When it rains, it pours

Today my job was running some events away from my usual work place with some of my colleagues and I knew I would have time to change if I arrive there a little early, I went there on my road bike. It was just 6 miles but I went through a beautiful lake so I took some pictures with my bike in it. Well these photos will show you what the city I live in is like (Mito, Ibaraki) and my secondary road bike so I will put it up.

You can see the skyscraper (not scraping at all, though. It is a typical small size local city of Japan) and our famous art tower (when the big East-Japan earthquake hit Japan, for a month after that we had a couple of more-than-M6 earthquakes everyday and since TV kept showing this tower every time there was an earthquake, this tower have become petty famous).

I enjoyed a nice ride on the way, and I was thinking of going a little extra distance on the way home but 5 minutes after I took off, it started raining and wound up getting soaking wet. I went straight home and rushed into a shower.

I rode 20 miles on a stationary bike in the morning and rode 12 miles back and forth between my working site and home. 32 miles and soaked. I, however, am forgiving today partly because I was able to enjoy a nice morning ride and partly because I am getting a iPhone 5 tomorrow. I usually work six days a week but I have Saturday and Sunday off this week so I can really and truly say TGIF.

BTW, I really and truly hate this time of the year. You cannot trust the weather report at all, And it does not just rain. When it rains, it pours. And cyclist cannot avoid getting soaked to the bones. 😥


About dw64 (or Masa(aki) or Mark)

I am 52-year-old Japanese male. Ever since I watched Sesame Street when I was VERY young (5 years old?). I fell in love with American English and culture. I learned English hard and now I am teaching it. Then when I was 18, I had an opportunity to stay with an American family in Shell Knob, Missouri and I asked them to educate me as an American kid. So they taught me the American way and even my taste for food has changed completely so I call this rebirth! Then when I was 30 (I visited the U.S. several times but they were short stays), I joined the MA course in teaching English of graduate school in Vermont. I stayed about 10 months there (it was an intensive course). I stayed in a dorm and learned a lot inside and outside of classrooms. I got all the credits but I failed because of the difference in the context between the U.S. and JAPAN cuz it is so hard to teach English in The way I learned in the course because in Japan, teaching is about understanding grammar and structure in Japanese. But my journey does not end here. Last year I was admitted the CELTA course in NYC where I worked hard and got this certificate that certifies that I had finished the course and qualified to teach English to people who want learn English as a second language by Cambridge University standard. So if you are one of those people, send me a message and I can help you learn American English (I got this at Cambridge but basically they teach different English depending on location). Why did I pick NYC? Well, I am a huge fan of American everything! I live the country even when that demagogue guy is the President so I am an authentic fan of it. I mean, I love the U.S. more than anything in this world. There was a guy who loved Japan so much so after he retired he came to Japan and became a citizen. I want to do the same, actually. So now I am so into it, I listen to NYC CBS radio 880 all the time except when I watch dramas on Netflix, HBO or HULLU or read paperbacks on Kindle (read 70 books in the last two years). And then I am writing in English. I hope to be able to write something publishable in the future but I have to learn some more. As for my learning, I have almost done usual stuff so now I decide to do things that native speakers who wish to be writers will do. At least I learned 8000 words and phrases in the last couple years and I confirmed that I know more than 22000 words, which is tantamount to the number of words American graduate school students have. Well I might talk about these things, too, but I will talk about my favorite things in this blog. I love American dramas. I love the ones with some sci-fi portion in it. Like, from HULU, Gotham, Lucifer, Fringe, etc. I love good comedies so I love Seinfeld, SNL and night shows. Netflix? Luke Cage, Daredevil, and other defenders. I love legends of tomorrow, too. HBO, Game of Thrones!! And I also loved Night of and West World. I also might talk about cycling (road biking) and all other stuff! Please feel free to comment!
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