hfuji2000 Blog Posts

  • Go Cycling
    on Jan 2, 2016 in jogging New Year
    I've been busy throughout the last year, so I couldn't post so many articles.After London trip in last April, I hurt my heels and couldn't go jogging and long walking.Yesterday, I went cycling for about 20km in the morning. When I was young, I went j...
  • Happy New Year, 2016!
    on Dec 31, 2015 in New Year
    無彊福, written by my wife.It means "Infinite Happiness".
  • Renew my passport
    on Jun 13, 2015 in family others travel
    I went to renew my passport with my wife.I took a picture from the window of the passport center.The other side of this bridge is Kansai International Airport.
  • Walking Hampstead Heath (the Last Day in London)
    on May 12, 2015 in family travel
    April 11th. Today is practically the last day of my London trip. All I'll do tomorrow is to leave London from Gatwick Airport. My daughter has many things that I have to bring back to Japan -- souvenirs for her sister, her own stuff and four heavy bo...
  • Literary Walk in London
    on May 10, 2015 in books fiction travel
    Once Chelsea was outside of London. There was a big residence of Thomas More in Chelsea. The place might be where Chelsea Old Church stands now, I guess. In the movie, 'A Man for All Seasons', Thomas More comes and goes to Westminster by small boat.C...
  • The 7th Day in London
    on May 7, 2015 in travel
    April 10th. Many tourists take a day tour to the west, for example, Cotswolds, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon, Stonehenge or Oxford. So, I wanted to go east. Today, I am to take a day tour to Canterbury, Leeds Castle and Dover which I've made a reservatio...
  • The 6th Day in London
    on May 4, 2015 in travel
    April 9th, my daughter is to take me Buckingham Palace to see the ceremony of the Changing of the Guard today. We are going to get together at Victoria Station at 10:40. I have enough time until then. I decided to walk around Chelsea.I headed for Che...
  • The 5th Day in London
    on Apr 30, 2015 in travel
    April 8th. Today, we took a day trip out to Cotswolds. My daughter has reserved it in advance. The departure point was in front of Gloucester Road Station. Today is the day when I checked out the hotel and moved to the other hotel. The new hotel was...
  • Walking Regent's Canal (4th day)
    on Apr 27, 2015 in travel
    Since I walked long time everyday and was very tired, I was going to rest myself today without hard walking. But I was not able to spend all day doing nothing in the hotel. I decided to walk along Regent's Canal and, after that, to be in the British...
  • The 2nd Day in London
    on Apr 23, 2015 in travel
    Today, my daughter is going to guide me to some tourist spots in London. The meeting spot is Piccadilly Circus at noon. I left the hotel a little earlier. Many visitors had already headed for the entrance of Natural History Museum. I made a side trip...
  • The First Day in London
    on Apr 20, 2015 in travel
    I arrived at Heathrow Airport in the afternoon on April 3rd. I was able to find my daughter soon at the arrival lobby. We headed for the Hotel at Gloucester Road. The scenery from my train window tells me that I am in London now. But I strangely felt...
  • Memories of a Geisha
    on Apr 2, 2015 in books fiction
    Memories of a Geisha published in 1997 is a story of a geisha who was born in a poor fishing village in northern Kyoto around the end of Taisyo Period. The author is Arthur Golden who had studied Japanese art history. That's why this book was researc...
  • Spring has come!
    on Mar 18, 2015 in mood season
    Spring has come. It was too hot yesterday.Since I had done my work sooner than I assumed at Yodoyabashi in Osaka City, I had a plenty of time until afternoon meeting. I bought a light lunch bag and tea at a convenience store, and went to Nakanoshima.
  • Happy New Year!
    on Dec 31, 2014 in New Year season
    景雲飛, written by my wife.It means "Joyous clouds wave in the sky."...
  • Christmas market
    on Dec 15, 2014 in family season travel
    I've been very busy since the middle of August. I have to get up early in the morning and I have to be late at night in my office. So I can't go anywhere except in business, I also can't read books and post any article in this blog these days.My youn...
  • An Artist of the Floating World
    on Sep 14, 2014 in books fiction
    'An Artist of the Floating World' is Kazuo Ishiguro's second novel published in 1986, was short listed for the Man Booker Prize. But his next novel was awarded the Man Booker Prize in 1989. In this book he depicted a Japanese of postwar Japan again a...
  • A Pale View of Hills
    on Sep 14, 2014 in books fiction
    'A Pale View of Hills' is Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel, published in 1982. I've never read his first two novels. It was interesting for me that he wrote about Japanese people in his first two novels.The situation is in postwar Nagasaki around 1950. P...
  • Waterland
    on Aug 18, 2014 in books fiction
    ‘Waterland’ is the third novel of Graham Swift, published in 1983. His 'Last Order' won the 1996 Booker Prize, but it is often said that his best novel is ‘Waterland’.Fifty-two-year-old Tom Crick whose wife arrested for snatching a baby is a...
  • Jogging at night
    on Aug 11, 2014 in jogging
    I usually go jogging in the morning, sometimes in the late afternoon, on weekend. Because I have to work on weekdays. So I've put on weight a little recently because lack of exercise.Last week, I began to go jogging at night every day. I can go joggi...
  • The Shadow of the Wind
    on Jul 19, 2014 in books fiction
    “The Shadow of the Wind” is a novel by a Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafon. The original version was written in Spanish. This book was published in 2001, and has been translated into more than forty languages, has been published in more than fifty...