Due to increasing number for new case by recording record high, Japanese government plans to announce the State of Emergency for Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba tomorrow effective from 8 January – 7 February 2021.
I am hoping boss to allow us to work from home.
In fact, I can work efficiently at home.
It’s getting cold, winter in Japan; therefore, it is getting harder for me to come out from a warm bed to go to office.
First, I taught UNO to my niece based on rules that I remember.
However, I worried what if I taught her wrongly and she gets confused when she plays the game with friends.
I checked the official rules practices by Japan UNO Association and I changed rules; yes, to my surprise there is Japan UNO Association!
She is only 5 years old and can play with adults by remembering many rules such as same Colour, same Number, Skip, Reverse, +2, +4 and WILD Card and according to the packaging, the game is designed for 7 years old and above!
I am proud of her!
We were so full from lunch the previous day so we skipped dinner and souvenir – Panda Baum (Matcha Baumkuchen or layered cake) .
After playing few games of UNO and having a light breakfast, we opened the box….there is a cute Panda!
The cake is in Panda shape!
We decorated our Panda Baum with Macarons.
It’s cute and delicious!
We all got excited, regardless our age!
It’s fourth day and last day today.
While she was packing, she asked me what date would it be her next visit?
She is asking for DATE!
I told her we should plan again on her school holiday.
I’m glad to know that she enjoyed her stay at my condo and she is looking forward to visiting me again.
On the other hand, Choco looks happier to get attentions and his quietness after guests leaving.
Yes, we finished our roles as host and we shall get some rest.
The government lifted the State of Emergency to 39 prefectures (states) on 14 May, 3 prefectures in Kansai/Osaka region on 21 May and plans to lift for the rest of 5 prefectures such as Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama and Hokkaido.
Japanese government originally planned to conduct the State of Emergency till 31 May 2020; therefore, my office plans to practice work from home till 31 May 2020.
Though the government lifts the State of Emergency or Stay Home Request, it doesn’t mean our safety is guaranteed.
We still need to be extra careful.
I’m comfortable with the working environment during Stay Home Request.
This is how I work at home.
In addition, I could save commuting time to start new such as self beauty care and quality time with Choco.
On 4 May 2020, Japanese government announced the extension of the State of Emergency till end of May 2020.
Government requested businesses to continue considering closing its business (especially retailers and services) and working from home if possible.
I’m glad to know that my boss decoded to cooperate to government’s request and to continue working from home.
However, we are still require to return to office once a week to check on office and settle office administrative matters.
And today, we are required to go to the office.
Though Japanese government announced the extension of the State of Emergency and many of us will continue to work From home; I expected a large number of office staffs to go to office today because the long Japanese National Holidays, Golden Week, just ended yesterday.
As I mentioned earlier, I don’t mind to work at the office but I do mind to take a crowded subway.
The weather is getting better (20C – 28C) so I decided to walk to the office today.
It takes 1 hour walk or 4 km or 4 subway stations to the office.
On the way back, I stopped by few stores to look for and buy a battery for thermometer, bulbs and grocery.
Furthermore, today, Choco patiently waited for me so I took him for a walk.
Today I walked a total of 10 km or 18,153 steps.
Now I’m exhausted and ready to hit the bed.
This week, we need to go back to office again tomorrow; and YES, I plan to walk to the office.
I hope the waking would contribute to accelerate my weight loss. hahaha