Warm winter

The weather of Japan is strange in this year.

For example, it had snowed on Dec or Jan.

But this year is different. We have an abnormally warm winter this year.

Of course, the trains or bus etc will stop if it has been snowing in Tokyo. So we may be lucky. But I think that this is a phenomenon of global warming.

According to the weather news, the cherry blossoms of Japan will be in full bloom on March.

Do you feel a phenomenon of global warming?


Japanese funny movie "Tsuribaka nisshi"

I went to the supermarket because there weren't any food in my home. Then I found the heads of fishes and I bought them again.

I will cook "Arani" again. Sometimes, I put heads of fishes into miso soup.

After shopping, I watched Japanese funny film "Tsuribaka nisshi". This film's main character is one man who love to fish. He prefer fishing to working. So he tries to take holidays in order to go to fishing. His character is very funny. I think that some of Japanese think that they would like to do like him because some of Japanese don't enjoy lives and they don't have hobbies. This film is very famous and many people saw this film. So new movies are kept making for now.

If you see this film, you may be able to understand Japanese companies and workers.


Eating the haed of fishes

Could you eat the eyes and heads of fishes?

I like "Buri-arani" so much. Ara means that head of a fish,stomach body, a middle bone with the body. So I sometimes cook it. I especially like eyes and head of it. They are very delicious.

Is it strange? In Japan, there are heads of fishes at the supermarkets. They are not expensive. So I cooked "Buri-arani". It is easy to cook. At first, I put heads of buri into hot water and put soy sauce and sugar into them. After boil 20 mins, I can eat it.

Do you want to eat "buri no arani"?

The movie "Ashita no kioku(Memories of Tomorrow)"

Yesterday,I watched Japanese film "Ashita no kioku(Memories of Tomorrow)". Ken Watanabe was actor and producer as this film. A few days ago, Japanese movie show was held in Japan. Then Ken watanabe got a win as the best actor of this film.

The story is about one man who was suffer from Alzheimer. He had a wife and a daughter. His life changed after becoming Alzheimer. His wife helped him. But he thought he didn't want to forget everything. The last of this film was very sad. But there are people who are suffer from Alzheimer. I thought about Alzheimer after watching this film and married couple. I think this was so good and Ken Watanabe's performance was excellent.

I like Ken watanabe. The movies that I like are "Tampopo" of Itami's director and "The Last Samurai" etc.

I'd like to watch his new movie "Letters from Iwo Jima" someday.


Shopping with the duck

I have to buy some foods if I want to eat something. But sometimes, I don't want to go out in order to buy some foods. If I have this duck, I will like shopping.


Coming back my mother

Yesterday, my mother came back to Nagoya. I missed her. By the way, I wrote about my trip of Penang.

While my mother & I got on the train to Tokyo station yesterday, we decided to go to Penang again.

Today,I am better because I don't keep looking at websites for many times. So I don't have a terrible headache. So I will try to read books or watch films.


"Giri chocolate" of St Valentines day

Only Japanese.

Today is st.Valentainday. In Japan, women buy expensive chocolate and they send men them. I know that it is a only custom of Japan and I can understand that women send men whom women love chocolate. But I can't understand one thing.

What is it?

Do you know about "Giri choco" of Japan?

It means that Chocolate given to men whom women don't feel special love are called "giri (obligation)-choco (chocolate)." So women that send men (for example, co-workers etc) buy a lot of chocolate and women send men cheap chocolate.


I don't buy Giri chocolate and I don't wan to buy them for men whom I don't like. I want to send a man whom I love nice chocolate or other things.


Japanese food"Chanko"

I am better because I took a rest all day long. By the way, I met friends and had a dinner at Japanese restaurant "Chankoya You". Do you know about Japanese food "Chanko"? "Chanko nabe" is a dish of Sumo wrestler’s eat. To tell the truth, I had never eaten it before. But it was very delicious. we could enjoy talking and eating delicious food.

Do you want to eat "Chanko nabe"?

It is easy to cook it. You may eat it if you look at this.


Not good....

While I stayed in Penang, I was very fine. I could enjoyed swimming and parasailing etc. But now, I have a terrible headache and I feel dizzy since 2 days ago. I don't know why I have a terrible headache and I feel dizzy. So I am taking a rest & taking medicines.... I really hate my terrible headache. I can't do anything because of heavy pain. But I will go to Shinjyuku in order to have a dinner with frinends. So I have been taking a rest until tonight. I don't write my wonderful trip of Penang yet. I will write about it because I would like you to know that Penang is a good place. Anyway, I will try to take a rest.


How Boyish or Girlish Are You?

I like to read my frineds's blog in the morning. I found the interesting website of Lizze's blog. It is "How Boyish or Girlish Are You?". So I tried it.
My type is
You Are 50% Boyish and 50% Girlish
You are pretty evenly split down the middle - a total eunuch.
Okay, kidding about the eunuch part. But you do get along with both sexes.
You reject traditional gender roles. However, you don't actively fight them.
You're just you. You don't try to be what people expect you to be.

What is type of you?


Keep posting a lot of photos

Since yesterday, I am keep posting many photos on my blog because I had taken photos in Penang. Please look at this if you want to see photo.

By the way,I wrote about the article of the local food of Penang and stalls on my blog. If you go to Penang, you will think you go to the food stalls every day.


Heavy headache

After coming back to my home, I am a little tired. In addition, I had a heavy headache since yesterday. I couldn't sleep because a heavy headache. Although I took medicines.
So I went to the hospital today. I said to the doctor that I had a heavy headache and I couldn't do anything because of the headache. The doctor asked me how was my headache.
Then he tell me that you had a headache because of the visual fatigue and profound fatigue. My headache was the migraine headache.Yeas, I might enjoyed Penang a lot of. Anyway, The doctor said to me that the pain of heavy headache disappear soon if you make an injection. So I made an injection and took a rest for 10mins. After 10 mins, I didn't feel any pain of my headache. I couldn't believe.
Then the doctor said to me that you will go to here and you have to make a injection, if you feel the same headache. Anyway, I was lucky because the pain disappear.
By the way, I am writing my trip of Penang. I wrote about Butterfly farm & Tropical spice garden. Please look at this if you want to read more.


Coming Back to Japan from Penang

How are you?

I am fine.

I arrived in the Narita international Airport from Malaysia. Then I came back to my home at 10 am. Now, I am a littele tired because I had to sleep at the airplane for 5 hours.

Anyway, The trip of Penang was very wonderful. I really could enjoy Penang. I will write about my trip of Penang soon.


My trip of Penang #7 Fly!!!

Yes, I did again.


The prise was RM35(1200 yen). I think it isn't expensive.

Of course, I was afraid of doing parasailing before.But it was very exciting. If you do parasailing, you can see wonderful sky and ocean,mountains, etc.

Do you want to try doing parasailing?


My trip of Penang #6 The festival "Thaipusam"

I looked forward to seeing the festival "Thaipusam" .This day of penance and thanksgiving for Hindu devotees is held in honour of Lord Muruga or Lord Subramaniam. The festival is best experienced in Kuala Lumpur where the deity's jeweled chariot is led in a mass procession through the streets of the city, culminating at the Batu Caves in Selangor. An unforgettable sight is the thousands of devotees in a trance-like state carrying body-piercing kavadis or ornate frames. Thaipusam is celebrated on a big scale in Selangor, Penang, Melaka, Johor and Perak. After getting on the taxi from Penang's museum, we arrived in the place of festival.Already, there were a lot of people in there.

These were Hindu temples.

I found elephants!!!

They put
body-piercing on their bodies.

The women were so beautiful.

There were stalls in there and we walked the street and enjoyed seeing all of the festival for 2 hours. After that, we got on the taxi and went back to the hotel. Then I enjoyed swimming in the pool and reading the book. I think it was good to go the festival. If I didn't talk with one woman, I couldn't see the festival. I thank her so much. If you want to know about other festival, you can check on this.

My trip of Penang #5 Going around Gerogetown

After waking at 7 am, I and my mother had a breakfast. Then we went to Gerogetown by Taxi. The price of Taxi was RM45(about 1575yen). After 30 hours, we saw the Clock tower.

This Victoria Memorial Clock Tower was donated by Cheah Chen Eok, a wealthy Penang citizen, in 1897 on th occasion of the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign. The 60ft-high (18.3m) clock tower--symbolising 60 years of the Queen's reign--was only completed in 1902 when she had passed away. The tower cost 35,000 Straits Dollars to build. During World War II, bombs dropped on King Edward Place and caused the clock tower to tilt slightly. Rule Brittania!

After seeing it, we went to St George's Church and Penang museum.

Penang's museum was very good because I could know the history of Penang. Then we got on the taxi in order to see one festival near botanical garden. I will write about one festival later.