Plum Blossom Viewing

This year, I enjoyed plum blossom viewing. I usually bring my SLR for flower viewing, but I used my Android phone This photo was taken in the Mito castle ruins.

Ostrich Farm

My youngest daughter and I visited Ostrich Farm in Ishioka City. We've been suffering from some smartphone trouble since last week, so we needed some stress relief. Last time we enjoyed seeing fish and amphibians at Kasumigaura Aquarium, we picked Ostrich Farm, where we've never been. Admission was 1000 yen for an adult, and just a few souvenirs were available. Still, the ostriches and alpacas there were so cute! Ducks and parakeets Ostrich Farm also has some mammals; I was surprised to see capybaras here.  

Kasumigaura Aquarium

 Last weekend, I visited Kasumigaura Aquarium for the first time in 14 years. I remember its admission was so economical, and it's still very cheap. 330 yen for an adult! (cash only) The catfish statues welcome visitors. The lakeside playfield had been renovated; there wasn't a slide on my previous visit in 2008. I took some videos of the fish there to follow the aquarium rules. 4 out of 5 pictures in this entry are created from my videos.

Microsoft Account Conflicts

 Last weekend, I took an exam online for my distance learning. As usual, I logged in to the student's room on my university website and downloaded the test paper and the answer sheet. The answer sheet was a Microsoft word document, so I started writing my statement and clicked the save button AS USUAL. The next day, I got a phone call from university staff, who noticed my test answer was invalid. I studied what caused this failure and assumed that my personal Microsoft account and student Microsoft account haven't been compatible since this month. This is a message when I log onto the student page to join an online class. I used my personal Microsoft account and was rejected from the online classroom. I will need to use my university Microsoft account to work on my papers from this year instead of my personal ones. Do I need drastic changes to my Microsoft account settings?

Unhappy New Year?

The sky was clear. I was already up from 4:30 am. I walked to a nearby hill to take photos of the first sunrise this year, but my camera didn't work at the high time! I used my iPhone to shoot the rising sun, though.

Instagram Post Forwarding Test

Is it possible, technically? Is it permitted because Twitter prohibited forwarding Instagram posts recently? Caution!  It's just a screenshot.

Quiet Xmas

 I'm listening to the radio show named "Radio Charity Music-son." I knew it three years ago. My youngest daughter was the first person who enjoyed it because her favorite musician SixTONES is on that radio show. I also have become into it, and this year it tells me that Christmas has come. I may have gotten used to Christmas without parties or sales due to the COVID pandemic.  I won't regret it if face-to-face parties are banned at Christmas forever; Christmas without parties helps save money!