"Today's Event special", Editor YOSHIDA selected special
Events March 24, Yoshida-selected
English edition：March 24:"1989 – In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (38,000 m3) of crude oil after running aground."
(Photos-link:[March 24:"1989 – Prince William Sound in Alaska "
Japanese edition：３月２４日付「1989年 - エクソンバルディーズ号原油流出事故。タンカー・エクソン・ヴァルディーズ号が暗礁で破損、4万1300トンの油が海に流出する。」
(Photos-link:[March 24:「1989年 - エクソンバルディーズ号原油流出事故」
The Editor's memo for this day!
Thursday 22, March, 2018
Can you imagine what the Editor intends to demonstrate by showing such beauties plus in the bottom line myself with the braces in both side showing that this Editor were dependent on them when I walk until some six years before?
Half for fun and half for serious mind, let me tell some interesting stories hidden by those photos. Firstly, ever since I came to this country of the Philippines, I came to be aware that the Filippinas sure look beautiful especially their walking style, I mean, compared with that of fellow Japanese girls who walk with their head rather downward and with short steps, which comes from the Japanese custom of waking style in the Kimono, Japanese traditional classical wares.
On the contrary, here in the tropical country Philippines, many girls wear short pants with beautiful slim and straight legs, so that they expose their body lines with no hesitation, and one more plus you know what?! with big Hips! This is what I call "After many years of investigation(?)". I came to a conclusion that the reason for their beautiful walking style comes mainly from their nice and big hips!!!
By the way my three sisters had big hips very rare as Japanese! The point is my case! I never thought of anything about the hips big or not. An interesting thing about my awareness of my hips rather big came since I began using the braces on my both leg and feet. Due to my walking becoming easier with the braces, I could watch my own walking style by the show windows I walk by. I came to know that my hips sure seem ugly look backwards....Never the king of charm or the like, you know. (Ha). My thought of hips big if ever comes from my effort of walking with some stress in the hips due to abnormal physical stress giving to the hips...
It was a short time before my departure to the Philippines that a friend of mine once said to me in serious manner, "Mr. Yoshida, you look nice with your big hips even though crippled walking!". I accepted his words not as for better but for consoling me for my ugly walking style.
It was not until some ten years after that I came to know or realize that that is not a joke but real! My life in the Philippines and watching the people here changed my thought and notion of physical style and came to the conclusion I mentioned. Watching myself in the mirror, I secretly say to myself "My hips sure look big and not bad!". Ha, ha!! Anyway, I sure wish the visitors of this site would never think this sort of demonstration is never the joke and flattering!
By the way, the braces shown here are the sample I used to use until some six years before. They are sleeping in a corner of the room never to be used again. I completely depend on the wheel chairs by the thanks of the Filipino family under complete care. However, I never neglect trying to exercise whatever possible for minor leg exercising and others in a possible way and manners.
...I wonder my explanations or writing this could make the visitors to my web site understand what I intend to say with those photos, though.
today@VOA & NYTimes.com
This column is for editing what I call "the illustrated stories" with photos related with the events and news, so that the visitors could enjoy the stories in a visual ways. The former, "today@VOA" deals with historical events with the exception of week-ends, and the latter with stories who lived and dead with more than a hundred years old of his or her lives. My interest in the latter one comes from my strong will of living more than a hundred of years trying to make it with a thought of my mother who lived until 102, or my personal wish and will to live a life of the so-called "The longest lived Hibakusha(A-bomb survivor) with my thought of "Ms. Elbina Deans, the longest-lived suruvivor of the Titanic", and another target of a 119-year-old Filipina, Puerto Princesa, with the title of oldest living person in the Guinness Book of World Records.
"On March 22, 1765, the British government levies its first internal tax directly on American colonists with the Stamp Act."
(The 32-photo-attached file) (172.2KB)
|On This Day in American History
On March 22, 1765, the British government levies its first internal tax directly on American colonists with the Stamp Act. All material printed for commercial and legal use in the colonies, such as newspapers, pamphlets, wills, deeds and playing cards, is subject to the new tax. The move angers the colonists, who raise the issue of taxation without representation. (Photo: tax stamps)
"On March 20, 1852, Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe is published." (The 36-photo-attached file) (172.2KB)
「An episode about Yoshida and Mrs. Ann Adams, polio artist」
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This editor's hidden talent is the English recitation of 1. "Lord's Prayer " ２. "The Lion's Code of Ethics" ３. "Youth "
４. "Lincoln's Gettysburg's Address" 5. "My Way "
I am fond of English language. My history of English language studying dates back when I was in night-time high school. I was obliged to give up higher education because of my father's early death right after the Hiroshima atomic bomb drop.