News from our December 4, 2016 Meeting!
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 December 4, 2016


Dear Hibiki no Kai and Echo Society Members,



   Information Notes  

Christmas Party

 12月11日 ひびきのクリスマス会

クリエイトホール 11 F
Audiovisual room 1:30~3:40

(10:00~12:00 英語の授業)

       司会: 辰井さん

            ダグさんからWalt さんの映像とお話
       ダグさんの “
The Twelve Days of Christmas
3:45~  後片付け


● Facebook ひびきの会のグループをダグさんが作ってくださいました。 へどうぞ!
● ひびきの会の教室が、変更になったり中止になるときは、メールでお知らせしています。

● 返信メールを送る場合は、全員に宛てたメールなのか、個人に宛てたメールなのかを書いてください。

 Room Reservations

December 11      AM  Audiovisual room  視聴覚室  /
      PM  Audiovisual room  視聴覚室 (1:30~Christmas Party)
December 18      AM  room 5  /   PM room 5.
December 25      AM 
Creation room 2  第2創作室(4F).

                            PM Creation room 2  第2創作室(4F).

January    8         AM  room 2  /   PM  room 2.
January  15         AM  room 2  /   PM  room 6.(11F)
January  22         AM  room 2  /   PM  room 2.
January  29         AM  room 2  /   PM  room 7.

February   5         AM  room 2  /   PM  room 2.
February 12         
Audiovisual room  視聴覚室  / PM  Audiovisual room  視聴覚室.
February 19         AM  room 7  /   PM  room 7.
February 26         AM  
Audiovisual room  視聴覚室  / PM  Audiovisual room  視聴覚室.


Aloha, I am writing to hopefully find a pen pal in Japan that can read and write English well enough to communicate with me through email.  I am a blind 50-year old Japanese-American guy living in Hawaii, and am a volunteer Braille, cooking and ukulele teacher at a local vocational rehabilitation center for the blind.  I am hoping to learn Japanese and to one day go on a sake and onsen tour in Japan.  If anyone is interested in corresponding , could you please forward my name and email address to them? Warm Mahalo.



  English Class   
Today’s teachers and participants: Doug Lerner, Motoyasu Uki, Mieko Kodera, Yoshio Hirano, Yumi Mitsui, Seiko Okuyama, Katsuyo Sudo, Yuko Ishikawa, Keiko Tsurumaki, Kayoko Wakashio, Masae Kashiwagi,  Hiemi Kakizawa, Teruo Uchiike, Isamu Uchida, Takato Hase, Karin Son and Sanae Sugimura.

Photo: English Class.
Kayo told us about her new pen pal, Keith, in Hawaii. He is a blind Japanese-American and would like to visit Japan and take a sake tour. Michal volunteered to help with a sake tour if Keith visits.

In the News. 

These Are the First Known Photos of Snowflakes Ever Made:
Shot by a Vermont Farmer in 1885.


Back in 1885 a Vermont farmer had a crazy idea: He would combine his bellows camera with a microscope in an attempt to capture the fleeting beauty of snowflakes. Wilson Bentley was 19 back then, and by the time he passed away in 1931 he had made over 5,000 images of snowflakes.
When Bentley got started he was neither a scientist nor a photographer. But his parents had given him the microscope at the age of 15, and the camera followed shortly thereafter.
Initially scientists scoffed at Bentley’s “research” and his claim that no two snowflakes were alike.

Bentley’s work is now recognized as both a photographic and meteorological triumph and is preserved in a permanent exhibition at Vermont’s Jericho Historical Society.

Bentley’s original glass plates were donated to the Buffalo Museum of Science where they have been digitized for posterity.


Photo: English Class.

Self-introductions (自己紹介)

Good morning!
My name is .......
I am from ......                       
I live in .......
Nice to meet you!
* My favorite flavor of ice cream is       .
* My hobbies are........ 
* My favorite kinds of TV show is          .
* I was born at            hospital in         .


Photo: English Class.
  English song Karaoke
We listened to "Bring Bcck my Bonnie to Me", a Scottish folk song.

Grammar - contractions and other words which are easily confused with them

Crossword Puzzle

Meeting about the Christmas Party by some members at 4F.


 Computer Workshop 
Today’s teachers and participants: Doug Lerner, Keizhen Kimu, 
Motoyasu Uki, Masatoshi Mitsui, Masae Kashiwagi, Kayoko Wakashio, Hidemi Kakizawa, Yoshio Kuno, Keiko Tsurumaki, Katsuyo Sudo, Isamu Uchia, Yumi Mitsui, Seiko Okuyama, Eiketsu Son, Karin Son and Sanae Sugimura.

英語の勉強をしたい人に Duolingo   画像



Photo: Computer Workshop

See you !


 Walt's video and  photos
  Faces of Japan, Walt's video:

 New Hibiki home page        

 You can look at records of Hibiki’s past (from 2007). 過去の記録を見ることができます。






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