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Love to Devil

Private love is forbidden for ninja because it will reduce her mental quality.

In the story Eye of Ashura Castle 阿修羅城の瞳, when the Kunoichi (by Miyazawa Rie 宮沢りえ) fell in love, she would become the king of devils and destruct the human world.


(12:30) A kunoichi was uncovered by a man, then she fell in love with him.

Cyber Inner Palace

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Oooku 大奥 or Inner Palace is the forbidden area, which only women of Shogun 将軍 were allowed. Because of the strict rule, Inner Palace had been a very mysterious place.

Thanking the advanced Information Technology, a cyber Inner Palace can be created. You can explore such mysterious area through a computer. This is the initial idea of the movie called Cyber Inner Palace 電脳大奥.


Kunoichi vs Samurai

Be careful, the area is guarded by female ninja. Rise your sword and finish her.

The Most Beautiful Lady

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Salina is the most beautiful lady I have ever met.

Trading Card

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Stock indexes rocket to the latest peak around the world. Hong Kong people are crazy about stock. They have been trained well as trading machines since they were children.

Hong Kong children in 90s were crazy about trading card. They bought them by one dollar and sold them with premium.


Do they remind some memory of your childhood? In 90s, Chun Li was the hottest idol of boys. She was the strongest woman in the world, yet they imagined how they could destroy the heroine wearing black stocking.

Elementary Class Day 20-22

From now on これから, we have to be hardworking because the test of Chapter 3 and 期末試験(きまつしけん)the exam of the first semester are coming. Spell: 頑張って!

何(なん)ですか。
何(なに)がありますか。

Why do ninja use two different codes to represent one kanji? This is called 音便(おんびん).

Three new things to know:
箱(はこ) Box
金魚(きんぎょ) Goldfish
薬屋(くすりや)/薬局(やっきょく) Pharmacy

In Chapter 3, we learn directions.
上(うえ) Above
下(した) Below
左(ひだり) Left
右(みぎ) Right
前(まえ) Front
後ろ(うしろ) Back
間(あいだ) Between
そば Nearby
隣(となり) Next
近く(ちかく) Vicinity
横(よこ) Side

Don't get lost.

Secret Weapon II

A Ninja has various secret weapons. The last article introduced Shuriken. Shuriken is not only portable but also able to absorb toxic fluids. When her enemies get hurt by her Shuriken, the wound will be also fatal.


A Kunoichi was making toxic Shurikens.

Similar to the Pacific War of WWII, Air Supremacy is critical for ninja actions. If a ninja can fly, she can overcome many defensive equipments. Planes and helicopters are common in the massive modern battles, but they are too noisy and bulky for ninja. What flying machine else? KITE!


A Kunoichi assassinated her enemy from a kite.

You may think that a kite is just a toy. However, a kite was invented for battles 2000 years ago in China.

Elementary Class Day 19

Sensei got fever 風邪(かぜ)を引(ひ)く. Take care お大事(だいじ)に, Sensei.

This lesson run very fast. For ninja, time is life. Our action should be quick. We learnt how to identity existence and number of targets, such as resources and enemies.

名詞A に 形容詞B 名詞C が います。
There is adjective B noun C (animal or people) in noun A.

名詞A に 形容詞B 名詞C が あります。
There is adjective B noun C (plant or non living item) in noun A.

For example,

部屋に可愛いくノ一がいます。
There is a lovely female ninja in the room.

部屋に可愛いくノ一があります。
There is a lovely but dead female ninja in the room.

Numbering is important for ninja. If a Kunoichi could not identify some places with a lot 大勢(おおぜい)of enemies or a lot 沢山(たくさん)of traps, she would have been captured, mass raped and killed eventually.

Tracing

Have you found a new widget on the bottom left side?

Blogger Templates offers a very useful widget to list recent comments.

You know, Blogger does not offer any widget to do so. I have been very tired to search recent comments distributed into each blog entry.

The work is well done. Tracing, a kind of ninja magic, is not easy. If a Kunoichi is not careful, she would be traced back by enemies and ...

Elementary Class Day 17 and 18

We learnt more codes of some places. You know, if you do not know the code, how do you know where you commit your missions?

公園(こうえん) Park
図書室(としょしつ) Room of Library
会議室(かいぎしつ) Conference Room

Being a ninja, sometimes he should know to say NO: いいえ、違(ちが)います。

The test of Chapter 2 was not too difficult. After the test, Sensei assigns a practice to us.

いらっしゃいませ。 Hello. Can I help you?

We were divided into two groups. Kunoichi students dressed black bodystocking. They were assigned to provide secret information to Ninja students of the counterpart. Ninja student were assigned to retrieve the secret information from Kunoichi students of the counterpart.

After the practice, we found that we have not known a lot. We have to do better in Chapter 3.

Fiction: 嘉永五年的市集

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If you would like to understand the background history, please refer to Black Ships - Wikipedia.



相對於往後的風波,這是平淡的一年.自二百年前德川家建立幕府,本土已經沒有發生戰事.這樣和平的日子,大家都希望永遠持續下去.

今天我如常走到山下的市集.可能因為天高氣爽,市集擠滿了人.婦人家跟小販討價還價,小孩子們在攤鋪旁玩石子,武士商賈為借貸利息高聲爭辯,那兒真是人聲鼎沸.然而,我卻隱約聽到身旁攤鋪後面有利器拔出的聲響.哼一聲,從那兒飛來的手裡劍被我舉起的劍鞘,跌到地上.敵人見到事情敗露,便從攤鋪走出來,反手持著匕首.我已經站在街中佇候這位何方神聖.

雖然她披著半透明的黑紗蒙面,但是從她長長的眼眉和豐滿的胸部來看,很明顯她是一位女性.她束了一條馬尾.她的頸部,手臂,手指,雙腿都被黑色的絲襪包裹著.她穿了一件紫色白色的穿袖綢緞外衣,卻沒有穿著鞋或靴子.

雖然我倆站在街中央,但是旁人沒有理會,也沒有站駐足觀戰,他們依然繼續自己的買賣.

她的性子按不下去,手持匕首迎面而衝.我手上沒有武器,隨手拿起身旁豚肉鋪的豬肉刀自衛.豈料當我拿着那把豬肉刀的時候,我的手腕被強而有力地壓制著.難道是另一個敵人?

”不好意思,白銀兩両.”

蒙面女敵人正逼在眉睫.沒辦法,惟有就範.一手交錢,一手拿刀.我使勁把刀向敵人擲出去.可惜敵人身手敏捷,輕易閃避了飛去的豬肉刀,不過束著馬尾的繩結被刀鋒割破.她那把柔順長髮散開,隨風飄揚.

突然,蒙面女忍者好像失了平衡,身體滑倒向前,她那把匕首剛好刺向我的腋下旁,沒有刺中心臟.這時候輪到我反擊了.我用腋下夾著她使刀的手腕,然後另一隻手拿走她的匕首.基於生存意識,沒有理會她只是女性,不加思索便用匕首刺穿她的腹部.女忍者似乎很堅強,沒有發出任何慘叫聲,只是流露著失望的眼神.我放鬆心情,後退半步,而她依然佇立著.我徐徐地除下她蒙面的黑紗,原來黑紗底下的是一副稚嫩的面容,看來她只是荳蔻年華的少女.

當我欣賞那位稚嫩少女痛苦的表情,有一個小孩一隻手抓著我的衣服,另一隻手指地面上碎了的石子.原來那個女忍者剛才因為踏中那小孩的”玩具”而滑倒.於是我從口袋排了兩文錢給那個小孩.接著有一名婦人走近,雙手呈上一把古刀.

”這是先夫的佩刀.大概大爺會用得著吧,五両銀.”

怎麼?這兒真是匪夷所思.我花多五両銀…

Elementary Class Day 16

何(なに)がいい事(こと)ありましたか。 What nice thing happend?
最近(さいきん)どう。/どうよ。 How are you recently?

Sensei was concerned about us. She is so kind.

Being a ninja, he should be highly concentrated. Coffee is one of drink to increase ninja concentration power. The most famous coffee shop in the world is Starbucks スターバックス or ninja call it スタバ. In Hong Kong, another famous coffee shop is Pacific Coffee パシフィック コーヒー.

When ninja feel tired, he should ask his teammates:

お茶(ちゃ)する。 Let's go to drink coffee.