Ikebana 4/23/2014

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I arranged Pussy willow(ネコヤナギ), Anthurium(アンスリウム) and Monstera(モンステラ).

At first I used three leaves of Monstera, but the leaf was very large, so I used two of them in the end. And I arranged one of them showed the area, but the other showed the side because I wanted it to show thinner.
And I made them circular a little on the whole.


By the way, my son's classroom teacher visited my house. Before she came here, I cleaned from the entrance to the bathroom (I mean the toilet room) including a living room without having lunch. I was going to bake some sweets also, but I didn't have time to do it unfortunately.
We talked only about ten minutes. She asked me how long my son plays a game in a day. I answered two hours although he plays it more than that usually. She was surprised and said he must reduce the amount of time which is thirty minutes or less than an hour. I asked her to tell about it in the class because my son doesn't follow me. She said OK.
Then she went to another student's house by car.
I was a little tired.





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Original Post:

I arranged Pussy willow(ネコヤナギ), Anthurium(アンスリウム) and Monstera(モンステラ).

At first I used three leaves of Monstera, but the leaf was very large, so I used two of them in the end. And I arranged one of them showed the area, but the other showed the side because I wanted it to show thinner.
And I made them circular a little on the whole.

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Recommended Corrections:


I composed this arrangement from three very different, but
complementary, plants: Pussy Willow, Anthurium, and Monstera.

I first attempted to make the arrangement with three leaves of
Monstera. However, as Monstera leaves are very large, I had
found that it had a more pleasing effect by just using two of them.
I used one of the Monstera leaves to show its full width and length,
and I had used the other one to not only demonstrate the leaf's
thinness, but to add depth, and a flowing circularity to the
arrangement.

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Original Post:

By the way, my son's classroom teacher visited my house. Before she came here, I cleaned from the entrance to the bathroom (I mean the toilet room) including a living room without having lunch. I was going to bake some sweets also, but I didn't have time to do it unfortunately.
We talked only about ten minutes. She asked me how long my son plays a game in a day. I answered two hours although he plays it more than that usually. She was surprised and said he must reduce the amount of time which is thirty minutes or less than an hour. I asked her to tell about it in the class because my son doesn't follow me. She said OK.
Then she went to another student's house by car.
I was a little tired.

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Recommended Corrections:


Today (or what ever time or day designation), my son's teacher
visited our home. Before she arrived, I frantically cleaned all visible
areas in the house from where she and I would have our talk.

As I had only enough time to complete the cleaning before her arrival,
I, unfortunately, had to skip lunch, as well as my plan to bake some
sweets for her.

*You would not specify the areas of your house unless your readers
were familiar with the layout of it. To say that you had cleaned from
the entrance of your bathroom to, and including, your living room
would only make sense if we had prior knowledge of the inside of
your house.

When my son's teacher arrived, we talked mostly about how my son
spends his after school time. She had asked how much time he
spends playing games every day. I said that he spends at least two hours a day playing games, and often times more. She seemed
surprised by my reply. She then said that he must reduce his daily
game time to no more than one hour, and preferably, to no more than thirty minutes a day. I told her that my son doesn't listen to
me. I asked her if should would make a general announcement to the class of her desire to limit her students' daily game time.
She agreed. She then drove off to her next student's home.

Although she and I had only talked for ten minutes, by the time she
left, I was feeling a bit tired.





Re: English Correction

Hi, shiroi tora.

Thank you very much for the correction.
I have a question about the previous article, spring vegetables.
I adjusted them a little, but you corrected 'I found it by chance.' into 'I stumbled upon it.'
What is the difference between them? Don't you say 'I found it by chance'?
Please tell me.

Answer to Sakae's question

While the original way is fine, the corrected way is far more informal.
However, if taken literally (an actual physical stumble), it could be
confusing.

"And I found a bag of crackers tasted Gyoujaninniku by chance at a supermarket"....could also be said many other ways, all of which are
more formal.

Just by chance...
By mere chance...
Purely by happenstance...
Coincidently...
etc....I had found Gyoujaninniku flavored crackers at the supermarket.

Re: Answer to Sakae's question

Hi, shiroi tora.

Thank you very much for the explanation.

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I wonder why your son has to reduce his playing time. That seems unusual.

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Hi, Always visiting.

Thank you for your comment.
I meant playing DS games.
Don't you think that playing them for more than two hours everyday is too much? I want him to play outside or read some books instead of that.
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I'm married and we have a son. I live in Hokkaido, Japan.
I like handmade things and Ikebana(arranging flowers).
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