Starting a little bit from the week before last, and today I plan to finish it.
At this time of the year, I have a calendar and go for the year end greetings. I bring the quantity of about two-thirds of the total number of calendars every year. That is, until now I had sent a third of the calendar.
I decided to bring them as much as possible to reduce the quantity to be sent this year. As a result, I had to take more than two weeks to finish the greeting.
It took me a while, but what I got was great. With the person in charge whom I made an appointment, I could meet another person.
From the year end greeting,, I again realized I must not go to any expense.
I have only four working days left this year. Year by year, I feel the time passes quickly.
When I started watching my son’s soccer, I had a lot of opportunities to drink from the daytime. (Drinking from the daytime is called `hirunomi’ in Japan.) It was a good way to deepen the engagement while basking in the afterglow of watching the game with other spectators.
The number of times has decreased after my son retires, but I still keep watching the game and continue hirunomi.
Well, last Sunday, my son’s `kouhai’(= they joined the soccer club later than he did) had the official game. I went to the match venue after a long time.
The match was done as a 1st and was finished before 11am. I had a little bit cold, so I decided not to drink today, and went to lunch with old friends. We happened to see the Denny’s sign and entered the restaurant.
Using the menu, we could drink a cup of liquor with a plate of nibble at 500 yen without tax. This was a great deal.
I decided not to drink today, and I opened the menu on the other page. And back the page. It seems that my friends would do it because they heard that I would not drink. But they did like me. They also turned over the next page, and also return the page. ‘Shall we drink only 500 yen?’ I said. They all replied easily, ‘ Let’s do it. ‘
Though we recognized that it did not end in one cup, we dabbled in the set. This set was a set like Satan. It was not a set per person, and we cloud order it again and again.
After all, we ended up having three sets (three cups of liquor and three plates of nibble) per person. `Horo-deni’, it was a really bittersweet set.
Horo of Horo-deni is an omission of Horo-yoi, which means tipsy. Bittersweet meanｓ `Horo-nigai’ in Japanese.
I happened to see a special feature of `kakuuchi’ (the liquor store where the customer paid money and drank) on TV. And I went there with my wife yesterday on Sunday.
We also decided to go to Ebisu because the shop which had been featured in the program was by chance there. More than 25 years have passed since we got married, and we have never been to Ebisu, and that was one reason.
Checking `kakuuchi’ ,I found that there were two types in the shop which did it. One was the type of standing space in the liquor store. It was originally. Standing drink called ‘kakuuchi’ is to drink standing in a liquor store selling liquor from the first. The other is the type of a Japanese bar which was conscious of the standing drinking form.
The request from my wife was a shop not far from the station to drink wine. I thought that she felt hesitant to enter a liquor shop just like `kakuuchi’. In addition, yesterday was blowing cold wind in Tokyo. I thought that it was not possible to endure to walk for a long time in the cold for her who got cold very easily.
Because the shop was in a shopping center called `atre’ adjacent to the station. The location was very good. We could drink wine besides sake. Was it just in the afternoon that we arrived? It was Sunday, it was daytime, and Nobody working for the company was in it, so the guest was only one except us.
The situation was good for us. Because we had visited without knowledge, we wanted to observe in the shop, and wanted to talk to a store clerk. We would not get away with that in a crowded store.
We had a glass of wine and a plate of nibbles for each. We looked at the price and the menu, and we felt that was suitable. We enjoyed every bite and relaxed. I thought it was right.
The first `kakuuchi’.
I’ll try to be a bit more heavy next time.
Yesterday, I walked with my wife around Hibiya and Ginza, which was strictly guarded because of visiting Japan of The President of the United States.
Because we thought that the color of the ginkgo leaf might be beautiful soon, we went to Hibiya Park first. We bought sandwiches and drinks at the Sukiyabasi and arrived there at around noon. In addition to fine autumn weather, we felt good in the colored trees.
We stood still for the “purple stride 2017” event which was done just in the garden.
I know for the first time that this event started as part of the activity of pancreatic cancer eradication was 7th this year. For the pink color of breast cancer, it might be the purple color of pancreatic cancer.
We were supposed to give them a once-over ,but we were attracted to Awa dances and gospel concerts. After that, we sat down on the bench and ate the sandwiches which we bought admiring the autumn color ,and left the Hibiya Park
We went to the apparel shop along the central street in Ginza where the policemen were standing in the corner of the city. I went out with my wife’s shopping. That shop’s name was ZARA. It was overseas capital to expand a dozen stores in Tokyo. She was said to use often this shop in a lot of goods of a reasonable price range. We stayed at this store for over an hour, crowded to try on.
Early in the evening.
Deciding ‘ only one glass ‘, we drank beer in the neighboring beer hall called `Ginza Lion’. As we looked back on today’s events, we drank a glass of beer with a dish of salmon and left the hall.
Ours Sundays were all the same in the state of being pompous.
Last time I wrote about Nagagutsu.I have been reminded of that.It is the rain boots gotten in the mementos of the late father-in-law.
It is rain boots for business, not Nagagutsu.The boots are made of the shape which is not seen now by the old-fashioned , and the cloth which is not used now. Why did I get this rain boots, I can not find a reason. I might have been attracted, it was too old-fashioned .
It was heavy rainy yesterday too. Why are typhoons coming back-to-back this time? I wanted to stay home for a day like this bad weather, but I couldn’t.
I went to a nearby supermarket with my wife in the evening. The typhoon was approaching from the west and the rain was becoming more heavier. `I’ll get soaked .Which shoes shall I wear? ‘
If I got out wearing sneakers made of cloth, I would get my socks wet in a flash. If I wore my leather shoes (it was comfortable old shoes), I would have to take care of the shoes. `What should I do?’ So, that was the old-fashioned rain boots that occurred to me.
I wore them. The shoes were wet, and the cloth became deeper in color very quickly. My wife said to me. `I knew it would be useless. ‘
I was feeling that it could not work as rain boots earlier than her. I felt my toes were getting cold. When I got home and took off my shoes, my wet socks appeared just as my feeling.
But, I thought well. If I wear sneakers, If I wear leather shoes・・・. I knew ! This rain boots were kind enough to be wet instead of other shoes.
The shoes being kind enough to be wet instead of the shoes. I don’t know how long it will be served. The old-fashioned will finish their role once I buy rubber rain boots.
But, that rain boots were back. As shoes being kind enough to be wet .
The national election was held yesterday.The right of the election is the people’s rights.I have no choice but to go to vote.
I went to the polls with my wife yesterday too.The weather was terrible because the typhoon was approaching.Once I got out, I hesitated to go out because the very strong wind and rain made it hard
I happened to see my wife’s shoes, she wore nagagutsu boots well.(In Japan,rain boots have been called `naga=long,gutsu=shoes’.)No, it was not long, so it would be better to call it rain shoes.As far as I could remember, she had a long one, so she had two types of rain boots.
I said to my wife.`you are all set’.She said to me.` A lot of women are wearing them.’
I wondered if it was true.
When I was a kid,I also wore rain boots on the way to and from school in the rain.But,I do not remember wearing rain boots this 40 years.I forgot even that existence.
On the way to the polls, I watched the people’s shoes.Certainly many women wore rain boots.At the same time, many men do not wear rain boots.I saw only one man wearing traditional rain boots`nagagutsu’.
If it rains, the shoes get wet.So people wear rain boots.It’s natural that many women wear rain boots.So, isn’t it natural that many men wear rain boots in Japan.Because they doesn’t fit the suit?
It was election Sunday I went home thinking about that.
Crowdfunding is a coined combination of a crowd (crowd) and a fund-raiser (funding), an unspecified number of people usually provide financial resources or cooperate with other people or organizations via the Internet.Socialfunding also called. (from Wikipedia)
I have been to `the crowd’ twice. The first time I invested a little over $200 in a foreign company. The second investment was a little over 7,000 yen for a domestic company.
What happened to the investment results?
The first one has passed two years after the investment, but the product is still not received.I have already received the product as promised the second investment.
The rate of accomplishment for investment at this time is 50%. If it is an investment in a company that is unknown and is in the process of growth,I think It can’t be helped.Anyway, I decide I don’t use a big amount of money.
Well, from these things I felt. Having a different viewpoint.’ Investing in foreign ventures is easier for me mentally. ‘
If an investment that doesn’t go well is for a domestic company,Perhaps, I must keep complaining to the one.
In fact, I only asked questions about the specifications gently.Because… It’s too much hassle to for me to question in English.
Not yet received products.If I could receive the product, I will report it here first.I can’t wait .
¥ 3990 Tax incl.¥325 per month.It is the yearly membership fee of Amazon Prime.
There are a number of services that users pay their dues to.I and my family use some of them.`Amazon Prime’, there is one thing that I think that’s a good deal among them.It’s just a personal impression.
There is a service that normal shipping is free.We don’t have to pay for the goods shipped from the Amazon Distribution center.
Though the applicable products have decreased (but is it gone?), there is a delivery service on the day.I was really surprised by the service that I purchased on the Internet and received the goods on that day.
Service called Amazon Prime Video.The latest works is not included, but we can watch other selected movies and dramas
freely.Plus there’s a super cool service.If we download, we can watch the video even in a place that is not in the Internet environment.
Service called all you can read.We can watch other selected books freely.
Others, I do not know, some services that are not used.We can receive these services at 3,900 yen per year.
Yesterday was a national holiday.I watched a downloaded movie slowly at the Doutor coffee shop and went home.
Amazon Prime ,I think I have no choice but to use this service.
Lately this blog is filled with stories on how to spend my weekend
Yesterday, as the weather forecast , it was fine and sunny Sunday.A few days ago I was making a reservation for a boat ride.It’s called Kandagawa Cruise.The pier in Nihonbashi River is a starting point, and it is a short 90-minute river tour that it ships around Nihonbashi River → Kanda River→ Sumida River →Nihonbashi River,and returns to the first place.
I’ve always wanted to boat down Kanda River.I had two reasons.
The first reason.Time goes back to elementary school.Once a week, I went to the center of Tokyo using the Chuou line alone.To get on the Chuou line from home, I had to transfer once with Ochanomizu of the Sobu line.However, the form does not change.
From the form of the Ochanomizu, I was able to see Kanda River and the Marunouchi line above it.The subway Marunouchi line is once on the ground across the Kanda River.I could see a red vehicle coming from the tunnel, and crossing the Kanda River bellow.Oh, For once in my life I would like to look up at this fine sight from the surface of the water.
The second reason.Time goes back to newlyweds.I heard such a story from father-in-law born in the Taisho period.(Taisho period was 1912-1926.)He said to me.when he was a child, He went to gather clams .His family took the boat from the wharf floating on the Kanda River at Ochanomizu.,and shipped to Chiba area through the Sumida River.
I would like to look up at a fine sight from the surface of Kanda River.I would like to see a fine sight on the surface of Sumida Rive.However, I had forgotten such thoughts for a long time.
It was the guided tour being into recently that reminded me of them
I really had a good time.I can’t write that emotion in brief..So instead,I show you a picture.I posted the rest of the photos on Instagram.If you are interested, please contact them.
After a few years, after the disappearing Metropolitan Hightway over Nihonbashi ,after the renovation of Hijiri Bridge connecting Surugadai and Yushima, I want to look up again from the surface of the water.
(Nihonbasi is the bridge over Nihonbashi River in Chuo-ku, Tokyo.It is A road-origin marker of Japan and the starting point of road network in Japan.Built in 1911, the current Nihonbashi is a national important cultural property.Nevertheless,The Government of Japan made highways over such a historic bridge.)