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a0018711_164848.jpgHello, everyone. What’s something new? I’m as well as ever and it was sunny again.

Last night, I cooked an omelet for dinner. It was good. I’ve enjoyed cooking as ever. To be exact, it might be the most enjoyment in my days, I suppose. Today, Lynley gave me fish. I’m going to have it for dinner tonight.

By the way, it was nothing special to me today. Well, this afternoon, I read a book for a bit long. It was a Japanese book. The title is ”Seishun wo yama ni kakete” (Staking the bloom of youth on mountains) written by Naomi Uemura. He is famous for the first parson who reached top of the five mountains which were the highest mountains in the each five continents. And he is also the first Japanese who reached top of Mt Everest. By the way, he passed away in Mt McKinley of US 20 years ago.

Although I haven’t finished reading it yet, his life was very interesting to me. As soon as he graduated from university, he went to US though he didn’t have money to go back. And besides he couldn’t speak English. Well, I’d like to go somewhere I can’t speak their language at all. I’m really interested in what I feel and think then and there. I’m just curious.

Lately I’ve been thinking when I go back to Japan. I have many things to do after finishing my NZ life. It might be better that started early time. Anyhow, I can stay in New Zealand until October at longest.

Then, see you tomorrow. 9 people visited this site yesterday. Thank you very much.
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-07-11 16:50
a0018711_152314.jpgHello, everyone. How are you doing? I’m not bad and it was sunny again.

In the morning, when I was cleaning a bathroom, Lynley told me I would be alone there because she was going to fishing with many children, the customers had gone to play golf, and Richard had gone walking. She said, “It’s Home alone!”

My work was easier than usual today. After finished working, I had a shower and a hot spa. Maybe I was in the spa for nearly an hour. Then, I was looking up at the blue sky. I was buried in thought. I was quite smaller than the sky, I thought. What can I do by this small body? I’d wished that I’d have liked to achieve something great. Today, I realized that I should enjoy my life first of all, and then if it was great, it would be more joyful. Anyway, take it easy, everybody including me. By the way, I wonder what I cook for dinner tonight.

Well, I didn’t go running and had big lunch today. I guess I’ve put on weight yesterday and today.

Then, see you tomorrow. 15 people visited this site yesterday. Thank you. By the way, can you image that it’s winter in New Zealand by the photo?
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-07-10 15:24
a0018711_18557.jpgHello, everyone. What did you do today? It was nothing special to me today though it was sunny.

My work was busy today. I worked until 2 pm today. Then, I had lunch. After that, I went walking for an hour. I usually go running but I was tired and so I didn’t have energy to run. However, it was very cold so I ran sometimes.

By the way, I got an e-mail from Teiko a couple days ago. She lives in Hokkaido now. She told me that it’s summer in Hokkaido but not so hot and also not cold. In a word, there is very comfortable place this season. I’d like to go to Hokkaido now! Actually, I have never been to Hokkaido. After I go back to Japan, I’m going to Hokkaido by bicycle.

She told me she was very busy but fine. The scenery of Hokkaido is similar to the one of New Zealand. Even so, the life in Hokkaido is the one in Japan. Most of the people are very busy. I always think what the real happiness is. Does everybody enjoy their lives?

I don’t know why but I wanna read a book now. Actually, I haven’t read books lately. Anyway, I’m going to read a book tonight. Before that, I have to cook for dinner because I’m very hungry now. I’m going to cook the original spaghetti version 6.

Then, see you tomorrow. Well, 37 people visited this site yesterday. By the way, what are you having this dinner?
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-07-09 18:07
a0018711_18290.jpgHello, everyone. How’s it going? I’m fine, thank you. Today, I saw dolphins from our BBH. By the way, the sea of our place is called Kenepuru Sound. It is one sound in Marlborough Sounds.

When I finished working and going to my room, Lynley and Ally ran toward the beach wearing lifejackets. They are going kayaking. They are in a very hurry. Then, Lynley said to me,
“In the common room, put the tray away into the oven later! We are going to see dolphins by kayak!”
They looked excited. Then, I felt interested in it and so I saw the sea. Well, there were certainly some dolphins swimming. Then, I went to the common room to do some remain work and got ready to go kayaking. I went to the sea to look for the dolphins.

About 5 minutes later, I met Lynley and Ally on the sea. Then, they said,
“Unfortunately the dolphins have already gone”
Then, I didn’t have any idea what I should do. It was sunny. I was between the blue sea and the blue sky. Then, I decided enjoying kayaking. The sea was quite calm today. There was quite silent. I was listening to voice of birds on the middle of sea.

In the evening, I cooked curry for dinner. I always think that it is difficult to cook curry for one person. Also today, I made much. I’m having it again tomorrow breakfast.

By the way, many people staying our BBH tonight. All of them are couple. I suppose there are 4 couples. That’s why there were very warm in the common room. That’s fine but I’ll be quite busy tomorrow.

It’s sunny and I can see much of stars in the night sky now. I wonder whether I have a hot spa while watching the stars now. Then, see you tomorrow. 15 people visited this site yesterday. Thank you very much.
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-07-08 18:30
a0018711_181814.jpgHello, everyone. How’s it going? I’m fine.

It is the Festival of the star Vega today. I think the festival is had in China, Japan, and maybe Korea. In Japanese we called “Tana-bata”. We usually write a wish on a narrow paper tablet and afterwards hang it on a branch of bamboo. And at the night, we watch the Milky Way in the summer sky.

However, it’s raining in my place and cold because it’s winter here. Last night, I saw much of stars and also the nearly half moon. I feel that it is interesting that we can see the same moon wherever we are on the earth. However, I can’t see the Milky Way tonight!

By the way, this afternoon I went running as usual. Then, although I took King (dog)… Guess what. Actually, he lost his way! He often feels interested in something on the road and goes out of road. Then, I usually keep going in disregard of him. However, today, he wasn’t following me before I knew it. Then, I turned back and go to look for him. Where I found him was near the coast. There is usually a beach there but it wasn’t then because of the high tide. He usually runs on the beach but he couldn’t today. Maybe he was looking for his usual road. Anyway, I was tired and also lost weight, maybe.

Afterwards, I had big lunch. You know, the lunch after hard exercise is greatly delicious. Anyway, it was a nice day as ever. I’ve done hard exercise, ate big meals, and slept well. I’ve had quite healthy days in Hopewell. How about you?

Then, see you tomorrow. 21 people visited this site yesterday. Thank you. By the way, I will show you the photo of myself sometimes, Sindia. Look forward to looking it.
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-07-07 18:19
a0018711_181756.jpgHello, everyone. How’s it going? I’m good. It was fine day today. I’ve had a normal day. I think what I can have a normal day is very wonderful because the normal in New Zealand is quite different from the one in Japan, you know.

By the way, after lunch, I studied English. Actually, I hadn’t studied English recently except for on this journal. I suppose I studied for about an hour. Before I knew it, I was dreaming. However, I studied English in the dream. Actually, I went to sleep over the English songs. I spoke English in my dreaming world. I slept for about 2 hours. Well, I studied English enough, I thought.

By the way, I haven’t had dinner yet though I’ve already prepared it. Before dinner, I’ve got to finish my journal quickly because the common computer is usually close at 10 pm though I often use over the time. I am a bad boy.

Then, see you tomorrow. 17 people visited this site yesterday. Thank you.
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-07-06 18:19
a0018711_181244.jpgHello, everyone. Have you got something interesting? I’m as well as ever.

It was changeable weather this morning but it became completely rainy this afternoon. Even though, I went running this afternoon. Actually, it was not so strong rain. Then, I saw a rainbow above the mountain beyond the sea. When it drizzles, we can sometimes see a rainbow. But the rainbow which I saw today was not so clear and disappeared before long. Although I prefer sunny to rainy, I sometimes look forward to a rainy day for the rainbow.

This photo was taken at the time I went to Dunedin by bicycle. It was near Moeraki. It was the biggest rainbow I had ever seen and even now. The rainbow was laid across the peninsula and the horizon.

By the way, I cooked the original spaghetti version 4 for this dinner. It was tasty. Actually, I re-cooked the remains of last dinner. I added tomato sauce, potato salad dressing, and cheese again. I was right. It became quite better than yesterday. I wonder what I cook for tomorrow dinner.

Then, see you tomorrow. Yesterday, 17 people visited this site. Thank you.
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-07-05 18:14
a0018711_183623.jpgHello, everyone. How are you doing? I’m pretty good. It was sunny again though a little bit cold today.

This morning, I had brunch party. It was a birthday of a neighbour man. Lynely and Mike invited also all customers. Then, I had some meat and 5 pancakes with much whipped cream, maple syrup. In fact, I had too much but it gave me much energy to work.

Afterwards, I could work harder than usual. And although I went running as usual, actually I ran for about 14 kilo meters. Then, I really realized that eating was quite important for human to live.

At dusk, I had a hot spa. Then, an English man came into there. His name is Daniel. He arrived here this afternoon. We talked over a hot spa. At first, he felt too hot the water though I was feeling quite comfortable. He looked be used it gradually. He was going kayaking tomorrow. I’m thinking whether I would join him.

Although I had lunch at half past 4 pm, I had dinner at 8:30. Then, a German customer said,
“Are you hungry again?”
Eating is very important as I told on this journal.

I cooked the original spaghetti version 3. I didn’t boil for it. I fried vegetables and chicken. Today, I used mainly Turmeric, Garam Masala, Nutmeg, and Oregano. It was good taste. I like Turmeric. But I wondered that I should use soy sauce a little. Anyway, I’ve enjoyed cooking.

Yesterday, 15 people visited this site. Thanks. Then, see you tomorrow. By the way, did you enjoy this weekend?
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-07-04 18:37
a0018711_164737.jpgHello, everyone. How’s it going? I’m as well as ever. It was sunny today. I had a normal day today.

Well, several days ago, I got an e-mail from Ruth & Peter Zaugg. They travel in Australia now. I envy them their warm place. They told me the temperature was around 30-C at daytimes. It sounds like summer, doesn’t it? I really miss warm summer! Well, I was glad to hear both of them were very well and enjoying travelling around.

By the way, they said,
“If you are interested in pictures about Cape York you can find them on our website,
Traveljoy
Click on "Bilder", Australian... (Last file), pages 8,
9, 10!”
Although their website is written in Swiss German, we can enjoy looking at the pictures.

Well, I had dinner just now. I cooked the original spaghetti new version. However…, it was not so tasty. Today, I used mainly cumin, nutmeg, and cinnamon for pasta sauce. I thought cumin was mismatch. And turmeric is quite better. Are there anyone who knows what cooking I can use cumin? I wonder what I cook for tomorrow dinner. How about you?

Although my work has been easy lately, I guess I’ll be quite busy tomorrow because 6 people are leaving our BBH. By the way, 24 people visited this site yesterday. Thank you very much.
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-07-03 16:48
a0018711_182218.jpgHello, everyone. How are you doing? It is 8:30 pm now. I’m writing this on my bed. Actually, I woke up just now.

Today, my work was off day. Then, I decided to go somewhere a little far place by bicycle. It was quite foggy this morning. Our place was in the low clouds. Though, it gradually became clear.

I went to Crail Bay where north east from Hopewell. I crossed over the mountain. Although it made me tired, I faced really nice scenery when I reached top of the mountain. I could see Crail Bay from the top. It was very beautiful. Afterwards, I went down toward Crail Bay.

There was quite quiet place. I saw nobody there though there was a house and smoke of a fire place. I was in the large grassy plain. Also, I was among mountains. It was just silent. Suddenly, I thought,
“Where am I?”
I couldn’t believe that there was on the earth which the same planet as Christchurch or Tokyo.

When I was back to top of the mountain, I looked up the blue sky. The sun looked quite high. I wondered why the sun looked higher as I stand higher place.

It was nearly 2 pm when I got home. I had big lunch and afterwards had a shower and a hot spa. Then, I felt sleepy and so went to bed. It was around 4.

I slept almost 4 hours. It’s already nearly 9 now. I’m going to the computer room to renew my journal on the web. Then, see you tomorrow. By the way, 14 people visited this site yesterday. Thank you.
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by KazuFromNZ | 2004-07-02 18:23