01/03/2006

A Happy New Year!

The January 1st is, of course, a new year's day, but also a Catholic holiday celebrating "Mary, Mother of God", too. Today's first reading in the mas...

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12/11/2005

Let's begin the novena...!

This is one of  entries cast backdate (originally cast on Thursday, July 07, 2005).


Let's begin the novena...!

We Catholics (I'm baptized at the solemn mass of the Easter 1999), make a preparation well before celebrating a specific holy day, with a "novena" -- a series of nine-day prayers on the same intention.

I owe to a Carmelite saint, Edith Stein, for my christian name "Theresia Benedicta of the Cross" (the name by the baptism; on the confirmation, I've been given another christian name "Raphaella"), so I'm planning to prepare well for the day of July the 16th, the memorial day for "Our Lady of Mount Carmel". Today is the best day for kicking off the novena!

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Fullerene...

This is one of  entries cast backdate (originally cast on Tuesday, July 05, 2005).


Fullerene...

I've been surprised a lot!
The fullerene, the soccorball-shaped carbon, is some material for cosmetics! They say this stuff has some anti-oxidant effect...

Do you know fullerene? I learned this material by the chemistry course about four years ago.
(See the shape of fullerene(a Japanese site) --> http://www.mcfullerene.com/world/index.html)

In 2002, the year of World Cup in Japan & Korea, there were lots of fullerene-shaped illuminations in the downtown of Yokohama. What a fantastic view it was! I loved it.

...And now you can put this on your face. Can you believe that?

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Today is the first day.

This is one of  entries cast backdate (originally cast on Tuesday, July 05, 2005).


Today is the first day.

I didn't noticed till today that I was invited to a new (Google) Group on Our Lady of Akita, and I realized I don't have any Google ID!
...So, registered, subscribed and launched a new blog in English...!
(... I'm editing a Japanese blog at http://raphaella.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/)

I don't know till when I can continue this trial.

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Moving ...!

I've just moved my English Blog on "Blogger" service: http://raphaella-diary.blogspot.com/ to this "cocolog" service today. Because "cocolog" is a Japanese native service, so, the sidebar menu might look strange for English PC. Sorry.

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