I went to eat dinner with my friends last night.
The members were me and three women.
I mean I was the only male.
I don't think it's common among people who are not nurses.
However, it's common for me.
I think it's not just the case with Japan, nurses tend to be females.
So we male nurses have to adjust ourselves in such situation.
When I entered university to study nursing, it was hard for me to make friends because I was not good at conversation with females.
And then, I managed to adjust myself so I could survive there.
At the beginning, five male students entered the department of nursing, but two male students left.
I think it means surviving in that situation was not easy.
Therefore, we survivors know how to live in the situation surrounded by people of the opposite sex.
Moreover, I don't even feel that I and other people are other sexes.
Whether I and other people are the same sex or not does not matter when we work, talk or play together.
What's important is to stop feeling that we are of different genders.
That is my answer.
Marriage and Divorce|
Today, I watched a TV program about the reason for human divorce.
According to the program, a particular genetic factor is related to the probability of divorce.
Of course, I admit that it's a fact because it's the result that many scientists have been studying.
However, I think it's natural that human beings divorce because a marriage is originally the rule human beings made.
I think no one loves one person throughout their lives.
Before marrying someone, people have generally loved several others.
The reason why a marriage law is needed is because right from the start, human beings can't love just one person.
Of course, I never want to divorce my wife.
To decide to marry is to decide to not love anyone else.
I mean marriage needs efforts.
Sometimes we need to change our lifestyles.
Sometimes we need to change our way of thinking.
Since I'm not exactly the same with others, we need to make efforts to keep our marriages.
If we make no effort to keep our marriages or we don't know how to cope living with others, a divorce is inevitable.
I believe the reason for that is because we have deep respect for each other.
At the moment, we are in golden week.
Golden week is a period where there are several public holidays in a row.
Usually, we nurses don't relate to golden week because hospitals with inpatients' wards don't have a day off.
Moreover, because every tourist resort and amusement facility is extremely crowded during golden week, I don't like going out even if I have a day off.
However, this year, I requested three days off so I can go on a tennis trip with my friends.
Today and tomorrow, we are planning to play tennis to our hearts' content.
My only concern is that the road to the tennis court may be very congested.
I hate traffic jams.
A Tennis Trip|
I was on a tennis trip yesterday and today with my tennis mates.
The first day, we played tennis from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm with only about an hour lunch break.
We played doubles matches against each other, repeatedly changing teams.
And then, we were ranked according to our individual winning percentage.
I won 9 games and lost 7 games, and I was the third place.
After that, we enjoyed barbecue and chatted until late at night.
Chatting with my tennis mates is really amusing because our jobs are different and we don't talk about our work.
We can forget our positions in work and just enjoy trifling talk.
I think that the reason that this tennis circle attracts us is because it relieves us from the stress of work.
Of course, the common feeling that we love tennis is one of the reasons as well.
Anyway, it was one of the most amusing nights for me.
The second day, we played tennis from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm without rest.
We were divided into two teams and each team had three pairs.
I mean we played the team match.
I competed in the first game and managed to win.
However, the other two games were lost by my teammates in spite of our vigorous cheering.
It was very regrettable but we didn't repent because we did our best.
These two days, I enjoyed my holidays, but I am suffering from terrible sunburn and muscle pains now.
Recharging my Batteries|
Today is my day off.
Just as I thought, I can't do anything because of tiredness from the tennis trip.
I'm lucky to be able to have this holiday after the tennis trip.
Some of my tennis teammates have to work today even though they all are older than me.
All I did today was sleeping and eating.
Last night, I went to bed at midnight, and I woke up at noon today.
After that, I ate lunch and fell asleep again on a sofa in the living room.
I am writing this entry in English for now.
After this, I will play with my daughter for a little while then eat dinner, have a bath and go to bed.
What an easy and comfortable life!
The Golden week ends today.
As usual, people who work for general companies have to work from tomorrow.
However, I restarted working today.
As usual, I worked for 13 hours with only 1.5 hours rest.
It was busy as usual but I wasn't that tired.
I guess the reason for that is because I felt refreshed after playing tennis.
I wonder how long my cheerful spirits will go on, though.
My skin began to peel off because of the sunburn I got a few days ago.
Particularly, the condition of my skin around my nose is intense.
I'm suffering from neither hay fever nor the common cold, but I may need to wear a mask.
Yesterday, some of my co-workers asked me, "Why did you get such a terrible sunburn?"
Whenever I was asked, I explained the reason for my sunburn.
But, most of my co-workers don't know that I was sunburned.
So, they may have misunderstood and worry about my condition when they notice my skin peeling off.
Of course, I always wear a surgical mask to protect myself from bacteria and virus when I work at the hospital.
However, today, I hope that the surgical mask will prevent people from glancing at my face.
Today, I was shocked because my personal computer didn't work when I turned it on.
I have been storing a lot of data which is very important to me in the computer.
I think I may have lost all my data.
I make backups of my data once in a while, but the last time I did it was about a year ago.
I tried to recover my data, but I haven't been able to yet.
I especially want to recover my photograph data because there were a lot of photos of my daughter.
By the way, since I have two computers, I can write this entry.
The computer that broke is not important to me because I can buy a new one, but the data I have lost is extremely important because I will never be able to make it again.
In Japan, there are a lot of agencies which recover data from broken HDDs, but the cost tends to be terribly expensive.
I will consult my friend who works for a medical equipment company because he sometimes creates systems to electrically store medical records.
Anyway, I am longing to be able to get the data from the broken HDD.
I'm still facing a crisis.|
Today, I consulted my friend who has a good knowledge in computers because I couldn't get the data from the broken computer by myself.
However, he said that he couldn't figure out what could have caused the problem because he himself couldn't check it.
Maybe, my explanation was not good enough.
He will come to my house anyway, to check my computer this coming holiday.
By the way, sometimes my computer can run Windows but it stops immediately after that.
There is not enough time to copy it, but still I can see the files that I stored in the computer.
That's why I think that the data is not broken yet.
If there is any way I can obtain that data without running the Windows, I will be able to get it.
My only concern is that the HDDs are set as RAID-0.
If my computer had a single HDD or RAID-1 HDDs, it would be easier to get the data.
Today is a special day called Mother's Day.
Mother's Day is not a fixed day and I mean it is not always on May 10th.
It is celebrated on second Sunday of May.
To be honest, I didn't know that Mother's Day is celebrated throughout the world.
We Japanese usually present flowers like carnations to our mothers on that day, but because my wife and I know our mothers don't have much interests in flowers, we presented sponge cakes to our mothers.
My daughter also made a present to her mother at a day-care center.
When I was single, I didn't present anything to my mother.
However, my sense has been changed since I got married or I was blessed with a child.
I can't help thanking my mother and respecting all mothers.