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I went to an event of the “MSF” or Doctors Without Borders, in Shinjuku last Saturday. Along the way, I bought the latest “Big Issue,” a magazine published twice a month from a homeless person. The magazine’s aim is to make them financially independent by creating a job for them. I could see he was (4)buckling down to do some serious work on the street near the subway station in the middle of a hot and humid afternoon. I often buy it because the magazine’s articles give me different viewpoints which I never get from typical mass media such as TV programs and newspapers. The latest issue was a monumental one because it marked their 15th year anniversary when they started in Osaka in 2003. (Originally Big Issue started 23 years ago in England.)
The issue had 7 short stories which all revolved around the theme “Home” written by 7 famous Japanese authors, 3 of which are my favorites. Every story is excellent, but the first story is the best for me. I immediately tripped another world 5 minutes into reading it. It’s called ” Open Home, Close Home” written by Shinji Ishii.
On a midsummer day, a man suddenly pushed the button and opened the door of a commuter train at an unknown station. The young man unhesitantly got off the train into the clear, sunny and breezy morning. He looked around the platform of the unknown station and found a small tent at the end of the platform. He (3)ran into a man, Mr.Saika and his golden retriever, Sesame. Mr.Saika made tasty coffee for him and the young man naturally talked about his father’s symptom, the situation of his company and his childhood memories and shed tears. Mr. Saika said, “I have been blind since I was born, and I truly believe that things we can’t or don’t see are more important than those we can.” He showed his bare feet and said, “Ordinary people always protect their feet, but it’s sometimes important to take off your shoes when outside. It might give you insights to what’s more real.” The young man was surprised, but obeyed his invitation. He took off his shoes and went into the tent. Suddenly he was back at the seaside in a starlit night when he was 7 years old. He could see a father and his son fishing. He knows the boy is himself. Suddenly the son fell down into the dark sea. The dog, Sesame (1)ran across the beach, (2)ran after the boy and saved him. After only 5 seconds he gains some hope, returns back to the real world and goes home. It’s a short dream. This kind of fantasy story cannot be (5)rule out in my daily life, especially when I’m extremely exhausted because it brings some hope to live in this world and it’s one of the roles of novels.


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Title: Home
I went to the event of “MSF” Doctors Without Borders, at last Saturday In Shinjuku, In the middle of the way, I bought a latest “Big Issue” which is a magazine published by twice in a month from a salesperson who is homeless. The magazine’s aim is a support to independent them, creates the job for the homeless. I could see He (4)buckled down and do serious work on the street near the subway station at hot and humid afternoon. I often buy it because that magazine’s information gives me wide viewpoints which I never get from math media as TV programs and newspapers. The latest one is the memorial number because it celebrates 15 years anniversary when it started since 2003 in Osaka. (Originally started 23 years ago in England.)
We can read 7 short stories which themed “Home” written by 7 famous Japanese authors who included my 3 favorite authors. Every story is excellent, but the first story is the best for me. When I read that story only 5 minutes, I tripped another world. It’s an ” Open Home, Close Home” written by Shinji Ishii.
A midsummer day, The man suddenly pushed the button and open the door of the commuter train at an unknown station. The young man got off the train with no hesitation by the clear sunshine and fresh wind morning. He looked around the platform of the unknown station, found a small tent at the end of the platform. He had (3)run into a man, Mr.Saika and golden retriever, Sesame. Mr.Saika made tasty coffee for him, He naturally talked about his father’s symptom, the situation of his company and his childhood memory to Mr.Saika and shed tears. Mr. Saika said, “I am a blind since I was born, thus I truly believe something which can not see more than things which people can see.” He became barefoot. “Ordinary people protect always their foot, but it’s sometimes important to take off your shoes in outside. It might insights more real or something.” He surprised, but obeyed his offer. He took off the shoes and went into the tent. He is at the seaside at starlight night when he was 7 years old. He is seeing the father and son do fishing. He knows the boy is himself. Suddenly the son fell down the dark sea. The dog, Sesame (1)run across the beach, (2)run after the boy and saved it. It’s only 5 seconds. Ater that he catches some hope, returned back to the real world and go home. It’s a short dream. This kind of fantasy story cannot (5)rule out in my daily life, especially when I’m extremely exhausted. because it brings some hope to live in this world and It’s one of the roles in novels.

homework:
(1) run across: Run to the other side of something (a road, a bridge…).
(e.g ) “The pickpocket ran across the road and jumped onto a bus.”
(2) run after: Chase something.
(e.g ) “Tom threw the ball along the beach and the dog ran after it.”
(3)run into (also: bump into): Meet by accident or unexpectedly.
(e.g ) “Sophie ran into Maria at the shopping center.”
(4) buckle down: If you buckle down, you apply yourself with determination to hard work and give it hour full attention.
(e.g ) If you want to pass your exams, you’ll have to buckle down and do some serious work.
(5) rule out: Eliminate. The phrase rule out is usually used in the context of eliminating an option or a situation.
(e.g ) “The police are still investigating but they have ruled out political motives.”

notice
In this article, I try to appropriate use 4 phrasal verbs(No.1~4) in this article which I write my daily life and thoughts because I’m learning English. This is one of writing training.

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