Election for Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly today.
My PC hub was busted.
Least I think it’s busted because I started to receive an alert message that I need to make sure that it gets more than 90 V when it’s directed connected to the socket.
It’s 4.5 years old… Rest In Peace, Amen
I discussed with a vendor and we decided to get an USB hub with a LAN socket.
I thought my agony with bad internet connection was solved but no….
I still had a bad internet and network printer connection.
I call a technician to look into it and found that IP setting on my PC was required.
I thought it was removed by another technician. Hummm
Least a network printer problem was solved.
Was it caused by a hardware problem or a simple IT matter.
I would lose my mind when I don’t have an access to internet because I would feel useless.
I hate to be chased but I hate to be locked out.
Choco has been giving a look when I leave for office in the morning.
The weather is nice so we go to the park to chill out in the evening.
This is our new normal.
Tokyo is under the 3rd State of Emergency (Stay Home Request) now.
Ms. Koike, the Governor of Tokyo, requested shopping complexes and department stores to close.
In addition, requested restaurants not to serve any alcohol or close.
On that note, many shops are closed; restaurants are opened for take out service only and closed for dining area.
Vaccination started in Japan.
I thought I would feel safe by now; however, looking at the town, I don’t feel safe enough.
Dear all, take care and stay safe!
This could be a part of new normals.
I prefer my clothes to smell floral; therefore, I’ve looked for a laundry detergent, Emal by Kao which can provide dry cleaning result even washing clothes by a washing machine.
I’ve looked for it at supermarkets, drug stores and convenient stores; but failed to buy one.
I finally found it on AMAZON.
Perhaps the demand is high; today, many households might frequently wash clothes due to the COVID.
I panicked and bought six (6) value packed (900 ml) of Emal.
I usually use 40 ml for one cycle.
I should not worry looking for Emal for a while.
I believe everybody want to enhance their meals at home – Stay Home.
I found star and heart shaped cucumber (1 cucumber) for JPY 158 or USD 1.58 before tax / JPY 171 or USD 1.71 after tax at Precce Premium, Tokyo Midtown Roppongi.
Despite the COVID, Sakura blooms in Tokyo.
Usually, Setsubun, New Year on Japanese old calendar, is on 3 February.
I learned this year that the Setsubun can be on different day due to the Sun calendar.
The previous Setsubun on 2 February was 124 years ago.
Luckily, I didn’t miss it this year.
We wish for good luck by throwing soy beans to attack bad luck (represented by Oni: demon) and make space for inviting good luck.
We eat an Ehomaki (direct translation is good luck direction roll).
We eat a long sushi while facing this year’s good luck direction (this year, it is South South East) to pray for a good luck.
This tradition is originated in West Japan.
Today, people in Tokyo also practice.
Who doesn’t want to welcome good luck?
There were so many varieties of Ehomaki at the supermarket, Precce Roppongi.
It was difficult for me to chose.
I enjoyed following Japanese tradition at home.
Wishing for good luck: Peace, Health, Love, Happiness and Fun.
Ow I’m greedy.
The night of Tokyo is known for its brightness: neons and signboards.
However, government requested restaurants in Tokyo area to close at 8 pm (last order for food and drinks at 7 pm) during the State of Emergency.
The signboard says
“Due to a request for shortening operation hours
19:00 hrs Last Order
20:00 hrs Close“
Tokyo will be quiet for a month.
Hopefully, the State of Emergency would be lifted in one month.
Tokyo is known for a populated place.
Currently, it’s obviously NOT TOKYO that I know of.
I received a text from my boss late at night (past midnight) on Thursday that we can work from home on Friday, 8 January 2021.
I’m glad to hear a news.
I happily reported to my boss that I took note of a text and I won’t have any problem working from home because I brought back necessaries from office.
I like to work from home because I can work in comfortable clothes and be with Choco.
Choco seemed VERY happy to see me at home.