Friday, October 28, 2005

about recent cold weather and my sleeping

Hello, u all:-) How r u?
These days, it is becoming colder and colder > _ <
I don't think I don't like winter, but there is a big problem (for me) in winter.

Basically, I have difficulties in waking up in the morning by myself :-( Even if I set the alarm clock or use alarm function of my cell phone, I cannot wake up and get up easily and clearly...
I need much sleeping time than others, I think, because I'm a sleeping-lover person (?).
In the past, when I was a jr. high school student, I didn't need much time for sleeping. Rather, I was a person who stayed up late and enjoyed doing something late at night (though, I sometimes had to stay up late because of my homework) .
However, as time passes and I become older, I'm becoming a person who cannot stay up so late at night and need much time for sleeping >_ <
However, university students generally need much time for studying than time for sleeping and they should do so. Also, I sould have much time for studying. For this reason, although I want to have much sleeping time, I cannot have unfortunatey...
So, only way to solve my problems on waking up and getting up clearly in the morning is to sleep more deeply and efficiently at night, I think. Humm... but what should I do for that :-( Sould I excercise or stretch a little before sleeping? Or Sould I drink hot milk? Read a boring book? Listen some relaxing music like classical musics? Count sheep? Humm.... lol.

What do u think the best way to sleep more deeply and efficiently is?
Please thell meeeee...>_< lol.

Thank u,
Megumi Kakimoto :-)

Friday, October 21, 2005

about experiences in nursing home 2

How r u today?
As I told u before, I will write more about my experiences in nursing home this time.

(for your reminder what I told before...)
I went a nursing home for working experiences in welfare facility during this summer vacation.
I met a young man who also went there for the same purpose.
All of the stuff in the nursing home were very friendly and help me very much:-)
Also, some of old people who lived there became my friend through communicating and playing together on the first day ^-^

(now, I will continue a talk about my experiences from the second day...)
On my first day in the nursing home, my jobs were only looking around the home, knowing what staff's work were like, and communicating (rather, talking and playing with a ball) with old people who lived there. However, I started to help parts of the staff's work on and after second day of my working experiences. Every day, I followed after some staff and was taught how to do their work by them.

The staff in the nursing home have to do a lot of work to help old people.
For example, as for help taking bath, the staff help old people to come to the bathroom from their own room, take off and put on clothes, wash and dry their bodies and hair. After that, old people need to drink cold tea or sport drink to supply the water to their bodies, so staff also have to help it. Moreover, the staff also consider about the drink in several points, for example, amount of suger, type of the drink (normal, thicken, or gelatinous), old people's condition, and of course, their taste. Considering about that, the staff have to choose the best drink for each old person at the time.
Other kinds of work are the help eating and excreting (this work is one of the hardest, but important work), washing the clothes, health care, making the surroundings old people live in (like their private room or common room or place) clean and comfortable, planning the events for old people (like festivals, picnics, the discourse etc.), practicing recreation for keeping them physically and mentally healthy, and so on!
Thus, the staff in the nursing home really have a lot of things to do and consider about!!! In Addition, their work need more physical and mental strengh!

At first, the staff gave me easier work like pushing the wheelchair old people sat down or drying their hair and giving them cold drink after taking bath. Gradually, I started to have more difficult work. For example, I helped alone old people who could not eat their meal by themselves to eat. It needed much responsibility because helping eating had the danger. If the staff mistaken the timing for putting food into the old people's mouth, they(old people) choke on their food and might die because of that! Thus, the staff cannot be too careful in taking care of old people.
As for other jobs of mine, I read some picture-story shows to old people, helped the staff in recreation activities, helped preparing for the discourse (a Buddhist priest came to make a useful speech for old people), and so on.
Although I had many kinds of work, talking with old people was the most important work of mine. That is because communicating with old people is the most important thing to do in the nursing home. I talked with many people (not only old people but also the staff) every day^-^
Some old people were difficult to communicate with, but I really enjoyed talking with them, especially with my friends (some of the old people)! Through talking, I could find their sense of value, ways of thinking, their personality or character, and also some parts of their memories or life★

Through this working experience in welfare facility, I learned not only how hard the work of staff in the nursing home is but also the importance of their work in these days. Moreover, the important things I learned in the nursing home are that every one should have much responsibility of taking care of all people, including old people, who live in the society.
I learned these, but the most important thing is the importance of communicating deeply with many people and learning a lot from them!

As u might imagine, I could enjoy my working experiences in the nursing home and learned a lot from the experiences. I recommend u to have such experiences at least once!

Thank u very much for reading my long post,
Megumi Kakimoto:-)

Friday, October 14, 2005

about fortunetelling

Hello, u all! How r u?
I'm very sleepy and hungry (becaue at night), but I will write my blog with all my energy I have now. lol

Do u believe fortunetelling?
Maybe, some of u believe and some of u don't.

In my case, I don't believe fortunetelling bacause I don't have experiences that my fortune was like that fortunetelling showed. However, I'm very happy when I find the fortune of my costellation will be great and I will have some happy happening *^-^* Also, I enjoy checking my fortune by the fortunetelling♪ I sometimes check fortunetelling based on the constellation on TV in the morning or in the magazine. (Maybe, some of u, especially girls also check it like me. lol)
Mostly, the result of the fortunetelling for my constellation is not good... I don't know why, but it is sadly true U-U,,, However, today's result was the best (no. 1) among all constellations *>u<* It was a big happiness for me! Needless to say, there was not so happy happening today... but I think the good result of fortunetelling was a happy happening☆ I believe so!

Let's enjoy fortunetelling together!

Thank you,
Megumi Kakimoto;-)

Friday, October 07, 2005

about experiences in a nursing home

Hi ^0^
As I told before, I went to a nursing home during my summer vacation. I will tell you about the experiences there though the vacation had already finished about one month ago. That is because I could have great experiences there!

To tell the truth, at first, I did not want to go to the nursing home to help taking care of old people. The main reason is that the home was far away from my house and I knew I had to spend much money and time. In addition, I was worrying about whether I could properly help old people and the staff at the nursing home without any trouble.
However, when I visited there for an advance meeting, I thought the staffs were very friendly and they might help me immediately whenever I was in trouble. I was relieved a little:-)

When I went there few days after as a first day of taking care of old people, I met a young man who seemed very pleasant. He was also a university student who came to the nursing home to have experiences. Actually, he was very pleasant and polite. I was glad to meet him bacause I could have a partner for 5 days. He and I worked in the different place (he worked at the day service center next to the nursing home where I worked at.), but the existence of the partner who was in the same situation encouraged me :-)

On my first day at nursing home, I was very nervous. However, as time passed, I gradually got used to the situation and people there. By the time I went back to my house on that day, I could communicate with some old people and became friends *^u^* We played together with a big and soft plastic ball to prevent old people from being injured. Only communicating with old people was my job on first day. So, I did not do any hard works. I only watched what other staffs were doing.

Although I have more to tell you, I will finish writing today. Sorry... Maybe, I will write more next time.

See u then,
Megumi Kakimoto :-)