◎Glad to hear you are getting vaccinated soon. I am also hoping to be done soon.
All is well here. Winter is arriving. Interesting times ahead for
Japan with the upcoming Olympics.
Wishing you both all the best.
----------Noela Knight, Christchurch, New Zealand----
◎Thank you for your Home Page with pictures of your excursion to the Kobe Arboretum.
Here the Autumn Season has started and the
weather is getting much colder.
When walking through the parks and enjoying the blaze of colours, we can
(only for a short time) the problems of the
Corona Virus everywhere in the world.
◎I am very happy to know you are enjoying the season. The photos of Mt. Rokko and your
garden are beautiful, full of fresh atmosphere of the early summer.
Coronavirus is still spreading here and we are living
under many restrictions. Although I personally am enjoying a fairy normal life
( gardening , painting/ drawing, trail walking with my dog, etc.) , the news is
full of depressing stories of Stay-Home Corona side effect, especially drug
I told you that marijuana was legalized in 2018 in Canada.
There are three cannabis shops in this small peaceful seaside town where I
live. And my neighbor is a computer technician serving the marijuana industry.
His family lives on the luxurious property. I think marijuana business is doing
well thanks for the pandemic. Only a couple of years ago simple possession of
it was criminal offense. Now we can even invest in marijuana stocks.
Looking forward to June Home Page.
-------- Haruyo Konishi Hazelton
◎So very good to hear from you both today. We have been wondering how you are
getting on through this serious pandemic. I do hope that
you soon get called up for your vaccination. It seems, from
the news we get here, that the virus spread is quite serious now in Japan.
and I are fine here in Christchurch. Our nation has been very lucky to
quickly control the spread of Covid here, as so, except for the borders being
closed, we live a fairly normal life.
take great care of yourselves, tomodachi.
Tom and Kate,
◎I hope you and your family are doing well.
Thank you for the pictures of blooming
flowers and a green garden. I'm jealous of your own cherry blossom in the
garden:) I really enjoyed the Japanese page in addition to the English page
and I could feel both the smell of tide
and the pink wind blowing.
Particularly, the photo of the blue sea
was pretty good for me. That the small boat on the Seto Irand sea made me want
to eat fresh fish!
Well, I walked around the mushi-road
The sky is blue and the sunshine is
strong, and it feels like the beginning of summer in the air. I can't believe
how fast the spring goes.
I'm looking forward to reading the
upcoming wonderful photo and article.
The attachment is the park thoughout the Mushi road
The attached is the distsnt view of
----Liebe, Yokohama, Japan---------
◎Yes! We need a kind and strong Oni who would eradicate Covit-19. In Canada average
daily Covit death is about 150 for the last few days.
the rest of Canada is suffering from the extreme cold temperature, we have had
a very mild weather here in the Pacific north west . Through the winter I have
enjoyed many flowers, jasmines, hellebores, prim roses,,,,, Some of hardy
fuchsias have stayed beautiful and have kept feeding hummingbird. For the last
few days beautiful colorful skies have entertained me – sure sign of spring.
The photos I am sending you are my watercolor. I have been trying to capture
the constantly changing color of clouds and water .
Christmas I received a Rubik cube and murder-mystery books (Stieg Larsson).
Both are perfect gifts for my rainy day.( I still love murder-mystery. Your
fault! Many , many years ago at high school you introduced me to Agatha
Chrisie.) I came across a couple interesting things in his books – The heroin
of the book Lisbeth Salander is an odd girl but has super brain, especially in
math and computer.
solved Rubik cube in 45 minutes. ( It took me about ten days. )
Lisbeth solved Fermat's Last Theorem after a few days. ( I could not get even a
long, elementary proof . ) Do you remember your “Last lesson” which you and Mrs
Kanda gave to us old Fukiai students of 60-70 years old? ? Mrs Kanda's topic
was Fermat's Last Theory - The equation x^3+Y^3=z^3 has no integer solution. I
think about Mrs Kanda often.
I am looking forward to March Home Page