現在猫6匹のみ、初めて犬のいない暮らしをしています。ピアノ、英語、フランス語歴は長いですが、数年前からドイツ語勉強し始めました。ブログの名前は“Le Petit Prince 星の王子さま”より

2011-08-27 22:54

About two decades ago, I met a man who came to our temple every morning to pray to Buddha for himself.

He was weak physically and mentally and stopped working around the time he turned 40 years old.
Neighbors gossiped that he was thrifty and extremely serious.

When he killed himself, he left some fortune and a lot of jewelry that he had been collecting for a long time.
They said that he was eager to get married and had been looking for his perfect dream.
That is why he bought a house preparing for the future.

One day he committed suicide after he visited the temple to pray.
He had not been able to find his bride, so he must have been lonely and desperate as he thought that no one loved him.

Tomorrow his seven relatives are coming to have a memorial service at the temple.
All of them are his half-siblings ,but they still remember him and will come over from other prefectures.

2011-08-21 16:23

The cool rain seemed to usher in an early autumn.
I was shivering when I walked Hana to the nearest bush yesterday night.

Hana was not satisfied until she found a thick growth of weeds which gave off a good smell.
By then it was already 12:30 am. when we got back home I found it was rather hotter in the room than outside.
There aren't many comfortable days throughout the year, so I have to appreciate everyday no matter how hot or cold it is.

This morning I feel happier to hear Hana breathing softly as she sleeps and write my entry.
This afternoon hopefully I can do my own things too after my daily tasks.

It's been a long time since I sat and study languages.
It's time I started it again.
I must make the most of my free time.
A friend of mine who came into town yesterday inspired me a lot.

2011-08-13 22:55

It's been one year since I wrote my first entry.
Because of my health condition I only write at most once a week nowadays, but it doesn't mean that I'm quitting my blog.

I've been taking care of my sick dog Hana day and night, so she is managing get through this hot summer. I am so exhausted because of lack of sleep, and my eyes haven't fully recovered yet.
The CPU screen hurts my eyes and makes me so tired, but I must do the accounts and do some other work as I get paid for it.

Today is the first day of "Bon (Buddhist festival of dead)", since my mother often told me ""First things first",I already visited my family tomb at 5 o'clock this morning to serve water.
I felt somehow relieved there to see so many people cleaning their ancestral graveyards.

2011-08-05 18:09

Recently I received a greeting card from one of my newest friends.
She wrote a lot in a small post card about how she had been getting along.
She was busy visiting her sick mother-in-law who lived far away from her.

A couple of years ago, her son quit the junior high school where my son also attended because of financial problems, according to her, but I did not believe her explanation.
I thought that she and her husband had wanted to send their son to a more competitive public school, because they wanted him to go a prestigious national university since he was an honor student (actually, the top student) at that time.

Studying at a private school sometimes makes children lazy, but I found out that what she had said was true, and she still regrets that she was not be able to let her son continue at my son`s school.

She added that she and her son would like to be our good friends hereafter, although our sons are attending different schools now.
Her son used to tell her that my son was good in various areas and respected him, and he wants to see him again.

I was glad to know that my son made a good impression on him.