The 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th

12 Feb

Have you seen the photos of the “2001 September 11th attacks” on the World Trade Center towers in New York City that were recently made public?

These photos were taken by New York Police Officers who were on the scene in a police helicopter.

Here are some of the photos they took:

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The 2010 Winter Olympics will take place in Vancouver, Canada.
The opening ceremony is scheduled to begin on Friday, 2010 February 12th in the evening…Canada time. So, it’ll be Saturday, 2010 February 13th here in Japan when the ceremony begins.

The official 2010 Olympics logo.

The games will go from 2010 February 12-28 (Canada time).
Do you watch the Olympics?
I watch them…but the games go for over two weeks—I don’t watch everyday of the games. I like to watch some of the opening ceremony and some of the closing ceremony and a few games in between.

This year, Japan is sending 95 athletes to compete in the Olympics, America is sending 216, and Canada (the host country) will have 206 athletes play.
How many athletes from your country will be at the 2010 Olympics?

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Sunday, February 14th will be Valentine’s Day.
How is Valentine’s Day celebrated in your country?

In Japan, it’s done the opposite of how America celebrates it. And Japan has another holiday (called “White Day“) in March that is more similar to Western-style Valentine’s.

Click here to read my FAQ about Valentine’s Day in Japan…
and click here to read my post that explains Japanese Valentine’s (and other holidays in February) in more detail.

Also, this year on February 14 will be the Chinese New Years.
I mentioned it on my site’s “Festivals In Tokyo” page….click here to read it.

Have you ever experienced a Chinese New Years ceremony?
If you’re in the Tokyo area this weekend, you can go to 「横浜中華街」 (“Yokohama China Town“) and see a Chinese New Years ceremony.

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4 Responses to “The 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th”

  1. Chris February 14, 2010 at 7:23 am #

    I watched the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. Very impressive! I really liked the orca thing they did.

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    • tokyo5 February 14, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

      I read that at the end when the three pillars rose up as the torch, it was meant to be four pillars…but one malfunctioned. So one of the torchbearers didn’t get to join.

      And of course, hours before the opening ceremony began, one of the athletes from the country of Georgia died in a tragic accident during a practice run.

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  2. Tornadoes28 February 13, 2010 at 1:05 am #

    I can’t believe next year is going to be the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Has it really been almost ten years already?

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    • tokyo5 February 13, 2010 at 1:33 am #

      It still nineteen months away…but getting close to ten years since that day!

      Time flies!

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