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Every little thing in my ordinary life 14

I’ve been busy
I told I was busy in my business recently. Yeah, it’s still keep goin’ on. Ummm…I’m desperate to go to onsen(hot srping) so that I take a relax.

Almost cried
For the next journal of my travel, I’m preparing for a few things, such as making a size of photos smaller. As one of such things, I have a book I have to read. It’s a biography of one person, Jose Rizal. He is a hero between the Philippines.

Yesterday, I dropped by a car shop in order to change an oil of my car. While waiting for my car finished, I was reading the book. Oops, I almost cried out loud. His ideas for liberty and his attitudes turned me on.

By the way, I don’t know how I could say “I can easily cry” as an idiom in English. We have one phrase in Japanese namida moroi when we were touched with something emotional or were impressed with something sentimental. namida means “tear”, and moroi means…”fragile”, I guess. For example, “kare wa namida moroi“, I guess I would express like this; “He easily cries.” Sometimes I find such a expression in books, “he welled his tears on his eyes.” I guess it should be for…”kare wa me ni namida wo ukabeta.”

Anyway, although I was in public, it was so hard to stop crying while reading the book. I think I got older. Japanese often say “The older you get, the more oppotunities to cry you get.”

Haven’t seen sakura blossoming vigorously
Between Christians, a lot of events happen now, like Holy week. As for most of Japanese, sakura is the main thing in this season. Fortunately, this blog has reached the third year. I already wrote a few journals on sakura(cherry blossom).

In addition to sakura, we have some festivals in my region. I hope I could take pictures and introduce them in this blog. However, I haven’t even seen any sakura this year.

We call “drinking under sakura” “hanami.” People wake up early, try to get seats under sakura for their friends or colleagues, and enjoy drinking. Please look up and watch sakura blossoming above you, you can see the beauty of sakura. And imagine this, one of petals of sakura falls flutteringly and you have it in your cup. What an amazing moment! sakura can blossom in a short time. They are beautiful but can’t keep their beauty so long. That’s the secret why Japanese love sakura.

Incidentally, we have a phrase in Japanese when we call our colleagues, co-workers who start working at the same year. douki no sakura. “watashi tachi wa douki no sakura desu” means “we joined a firm(or other organizations) at the same year.”

Sadly, recently some of Japanese have their bad attitudes when doing hanami. With their attitudes, sakura might be weakened.

  1. April 6, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Hi H.P., 🙂

    I think that is part of what make them fascinating, that they don’t last for long. It’ll be nice to relax under or near trees as these, sipping on a nice cup of tea, enjoying the moment. 🙂

    Three years and counting.

    Never too old or too young to cry, and yes, even openly, that is, in public.

    What you read moved you that much? I’ll look him up.

    • honeypotter
      April 7, 2010 at 2:48 am

      Hi, girlgeum 😀

      Yeah, when you look up, you can see pink-colored sky and pink-colored snow falling. That’s a great but ephemeral time.

      Going into the third years. I hope a lot of people insrested in Japan and Japanese would enjoy this blog. 😀

      Yeah, Jose Rizal. Please check him.

  2. April 8, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    We had a quiet revolution to gain our independence. No one was exiled or executed.

    They said in the end he recanted his support for the revolution, but some say that’s a lie. And how he was buried and his sister having to bribe the guards.

    The price for wanting to be free.

    • honeypotter
      April 8, 2010 at 4:28 pm

      Oh, you already checked it? Great!

      Yeah, he didn’t have anything to do with the revolution, though, his books had much influence on others. That’s why Spaniards at that time suspeced him as a leader of the revolution.

      I cried while reading, especially at the part of the previous night of his death…

  3. April 9, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    He was an influence, an indirect participant.

    Have a nice weekend. 🙂

    • honeypotter
      April 11, 2010 at 7:14 pm

      Hi, girlgeum. 😀

      Yeah, with his words, many people took their actions.

      How’s your weekend?

  4. April 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    It was tiring. 😦

    I don’t feel like my chirpy self.

    Words are powerful.

    • honeypotter
      April 13, 2010 at 5:38 am

      Oh, too bad 😦

      Don’t worry. It will stop raining. Next weekend, you’r gonna get wonderful days. 😀

      I got a word “chirpy” from you. Thank you 😀 I’ll use it in another chance. 😀

  5. April 13, 2010 at 3:53 pm


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