Wednesday, May 30, 2012

30th May. Dodge Ball

Dodge Ball
5月30日 ドッジボールだぞ

We participated in a dodge ball tournament in my school. Though we lost, my students did very well with following a strategy.

Monday, May 28, 2012

28th May. Nothing Special

Nothing Special
5月28日 特にないぞ

It was cloudy almost all day long, so after folding clothes,

I was sleeping beside a window.

Though I bought an iron plate for making “takoyaki”(an octopus ball cake) I failed to make it oh my goodness. I made fried rice with vegetable instead. It might be my new recipe.

In the evening, I had my hair cut. It costs 1300 yen (US$14). It’s cheap I think, but Tongan barber is cheaper.
The article about Tongan barber 

After that, I washed my car by washing machine for cars. I had nothing special today.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

27th May. Country Road

Country Road
5月27日 田舎道だぞ

Extra Photos

At Don Quixote (a very big general store), I bought the equipments which I wanted for a long time.

I found the balance board (in the right) at the JICA dormitory in Tonga, but I couldn’t buy it for 2 years. At last I got it! It’s good for my ski training.

Following that, I went for an aggressive walking to Gofuku-ji temple.

On the way, I took a country road. There was no people and car, but this is paved road.
[Movie] Country Road動画:(32 sec)

This is one of my favorite Japanese sweet shop, Kochouan. I knew Azumino city has it, but it was my first time to find it in Matsumoto city.

Gofukuji-temple is historically famous in Nagano and it is related to Zenkouji-temple which is a national treasure.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

26th May. Basement

5月26日 地下室だぞ

It was the day for school visitation on Saturday. Almost all of the parents could come together to observe our class.

After school, I explored under a swimming pool in my school. I drained the water out. We are supposed to wash the pool and fill it with new water. I have to prepare for a swimming class soon.

Friday, May 25, 2012

25th May. My Repertoire

My Repertoire
5月25日 レパートリーだぞ

Although I’d like to add a new recipe to my repertoire I cannot. I may not be a man of leisure. Anyway, my cream pasta is delicious.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

23rd May. Drum

5月23日 太鼓だぞ

Occasionally, we invite performers as a class of the appreciation of music. Japanese people have to listen to the music quietly even if quiet parts continue. I remembered watching the Japanese drum and banjo in Tonga. The Japanese behavior is completely different from Tongan.

20 Mar. 2010
22 Mar. 2010

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

22nd May. Europe YAMANEKO

5月22日 ヨーロッパ山ネコだぞ

YAMANEKO photos have come from overseas. Thank you so much! This time it came from Europe.

YAMANEKO in front of the Eiffel Tower.
Akiko is working for Tonga. She helped me a lot when I’m running the abacus competitions. Malo lahi ‘aupito. Toki sio e~. This time, she traveled around Europe with YAMANEKO.

She said, maybe here is Belgium.

Mont-Saint-Michel (museum?)

Mont-Saint-Michel (church)

Extra Photo of YAMANEKO

The article I gave YAMANEKO to her.

Monday, May 21, 2012

21st May. Solar Eclipse

 Solar Eclipse
 5月21日 日食だぞ

A solar eclipse occurred today. Although I watched it clearly with my eyes, I couldn’t take a photo clearly so…

I took a photo of its TV screen.

After the solar eclipse I visited Shiojiri-Education-Center as a business trip for the chief of P.E subject. I have not come here for 4 years, oh time flies…

A lot of carp streamers were swimming.

After a long time away, I came to this restaurant “Sakura shokudou”. In 1998, when I was a university student, I was in a nearby apartment.

The menus have enough volume for a university students.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

20th May. Meeting Again

5月20日 ヤマガタンだぞ

I am in charge of track and field club so I have to lead my students on the competitions 3 times in this school year. It was the first competition today. All of my students did very well.

This athletic field is very close to Matsumoto airport.

After the competition, I called on Dr. Etsutarou, who is my close JICA friend, at Shiojiri city. He used to be a volunteer in Sri Lanka and is a YAMAGATAN (Yamagata prefecture resident) and is working in Tokyo temporarily. Long time no see! This time he came to Nagano to participate in the JICA event. We ate delicious grilled slices of meat. You should visit Azumino city next time.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

19th May. Picuters

5月19日 写真だぞ

I cannot help taking photos when it’s fine. Azumino is a very beautiful city.

In the afternoon, I visited the horseradish field, called ”Daiou Wasabi Nouen.” It’s a very beautiful place as well.