Category: Aviation 航空

  • Kudos to flight attendants / CAばんざい

    Kudos to flight attendants / CAばんざい

    日本文が後ろに続きます。 I have long been fond of airline flight attendants not only because of their charming appearance and graceful behavior on board but also because of their professionalism as security personnel who protect the cabin and passengers during emergencies. Their dignified appearance, backed up by their readiness to risk their lives to fulfill their duties…

  • An unhappy New Year / 明けましておめでたくない

    An unhappy New Year / 明けましておめでたくない

    日本文が後ろに続きます。 On New Year’s Day, as I do every year, I paid a New Year’s visit to a local shrine to pray to the deities enshrined there for the development and prosperity of the Imperial nation and the happiness of all the people, to buy a shrine calendar to check my good fortune around my…

  • The words of the year 2023 / 2023年のキーワード

    The words of the year 2023 / 2023年のキーワード

    日本文が後ろに続きます。 It’s time to wrap up the words of this year. As I do every year at the end of the year, I’m looking back at what has happened to me and what I have encountered over the past year, and I’m listing them up in a few short words. The words of 2023 are flight…

  • Visiting Taipei and the National Palace Museum / 台北の故宮博物院を訪れて

    Visiting Taipei and the National Palace Museum / 台北の故宮博物院を訪れて

    日本文はフォートラベルのほうをどうぞ。 I visited Taipei last week. It was the first time I went abroad in four years, as the coronavirus pandemic beginning in 2020 had prevented people from getting in and out of borders. Since the border opened this year, I wanted to travel somewhere overseas. I chose Taiwan for this trip because I wanted…

  • Flying an airplane / 飛行機を操縦する

    Flying an airplane / 飛行機を操縦する

    日本文が後ろに続きます。 As I wrote in this entry of my blog, I became interested in flying an airplane last year; I had been interested in airplanes and aviation 20 years ago, but at that time, I was more fascinated by the women flight attendants who took care of the passengers in the cabins of airplanes than…

  • Visiting United States military bases in Japan

    Visiting United States military bases in Japan

    Visiting US military bases is fun for me. The US Army, US Navy, US Air Force and US Marine Corps use 75 facilities within Japan and Okinawa, 51 of which are dedicated and the rest 24 shared with Japan Self Defense Force. Though those facilities are usually closed to civilians, they are open to residents…

  • Japan’s northernmost end / 日本のさいはてへ

    Japan’s northernmost end / 日本のさいはてへ

    日本文はフォートラベルに転載しました。 Though it was almost half a year ago, I visited Wakkanai, the northernmost end of Hokkaido. Since it was the beginning of January this year, it was extremely cold outside with plenty of snow and the streets were very slippery. Wakkanai is deeply related to Russia, since this city is just 40 kilometers…

  • Visiting Maine / 回転木馬とロブスター

    Visiting Maine / 回転木馬とロブスター

    日本文が後ろに続きます。 I think it’s too late to write this entry, but I visited Portland and Boothbay Harbor, Maine in this September. I watched a musical play Carousel at Kokugakuin Tochigi High School performed by its musical club a few weeks before. Carousel is a musical that features a love story of a young girl and a barker in…

  • ロンドン散歩

    (ハワース散策からの続きです) 3日目の朝、雨の降る中、B&Bをチェックアウトしました。 平日なので蒸気機関車はやっておらず、B&Bの奥さんがロードン・ロードにある最寄りのバス停まで連れて行ってくれ、そこでキースリー行きのバスを待つようにと言ってくれました。 バスを待っていると、年配のご婦人が話しかけてきて、どこまで行くのかと尋ねられたので、「ロンドンまでです」と答えると、もう1人のご婦人が話に加わり、バスがくるまでの間、3人でお話してました。