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A Problem Using the Shared Laundry Machine

Although I got home earlier than usual today to do the laundry and to do the ironing, our laundry machine is full of my other housemate's clothes. I hoped that my housemate notices it and opens the laundry machine. I just want to do my lau…

Air Conditioner for our health

I guess I might have caught a cold. Mmmmm, I think it could be because of the air conditioner. It's getting hot and humid recently, so we started using the air conditioner in our office. Although the air conditioner is very helpful, it's n…

Rainy Season

Now it's the rainy season in Japan, which lasts about one month. Today it's still raining, and we can feel a little cold. It is also humid in this season in Japan. Many Japanese people doesn't really like this season. But it's very importa…

Speed of Beer Drinking

I drank with my friend yesterday. It was the first time in ages. My friend and I drank beer. I LOVE beer, so drank six tankard of beer during about 2 hours. My friend drank only two. When he found it after the check, he was very surprised …

The Caterpillar

We removed the caterpillar from the red pepper leaf and placed it inside a box that we made. When I checked on the caterpillar this morning, it was still alive. I was a little relieved. Recently the weather had been getting hot, so I gave …

Found The Criminal

We're growing some red peppers in our shared office. When I watered them I noticed that one of them was eaten by somebody. The thing is that some leaves were eaten. The leaves looked very shabby and I felt sorry for them. At first, I thoug…

Grinding My Teeth

According to my dental doctor, I grind my teeth. Many people think the reason would be stress, right? But I think that I don't have much stress recently. I can't recall. The doctor told me with a laugh: “You are sleeping when you do it.” T…

Pay Back

Although I've been having a loan from some bank, I paid back one million yen to one of them today. I could pay every cent to one of them. But I still have a loan from some bank. I have to pay back the rest. I hope that I finish it this yea…

Good Times and Bad Times

Since I've been running my own business, two years have passed. At first (about half a year) it was really difficult and hard. I had been feeling uneasy every morning and it took efforts to forget about it. After that, like a morning ritua…

Attended a Japanese SAKE Party

I attended a Japanese SAKE Party last Saturday. Although I usually really like beer, I've been interested in SAKE recently. The party was very good and all the guests were satisfied. Of course, I was also satisfied, too. But don't do well …

Having English Conversation time

One of my office's share members has started time for having English conversation online. I really envy him because I live in share house, so I should be carefully what I say about the volume when I take the time. I can't say carefree way …

Surprising Red Pepper's Effects

Owing to illness, I gave up to continue working and got home early today. The reason why might be the dinner I had yesterday. It was far too hot and spicy. Although I like spicy foods, my body doesn't like so much about it. Here I have som…

A Man Who Live in The Present

The other day, I had a guest at my office. He had sent some messages to me, before then. He had wanted to consult me about his work and improving for sales. But, No sooner had we started the session than he said "I got it. Everything is OK…

An Electric Clipper's Noise

I bought an electric clipper online for myself. It's for business use and is very powerful. Because of its power, it makes too much noise. I have some housemates and the walls of each room are not so thick, so I should be careful about whe…

NAITO-TOGARASHI

In a few years at my workplace, we have grown some plants. They're red peppers and they're called "NAITO-TOGARASHI" in Japanese. This kind of pepper's feature is very hot and has the history and the locality. 伝えたかったこと ここ数年、仕…

NEGIPON-TAKOYAKI

There is quite a nice restaurant near my office in Takadanobaba. The restaurant is a so-called “IZAKAYA.”(a simple restaurant that also serves alcohol) Everything on the menu is very reasonably priced. If I drink and eat there alone, it us…

When I Cook Rice

Recently, when I cook rice, I've been mixing in some dried small fish to add calcium. I use brown rice, and add several other kinds of grain. I cook them in a pot, because I don't like electric cookers. I like to do it this way because it'…

Is there anyone here?

The other day, when I got home I heard some noises and sounds. I thought that somebody might be moving things or furniture. For a while, I didn't think anything of it. When I was about to do the laundry, I listened to it carefully. Then I …

An Extremely Long Line

The other day, I went to the museum to see Jakuchu but there was an extremely long line outside the museum. jakuchu2016.jp I was really surprised by the scene and I immediately got fed up with it. 若冲展は凄まじい人出だったので出直します。…

Japanese Miso Soup

Today's lunch was Japanese miso soup. ジョウセン(上仙)仙台みそ 無添加 650g出版社/メーカー: 仙台味噌醤油メディア: その他この商品を含むブログを見る The ingredients were tofu, onion and egg. I also added some store-bought pickles on the top…

Participated in A Seminar

Yesterday, I participated in a seminar about how to study for English conversation. The lecturer can speak many kinds of language. He is incredible! It was a really satisfying and interesting opportunity for me. Especially, I was glad that…

Yesterday's Leftover

Today's lunch that is using yesterday's leftover. These are brown rice, Japanese miso-soup, home-made rice bran pickles and others. I wanted to get them together because I don't want to do the dishes so much. 今日のランチは昨日の残り物を使…

Today's rice bran pickles

It's my home-made pickles. They are radish and cucumber. They are called NUKADUKE in Japan. In English, apparently they're called “rice bran pickles.” 自家製の漬物です。 大根と胡瓜。 日本ではぬか漬けといいます。 英語だと「ライスブランピク…