Saturday, December 16, 2006

DeLonghi heater

It is very cold. I am not sure if this is because I am in Misasa or because this is winter after 5 years. Winter in LA was too easy. Finally I decided to spend money to heater.

I purchased an oil heater by DeLonghi because not only shop clerk but also my mom recommended me. It cost more than $400. Besides DeLonghi the only heater I had just cost $20. The cheaper heater looks 20 times warmer.

Wow! This really works. Part of reason why this makes me so warm is that I want to believe. I planned to buy cheaper heater and iPod but I cannot get the latter.

Monday, December 11, 2006


My wife and I visited Tsuruoka because my grandfather in law passed away. Tsuruoka also faces Japanese Sea. However because Japan is designed to Tokyo-centered country, I have to fly to Tokyo first and then take trains.

By the way this photo is taken at Tsuruoka railway station when we go back. Big picture with hole at the face is common in Japan. I have thought that it is stupid for long time but now I am.