2004年 09月 17日 ( 8 )

a0018711_12482984.jpgHello, everyone. How’s it going? I’m very fine. I’ve just arrived in Christchurch and stayed at YHA.

This morning, I met my contractor and got pay. A couple days ago, there became no works at the bin yard in Blenheim. And so I’d wondered that I’ve been going to Chch recently. Then, the contractor told me that he would go to Chch an hour later. Although I was in the town of Blenheim then, I went home soon, packed the big luggage, and left Blenheim.

And this evening, I arrived at YHA in Christchurch. Then, I was very impressed by many things. In Blenheim, I’d had very poor life. In my flat, there were no fridge, no toaster, no washing machine, no TV, no chair, no table, and no bed cloths. Of course, there was quite dirty. But now, the life was finished. I am in YHA. This evening, I had some piece of bread with jam. When I was having it, I remembered that there was toaster in YHA. As soon as I remembered it, I went to the kitchen and set the bread into the toaster. Two minutes later, I had some pieces of toast and very impressed that it was very delicious. Maybe I had never been impressed by toast before.

a0018711_12485538.jpgAfter dinner (toast), I walked around the city. When I was standing at a crossing, I saw Hiro to wave me in the bus. I was surprised and followed the bus to the Bus exchange. I’d thought there were almost no people I knew in Christchurch. Anyway, I could meet Hiro and talked in front of the Bus exchange.

I suppose the last time I’d met him was in May in Timaru. We talked about our lives after the last time we met. There were lots of things to tell and ask each other. Anyway, he looked very fine and me as well. He told me he was going to stay in Chch until 25th of this month, and so, we said, “See you soon later” and he got on the bus.

a0018711_12491461.jpgA couple days ago, I got a text message from In hye who is a Korean girl. We were classmates at the language school last year. On the text message, she told me that she was in Chch still, and so I sent a text to her today. After Hiro was gone, I met her in front of Cathedral. She looked good as well. I suppose the last time I met her was in April. She said,
“Tell me tell me about your life”
She is a funny girl. By the way, she has been to the English language school still. And so her English skills have quite improved, I thought.

After that, I went back to YHA and had a nice shower and went to bed. Actually, I slept in a sleeping bag at the days in Blenheim. I can’t believe that I was in Blenheim this morning. I feel it was long time ago. When I woke up this morning, I never expected that I would sleep in Christchurch tonight. I don’t know what I’ll be doing tomorrow night. My future is blind but I like it.

Then, see you later.
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-09-17 10:45

a0018711_1217297.jpgHello, everybody. How are you doing? I’m good.



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Well, actually, I didn’t keep diaries when I was in Blenheim.


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And so I’ll write the memories of Blenheim days here sometime, maybe. I don’t have energy to write the days so far.


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Anyway, I had violent days in Blenheim.


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Nevertheless, I really enjoyed it.



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I lived with two German guys, two Korean men, and two Japanese boys.


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I met many people and had mysterious days.




a0018711_1219321.jpgWell, I just show you some photos of the days, and then guess how I spent the time in Blenheim, please.
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-09-17 10:44
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-09-17 10:43
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-09-17 10:42
a0018711_1145849.jpgAlthough I’d been going to leave here on 1st September, today I changed my plan that I was leaving here on 27th. There were some reasons but anyway, I’m going to Blenheim the day after tomorrow. That’s why I have been quite busy.

Nevertheless, I went running into the forest with King. Then, I met an old Kiwi man who lived near Hopewell. He told me he often saw me to run, and he wanted to talk to me. He asked me lots of questions for example, why I came to New Zealand, why I stayed in Hopewell such a long, why I ran such a long, what I would do after leave there, how old I am, when I am leaving here, and so on. He was just curious. We talked for maybe 30 minutes on the road in the forest. Although he asked to me too many questions, I enjoyed talking to him.

By the way, last night, a Korean couple came to Hopewell. This afternoon, I went kayaking with them for about 30 minutes. It was the last kayaking to me in Hopewell. It was very fine day and so, I could see the blue sky and clear sea on the kayak in dazzling sunlight. Ah, I will miss the beautiful nature soon.

Then, see you later.
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-09-17 10:41
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-09-17 10:40
a0018711_1135390.jpgHello, everyone. How are you doing? I’m good.

This morning, I went running. Then, a Kiwi old man spoke to me,
“Hey, you have to run faster!”
“Oh, what’s up?”, I said.
“You know, the Japanese woman won the marathon race of the Olympic just now!”
“Oh, really? What is her name?”
“I don’t remember. She was quite small girl. Anyhow, you keep running and faster!”

a0018711_1141452.jpgHe looked quite excited. Then, I was glad that Kiwi people felt excited about the race which Japanese won. Well, her name is Mizuki Noguchi. I checked it on the internet. Actually, I watched her race just a year ago on TV. I suppose she ranked 2nd the time. Anyway, I ran a little bit faster after I met the Kiwi man.

a0018711_1144461.jpgWell, I worked by 4 pm today. I fit some timbers up under the deck of the house which we have been renovating lately. When I was working, the weather changed again and again. It was sunny in the morning but before I knew it, large clouds covered in the sky. And suddenly, it became snow! But it was only for 5 minutes. Afterwards it became rainy, cloudy, and finally, I could see the moon clearly in the night.

I am a little bit tired now. Then, see you later.
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-09-17 10:40
a0018711_11353715.jpgHello, everyone. How’s it going? I’m fine, thanks. It was quite changeable weather today.

This morning, I woke up early, and went walking with King to the mountain. It was very nice. As usual, the blue sky made the sea blue, and the dazzling sunshine made everything beautiful. Ah, there is just 10 days left my stay in Hopewell. Afterwards, I would not see the beautiful scenery of Hopewell.

a0018711_11391121.jpgIn the evening, I went running, had a shower, and had a spa. And afterwards, I went to lounge to cook for dinner. Then, there were three German customers and Akiko were having dinner there. They said,
“Can you join us?”
Of course, I joined them. They were having Thai curry. It was very good. There were much of rice left on the dish. Daniel, who is one of German customer, asked me,
“Can you have more?”
“If you are happy, I can eat all”, I said.
“Yes, he has got a big stomach”, Akiko said then.
In fact, I had all of remains.
I said, “Danke (Thank you)”.

Although it was rainy in the afternoon, there were lots of stars and the moon in the night sky. Then, see you, good night.
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-09-17 10:38