Tuesday, September 4th. “Is typhoon coming?”
This time of year, we are always bound to have typhoon. Bad weather is so bad for business. I’m sure many businesses lose a lot of money because people decide to stay indoors when a typhoon is approaching. I’ve been in Japan for more than 15 years now and I haven’t really experienced a really big typhoon. They often say that a big one is coming and it turns out it’s not that big after all. Right now, I’m debating whether I should cancel classes or not. I’ll wait and see if they issue a warning.
Wednesday, September 5th. “Typhoon really came”
Yesterday, I had to cancel my day-time class and part of my night-time class due to the typhoon. During the typhoon, I was in my room wondering how bad it would be. Around 6:00 pm, it seemed typhoon had passed so I went to school and started class. When I went outside, there were some bicycles that toppled over and some small branches on the ground. I guessed it was not so serious in Naka-ward. After I finished class, I checked out Facebook and I was shocked at the damages caused in other parts of Japan. My sister’s family live in Kyoto and her husband posted this picutre up. A huge tree toppled over from its roots. It must have been a really strong wind. I pray for those whose lives were affected by this disater.
Friday, September 7th. “Mulukhiya”
Do you know a vegetable called Mulukhiya? It was my first time to hear of such vegetable. One of my student gave me this vegetable. He said I should boil it and eat it. It’s supposed to be king of vegetables. The amount of Carotene it has is 4 times more than a spinach! It’s also supposed to have a lot of Vitamins like B1, B2, B6. It’s really a super vegetable! When you boil this vegetable, it becomes really sticky. I really like sticky food like Natto, and Okura, grated Yam (とろろ). I did something to make it stickier. I put in Natto in the vegetable. It became super sticky. I ate it with rice. It was really good. I felt it gave me a lot of nutrition and energy. I felt like I can fly to the moon. It’s probably all in my head but it’s fun to think like that, isn’t it?