Essay 4 Toy Story

Woody: He is a cheerful old cowboy doll made of wood, and a leader among Andy’s toys. He speaks humorous thing if the string in his buck is pulled. Andy loves him so much because he likes pretends to be a cowboy by using Woody.

Buzz: He comes to Andy’s house when Andy’s Birthday and he is the latest space ranger having many devices in his body. At first, he believes he is not a toy, but a real ranger, and he can fly. Because of this, he is a little selfish. However, after noticed he is a toy and while he is living with Woody, his mind changes. His killer line is “To infinity and beyond!”

Mr. Potato head: He is a potato head doll made in U.S.A., and his parts like eyes, nose, and mouth are changeable as we like. Although he is cynical and has doubtful mind, he has a good fellow feeling. He was looking for his wife called Mrs. Potato head.

Slinky dog: he is a dog doll and his trunk is made of spring, and he is Woody’s good friend. His body is so convenient that this is used for many scenes. Although he is a little meddler, he believes his friends so much.

Rex: Although he is a Tyrannosaurus doll made in U.S Company, he has lovely face and his character is bashful and chickenhearted. His torment at the present moment is that his appearance is not packing enough punch.

Andy: he is an impressionable boy and the possessor of many toys including Woody. He signs his name to his toys, and treats with it considerately.

Sid: He is a boy living a house next to Andy’s house. He is scared by his friends and toys. Because he likes to disassemble a toy and dangerous game using toys.

Woody is an old doll made of wood. He is loved by his owner, Andy, and spends his life happily with his toy friends.
One day, the latest action doll Buzz Lightyear come Andy’s house. Woody’s position is taken from him by Buzz. And also, Buzz assumes that he is a real space ranger keeping the space peacefully, so that Woody and his friends can’t be talking at cross-purposes with Buzz.
One day, woody and Buzz fly out the out side, and are caught by a rascal boy, Sid. They know that their lives will be gone if they were caught by Sid.
Unfortunately, Andy’s family going to move to other place! They will never meet Andy again if they don’t cooperate to each other and run away from Sid. Woody and Buzz obtains the help of toys that became a victim of Sid, finally beat him down. They chase Andy’s car at a terrific speed, and slide into the car.

My opinion
this movie has many attractive characters! On the whole, it is a happy story, however, very important things in the life are hidden in each scene.
And, although this is the theme of Toy Story2, I will write to this. For dolls or toys, which are happier, pray with children though they are made their body dirty, or be displayed as a collection being kept cleanly? It seems very difficult for us because we are neither dolls nor toys. However, I think for dolls or toys, perhaps they want to be prayed by children because they exist as a toy. Of course I have some dolls that I was given from my parents when I was a child, so, I will give some of these to my niece. And if she prays with these, my dolls will be happy. (612 words)


List9 My favorite Wagashi

1 Kudzukiri
Kudzukiri is made from Kudzu starch. Kudzu is one of the plants that including many denpun into their roots.
We add water to Kudzu starch and heat it, and make it hard thinly. This sweets are usually eaten with syrup.

2 Ichigo daihuku
And Ichigo Daihuku is that whole straw belly is filled with sweet bean jam, and soft rice cake fills it. The sweetness of bean jam and sour-sweet flavor of straw belly matches well.

3 Senbei
Senbei is the Japanese cracker made from glutinous rice. this has many seasoned flavors like soy source, sesame, sugar. My favorite flavor is black sesame!(109 words)

Book review 2-13 Forty Years of Pop

What is POP? This book says POP is popular music. And who is the first pop artist? Do you know? It is Elvis Presley. His song Heart Break Hotel was sold in eight million. It was the first modern pop music and the history of pop was started from here.

Elvis was born in tupelo, Mississippi in 1935. When he was a child, he goes to the church with his father and listens the R&B. he debuts in 1956, and he became famous. Girls like him, and boys want to be like him.
In 60’s, some people calls it is the Golden time for POP. For young people, pop became very important music in their life, and became a big business. In many artists, one artist from California became very popular. It is Beach Boys having the surfing sound. This artist is said that they are the most successful group in 60’s. And in addition this, there are more successful group. For example, they are Supremes, Bob Dylan, and Otis Redding.
And, two artists from UK became very famous. It is Beatles, and Rolling Stones. Until then, the popular music artists are all from U.S. However, these groups grab young people’s heart. Although the Beatles already have split up, The Rolling Stone is active even now.

In the 70’s many people become thinking that pop is boring. In stead of this, two genre of music were came into the spotlight. It is progressive rock, and heavy metal. Pink Floyed and Led Zeppelin got many spotlights for them. And in London, a new strong music was made. This is Punk music, the music of the seventies. Sex pistols debuted in 1975, and this band became popular immediately among young people. Their music was so loud and quite violent.

In 80’s, new pop music was born. The biggest pop superstar is, as you know, Michael Jackson. He debuted to music scene as a Jackson Five when he was a child. He was talented, and had much wonderful dance skill. And the other eighties superstar is Madonna. She has good voice and dance skill like Michael Jackson. And her music is loud, pop, fast, and exciting like disco music.

In 90’s, new genre of music became popular. This is rap music. Now, rap is sung in HIP-HOP music. The rap was born among Black people who are living in the environment of violent dangerous and poor in 70’s. The biggest different between Rap music and other kind of music is the way of singing. They speak their lyrics so fast over music, and they rhyme rhythmically. This new way of singing became so popular among Black people and white people.
In 21 century, many talented artists debuts every year. They always create new music style and make us so excited. (473 words)


Stomp The Yard

Last week, I watched this movie.

This movie title is Stomp the yard.

Story: a main character "DJ" is a street dancer who is earning money with his elder brother Duron in underground dance competition in Los Angels. One day, they joined this battle competition. Although they won the battle, their opponents explode and they kill Duron. DJ became an ex-convict by fighting, and he moves to Atlanta where his aunt lives. And also, he is decided to go to university by his aunt and uncle.

Although DJ doesn’t like to go to there, one day, he meets the one dance style show named “Stomp” in the campus of university. At that night, he goes to the night club and shows other university students his street dance. His dance skills get well-known among university students, and he is invited to two famous Stomp team in University. One is the "μ gamma Zaii"、and the other is "theta new theta".
At first, he is not interested in Stomp, however, he realizes the pleasure of this dance.

Stomp is the stepping that making a sound with hands and legs with rhythm accurately. In this movie, DJ develops through the human relations or anguishes. Last dance battle scene is so wonderful! Persons who likes dance will be fun!
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