Stay open

I don’t like being open-minded.

I live in my own world, which has no business to others.

Sometimes some friends say “You should have done …” or “You could have done…”, which I hate and makes me closed.

But one thing I found.

True trustful friends don’t speak in that way. They always hear me and give back a positive response sometimes with good advice.  It’s not necessary to fear negative hurting words.

Although I’m not used to, I’m trying to be and keep open. So that I can gain much more and closer friendship.

Just like a diary

Sometimes I feel myself powerless, tiny creature with no remarkable talent. But still I love the insignificant one because all my family sufficiently shower much love with it. 

I’m really grateful to them. Even in the hardest time, their words save me a lot.

These feelings are tended to be forgotten so I write them here just like a memo on a diary..

Premium Friday?

One of the Japanese government’s policies, “Premium Friday”, starts today.
It recommends private companies to cut working hour once in a month, every last Friday. Following the policy, some companies will close their business at 3:00PM. 

Today is the first Friday after the policy has been enforced. However, many workers don’t feel it. Why? Because their company do not follow it and nothing would change for them. They work for full-time as usual, go home as usual, that’s all.

Not to mention, I, myself is one of them.

My work will finish at 7:30PM at earliest.

In the morning, some special services for premium Friday was introduced on TV; special menu on the day or special event for freed workers.

Those who to be freed are mostly workers of BIG, WELL-KNOWN companies. They are stable, well-paid workers at the same time. (I heard only 13 companies participated, officialy comfirmed…)

Feel like strange…

A contribution of the late comer

My husband comes home so much late everyday due to his work. Around 0:00 AM is earlier, and in the worst he dosen’t come back home at all.

Last night when he came home around 1:00 AM, I was trying to  sleep in bed. I knew he came, but didn’t want to get up so tried to show myself as much sleepy as possible. However he, totally ignoring my effort, kept talking to me to wake me up. As I have somehow sleep disorder thesedays, I don’t want to miss any chance(the moment I feel sleepy) to fall in asleep.

So I moved like a catapillar and spoke out a few unknown words then pretended to be sleeping. After, when I opened my eyes again, it’s already gotten to be a morning! Thanks to him, I had no difficulty in falling in a sleep!!

I wish he could come home much earlier,  but as for last night, as a result,  I respect and appreciate his great contribution…

Karuizawa restaurant “enji”

Karuizawa is one of the most famous resorts in Japan.

There is a secret hideaway restaurant serving various smoked foods; needless to say for cheese or bacon, surprising are soy sauce, olive oil, salt, Takuan(Japanese pickled radish), chocolate and more.

“enji karuizawa”

http://www.kazenoshiwaza.com/kunseikoubou/index_english.html

I enjoyed lunch at the chef’s table, and conversation with a restaurant manager who has good philosophy of cooking. It was heart warming, relaxing time. Not so many came to the place as it was winter with much snow and it is not front to the main street. They provide real quiet space.

The season for Karuizawa is ofcourse summer, but to enjoy truly relaxing sufficient vacation, winter is also good.
If you have a chance to visit Karuizawa, I strongly recommend you to drop by “enji karuizawa”, which would surely give you a precious experience. 

Lovely family DEGU

My sweet family GU-chan, a kind of mouse called degu.

Pretty, clever and friendly herbivorous animal.

What I heard is degu has an intelligence as smart as a dog, which could perform some tricks like shaking hand. Unfortunately my loving GU is too naughty to be taught…maybe still hiding his talent.

He always run away from me  once he get free from his living space. 

How cute he is, he definitely comes back soon after running around and coaxes me to hug. That’s due to his nature acquired from colonial life in the wild.