I always take notes with my notebook. It is customary to write down places such as meetings with people during meetings. Notebooks use the size of the A5 size, and if I am facing a copier with a two-page spread, I can use A4 paper just for convenience. When talking and explaining, not only words but also a little figure will make communication easier. The A5 version gives me some choice, and I love KOKUYO’s Campus series. By the way, I decided to replace the pen with a fountain pen from Parker, which I have been using for a long time. There is no reason, but the purpose is to change. However, the compatibility between the Montblanc ink and KOKUYO paper is very poor, and the ink is repelled. It seems that the pen wants Parker fountain pen to remember, so let’s continue to use it for a while. As a result, I have to carry two fountain pens.
After a short business trip to North America, I finished my meeting this morning and headed home. For the last two days I have been in northern New Jersey. Fortunately, it doesn’t seem to be raining or snowing. I came after a long time. It was a good opportunity to remember the atmosphere of the United States. Everyone is rich in expression. Talk well much. It felt like talking was even a living proof. For us, who are usually quiet, the food at our lively restaurants talking is a bit difficult. However, it was these days that made me think about things that I couldn’t tell if I didn’t put it in words, things that I couldn’t even say in words. I’m trying to convey from the other side of the sea in a conference call, but the best opportunity is to convey it in words and expressions face to face.
Today is the day of travel from Minneapolis to New York. It was a short stay of two nights. Fortunately, there was no heavy snowfall and I was able to finish all the things smoothly. This time, I moved by means of requesting a vehicle dispatch using an application called Uber. Like Singapore’s Grab, it’s a convenient way to get around. Tip habits remain in North America. Uber also allows you to set a tip and it is convenient to deduct the total amount from your credit card. After disembarking, you can determine the tip rate at the same time as the evaluation of Drava. It was a trip to learn new things.
何年ぶりになるだろうか、しばらくの間北米に来ていませんでした。日本は成人の日の祝日、その夕方の便で成田からシカゴへ入りました。アメリカ合衆国への入国には事前に ESTA というシステムを使って登録する必要があります。前回のものが期限切れになっていたので再申請をしました。入国審査には時間が掛かると言われて来ましたがパスポートをスキャンして指紋と顔写真を撮り審査官の所へ。入国の目的などを聞かれて再度指紋と顔写真、15 分程度で審査場を抜けることができました。手荷物を受け取り、国内線のチェックインを済ませて乗り継ぎのターミナルへバスで移動です。確かトラムがあったと記憶していますが今日はバスでした。久しぶりの米国、移動が多く忙しい週ですが少しは楽しむことができればと思います。シカゴからミネアポリスへ移動してそこで 2 泊します。この時期に心配なのは豪雪ですが、今週は大丈夫なようで安心しました。
I haven’t been to North America for a while, how many years will it be. Japan entered Chicago from Narita on an Adults’ Day holiday that evening. To enter the United States, we must first register using the ESTA system. I re-applied because the previous one had expired. It was said that it would take time for immigration, but I scanned my passport, took a fingerprint and a photo of my face, and went to the examiner. Asked about the purpose of entry into the country, I was able to get out of the examination area again in about 15 minutes with a fingerprint and a face photo. Pick up my baggage, check in for my domestic flight and transfer to the connecting terminal by bus. I remember there was a tram, but it was a bus today. It’s been a long time in the United States, a busy week with many trips, but I hope I can enjoy it a little. Transfer from Chicago to Minneapolis for 2 nights. I was worried about heavy snow at this time, but I felt relieved this week.
Although it is a cold winter, the temperature is relatively high this year and it has been saved. I was invited by the warmth of the sun and took a walk with me in the park with Kurumi. I enjoyed talking with the person who also taking a dog. Kurumi is now 10 years old, but it seems that he looks younger. Kurumi walked a lot has fallen asleep during this afternoon. The park was preparing for the event called “Don-Do-Yaki” this weekend.
I am driving the 2012 edition Z4. About a rear mirror, it is an auto-dimming mirror, but it may be the fate of an open car, but the light of the headlight from behind does not enter the sensor well. At night, it was dazzling and dreadful when vehicles from the rear were near. So I decided to put a film on the rear window to take measures. Although the field of view in the daytime is a little dark, driving at night is now more comfortable.
In my area these days was warm and nice. Family gathered and enjoyed meals and drinks, went to a nearby temple for a first visit, and took a walk with Kurumi. This year, we have a long holiday, nine weekends by adding the weekends. I would like to take this opportunity to spend a meaningful time thinking about this year.
In 2019, the first year of Reiwa is about to finish. Over the past few years, record-breaking torrential rains and typhoons have hit Japan this year too, and we are worried given the ever-increasing weather every year. I hope 2020 is calm and never stops. This year was the year I started Pokemon. Since I put the application in April, I feel like I was chased by Pokemon. But thanks to that I was able to walk a lot. I walk an average of 50km every week. It’s good for health, but the more time looked at my smartphone screen. I sincerely hope that 2020 will be a good year for you.
I was surprised to open the curtain in the morning. Last night it rained until midnight, but the temperature changed at dawn to snow, and the garden became the first snow covered. Starting this year, I decided to stop driving on snowy days and did not change tires. On the day I decided that, it was as if I was recommending a tire change.
I finished my Hong Kong business trip this Monday and return Friday. I was worried by my family because of the protests, but I kept in touch with local stakeholders to avoid using the airport on weekends. Given this situation, I gave up sightseeing in the city and had to spend several hours at the airport on my return day. I have not returned anything during my business trip. I had a chance to have a dinner with a company stakeholder, but I can see that the media reports give the illusion of spreading throughout Hong Kong. We hear that the number of tourists has decreased and the number of flights has decreased, but we hope that the situation will stabilize quickly and that there will be no impact on the economy.