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|9/1||First day in September. It's much cloudy from the morning but the temperature is already high around 28C. Woke up at 5:30am, stretched my body, and had a breakfast. Walked to work and I worked at office until 6:00pm. On the way back, I saw rice field changing its color, dropped off a couple of mails before coming home around 7:00pm, cooked dinner, went to bed around 11:00pm.|
|9/2||Woke up at 5:30am, another hot morning. Walked to work, I just cannot take my eyes off from the rice field because it changes the look everyday. Arrived to work and stayed until 6:30pm. Walked back home. I went to a grocery store to buy oyster fries and salad. Took washed cloths to a Laundromat around 8:00pm and came home after 9:00pm. So the dinner was a late one. Going bed around 11:30pm.|
|9/3||Woke up at 5:30am, I guess I went to bed too late so getting up was a tough part. Today is cloudy and I think it's pretty warm. Walked to work and stayed until 6:00pm. Stopped by at chiropractics then get a train ride back to Okubo to join dinner at Tatsumiya located at north side of the station. Had some beers and chicken BBQs in Japanese style. Came home around 11:00pm and went to bed at midnight.|
|9/4||[A big earthquake hit New Zealand, a small one
also hit in Hokkaido. Are they related?]
Woke up at 5:30am, left home around 8:00am to supermarket, then caught a train to Suma, I started my Rokko Mountain trail walk today. I arrived to Suma station at 8:30am, walked to the foot of mountain and started to going up. I have not done much of workouts so going up hill is pretty tough. I could feel my sweat dripping from my face, and my heart's pounding so hard that I don't need to check pulse from my arm... I reached the summits as following. Mt. Hachibuse(9:30am) -> Mt. Hatafuri (9:45am) -> Mt Oraga (10:15am) -> Mt. ? (10:40) -> Mt. Yokoo(11:00am), I walked for another 30 minutes to Myohoji station of Kobe city subway. A train left at 12:28pm and Arrived at Shin-Nagata to change the train to JR line. I had to wait for a while and my legs are so tired. A JR train leaving Shin-Nagata at 12:47pm, arrived to Nishi-Akashi at 1:13pm. I walked to a noodle shop for lunch, then came home around 3:00pm. Put soaked cloth in washer then I took a shower. I took a nap for a while then left home again to get my hair cut. Today the store was pretty busy so I was leaving around 7:00pm. Bought my breakfasts for the next couple of days then come home. Took cloths to drier later. Went to bed around midnight.
Looking at Akashi
|9/5||Woke up at 5:30am, another sunny day. I was
pretty tired from the yesterday's hiking so my day started pretty lazy. I
finally left home around noon to go buy a tennis racket at Akashi. The store
I went carried soft tennis ones but not the regular one. I had to come home
to check another stores on the net. I find there is a DIY store, which
usually carry basic sporting goods. I walked for 30 minutes, under hot
summer weather so I was sweating hard. Find one which is affordable, then I
walked home. I stopped at a grocery store before finish for the day. I went
to bed around 11:00pm.
|9/6||A brand new week but the morning is as hot as the last week. Already 28C as news says. Walked to work under breezy weather, maybe due to a typhoon. Spent time at work until 6:30pm and walked back home under dark weather. Stayed up until 10:00pm then went to bed. I will see what's the weather like tomorrow.|
|9/7||Somehow, I could not fall sleep over the night,
not significant fever so I was wondering why. Occasionally I hear gusting
wind, due to typhoon 9. Woke up at 5:30am and I was fine for the most of the
part but not feeling well. Walked to the work under cloudy sky with breezy
condition. Stayed at the office until 7:30pm since I wanted to join their
English class, get on a train leaving Okubo at 7:54? pm. I arrived back to
Nishi-Akashi, and saw the rain started. I bought my dinner and breakfast,
and walked out under breezy and rainy outside. Come home and had dinner, did
another load of laundry and took a bag full of soiled cloth to the local
Laundromat. Stayed there until 9:45pm then walked back Looks like I have a
fever, which is around 38.5C. Hmmm....
Looking at Awaji Island, tomorrow will be a stormy day.
|9/8||[Tax incentive program for fuel efficient cars
in Japan has ended due to reaching its budget.]
Woke up at 5:00am, still a bit feverish, exceeding 38C... There is no rain outside which is good, but Typhoon 9 is at north of Toyooka, which is in the same prefecture. No rain so far but may be changed soon. Walked to JR station to take a train to work today. It was not raining, and becoming cloudy and calm, even some sun Left work at 5:30pm. I was hoping to join tennis but my body is not feeling well yet so I decided to go home. Bought dinner and relaxed at home. Went to bed around 10:00pm.
Typhoon 9 hit the middle of Japan in the morning.
|9/9||Woke up at 5:30am, feeling a lot better today. I left my apartment at 7:20am, got inside the train I always use just a minute from departing. The train only had four cars today, so it was packed. Anyways, I arrived to work and stayed until 7:00pm. Pretty tired but decided to walk back home under dark sky today. I had to be careful and wish I had a reflector with me so I can be seen. I ate my dinner then went to bed around 10:30pm. Still not feeling well....|
|9/10||Woke up at 5:30am, still not completely recovered. I am not sure what's going on. Left home around 7:15am. I spent almost whole day at another plant for testing the machines. Come back to the office around 3:30pm to resume my office work. Left the office around 7:00pm, took a train leaving at station 7:37pm and arrived at Akashi around 8:00pm. Joined drinking party until 11:00pm. Returned to Nishi-Akashi, and needed to get stuffs organized but fell sleep for about one hour so I went to the bed around 1:45am.|
|9/11||[Japanese navigation satellite Michibiki has
Woke up at 5:30am, set the first load of cloths into washer then stretched my body to get ready for the day. I had no breakfast in the refrigerator so I had to step out to go buy one around 7:00am. The outside is sunny but the sunrise is getting late. Come back home and had breakfast around 7:30am then took out washed cloths to a Laundromat. I was there until 8:30am. When I returned to my apartment, I had only 30 minutes to pack, and take shower before leaving for the weekend in Nagoya. I left home at 10:00am, hurried to the station. I bought my tickets at 10:10am and ran up to the platform. The Hikari 468, leaving to Tokyo, was arriving at Nishi-Akashi station as I reached to the track, and left at 10:15am. Arrived at Nagoya 11:30am. I walked out from the station and moved to Meitetsu station. I took a rapid train arriving soon after I arrived. I reached at my grandma's house around noon and spent afternoon chatting until 2:30pm then walked back to the station. I took a train to Kanayama, then changed to city subway to Sakae, for a photo session. I returned to Sakae station and took a train to to Hoshigaoka, it arrived at 4:15pm, Come home, chat with my dad for a while. Left home to see my brother's family in the evening. The traffic on the road was very busy so the bus came late. Had dinner with my brother's family and played with my niece until 8:30pm. I gave him a toy Kobelco RK250. On the way coming home, I caught my dad who is also returning home. Get on a bus together. Come home, I went to bed around 10:30pm.
Hikari 468 Arriving to Nishi-Akashi
|9/12||Woke up at 5:30am, I am finally feeling well. I guess lack of sleep was also a factor, so I'd better continue this trend. My dad was already working on something, and had breakfast together. I did the dishes and also cleaned the sink a bit. I spent morning going upstairs to take a look at the stuffs my mother left. Cleaned up the room a bit and had lunch together. I went outside to work on the yard for a while. Had tea with my dad, then I packed my stuffs and left home around 4:00pm and get on a bus at a stop at 4:14pm, still a bit hot around and seeing stormy clouds in distance. Arrived at subway station and I caught one departing at 4:30pm, stopped by at Sakae to pick up a set of photographs, then walked back into the station to move to Nagoya. Arrived at Nagoya at 5:15pm, get on Nozomi 183 leaving at 5:25pm, then arrived at Shin-Osaka at 6:16pm. Getting on Kodama 765 leaving Shin-Osaka at 6:38pm, arrived at Nishi-Akashi at 8:03pm. When I walked out from the station after buying breakfast for the morning and also tonight's dinner, the outside was very much dark. Walked home and spent evening relaxing until I go bed at 10:00pm. A news says there is a rain in Hiroshima, so we might get some tomorrow...|
|9/13||Woke up at 5:30am, walked to work under still
summer like sun. Walked to work and stayed until 6:00pm. Walked out from the
building and felt the air is chilled, it is not only the breezu condition, maybe too much for a short sleeves.
Took a train to Sannomiya, meeting with my friend from my previous work.
We have not seeing each other for almost 3 years. He's traveling a lot. We
chat to exchange information and stayed until 9:00pm, I caught a train to
ride home with one leaving Sannomiya at 9:37pm. Arrived home around 10:00pm Went to bed around midnight.
|9/14||Woke up at 5:30am, it's cool in the morning so I hope the whole day will be like that. Walked to work and I did not sweat much. The whole morning was for a project, and afternoon was my real work. Few rain in the afternoon but not affecting my schedule. Stayed until 6:30pm then left for a drink with four other coworkers. We stayed until 8:30pm and took a train ride which left Okubo around 8:50pm, to come back home. Went to bed around midnight.|
|9/15||Woke up at 5:30am, still a bit drank... Walked to work, under a bit cloudy sky, thinking that the yesterday was totally clear. The cloudy weather lasted whole day, and the temperature was not going up so high. Today is on time go home day but I had to stay until 6:00pm, walking back under the sky getting dark. Shopped at a bakery, convenience store, and a grocery store. Come home, did a load of washing and took all the washed ones to a Laundromat for drying. I stayed up until 11:00pm.|
|9/16||Woke up at 5:30am, I should have been in the bed early yesterday but I missed the chance. It looked like rained over the night, and I could feel some droplets on the way to work. Stepped out from work for the afternoon to visit another building Came back to my seat around 4:00pm and worked until 6:00pm. Walked back home then went to chiropractics around 7:00pm. Come home, had dinner then spent evening relaxing. Went to bed around midnight.|
|9/17||Woke up at 5:30am, pretty tired because I was staying up late last night. Walked to work under cool morning. Today was a pretty tough day in terms of the projects. I had many questions on it. Stayed until 6:00pm then walked back home. On the way back, I checked out a brand new Joshin opened across the company today. I stopped by at a superstore before coming home. Relaxed at home and went to bed around 10:00pm.|
|9/18||Woke up at 5:30am, a bit tired still. Getting
up, and stretched my body. Left home early to make it to a train leaving around
8:00am, and took a JR train to
Shin-Nagata at 8:24am, then switched to a subway. The train came in a few
minutes after I come get to the platform. I resumed my hiking from Myohoji(8:38am)
then walked to Mt.Takao(9:43am), Mt.Kikusui(11:58am), Mt.Nabetori(1:22pm), and walked to Shin-Kobe(3:40pm)
station. A special rapid came in at 3:50pm and Arrived at Nishi-Akashi at
4:15pm, but too hungry to wait until dinner so I stopped by at Yoshinoya, to
try out a new Gyunabe-don. I came home around 4:00pm, washed my cloth and took them to laundry
after dinner. Went to bed around 11:00pm.
Nunobiki no taki
|9/19||Woke up at 5:30am, the tiredness of this morning
is much worse than yesterday. Walked out from apartment to buy breakfasts
for the next couple of days. The sky was totally clear of cloud, a typical
fall sky. Left home after 10:00am and get on a train going to Kobe at
10:33am. I met up with my friend at the station at 11:00am then we headed
out to Kishiwada area of Osaka prefecture. Arrived around 12:30pm. Walked
around the town and soon Danjiri fest for the afternoon part was started.
Stayed until 3:15pm then I get dropped off at Izumiotsu. Took a train
leaving there at 3:42 and arrived at Namba at 4:00pm. I had to walk for a
while to get it changed to Kinki Railway, but there is one leaving at 4:22pm
and arrived at Shin-Omiya at 5:00pm. Had dinner with my friend from
elementary school and chat for a while, getting on a train going back to
Kobe at 7:28pm, changed train at Amagasaki, but realized that Kinki railway
and JR stations are far apart so I had to walk for a while, getting on a
train leaving around 9:00pm and came back to Nishi-Akashi at 9:45pm. Walked
home and took a shower to get myself refreshed. Went to bed around midnight.
Kishiwada's Danjiri Festival
|9/20||Last day of three days weekend. Woke up at 5:30am, dead tired from the weekend. My day started around 10:00am, finally... Started to clean up my room, and bathroom. I stepped out around 11:30am to go buy my lunch and dinner for the day. Very much the whole day was for packing and organizing. Did two loads of laundry and took them to dry in the evening. Went to bed around 10:30pm.|
|9/21||Woke up in the middle of the night because I get thirsty. Woke up again at 5:30am, felt tired but left home on time to walk to work. I was at work until 7:00pm, walking back home under dark but under the moon light. Dropped off my bag then walked to a station nearby to buy textbook, breakfast and dinner. There is an ambulance at the station so I was wondering what's happening. Come home, relaxed at home. Went to bed around 11:00pm.|
|9/22||Woke up at 5:30am, feeling better than
yesterday. Walked to work earlier than normal. Today is supposed to be rainy
in the afternoon so I will be ready. Worked until 5:30pm but a coworker told
me that it is going to be bad storm soon by looking at his iPhone 4, so I decided to head home. I
walked to a train station, heard a thunderclap while I was waiting for a
train... Left there at 5:37pm just as the rain start catching up on me, then
arrived at Akashi station. I had to go to a post office to drop off a
package. Left there around 6:10pm and the outside was rainy a bit. So
hurried back. As I walk, the moon in the sky was almost full, and look good
when it appeared between the clouds. Took a train leaving at 6:19pm and come
home okay. When I get to Nishi-Akashi, rain stopped already so there is no
problem walking outside. Had dinner, stayed up until 11:00pm.
I think it is going to be rainy soon...
|9/23||Hearing some thunder over night. When I woke up
around 5:30am, it was silent and no rain. Just cloudy. I had breakfast then
stepped out. The weather is back in rainy, which was fairly falling hard. I
walked to nearby train station to catch one to work. When I arrived,
something was wrong, the next train is almost one hour away. First I thought
it was a joke but I guess not. The outside is raining hard, and there is no
train. I wonder what to do. I decided to walk but then realized that we
might have a bus to Okubo station. Yup, they had one and soon a bus came in.
The bus was packed but I was able to arrived with no delay. Stayed until
6:15pm then walked back home under cool weather with full moon. Stopped by
at chiropractics, then come home to have dinner. Went to bed after 11:00pm.
I guess today is a holiday around but not my company.
In the morning, west bound trains are delayed as much as 100 minutes!
|9/24||Woke up at 5:30am, very tired from yesterday's troublesome events. Walked to work under cool air, maybe because of typhoon 12 passing east of Japan. Made it a few minutes before the shift starts. Stayed until 5:45pm then took a train to Akashi station. Drink party with 20 others until 8:30pm. The unlimited drink did not include certain brands so I kept drinking beers and some rice wines. The meal, was not that good. I was not full. Took a train back to Nishi-Akashi, stopped by at a convenience store before coming home and had it as addition to the dinner. Went to bed around 11:00pm.|
|9/25||Woke up at 5:30am, I know I am still drank...Got
up and did a couple of loads of laundry, took them to dry. I stopped by at a
bakery while I wait for the drying to be done. Walked home, started to clean
my room. My friend stopped by at my apartment around noon, to pick up some
boxes to ready for the moving. I walked to work since today is a business
day... My coworkers got notices on their assignments. I stayed until 5:45pm,
then walked to a nearby BBQ place to get dinner with coworkers. Took a train
back to home around 9:00pm. Went to bed around 10:00pm.
Fall like sky, and rice field
|9/26||[3rd moving for this year...]
Woke up in the morning at 5:30am. I wanted to stay in bed for more but I have to move out from the apartment today. Washed the last load of laundry then started to pack. I am glad that I did not buy much of stuffs. Took out washed cloths to Laundromat to dry around 9:00am. Walked to MaxValu, a grocery store to buy lunch. My futon bed got picked up at 2:30pm, and a staff from national survey came at the same time. Walked out from the apartment around 3:00pm and checked in to a hotel and dropped off two my big bags and left to get haircut. It took until 5:30pm. Walked back to the apartment and did the final cleanup, and dropped off keys at 6:00pm and left. Brought my bags to the hotel room and finally get to eat dinner. Come back to the room around 7:00pm Relaxed for the evening.
Packing is almost done
|9/27||Woke up at 5:30am, in a hotel room. I was a bit
tired but walked to work on time. Today is the last day for the project and did a
presentation. Rain started in the afternoon, when I get out from the office
around 7:30pm, it was still raining. I took a train around 7:50pm back to
Nishi-Akashi, bought dinner at Lotteria, since I have to carry large items
under rain. Come back to the room, relaxed and called my dad. Went to bed
Breakfast at hotel
|9/28||[Moving day to Tokyo]
Woke up at 5:30am, packed up and left hotel at 6:20am and started to walk toward Nishi-Akashi station slowly with three big bags. The rain seems just stopped for now. I get on Hikari 460 leaving Nishi-Akashi at 6:48am to Tokyo, It was a 3 hours ride. The weather changed back to rain around Maibara, then stopped again when we passed Atami. However, when the train arrived at Shinagwa at 10:03am, it was raining again. I took a taxi to the office, to greet with people there and also dropped off my bags. I left there at 10:30am and walked to Ohsaki station. Took a train to Musashi-Mizonoguchi, to sign a contract and receive a key at the apartment office. I had to walk under rain a bit but was not too bad. The process did not take too long. Took a train to Musashi-Nakahara, walked under rain to arrive at my new apartment. around 12:30pm. Walked out once to buy daily necessary stuffs like toilet paper, detergent and dish soap. Came back to the room around 2:00pm. I need to wait until 4:00pm to receive futon bed. Went back to the office again to pick up the rest of bags, then took a train back to Musashi-Nakahara. I was able to get a glance of new NEX (Narita Express). After brought all the bags, I began to unpack, then stepped out for dinner. I have been eating hamburgers, so I needed a change. I had a curry. Came home around 6:30pm, and finally relaxed. I am tired for the day, to be honest. Went to bed around 9:00pm.
Moving to Tokyo in the morning
|9/29||Woke up at 5:30am as usual, the outside is
somewhat bright and I did some stretch and had breakfast. I left home for
work. The train is packed and it was not comfortable. However, I have to
think that this is not too bad for the first day of work in Tokyo. I am
learning which side of the doors open at certain stations, and which way is
the shortest to switch lines. Arrived to work around
8:00am and joined the meeting. Stepped out for the lunch and had noodles.
Spent another half day at meeting. Left office around 6:30pm and headed to a
Korean restaurant. Drinking party until 8:30pm and I left to home. Took a
train from Osaki, and changed at Musashi-Kosugi. Surprised to see many
people still in the cars. Stopped by at a convenience store before arriving
home. Relaxed for a while then went to bed around 11:00pm.
My new place
|9/30||Woke up at 5:30am, but I know I am not totally
well. Left home a few minutes earlier today so I was able to get on a train
which is one earlier than yesterday's. The car was not so crowded so I was
happy to be in there. Walked out in rainy weather for lunch, had a fried rice.
For the afternoon, I was in another meeting. I wanted to leave early today
but ended up leaving the office around 8:00pm, stopped by at a Japanese
restaurant for dinner, come home. Went to bed again around 11:00pm.
New Narita Express at a station
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