<   2004年 07月 ( 31 )   > この月の画像一覧

a0018711_17384669.jpgHello, everyone. How are you doing? I’m good except for a bit sleepy. In fact, I hadn’t slept enough last night.

Last night, I wrote a diary and afterwards read a book till late. And besides, this morning, Blacky (cat) disturbed my sleep at 6:30 by walking on my bed.

That’s why I was not so energetic today. Although I usually went running after finish working, I needed having lunch soon. After that, I read a book for a while, I went running with King (dog) but it was nearly walking.

In the evening, I also didn’t have energy to cook for dinner. Then, I had had two Potatoes and two mushrooms which were put into a microwave just three minutes. It was easy dinner. I had also cereal. Well, there was Akiko, and she said,
“It’s like breakfast”

Now, I’m going to have a hot spa, and afterwards sleep early time. By the way, it was very fine weather this morning. Then, I took much of photos (over a hundred). I love taking a photo on sunny days. I guess I consumed all my energy this morning.

Then, see you tomorrow. By the way, thank you for commenting here, Eriko. Are you all right? I haven’t heard good news from you for a long. I can’t say anything to you without good luck. See you in autumn.
by KazuFromNZ | 2004-07-31 17:40
a0018711_527010.jpgHello, everybody. How’s it going? I’m pretty good! I think I’m a very lucky and happy boy. How many people are fine everyday like me on the earth? How about you?

It was changeable weather today. It was cloudy, rainy, cloudy again, and afterwards sunny. Although it was truly changeable, I felt it was also calm. It was almost no wind and the rain was light. For my part, it was not bad weather.

This morning, when Akiko and I were working, Mike (our boss) had us have a break. He gave us cups of coffee and biscuits. He told us that many customers visited here last year even this season, but now here was quite silent. I’d thought that a few customers had visited here this season every year. But he doesn’t know why silent this year, and also I don’t know why, of course.

By the way, as I’d written yesterday, it was the day of curry again. I had curry for breakfast and lunch. Although I would have it for also dinner, I was not hungry in the evening. In fact, I had lunch at 3:30. After that, I read a Japanese book. It’s quite difficult book to me. I’ll sometimes tell you about the book if I could explain. Ah, I’ve finished reading “Seishun wo yama ni kakete” (Staking the bloom of youth on mountains) written by Naomi Uemura a couple of days ago. I was very impressed by that book. I’ll look for something to stake my bloom of youth. By the way, I wrote about him on 11th July.

a0018711_5273881.jpgWell, what I did in the evening is to have a hot spa while watching the bright full moon. Then, I also listening music. It was very nice. In fact, I was there for an hour. Well, I saw a long shooting star. The length was twice and a half of the Southern Cross. The moon was reflected in the sea. There is a thermometer. It told 4 degrees centigrade. If I wasn’t bathed in the hot water, I couldn’t keep looking at the night sky such long. I had a extremely wondrous time at the spa.

Ah, I had dinner at 11 pm. I just had two pieces of toast. And now (1:30 am), I feel a little bit hungry. It’s time to go into a dream. I’ve often had an interesting dream. I wonder what happen in a dream today. By the way, Akiko told me she’d often had a nightmare recently. How about you?

Then, see you tomorrow. By the way, I’m having the curry for breakfast tomorrow as well.
by KazuFromNZ | 2004-07-31 05:32
a0018711_18443291.jpgHello, everyone. How’s it going? I’m very fine. It was raining in the morning but it became clear in the afternoon.

Today, I sent e-mails to 6 people. Actually, I hadn’t sent replies to my friends recently. And I am going to send e-mails also tomorrow. I have lots of things to do every day though I enjoy those and really relax as well.

a0018711_18452221.jpgToday, I’ve done my conventional activities which have been walking, running, hot spa, and just relaxing. Well, I haven’t done cooking today because I cooked much of curry last night. Breakfast was curry. Lunch was curry, too. And also dinner was curry again. Nevertheless, there are the remains in the pan. I’m having it for tomorrow breakfast, lunch, and perhaps dinner too.

It’s nearly 1 am now. I am sleepy and so I’m going to bed now. Then, see you tomorrow.
by KazuFromNZ | 2004-07-30 10:51
a0018711_593357.jpgHello, everyone. How’s it going? I’m not bad. It’s raining here in Hopewell.

This morning, it was cloudy. And I went walking but it was nearly running up to a mountain with King. I have waken up early lately. Old people said,
“The early bird catches the worm.”
Today, I went walking for an hour. I felt fresh air, and afterwards I had nice breakfast.

This morning, 3 customers left our BBH. But the work was very easy. I really felt,
“1 plus 1 is 3, or can be even more.”
Especially bed making was quite easier than the time I’d done it alone. That’s why Akiko and I could clean rooms quite tidy, and we finished the work by noon.

Then, I went running with King. I often see a Kiwi guy, who lives in the neighbourhood, to walk with a dog on the way to go running, but today I saw that he was running. I don’t know exactly why but I was a little bit happy to see it. Although we always say “Hello” or “Hi”, it differed a little today.
“Hi!!!”, he said with his refreshing smile.

After running, I had lunch, a shower and a hot spa. My conventional day is back. When I was having a hot spa, Lynley and her daughter, Sarah and Ally left from the wharf and went travelling to Australia. The wharf is next to the spa.
“Good bye, Kazu!”, Lynley said in a happy voice.
“Good bye. Bon voyage.”, I said while relaxing in the spa.

Then, it gradually became rainy. I went to the common room and wrote journals of 26th and 27th. Well, the cause of that I felt not so good today was a hangover. But I didn’t drink alcohol. The hangover is actually carsick. In Japanese, we use the same word for carsick and drunk. When I told it to Akiko, she said,
“It’s very funny but I heard that my friend had a dim consciousness when she had a medicine for carsick. Your hangover is perhaps the same as hers.”
“Ah, I think so. Lynley told me the medicine was very strong one.”
“Well, has the medicine begun to work just now? It’s too late.”, she said.
But now (11pm 28th), I feel better.

I’m going to get up early tomorrow as ever and transmit this journal in the morning. Then, see you tomorrow.
by KazuFromNZ | 2004-07-29 05:10
a0018711_15584847.jpgHi, everyone. How are you doing?

This morning, Blacky (a black cat) woke me up at 6:30. She stayed in my room last night because it was awful stormy outside. She walked about on my bed though I was good sleeping. Although it had been still stormy then, it was gone in the morning dawned.

Our work was easy today. After I finished working, I translated the diary of Mr. Mizuguchi into English. Afterwards, I went to Blenheim with Lynley and Akiko for shopping. Although I was afraid of carsick, Lynley gave me a medicine. Nevertheless, I had carsick. I’ll never go shopping anymore. After I got home, I went to bed early.
by KazuFromNZ | 2004-07-28 16:00
Hello, everybody. How’s it going? I’m not bad but not good. It’s afternoon of 28th July now. In fact, I haven’t kept a journal for 2 days. I’m sorry. It’s raining now and I am in the lounge. The radio is been on. I am writing this journal while Akiko is reading a book on a sofa.

Today (26th), it was the first work to Akiko. Although Lynley told us we would start working at 10:30, we started at 10. No customers left here today, and so we cleaned just the bathrooms and the common room. And afterwards, we removed spider webs on the walls of all buildings. Then, Akiko said,
“We are troubling spiders though they have just spun webs. They don’t trouble to us except to make a house looks bad.”
However, she looked very enjoying the work.

After we finished working, I cooked spaghetti for lunch. Although I would cook for dinner for Akiko last night (25th), Lynley invited her and also me for dinner. That was why I cooked lunch for her today.
“What version is this spaghetti?”, Akiko said.
“Version? Ah, it’s version 7, I suppose. Well, do you read my journal?”
“Unexpectedly, many people read your diary. Well, Mr. Masa told me that he would have liked to taste the Beef & Potato (Niku-Jaga) spaghetti.”
I was glad to hear it. I’d thought that only Sindia and a few others had read my journal. By the way, the version 7 was tomato base, and mainly used oregano. It was good taste, I felt.

By the way, when we were having dinner with Lynley and Mike last night, Lynley asked us,
“Why don’t you talk in Japanese? Nihongo-de.”
“We prefer English to talk.”, we said.
Well, the main dish was lamb steak.
“These were in our garden.”, Lynley said with a smile. “They were killed for us. I think they are happy to be such tasty steak.”
“I hope so.”, I said with a serious face.
Well, today I cooked Oyako-don for dinner. It was nice as ever. Although I would take a picture of Oyako-don with Akiko, she disliked it. I guess our friends would like to see photos of her but unfortunately I would be unable to do it.

Then, I’ll write a journal of 27th soon. See you. By the way, it was sunny in the morning but it became stormy in the evening.
by KazuFromNZ | 2004-07-26 18:48
a0018711_1523743.jpgHello, everybody. How’s it going? I’m as well as ever. It was as well as ever, too.

This evening, Akiko arrived in Hopewell. I’m very glad that she came here. Here has been getting quite quiet place. A few customers have stayed here lately. Now, I’ve got a companion to talk with. Although Akiko is Japanese, we usually talk in English. I wish it would be good English study for each.

By the way, I woke up at 7:30 this morning though I hadn’t woken up such early time recently. Then, I walked up the mountain with King. I saw the shining sunrise. It was great. When I was walking, I felt quite hungry. Although I had breakfast afterwards, it was very delicious. Then, I thought I should keep the morning walking as I could. For that purpose, I have to wake up a bit early. I’ll do it tomorrow, maybe.

It is 6:30 pm now. Lynely is having Akiko and also me for dinner tonight. Then, see you tomorrow.
by KazuFromNZ | 2004-07-25 15:24
a0018711_4411229.jpgHello, everyone. How’s it going? I’m very fine and the weather was also very fine.

Last night, no customers stayed at our BBH, and so where I cleaned was just the bathrooms and the common room this morning. Well, Akiko is coming here tomorrow and starting working. That’s why I will be a not cleaner from then.

Well, I cleaned up the bathrooms and the common room quite hard today. Maybe I’ll miss cleaning the rooms.

By the way, this lunch time, I had tinned roast chicken with rice. Actually, I’d got it from my close friend the day I left Japan. His name is Iwao. Then, Iwao said,
“You’ll must miss Japanese food in New Zealand. Then, have this.”
Well, actually I don’t miss Japanese food so much because I often have Japanese food. Nevertheless, the roast chicken impressed me enough. Thank you, Iwao though you might forget that you sent it to me.

Today, an English girl came to our BBH. Many English people have visited here lately. I like English people because their English are easier to hear than Kiwi English, you know.

Then, see you tomorrow. There are much of stars in the sky tonight as well.
by KazuFromNZ | 2004-07-25 04:43
a0018711_15111965.jpgHello, everybody. How’s it going? I’m as well as ever. It was fine and warm day. Well, I heard it was burning in Tokyo. The maximum temperature was over 40 degrees centigrade from what I heard. Is everybody alive?

This morning, 3 English girls left our BBH, and so there are no customers tonight. At the large lounge, I am going to study English while I cook for dinner. Although it’s a bit short, that is all today.

Then, see you tomorrow.
by KazuFromNZ | 2004-07-23 15:12
a0018711_1802170.jpgHello, everyone. How’s it going? I’m as well as ever. It was sunny in the morning but it became cloudy and quite cold in the afternoon.

Yesterday, Lynley went to the town and then, I asked that I wanted some food. At the night, she came back while brought some food for me. Although I didn’t notice it then, there were spring onions and chocolate which I hadn’t requested. This afternoon, I asked her about it.
“Are those on you?”
“Yeah, special food for you.”, she said with a smile.
“Thank you very much”, I said.

Lately, I have been able to save money for thanks to Lynley and kind customers. Actually, I have wondered if I’ve been going to English language school after I leave Hopewell though I haven’t had enough money. I’m not sure but perhaps I’ll be able to go to school once more in New Zealand. It will come true if I can get a job as soon as I leave Hopewell.

Well, this afternoon, I made a new website in Japanese. But I won’t keep renewing it everyday. My main website is here even now. Recently, I have sent e-mails not so often. For that reason, somebody had got angry. However, I don’t wanna face to a computer for long hours. That’s why I prefer talking on my website to sending lots of e-mails, to keep it touch. Although I prefer this English site to the new Japanese one, there are some people who dislike English. Then, I made Japanese one.


If I had enough energy, I would translate the Japanese site into English. Anyway, I’ll keep a journal in English here the same as ever.

After I finished using internet, I watched “Snatch” on video with English girls. Although the English girls sometimes laughed, I never understood at all. Well, I haven’t studied English lately except for this journal. I decided that I was going to study English tomorrow anyway.

At 6 pm, although it had been already dark, I went short running to feel warm. Then, I saw lots of small lights. I had seen it before. It had been in Te Anau. In fact, they were glowworms. I’d heard the glowworms had been around our BBH. But I hadn’t seen it.

Although there were much of stars in the sky, the glowworms were like stars. Then, I wanted to show it to my friends, Sumie, Sanae, Kaname, and Mitsuhiro. I’d had to know it before they visited our BBH. Well, Kaname told me he was going to visit here again to go kayaking. Then, I wish he will see it.

Then, see you tomorrow. By the way, it was the birthday of Hiro, Yayoi, and Naoko today. Happy birthday. How was the birthday in New Zealand? I wish you all have had a beautiful day today.
by KazuFromNZ | 2004-07-22 18:01