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Japan (日本)
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2019-10-18

Where have all the flowers gone?(花はどこへ行った)

By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS) Yesterday as I was tilling my garden, I had a flashback to my elementary school days in Hawaii and recalled working in our school garden. At the same time, a very popular antiwar song by PP&M (Peter, Paul and Mary) written by Pete Seeger started reverberating in my mind. As I thought of the lyrics, I remembered that I’d head the song before in Japanese as well. It’s entitled “hana wa doko e itta” in the translated version. Here’s a link to the Japanese version by the Peanuts done in 1964 if you’re interested. If you’re from a younger generation and have never heard of the song, here’s the English version by PP&M on youtube. 花はどこへ行った 昨日、耕運機で土を耕していたときに、なぜか母校の小学校の畑が記憶に浮き上がった。それと共に当時のPete Seeger作曲のPP&M (Peter, Paul and Mary)が歌った有名な反戦歌が頭に聞こえた。 歌詞を思い出しながら、その歌は日本語にも聞いたことがあることも。日本には「花はどこへ行った」との曲名で知られている。 1964年のThe Peanutsの日本語版。 PP&Mへのyoutubeリンク。 ************* Novels published by AELS (AELS出版書籍) 魔女学院&光塾:魔女ガールズの冒険 原作&翻訳:ビレー ハモンド 日本語編集:伊庭野れい子 […]

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English Teaching 英会話
Newest Blogs (最新ブログ)
2019-10-16

Wednesday and Rain (水曜日と雨)

By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS) I had a children’s English class at my English school in the 80s. There were two very bright siblings in the 1st to 3rd grade class who were latch-key kids and I’d agreed with their parents to walk them home twice a week after their class finished. One day, as we walked towards their home in the rain, I made a comment about how it always seemed to rain on Wednesdays. Genta, the 1st grader looked up at me and said, “Teacher, that’s pretty normal. After all, today is Wednesday (Wednesday is written as “water day” in Japanese). His older 3rd grade sister Nobuko and I cracked up laughing. 水曜日と雨 80年代に英話塾を営んでいた頃、小学校低学年の子供クラスも教えていた。小1~3年生のクラスにはとても賢い鍵兄弟がいた。ご両親は仕事で留守だったため、授業が終わってから15分ほど離れた家まで歩いて送る約束だった。 ある日、雨の中に歩きながら私は「なぜか、わしらが帰るときにいつも雨だな。」と言った。1年生の元太君が私を見て、「ビレー先生、それは当たり前、だって今日は水曜日です」。彼のお姉さんの伸子ちゃんと私が大笑いした。確かに、確かに… ************ English novels by Billy Hammond published by AELS (AELS出版英語書籍リスト)   I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy 1. […]

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