2018 BC Ballot


Thursday, November 29, 2018


2018 BC Ballot







I left for Tokyo on October 4


From: barclay1720@aol.com
Date: Sat., Nov 3, 2018, 2:55 PM
To: diane705@yahoo.ca


Hi Diane,

How are you doing?

Did you enjoy VIFF movies?

I left for Tokyo on October 4.

So I missed some interesting movies in Vancouver.




However, I enjoyed the inflight movies while I was up in the air.


Air Canada Inflight Entertainment


As you know, there is a global warming, and it was terribly hot in the last summer in Japan.




When I left for Tokyo on October 4, it was 7 ℃ at Vancouver Airport.

But it was 32 ℃ on Octover 7 in my hometown in Japan.

It was exceptionally hot!




Unfortunately, my mother is in the other world,

but I met her at the cemetry in my hometown.





with Mari



Talking about Halloween 2018 in Japan, it was wild, weird and dangerous.



Diane, did you enjoy Haloween in Vancouver?

I’ll be in Vancouver in a week.

I hope I’ll meet you some day,

and wish the democrats will occupy as many seats as possible in the congress after the midterm election.




In any case, I hope your heart remains sunny the rest of the day.

Have a nice evening!

bye now.


Your smiling Bohemian, Kato
with a lot of love as always

SOURCE: “Hot October”



From: diane705@yahoo.ca
Date: Sun., Nov 4, 2018, 8:09 PM
To: barclay1720@aol.com

Hi Kato, my smiling bohemian,

Wow! Five weeks back in Japan.
You really are good to keep in touch with your roots and hope the temperatures have dropped a bit so you don’t melt ..
Global warming is seemingly affecting us all.

Here in Vancouver we’re brrrr cold, and wet today, so really feeling like the wet coast.
Grateful for a nice warm dry place to come home to every day that’s for sure.

VIFF is always fun and saw a few good movies.
There’s such a spirit of excitement around the theatres at that time and it feels like you belong to a select group of movie lovers who are all anxious to explore other worlds and other realities.

When I was younger and still working I’d sometimes even take a week off just to concentrate on going to as many as I could fit into a day without losing my mind.

Guess I’m a lot more conservative now … two a day at tops. 🙂




Well, got interrupted so now it’s a day later and the weather is glorious .. perfect fall day.
So the usual up and down Vancouver weather which you’ll know all about.

Hallowe’en was also mild and perfect for the trick or treating kiddies.
Peter decorated a pumpkin and his yard a bit and I went over to help him hand out candy.




We had about 30 or so neighbourhood kids and were they ever adorable.




Fingers crossed for Tuesday in the USA and we’re all hoping they’ll show that Trump that he has gone TOO far with his fear mongering and lying/cheating ways.




What a sad excuse for the President of the USA. Ugh.

Have a good trip back and look forward to hearing about it IF I ever see the elusive Kato.

One day I just know we’ll bump into each other, at least I hope so.

Thanks for the information.

Keep happy and hopping and hopeful, kiddo,

Luv, Diane ~



I’m back in Vancouver!


From: barclay1720@aol.com
Date: Tue., Nov 6, 2018, 2:50 PM
To: diane705@yahoo.ca

I’m back in Vancouver!
Wow! What a beautiful day!
13 ℃ at 11 AM and almost clear at the airport.

This morning it was raining in my Japanese hometown and the temperature dropped to 19 ℃ this morning.
Here, 13 ℃ isn’t too bad, is it?

I didn’t sleep at all last night because I watched inflight movies as usual.
I walked to the central library from the city centre station and now writing this mail.

Talking about Trump, the whole world is worried about him.
As you say, Trump has gone TOO far with his fear mongering and lying/cheating ways as if he was a born-again Hitler.




I really hope the democrats will take as many seats as possible tomorrow.

In any case, have a nice day and enjoy a beautiful evening.

Bye now



From: diane705@yahoo.ca
Date: Tue., Nov 6, 2018, 5:50 PM
To: barclay1720@aol.com

Welcome back, Kato.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the moron gets put in his place tonight.

There’s also supposed to be a big debate on Canadian TV about proportional voting.




Lots going on …

Sleep well tonight.

I’m sure you will.

As ever, Diane ~



Kato, have you watched the debate about proportional voting on TV?


Since I don’t have a TV set, I watched a couple of YouTube clips.




So, have you decided which one you’re gonna vote?

Yes, of course I have… I’m in for proportional representation.




I understand there are three types of proportional representation—Dual Member Proportional (DMP), Mixed member Proportional (MMP), and Rural-Urban Proportional (RUP).




Which one are you gonna choose, Kato?

I’m gonna choose RUP.

Why is that?

Well… DMP is too simple.




You vote for one option… MMP is somewhat better.




You have two votes… and RUP seems the best for voters…




…’Cause you can rank any number of options in your order of preference… By the way, Diane, have you mailed the ballot?

Yes, of course, I have… I’m glad your choice is the same as mine.



【Himiko’s Monologue】


So much for the BC ballot.

Now talking about Trump, I suppose he is acting like Hitler these days.

Well… even so, I hope Trump would never become another Hitler.

By the way, if Hitler had won the war, what kind of world do you think we could see?

Here’s one such possibility.




In any road, I expect Kato will write another interesting article soon.

So please come back to see me.

Have a nice day!

Bye bye …



If you’ve got some time,

Please read one of the following artciles:



“JAGEL Again”

“Say NO!”

Happy Gal in Canada

Roof of Vancouver



Sex Appeal

Better Off Without Senate

Fire Festival


Scary Quake

MH370 Mystery

Putin’s Way

Trump @ Vancouver

Otter & Trump



Fiddler on the Roof

Flesh and Bone

Maiden’s Prayer

Romeo & Juliet

Trump @ Joke

Halloween in Shibuya

Trump Shock

Happy New Year!


Life or Death

Way to Millionaire

Adele Hugo

Middle Sexes


Hacksaw Ridge

Eight the Dog


Chef Babette


Ramen Boom

from Korea


Crocodile Meat

Killer Floods

Climate of Doubt

Glory of Death

Big Mystery

Hitler and Trump

Hot October



Hi, I’m June Adams.

Kato is a real movie lover, who tries to watch 1001 movies.

As a matter of fact, he has already accomplished his goal.


『Actual List』


Kato watched “The Arabian Nights” or “One Thousand and One Nights” as his 1001th movie.

You might just as well want to view it.



The stories in “the Arabian Nights” were collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central, and South Asia and North Africa.

The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Indian, Egyptian and Mesopotamian folklore and literature.

In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Caliphate era, while others, especially the frame story, are most probably drawn from the Pahlavi Persian work Hazār Afsān which in turn relied partly on Indian elements.

What is common throughout all the editions of the Nights is the initial frame story of the ruler Shahryār and his wife Scheherazade and the framing device incorporated throughout the tales themselves.

The stories proceed from this original tale.

Some are framed within other tales, while others begin and end of their own accord.

Some editions contain only a few hundred nights, while others include 1,001 or more.









『軽井沢タリアセン夫人 – 小百合物語』