My favorite article on Asahi-shinbun is ‘Kobatake-sensei’ pet news’. Dr. Kobatake is a veterinarian. He introduces his patients every week. This week he tells about amazing cats that aren’t their patients.
A woman lets drop her baby from a second floor’s window in a fire. Someone catches her baby, then, she drops down and someone catches her, too.
Dr. Kobatake watched that news. The news told only those things. But Dr.Kobatake saw her cats.
Just after she dropped down, her cats escaped from the window. Dr.Kobatake said they waited until their owner escaped.
A cat is agile, so her cats could escape whenever they wanted. But they took care of their owner. The cats are bound to their owner by ties of strong relations.
The cats seem grate. But I’m not sure if the owner cared her cats.
Since I visited Egypt, I have been hoping to live there someday. I think I hope it until I die. I don’t know what kind of things attracted me, but I felt my origin from there. Since then, I read some books and watched TV programs of Egypt. I am still interested in Egypt. Sanrio will publish a new magazine. It is a weekly magazine about Egypt. If you collect all of them, you can make models of pyramid, sphinx and Karnak. It seems inviting. I want to collect them, but I know even if I make them, there is no space to put them up in my apartment. And one magazine is about 1400yen. If I collect all of them, I have to pay over 140,000yen. Ummm…. I’m considering if I buy it or not.
After that, we went to Amatarou. I didn’t know what Amatarou was. Amatarou is Izakaya. First, Kiyomi ordered a middle size glass of beer and I ordered a small size one. When a waiter brought them, they seemed bigger. Kiyomi said they were bigger but they also more expensive. A middle size one is always around 450yen, but it is over 700yen at Amatarou. I think it’s kind of fraud.
I met Kiyomi last Saturday. We had to make a plan to go to Kyushu. We always go on a trip in autumn with our friends. We always go around Kansai area, but, this year, we are going to Kyushu. It is the first trip to stay two nights. We met at Kyobashi station and went to a café with some brochures. We had already decided which area we would go to. We only had to choose ‘ryokan’. We had a lot of options, so we needed lots of time to decide. ‘Ryokan’ in Yufuin and Beppu is very expensive. We had to choose inexpensive ones. We looked at the brochures and discussed. Anyway, we chose Ryokan and went to a travel agency.
The travel agency wasn’t crowded. We asked some questions, because we have some problems, and pointed out ‘ryokan’ that we chose. An agent booked ‘ryokan’ quickly. We were surprised because the room in Yufuin was the last room. I heard booking ‘ryokan’ in Yufuin was difficult, but I hadn’t believed it. This time, I could know it was true.
We couldn't have booked Shinkansen and plane yet because it was early to book. I have to visit there again.
I visited Naritasan-Fudouson last Saturday. My sister had a couple of car accidents. I talked about it to my friend. Then she said I should go to a shrine and pray. Naritasan-Fudouson is a famous for purification of car accidents. Many drivers visit there with their cars and pray on New Year’s days.
Sometimes I see men who are sleeping on a street. They always get falling-down drunk. I know why they drank too much and sleep. I feel pity. I know the reason, though. I can see a part of Japanese society.
The newspaper said, a police sergeant was stolen his uniform, a hat, a cuff, a truncheon and etc. He drank and slept on a street. When he woke up, he couldn’t see those things. He will lose his duty position and be reduced his pay. If he weren’t a policeman, it wouldn’t be big news. He is the same as Japanese businessman, but he isn’t the same as Japanese businessman. The policeman should be always the policeman. The policeman doesn’t have outside duty hours.
Japanese like soybeans. I don’t think we have a day that we don’t eat soybeans. We eat miso-soup, soy source everyday. We also eat natto and tofu. Soybeans are the most popular food in Japan.
My favorite soybean fabricated food is soybean flour. It uses for sweet. But when I was young, I put it on rice and ate together. It was a special food for me. Now I can buy soybean bread. A lot of soybean flour is on around the bread that it fried. It is really good but when I eat it, lots of soybean flour falls down and there is lots of soybean flour around me. It is really messy but I love it.
Have you ever seen a commercial film of ‘sukoburu-walker”? ‘Sukoburu-waker’ is shoes for walk. The commercial says ‘sukoburu-walker’ support our walk. The maker of ‘sukoburu-walker’ is ‘asics’, so I think those shoes are good ones. But that commercial seems silly. If you see that commercial, you won’t want to buy ‘sukoburu-walker’.
That commercial reminds me a man who walks at my friend’s shop. He works very hard but his job is something wrong. If he says, “This one is delicious”, it doesn’t seem delicious even if it’s delicious. The more he says something, it sounds like a lie.
By the way, I think I want to buy ‘sukoburu-walker’. I can buy them at Keihan department store. Last Sunday, I looked at them and they seemed good. If they are good, I want to recommend changing the commercial.
Last Friday and yesterday (Monday), I didn’t work at my office and went to the laboratory. Today I came to my office and I felt something strange.
The laboratory is my oasis. I feel free and I can do anything. Last Friday, the director of laboratory took me out for lunch. There is no restaurant around the laboratory, so we had to walk for a while. He said, if we couldn’t find a restaurant, we would buy lunch boxes. But it was his joke. He knew a restaurant. The restaurant wasn’t crowded when we got there. But a few minutes later, it was getting crowded. I thought it was the only one restaurant around there. I ordered fried chicken lunch as usual. He ordered ‘Umaki’. We didn’t think the restaurant cooked ‘Umaki’ by themselves, but they did. They brought lots of fried chicken, so I felt really happy. Fried chicken lunch was good, but Umaki lunch was so so. Listening is something he does well. I complained about my French lesson a lot. He only listened and laughed.
After lunch, I wanted to buy some sweets for my friends in the laboratory. We went to a supermarket and bought some sweets. I thought I would buy them, but he bought them.
Last Sunday, I bought some chocolate for him because he loves chocolate. I hope he loves them.
I had a French lesson last night. Yoshiko didn’t come on time, so I thought she was absent, but she came to.
Last night, we learned ‘past tense’. Last week we leaned the same thing. Yesterday’s lesson was review, but I couldn’t understand last week, so yesterday’s lesson was helpful. I have to memorize a lot of words. But my memory is getting old, and my brain says it is full. But other students were really serious. They memorized those words. I was really surprised.
French lessons are always ‘grammar’. The teacher doesn’t give us a chance to speak. I think ‘grammar’ is very important but speaking is more important. Nobody improves their foreign language skill without speaking.
French lesson is a little boring. I would like to learn French conversation next time.
It’s raining. This season makes me unhappy. I brought a wet umbrella in a train this morning. The wet umbrella bother me. I always don’t know how to keep the umbrella. If I keep it close to me, I will get wet, but if I don’t keep it close to me, other passengers will get wet.
Then, I remembered a good item. When I went to Taiwan, many people put a small cup on the top of the umbrella. First, I didn’t know what it was. Later, I could know how to use it. It was a cover of umbrella. If you pull the cup, it will be long, and it covers an umbrella. It didn’t seem fashionable, but it seemed very convenient. I don’t know why I cannot buy it in Japan.
I ordered a mattress a few weeks ago. Since I hurt my back, I haven’t slept enough. I always put something under my back, or draw up my knees when I sleep. I do a lot of things but they aren’t enough. Finally, I ordered a mattress. I don’t know which one is the best, so I stared at the computer screen and checked a lot of items. I chose one of them and ordered. I can’t receive it on weekdays, so I received it last Saturday. I opened a box. It wasn’t the one that I wanted. I called a dealer soon, but it was weekend, so nobody answered. Last night, I could talk to the dealer. He said he would give me discount if I bought it. I refused that offer and returned it. I ordered a mattress at another shop. I regret my choice.
One of my ex-co-workers, Yuko-chan, opened a café. I visited there last Saturday. The café is close to Hirakata-Koen station. I met my ex-co-workers, Mat-chan and Yoko-chan, at Hirakata-Koen station. The café is about 1 minute on foot but it is difficult to find. The café is made of wood. It is a very comfortable space. I thought Yuko-chan hired someone, but she didn’t. She makes cakes and lunch herself. I didn’t know she had such ability. We ordered some drinks. She has many kinds of cups. I like those cups. I was afraid if no one visited there, but it was all in my mind. Yuko-chan made cakes. They didn’t seem that my friend made them. Their tastes were really good. They were typical homemade cakes. Sat-chan came there later. All of my ex-co-workers seemed fine. They already retired and they do what they really want to do. They talked a lot. I just listened to them. We stayed there about 2 hours and half. We only paid 650 yen. I felt sorry about that.
I will like that café even if it is not my friend’s one. Next time, I will come there with other friends.
Since I started this blog, some people have given me comments. Almost all of them were my acquaintance. It’s really rare to get comments from the others. When those people give me comments, some of them are young ladies and they are from adult blog site. I look at those sites. They take their own naked bodies and put those pictures on their blog. They seem really lonely. I want to ask them if they don’t have a good friend. I think they want someone to understand themselves, but they are scared to show them to real people. I wish they go outside and find a good friend.
A few days ago, I had watched TV. Some TV performers tried to enter Tokyo University. Of course, it is really difficult for them, but they studied harder, and their test scores increased. I always regret that I didn’t study hard when I was a student, so that TV program gives me a dream. Anyway, most of students improved but only one student didn’t. He was 42 years old and he was the oldest student. The TV program said he was too old to remember something. I can agree that comment. Anyone can study anytime. But our memory is getting old. I can’t memorize like teenagers. He doesn’t seem to enter Tokyo University but I hope he doesn’t stop studying.
My father wears new glasses but they are lady’s glasses. I asked him if they were my mother’s ones, and he answered no. He said he bought them. I wanted to know why he bought lady’s glasses. If I were he, of course, I would buy man’s glasses. I asked him, but he didn’t answer. He only said that they were 4000yen and they were good ones.
If you don’t know, you will feel something strange, but if you know my father, you can agree this story. He always doesn’t care about his appearance. He thinks glasses are only for looking at, and hats are for protecting from sunlight. He seems he isn’t interested in fashion. But he is. He always asks me when I bought the clothes that I am wearing. I am surprised because his memory is good.
He doesn’t care about his clothes but he care about my clothes.
I went to a beach with Yoshiko and Noriko. It was clouded. There were a few people at the beach and nobody swam. We looked into the sea, so we could see many turtles in the sea. Noriko asked if we had ever petted turtles in the sea.
Then, I remember my childhood. I was in the water and turtles swam. I touched their head and legs. They were really cute. I can remember the feelings of it.
We stayed a few hours and went back to a minshuku. We didn’t have a camera, so I bought a single-use camera. The camera was very big. It was the same size as a single-lens reflex camera. I felt something wrong but I bought it.
And I woke up. But I still think I played with the turtles.