Typhoon 26


Friday, October 18, 2013


Typhoon 26



Gyoda—My hometown



22 people died

on Ohshima (Big Island)


Deadly Land Slide


(In English)

So, Kato, are you alive, aren’t you?

Yes, of course, I am.

But the typhonn hit your hometown, didn’t it?

Fortunately, it slightly stepped out of the direct course to my hometown—Gyoda.

Oh, you’re so lucky, aren’t you?

Yes, I certainly am.  The typhone, however, hit Ohshima (Big Island) in its course and downpoured, causing a deadly land slide and killing 22 people.  Thirty-five people are still missing.

Kato, I’m glad to know that you’ve just survived.

Thanks.  I think I’ll meet you again back in Vancouver.

I’m pleased to know that you’ll be able to return to Vancouver next month with a lot of tastes of Japan.

Yes, I should be able to go back to Vancouver with a number of delicasies.



Wagashi (和菓子)


So, Kato, you’re gonna be a Japanese Santa Clause, huh?  Christmas is far away, though.

You’re telling me, Diane.

Kato, tell me how come Japan has suffered from so many natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunami, typhoons—let alone the Fukushima disaster.

… beats the hell out of me.  I suppose God gives the Japanese hard times so that the folks become strong, hard-working and industrious.

I see.  So, Kato, you’re enjoying the stay in Japan despite the deadly typhoon, aren’t you?

Yes, of course, I am.  I always see the bright side of the deadly disater, thinking positively.

How do you enjoy your stay in your hometown?

I visited the ancient burial mounds in my hometown.


Maruhaka-yama Burial Mound


Sakitama Ancient Burial Mounds

How come you visited the burial mounds among all other nice places?

Well … When I was a kid, I played around the mounds.


Besides, I enjoyed picnic with Madam Taliesin in the pavillion after seeing the mounds.


【Himiko’s Monologue】

Japan has been suffering from a lot of natural disasters.
However, there are many other disasters in the world.

Natural Disasters

National Geographic Classics

This is a nearly six-hour-long documentary about natural disasters.
Disc One contains two programs: Storm of the Centry and Violent Earth.
Disc Two has two programs: Drowning New Orleans and Tornado Intercept.
Disc Three also shows two programs: Avalance—The White Death and Tsunami—Killer Wave.

It is such a fascinating and informative film that you should be able to prepare yourself for all those natural disasters.
The “Tornado Intercept” is quite thrilling and interesting because an enthusiastic twister chaser has created a huge tank-like vehicle so that he could get into the center of tornado to film an unprecedented inside look.

SOURCE: “Kato’s comment on the DVD”

It really sounds thrilling and exciting!

In any case, I hope Kato will write another interesting article soon.
So please come back to see me.

Have a nice day!
Bye bye …



If you’ve got some time,

Please read one of the following artciles:


“Bliss for Diane!”

“Romantic Bohemian”

“TD Bank or Mozart?”

“Diane@TD Bank”

“Tear Jerker”

“Diane in Chorus Line”

“Pork or Friend?”


“Easter Bloopers”

“Beauty is Heart-deep”

“Romance@South Pacific”

“Art Gallery”

“Diane Hypatia”

“Cherry and Silk”

“Price of Your Life”

“Elephant Cries”

“Banana @ Eden”


“Go Bananas”


“Stanley Boardwalk”

“With Your Tiger”

“A Second World”

“Asexual Thought”


“Stanley 125 Years”

“Sushi @ the Globe”

“Peace@Syria & Pentagon”

“Sweet Memory”

“Unforgettable Movies”



Hi, I’m June Adams.

There have been at least five mass extinctions in the history of life on earth, and four in the last 3.5 billion years in which many species have disappeared in a relatively short period of geological time.

The massive eruptive event is considered to be one likely cause of the “Great Dying” about 250 million years ago, which is estimated to have killed 90% of species existing at the time.

There is also evidence to suggest this event was preceded by another mass extinction known as Olson’s Extinction.

The Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event occurred 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous period and is best known for having wiped out non-avian dinosaurs, among many other species.

Cause of the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction?

Many scientists believe that a comet or meteor triggered the mass extinction of the dinosaurs.

You might wonder if another comet collides with the Earth in the near future.

Super Comet After the Impact

This is a 2007 speculative documentary produced by ZDF and the Discovery Channel.
It was directed by Stefan Schneider.
The 84-minute film hypothesizes the effects on modern-day earth of a large comet impacting in Mexico near the same location of the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, the ancient impact of a comet or meteor that is believed to have triggered the mass extinction of the dinosaurs.

It alternates between interviews with climatologists and researchers and dramatized scenes following several groups of people as they attempt to survive in the days and months after the disaster: a separated family in France, a pair of scientists in Hawaii, a man who manages to survive for a period of time near the ground zero impact in Mexico, and a tribe in Cameroon.
It is such a thrilling, exciting and profoundly astounding docu-drama that you would forget to take a pee during the show.

SOURCE: “Kato’s comment on the DVD”

The film seems quite fascinating and interesting.
If there is a rental shop around you, why don’t rent the above DVD?









『軽井沢タリアセン夫人 – 小百合物語』






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