S.O.A.P. is an acronym for writing clinical records.


Subject: chief compliment that a patient has

Object: describes an are of abnormal tissue

Assessment: a guess of the cause

Plan: how to care


This writing form fits me well for many reasons. It allows me to concentrate to better assist the condition of the patient and as well as to help keep my ideas of treatment in order.




Difference Between Scotland and Japan

I would sometimes read a blog from a Japanese woman who lives in Scotland. She once wrote a blog on how to boiled an g in Scotland. She learned in school that she should put an egg in the water and heat it. She thought at first that it was important not to crack the egg. But her husband and her mother-in-low would put it straight in the boiling hot water without cracking it first. I don’t know which is right. She also mentioned how to eat csereal. She mentioned how some Spanish-speaking people eat cereal with tomato juice. I don’t think I would be able to do what they do.




As you grow older, you can began to see some difficulties in your body. Miss-swallowing is one of these. It can cause serious problems on your health. Do you dare to take the swallowing test? First, touch your throat with your fingers, checking its mevement. Count how many time you can swallow your saliva within 30 seconds. If your score is less than three, you should have it checkes out at the dentistry.



Air Condition

It has been hot all week. During the day, I would always stay in a room with moderate temperature. But at night when I go to bed, I turn off the air conditioner. I love to feel the breeze from the window. As I grow older, my feelings toward the temperature has changed.



Pokemon Go

How many people are playing Pokemon Go in the Syukugawa area? Usually, there are a few passers who would pass by the neighborhood of my house. But recently ,because Takatuka park is a Poke Stop, l see various people walking around there more often now. I saw two old ladies who were wondering where they should go with their iPad in hand. Another time I saw a sports car stopped as the driver dashed out immediately to collect poke balls. I might have to tell them to be careful not to get into any accidents.



Summer Sweets

I like walking around strange places. Last Monday, I went to the Iwasimizu Hatimann shurine. It was on the top of the hill. I walked about an hour and a half. It was a hot day. I needed to take a rest from the long walk so I stopped by a Japanese traditional style cafe that sold some sweets and tea. The kuzumoti sweets were nice. It had no flavor but I enjoyed the texture of it when it touches the top of my mouse.




I went to Sannomiya to shop with my family. They had a summer sale. I wanted to buy a new lightweight backpack, as my old one is a bit heavy. My daughter recommended an orange backpack of the same kind that she had. I was afraid that the color was too bright at first, but its usuabilty is very good. So, I think I’m going to be fond of it.




Book-off is one of my favorite shops. You can buy a book for a low price there. I found an interesting while I was there. It’s a history novel called “Elizabeth”. Elizabeth was the Queen of England and Ireland during the 16th century. I don’t know who she was or the accurate affairs in which she was part of, but I was able to easily find information on William Shakespeare, the defeats of the Spanish Armada, and pirates of Caribbean during her age.



Swallows Take Insects

Do you know how many insects a bird eats per year? It’s surprisingly over 180,000 insects. I always see swallows flying above my head. I guess they are catching insects. They fly back to their nest with insects every minute. Interestingly, they stop feeding their babies when they can’t find enough insects.



Rokko Island

I haven’t been to Rokko Island for 10years. I forgot the directions and how to get there by car. But I managed to find it. My daughter has been recently interested in American comics. So our family searched for comic books in the Foreign Buyers’ Club, a store on Rokko Island. After shopping, we had supper at a cafe. It had nice terrace seats as a lot of foreign people enjoyed their Saturday evening there.