😲Exercise/Weight training😲

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本日はTOP50常連講師❕Arvin先生がいつもやっているトレーニングについて
お話ししてくれました😳


Exercise/Weight training

Physical exercise is one of the most important things in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is not only helpful to manage weight/physical appearence but it can also help with stress relief and mental performance. As a general goal, we should aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity everyday in order to maintain or lose weight. Personally, my primary focus is on “body building” so I go to the gym 5 or 6 times per week, following a “push”, “pull” and “legs” routine. For example, on my “push” days I focus on pushing exercises such as the bench press and shoulder press which primarily works the chest, shoulders and triceps. On my “pull” days I focus on pulling exercises such as pull ups/lat pull downs and rows which primarily works the back and biceps. Finally on “leg” days I focus on leg exercises such as squats and leg extensions, although to be honest I hate leg days.
No matter what your exercise routine is, from a strict gym routine to short walks/runs, all that matters is that your being active and moving your body. A healthy body, a healthy mind.

月曜日の仲良しArvinとLanceです(´▽`*)


皆さんは健康のためにエクササイズなどはやっていますか❓

Arvin先生は毎日食事にも気を遣っていて、体もムキムキです😳😲
是非、池袋西口校でArvin先生にトレーニングの仕方について聞いてみてください😉


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📱Selfie📱

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本日は皆さんも良もよくするSelfie📷についてのお話です✌


Robert’s word of the day!

Selfie. A selfie is a picture that you take of yourself especially by using the camera on your smartphone. Usually either holding your phone in your outreached hand in front of yourself or by using a selfie stick.
Selfies are often shared on social media, via social networking services such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram.
I read somewhere that the origin of selfie stems from Japanese purikura culture and the first selfie stick was invented by a couple of employees at Minolta but it didn’t catch on at that time.

Usage example:
A: What would you do if you met a famous person?
B: I would definitely snap a selfie with them.


皆さんは有名人に会ったらSelfieしますか❓

是非、池袋西口校の先生にどんな時にSelfieをするかお話してみてください📸


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🥚Happy Easter🥚

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本日はRobert先生4月4日イースターの日についてお話してくれました🐰🥚


How much do you know about Easter? Here are a couple of things about the holiday that you might find interesting.
Easter is a Christian holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, which occured on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion-an ancient form of execution in which a person was nailed or bound to a cross.
It is preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance-the turning away from sin and turning to faith in God. Many people choose to give up something, give to charity or volunteer during the 40 days.
So, why do people color eggs for this holiday?
The egg is an ancient symbol of new life and rebirth. In Christianity it became associated with Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection.
The custom of the Easter egg originated in the early Christian community when people stained eggs red in memory of the blood of Christ that was shed at his crucifixion. And it is said that for some Christians, the Easter egg is a symbol of the empty tomb.
According to Wikipedia, the oldest tradition was to use dyed chicken eggs. The modern custom is to use dyed eggs too, but also decorated chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with candy such as jellybeans. People enjoy these candies and sweets at Easter after having abstained from them during the preceding forty days of Lent.
And, Did you know that Easter is an annual holiday but the date changes every year. It does always fall on a Sunday, though. Basically, Easter Sunday is the first Sunday following the first full moon after the first day of spring.
This year the vernal equinox was on March 20th, the first full moon after that date March 28th making the following Sunday, April 4, Easter 2021.


イースターは日本の文化にはないので知らなかった人も多いのではないでしょうか❓🐣
池袋西口校の先生たちも家族でイースターをお祝いしたよ~と言っていた先生もいました🐇

是非、池袋西口校の先生にイースターについてお祝いの仕方について聞いてみてください✨


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☺瑜伽☺

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本日は周先生のお休みの日にすることをお話してくれました🌼


大家好!

我是周方旭。
现在天气越来越暖和了,去户外运动的人也越来越多了。
我也很喜欢做运动。休息的时候,很喜欢做瑜伽。做瑜伽有很多好处,比方说,做瑜伽可以减肥,还可以促进新陈代谢,瑜伽是一项很健康的运动,大家一起做瑜伽吧!

こんにちは、周方旭です。
天気がだんだん暖かくなりました、外で運動する人もどんどん多くなりました。
私も運動が大好きで、休みの時に、私はヨガをするのが大好きです。
ヨガすることはたくさんのいい点があります。例えば、ダイエットや体の代謝も促進することができます。ヨガはとても健康的な運動で、一緒にヨガしましょう。


だんだん温かくなってきましたね🌤

皆さんはヨガをやってみたことがありますか❓
是非、池袋西口校で周先生にお休みの日にどんな過ごし方をするのか
お話してみてください☺


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☔Drizzling☔

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本日は大人気Lance先生雨の日に使う用語を教えてくれました🌧


Hello! Today’s word of the day is “drizzling.” Do you know what this means? It means ‘it’s raining lightly.’ For example, if someone asks you “Hey, is it raining hard outside?”you can answer with “Nope, it’s only drizzling.”
Let’s try to use today’s word the next time it is lightly raining.

Lance先生が傘を持ってモデルポーズをしている様子です(´▽`*)


最近、雨の日がありましたよね🙄

皆さんも小雨が降ったときは”drizzling.”という言葉を使ってみましょう🌦


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🌸Sakura in the United Stated🌸

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本日はアメリカ出身ベテランRobert先生が‘‘Sakura‘‘についておはなししてくれました🌸


March means the blooming of cherry blossoms. In Japan, where the infatuation with these flowers must have originated, sakura symbolizes the fleeting nature of life. It is an optimistic time with longer days to enjoy, and there is an aroma of sweetness in the air.
Japan might be the best known destination for cherry blossoms, but did you know you can celebrate this beautiful time outside of Japan? One famous spot is in Washington, D.C. According to Wikipedia, In 1912, the mayor of Tokyo gifted 3,000 trees to the District of Columbia as a symbol of Japanese American friendship. But that is not the only place to appreciate them. There are parks, gardens, and scenic drives where you can see these pale pink flowers all over the United States.
Of course It is difficult to anticipate exactly when cherry blossoms will make their annual appearance in the United States each spring. However, much of the U.S. can see peak blooms in March or April. Cherry blossoms can appear as early as February in some places like California, or as late as May, in Michigan-where I am from-depending on the weather that year.
Once in bloom, these iconic flowers do not stick around for long, but that’s part of their allure. The Japanese custom of hanami counteracts this notion of imminent decay, a tradition of gathering beneath the blossoms with food and friends to celebrate.
Although we have cherry blossom trees in many areas of the U.S. there is no custom of gathering with food and friends beneath the blossoms. I personally enjoy this time and think we should start the same custom of celebration and appreciation in the United States.


こんなにたくさんの桜がアメリカで見れるということをご存知でしたか❓❓

桜は日本のシンボルの一つでもありますよね🌸🌸🌸
是非、池袋西口校でRobert先生におススメの桜スポットを教えてあげてください👏


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🌞NOVA LIVE STATION🌛

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本日は大好評NOVA LIVE STATION特別レッスンについてご案内します❕


LIVE STATIONにはNOVAのテキストを利用したユニットレッスンの他に
様々なスペシャルレッスンがあります😲🌟

仕事で使える英語が学べるWork Stationやビジネス英会話のレッスン

3月は『ラドヤード・キプリング』のお話LIVEbraryレッスン

ご自身のweek point強化できる文法、イディオム、発音、ボキャブラリーレッスン

今月は『Travel Around The World』ヨーロッパ編イベントレッスン

などなど他にもたくさんのレッスンございます✨

私たちのオススメは、

西日本と東日本で対決してゲーム形式で行うLanguage Lab❕😄

なんと2月から10分拡大してお送りしております🍭

最近英語に飽きてしまった…単語が難しい…そんな時はこのLanguage Labで楽しく英語をやってみませんか❓

現在3月末まで初月1,000円❕❕のキャンペーンを開催しています🤩

延長ございません😧
3月末までのキャンペーンになっていますのでこのお得な期間にご自宅での英語学習はいかがでしょうか❔

 

今すぐはじめられます!

お申込みはこちら番組表サンプル


NOVA LIVE STATIONでは普段学べないようなたくさんのレッスンを
毎日朝の7時半から夜の12時半まで開講しています🌞🌛

皆さまも、スキマ時間を使ってレッスンのご受講はいかがでしょうか❔
ご登録お待ちしております😆😆


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🌸赏樱花🌸

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本日は周先生の好きなお花見について話してくれました🌸


大家好!

我是周方旭。
已经是三月份了,听说上野公园的樱花已经开了。大家准备去赏樱花了吗?
听说日本人很喜欢赏樱花,每次这个时候、和家里人在樱花树下一边看粉红色的樱花,一边吃好吃的东西,很是惬意。希望疫情赶紧过去,这样的话,世界各地的人们都可以来日本一览樱花的美。

皆さん
こんにちは、周方旭です。
もう3月になりました。
上野公園の桜は咲いたそうです。皆さんもこれからいよいよ花見をしますか?
日本人は花見が大好きだと聞きました。毎年この時期に家族と桜の木の下で、花見しながらおいしいものを食べるのが一番幸せです。コロナウイルスが早く落ち着いたら、世界各地の人たちは日本に来て、美しい桜を見られますね。


もうすぐ桜の季節ですね🌸🌸🌸

皆さんはお花見をされますか❔
日本の桜は海外の方からとても好評ですよね😚

是非、池袋西口校で周先生とお花見について中国語で話してみてください👏


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🌞DST🌞

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本日はアメリカ出身Robert先生がサマータイムについてお話ししてくれました🍨


Daylight Saving Time (DST) – also known as Summer Time – starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November.
Why does Japan not use DST but more than 70 countries in the world do? Here are some Pros and Cons. You can be the judge if DST is good or not.
Pro: Longer Evenings
Proponents of DST argue that longer evenings motivate people to get out of the house. The extra hour of daylight can be used for outdoor recreation. That way, DST may counteract the sedentary lifestyle of modern living.
The tourism industry profits from brighter evenings. Longer evenings give people more time to go shopping, to restaurants, or to other events, boosting the local economy.
Con: Doesn’t Save Energy
A century ago, when DST was introduced, more daylight was a good thing because it meant less use of artificial light and more energy savings. Modern society, with its computers, TVs, hand-held devices, air conditioning units and other electronic gadgets use more energy, no matter if the Sun is up or not.
Pro: Less Artificial Light
One of the aims of DST is to make sure that people’s active hours coincide with daylight hours so that less artificial light is needed. This makes less sense close to the equator, where the amount of daylight does not vary much in a year, or near the poles, where the difference between winter and summer daylight hours is very large.
Con: Can Make People Sick
Changing the time, even if it is only by one hour, disrupts our body clocks or circadian rhythm. For most people, the resulting tiredness is simply an inconvenience. For some, however, the time change can have more serious consequences to their health.
Studies link the lack of sleep at the start of DST to car accidents and the early evening darkness after the end of the DST period is linked to depression.
We can argue that these are just some of the Pros and Cons. Can you think of any others? Do you agree that DST is not used in Japan?


皆さんは、サマータイムについてどう思いますか❔

日本にはDSTがないので実感が湧かないですよね🙄

是非、池袋西口校のRobert先生とDSTについてお話してみてください🏄


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✊Just Do It✊

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本日は池袋西口校の講師Hiroki先生が最近考えているアイディアについてお話してくれました👏


Just Do It

Hello everyone! I hope you had a great week and are taking care of yourself properly. As stressful as the days can be,it’s always important to make moments in your day to relax and enjoy yourself!

Today, I want to share a little about an idea that I’ve been thinking about recently. And that is:

“If you’re wondering whether to not do it or not. It’s 95% better to just do it.”

This year, I came across this quote (or something along the same lines), when I was reading and it hit me really hard. I realized that there were a lot of things that I wanted to do. But every time I tried to do it, I always hesitated and reasoned myself to not do it. However, after seeing this quote and following this idea, I feel that I have made more progress in the last 3-4 weeks than in the last 6 months.

For example, I have always wanted to try making music by myself. I have had this idea for over 5 years but never acted on it. So the next day, I went to Youtube to see what tools I need to make music. After 1 hour of research I came across the tools that I needed. I searched for “MIDI Keyboards”(a music making keyboard) on Amazon.

Then came my usual thoughts. It said, “Should I do it now? You’re really busy.” “What if it’s a waste of money?”
All the worries that stopped me from doing it came in again but this time it was different. This time I remembered the quote, “…It’s 95% better to just do it”. So I clicked buy.

After a few days the keyboard came to my house and I am happier than ever! I have spent the last 3/4 weeks immersed in watching tutorials and online lessons. I have found a new hobby that I know I will continue for the rest of my life.

Now I realize that when you are worried whether you should do something. Most of your worries are actually not real. It is either going to be the best decision you’ve ever made, or simply a great learning opportunity.

If you come across a moment where you are worried whether you should do something, I encourage you to JUST DO IT. Trust me, you’ll feel a lot better afterwards. 😉

Thanks for reading until the end!
Hiroki

 


誰しも、何かやりたいことがあっても躊躇してしまい、結局やらずに終わってしまうことがありますよね😔

Hiroki先生は何かやりたいことが分かったら、まず挑戦してみようと思うようですね✊

是非、皆さんの趣味などを池袋西口校の先生にお話してみてください🌌


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