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A new page in the book of life:  Saturday, 23 August, 2014
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Toady's tidbits for today /  Don't skip breakfast! Start the day with some food for thought.
Words to keep
"My unhappiness was the unhappiness of a person who could not say no." —Dazai Osamu (No Longer Human) (Trans. D. Keene)
English language
When people give a "recounting" of a movie or a novel, they usually use present-tense verbs; for example, "He thinks he'll never see her again, but one evening she walks into his club."
Toady's teaser for today /  Look tomorrow!
Q:  What's the usual meaning of the word safari, in Africa?
Yesterday's teaser
Q:  How is Hakata Station rather unusual among major railway stations in Japan?
A:  Although it's the principal station of a major city, Fukuoka, its name is different from that of the city. Another example is Ueno Station, in Tokyo.
Toady's triathlon for today / Here are three quick exercises to get you going!
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New challenge
(23 August)
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Last chance!
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