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Friday, January 13, 2006

Winter Vacation

Hello! This is first post after winter vacation. How was your winter vacation?? I guess most of you enjoyed ceremony of Coming of Age day. I want to see your kimono pictures. I did not attend it, so I have no special memory of the ceremony. I spent usual winter vacation. At oshogatsu, my family went to my grandmother's house as usual. However, this year, amount of snow around grandmother's house was different. There were more than 1.5 meter snow! Front door and first floor of some vacant houses were buried in snow. . . However, the quantities of snow fascinated my outdoor sister, and she forced me to play with her. We made some snow objects like a snowman. After that we played sledding. For a long time I did not play outdoor, so it was very fun! But is it OK 20 years old person do such childish things. . . !?

Friday, December 09, 2005

Ton-Jiru

I am in trouble because I have no topic to write on this blog. My daily life must be monotonous. Ah~ I must change my life more active . . . but now what I sould write??
Well . . . Uh . . . I made Ton-jiru (miso-soup of pork) for today's dinner. I think Ton-jiru and Nabe are best foods which people eat in winter. They make frozen people warm. It is very easy to make Ton-jiru, and I can eat many vegetables, so I often make it. These days, I did not eat enough vegetables, so today I put various vegetables, like Japanese radishs, carrots, taros, spinach, and mushrooms in a pot. It sounds healthy soup, but I put in them too much . . . It did not look like miso-soup. Perhaps a lot of people say it is Nimono rather than miso-soup. I made it full of the pot, and there is a deal of remains. So, this weekend, I must eat it each meal.

Friday, December 02, 2005

I need sunshine!

Which weather do you like the best? Fine? cloudy? or rainy weather? Today, it was cloudy. All day, sky was coverd with heavy gray cloud, and sun did not come out. That weather reminded me of my home town, Tottori. Tottori is located near Nihon-kai and have snow, so during winter the sky is often covered heavy gray cloud. Today's weather of Hirakata was very similar to it.
But the cloudy weather is a problem for me because I can not be cheerful without sunshine. Don't you have an experience that you feel depressed on a cloudy day? I feel it every cloudy day. I know I am not so active even fine days, but cloudy days make me more inactive and drowsyer. . . So, I like fine weather which gives me power! Sunshine makes me feel everything goes right. So, I wish this weekend will be fine weather!

Saturday, November 26, 2005

This Wednesday I watched "Nippon Mukasi-Banashi" on TV. That day I had a hard time to write a report, and I found the program accidentally when I turn on TV to refresh my head . It is an animation program of Japanese old tales, and I liked it very much when I was a child. So I felt really nostalgic and I kept watching it. Then, I noticed that the ending song was a really warm and homely song. The song's name is "Ningen Te Iina", and it reminds people about their happy childhood and warm family. This song makes me missing my home.
But the feeling will go away soon because my mother and my sister will come to Osaka tomorrow to see me! . . .though my sister's first aim is buying clothes. But I never mind such a thing because I can meet them. I am really looking forword to tomorrow!

Friday, November 18, 2005

I like winter but. . .

These days are really really cold! I can not get out from my bed easily in morning. In winter, I feel lonelier than summer because of the coldness. However, I have liked winter since I was a child because there are some interesting events, my prefecture has snow so I can ski, and I can eat delicious nabe!
But some troubles also happen in winter. One is I eat too much! I feel hungry soon after meals . . . Maybe, winter is cold, so to make more energy I need a lot of foods. Also, in winter I come to want to eat much cheese. I do not know the reason, but actually, today I ate rice gratin at lunch and carobonara (Is this spelling right?) spaghetti at dinner. Both of them are rich calory foods. . . So, I am always over calories in winter.
Next is rough skin. I have suffered my rough hands since I was a child. But recently, I found another rough skin point. That is my legs. When I was a teenager, my legs did not have such problem. However, when I saw them the other day, they became like a dry river! No--!!! So, I have to buy a lotion or cream immediately. But in shops there are various types . . . Do you have any recommendation??

Friday, November 11, 2005

School Festival

Last Sunday, school festival finished. Did you enjoy it?? At the festival, I ate various foods like yakisoba, yakitori, pancakes and so on. All of them were delicious, so I was happy! But this time, I had no chance to see other's performance or exhibition, so I really missed them. . .
During the school festival, I attended as a member of a circle and exhibited accessories of beads. Making them was hard for me because it needed tiny works, so I always had a stiff back and headache. But when someone liked my work and bought it, I was really really happy. So that time, the pain became worthwhile.
By the way, one day of the festival, an old man came to our circle's room and spoke about study or life(?) for almost 40 minutes!! The speech made us exhausted, but it was a little interesting for me because I did not have such experience that listening a long story from an elder person. And I had interests in his idea, so if it is possible, I want to meet him again.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Do you have unconscious habits?

Do you have some habits which you do unconsciously? Maybe most of the people have at least one, and I also have such habits. First is "touching my hair". Sometimes I realise that I touch my hair unconsciously, and it tend to happen when I am thinking or I am uneasy. This my habit often made my sister irritated, and I was scolded "Do not touch your hair!! It really makes me mad!!" (Sorry, but I could not stop it. . . ) Now I do not live with my sister, so she perhaps spends peaceful days. This habit is OK for me because it has an general explanation, "People tends to touch thier hair when they feel uneasy". So I can understand this my habit. But next habit I can not understand. It is "always changing TV channel to ch.1 when I turn off it". I do not intend it, but when I turn on TV, almost it starts from ch.1! (Of course, my TV has not a function that automatically change the channel to ch.1) So, unconsciously I do it. . . but why I do such a thing? I wonder.