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Friday, November 6, 2009

Day 595 { Bush in Japan } Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Day 595 { Bush in Japan }


Today the grade 5 teacher got sick, so the principal came to watch my class. I am teaching the grade 5s and 6s now about asking questions like:

How old are you
What colour do you like?
What sports do you like
Whats your hubby

and things like that..

In the night, I went to the Wednesday English conversation with one of the guys that I normally play football with. Only 4 of us came to the conversation tonight. The guy who I play football with was basically telling the others about when he used to work for one of the canteens at the google head office... Yes he once worked for the great google... He said he didn't really like it though and he is actually getting better pay now.

Bush talks to Waseda about his life — in world of sports

Bush, a former part-owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team, offered no assessment of the choices facing Obama on Afghanistan, climate change or the economy.

Exactly a year after Barack Obama was voted in as president, his successor, George W. Bush, talked in Japan on Wednesday about his former life — in sports.

Instead, he dished out advice to Japanese university students about running a sports franchise.

"Now I'm retired, so I'm glad to be talking about sports," Bush told an auditorium full of students and staff at Waseda University for a special sports science class.

Bush was generally unpopular in Japan during his time as president because of opposition to the U.S.-led war in Iraq, but you wouldn't know it from the warm reception he received at Waseda.

A cheerleading team performed stunts for him on stage — spelling his name with their pompoms — and attendees reached out to shake his hand.

During his brief speech, Bush outlined key points for developing a successful franchise.

Make sure the stadium has a pleasant environment. Select "good baseball people" to make key decisions about hiring — and firing — players. Treat the media "as an ally, not an antagonist."

But the best marketing is winning, he said.

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20091105a5.html

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