I like to watch sports, especially ball games (except golf).
I'm very much fond of playing games; such as bridge, monopoly, go and mahjong.
I learned the rules of birdge at my 2nd year of junior-high school. I played for serious competition during '93 to '99 as a member of the bridge club in Tokyo Univ. Nowadays, I play bridge just for fun.
I learned the rules of this game at the 3rd year of elemantary school. When I was in high school, I read a book written by Mr. HYAKUTA, a former world champion, to learn how to control the game. I have not played this game these days.
I played this game very seriously on my high school days. My team-mates and I won the 2nd place in the team competition of the all Japan high school go championship at 1990.
Mahjong is a chinese tile game, very simmilar to rummy, played by 4 person. This game is very familiar to Japanese people. I learned this game when I was 8-year-old.
I play many kinds of computer games. Nowadays, I play windows free games; most of them are made in Japan.
I mainly listen to japanese music. I love to sing a song with karaoke; although In Europe it seems very difficult to find karaoke place. Here is my favourite songs; I choose only one song for each singer.
|Singers / Bands||SHENA Ringo, Reimy, Jitterin' Jinn, Dreams Come True, MATSUTOYA Yumi, OZAWA Kenji, MAKIHARA Nobuyuki, Simon & Garfunkel|
|Foods||(Japanese) Fried Chicken, Curry & Rice with Cutlet, Domburis (= dish and rice in a same bowl), Makerel, Saury, (Japanese) Pears , Mikan (= Japanese table orange)|
|Tea||Jasmine Tea, Apple Tea, Earl Grey|
|Games||Bridge, Go, Monopoly, Mahjong|
|Computer Games||Wizardry, Dragon Quest 2, Final Fantasy 5, Furai no Siren, Furai no Siren 2, Kamaitachi no Yoru, Everybody's GOLF 2|
|Sports to do||Baseball|
|Sports to Watch||American Football, Baseball, Soccer, Tennis, Basket Ball, Snooker|
|Movies||The Usual Suspects, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, West Side Story|