September 2020 / quietly return to Shizuoka during the Corona era
19 episodes in total.
Until now, my travels have been the subject of articles.
However, when I started a family, I stopped posting all my travels on this site. It would be more accurate to say that I stopped posting all my travels on this site when I got married. This was the case in the past.
Marriage increases the private sphere over which one has no control. Relationships with relatives are a typical example. It is difficult to write about things like visiting relatives or traveling with relatives. Or rather, it cannot be a travel story. It is because the characters have to be taken into consideration, and the things with relatives do not become a rare road trip.
I don’t know why I wrote this travelogue about my trip to my parents’ house in Shizuoka. Maybe it was because it was a couple’s trip with almost no relatives. But after writing it down again, I think, “It was an ordinary trip, nothing special. I don’t think I should have bothered to write about it.
Still, I am glad that I was able to write a little about the tense mood towards Corona in 2020. Since I am writing in 2023, when the restrictions on Corona will be lifted, I can comment on the situation from a bird’s eye view.
I intend to keep the text on this site so that I can refer to it in five or ten years. This is the reason why I am building my own blog site rather than using social networking sites as a tool for disseminating information.
Ten years from now, what will the corona epidemic look like? Will it seem ridiculous? That is what I am thinking as I write. By 2020-2023, it will be common knowledge that acrylic panels will be installed in eating and drinking areas, and I won’t have to write about it again. However, I am also writing about acrylic panels with a view to the possibility of re-reading the text in the near future, when the Corona craze has been forgotten.
I don’t remember what the article was about, but here is the text that I cut out in its entirety because I got sidetracked.
If a restaurant is proactive in disseminating information, there is still a way to find out about it online, but nowadays restaurants think it is enough to post information about their restaurants on Instagram and Facebook, which again makes consumers cry.
SNS is “flow” information, not “stock” information. Past information is being passed around and becomes harder to see. Therefore, even if a restaurant earnestly thinks, “I’ve posted the latest business hours on SNS! but for customers, it is “So, I can’t find the article that lists the current business hours. If they inadvertently find an old article in a search, they will remember business hours that are not up-to-date. This is meaningless.
A request to the store owners. I know it’s a lot of trouble, but please make a website separate from SNS as much as possible. Please don’t rely too much on SNS.
If you use social networking sites, for example, Instagram, I would like to see an image with an announcement on it, such as “Notice of change in business hours. This is because if you try to find the latest opening hours, you will not be able to find it from the thumbnail image.
I can’t help but wonder why stores don’t have this kind of user-oriented approach.
I know a store that foolishly writes about store hours and precautions in every newsletter and other publications. I think this attitude is wonderful. You don’t have to look for past e-mails to find out the hours of operation, and you can find out the hours of operation just as you read the article and think, “Oh, let’s go to the restaurant.
Why are there more and more articles introducing more and more products?
They even write articles about products that they don’t recommend with a bang, even though they are aiming for advertising revenue. So, of course, we are not doing any stealth marketing.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, I am most excited and lively when I talk about buying something new.
I really want to write these articles in chronological order. For example,
Asama, one of Japan’s 100 most famous mountains after a long time! I climbed Mt! ⇒ I thought the photos were not as good as I expected. I thought the scenery should have been more magnificent and beautiful! ⇒ I climbed Mt. Ena, too! ⇒ I climbed Mt. Ena, too! The picture became beautiful! But it was too much of a hassle to use the camera… ⇒ Then I’ll buy PeakDesign’s “capture” filter! ⇒ I used it on a trip to the Miura Alps!Asama, one of Japan’s 100 most famous mountains after a long time! I climbed Mt! ⇒ I thought the photos were not as good as I expected. I thought the scenery should have been more magnificent and beautiful! ⇒ I climbed Mt. Ena, too! ⇒ I climbed Mt. Ena, too! The picture became beautiful! But it was too much of a hassle to use the camera… ⇒ Then I’ll buy PeakDesign’s “capture” filter! ⇒ I used it on a trip to the Miura Alps!
That’s how it goes. However, at this point in time, I am still writing about things that happened three years ago, and I have no idea how long it will be before I can tell you about the items I recently purchased.
In a travelogue, I forget what the characters say as soon as they say it. I can no longer write lively conversational drama. So, when I buy something new, I just have to remember the “! or “? I enjoy writing about what I thought about when I recently bought something new.
Thus, we are in a situation where we have a series of articles introducing our products. I plan to return to the travelogue when I’m done.
BGM of the Month
YouTube is no good, it’s really distracting.
I can really understand why some children become addicted to YouTube.
I keep coming across endless videos that I’m interested in, and I don’t want to stop. I put them in my “watch later” list, but they just keep piling up. Then, with my personality, I don’t think, “I’m so happy to have so many things to watch! I don’t think, “I’m so happy to have so many things to watch! Help! I feel like I’m going to be crushed by the huge amount of tasks.
One day, I just give up and cross everything off my “to look at later” list, and I feel refreshed. The same goes for my stacks of books, or my “list of restaurants I want to go eat at” that I have been writing down. I’ll just delete them and pretend they never happened.
And many YouTube videos are so high-calorie that they don’t let you “watch while watching” or “listen while watching”. So it is impossible for me to work or maintain this site with such things by my side. Perhaps it’s because my brain is aging with age, but my brain can’t handle multitasking anymore.
As such, we are shifting toward not taking “Nikkei Tele-Tokyo University,” “ABEMA Prime,” “News Picks,” “PIVOT,” “Re:HacQ,” and “Shirasu” seriously, while still keeping them in our coverage area.
Today, it is said that not only media, but also entertainment, eating, drinking, conversation, work, and everything else are competing for disposable time. On the other hand, there are video platforms that seek a different sense of value from the competition for disposable time, saying that there is a need for content that allows people to spend a lot of time discussing things over a long period of time. I agree with this opinion, but in the end, there is a swing back in the direction of the importance of disposable time. Because, in fact, it is.
However, I don’t want to add more information to my free time, like Audible, which says, “I still have free ears, use your ears while traveling! Use your ears on the move!” I don’t want to add more information to my free time. In my case, my ears are already occupied with “Radio Cloud”.
So this month’s background music is a radio-style YouTube video that I’ve been playing 24/7. At one time, I used lo-fi hip-hop radio videos as background music, but lately I prefer a more synthesizer-intensive sound.