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Wednesday, June 30, 2004


I want someone to invite me in Orkut.
Does anyone help me?

my address: tor_nog@yahoo.com

Sunday, April 13, 2003


Last Sunday I went to see "shidarezakura" in Kannonji with my mother and sons. The temple is in Morisoejima, northern area of Shimodate.

There were two big old shidarezakura trees. One is red shidarezakura, another is white. They say the trees are 140 years old.

Wednesday, March 26, 2003


Drank too much last night. "Anatoraya" was a very unique Japanese restaurant-bar. I think the room we sat had been an attic. Wooden beam was at so low that we could hit our head against the beam if we were absent minded.

Monday, March 17, 2003


Wikipedia is a great project. I'm impressed to see there are many informative articles on the site. Few crackers, maybe.

Compared with English site, Japanese wikipedia is a little poor at this time. It needs much more contributors. I'm going to add some articles.

Wednesday, March 5, 2003


Stayed at a hotel last night.
Cold breakfast. 2 rice balls, vegetable juice and yogurt.

Tuesday, March 4, 2003


I saw "Bowling for Columbine" on Sunday. It was a light touch but powerful movie. I was impressed to see Kmart stopped selling bullets accepting Michael Moore's appeal.

Yesterday I confirmed it was a real story on a web news site.

Wednesday, February 12, 2003


Yesterday's NHK program "National treasure 100" was great. I could have many new knowledge. For example it explained how Sotatsu painted clouds in his "Fujin, Raijin" using CG. It was very profound and easy to understand explanation.

Thursday, January 30, 2003


Heard some pieces of Chaikovski's "Swan Lake" in a radio program. It's after a long time to hear the music. I like it. The conductor is a Japanese woman.

Wednesday, January 29, 2003


There are things which we cannot imagine what they are before we become certain age.
For example, I can't imagine the feeling of being 80 years old.

Tuesday, January 28, 2003


Attended the funeral of Mr. O's father. He was 85.
Mr. O was my boss 15 years ago. Now he is at the important position in the pref. government.
Many people attended including some directors.

Thursday, January 23, 2003


Drank at "Ofumi" with K and F last night. I had 3 cups of sake.
We talked about governor's policy, new assembly members and some projects in Ibaraki.

Wednesday, January 22, 2003


I have another LJ written in Japanese. When I want to express complicated idea or feeling, I write there.


Tuesday, January 21, 2003

7:30PM - study abroad

My second son wants to walk around the world. I think I must let him go abroad to study after he enters high school.

Before that, he must study English hard.

Sunday, October 27, 2002


On Friday I met J.R. We hadn't met for more than a year.
We went to Totoya and drank some beer. We talked about mostly political things. Abduction by North Korea, theater siege in Moscow and discriminations between races in Japan.

Saturday, September 7, 2002

12:10AM - waiting

Sometimes just waiting someone else to finish his/her job is my job.

Saturday, July 6, 2002

5:18AM - Virtual Tourist

I found a very interesting site. It's useful as well.
It is amazing that so many people from around the world have joined the site.
I've made my own page.

Friday, June 28, 2002


Why do many American people not have much interest in soccer games?
I watch soccer games only at World Cup time because I think other soccer games are rather dull. But World Cup games are different. World class players show us unbelievably exciting shoots, passes and defensive tackles.
So I presume the reason of indifference is that US national team hasn't been strong for a long time. Am I right?

Tuesday, June 11, 2002


I'm not a soccer fan. But World Cup games are different from usual ones. I've been impressed deeply by unbelievably wonderful plays. And the victory of Japan!

Sunday, June 2, 2002


World Cup soccer has begun. Usually I don't see soccer games but this time the circumstance is very different. TV programs are covering all the games, top articles of news papers are soccer and my sons want to see the games.
Once you begin to see a game you must be fascinated. Players' skills are incredibly high and there are so many exciting scenes. I was impressed by their strong will to have a ball under their control.

Friday, May 24, 2002

7:57AM - Piazzolla

What a beautiful melody! This morning I heard Piazzolla's "Cafe 1930" on FM when I drove to the office. I've loved this piece since the first time I heard it. It has kind of "cool passion".

Current mood: satisfied

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