First Forum for Fall 2

  • What is your favorite book? Why do you like this book? 
  • What is your favorite magazine? Why do you like this magazine? 
  • What is your favorite Internet website? Why do you like it? 
  • Click here to post your responses.

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22 thoughts on “First Forum for Fall 2

  1. • My favorite book is “Asunaro Monogatari” (あすなろ物語). This is written by Yasushi Inoue (井上靖) about half century ago. I like this book and this novelist because his novels give me warm feelings. Especially, “Asunaro Monogatari” do that.

    • I seldom read magazines, so I don’t have specific favorite magazine. However, I like cars very much. This is why I like to read car magazines.

    • I like “YouTube” very much because I often listen to my favorite Japanese radio program which was recorded and someone uploaded. I often listened to it on Japan, but I can’t listen to it in Hawaii. So, I often use this website.

  2. 1, Usually, I do not read books but I prefer novels to other books.

    2,I like to read fashion magazines.

    3, My favorite internet website is the same with Tadashi. I often watch Japanese TV program and dramas because I can’t watch them in Hawaii.

  3. 1,I don’t like reading book but my favorite book is colorful by Eto Mori. I cry every time I read it. I don’t know why I like this book but my favorite.
    2,I like gossip magazine because I love reading about gossips.
    3,my favorite website is Face Book because I love having chat with my friends from all over the world:)

  4. 1. I do not have any habit to read a book, but if I should choose one book my favorite, it is “The Lord of the Ring”. Of course, i watched the movie, but it was more interesting. As I read this book, it make me imagine the movie scene. The book has more detail story. Moreover, it is my first book I read whole series. Therefore, I like this book.

    2.My fovorite magazine is “Top gear”. I am really interested in cars from many countries especially in Europe. I was enjoying subscribing the magazine before, but not now because I could not find this magazine yet in Hawaii. I am missing!

    3. I always use the “Facebook”. I can share my friends private stories and chat with them. Acually, I have a lot of foreign friends from the Philippines, Switzaland, German, France, etc.
    As I use this website, I practice my English words and make a friendship. Because of these reason, “Facebook” is my favorite website.

  5. Aloha!! I am Justine!!

    1. I do not have any habit to read a book, but if I should choose one book my favorite, it is “The Lord of the Ring”. Of course, i watched the movie, but it was more interesting. As I read this book, it make me imagine the movie scene. The book has more detail story. Moreover, it is my first book I read whole series. Therefore, I like this book.

    2.My fovorite magazine is “Top gear”. I am really interested in cars from many countries especially in Europe. I was enjoying subscribing the magazine before, but not now because I could not find this magazine yet in Hawaii. I am missing!

    3. I always use the “Facebook”. I can share my friends private stories and chat with them. Acually, I have a lot of foreign friends from the Philippines, Switzaland, German, France, etc.
    As I use this website, I practice my English words and make a friendship. Because of these reason, “Facebook” is my favorite website.

  6. my favorite book is mystery! i like to expect who is the culprit and what is the trick. i really enjoy reading such books. however, i like to read any kinds of books! i had read some books in English. One of the examples is “Charlie and Chocolate factory.” i was able to understand the context because it was like extensive reading for me.

    i do not read magazines so much, so i do not have favorite one. however, i read magazines when i was a junior high school student. i read sports magazines about volleyball. at that time, i started to play volleyball, so i got some information from those magazines, but it was in Japanese of course.

    my favorite website is TED talks. i knew it after i came to Hawaii. it is very useful to study English.

  7. My favorite book is any kind of books, especially my favorite writer is Hoshi Shinichi. His books are funny and humorous. His book is easy to understand, so I can read it in a one sitting. Actually when I was 15years old, I read a lot of kind of book. I really recommend u to read his books.

    Actually I don’t read magazine, but I like fashion magazine.

    My favorite website is “VIOOZ”, which is we can watch the many kind of movie for free. I know many website that we ca watch movie like “youtube”, but these website have some problems; for example, suddenly a movie stops and so on. However I can watch movies with no problem. The movies don’t have subtitles, but I think this site cool.

  8. I don’t have a favorite or special book because I like to read anything interesting especially in my filed “Media”. About the magazines I don’t like to read magazines because it’s not interesting for me. I love surfing on the internet, I spend most of my day surfing for website to another, reading news, watching movies, read about a lot of things, and study English. For me I can not live without the Internet.

  9. My favorite book is “Who moved my cheese?” It is a novel written by Spencer Johnson. Two mice and two little people are the main characters. It describes change in one’s work and likfe.Through this book, I learned that people should keep going and do something new without afraiding ,if they want to change. I like this book because it motivates me.

    I rarely read magazines, but I like fashion magazines because I can know what is in fashion when I read them.

    My favorite website is Facebook because I can know what my friends are doing. Also, I can enjoy chatting with them. Morreover, many people from all over the world can see the pictures I took.

  10. I like the auther, Keigo Higashino so I love his books. He is very famous in Japan and his books are nice. Also his books were made into movies many times. I can enjoy reading book and watching movie.

    I like fashion magazine but I haven’t read it recently.

    I have 2 favorite websites, one is Facebook and another is English Central. I have been using Facebook for 3 years. I can contact my friends easily even they are not in Japan.
    Most poeple from Kwansei know English Central I think because we use this site very much. I can practice pronunsation on this website and website teach me correct sound.

  11. ◾What is your favorite book? Why do you like this book?
    I really haven’t liked to read any books since I was in Japan,so I don’t like to read books with English language.If I’m intersted in one of the book that I read is written Steve Jobs,estabulished “Apple” . The reasons interesting the book put on How to make products for the future, also explained about “stickle of creative”.
    ◾What is your favorite magazine? Why do you like this magazine?
    I love to read the magagin of tossing off gags. Especially,I ‘d like to read the magagin written by Yoshida Sensha(吉田戦車), when I read the magagin, useally I couldn’t stop laghhing at.
    ◾What is your favorite Internet website? Why do you like it?
    I love to watch the website of cltothes and accessories becuse I’m interseting in fashion.Actually,as far as I have time I serch to be intersted bland stores.

  12. I’d like to read business section because, my major is finance. Specially, l like Warren Buffett and Steve Jobs too. Since I read it, they became my mentors. Both CEO are very famous in the world. And then, we can learn a lot of things.

    My favorite magazine is the economist because, I can get economic knowledge.

    I like to watch “You Tube” because, I can enjoy watching Korean entertainment.

  13. 1,My favorite book is “Every little thing”. This book has a lot of short stories written by various writers. So I enjoyed many kinds of stories.

    2,I don’t read magazines so I have no favorite ones.

    3.I like You tube because I can see many interesting movies.

  14. 1. My favorite book is “Yume wo kanaeruzou (夢をかなえるゾウ)”. It made me motivated, because there were lots of advice of life.
    2. I don’t read magazines very often, but when I’m waiting someone in a bookstore, I usually read American gossip magazines. I’m interested in Hollywood stars, so I can get a new information about it.
    3.My favorite Internet website is Facebook. I’m always looking at it on my cellphone and laptop, because I can contact with my friends and can see pictures of friends. It is part of my life.

  15. ◾What is your favorite book? Why do you like this book?
    I dont read books written in English but I like the book which I can almost understand. I sometimes read novels when I was in Japan. I like Yakokanransha(夜行観覧車) which is kind of mistery and suspense story. It has not only novel but also drama. I am reading a book about Hawaii now. It tells me history of Hawaii or many things. I like the book because it is interesting for me.
    ◾What is your favorite magazine? Why do you like this magazine?
    I like fashion magazines. I like especially NYLON. It is the coolest fashion magazine I think. haha
    ◾What is your favorite Internet website? Why do you like it?
    I often check facebook when I have time. I also like Instagram which is a website but people can use only on smartphone or iphone.

  16. 1. Actually I didn’t have any favorite book. I like to read the books depand on their story. I love interesting story or mystery story. I don’t want to know the end of story when I read this book.

    2. I didn’t use to read magazines but I love read the newspaper. I want to know what happen on today. So I read the newpaper every day.

    3. My favorite website is “Youtube”. Becasue there have lots of interesting video from the world. Then I can search what kind of video that I want to watch. Because I love music, sometimes I search my favorite music then I can listen from Youtube.

  17. 1. My favorite book is “No.6” written by Atsuko Asano. This story is science fiction and about the ideal city in the future. I like this book very much, because when I read this book, I can enjoy another world.

    2. My favorite magazine is “REAL SIMPLE”. This magazine is about life, coocking, make up, fashion and so on. In the magazine, there are good picture, so I can enjoy the article and pictures.

    3. My favorite website is “Yahoo Japan”. I usually read news about Japan. I can check various kind of news on this website.

  18. What is your favorite book? Why do you like this book?
    My favorite book is “over the blue sky” (a japanese book). I like this book because it is really impressive.
    What is your favorite magazine? Why do you like this magazine?
    My favorite magazine was Vivi because I like Rina Fujii. I don’t have time to read it and go shopping, so I stopped to buy it.
    What is your favorite Internet website? Why do you like it?
    I always use yutube to listen to music. I can listen to any kind of music that I don’t have in my iPod, so I like yutube.

  19. Dear Rick,
    1.My favorite book is “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?.” This book is science fiction. I like SF very much. I like the view of the world of this book. I also like the movie “Blade Runner.”

    2.I read only Japanese magazine. My favorite magazines are “Cut,” “Afternoon.” “Cut” is movie magazine, but I buy it when my favorite movies are reported. “Afternoon” is manga magazine.

    3.My favorite websites are “You Tube” and NASA’s cite. I always watch many movies in You Tube, when I use computer. And I like space very much, so I sometimes see space’s photo or the launching rocket movie.

  20. #1:My favorite book isTwilight. I love a fantsy story, and in reading, I was so interested in the rest of that story all time.
    #2:My favorite magazine is cooking. In Kyoto, I live alone, so I always have to think my dishes. Cooking magazine is useful to do.
    #3:My favorite website is TED. It can translate automatically. I’m sure that it’s convenient to improve my listening skill.

  21. My one of favorite books is “The Historian” by Elizabeth Kostova because this book has many pages and I could finish reading the book for the first time.

    I don’t often read magazines, but sometimes I read some magazines which attract me.

    I like a twitter page of Space Channel by NHK because I am interested in the universe and the page gives me a lot of information about the universe.

  22. My favorite book is “fairly of love.” This is pure love story and I always feel happiness when I read this book.
    I often read magazines about travel. I like going to new places so ti read them is very fun for me.
    My favorite website is “RUNWAY channel.” I can see trend of fashion or snaps. I often visit this website because I like fashion.

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