Several years have already past since I quit the company. I used to be a company man. Some times I dream in the night in which my company and coworkers appear. But I am too sleepless to see a dream in the night recent months because of exhausting hard work as a Japanese language teacher.
The dream that I saw this morning was quite a weird one. In the dream, I had to start working in a company in U.S. I am Japanese and not good at speaking English. To my surprise, I saw many of my old coworkers in Japan were working there. They had moved from Japan to U.S. prior to me. Those Japanese were quite good English speakers and were communicating as bilingual. I thought I could never speak English as well as they do. Since I didn’t know how to work in U.S., I became really anxious if I could work there. And then one Japanese lady teased me saying my English was very poor.
She made fun of me. That was the time that I woke up this morning. It was already 6:40 a.m., a little later than my usual getting up time. I got up with mixed feeling but tried speeding up cooking breakfast for me and my 83 year-old mom.
I am so busy that I can’t write something here today.
Slowly but surely, the season is heading towards winter.
I usually buy the neck part of yellow-tail. Although many packages of slices of body are on the shelves, I think those slices are a little small for the main dishes in supper.
Today’s yellow-tail came from Hokkaido. I enjoyed eating.
These sweet potato are vulnerable to insect damage because they are improved to have more sweetness. I am wondering how the professional producers, I mean farmers, take a countermeasure against this kind of damage. Do they mix pesticides into the ground? I have never used pesticides to vegetables in my garden, although I do that for some fruit trees.
This is just a tiny open space of a Shinto Shrine. In old times the locations was surrounded by flood-prone rice field in the northern Japan.
There used to be many kids playing here after classes of elementary school. Nowadays, very few kids are there.
I know it is completely impossible to be back to what I was of forty-five years ago.
Although I used the telephoto lens, it was not clear whether or not there had been snowfall on the top of Iide Mountain that had two-thousand meter high.
To me, living in Japan means that I can eat a lot of fishes from the sea.
I planted several citrus fruit trees in my garden. One of them, Hyuganatsu has got the first two fruits. They are still green. And I worry about their falling before ripening. But if I got the fruits, I would like to make jam.
I harvested beans from my garden. The easiest way to cook them is to put into rice cooker together with rice. Rice can be as “O-Sekihan” which Japanese like to eat in celebration (though I don’t have anything to celebrate these days).