today, or move horizontally for a while, I guess.

I was reassured about that. But too much expectation or worrying is wrong, especially for those who are willing to hold in a long time like me. Monkey and cock years move too much, they say. I'll calm down not to be stressed out by stock market.

Monday, December 5, 2016

I felt better just now

I don't actually want to write today.
I'm a little tired.

Maybe I'm afraid of adjustment of Nikkei225. I bought additional ETF at the top of price, so I predict my revenue reduce. In the long run I expect that the price will overcome the level where I bought.

I could know actual result of that after 1 hour.

I feel better after I wrote above line. I will know after only 1 hour. And it's worthless that I afraid of adjustment because I can't control that. I don't need to do anything about that.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

What I did yesterday

I'll write what come to mind.
Hence I have nothing to write.

I have thought that my parents paid my uncle for mandarin orange hunting, but they all are free. I was surprised. Too many mandarin oranges are free.

Yesterday my mother and I went to Oiso in errand. And We had tea at a cafe in front of Oiso station. I like the loyal milk tea.

On the way home, we droped by my brother's family. At first we would invite my elder nephew our home, but he won't go with us. My little nephew wanted to go. We did so. He enjoyed his visiting and he was back home while I slept.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

What studying English improved

I have nothing to write.

I bought a book about "reading a lot" method for learning English. I noticed that I had misunderstood about that. Reading-a-lot method needs reading too easy books a lot for making 'English brain'. I guess I need too much costs to realize it. So I can't do such a thing that the book says.

But wide sense of reading-a-lot, reading English anyway, can be done. I found that Reader's Digest is relatively ideal magazine to do that. Its difficulty is suitable for me, a little easy. And the cost, about 800 yen a month is reasonable compared with other English magazines, The Economist for example.

By the way, my reading skill of Japanese is improved by studying English. I could read the book about 4 hours. I had needed much more time to read a book a few years ago. I don't know the logical reason but reading English aloud caused a good influence to the language related area of my brain, maybe.

Speaking to Japanese skill, I can also say that on writing. You can find on this blog that I couldn't stick to write a theme in a article. But I can write long sentences in a article on this blog lately. Learning English also improves a whole Japanese skill.

I made a habit to study English everyday, but I used to think that studying English is worthless for me. But unexpected benefits was in my brain.

Friday, December 2, 2016

I bought Nikkei225 ETF additionally

My Nikkei225 ETF makes over 15% gains.

And judging from candlestick chart, maybe it'll be great upward trend. So I bought the same ETF additionally. Yesterday's price is too high, but I'm not good at short term forecast for Nikkei225, so I bought it.

I guess it'll reduce its price slightly, but in the long run it'll make big money for me. I'll hold this ETF until next Tokyo Olympic Games.

No risk, no gain.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

またthe Economistの写経しようかなあ

昨日はみかん狩りで疲れて、今日は単にやる気がなくて、TOEICの演習をしなかった。

で、今日は代わりに今日届いたリーダーズダイジェストを読んだ。中学生の頃にいとこが読んでいたので存在は30年近く前から知っていたのだが、実際に読むのは今日が初めてだ。いくつかの記事を読んで、何だか道徳の読み物を読んでいる感じなのだが、何となく気分が楽になる。英文も平易で、わからない単語があって流れを見失いそうになるが、オチはしっかり理解できる感じで「ああ、最初からこれを読めば多読になったなあ」と思う。

飽きるかもしれないが、月間で800円くらいなら毎月買う気になるし、気分も良くなるなら読む価値はあるだろう。もちろん多読になるし。

一方で、TOEICの演習をこの先やらなくなってしまうなら、またthe Economistの写経でもしようかなあ、と。せっかく写経でちょっとリーディング力が伸びたのだから、TOEICの演習にこだわるよりは、やっていて後味のいい学習法を続けたい。TOEIC学習法は自分には合わないし、その結果TOEICスコアが伸びないなら、それはそれで仕方ないのではないだろうか。TOEICスコアで就職活動したり、昇進がかかってるわけでもないし。

We got mandarin oranges

My parents and I went to pick mandarin oranges in a field my uncle has.
We got these oranges.


We struggled to pick oranges about 3 hours. We were very tired but these oranges became all ours.

By the way, I wrote that deer eat oranges, but actually wild boars is orange eaters, my aunt said. deer eats leaves. Have they watched that wild boars eat oranges?

I already eat 5 oranges, and I don't have to spend money for oranges on breakfast. My parents are going to send some of these to my brother's wive's home in Iwate.