Well I hope you all rang in the new year with peace and love around you. May this be another great year for writing fun and exciting journals!
Let’s get down to business!
1: What is one thing you want to try this year?
2: Do you believe in fortune-telling? Have you ever had a new year fortune (omikuji) come true?
3: Make a prediction about 2017.
A few weeks ago I saw a flyer with very exciting news (for a Canadian). The city will put a temporary ice rink at the Happiring terrace near Fukui Station this winter. This year I certainly want to try ice skating in Fukui.
Week 2: Winter Flowers
1: What is your favorite winter flower?
2: Do you keep any flowering house plants? Write a little about them.
3: How can you enjoy flowers in the winter?
We can’t see many winter flowers in Canada. Between the short days, frozen ground and heavy snow we don’t start seeing flowers until early March. But I love seeing dried
1: Has something mysterious, that you can’t explain, ever happened to you?
2: As a child were there any mysteries that you solved as you grew up?
3: If you could know the answer to one of the world’s great mysteries, what would you like to know?
*the world’s great mysteries could be any common thing that isn’t well explained, for example who built Stonehenge and why
1: When do you listen to the radio and why?
2: Do you think radio is a dying art?
3: Write about a radio related memory.
Sample Journal, Question 3 A few years after we moved to Canada, we returned to England for summer vacation. We spent most of the summer staying with my maternal grandmother. Granny, as we called her, loved the radio. Every afternoon, before tea, she would listen to her favorite radio drama. We soon learned that granny was not to be disturbed during her drama, but that if we prepared the tea just in time for the 4pm chimes she would read our tea leaf fortunes. It was great fun hearing the stories she made up while peering into the tea leaves at the bottom of our cups.