2004年 06月 23日 ( 2 )

a0018711_95452.jpgHello, everyone. How are you? I’m very fine. This morning, I got up at 7:30 and went running with King. It was a very fine day. I ran while bathed in sunshine. After I got home, I had breakfast alone because Tomoko and Sumie was in their dreams still then. It was just opposite to yesterday morning. This morning, I must get up early because I would work today.

When I was working, they left Hopewell. Tomoko said,
“I think it is the last time to meet you in New Zealand. See you in Japan. Thanks a lot”
Although she is staying in NZ until August, I’m going to stay in Hopewell until about the beginning of September. But we thought it was easy to meet in Japan because her hometown is in Tochigi prefecture and mine is in Saitama prefecture. In fact, Tochigi is next to Saitama. Then, I said,
“I’m going to Tochigi by bicycle”
By the way, Sumie’s hometown is in Fukushima prefecture. It is next to Tochigi, and so I wonder that I’m going to Fukushima by bicycle after I visit Tomoko’s house.

They went back to Christchurch. I’m going to Christchurch in September, maybe. Then, I can meet Sumie, maybe. Although it was the second time for me to meet Sumie this time, Tomoko is actually the first Japanese who I talked after came to NZ. We started to go to English language school the same day. We used to be worried about each lives in NZ when we hadn’t been used to living in NZ yet. Those days, we can never expect that she would go to Nelson to live by herself, and also I would go to Hopewell to work at BBH. In fact, the first lunch time, we went to Burger King but just ordering was quite difficult for us. Anyway, we have been brought up by New Zealand. I can think so for now. Thanks, NZ. Thank you very much for coming to Hopewell, Tomoko and Sumie. See you someday.

Well, in the afternoon, I went walking up to mountain. Then, I would take King but he didn’t follow me. He looked to want to go along the bay. I thought he has become to hate going to mountain because of yesterday biking. Anyhow, I climbed the mountain to be tired. Actually, I became to be tired afterwards but I found very nice view and it was good exercise. By the way, it was cold today. After finished the long rainy days, it became cold here. I saw ice in the mountain though it was already 2 pm. I don’t like cold. When it’s cold, I get warm by exercise usually.

A lot of people have visited this site. Thank you very much. On 20th, 15 people came here. On 21st, 10 people came. On 22nd, 22 people came. However, I guess the people who read my journal are about 10, maybe. Anyhow, thank you, thanks a lot especially to Sindia.
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-06-23 18:51
a0018711_184752.jpgHi, everyone. How’s it going? This morning, I got up at 10:30. I overslept though my work was off today. Actually, I talked to Tomoko and Sumie until 3:30 last night. However, they got up at 8 this morning.

It was very fine today. In fact, it hadn’t come here the real sunny. Thanks God! After breakfast, we went kayaking. When we were doing kayaking, we were on the deep blue sea, under the clear sky, and bathed in dazzling sunshine. Although it was the first time for Sumie to go kayaking, the wave was quite calm, and so all we really enjoyed kayaking. But actually, I also liked the wave of the day before yesterday. I suppose we were on the sea for about an hour and a half.

After finished kayaking, we cooked spaghetti carbonara. I’ve loved it for a long so I learned how to cook it when I had been living in Timaru. It was very tasty though the cause might be kayaking.

After lunch, Tomoko and I went mountain biking. On the other hand, Sumie did trampoline in the garden. When we went biking, King (dog) followed us. However, we did it for almost an hour, so he looked exhausted. Although he would give up many times, Tomoko called him every time he looked going back home. It was the first time for me to see him tired.

Afterwards, Sumie and Tomoko went walking along the bay and I had a shower. In the evening, we cooked baked chicken and potato with carbonara souse (remain of lunch) , and fried vegetable. And after dinner, we had rare cheese cakes with kiwi souse which we made last night. When I was living in Timaru, my boss’s friend taught me how to make the rare cheese cake. I learnt many recipes in Timaru. Although it had been the first time for me to make it last night, it was very delicious. I was impressed! Then, I was really thankful to Ms. Miho who taught how to make it. Thank you very much.

Then, we were listening to Japanese music in the common room. There were two Kiwi women there and they were reading fashion magazines. We felt, the scenery was very strange and funny because they looked like relaxing by Japanese songs. We felt that we wanted to know how they were feeling then. Although we were laughing, they wouldn’t noticed what made us funny because we were talking in Japanese. Then, Tomoko said,
“If they can understand Japanese, we are very impolite.”
When we were talking, we often speak in imitation of Momoko. Her speaking is very special though I can’t explain it unfortunately.

Today, we have really had a wonderful day. I think it’s especially thanks to the good weather. I’m really thankful to God for giving us dazzling sunshine today.
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-06-23 18:40