Thank you for posting your itinerary and photos which are wonderful. I came to Japan in the company of my brother. It was a long journey and I was grateful for his company. On the day we set off, I was waiting for him on the corner outside times square. He lives just around the corner so it only took him ten minutes to arrive. Meanwhile, a pedestrian came up to me and asked if there was any medical centre nearby because he had been suffering from heatstroke. I told him that there were a clinic and a pharmacy just round the corner. As summer was around the corner, people suffered from heatstroke more easily. However there're many ways to prevent heatstroke during hot weather. At home, sitting in a recliner or an armchair or on a sofa rather than in a chair or on a stool does wonders for your body. Moreover, eating a balanced diet of veggies and fruits and a little meat works wonders for your health. Lastly, exercise and meditation can do wonders for mind and body. We stayed in our friend Sumio's place for a few nights. On the morning of the second day, we were watching television in the living room whereas Sumio was cooking in the kitchen. His elder brother had just popped upstairs to get a book. His younger brother had popped to the bank to get some cash while his sister had popped into a music store to get some clarinet scores. As Sumio entered the living room, I jumped out from behind the wall and cried "Boo!" It was absolutely hilarious as I was finally able to frighten him successfully. Rika would pop in and see us later. Her boyfriend would also pop over and visit us a day later. Rika said she deserved a promotion but instead her colleague was given a promotion because her boss is biased towards her colleague. I said that's the way the cookie crumbles. It's water under the bridge. What's done is done. My brother too said it's no use crying over spilt milk. What's done cannot be undone. Let bygones be bygones. Apparently her manager is also biased against her but in favour of her colleague. Oh well. She told me not to mention it when we're in company. By all means. Next week I'll pop over to her place to play her bassoon. I prefer the company of musicians. Before she popped in, she was browsing in Zara. In the meantime, I went for a browse around a bookshop amd popped into the bank to open a bank account. The residential estate Sumio lives in consists of houses rather than apartments. Each house has at least one retractable awning or canopy. The canopy could be made of cloth, glass, steel, stainless steel or concrete. In his front garden, he planted a litchi tree, two mango trees, a red maple, a black maple, a chestnut oak amd bushes in the lawn. Some of the bushes produce beautiful trumpet-shaped flowers. He also grew lots of flowers such as roses, violets, orchids, lavender, hydrangeas, lisianthuses (eustomas) and sunflowers, all of which are in full bloom. There're some exquisite flowerpots placed near the lawn as decoration. He mows the grass from time to time. He hires a gardener to manicure his garden every now and then. His back garden is enormous which is six thousand square foot in size. It used to be a lawn but he turned it into a meadow blanketed in wild flowers and exotic flowers. Some of the flower buds haven't opened yet but as the weather gets warmer, the flowers open. Even inside his house he has a vase of hydrangeas and a couple plotted plants. Orchids can be cultivated in flower pots or vases. In summer, pretty summer flowers bloom in the meadow. In spring, the meadow is blanketed with lovely spring flowers. In the autumn, the meadow is covered with beautiful autumn flowers. In the winter, the meadow is a mass of pretty winter flowers. Every valentine's day, Sumio buys a bouquet of red roses and lisianthuses for his wife. They're lovely cut flowers. His new chairs are covered by protective plastic sheeting. His new television is also covered with plastic wrappings.
I stayed in my Japanese friend Sumio's place for a few nights. Did you know that seventy one percent of the earth's surface is covered by water? On mars, twenty percent of its atmosphere of covered by carbon monoxide whereas thirty percent of it is covered with carbon dioxide. On the morning of the second day I stayed in Sumio's house, his next-door neighbour's canopy was leaking all over the floor in his garden due to heavy rain. The water pipe attached to their stainless steel canopy was also dripping water down the wall onto the floor in his garden so he asked them if he could enter their garden and wipe the water pipe and the edge of the canopy and mol them so as to stop water from leaking from them. I too entered their garden and helped mop the edge of the canopy and the water pipe so as to stop water from leaking out of them. There was a leak in their canopy so they had a bucket underneath for the water to drop into but the bucket was overflowing all over the floor which caused flooding. Then we placed another bucket beside it but very soon water began to overflow from the bucket. I tried to soak up the water with towels but it was impossible. Water soaked into my shoes. Rain soaked through his shoes and clothes too. Some of his neighbours said they had a leak inside their house as well. I asked Sumio if the typhoon that happened a little while ago do any damage to his house. He ssuf some tree branches and twigs tumbled down during the hurricane so they had to give their garden a good cleanup afterwards. Some tree trunks in the nearby park toppled over as a result of the hurricane. Rika called two hours later amd said she finally got a promotion. The opportunity that she had waited for so long has finally come along. Opportunities like this don't always come along. After she left Zara, her friend came along in her car and offered her a lift to a restaurant and celebrated with her. I enjoy my own company amd so does she. I enjoy strolling hand in hand with my girlfriend along the nearby beach. In fact, I enjoyed a leisurely stroll there earlier. With only my thoughts for company, I lay on the beach reading a book. It felt thoroughly enjoyable. Rika arrived on the early evening. I didn't know she had company. As she was the last person to leave the house, I kept her company until the bus arrived. Sumio wants to train Muay Thai privately rather than in a Muay Thai club so he engaged a training partner go train with him at home instead.