okinawa-us’s blog

沖縄中部を中心に沖縄の情報を伝えていきます。This blog transmits a lot of information about Okinawa.

I got a golf set! What!?

 

My friend recommended that I should buy a golf set.

After all, I decided to buy it.

There is a driving range near here. It takes about 10 minutes to get there by car.

Practicing at a driving range costs in Okinawa is one third or fourth as cheap as in Tokyo.

 

I was gradually learning how to swing a golf club.

However, an incident happened yesterday.

Please see this movie.

https://youtu.be/QUHdrvysuHs

Hey! What happened?! Where is my driver’s head?!

It’s been just a few weeks after I bought it. Can you believe it?

Have you ever broken your driver?

Fortunately, thanks to this movie, the store where I bought it give me the another one because it was probably a defective product.   What a coincidence that I recorded my swing form. I am very fortunate!!

 

P.S. It would be great if you could advise on my swing form.

Muscle elderly woman.筋肉ばあさん

The patient is 92 years old elderly woman who had a left neck femoral fracture. The dislocation of the fracture was not big, so she had an osteosynthesis with CCS.

By the way, I regard her as muscle elderly woman because she challenged me to an arm-wrestling match. Her power is stronger than ordinary women aged 90s.

There was another story which support this hypothesis. When she came to this hospital, she suddenly held her hand to me. It occurs to me that she tried to shake hands which was rare for Japanese. I thought she was affected by the US people because there are many American military bases, but this thought was misunderstanding…

She began to grasp my hand with her full strength. It was so painful partly because I was unprepared.  I was so surprised when she showed off her admirable biceps brachii muscles. Her biceps brachii muscles are seemed larger than ordinary women aged 20s. Can you believe it?lol

There is another her character which should be mentioned. She sometimes blows a kiss to young men who passed in front of her.  After doing that, she blames herself saying that her husband in heaven will get angry to me.

What a funny elderly woman she is! Do you think so?

医療保護入院

 The patient is a 96 years old male. His wife passed away 5 years ago.After that, his son’s family began to help with his everyday life. 2-3 years ago, he started talking to himself.  He would suddenly say “ Tanme, Tanme, Tanme”, which means his grandfather, according to his son. The son says he liked his grandfather better than his parents.

At around the same time, he gradually began to forget how to do the everyday things. He sometimes forgets to stop the water after he washes his hand, for example. Since last year, he has difficulty using the toilet correctly. Instead, he has often been incontinence and sometimes urinates or defecates outside probably because he has forgot where the toilet is.

In addition, he began to forget where he puts the things. He was also having difficulty dealing with money. 

This year, he happened to be hospitalized due to a lumbar compression fracture. He did rehabilitation for 2 weeks.  His cognitive functions worsened further because hospitalization is so stressful as you know. The psychiatrist assumed(reckoned) that the changes to his situation-his wife’s death, living with his son’s family, and hospitalization- was affecting his present state. This case is so difficult for the psychiatrist. That is because he has been already medicated by the previous doctor, who uses many anti-depressed drugs, anti-psychotic drugs, and sleeping pills. It takes a long time because stopping using drugs, especially psychotropic drugs, suddenly is so dangerous.

The psychiatrist believed that he needs to be hospitalized considering his condition. Medicine adjustment is also needed for his current state. However, he refused to be hospitalized. Therefore, the psychiatrist take a step of medical protection hospitalization by family’s conse

 

 

美ら海水族館

It is Saturday today. However, the weather was so bad. It was raining heavily. The winds blew violently as well. Like I said before, it is the rainy season now. After working the night-shigt, I decided to visit 美ら海aquarium because it wasn’t affected by the weather.  Tyuraumi Aquarium is famous for its Kuroshio water tank because there are whale sharks in it. You can see how sharks eat. Whale sharks eat krill by inhaling one ton of water. It was much more dynamic than I had expected. They can filter them using their gills. If they swallow a fish, they usually exhaled it back out because they don’t usually eat it. However, the guide there said that there are no krill in Okinawa. It is not yet clear how whales live in the wild.  

After that, I went to see a dolphin show. It was held as scheduled although the heavy rain and strong wind were continuing. The dolphins completed the show as usual in spite of the bad weather. I don’t know why but we are always attracted to dolphins.

The rainy season of Okinawa.  

The rainy season of Okinawa are May and June. Okinawa’s rainy season is a little different from the one on the mainland of Japan.  It rains suddenly and violently in Okinawa, but it usually stops quickly.

However, this year is definitely different from ordinary. It had been sunny during the first week of June in Okinawa, but it’s been raining during the second week of June.  According to the newspaper, the total typical amount of the rain in June was surpassed in just these 2 days, though people in Okinawa had been anxious about a water shortage a few days ago.  TV news said the amount of rainfall on 14th in June was the largest daily amount of the one in July in recorded history. It also said landslide disasters happened in some rural regions. Some houses were flooded due to the heavy rain. I had difficulty driving because the height of the rain was almost the height of the wheels.  Have you ever experienced the situation where the car is not moving well if you press the accelerator? It was so scary…

 

P.S. The rainy season was over on 21 th June in Okinawa!

波照間島

On Sunday, we visited Hateruma Island.

You can go to the island by ferry, but half of them usually are cancelled because of the weather or sea condition, so luck is also necessary if you want to get there.

Hateruma Island is the southernmost island where people live in Japan.

There are about 500 people living in the island. We rented a car because it was too hot to go around the city by foot or bicycle. At first, we headed to the viewing platform of the island.

What a beautiful scenery it is!

There is a scenery which we usually see on TV as a remote island below us.

Time goes by slowly in a remote island unlike an urban place.

Next, we visited the monument, which indicate the southernmost place in Japan.

We took a picture with it.  In the middle of the road, there are some wild goats.

They were scared of us when we approached them.

However, they tried to follow us when we left there…lol

On the east of the island, there is an airport.

Hateruma Airport was refound in2016, but it is closed due to the accident.

They don’t have a clear idea when they will restart the airport though it is new and clean. We ate lunch at あやふふぁみ. https://tabelog.com/okinawa/A4705/A470502/47002290/ TT recommended me to visit this place to eat lunch. らふてー of this is so delicious.

We were satisfied with everything at this restaurant.

After eating lunch, we went to snorkeling at 北浜 Nishihama.(we usually read 北 as kita which means north, but people read 北 as Nishi which means west in Okinawa. It is a kind of dialect.) 

Nishihama is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen.

The clarity of the water in the sea is like in the swimming pool!!

There were many types of colorful tropical fishes.

The sea water is warm, so it seems a paradise for them.

If you have some pieces of bread, fishes are gradually gathering, and you could be a magician of fish!

f:id:Okinawa-US:20170621220605j:plain

f:id:Okinawa-US:20170621220608j:plain