Saturday, November 26, 2016

Akashi city

We went to akashi city because my company's branch held a track meet.




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The athletic field is located inside akashi park in front of akashi station.
After cheering, we walked around akashi city.


Akashi city is famous for akashi-yaki, which is a kind of tako-yaki.
We walked along the shopping street and there are several akashi-yaki shops.


We entered this shop because it shows that it is 550 yen($5) including 15 peaces of akashi-yaki for one person.
Akashi yaki is called tamago(=egg)-yaki. The surface of ako-yaki is solid but surface of akashi-yaki is soft, shaped like an egg (color is yellow like egg) so it might be called tamago-yaki, I guess.


It tasted very good.






This is famous akashi-yaki shop.

Over this shop, there are sea-shore and we walked aroud there.
It was fine day so we enjoyed walking around akashi-city. Akashi city is not big city but I liked this city.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Hirakata T-site

Hirakata city is good place to live but there aren't many fashionable places.
On the north of hirakata, there are kuzuha town and there are kuzuha mall which is most fashinable place in hirakata.
But recently most fashinable place was opend. This is hirakata T-site.
T-site was built at where departmentstore was built. It is old-fashion store, so it was closed and this building was renewally opend.

This building was organized by Tsutaya,  so this is called "T"-site. Tsutaya is unique campany which deals with books, CD/DVD/blue-ray rental and many building is housing sturbucks coffee so atmosphere is very good. Recently this company produces unique bookshops and also handling SIM free smartphone.

This campany was first started at hirakata-city, that's why T-site was opend in such normal city. (T-site was located several city around Japan, maybe number of this shop is under 10)

This shop houses many shops like glossary shop, wear shop, etc and there are books located along these shops. Below is one example. And there are free chair in any places so we can enjoy shoping, drinking coffee(sturbucks, etc), reading books sitting on the chair. Maybe we can enjoy spending long times in this shop. 
 


Making good usage of commuting

From last July, I've been commuting about 2 hours from my home to my working place so I have certain amout of time at commuting.

Commuting is very precious time for me because I can keep certain amount of time for study.
Studying English is one option but I don't want to spend much time for it. English is just a tool so if I have a time for studying english, I want to spend time for another things.
Studying English is merely like a machinely training for me. It doesn't need intelligence. I don't want to waste my precious time for such a training.
(But english is good tool to get huge amount of information so I'm listening english materials at walking, transition period of station because I can't read books in such a situation )

By the way, first priority is reading books. I often read science articles using RSS feed via smartphone but book is special for me. Good books contain wonderful knowledge and wisdom so we can get such informations about $20-$30 per a book.
I also use MOOCS. If we have a certain subject to know about, MOOCS is very useful.
It's true from my experience.