a phone call from a swindler again

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A frog on the gravestone.

When I called my mother one morning as usual, my mother sounded a little strange on that day. It seemed that my father was sitting next to her and told her something.
She told me about what happened on my brother. According to her, he called in the evening before the day, and he told her that he had had a cold. He then called the next morning, and he told her that he had lost a lot of money in the stock market. So, he asked for help. As I had worked at a stock company before, my mother told him that he should consult me. He then said, "Never tell my sister because I don't want her to worry about it!"

As soon as I listened to her, I knew he was a swindler, not my brother.
First, I soon sent a text message to my brother. Second, I called the nearest police box from my parents' house.
Fortunately, my brother saw it soon, and he called my mother. She realized the difference between their voices.
After a while, a police man visited my parents house.

My parents' phone number seems to be on swindle groups. This was the second time.
That was the first time.
The police man said that they will call someday again.

Anyway, I was relieved that they sent no money to the group.





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Ikebana 10/4/2017

I saw the 'Harvest Moon' (中秋の名月) today.

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I had composed this arrangement of Japanese Pampas Grass (ススキ), Gentian (リンドウ), Ground Cherry (ホオズキ), and Spray Chrysanthemum (スプレーギク).

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This is a jar of hand cream. I was surprised that my Ikebana teacher taught me how to put the hand cream on the leaf of Japanese Pampas Grass. I have some hand cream at home, but she told me that only this kind of hand cream works for the leaves. It has some of peach leaf extract, which is important for the leaves. It makes them throw luster and last longer.





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go on a trip to Yakumo

A friend of mine drove me to her hometown, Yakumo Cho. It takes from about one and a half hours from Hakodate by car.
It was very beautiful day fortunately.

First, we went to her birth place. Her mother's house is vacant. She is hospitalized in Hakodate now. My friend sometimes goes back there to take care of her house.
Inside the house, she offered an incense stick and prayed in front of her family Buddhist altar.

We then went to a restaurant, Harvester.

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↑This is the restaurant.

Luckly, we could seat at the balcony.
The scenery from there was magnificent. You can see the sea over there in these photos.

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↑ Pork spareribs and some vegetables.
My friend recommended these spareribs. They were very nice.
They were too much for us, so, we took out the leftover for our children. A waitress kindly gave us doggy bags.

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↑White curry and rice were delicious, too.
The toppings were deep fried adductor muscle of scallops, sautéed scallops, a sautéed green papper, and deep fried octopus.
My friend told me that Yakumo Cho is famous for scallops.
I love scallops!

After lunch, we went to a vegetable and souvenir shop next to the restaurant.
We then saw some small animals in a fence.

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Finally, we had delicious soft ice cream at the other shop nearby.

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↑A few leaves have turned red.

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↑Mt. Komagatake.

I had a good time. My stress was released. I really want to visit there again.




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I'm enjoying autumn 2017.

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I was going to fly to see my parents this weekend, but I cancelled because a typhoon is coming.
It was sunny yesterday, but it was cloudy and windy today.

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I like apples, but to peel and cut them sometimes bother me. Yes, I'm lazy. I've been hesitating for a while, but I decided to buy an apple cutter at a 100 yen shop. It's useful.

I made a short, and moss green colored skirt for autumn today. The reason why I made a short skirt is because I want to wear long pants under the skirt. It was easy to make.

I also made pumpkin soup and a chestnut cake. I gained 3 kg recently, so, I had a little.

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My son waits for the last minute.

I joined an Ikebana Sunday Workshop and took a monthly arranging test last Sunday.
These works were arranged by a professor, who came from Tokyo.

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↑I took this photo from directly above.

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↑This is the traditional way of arrangement using only chrysanthemums as I mentioned before.

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↑You have to use them to fix the chrysanthemums.
It is very difficult for me to use them.

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↑A Queen Of The Night (月下美人)

There was a pot of A Queen Of The Night at the venue. They have already finished blooming.


My son always waits for the last minute to do everything.
He is one of the worst three students who is about to be late for school in his class. He doesn't care about what his friends wait for him when he goes out with them. He always stays up nearly dawn to do his school homework on the last day of a vacation. He always does his homework of a cram school at the last minute. So, when he can't finish the homework on time, he often complaints that he doesn't want to go there. He always starts studying only his homework just before bed time. He studies hard only the last day before the tests. So, his marks have been getting worse.

He doesn't listen to me.
I'm fed up with him.




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I'm married and we have a son. I live in Hokkaido, Japan.
I like handmade things and Ikebana(arranging flowers).
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