On my updated blog post, I gave a message to stay-at-home kids, truant students or even NEET (young people Not in Education, Employment or Training) people suggesting that they should study English if they have too much time on their hands. To tell you the truth, I've been there myself and learning English helped me survive and improve my life. Hope my advice helps, but I know they are the one who decide what to do in order to change their own lives for the better.
My New Blog Post about what I think about "What is ENGLISH-BRAIN?" and "How to develop your stamina for speaking English", the topic about which I was asked by one of my You Tube viewers. I wrote the longest blog entry with more than 13,000 characters. It took me over 10 hours to complete XD Hope it doesn't overwhelm my readers.... Although I know the longest ones are not necessarily the best ones, I'd be happy if it helps! While struggling with excessive daytime sleepiness, I'm relieved that I was able to managed to finish writing it by the end of the day.
I suppose there are few Japanese people who know him.
Scott Coulter（どうやってカタカナで書くかもわからないが…）はこのわずか２，３週間の間に知った素晴らしい4人の歌手のうちの一人で、彼の歌は"Marcy & Zina"の"There's Nothing I Wouldn't do"という歌を歌っていたレア・サロンガの曲を聴いて知るに至った。レナ・サロンガを知る機会がなければ、この2人（Marcy & ZinaとScott Coulter）を知ることもなかったのだと思うと不思議な感じ。
Scott Coulter is one of the greatest singers I've found for just the last couple of weeks. I happened to know him through Marcy & Zina – although these people are not friends of mine or anything XD - after I'd run across one of their songs called "There's Nothing I Wouldn't do" sung by Lea Salonga. I would never have known them (Marcy & Zina and Scott Coulter) if I hadn't come across that Lea Salonga's song one day.
Lea Salong is a Filipina singer and actress who was selected for the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon when she was only 17. She's a world-famous great singer who's in her early 40s now. She's so charming
そのオーディションの模様を写した映像がYou Tubeに！初々しい17歳の頃のレアが貴重な映像です！歌声が素晴らしくて息をのみます。驚くことにレアは "Sun and Moon" を初見で歌っています。私はこのメイキングDVDを先日買いました。
This Youtube video shows how the audition of Miss Saigon went. How beautiful 17-year old Lea is! Her voice is so wonderful that it takes my breath away. Surprisingly, she's sight-singing the song "Sun and Moon"! Since it's a very memorable and valuable video, I decided to get one for myself.
Marcy & Zina consists of two female singers. The dark-haired Marcy Heisler a musical theater lyricist and performer and the blonde who always plays the piano is Zina Goldrich, and she is also a musical theater composer. Both of them are incredible singers!
I guess they are singing in German in this video. Although it's all Greek (No! German!) to me, their awe-inspiring voice is enough to impress me.
You Tubeでは頭がつるっつるになっちゃったScott CoulterとZinaのデュオの映像も見られます。この曲がレア・サロンガが歌って私が知るに至った"There Nothing I Wouldn't do"という曲。とっても楽しい曲でしょう！？
On You Tube, you can watch their video in which Zina Scott Coulter and Zina are singing "There's Nothing I Wouldn't do" - the song sung by Lea Salong I originally listened to.
I really wanted to master this song because the lyrics sound like a tongue twister. I've been challenging to learning this song for the past couple of weeks. I'm happy that now I'm much better at singing it.
These four people are the ones who inspired, influenced and energized me the most in my current life, and they have even been changing my life! Their voices have so much power that whenever I listen to their voice, I never fail to be mesmerized and feel like crying. Once Marcy & Zina’s album - with 14 songs and the ONLY album of theirs on amazon.co.jp - that I was able to get - for free! This makes me so happy! - through Amazon Prime Music are played, believe me, I can never stop myself singing along –
Innately, I’m kind of too shy to sing in front of people, let alone my own family, but when it comes to singing their songs, somehow that’s totally another story. I can’t suppress my feelings and can’t help singing like a theatrical singer wherever I am. My embarrassment does disappear easily, and I don’t know why. Their songs are just so addictive. Writing about this now imagining myself how I’m singing in such a situation, it’d make me even more embarrassed...
Their songs and voices are not only beautiful, but do have absolute powers to make me want to song along, make me very happy and make my life a lot more enjoyable. So do Lea and Scott’s songs! I wonder what it is about their voices that have such huge power. Oh, I only wish I could sing like them! It’d feel so wonderful!
On my updated website blog, I'm introducing one of the amazon book reviews that I hope might give you some insights about the determination and efforts that you would need in order to continue your language study. The review was written by this adult beginner-level English student and I came across it just before going to bed. So, I decided to work on first thing in the morning, but just finished it now. It took me more than several hours to complete (Oh,no!) and the article has more than 10000 characters! I don't know how much of my time I've been devoting to my web articles these days...I have to admit that that's what "Nurture Your Website Like A Baby" is all about after all. Anyway, although it's not an easy path and there's no quick remedy, magic or wonder, I believe that what you can find while tackling your new language, no matter how old you are, is fulfilling and worth trying. So, hope you enjoy learning and keep up with the good work! I'd be happy if this particular blog article would help.
I uploaded my blog in which I wrote some advice on how to start studying English over again from my own experiences. I also introduced my very first English textbook (aside from those ones for the NHK language programs) which brought back a lot of memories to me.