Travel notes – Ishigaki, Okinawa – (2/2) 旅日記

Day 3 & 4 – 石垣島での自然遊び –
Day 3 & 4 – Marine / River sports-

旅の折り返しにあたるこの日、石垣島のとあるリゾートホテルに拠点を移した。その目的は2つのマリンスポーツのツアーに参加するため。

1つめのは白保沖合までボートで出るシュノーケルツアー。かろうじて少し太陽が見えるほどだったが、暖かい気候のなかしっかり楽しめた。ただ、数日前の大雨の影響で水の透明度が低かったのが残念である。

2つ目はカヤックでの川散策だが、これが非常に面白かった。僕たちはカヤックに乗るのは初めてであったので、ツアーガイドの石垣さんにパドルのこぎ方を一から教えてもらう。こぎ始めて10分くらい、少ない力で推進力を得ることができるようになって、どんどん楽しくなってくる。また二人乗りのため、夫婦間のチームワークが大事になのも面白い。そしてツアーの本質ともいえる、石垣さんによるマングローブ帯についての説明は非常にためになるものであった。(ブログ下部に受けた説明の一部を書いておく)

ツアーバスから帰ってくると、ホテルのスタッフが笑顔で玄関までお出迎えに来てくださる心遣い。総じて、素晴らしいサービスを受けることができたので、予定以上にホテル内の出費が増えてしまったが、すてきなくつろぎ空間と時間を提供くださったので満足している。

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We changed a hotel to the east side of Ishigaki. The primary reason is to enjoy snorkeling and river kayaking.

I and my wife have snorkeled in Hawaii and Bali, so this is the 3rd time. Unfortunately the water transparency was not so good because of heavy rain a few days ago. But it was warm enough outside and there was various kinds of coral leafs alive, so it was fun.

River kayaking was more fun for us. We’ve never even rowed a boat, so we needed to learn from the beginning. The kayak we used this time accommodates two people, so Naoko sits in front and I in back. At an early stage, we could get some clue how to efficiently paddle the kayak, and it got more and more fun. Apart from that, the guide Mr. Miyara is a knowledgable person about the nature there. Ishigaki is in the tropics, and there was a tremendous area of mangrove across the river. Now we know what mangrove is: it is not the name of a certain plant, but of a name of region.

Getting decent tired from the sporting, but the hotel staffs at the entrance were waiting for us and gave us the room key. I was amazed by the high quality of this hotel, and how they understand hospitality minds. I spent money there more than I expected, but they deserved it.

Day 3 & 4 -番外編:マングローブ植物と地上植物-
Day 3 & 4 – Side story: Mangrove plants versus land plants-


主にマングローブ植物の一般的な生態について教えてもらったのだが、特に印象に残っているのは、マングローブ植物と地上植物の戦いである。マングローブ植物の生息域は河の水面の高さや、海水にひたる時間の長さによって決められる。それゆえ、マングローブ帯といえども、数十センチでも盛り上がっている砂の丘の上には地上植物が生息し、それより低い位置にマングローブが生息するという状況にある。しかし、その境界線ではお互いが光を目指し上へと葉や茎を必死に伸ばし、その結果が写真のような争いに現れる。写真の例では地上植物がマングローブ植物のまわりにまきつくことで上へと成長し、そしてマングローブ植物は光合成することができなくなるので、この位置でマングローブ植物群は敗退してしまう。

Around the border between two living areas of land plants and mangrove plants, there is a battle. Both plants try to gain the sunlight as higher position as possible, but this time, the land plant won. It twines around the body of the mangrove tree, and the mangrove got weaker by this gradual but strong attack.

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Day 5 & 6 – 石垣島ダイジェスト –
Day 5 & 6 – Ishigaki island bus tour –

「石垣島の魅力はその周りの島々にある」という話をよく聞く。竹富島の他にも、大自然がそのまま残る西表島、素朴な雰囲気の小浜島と黒島、などフェリーで一時間の距離に様々な特色を持つ離島が石垣島の周りにはある。それはそうだと思う。だけど、一つの旅で移動はあまり増やしたくないし、「いや、石垣島自体も面白いはずだ」とも信じてこの旅では一日の竹富島をのぞいて全て石垣島に滞在した。

そんな旅を締めくくる最終日は石垣島の唯一のバス会社・東バス主催による石垣島一周ツアーに参加した。路線バスが一日に二本しかなかったり、そもそも走っていない地域があったり、と公共交通機関での移動では無理が出てくる。ちなみに僕は車を運転しない(ペーパードライバー)。

さて、ツアーが始まってみるとお客さんは僕たちだけ。
「島垣さん夫婦のために本日は案内させていただきます」
と、元気なガイドさんは山田さんという。聞けば、東京出身らしいが、途中までは地元の人と勘違いしていたぐらい色々と詳しい。川平湾、ヤシの木公園、黒砂糖工場などの2時間半のツアーは非常に楽しくて、石垣島の魅力が伝わった。

旅を終えてみての石垣島旅行は、半分国内旅行、半分海外旅行という感じだった。国内というのはもちろん基本的な食生活や言語、人々の容姿が同じだからそう感じて、その一方、海外らしさでは気候の違い、自宅の横浜から時間的にも距離的にも離れていることなんかがあるだろう(韓国のほうが近い)。

そんなことを思いながら、またここにのんびり遊びに来たいな、と思った晴天の最終日であった。

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People often say so about Ishigaki area: "the real virtues of Ishigaki are not in Ishigaki, but in its surrounding smaller islands." To some extent it must be true, but I also wanted to know more about this island rather than more islands. In this trip, I made a plan to stay only one day outside Ishigaki and the rest days inside Ishigaki.

And such a last day of the trip was devoted to a whole island tour by a local tourist bus company there. I have been feeling difficulties in traveling in Ishigaki because there are few public bus lines which run twice a day only. It’s important to note; I don’t drive a car.

"When no more guest arrives within 2 minutes, today’s tour is going to be a private tour for you Ms. and Mr. Shimagaki:-)" And it really was. The tour guide, Ms. Yamada is originally from Tokyo but despite her origin, she knows about Ishigaki in very depth. The tour bus drove from the city center to the north east end, and made a whole half circle of the island. It was good enough for us to get to know this beautiful island.

Well, the trip is now over, and my impression on the trip was ‘half domestic travel, half international travel’. What I mean with domestic travel is, I can speak Japanese, the basic food culture is the same, and people look Japanese. In respect of international part, it is farther than South Korea from my home for instance, and the climate has a striking difference.

On the last day, most hot and sunny day than ever in Ishigaki, I missed the island and wanted to come back again.

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The year-end housecleaning – Why do we Japanese do that at the year-end? –

There should be compelling reasons why we Japanese people rather like to clean the whole house at the year-end. I wondered this tradition while I was scrubbing all dishes in a shelf a couple of weeks ago. But this speculation made me aware of how Japanese people are smart to use the small land efficiently. The whole house cleaning has a noticeable good effect in terms of convenience in your daily life.

First, let us recap Japanese traditions a little bit. For Japanese, the year-end and the new year is one of the most important seasons. In December, it is an extensive party season to forget the woes and troubles of the past year (="bonenkai"). In January, we get together to hold a new year celebration party (again…) to make new year resolution and to wish each other good luck(="shinnenkai"). Those tradition reveals the Japanese people’s special attention to the years border. We look back and forget at the year end and our mind reborn at the year beginning. Here it is plausible enough for having the year-end cleaning to refresh.

I’ve also found a physically good effect of implementing the year-end cleaning. Hey you, please look around your laptop now. I would like to show you a most probable conversation with you here:
Can you find something you have not used for a recent year? Yes. Will you use it next year? Maybe not. When will you through it away? I don’t know, but some time later… Why not do that at they year-end?

The real problem here is that we buy more stuffs than we through away, and often we are unconscious of the fact. Our house is gradually being occupied by such unused products… we need to get our living back from such evil products! – We should through them away, well, probably at the year end?

The fate of any stuffs, goods, products is categorized into 4:
1. Consumed as intended (e.g. your favorite chocolate)
2. Consumed but not as intended (e.g. almost spoiled strawberry for jam)
3. Never consumed (e.g. your favorite pictures with a famous baseball player)
4. Thrown into bin (e.g. 5 years old digital camera)

Just categorize your stuffs into those categories! Then your house becomes bigger. You believe me?

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A weekday post on 2011.August.3.

Some trivial facts about students

This morning in the microeconomics book I found an explicit description about the trade-offs between study and work. Your payment during student life is lower than that you will obtain after graduation. It also says the following; you can spend your 4 years of college life going around with friends in parties. But remember, study is some sort of investment in future income. If you spend time for playing, you will less get paid.

Those are so obvious facts but the interest thing is that, most of students in Japan do not understand that fact. I agree with them to the point that they enjoy life, but if they had wider view to future, they would not do the same. Ironically, economics students are known to be lazy.

A weekend post on 19.June

2011.June.19.(Sunday)

It’s a movie weekend! I bought a 2TB external hard disk which fit with the cable TV channel receivers so that I can record any TV programs broadcasted from 40 cable TV channels.


"ドラえもん のび太とブリキの大迷宮"

"Doraemon: Nobita and Tin-Plate Labyrinth"


I used to be a big fan of Doraemon when I was small. I am still fan of this work, specifically its movies. Even though the movie is literally intended to be a kid’s film, but the target must be their parents too who bring the kids to the theatre.

In this movie, there exists another planet where robot technology is highly developed. On the planet, there are no human farmers nor human doctors and not even human scientists! Every human activity is managed by robots. Then where are humans? The humans were kicked out by those intelligent robots and they are in jail. The robots had realized that there’s no sense to have humans anymore so the robot scientists intentionally developed "useful machines" for humans which ended up with muscle/brain decay. One human intelligent scientist realized the bad consequence halfway through, but, he was also put in jail. No hope to humans but Doraemon and the friends

"It’s Sunday everyday"
When some main figures from the earth happened to hear the social system, they envied the people on the planet. But is it that good? I don’t believe so. People work, study then we get the reward, the calm weekend..If we only got the reward, we would become the lazy as in the film. But this film alerts that the technological development can affect badly humans so we have to have a wide view on which direction to go.

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A weekly post from 30.May-6.June

2011.May.30th.(Monday)

Since over a month, I could spend a whole week in Yokohama instead of traveling somewhere else. However I realized that I lost something in my skill: how to find interesting books in the library, how to spend 1 hour every morning for my self time-investment.

「隠すマスコミ、騙されるマスコミ」小林雅一
"Media coverage hides the truth, but media coverage is deceived too", Tomokazu Kobayashi



What you believe as fact may not be true in real. This is what I realized again in the first chapter of this book. We, at least in Japan, have never been taught at school that newspapers do not always give correct information. Newspaper articles can be composed with wrong information by mistake or intentionally.

I am sure that I’ve found an interesting book!

2011.June.1.(Wednesday)
「隠すマスコミ、騙されるマスコミ」小林雅一
"Media coverage hides the truth, but media coverage is deceived too", Tomokazu Kobayashi



I chose to read this book because I’ve been recently disputing the legitimacy of the media coverage in Japan. I think I’ve picked out an appropriate book for this topic. 9.11 and 3.11.
In Chapter 4, the author introduces a story how American higher responsible people requested for media coverage what kind of topics are preferred and should not be reported. What happened at that time is really the same as we are facing now: No topic which make people frightened. You can imagine how huge is dust from a 100 million tons of a collapsing building, simply a lot. The substances of the dust were harm enough to kill some of the constructing workers there few months after the disaster. However most of the newspapers did not report it much at first, only one of newspaper "DailyPost" regularly wrote articles about it but it was heavily complained by the New York city governance people who had worries that the land price there would decrease.

2011.June.6.(Monday)

It’s 6:30 now on Monday, I will quickly summarize what I investigated during this weekend about "Kisha-club".

"Kisha-club"

A kisha club (記者クラブ kisha kurabu?), or "reporters’ club", from the Japanese word kisha (記者?), meaning reporter, is a Japanese news-gathering association of reporters from specific news organizations, whose reporting centers on a press room set up by sources such as the Prime Minister’s official residence …
(Source: Wikipedia)

Japan’s press is private and independent, but the presence of press clubs, or kisha kurabu, is an obstacle to press freedom. Press clubs ensure homogeneity of news coverage by fostering close relationships between the major media and bureaucrats and politicians. Government officials often give club members exclusive access to political information, leading journalists to avoid writing critical stories about the government and reducing the media’s ability to pressure politicians for greater transparency and accountability. Reporters outside the press club system conduct most of Japan’s investigative journalism. Internet access is not restricted.
(Source: Freedom House)

If you want to cover national politic news, basically you need to join this association. But if you are not from a major newspaper firm, your request will be surely requested by present members. They will decide who can be enrolled in the association. As a consequence, the topics do not vary much. Basically, foreign media firms are not associated in the group so how they get the information is explicit: from Japanese newspapers in English.

I would say the exclusive right to cover news limits the free journal right and also constrain readers to see facts from different views. However I would like to evaluate DPJ to some extent that they are gradually (slowly) removing the walls for free journalists.

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A weekend post on 2011.June.5.(Sunday)

A weekend post on 2011.June.5.(Sunday)

"横浜市寺家町"
"Jike-cho, Yokohama"

It was so nice weather on Satuday that I and my wife spontaneously decided to go somewhere. The plan was arose on 10AM… it was too late to go far. So our destination today became incide our city Yokohama.

We traveled almost one hour by train and bus, we arrived at Jike-cho.

There is huge rice field in this area. Also I could feel the beautiful air from the forest, mountains.

I was there to take photos of the beatiful nature. I even brought a book "how to take good pictures of nature". I noticed it will be a tough load…

An old man planting rice feeds using a car

An old man planting rice seeds by hands

Oh, did he plant them so straight in this field? I was suspecting it but

the footprints showed the truth. Amazing!

By the time around 50 years ago, there were many such areas all over Yokohama-city. However they started to disappear after the Japanese post war miracle, the industrial evolution in Japan. But the people in Jike-cho strongly worked on preserving the farm culture. Finally this town is now renowend for the rare beautiful farm land in Yokohama, which is actually not that rare for me from  Hokkaido though.

# Other photos besides the story

Visiting cars to Jike-cho which were made by our industrial evolution

寺家町うなぎ

Tasty Ungagi from Shizuoka for 1,300 Yen

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A week post from 24.May-25.May

2011.March.25.(Wednesday)

"the Internet"

アマゾンは情報の伝送技術の進化がもたらした。インターネットがでてきてまだ10年、更なるイノベーションは沢山残っているだろう。
情報科学がどうしてしばしばコンピュータに直結するのか、それはコンピュータが情報を処理し伝播するからである。だからこれは厳密にはcomputer science とは異なる。

A small column in the microeconomics book tells how great the advent of Amazon.com was. It says, the new shopping system enables to buy any products without going to stores. Yes, this is a shopping evolution. I am thinking about other evolutions caused by the internet. I am sure there are more missing combinations beyond blows, which even nobody has ever seen.

Internet + Shopping = Amazon
Internet + Friendship = Facebook, Email
Internet + Newspaper = Yahoo! New, Google News
Internet + Music = iTunes
Internet + Photos = Flickr
Internet + Telephone = Skype
Internet + Education = eLearning
Internet + Television = Youtube
Internet + Radio = Podcast
Internet + Diary = blog
Internet + Mind = twitter

However, when I look at the formulas below, I am still doubting the legitimacy of them, i.e. the internet does not fulfill the best solution.

Internet + Travel = Google map? I rather want to be in the place.
Internet + Poverty = (not that famous… I know only kiva.org)
Internet + Love = (hope nothing)

2011.May.24.(Tuesday)

I am almost falling asleep now in the train. Spending a weekend outside our home makes me tired, even though I by myself scheduled so:

Last weekend: by my parents
Last^2 weekend: by my wife’s parents
Last^3 weekend: on a trip in Miyazaki
Last^4 weekend: by my wife’s parents

Now I am looking forward to the coming usual weekend, on which we will swim, go shopping, and cooking.

"TPP"

Last Saturday, I visited my uncle in Sapporo. He told me about the last gubernational election. One of the controversial topic in the election was TPP, the Trans Pacific strategic economic Partnership, which enables tariff free international trades among those enrolled countries. Since the large amount of population is farmer in Hokkaido, they see TPP as a threat in their work. Farmers don’t want other countries to intervene in their food market. For me and my uncle, it seems obvious that we must enroll in the association by the strong pressure from the government. However, none of the local politicians, namely the governor candidates, does not have such a wide view. They are thickheaded. They appealed themselves by showing all different kinds of strategy to avoid TPP.

Finally, my uncle could not decide who to vote so he gave up to vote. In my opinion, it is obligation to go to election and vote somebody. In this sense, what he did is not the best solution to show his opinion and he could have chosen the best from the worsts. However, well, I understand his mind.

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A week post from 20.April-26.April

2011.May.13.(Friday)
We will be off to my wife’s parents home again this week because I am invited to a wedding reception of a friend. Before I am away from an internet connection, let me post my old diary with picture here.

2011.April.20.(Wednesday)
“A slice of my mind”

I came across an interesting blog yesterday. The blogger is in Seattle and is keeping a diary to note her daily matters. Oh, I think I’ve seen such a blog somewhere… Anyway, her description goes further. Here’s some excerpt from her blog:

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But I think every day is a one to be cherished. There is usually something that brings out a strong emotion in me during the course of the day. If I didn’t write it down, if I didn’t blog it…that “little slice of life” if you will, would easily be forgotten.
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Source: Why I blog
Her motivation to keeping a blog resembles to mine very well. Since I felt so happy to see such a blog, I will send her an E-mail to request to put her blog link in my blog.

(I am writing the following part on 30.April.)
…. some days later, she kindly replied to my message and accepted my request to add a link to her blog in my page and excerpt the text above. Thank you very much Susan! This is the first time that I met through blogs and could contact each other. I hope that I can share more experience and feelings through blogs.

2011.April.28.(Wednesday)
The holiday season is just around the corner! We will be on consecutive 10 days vacation from Friday, which we call Golden Week. Different holidays are put in the same season intentionally and accidentally by the former government.

I took a half day off today, to support my wife’s volunteer concert at a nursery house. We have been doing this work monthly since last November. Our primary motivation is to make everybody happy. The elder people there seem to be happy to listen to the real music from the oboe. I do a lot too. Also my wife also enjoys playing music in front of many people.

2011.April.26.(Tuesday)
It has passed two days since “my” blog appeared in NetworkedBlogs. I haven’t got any new readers yet, but I will continue to blog.

“TED”

If you get time for 10 minutes, I will recommend you to watch this presentation at TED. This is one of the best presentations that I’ve ever seen.

‘Challenge to our ingenuity’
‘An insect found a good solution in a resource-constrained environment’

We consume a lot, dispose a lot. This is what-he-called the one-linear model. I am more or less a environment friendly person. I give my best effort to distinguish burnable garbage with plastic garbage. Still I feel guilty when I think about the further step of them. They will be just burned and buried on the ground.

You know, we are living on a small planet, the Earth. The planet does not hold infinite resource in the ground: the resource will be died out in many decades/centuries later. Yes, people should start to realize this fact.

“Horie Takafumi”

‘The world is so irrational. Well, I just have to be in jail after one month for 2 years’

That is what our media coverage reported. The excerpt is unfairly short and the citizens will surely believe he is a bad man. What he actually said was,

‘Even if our fraud were true, their punishment to me is unfair. But the world is unfair and irrational, we have to admit this fact. What I can do is to send messages about the irrationality in this world.’
粉飾が事実だとしても、処分については不条理だなと思うが、世の中は不条理に満ちている。これが世の中の真理。僕ができるのは世の中が不公平であることを世の中に訴えていくこと
Source: His interview today

The former CEO of Livedoor, an internet media service company, was arrested today after the long process. His name is Horie Takafumi, 99.99% of young people know him for his strong message to Japanese society. I personaly think the punishment to him is unfairly too much by comparing with other similar criminals by other companies whereby nobody is arrested.

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Travel diary in the Golden Week (2011.April-May)

2011.May.11.(Wednesday)
“Looking back the trip”
旅を振り返って

日本語でも書いたので見てね!
It takes always time to revise the blog text and I usually procrastinate to publish them. So this time I will publish them without revising! Better than nothing:-)

www.flickr.com

junji_s' 2011-GW-blog photoset junji_s’ 2011-GW-blog photoset

2011.May.3.(Tuesday, Golden Week 5/10)
“Travel to Kyushu through Shikoku – day 1-”
Arriving at Miyazaki

I am in a hotel room in Matsuyama now. My wife’s father drives the car and the rest of us are sleepingr. Tonight we are staying in the middle of the destination, Matsuyama. The whole schedule including tonight has 5 days and the total traveling distance will be over 1000 kilo-meter by car and ferry.

Google map
The traffic jam today was a bit hard. Because of a car accident at some places, trafic lanes got fewer. But finally we were able to eat our favorite udon in Shikoku. I am sure I will gain weight after the whole trip.
It’s almost 10 pm. We’re gonna go to bed soon since we must be off tomorrow at 6 am hotel. Our ferry to Kyushu is at 8:30.

2011.May.5.(Thursday, Golden Week 7/10)
“Travel to Kyushu through Shikoku – day 2-”
Meeting with my wife’s relatives

The whether was not good, but we were happy that we could go to so holy place that even our Tennou (Japanese Emperor) often visits and pray.
天気があまりよくなかったけど、天皇様が訪れるような鵜戸神宮に行くことができてよかった。

You get 5 small stones there. When you through it and see your luck whether it falls into a small pond 10 meters away. I managed it at the first shot!
運試しに石を投げることができる。5球チャンス。一発ではいる。

We walked around Obi-city. The lanes of traditional houses with a kawara-roof were beautiful.
飫肥城、飫肥市を散策、瓦作りの家が綺麗だった

Then we joined my wife’s family gathering there.
親戚の集まりに参加してみんなで楽しめてよかった。

We took a taxi on the way to hotel. I talked with the driver about his favorite local restaurant. I could see that he loves his place very much.
タクシーの運ちゃんからは現地のオススメのお店を聞くことができた。総じて、みんなは地元を愛しているということがしれて嬉しかった。

This area, namely the whole Miyazaki-prefecture, was suffered from a pandemic disease for cows, which ended up with the disposal of 100,000 cows last year. However I could see the power. I am happy that I could visit the place there.
特にこの地域は口蹄疫に苦しめられた土地である。そういうところが明るく元気にしているのを見るのは嬉しいことだ。

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A week post from 18.April-24.April

2011.April.18.(Monday)

An old shopping street near our apartment

Last Saturday, I and my wife visited one of my relatives. The husband there is a younger brother of my grandmother. We’ve never met last 15 years thought, the grandmother had suggested me to have a connection each other since we are at a distance of just 5km. So we made it this time.

They are very kind family. Luckily they are fond of beer like me, we had a lot of alcohol that night. We brought our photo albums so that they learn more about us. I would like to visit them again because we can feel family at the walking distance.

"Facebook photo album with iPhotos"

I used to use "Koffeephoto" so that I can share photos easily with my friends. Still I like its low-price but good print service. However I am thinking of moving to the another combination. iPhoto has a very nice photo uploading feature to Facebook.

"Something, something"

I realized that it is easy to keep a diary with a certain object at the beginning. I think my diary became more fun, at least for me. And also, this method gives some sort of consistency in writing. As you know, this is a way how usual writers make their works!

2011.April.19.(Tuesday)

"Flickr, Facebook, simple photo uploading"

I’ve been pondering how to upload photos fitting best for my blog. My wish features are;

1. It is as easy as the simple photo uploading method in my blog manager software Qumana.
2. Any readers without user accounts can view the photos.
3. Readers can jump to the corresponding photo album if they become interested in.

1. –> Flickr and Facebook
2. –> Flickr
3. –> Flickr and Facebook

"GLAY", a Japanese pop rock group

"Pure soul", GLAY

I’ve mentioned the name last week but I will write further on the subject. I have their songs stuck in my head now. I’ve been thinking about why their music recalls my student life. I’ve got an answer: Karaoke! Yes, I used to go to sing in the karaoke in-between lectures with my good friend Keisuke and Takahiro. Sometime we stayed overnight in a karaoke room and sang without pause. Pleasant time…

# At that time, GLAY used to be one of the most favorite music groups among young generation. I like their songs for their good melodies, and the easiness to sing.
 All of my memories are treasure to me. I feel happy when I recall the old days. However it does not mean that the past time is better than the present. Now I am having the best moment. But the best of the best will be coming tomorrow. I just don’t want to forget my good memories.

2011.April.24.(Sunday)

Yesterday it rained heavily. We did not go outside and stayed whole day at home. Today, the weather recovered to a sunny day. I and my wife will soon go to swimming, eat outside lunch to regain energy. Directly after them we go to the library and shopping. I am sure we will not buy lots like we did last week (see picture). The vacation is getting closer and closer (4 days) !

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