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心でしかよく見えない

以前は何十匹もいた猫、今は家猫3匹外猫3匹になり、初めて犬のいない暮らしをしています。英語、フランス語、ドイツ語、ピアノ、細々と続けています。ブログの名前は“Le Petit Prince 星の王子さま”より。

デパートの外商
2013-05-14 14:44

One of the many department stores in Nagoya sends a rep to my place a few times a year. After I buy products through him, he brings me the bills, which is a very traditional payment system. The rep visited me yesterday and told me with a sad air that he was going to retire from his post and that it might be the last time he was going to come here bringing the articles on my order. He said that the store had prepared a cash card for me so that he doesn't have to put someone in his place and need to come here to collect money any more. Come to think of it, it's been over 25 years since I got to know him. He was a very aggressive salesperson when he was younger, he must feel empty now.

デパートの営業部得意先係で25年間も年数回家に来ていた人が、ついに退職が近づき挨拶にみえました。しばらく仕事はもらえるけれど、今までのポストは若い人に受け継いでもらったとのこと、次回から次の人が訪問しますと言われました。玄関へ現れた時なんとなく生気が無いように感じたのはそのためだったのかなと思いました。

お盆の習慣
2013-05-14 11:19

It's been while since I've sat down at my desk for an extended time. So many visitors and telephone calls distracted me from my routine work, so I was always a bit behind schedule. Even though it's been incredibly hot outside, I still go shopping for my family everyday and pay a visit to our ancestral grave every afternoon, because it is the week to remember and pray for them. Yesterday I placed five memorial tablets on the table in the living room. I've been offering three meals everyday, not only some sweets, but also fruits and snacks with tea in front of each tablet several times a day. Until the 15th I usually keep on lighting candles and incense as well. I've also been recovering from my bad condition. Once I only weighted 35 kg(77 pounds) which was not normal even though I am 148 cm. Thankfully, I now feel better than last month.(2013.8.14)
たくさん先祖の位牌があるので、今週はお供え物やお参りする時間がいつもより多いです。また来客も絶え間ないので、何もまとまったことができないうちに一日が終ってしまいます。