That’s all about Tuesday June, 29th.. crazy day!!
Weather – Finally summer caught up with the calendar.. In the morning I was soaking wet just wearing the shoes! I thought it would have been a crazy hot day, so then when I saw some clouds assembling in the sky and I could feel a soft breeze while walking from the office to the clean room, my hopes of not dying before the end of June got high again! The breeze though was just lightly covering the terrible humidity.. Then, I went to work in clean room for a few hours (a space with carefully controlled temperature, humidity and all, a paradise when outside is too hot or too cold!) and when I got out.. it was a rain storm!!!! And still the temperature was probably around 30!!!
Kitchen - When I got home I suddenly thought to be back to my youth, when camping in South Italy (Vieste) a night rain storm had flooded the camping.. My family and I had to spend the night in the tent of friends, since our was completely flooded (my dad got bitten by a mole while recovering stuff from the rain!!). The day after we had water everywhere, also in closed luggage. Anyway, when I got back home I had a flooded kitchen.. because, in the morning, I had left a window open (with only the mosquito net on the aperture)!
Cooking - It was time to cook (and clean), so with half mind on one task and half on the other, I managed to cut myself with my super good extra sharp knife (present from Kim, for the first Vestlandet Aikido festival in Haugesund).. and almost set afire the kitchen (the part not flooded) because I am not used anymore to gas stove (14 years dealing with Norwegian electric stove).. In fact a wood tool for steering the food was just a little bit too close to the flame, and it took fire!!
T-shirt - In the night, after cleaning and mopping and drying my kitchen, I had arranged to meet friends at Madison for watching together Japan – Paraguay (go Japan!!). So I went to the bus stop.. and realized I could have used the only Japanese – not Aikido t-shirt I have.. After a few thoughts if changing or not, I decide to go back and wear the t-shirt.. On the way back to my place I was stopped by a girl that asked me a couple of things in a quite good English and said she would have liked to meet me for a chat.. and she is actually a neighbour!! Casualty: if I hadn’t decided to go back to change the t-shirt I would have not met her.. :-) (the girl in this picture is not the one met by chance…. ;-) this one is met by purpose! :-P )
Supporting Japan - In a bar full of Chinese, I watched the match Japan – Paraguay. My friends there were supporting Japan and I was quite surprised to see that most of the people were actually in line with us! Most of Chinese were for Japan! And Japan deserved to win during the regular time (if they were playing against Italy, they would have won, no doubts!) but they arrived to the penalty lottery too tense. Paraguay players were, or appeared, so much more relaxed, much cooler.. Who were the latins? :-) Honor to my great Japan!!