J-Town Cherry Blossom

J-Town Cherry Blossom

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Cherry Blossom Parade
I watched entire Northern California Cherry Blossom Grand Parade on April 22.
The grand marshal Kristi Yamaguchi with her two daughters, SF Mayor Mark Farrell, CA State Senator Scott Wiener, and District 5 Supervisor London Breed.
Hundreds of children from Rosa Parks Elementary School, highly successful Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program (JBBP)
It was great opportunity to see/learn them and enjoy cultural festivities.

Train fare evasion
I lost my Clipper Card (all-in-one transit card for the Bay Area) because I was so distracted by watching many (8 of them) young black guys jump over the BART train fare gate (this is not a hurdles race). I am used to seeing it late night at Bay Point Station. In Japan, You will never see that type of behavior. Here, in California, some black parents themselves don’t know the morality. They have long been accustomed to behaving badly. The government must do something to break the bad cycle. It going to be a big culture change for them, and culture change is hard. (Don’t call me a racist, this is a fact)

About My Blog
My blog, only a few people see my blog. Search engines will not find my blog on trillions of websites. Still, it’s a meaningful scrapbook for me, and proof of being alive, that’s it.

I still think about my mother. She lived alone. Her life became meaningless. She actually told me that her life is so empty and no longer wish to live.
Now I am aged. I understand what she was feeling. I feel the same way quite often.
When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves. And that’s what I am doing after retirement.
I like one of Viktor Frankl quotes “What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him.”

No learning without humility.
No growth without pain.
No reward without risk.
No change without loss.

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