Sunday, March 27, 2011

Even if I knew...

While I was out walking my dog, I found a tree in full bloom in a park near my house. I'm not sure, but I guess it is an apricot tree.
He's always cheering us up.
He says, "Let's relax with a cup of coffee, shall we?"
My lures are also waiting to go out for fishing.

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple trees.
Martin Luther, cited by Gheorghiu

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Let the morn come.....

Living a little far from the area of the disaster in Japan, our family can now live with a very little patience.

What should we do to normalize Japan?
What can we do for the sufferers who need helps?

We should carefully pay much attention to them and try to do out best for them, but at the same time it may be very important to live our life as usual, though it may sound imprudent.
Of course we should not buy and stock too much food and other items, which may be needed by the people in the afflicted areas, but we also should keep daily economic activities as usual, which I believe leads to activate Japan. We have a lot of natural disasters so far in Japan, but our forerunners could reconstruct everything. Japan now has a lot of difficulties, but I am sure we can recover.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The earthquake

I would like to express condolences for the victims of the disaster, and I am strongly hoping we can save as many lives as possible.

When I was on a Shinkansen (bullet train) on the way back from Tokyo yesterday (I attended some meetings there), it suddenly stopped. The conductor said an earthquake occurred in the east Japan and the power went down. Then, the power was resumed in about half an hour and I could get back safe in the evening. I did find how extensively the earthquake and tsunami stroke in our country, when I watched TV in my house. I'm very surprised to know it is with one of the largest magnitudes ever recorded in Japan, and the damage is so enormous and serious.

Today, I have many kind emails from my friends in the world to check on myself and my family. Thank you very much, we're all right. Now, Japan is entering a challenging period, but I believe we can recover.

Prosperity is a great teacher, but adversity is a greater.
William Hazlitt

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Flu and plum

One of my daughters has had a high fever since yesterday, and our doctor diagnosed the flu (A virus). We took care of her all day, and I went out from my house only for dog-walking.

It was a very sunny day, and Japanese plum trees were in bloom around our place. I took some pictures during the walk.

Olympus E-420 & Quarry Optics 28mm F2.8 Macro