Thank you for nominating my blog for this award, Niall O’Donnell! I’m very glad. … but … it seems like a big English assignment from Niall. 🤔 😱 😂
English-Language Thoughts byNiall O’Donnell is a great and interesting blog. This blog is about a lot of things related to the English language. While studying English, sometimes I revisit the same article a few times because it takes me a while to complete it, so I’m happy when it’s interesting! I’m using Niall’s blog as part of my English studies. If you interested in it, check it out! https://englishlanguagethoughts.com/
One year has passed since I started writing this blog. 🎉 This is the first time I’ve been able to continue posting on a social network for a long period of time. So far, although I’ve had several social network accounts, I couldn’t continue them. Because it always became a pain in the butt after a few posts.
In 2017, February 4th was Setsubun, which is what we name the day before the first day of spring. It usually occurs around February 3rd. On this day, in a custom called Mame-maki, we throw and scatter roasted soy beans, inside and outside our houses while saying, “Get goblins out of the house! Invite happiness into the home!”
After that, we eat a bean for each year of our age and pray for happiness throughout the year. Some older people find eating them difficult because the beans are usually unseasoned and just taste like beans. During this time, we sometimes ask otherpeople their ages and make small age related jokes.
There are many Setsubun events held in temples and shrines. The beans at these events are usually in small packs. If you are lucky, you can catch pack of beans for free. Although I didn’t go to any events and I didn’t do it in my house, I got a bunch of beans for sale this year. And then, I got an idea.
I will eat those roasted soy beans if I want to stop from becoming hungry. It’s my new diet. I wonder if it will work for me? Anyway, I should go on a diet and exercise. I can’t wear my pair of jeans now. 😱 😭
I went to the Amaharashi coast over the weekend. The bay is famous for its views because we can see the ocean and 3000m-class mountains from the coast. However, there are many cloudy and rainy or snowy days compared to other areasin Japan, so we can’t see the sights clearly many days. But last Saturday the weather was good and when I left my home I could see the Big Dipper in the dark sky. When I arrived at the coast, there were already many photographers on the beach, their camera lenses were super big and they used giant tripods. And they were also wearing rubber boots. I thought they were perfectly equipped for this photo spot. I took a small camera without a tripod and wore a pair of sneakers, obviously, I was a visitor.
Photographers waiting for the sun at 6:39 am
The sun appeared from behind the mountains at 6:57 am
Actually, I was drafting a note from my English class on my WordPress blog, because I can use Grammarly on WordPress to check my grammar. It’s good cheating software for me. And also, I was changing thetop page on my blog, because I was making some different categories. It was messy. So, I organized it yesterday. At that time, I messed up! Continue reading →