There were young Japanese monkey and young boar at Kyoto zoo. The monkey's mother died due to traffic accident. (The monkey's mother died because of traffic accident.) And the boar fell down into ditch. The little monkey that was beside his dead mother was taken by a man and brought him to the zoo. However, the boar that fell down to the ditch was saved by another man and took him to the same zoo as that of the little monkey. The little monkey's name is "Miwa" while the little boar's name is "Uribo". Both are male. A month later the little monkey and the boar were together. They become good friends. And then little monkey ride on the little boar’s back. The little boar could run fast but the little monkey clung to the little boar's back. It's like a rodeo.
The people were coming to the zoo and watched them. They were the talk of the town. But the little monkey got hurt recently because a raccoon bit him.
The little monkey got injury on his left arm and leg. He had 9 stitches on his left arm while 10 stitches on his left leg. It seems the wound will heal in 10 days. It was painful to see the little monkey on TV.
due to = Because of boar イノシシ ditch 水路、溝 the talk of the town 話題となる
ゴリラの密猟が後を絶たないアフリカで一人の英国人が孤児となったゴリラを育て 野生に戻すまでを放映していました。とても感動したので内容を書いてみました。 Mr. Damiyan was born in the zoo. So, when he was still a child he always play with the animals. And then when he went to Africa he met a young gorilla. Poachers took the gorilla's mother. The mother and father gorilla were killed by a hunter. Their fur and meat were used by the hunter. If young gorilla will die of neglect it's because the hunter killed the young gorilla's parents. Mr. Damiyan saved the young gorilla and brought him to England.
He's a zoo manager. （Mr. Daniyan is a zoo manager.）
He aimed to have the young gorilla go back to the forest in the future. But the gorilla became violent and aggressive. The gorilla was very dangerous. But Mr. Damiyan came into the gorilla's cage. All of zoo's staffs tried to stop him. Everybody thought his life is endagered. endager = put into danger The gorilla threatened him by hitting the tree. But Mr. Damiyan never stop him. He approached the gorilla for several times. He was very sad because he could not understand the gorilla.
He thought that when he was still a child he always play with the animals everyday. He expresses his sad what he mean now in front of gorilla. He expressed his sadness infront of the gorilla. And then the gorilla put his hand over Damiyan's shoulder. He hardly tap Damiyan's shoulder and made Damiyan fell down. Everybody felt that it was dangerous. But Mr. Damiyan left it to gorilla. The gorilla's tapping of shoulder to Mr. Damiyan means "Let’s play". The gorilla just want to play with Mr. Damiyan. The gorilla became cordial with him. cordial = friendly Mr. Damiyan made friends with the gorilla just like in his childhood days. Mr. Damiyan became a friend of the gorilla. Time went on. Mr. Damiyan decided to return the gorilla to its wildness. And then he brought the gorilla to the island of Africa. They parted. Mr. Damiyan left the gorilla in Africa.
Mr. Damiyan came back to England. Mr. Damiyan went back to Africa after 5 years. He went to Africa again. He was so worried about the gorilla's safety.
Mr. Damiyan called the gorilla. Mr Damiya was in his boat when he saw the gorilla. The gorilla was waiting for him. The gorilla could still remember him well. They meet again in Africa’s jungle. And then the gorilla has a family.
Many people admire Mr. Damiyan's way of taking care of the gorilla. He is brave. admire = like
We went to my husband's hometown to remove snow from their ancestral house. The roadside temperature board indicated that the temperature was 0 degree. It was very cold. The ground was blanketed with snow.
The man in the picture is my husband. It took my husband about 3 hours to remove all of the snow from the roof and those surrounding the house.
There was "Tondo" near my house. "Tondo" is a Japanese word for "Bonfire" made from bamboos heaped on the field. It is an old Japanese custom(festival) that takes place every January(once a year.) The heap of bamboo was then burned. After the bamboo has burned out. People put the mochi into the fire and then eat them afterwards. It is believed to give people good health the whole year round.
Vocabulary ancestral= relating to something belonging to former generations of somebody's family indicated=showed blanketed= covered surround= to occupy the space all around something
I visited my friend's grave with my husband. It made the rounds of pastoral landscape. My best friend lies in peace in her hometown. When I stood in front of her grave, tears welled up my eyes. I miss her. I feel lonely. She died of a lung cancer. She was 53 years old. And then after my friend's death, her sister died too. Her sister died of a gall cancer. Both in their 50's She has three sisters. But now, there is only one sister living OR alive. My friend loved Europe and Europe’s history. And she toured Europe every year.
She said "I want to go to Europe with you. " always. I had a dream of having a European tour with my friend. She dies 8 years ago OR Eight years have passed after she died. Someday I’m going to Europe that's what I am thinking of.... I am thinking of sentimental memories.
We visited a grave. We made the rounds of three graveyard. There is a grave in the temple. It is 1 hour by car. Today was rainy day. And it was little bit cold. After we visited the grave of my husband's parent we went to the main temple. We talked to the priest whom we know and haven't seen for a long time. He is 82 years old. The priest health condition was not good. I’m worried about him. We loved him.