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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!

Hectic Life but Still Having Some Fun (DDO for One)

Been a while! Sorry about not writing even a piece for a while. Well, every couple of years I have a hectic period when I got to work like 12 hours a day and still have to bring some homework … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones S7 Finale : My Reactions (Spoilers Alert!!!)

  Now season 7 is over and the ‘true winter’ has come for fans. We have to wait according to the rumor at least half a year or more like till July 2018. I really hope the book will come … Continue reading

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I also Posted More Specific Reactions on Amino

So I wrote more specific reactions (partly prediction) on Amino. Please read this, too, if you feel like it.

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Review of Game of Thrones S7 so far and some predictions (with Twin Peaks S3 so far) : Lots of Spoilers!

Alright everyone! I feel like this will be a festival week. Do you know why? Because next Sunday (here in Japan next Monday) the season finale of Game of Thrones Season 7 will be aired. I am really saddened by … Continue reading

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The Defenders : No Spoiler Review and thoughts

I’ve got to get to work tomorrow. If anything, I got stuff done in the morning. It is thirty-six past one a.m., and just finished watching the Defenders. Well, I can live with 4 hours of sleep. How would I … Continue reading

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Apology for A Wrong Post

  This blog page is for an article in English. I posted an article in Japanese. I deleted it. Well, not that anything’s wrong with it in terms of what I wrote. That’s the truth. It is just that this … Continue reading

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The Defenders : My Reactions to the First 2 Episodes (General Comment, No Real Spoilers)

Another YouTube Post. It lasts about 10 mintues. Thanks!

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