After being closed for 412 days, Disneyland and California Adventure reopened on April 30th. As they put it, "the magic is back." This is the longest amount of time that Disneyland Resort has been closed. Of course, this was due to the coronavirus and the Resort closed in March 2020 at the same time as many other places and a Stay at Home Order was put in place. Disneyland has only closed two other times in its history. The first was the day after John F. Kennedy's assassinat
アリゾナ州ではマスクをするかどうかは個人の自由となりましたが、 店舗によって方針は違う様です。 先日Walmart （大型スーパー）へ行った時は、半分位の人が着けていませんでした。 ワクチンを受けたかどうかについて聞かれることはありませんでした。 別のスーパーで入店前にマスクを着けようとしたら、 店員さんに「You don't have to, if you don't want to.」と言われました。 今までは強制だったので、やっと自由意志が尊重される世の中に 戻ったんだなと思いました。 あるお店ではMask Required. と書いてあったので着けて入りました。 靴を試着している時、暑いし眼鏡は曇るし、思わず近くにいた店員さんに 「マスク外したい。アリゾナ州はMandatoryじゃないはずだけど、 どうしてこのお店はMask Requiredなの？」と聞いたら、 「I know, but it is company's policy. Manager said we have to.」と言っていました。 お店に寄って方針が違うみたいです。
On Thursday, March 25th, 2021, the Summer 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games officially kicked off with the commencement of the Olympic torch relay. Many notable Japanese athletes, celebrities, and organizations will participate in this iconic tradition, which dates back to the 1936 summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany and signals the start of this year's games on July 23rd. Among the torchbearers is three-time winter Olympian Sho Endo and Gaku MC, Japanese rapper and musician. Although
January 20, 2021 was the inauguration for now President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. It was definitely different than in past years, mainly due to the pandemic, but also for a couple other reasons. Attendance was significantly reduced for safety reasons, and security was significantly increased due to the insurrection on the Capitol just a couple of weeks before. Donald Trump also joins the short list of past presidents who chose not to attend the inauguration
In America, New Year’s Eve is typically a time of joy and celebration. There are countdown parties, champaign toasts, and fireworks displays throughout the country. In New York City's famous Times Square, hundreds of thousands of people usually gather to watch a glittering crystal orb descend from atop the New York Times building. But for the first time in decades, the neon-lit square, normally bustling with people, will be closed to the public. This is the first time the cel
Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, the first Black, Indian American, female to hold that title. The 2020 Presidential election has been pretty unconventional, to say the least. The main difference is that it is taking place during a pandemic. That alone changed some things that have been considered 'normal' until now, which included early and mail-in voting. This year has also seen the highest registered voter turnout, which i
2020 has been a very unusual and difficult year for many people. We’ve been stuck at home for much of the year, uncertain of what the future will bring. These circumstances can cause stress and worry. But there are activities you can do at home to improve your mood and make your time more enjoyable. Below are my recommendations for four easy and entertaining hobbies you can try from the comfort of your home. 1. Take up an instrument. Music is a great way to improve your mood.
So you're stuck in the city, all the indoor malls and movie theaters are closed, outdoor dining is limited, and the CDC finally acknowledged that COVID spreads through the air. You need to de-stress, but you don't have enough time or money for a weekend getaway... Here's a suggestion: Why not get in a couple hours of local hiking in, in the midst of some of the prettiest locations in LA? The exercise and the feeling of being in nature might do you some good! With that in mind