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In the freezer

Good Morning. ヾ(゜∇゜●)ノ″

Good Morning in many, many languages.

The Monday Diary is a little late this week.

This last week too, everyone has worked hard.

Snow fell over Japan and we took off for Shanghai. Saturday in Shanghai, it was cold like a freezer.

It was like sitting on an ice chair inside a freezer with a ventilator on, and eating some spoons of grated ice.

It might sound exaggerated, but up to 2016, up to my 37 years, it was the first time I felt such a cold.

But it was good to experience this environment.

And in Japan it’s been cold too. Please, keep yourself warm and don’t let your physical condition be disturbed.

【 “Jiiji’s freezing experience” /(´^`●)\”】


(18th day of 2016)

The first winter snow from last night, got mixed with rain this morning.

I woke up in the morning to the sound of droplets falling over a sherbet road, cold thaw in the air…

In the Kanto Region, public transportation got in big, big panic, due to the snow.

I felt weak again and again on the snow today.

I wonder how they do in Hokkaido.

Snow was piling up and icicles hanging down,

Taxis moving on a snow country… a very unusual downtown. Transportation was difficult, everyone needed hours to get to school or work…

You guys really worked hard, thank you very much. Please take care where you step on the frozen ground…

But at night, the sky was beautifully clear, and the Moon and Stars shone bright.


19th day of 2016

This morning there’s little remaining of the piled up snow, The air blows cold even under the sunshine.

After I got home, I warmed my cold body with some hot coffee and 2 Kankoro mochi (rice cake with sweet potato) baked in the oven. They were great…


20th day of 2016

Today we have good weather but still cold air. From early in the morning I went shopping to the home

center to get myself equipped for Shanghai tomorrow.

At lunch time I tried a recipe I had seen recently on TV “Devil’s Toast”

It is Toast with large amounts of sugar and melted cheese.

I actually didn’t use much sugar but it was still sweet and delicious. It might make a nice snack for children, I guess.

All kind of preparations for the Journey to Shanghai tomorrow. (゜へ゜●)\”


21st day of 2016

(Shanghai Day 1)

We have good weather and we’ll be in Shanghai from today on. My heart is pounding, it is my first time in China.

And now, “Jiiji’s Toast” : Toast sprinkled with minced chicken, mayonnaise and melted cheese… absolutely delicious.