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心でしかよく見えない

現在猫6匹のみ、初めて犬のいない暮らしをしています。ピアノ、英語、フランス語歴は長いですが、数年前からドイツ語勉強し始めました。ブログの名前は“Le Petit Prince 星の王子さま”より

息子について
2013-03-17 23:54

息子は今高校二年生です。ピアノが好きで夜遅くに毎日弾いています。文系科目が得意で学年トップの成績ですが、なぜか苦手な物理を専攻し理系の大学へ行くと言っています。
My son is now 17 years old. He is second academically among his school mates at his age, so his school expects him to enter one of the leading universities in order to have better record or good reputation.

2010.10.31
今年の夏休み後の定期テスト、模試ともに理系クラスで全教科合計点一位を初めて獲得しました。
At my son's school, there are five regular exam seasons every year. This time my son was at the top of his class.
Although he gets almost perfect grades in the liberal arts subjects, he challenged himself to major in science.
I was not good at physics when I was a high school student, but I studied science hard as my homeroom teacher was in charge of the subject.
Now my son's homeroom teacher is the physics teacher. According to my son, he persuaded my son to choose the major.

2012.11.03
I was a nice surprise to hear my son humming the songs of Billy Joel. He said he liked those kinds of songs.
I asked him if he knew some songs by Elton John. He quickly searched for my favorite songs and played them on the PC.
I reminisced about my school days listening to "Your Song" for a while. A friend mine really knew American songs well and she introduced a lot of music to me in those days.

2012.11.05
今朝、英語のネイティブと居間で顔を合わせた息子がナチュラルに受け答えしていて、小さいころからネイティブのレッスンを受けさせてきた甲斐があったとうれしく思いました。(英検2級2011年に取得)
This morning, my son happened to be home when I had my English teacher over.
I overheard their conversation and was relieved to know that my son was able to communicate well with him in English.After my son left, my teacher said that my son spoke English well, which me made me happy.

2012.11.11
Yesterday, my son took his last English lesson at the language school,BERLITZ,where he has been attending since he was 10 years old.
He said that he would make good use of his free time on weekends now, maybe study a little bit more.
It used to take one hour each way to get there,and an hour and a half for the lesson.

2012.11.24
息子は13年通っていたピアノ教室を今年に入ってやめたのですが、先生か一年に一度の発表会へは出てほしい、取りで演奏してね、と連絡ありました。でも息子は断ってしまったので私はがっかりしています。
My son quit his piano lessons at a piano school last spring, but recently his teacher asked him to play the piano at the annual student concert.
She said that she would like him to play the last part of the concert like last year. His name was listed as the last person in the program. The 38th performer is a big job and honored, but he said that it would be too much for him. Even though he would have been the star performer, he turned it down. I was very disappointed, and his teacher was hoping that he would change his mind if he saw the program she sent us, but he was stubborn.

2012.11.28
Recently, my son was able to pass the level 2 certification examination for Chinese characters ( Kanji).(漢字検定2級合格)
2012.12.10
Yesterday, Yamaha piano school had a student concert, instead of going there, my son had 3 friends over to play video games.
He still belongs to another piano school, and he said that he would play the piano in the Christmas concert of the school on 20th.
Piano teachers always want to have good piano players at the end of those concerts, as they would like younger students to be inspired.
ピアノスクールの先生からメールが来て、昨日のコンサート会場で、私の息子がなぜ来ないのか、楽しみにしていた、演奏してもらえなくて本当に残念だったと、他の生徒さんやお母様達が言っていたとのことでした。

My son goes to school everyday, although he is in the middle of his spring holiday season. He said that he wanted to study in the school library. I think it's a good idea as he tends to surf the Internet when he is home and can't focus on studying.
息子は春休みでも家にいるより学校へ行った方が勉強ができると言って毎日出てゆきます。私の家の居間にはいつも誰かいるので、2階から降りて来てもほっとしないようです。(2013.3.25)

美容整形
2013-03-17 17:48

When I see myself in the mirror, especially in supermarkets or elevators in buildings, I feel awful nowadays. I had noticed two lines near my cheeks some time ago, thank goodness, I don't have wrinkles about my eyes. I seriously have started thinking of having cosmetic surgery to look a little younger. I still haven't been able to decide yet, as my son told me that the idea was silly, and that I should accept my age.(2013.3.31)
最近ほうれい線が出てきたので、半分本気でプチ整形をしようかしらと言ったら、息子に強く反対されました。

フランス語の勉強法
2013-03-17 17:39

Nowadays, I talk to three French people every other day. One of them recommends reading French novels, another says writing French sentences is good way to improve my French. The other tells me that I should review grammar more. I appreciate their advice, but it's easier said than done.
いろいろフランス語の勉強についてアドバイスをもらいますが、自分が実行しなくて結局同じ、言うは易し行うは難しです。

高校2年生最後の日
2013-03-17 16:30

It was rather hot yesterday, my son came back home with his 2 classmates about 11 o'clock. At his school, there was a closing ceremony, and now the students have a 2 week spring holiday. They looked happy and ready to go somewhere fun. When I drove them to the nearest station, they were chatting about card games. I'm glad to know that my son has some good friends. I'm sure they will be the same old friends many years down the road.
昨日は息子の高校は修了式でした。(20130320)

ドラゴン
2013-03-17 16:09

Today I talked to an English woman I know for the first time in many years at my language school. She really is a good teacher, but she is a bit too fierce for me, so I try to avoid her. After the lesson, I thought I should not be sheepish and have lessons with her since she gives me honest opinions about my English.
私は気が小さいのか気性が激しい人はすごく苦手です。でも自分の英語力をアップさせるために、その知的で聡明な彼女のレッスンをこの先取ることにしました。(イギリス英語で、気性の激しい女性を`ドラゴン(竜)’と言うそうですが、まさにそんな女性と今日は話をしました。(2013.03.22)