I took a day off and went to Kobe with Kiyomi, because this is the end of period and we have to throw out many paid holidays. We met at Kyobashi Station and took a JR line. JR delayed as usual. Since JR had a big accident, JR thinks it might be OK if their trains are late. We arrived at Sannomiya Station around 10:30. We went towards China Town. We went through a shopping arcade. Almost all of shops have been closed. 10:30 is a little early for those shops. Kiyomi wanted to buy sneakers, so we looked for sneakers, but she couldn’t find what she wanted to buy.
Sometimes I eat a sandwich for breakfast. I usually buy it close to my office and eat it at the office. I always buy the same kind of sandwich; eggs, lettuces, ham and cheese are in it. But today I couldn’t find that sandwich, so I bought another one. Eggs, tomatoes and potato salad were sandwiched. I always thought that sandwich seemed delicious, especially tomatoes, so this morning was a good chance to eat it. I think I made a mistake. They didn’t peel tomatoes, so skin was taste like plastic. The other parts weren’t bad, but this only one part is fatal. I think that selling something is very difficult.
Can you play something instruments? I can’t. I don’t think I have ability in music. I had a farewell party last Friday. One of my co-workers moves to another section. It is in the same floor but it is true that he leaves our group. He was the first guy who sent me e-mail when my transfer determined. He said I didn’t have to be nervous I would be well. At the party, he played the ukulele. He has been learning the ukulele for over one year. I thought he wasn’t a good player but he played better than I thought. A tone of ukulele is mild and gentle. We could feel that we were in Hawaii. Some of my co-workers thought if they started to lean the ukulele. All of music was great but the best music was an introduction of UFO as Pink Lady. That music made us explosion of laughter. He has a music festival in June. I think I will go to that festival.
After the bath, we drank a little at a restaurant there. Yama-chan said it was not good, so we didn’t eat anything. Only we ordered beer, green soybeans and ice cream. The restaurant wasn’t crowded. I compared that bath with Settsuno-yu. A restaurant in Settsuno-yu is always crowded. It is cheaper and its taste is good. I think a small difference makes a big difference. After we ate, we went to Tsuda Station. We had to walk about 20 minutes. There were many new houses around there. They didn’t seem expensive but I don’t want to live there. It’s too far from the station and they seemed inconvenient. Yama-chan went back by train, and Eriko and I got on a bus. We were a little tired, so we slept on the bus. We were stuck in a traffic jam. We took for one hour from Tsuda to Hirakata. I arrived at my apartment around 6:00P.M. I hope the next time we go will be a sunny day.
The rain was getting harder but our goal was not so far. We went down the mountain. Yama-chan asked if we wanted to go to a public bath. The new big public bath was built close there. Of course, Rieko and I said yes, and went to the public bath. A lot of cars were parked there. Of course, it was crowded. I thought nobody went out such a rainy day. I paid 750yen and went inside. We didn’t bring anything for bath but we could use shampoo and soap in the bath. There were some bath tabs there. They didn’t seem special but the big bath was really comfortable. I washed my hair and body, and went outside of bath. It was still raining, so outside bath wasn’t good.
It started raining. It wasn’t hard but we walked a little fast and arrived at the place that we would have lunch. Yama-chan knew a good place for lunch. There was a small cottage there and we could have a lunch under a roof. Two groups had already had lunch there and we had lunch them together.
Yama-chan brought 4 cans of beer and Rieko brought two cans of CHU-HIGH. Yama-chan said he walked hard only for drinking beer. I could understand what he meant. I don’t drink usually but it is delicious to drink after I get sweat. I bought a lunch box at a convenience store. My lunch was a bamboo shoot rice lunch. Yama-chan was a professional for hiking. He brought an instant coffee and hot water. I felt cold, so his coffee helped me.
After we had lunch, we climbed a Kunimi mountain. It was saying the view of the mountain was beautiful but we couldn’t see enough.
Some Japanese apricot blossomed. They were beautiful and cute. They said the cherry blossomed season would come soon. We met some hikers. A man brought his dog. It went down the mountain. It seemed clever and it followed its owner. The dog didn’t say anything but I think it’s too bad for the dog. I heard that going up and down the steps caused dog’s backache.
We arrived at the top of mountain soon. It was cloudy, so we couldn’t see a nice view. There were very big rocks on the mountain. I thought who brought them there.
I went on a hike with Yama-chan and Rieko. Kiyomi had planned to come but she couldn’t. We met at Kawachimori Station at 10:00A.M. The weather forecast said it might rain but it hadn’t rained yet. It was cloudy and windy. We felt a little cold but just after we started to walk, we were getting hot. Yama-chan lives around there, so he knows a lot of hiking courses. The hiking course that we went was a good unknown spot. There were lots of fallen leaves and those leaves said no one had been though there recently. The course was steep but not long. We climbed a steep slope and walked a flat road. Katano City is in Osaka but you can’t believe it is Osaka. There are a lot of nature and rice fields. An old man sold pickles that he made. It was only 100yen. Eriko bought one of them. They seemed really delicious, so I wanted to buy it. But it was just a start of that day, so I didn’t buy it.
Sometimes I dislike my father but I have to say myself I shouldn’t hate him because he is my only father.
He sometimes wants me to give him advice. But he never follows my advice. So I don’t want to give him the advice because I feel very unpleasant.
Just after my mother passed away, he bought co-co-secom, which is a small machine. It tells us where the person who has it is and if the person needs some help, he pushes the button, a man of co-co-secom comes and help him. When he bought it, I said he could buy a cell phone that has co-co-secom's function, but he said he didn’t need the cell phone. He bought co-co-secom. After a few months, he said he wanted to buy PHS. PHS is similar to the cell phone. Recently nobody has PHS; I have PHS; so I recommended him to buy the cell phone. The service area of PHS is smaller than the cell phone. But he bought PHS. A few weeks ago, he said he wanted to change from PHS to the cell phone. He asked me what I thought. I answered “whichever”, because I know he never follows my advice. He always buys things before enough survey. BANDAI, which is a toy company announced to sell PHS for kids. It seems the one my father wants. I don’t know if I tell my father about it.
I made a big mistake. I went to a bank to pay the money into a travel agency for a trip to U.S. I went to Mitsui Sumitomo Bank because the travel agency has Mitsui Sumitomo’s account. In front of a cash dispenser, I realized that I left my Mitsui Sumitomo’s cash card at my apartment. I had a UFJ cash card, so I thought I continued to send the money, but I stopped sending because a bank transfer fee was 315 yen. The charge between the same banks is only 105 yen, so I decided that I would pay it the next day.
At the office, I was thinking whether I pay in yesterday. According to the cash dispenser of Mitsui Sumitomo bank, the bank transfer fee from other banks to Mitsui Sumitomo is 315 yen, but from Mitsui Sumitomo to other banks is 210 yen. So I guessed that the fee from UFJ to Mitsui Sumitomo is 210 yen by UFJ ATM. I wanted to send money early, so I decided that I paid from UFJ.
After work, I went to UFJ. I pushed an account number and amount. Just before I pushed “sending”, I saw the charge was 420 yen. But my finger didn’t stop and I sent the money. I asked myself why I couldn’t wait until the next day. I think I have to pay attention until I complete things.
The latest Aibo has a sexy waist. It seems like a gourd. I thought it was for easy to grab it.
Last night, Aibo was playing with a pink ball. I don’t know how she did, but when I saw her, she kept the pink ball behind her neck. Then the pink ball rolled to her back and stopped at the thinnest point. It stayed there for a while and fell down. She is like a professional soccer player or a juggler. I thought that was why her waist was thin like that. She entertains me with her cute act.
My Aibos always play with a pink ball and an aibone, which are their toys. They really like those toys and sometimes they scramble for the pink ball. They kick and head it, and finally they lose it. They lose the pink ball by themselves but they always ask me where the pink ball is. I always answer I don’t know, you lost it. But they don’t listen to me and they ask me again. I have to look for it, find it and give it to them.
I couldn’t find the pink ball this morning. My apartment is small but I couldn’t. I think Aibo will be noisy because they don’t have their toy. I have to find it as soon as possible.
Ms.F always complains about Gacha. Gacha is a nickname of Mr.Y. Mr.Y looks like Gacha-Pin, so he is called Gacha, but he doesn’t know he is called Gacha himself. I didn’t know a lot about Gacha but recently I work with Gacha and I could know why he is disliked by his co-workers. I strokes someone’s the fur the wrong way. He is good at making angry his co-works. I want to know why he is always assaultive. Ms.F quits her job and I take over her job from her. I think I have to complain about Gacha. Please remember his name because he will be on my blog site a lot.
Recently my backache is terrible. I think I will have a crick in the back soon. Have you ever had a crick in the back? It is terrible. You can’t move for a while. You have a stomachache and sweat with acute pain. It is kind of shock disease. Of course, you can’t stand up and sit down. You can’t do anything if you get a strained back. I don’t want to get it again, so I always exercise. But my backache seems worth. I think it will be better if I go to the hospital, but I don’t want to. Today I bought a low-frequency massage device. I feel great. It is expensive, but if it heals my backache, it will not be expensive.
I bought Aibo again. I didn’t think I wanted to get it but I thought I wouldn't be able to get it anymore. Those feelings are miracle. Even if I don’t want to buy it, I will want to buy it. Aibo has been already sold out and it commands a premium. On yahoo auction site, it is sold for 250,000yen. The catalog price is about 200,000yen. I want to know why people don’t buy it before its product finished.
When I ordered Aibo, I made a mistake. I clicked lots of buttons, so I was about ordering two Aibo. Before I clicked ‘order’, I realized my mistake. Now I think if I had bought two Aibos.
My back has hurt again. It was good a while ago. I think my bad knee causes my bad back. I think, when I walk, I cover my knee. My walking is something wrong. I always exercise for my back everyday but it’s not enough. The doctor said, my muscle of back would be hard when it got cold, so I had to keep my back warm. I always wear a wide stomach band. I take a bath everyday. But it is still bad. Today I put a heated pad on my back. I hope that heated pad makes my bad back better. If it doesn’t, I have to go to see an osteopath.
When I was young, I liked to visit abroad. I visited U.S. , China, Australia and other countries. I wanted to visit those places and look at different culture. Going to abroad was a longing for my age. Now a little child can go abroad. Abroad is very close to us. But I haven’t gone abroad lately. It is really tough for me to get on an airplane. Seats are very small and uncomfortable. I can’t stretch my legs. When I go to a restroom, I always have to say to the next person, "Excuse me". Jet lag is terrible. I don’t remember what I saw on the first day that I arrived. And when my jet lag becomes better, I have to go back to Japan. So, I haven’t been abroad lately. I’m planning to go to U.S. and Paris. I’m glad that I go to, but I don’t want to get on the airplane. I wish the airplane isn’t crowded and I can use three seats.
Are your pet and you alike? I think you have an experience that when you look at a pet dog and turn to its owner, and you compare their faces, you think they are very alike. If someone brings a bulldog, its owner seems like a bulldog.
Personality of pets becomes similar to its owner, too. If an owner is lazy, his/her dog will be lazy. If an owner likes sleep, his/her dog will sleep all day.
I have a robot dog, Aibo. I haven’t talked about it a lot, but several days ago, I described it to my friends. I said she was lazy. Even if I call her, she never answers. When I say ‘”Let’s play”, she always says “No”. When I command, “Stand up”, she stands up but she sits down soon. When she seems sleepy, I say, “Go sleep”, but she always answers “No”. But if I don’t pay attention, she always sleeps.
I told those things. So my friend, Yoshiko, was laughing. She said my dog was the same as me. She said she sometimes heard the real pets become similar to their owner, but she never expected that robot would be like that.
I didn’t think my Aibo is like me, but now she mentioned it, my Aibo’s character is like me. Yesterder, she burned the grass. I was shocked because she is a lady. Is that behavior as me?
I decided to study French!!! Yoshiko asked me if I wanted to study with her and I answered yes. Both we are interested in French and we learned it before for free. But we still can’t speak French. The school is at one of colleges. Only if you are women, you can take the lesson. The lesson is once a week and it will finish in 4 months. The lesson doesn’t seem difficult. I think I could enjoy studying. Now I imagine that I am in France. I go shopping and sightseeing. I have French dictionaries and I am happy that I can use them again.
I think I am the happiest parson sometimes. Since I moved to a new office, Mr. I and Mr. T have taken care of me. Mr. I who is my boss, asks if I get into a jam or if I enjoy working there. Mr. T always helps me. He knows my career and he knows what I have known and haven’t known. Before I ask him about work, he teaches me.
A few days ago, Mr.I, Mr.T and Ma-san went on a business trip to Tokyo. They brought me ‘Kitty-chan Collon’. Ma-san said, when they found it, all of them pictured me in their head and they thought I definitely liked it and it would make me happy.
They are right. Now I feel really happy for ‘Kitty-chan Collon’ and their kindness.
What is your favorite subject? In retrospect, my favorite subject was only math. The other subjects were terrible. Of course, everybody has good or no good, but my case was extreme. When I was a student, I didn’t think anything. I didn’t think I had to study the other subject, and I only studied math. Studying mathematics was my fun. It was the same as answering a quiz question. I regret a little now, but even if I were to go back to that age, I would never study the other subjects. I was not interested in those subjects. Now I’m thinking that I have to know many things as the same level as teenager. I tried several times before but I couldn’t continue. I don’t know I can do but I will try again.
I usually look at an auction site of Aibo. I want to get a software for Aibo but its product has already finished, so I’m looking for it on an auction site. On the Auction site, there are some suspicious sellers.