Monthly Archives: June 2013

Going to Shimane yay!

Updated on : June 12, 2013



Hello there!!

How are you doing today?

It is 4:25am. Hum, come to think about it, I have not slept yet tonight.

Went to bed once but did not fall in sleep so got back up and
started to pack for my trip to Shimane today.




I started my PC as I always do when I get up and then it showed me the blue screen
with that error message orz, so I was kind of trying to figure out how to fix it.

Eventually recovered to a recovery point a couple days ago and it got back to normal, phew!

Last night I was talking to my sis in law and my niece on Skype since I am visiting them
today and my sweet niece said

“I thought you would come earlier than that.

I am getting out school around 16:30. I could pick you up”

Pick me up with her bicycle and

even with her friends like 6 of them she said XD!!


She is just SO SWEET! Oh my niece is 15 years old now (*^ ^*).

I am excited to see her, but I am very very happy that she is excited to see me too.

She is having a Karate tournament on Sunday this week (16th),
so I am gonna go cheer her up!!

She started Karate at her 3rd grade and she became so good at it!!

Seems she really like Karate. So will probably update my next blog from Shimane!!

Have a great day!!



P.S. Oh forgot to mention :p, the green line on the map above shows the path I am traveling.

Well not exact path but wanted to show you on the Japan map =D.

It will take about….. 7 hours in total by train and highway bus!




Nick from 20six blog

Updated on : June 7, 2013   *  Last modified on : February 3, 2017



Hi there! It is Saturday morning. 8:30.

How are you doing? I am doing fine!

As I started a part time job last week at a nearby restaurant, I am kind of hectic but doing well!


I am traveling to Shiga today for a band practice!

I joined a band as back chorus the end of April! The band is pretty much fun!

A metal band with 5 guys singing about HEALTH XD!! The lyrics are SO FUNNY~~~~~!!!!!



As I wrote a bit of myself, why I started to do what I do (help people from other countries

buy stuffs from Japan) the other day on titled “Associate with people from other countries”,

I got several comments via facebook and emails. Thank you so much!

It made me really happy that people enjoyed reading my personal stuffs (*^ ^*).

So I am writing a bit more on it today.

On the last blog, I wrote about I had a blog titled “Peep at Japanese Life” and made friends

from other countries. So here is the sequel of the story~~~


One day, a friend from the site Nick asked me


“Topo, is that possible for you to help me find


the CDs of my favorite band?


I looked all over in London and could not find them.”


* Topo was my handle name on that site by the way.


So I said “Yeah, sure.”

Nick gave me the names of the CDs he was after.

The following Sunday I went to a CD shop and looked for the CDs.

The shop did not have them at that moment so I ordered them and picked up the

next week.


The CDs were from the band named “The Yellow Monkey”.

After picked up the CDs, I forwarded them to Nick via mail.

In several days, the parcel got to Nick and


he wrote about the parcel and me with some pictures on his blog.


Seems it made him SO HAPPY!




I initially asked him 1,000yen for doing it, but he sent me 3,000yen and he seemed SO HAPPY!

Here is the note Nick made with his paypal transaction.




Oh seems he paid more because he was late ( *´艸`), I really did not remember that way :p,

but anyways I was very happy that the simple tasks made him SO HAPPY!


Back at the time, I was resting at home not working so I thought,
hey! if this would make him SO HAPPY, probably there are more people who would be happy
purchasing stuffs from Japan, maybe I can sell stuffs abroad via Internet.

Then I opened an account on eBay.

As I checked my paypal history, it was the exact same day I opened my eBay account
with the day I received the payment from Nick XD.

I knew I moved pretty quick on it, but really did not know it was the exact same day XDDD!!


So this is how I started a store on eBay.

And I will be meeting another English man via eBay

who is a big H!P fan and will be my other key person

with what I do now =D!


~~~~~ to be continued ~~~~




Associating people from other countries

Updated on : June 3, 2013   *  Last modified on : February 3, 2017



Hi! How are you doing?

I am doing fine!

We are having such a wonderful sunny day despite we are in the rainy season =D.




Since I have been helping people outside

to buy stuffs from Japan for 7 years


mostly people of  Hello! Project fans,

I often asked if I am H!P fan myself. As the matter of fact, I am not (>_<)!!

Every time I got asked, I feel like, would it sound all right…..

most of the time it looks all right, so I guess it is ok (I hope!).

The LovendoR live I attended last month (May) was actually the first live I joined.


I really enjoy get to know people from other countries.

I believe this is what I was born with =D.


When I was 4th grade,

my parents house was up on the hill kind of,
so I needed to go up a long steps to get back home from school.

One day of my 4th grade year, when I finished climbing up the long stairs

and I thought


I want to become friends with all over the world.


It is funny why I thought that on that day, but I clearly remember that
I thought it at the top of the stairs (^ – ^).

So without knowing, the situation now is

pretty much the dream comes true situation for little Nozomi.


Pretty neat to think about it.

I will be kind of a long story so I will make this in several posts though,

about 8 years ago,

I made a blog on Japan named “Peep at Japanese Life?”.


Still old articles are there if you are interested in it.

Back then, I was resting at my parents house for depression.

I have had my depression since I was like 18.

Since back at the time, depression was not widely known in Japan
so I did not know what was wrong with me until I got 26 or so.

I happened to pick a book on depression at a book store and read it and found out that the thing
I was having was depression.

Fortunately I am all well know now.

I am not so sure if every one is familiar with the term “dysfunctional family”
but the family I grew up in is one of those and I got depression from the stress the family had.

I believed for a long time that my mother was not able to be happy
because of the birth of my brothers and me.

She stuck with an unhappy marriage because we were born.

I have been basically a cheerful girl, but when something happened,
I don’t thing something was such a big deal objectively, but it got me so deep and made me feel suicidal.
It was because I believed down inside that my birth was not right.

I did not realize that I felt this way until my 32 or 33, it was so deep down myself that I was not aware
that I was feeling that way myself. Might sounds a bit odd? But it was.

That thought of my birth being wrong for my mother was giving me real pain
but when I noticed it, it got all better.
Realizing that my mother being unhappy with her marriage was the choice of her lifted so much of
the burden I was carrying.

Mmmmm….. weird, it is getting somewhere else than the fun I have with associating
with people from other countries, haha! Oh well, I guess it is OK. It is about myself (^ – ^).
And I know there are people out there having the same kind of issues. Good to share I guess.


So early 30s, I encountered the most severe depression in my life and resting
without doing almost nothing.

Just sleep eat, that was about it I did. And then after a while I regained my energy
and thought to write an English blog.

And I did, and I made friends through the blog.


Unfortunately along with the major change on the platform on 20six, the blog platform
I used for blogging, many friends through the blog kind of spread away,
since the usage of the blogging became widely inconvenient.

I still have contact with some of them via facebook but lost contact with many of them. * sad *

Woooo this is getting pretty long so I will write more on the different post.


I met a guy from England through the blog

who was fan of a Japanese band “The Yellow Monkey” :).


He is one of the key person

with what I do now (helping people from other countries buy stuffs from Japan).

~~~~ To be continued ~~~~~