雪が降ってる

1 Feb

Every morning I watch a television show called 「めざましテレビ」 (“Mezamashi TV“).

I watch this show every day while I’m getting ready for work and eating breakfast.
This show is a news magazine type show.
Of course they give the weather forecast every morning. And this morning, they said that it would be cloudy in the morning, then rain after lunch, and then begin snowing tonight and tomorrow.

And it happened just as they said. It began raining after lunch and now it’s snowing.

It doesn’t snow often in Tokyo. Usually only one or two times a year…and very rarely does it snow heavily.
It’s forecast to continue snowing tomorrow…but I doubt the trains will be delayed. I hope not.

Weather forecast for 2010 February 1 and 2 in Tokyo.

The weather forecast for Tokyo for 2010 February 1 and 2 says 90% chance of snow tonight (but it’s snowing now…so I guess it’s actually 100%), then 50% chance of snow tomorrow until 6AM…after 6AM, it should stop snowing.

Today the temperature was 5°C (low) to 9°C (high). Tomorrow, it’s forecast to be 1°C (low) to 10°C (high).

How’s the weather where you are?

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Also, we usually watch the テレビアニメ (TV cartoon) called 「ちびまる子」 (“Chibi-Maruko“) on Sunday evenings.

It’s a fun cartoon.
The マンガ (comic) series of 「ちびまる子」 (“Chibi-Maruko“) began in 1986.
The アニメ (cartoon) on TV started in 1990 January…so the TV series is celebrating it’s 20th year now.

I came to Japan in 1990…the same year that the 「ちびまる子」 (“Chibi-Maruko“) TV cartoon started.

(There was also a short-run live action TV series with actors that resembled the characters. But it wasn’t nearly as popular as the anime).

「ちびまる子」 (“Chibi-Maruko“) is drawn by an artist named さくら・ももこ (Sakura Momoko)…and the main character in the series is also named is さくら・ももこ (Sakura Momoko). Her nickname is まる子 (Maruko).

The story and characters are based on the artist and her family and friends when she was a third-grade student in the mid-1970s.

Have you ever watched the 「ちびまる子」 (“Chibi-Maruko“) TV cartoon or read the comic?

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12 Responses to “雪が降ってる”

  1. Awikwan February 3, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    I love Chibi Maruko chan…mostly cos she always cracks me up with her humor…
    and I found out I am quite similar to her :):)

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    • tokyo5 February 3, 2010 at 11:03 pm #

      You’re similar to Maruko?
      In what way?

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  2. tokyo5 February 2, 2010 at 9:36 pm #

    Can you understand Chinese?

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  3. bk201 February 2, 2010 at 9:29 pm #

    ive only watched chibi maruko in cantonese dub but enjoyed it. maybe i should watch in japanese.

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  4. ochikeron February 2, 2010 at 11:04 am #

    I always watch ズームイン!!SUPER 😉

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    • tokyo5 February 2, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

      I’ve watched that show a couple times. I think 「めざましテレビ」 is better.

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  5. cuteandcurls February 1, 2010 at 11:07 pm #

    Chibi Maruko Chan is one of my favorite anime and currently its airing over here. I love her antics and her mad cap family especially grand dad with his haiku. It is indeed a fun family cartoon and I dont get bored watching it again and again ..its one of the cartoons that helped me understand a bit on the language and the culture .. after Chibi Maruko chan ..its Keroro Gunso that i like watching ..of course Doraemon is another one

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    • tokyo5 February 2, 2010 at 1:45 am #

      >one of the cartoons that helped me understand a bit on the language

      Do you watch it in Japanese?
      I watch it in Japanese, of course…since I live in Japan. But do they show it in Japanese in Indonesia too?

      >and the culture

      Yes, Chibi-Maruko, Doraemon, Sazae-san, Crayon Shin-chan, etc show many aspects of normal Japanese life…but it must be hard to understand if you don’t live here.

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      • cuteandcurls February 2, 2010 at 8:47 am #

        Ive never seen Maruko in Indonesia. I currently live in Malaysia you see but back in my home country Brunei we have Maruko aired there too ..its dubbed in English with Malay subtitle. With the subtitle I watch it in Japanese to help me learn a bit of the language 🙂 Im not sure about the understanding bit tho ..I find it very fascination about the culture and well, growing up, we got to know a bit of the culture through my father and his Japanese friends so you can tell from where my fascination first bloomed. If Im curious my father would explain.

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      • tokyo5 February 2, 2010 at 8:21 pm #

        Sorry. That’s right. You live in Malaysia.

        Do they show many Japanese TV shows on TV there?

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      • cuteandcurls February 3, 2010 at 9:14 am #

        Every Sunday there’s this one channel that shows Viking, a game show. One local station would show Bleach in Japanese. There is NHK here but its in Japanese with no subtitle unless the cable compaany airs NHK World. I dont watch NHK tho because its not in my subscription 😦

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      • tokyo5 February 3, 2010 at 11:03 pm #

        You can watch the Japanese channel NHK in your country??

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