2004年 08月 08日 ( 4 )

a0018711_178954.jpgHello, everyone. How’s it going? I’m very fine. It was not so clearly fine but surely sunny and warm today.

Last night, Lynley came back from the trip. This morning,
“How are you?”, I said to her. Then,
“I’m tired for the short trip.”, she said.
Nevertheless, her smile was the same as ever.

Well, I was pretty good today. In fact, I slept for 11 hours last night though I had been awake till late recently.

After work, I went running after 3 days interval. I went further than usual. On the way, there were sheep, or chick on the road. Then, King would often hunt them. I shouted him to stop that many times.

By the way, two Kiwi ladies have stayed here since last night. They are quite friendly and funny. This morning, Alex (British guy) had left some dishes at the sink. When I putting those away, the lady, Jo shouted,
“Alex!! You are...bla bla bla bla…! ”
She was like a mother of Alex. It really amused me.

In the evening, I cooked curry for dinner. Then, Jo said,
“Oh, it’s your turn today?”
“What do you mean?”, I said.
“You are cooking for Akiko, aren’t you?”
“No. It’s just for me.”
“Why don’t you cook for her? A good man cooks for girls. Why not?”
“Why not?”
“Why not indeed why not?”
Whoever guys in front of her would be her sons, I thought.

When I finished cooking curry, I was not so hungry, because I’d tasted many times when I was cooking. And so I would have cereal with milk. Then, Jo said,
“What are you doing, Kazu?”
Suddenly, Jane (another lady) took the cereal box from my hand, and said,
“It is breakfast!! Where is the curry?”
“It’s over there.”, I said.
I had to describe my thinking to them by my poor English. Now, I wonder what I was doing. But I was enjoying the time with certainly.

a0018711_1783067.jpgActually, they used to teach English to Japanese students. And so, they knew Japanese culture well.
“Don’t have cereal for dinner. Have Miso soup now.”, Jane said.
They also asked to me about some Japanese culture. For example,
“Which baseball team do you support?”
“Do you like sumo? Do you like Takanohana?”
“What Japanese food do you like best?”
Like that. Anyway, there were lots of questions.

“I like sushi.” When I answered like that, they said,
“Why don’t you cook sushi for us tonight? There is the sea. And here is rice.”

When Jane was going out to watch glowworms with Alex and Akiko, she also asked me,
“Have you seen the glowworm here?”
“Yeah, lots of times.”, I said.
“Why don’t you show it to Akiko? Bad boy!”, she said and hit my head.
I had never met such quite friendly customers.

I had a very good day today. It’s already 1 am now. It’s time to go to bed. I think I would renew this journal tomorrow morning. Then, see you tomorrow.
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-08-08 05:44
a0018711_5404086.jpgHello, everyone. How are you doing? I’m good though it was rainy almost all day today.

This morning, when I was cleaning in the common room, Mike came there and said,
“Dolphins are coming soon. Now, go kayaking!”
Then, Akiko, Alex, and I went out to get ready to go kayaking. Alex was very quick. He was already on the sea before I knew it. On the other hand, Akiko took much time because she had actually never tried kayaking yet. When I reached in the middle of the sea, I saw dolphins were jumping at the far place. They were completely gone before Akiko came. She made something complaint to me. But anyhow, it was over.

When we were back, Mike made muffins for us. It was very good. He said,
“I am claver.”, with a smile.
It was certainly true, I thought. He cooks very well.
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After work, I cooked the original spaghetti version 11. It was like Chinese noodles. I thought it was quite original but the taste was not so great. Then, I made too much but I had to have all because it was like Chinese noodles, you know. I couldn’t leave it for dinner.

After lunch, I went walking with King though it was raining. I had big lunch and so I just wanted to do exercise. I went walking for about 2 hours. The rain was light, so it was not bad.

Afterwards, I had a shower and had a hot spa. Then, the rain had already stopped. Although it was cloudy, I could see some stars in the sky. Then, I wondered that I hadn’t had a spa for a long. Ah, I missed sunny days.
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-08-08 05:43
a0018711_539874.jpgHello, everyone. How’s it going? I’m So so. I didn’t go running or walking today because it was raining all day.

This morning, four customers left. In addition, Richard went back to Canada though he had come back from Australia just last Sunday. I miss him. He used to talk to me everyday. Although I often couldn’t hear his English, he talked slowly, and explained again and again for me.

When he was leaving, he told me that he was coming back to Hopewell before long. Perhaps, we would meet again. Now, I’m thinking what I will do, and also where to go in September. My visa expires on the 11th October. It means there are 2 months left for my stay in New Zealand. I can’t believe that I’ve been in New Zealand already for 10 months.

By the way, it’s already 7th August now though I’m writing this journal like today is 5th. Ah, I’m getting lazy…

Today (5th), I read a book till late again. The book title is “Hoshi no junrei” (The pilgrimage of star) written by Paulo Coelho. I’m not sure the English whether the English title is correct. I read it Japanese and besides Paulo Coelho is Brazilian. It’s a very nice book.

I read a book at the lounge until 1 am. Then, there was a guy, Alex there. Although it was already in the midnight, he was enjoying drinking wine while listening to music. He seemed to love music. Well, he likes talking as well. When I talked to him something, he didn’t stop speaking for a while. He is very funny and quite friendly.

Then, see you later.
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-08-08 05:40
a0018711_5365940.jpgHello, everybody. How’re you doing? It was sunny in this morning but became rainy in the evening and cold.

Well, I’ve been lazy lately. I hadn’t connected to the internet for three days. That’s why I renewed my diary for from the 1st to the 3rd August today. For these three days, I hadn’t been actually busy. Just I’d relaxed and been in the nature longer, you know.

This morning, I had the remains of last dinner which was named “Version 9”. In the evening, I cooked the original spaghetti version 10 for dinner. It was good as well. I used a chicken stock cube for that. And I added a little cayenne, nutmeg, thyme, oregano, and so on.

After dinner, I read a book, and now, it’s already 2 am, before I knew it. I’m sleepy. See you some time. I don’t know when I renew the diary next.
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-08-08 05:38