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I often go shopping with my family.

A few weeks ago, I went shopping as usual, hearing that a new big super market had opened near my town.

I bought some house utensils and food as usual, took care of my child as usual and ate some ice cream with wife as usual.

The shopping ended as usual, except for a really beautiful sunset.

We headed up to the roof parking to load the things we bought, and accidentally saw this sunset.

It was really beautiful, the purple and blue sky was melted into one color, and the sunset red was fading out minute by minute.

It was a really wonderful time at an ordinary parking space.

I was also happy I saw this sunset with my family.

Mass media and internet

I had watched a recorded television program named “seismic situation of mass media” a few weeks ago.

As everyone knows, many newspaper companies in the U.S. have been going bankrupt yearly.

The same can be said for Japanese mass media.
According tostatical data, Japanese mass media companies are gradually losing both their profit and users.

Of course, this is influenced by internet media.
I’m now investigating this situation for personally.

Strawberry Picking

Last Sunday, my family and I went strawberry picking.

It’s an annual event of my family, every February or March we go to strawberry picking.

The Sunday was a very cold and rainy day, but we had a lot of fun with yummy strawberries.

Although I was busy taking pictures, I didn’t forget to eat strawberries!

Hina-matsuri

The old custom of Japan, “Hina-matsuri”(ひな祭り) day will come.

March 3rd is the day, and a lot of  Japanese families, especially which have female children, display the antique type dolls.

The photo is a such kind of dolls.

We call them “Hina-Ningyo” (means hinadolls).

A kind of stage event is not held.

This festival is held at each house, and they usually display dolls, drink a sake, eat sweet snacks, and pray their children to grow up healthy.

The beginning of the event is not clarified, but it is said the custom seemed to occur about 1000 years ago.


Hina-ningyo

Now it’s February, and it’s  a time of colleges and university’s entrance exam.

My office is locatd next to the university.

This week, I saw many high school students who try to take an entrance examination.

They are eager to check their reference book even when they are walking.

Go for it, challenger!

students takes an entrance exam

A Dish of February

As I wrote before, I cook a meal once or twice a month.

I made February’s dish last Saturday.

Here is a photo of the dish and the menu;

1. A chineese-style omelet with rice (We call it a “Tenshin-han”)

2. Soy bean soup

3.Fried lettuce and carrot with ground meat

My wife and children seemed to be satisfied with  the menu.

Well, what I will make for dinner next month…?

I bought a tire chain!

Last week I bought a tire chain for my car!

Before that, I had no winter tire, and no tire chain, so I could not go to snowy mountains or northern prefectures with my car.

I was surprised when I went to the automobile parts shop because there were so many kinds of winter chain!

I bought an easy type, easy to set up, made by rubber band.

I was satisfied with the chain because it was easy to fit.

To my sadness, my plan to the mountains had to postponed because my son got a fever.

I must make a schedule to go, or I would not go to the snowy moutains this season!

tire chain