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Every husstle is only to laugh in the end

Once you start rolling, it's difficult to stop.
Now that you have this speed, you feel you could do anything right.
You have courage to take chances, but at the same time
you see things dropping off your hands and you never get them back.
It's too fast. This is not the matter of good or bad.
It's about living in an imperfect world, being desperate to catch something,
being scared to fall, being brave to drop, finding something beautiful
and laughing in the end. (^_−)−☆

Hi, there!

c49d76d2.GIFMy blog has been transfered here in livedoor blog site.
So I'm new.

Hello!川 ̄_ゝ ̄)ノ

I don't do blogging often but I can use this
opportunity to keep my journal here ...
or not. ^^;

To begin with, let me talk about me myself.
Since I am a mother of two daughters and also a tutor working at home,
it's not easy to juggle work and family.

I wake up at 6:30 in the morning, make 2 lunches for my daughters,
have coffee, do the laundry, vaccume the floor,
and prepare for the classes I have every weekday.
I go to the grocery store to get some stuff for dinner, 
give lessons in the afternoon, cook very quickly, eat what I cook,
and again give lessons in the evening. 
Then I write reports about my lessons, clean the kitchen,
have a hot relaxing bath and finally snuggle into futon.
Oh, what a day!

You must have been bored by now...sorry^^;
But this is my life.
Something invisible get me going, but I don't know what it is.

Now I'm busier than any other time of the year.
I am going to host a big party to celebrate 3 graduates from my school.
I arrange everything from directing dramas to booking a place.
So wish me luck that I will survive this situation.

Do you know anyone who is in a happy relationship?

Yes, I do.
My daughter and her best friend are in a very happy relationship.
They graduated from the same kindergarten, the same elementary school
and also the same junior high school, and believe it or not,
they are going to the same high school from this April.

The most challenging attempt they've ever had was
to pass the entrance exam for the high school of their choice.

They've been pushing themselves so hard together sharing joy and easing up pain.
Sometimes they give pressure to each other, and sometimes
they raise their levels by supporting each other.
It wasn't easy for me to keep backing her up all year long,
expecially in hard times because I was so scared thinking
what if one of them failed.
It could ruin their friendship. I knew both of them were very smart
and hard workers so I really hoped that they would get what they deserved.

On the day of the announcement, my daughter was handed an envelope first,
then her friend was the next. They peered cautiously into it,
pulled a sheep of paper very slowly out of it, checked what it said,
relieved but anxious about the other side, looked at each other,
nodded, smiled, and hugged with joy.

The first word my daughter said to her friend was
"Will you marry me?", and she answered, "Yes" in an instant.
They are not married, of course, but they were so happy
as if they were getting married.

Viva "Young Americans"!

Do you know "YOUNG AMERICANS"?
It is a nonprofit group of, as its name suggests, young Americans,
mostly University students.
They give children a singing and dancing workshop in Japan every year.
300 kids from 6 to 18 years old get together and develop their self-expression
through singing and dancing intensively for 3 days
and give us a musical show with YA members on the last day.
When I watched the show last year, I was totally blown away.
I couldn't believe they had worked only for 3 days.
All the participants were so vivid, active and full of confidence.

As it is said that we Japanese are not very good at expressing ourselves,
I think this program has a significant impact on the kids' later life.

This year I put my daughters in it.
I can say that it changed their life.
They loved the program.
They are not good at singing nor dancing but that wasn't a problem.
They naturally moved their body with music and were never shy to show it.
"I can't wait for the next workshop."
Their eyes were twinkling like stars.

hustle for a living

It is not the money I'm talking about.
This is about remodeling our house.
We're living without the kitchen now.
We survived without the bath and the washing stand last week.
And now and then the lifeline such as electricity, gas and water system goes down too.

You know...it's HOTTTTTTTTT!

My husband is out for work. Children are also busy at school.
So practically I am the only one to deal with this harsh situation.
You can't just sit and watch but you always sort things out
which to throw away and which to save.
We've been living in this house over 13 years.
Things that We needed is no longer valuable to us.
I was almost shocked to see that we'd racked up such a huge amount of craps.
I went ahead and threw everything away.
It was such a nice feeling.
I also have to dust out the whole house in this hot weather.
I lost 2 kilos in 1 week, which is a good thing.(^ー^* )フフ♪

I couldn't imagine that I would come through this hot survival 4 weeks.
But now we have a new washing bowl and a new bathroom.
We can see everything's changing dramatically.
We still have 9 days to go but we see the goal now.
I will pull myself together by some means and put everything back in places.

This will sure be an unforgetable summer.

p(^(エ)^q=p^(エ)^)q ガンバッ♪
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