Finally the real size Gundam appeared in Odaiba. It is18m tall, here are making-of movies.
This is an artwork in Canada, it's a project by Kurt Perschke, who is traveling around the globe with this ball. Hmm, it reminds me of the ugliest building in Tokyo. Look t this, it's almost the same.
In Tachikawa, a canned food bar opened. At the bar, you can eat over 100 kinds of canned food, some that are very familiar, and some that are very rare. In Japan, the most popular canned food is tuna salad named chicken of the sea. Next would be hagoromo salmon, then cooked sardines with soy sauce or miso. As for rare canned foods, we have cooked salmon hearts, sea lion meat curry, bear meat curry, and canned ramen. By the way, my favorite is cooked salmon with bones, because the bones get very soft and a little bit crispy, I like that part.
I was pretty shocked to read this article: "Why highly-educated girls want to be housewives" (web translated). Highly-educated girls in their 20s want to quit their jobs and become housewives. They don't care about their academic background or careers, even if they graduated from the most prestigious schools in Japan, like Tokyo University. According to government research, to the question "Do you think that husbands should work, and wives should keep the house?" the highest number of yeses came from people in their 60’s, but next highest response was girls in their 20’s! One girl broke up with her Tokyo University boyfriend because he had hoped she would keep her career after marriage. For ladies in their late 30’s and 40’s, a career meant status, because for their generation being a housewife was the easiest thing that anybody could choose. However, for highly-educated girls in their 20’s, being a housewife seems to have some kind of status. With their backgrounds, we can see that they have self-confidence and pride. Usually it is very hard for women to find good job after raising kids in Japanese society, but maybe they think that they can do it without any problems. Most of all, they think that they won't be able to find a guy that they need to work or help. They think they can just live happily with their husband’s money. Hmm… interesting, but I am a little bit worried about our society’s educational system. What did they learn at the highest seat of learning that makes them think this way?
Anyway, my mom was a housewife; she hardly went to work for as long as I remembered. I am not sure if she wanted to go to work or if she liked housekeeping. I won't ask her about it because it'd be sad if I knew that she has regrets about her life, I really hope not. The one thing I can tell is that she is weaker against stress than I am. I won't say that resistance to stress is good or important, but my toughness has helped me out a lot.