My life

私の生活の一端を綴って見たいと思います。

I’ll give you some riddles.

2017-03-20 18:40:23 | 

I have no topics this week.

So, I will give you some riddles.

Q1.

Some months have 30 days and some months have 31 days.

Which months have 28 days?

 Q2.

What flowers are there on your face?

 Q3.

Why is 6 afraid of 7?

 Q4.

What comes twice in a moment, once in a minute and never in a hundred years?

 Q5.

When does Friday come before Thursday? 

 Q6.

Three people walked under one small umbrella.   But they didn’t get wet.  Why?

 Q7.

A woman shot her husband.  Then she held him under water for over 5 minutes.

Finally, she hung him.

But 5 minutes later they both went out together and enjoyed a wonderful dinner.

How could this be?

 

The answers will be in next week's blog.

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Filing income tax return.

2017-03-13 19:11:31 | その他

I feel very relaxed now, because I finished filing my income tax return last Friday.

In front of the tax office was a very long line.

It took 30 minutes to file the documents.

I would like my taxes earlier this year.  

I think that every year.

That why this year I will try to keep up with my monthly account.

 

That’s it.

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About “Premium Friday”

2017-03-06 09:23:56 | Weblog

INTAGE Co., Ltd. conducted a post-project survey on "Premium Friday" which started on Friday, February 24, 2017.

INTAGE interviewed 2,235 people who live in Tokyo, Saitama, Kanagawa, Chiba.

Those who actually returned home early were 3.7% of the workers.

Those people left the office at 3pm.

The rate of implementation is proportional to the size of the company.

In companies of "less than 500 people" more than 90% did not take part.

That day most people who left early spent their free time "at home".

The initiative, which was drawn up by the industry ministry and the Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, calls for finishing work early on the last Friday of every month and enjoying dining, shopping and weekend trips.

But, workers get time only and I think that it will not lead to consumption unless they raise wages.

I think it will take more than 10 years for this initiative to be realized.

 

That’s it.

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Whew, that was close!

2017-02-25 23:44:14 | Weblog

I had a dangerous experience.

When I went to Shinjuku, I stumbled over the curb and fell down some stairs.

I finally got hold of the handrail and I was saved.  

Recently I sometimes trip.

I feel that I am getting older.

I must be careful.

 

That’s it.

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Walking in the Tama area (No. 17).

2017-02-19 16:09:44 | ウォーキング

We hiked from the Fuchu-yotsuya bridge to the Hirayama bridge along the Asa-kawa(Asa River) on the 12th of February.

This time we were 4 people.

We started out from Seiseki Sakuragaoka Sta. on the Keio Line. 

 

It was a warm and beautiful day.

 

 

 

 

We saw Mt. Fuji from the river side.

 We walked to the Hirayama Castle Ruins Park Station (Hirayama Jyoshi Koen Eki) on the Keio Line via the Hirayama bridge.

 And as usual we searched for a place to eat.

 However, there were no shops in front of the station.

 We walked around the station searching it for about ten minutes.

 We found a small eatery in a residential area.

 

The food tasted good.

Today we walked over 7 kilometers.

We enjoyed the day.


That’s it. 



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I went to Shizuoka.

2017-02-06 12:22:54 | 国内旅行

My Taiwanese friend Mr. Yu and his family came to Shizuoka from January 29 to February 2.

My wife and I went to Shizuoka on January 31 to see them and stayed overnight.


We stayed at the same hotel as them.

It’s the Hotel Century Shizuoka in front of Shizuoka Station. 

     

   

  

 

 My wife and I ate Japanese soba soon after arriving at the station.

It tasted very good.

After that we went to the Suruga Castle Park (Suruga-jyo Koen). 

     

     

     

     

     

     


And, we met the Yu family at 5 pm.  Then all of us went to a restaurant that serves game fowl for dinner.

It was the worst restaurant I have ever been to.  

The shop’s name is the Shamo Nojo(軍鶏農場).     

                              I don't recommend this shop.

                      

I wanted to have a delicious meal in Shizuoka.

I was disappointed.

But, we saw the beautiful sea and Mt. Fuji the next day.  



     This is breakfast on February 1.


After breakfast we went to Nihon Daira and Mt. Kuno Toshogu.

Climbing the staircase at Toshogu was very hard.  

One step is about 30 cm.

Kuno-zan Toshogu Shrine is the primary great shrine among the Toshogu shrines around the country, who enshrine the Shogun (general) Ieyasu Tokugawa.

Because his highness Ieyasu Tokugawa overcame all kinds of difficulties, he is respected as a deity who is worshiped for safety for the family, protection against danger, health and longevity and academic success.

The pavilion was built with state of arts technology and the highest level of artistry of the era, and was designated a national treasure in December 2010.

I was very tired because I have not traveled lately.

Perhaps I will not travel abroad from now on.

I am no longer young enough to push myself too hard.

After that we took afternoon tea at the Nihondaira Hotel.

The view from the hotel was so nice.

The afternoon tea at the Nihondaira Hotel.


We parted with them at Shizuoka Station.

It was a fun trip.  I enjoyed seeing Mr. Yu and his family.

 

That’s it.






























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My happiness journal.

2017-02-05 14:31:51 | 家族、親類関係

* I went to Nakano with my wife on the 21st of January.

When we took a bus, I was offered a seat from a girl in the bus.

So, I let my wife sit there.

Of course, I said thank you to the girl.

And, when on my way home on the train a young couple offered us two seats.

I said thank you to them.

I appreciated the young people today.

 

* I cooked dinner this Monday.

I made cuttlefish sashimi, boiled cuttlefish, deep-fried oysters, Oyaki.

My wife cooks dinner every day, so, I try to make her happy once in a while.

Do kind things.    Make other people happy.

Then you'll be happy too.

 

That's it.

 

 

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Walking in the Tama area (No. 16).

2017-01-22 23:28:34 | ウォーキング

We went to Nogawa Park in Chofu city, Koganei city and Mitaka city on the 4th of December 2016.

This time we were 6 people.

We walked from Shinkoganei Station on the Seibu Tamagawa Line.

My camera was damaged therefore I took pictures with my old mobile phone(garakei in Japanese).

Garakei means Galapagos cell phone(keitai).

The Galapagos -Keitai is a Japanese mobile phone that evolved differently from the world standard.

Isolated and achieving its own evolution is we called Galapagos Islands-ization , derived from the Galapagos Islands with its own ecosystem.

There are some differences in overseas communication methods and Japan's unique functions.

So, this time the pictures were not so good.


             Shin-Koganei Station.

   


              Nogawa (field river).

   


      Mt. Kujira (Mt. Whale).

   


                                                      At the Nogawa Park.

      


As usual we drank and ate at the end.         At the Kappa Zushi.

   

      


That's it.





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NHK KOHAKU UTAGASSEN

2017-01-17 14:58:17 | 音楽

My wife's nephew appeared in the NHK Kohaku Utagassen.

The name of group was SEKAINO OWARI.

He played the wood base.

But we couldn’t see his face, because his head was covered with a polar bear head.

      

He visited my house with his girlfriend on Jan. 8.

He said that they would get married.

I was very happy to hear that at the very beginning of the New Year.


 

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A walk around the Ginza.

2017-01-10 10:38:09 | 買い物

I went shopping to the Ginza with my wife on the 14th of December.

We visited the Mitsukoshi Department Store and the Ginza West Cookie Shop.

After that we went to the Ginza Lion Beer Hall to eat and drink draft beer.

We ordered a crab salad, Napolitan Spaghetti and Eisbein.

The portions were too big for us.

Especially the Eisbein was huge.

We could not finish even half of them.

                   

                   Ginza Mitsukoshi Department Store.

          

          

                                Ginza 4 - chome street.

          

          


                                 Ginza Lion Beer Hall.

          

          

               

     

          

     

 

 That's it.

 

 


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