with Sariko (left) and Kayoko (right) at Ikebukuro
Guess what I just found out!
Sariko and I graduated from same school, St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.
What a small world!A big surprise!
She is the only one I can share my experience in Minnesota, such as severely cold winter (minus 30 degrees Celsius ... freezing my butt off), 'well-reputed' school cafeteria, 'mixed' dormitory, 'packed' library, dark room at Art Building, huge local supermarket ...
It is not too much to say that I had the best time of my life when I was a university student. I had the passion for study (journalism), romance and photography. I didn't have enough time to sleep because I was too busy with 3 things.
Good old days ...
You will see frozen Mississippi River soon, which runs beside the university.
Yesterday, Ichiro became the first player in major league history to reach 200 hits in nine straight seasons.
JR Shinjuku station
I was thrilled and got goose bumps when Ichiro broke the George Sisler's single-season record of 257 hits and set a new record 'No. 258 'on October 1, 2004. Once again I realized the greatness of Ichiro yesterday.
There is no doubt about that he is one of the best players in the world and has already become a legend.
I want to see Ichiro play at the ballpark again. I used to go to see every game that Seattle Mariners came to play against Toronto Blue Jays at Sky Dome in Toronto when I lived there.
I was completely riveted by every movement of Ichiro and actually I did not pay attention to other players, nor care about the scores.
Ichiro has the charisma and his performance is charismatic.
Above all, Ichiro is 'professional' and I admire his mental strength and efforts.
This is a short notice ... I will be transferred to work at Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro starting from tomorrow.
Congratulations on the 100th anniversary ! It has been 100 years since Yamanote line was named on October 12th, 1909.
I bet you have used JR Yamanote line once if you have ever visited Tokyo.
Yamanote line is one of the world's crowdedrail lines and it runs in the center of Tokyo as a circle in which the clockwise is known as soto-mawari (outer circle) and the counter-clockwise is called uchi-mawari (inner circle). It takes about an hour to go around the Yamanoteloop line.