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Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

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Last name


My last name, Tsuyuzaki, is not so many in Japan. Using this merit to know the origin, I started to search the meaning and origin of the last name. Regretably, all are written in Japanese.

Anthems and related songs


[ Australia | Canada | New Zealand ]

Australia


Advance Australia Fair

Australians all let us rejoice
For we are young and free
We've golden soil and wealth for toil,
Our home is girt by sea:
Our land abounds in nature's gifts
Of beauty rich and rare,
In history's page let every stage
Advance Australia fair,
In joyful strains then let us sing
Advance Australia fair.

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross,
We'll toil with hearts and hands,
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands,
For those who've come across the seas
We've boundless plains to share,
With courage let us all combine
To advance Australia fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia fair.

I am Australian (My favorite one)

I came from the dream-time, from the dusty red soil plains
I am the ancient heart, the keeper of the flame.
I stood upon the rocky shore, I watched the tall ships come.
For forty thousand years I've been the first Australian.

We are one, but we are many
And from all the lands on earth we come
We share a dream and sing with one voice:
I am, you are, we are Australian

I came upon the prison ship, bowed down by iron chains.
I cleared the land, endured the lash and waited for the rains.
I'm a settler, I'm a farmer's wife on a dry and barren run
A convict then a free man, I became Australian.

We are one, but we are many
And from all the lands on earth we come
We share a dream and sing with one voice:
I am, you are, we are Australian

I'm the daughter of a digger who sought the mother lode
The girl became a woman on the long and dusty road
I'm a child of the depression, I saw the good times come
I'm a bushy, I'm a battler, I am Australian

We are one, but we are many
And from all the lands on earth we come
We share a dream and sing with one voice:
I am, you are, we are Australian

I'm a teller of stories, I'm a singer of songs
I am Albert Namatjira, I paint the ghostly gums
I am Clancy on his horse, I'm Ned Kelly on the run
I'm the one who waltzed Matilda, I am Australian

We are one, but we are many
And from all the lands on earth we come
We share a dream and sing with one voice:
I am, you are, we are Australian

I'm the hot wind from the desert, I'm the black soil of the plains
I'm the mountains and the valleys, I'm the drought and flooding rains
I am the rock, I am the sky, the rivers when they run
The spirit of this great land, I am Australian

We are one, but we are many
And from all the lands on earth we come
We share a dream and sing with one voice:
I am, you are, we are Australian
I am, you are, we are Australian.

Canada


OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

HISTORY

"O CANADA" was proclaimed Canada's national anthem on July 1 1980, a century after it was first sung on June 24, 1880. The music was composed by Calixa Lavall, a well-known composer; French lyrics to accompany the music were written by Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier. The song gained steadily in popularity. Many English versions have appeared over the years. The version on which the official English lyrics are based was written in 1908 by Mr. Justice Robert Stanley Weir. The official English version includes changes recommended in 1968 by a Special Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Commons. The French lyrics remain unaltered.

New Zealand


God Defend New Zealand / Aotearoa

HAKA

Misc


Lacco un po Matto

Lento va,
Il tempo, fredd-e grigio,
In un vestito che,
Bavero rialzato, copre la citta,
Strade, case, gatti neri,

Un'auto va,
Corre, frena i suoi pensieri,
Corre e va.
Scacchi tutti bianchi,
Tu regina nera del re,

Scacco, scacco, scacco un po matto
Scacchi tutti neri,
Tu re bianco dei doveri,
Scacco, scacco, scacco un pomatto.

Words of wisdom (名言)


• Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
• Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
• Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.
• A normal adult never stops to think about problems of space and time. These are things which he has thought about as a child. (大人は立ち止まり『時間』や『空間』について考えない子供だけがする)
• Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. (教育とは、学校で習ったことを全て忘れた後に残っているものである)
• Curiosity has its own reason for existing. (好奇心は、それ自体存在理由を持っている)
• The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. The more I realize I don’t know, the more I want to learn. (学べば学ぶ程、自分が何も知らなかった事に気づく。無知に気づけば気づくほど、より一層学びたくなる)

Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773)

• If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
• I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said I don't know.

Twain, Mark (In relation to Quitting smoking)

• I don't worry about terrorism. I was married for two years. (Kinison, Sam. 1953-1992)
• Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. (Julius Caesar)
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. (Hamlet)
• Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose that you resolved to effect. (The Tempest)

Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

• I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. (Edison, Thomas A. 1847-1931)
• Every man over forty is responsible for his face. (Lincoln, Abraham)
• You can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another. (Hemingway, Ernest M. 1899-1961)
• Into each life some rain must fall. Some days must be dark and dreary. (Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. 1807-1882, poet)
• Without science, love is powerless; without love, science is destructive. (Russell, Bertrand. 1872-1970, England. "On Education"
• Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. (Emerson, Waldo Emerson. 1803-1882, USA)
• A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits. (Nixon, Richard)
• All unhappiness is only a stepping stone to the future. (Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862)
• Men are but children of a larger growth. (Dryden, John 1631-1700, England)
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