#818 Yukata season is coming! ~ Kimono for summer ~

↑There were many varieties of yukata in front of a kimono store.

Yukita is a type of kimono for summer. It is used for casual wear like sleeping wear. We also wear it at some summer events.

I’m learning how to wear kimono once a week. I learned how to tie the obi (yukata’s belt) yesterday. Although tying an obi should have been easy, I found it quite difficult. Maybe I’m just clumsy.
When I was struggling to tie the obi I felt that time passed so quickly. But I could concentrate on the task and I really enjoyed the moment.
I’d like to wear hikata a lot this summer.

↑My yukata is conservative.

small joy!!(2019.6.14)

2019-06-23 | Posted in English2 Comments » 


#819 “RBG”~She is the second female supreme court judge of the U.S.~

What is “RBG”?

The last movie that I watched in theater was a documentary. The title is “RBG”, and it’s about the life and career of the second female supreme court judge of the United States. ”RBG” comes from her name, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She is 86 years old now and is very popular like some national idol. Her mug cups and T-shirts are sold in the U.S.
In Halloween and other events, children would dress up as her wearing a pair of big glasses and black judge coat with white lace collar.

she made great achievements of minority rights

In her long career, she made great achievements in the areas of sexual discrimination and minority rights. Some of the famous cases were covered in the movie.
One of cases that caught my interest was the case of USA vs. Virginia state in 1996.
The Supreme Court concluded that it was unconstitutional for Virginia Military Institute to qualify only men. Virginia Military Institute had a long history of accepting only men, but since the judgement, they started to accept women to enter the school.

She is a very charming super woman.

She is a modest person and always keep a low profile.
She didn’t have small talk with her classmates when she was a student.
She had a wonderful husband who dedicated his life to support her. He passed away in 2010.
They were famous for their good relationship.

She wears a sweatshirt that reads “Super Diva!” when she works out. She wants to work as long as possible. She is a very charming super woman.

I really admire and respect her.

We are living in a world where discrimination and inequality are everywhere. We need more people like her who can fight for the minorities. I am so fortunate that I got the opportunity to enjoy this great documentary.

You can watch a movie, “Believe”(English title is ”ON THE BASIS OF SEX” ) is also about the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her husband during their younger years.

Small joy!!(2019.6.7)

2019-06-13 | Posted in English2 Comments » 


#820 Spice curry in Osaka ~”Kyuyamu tetsudo”~

A spice curry restaurant in Osaka

Spice curry is quite popular in Osaka, in recent years. One of the spice curry shops in Osaka, called “Kyuyamutei” was introduced on TV many times.
One day, I went to “Kyuyamu-tetsudo” in Umeda for lunch. It is a branch restaurant of “Kyuyamutei”.

Concept is in the train in some foreign country

Since the restaurant was small and crowded, I had to wait for a while. Most customers were singles like me.
The concept of the restaurant is like eating curry in the train, not the every day JR train. I’m talking about the old train in some foreign country.

The menu changes every month

There were 4 kinds of curry on the menu and they change every month. Customers can choose how many kinds of curry they want. I chose chicken keema and coconut curry. You can choose between brown rice and turmeric rice.

Addicted to the curry!?

The curry was not so hot. There was burdock in it and the taste was quite unique. The curry came with a pot of curry soup. The customer can add it to the curry rice to enhance the flavor. I poured the curry soup into the curry and I felt it tasted even better. I ordered a cup of hot chai, too.
I enjoyed the plate and chai very much.

Some customers say, “I became addicted to the curry”.
Yes! Me too! I want to try the new menu next month.

Small joy!!(2019.5.31)

2019-06-04 | Posted in English2 Comments »