Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy New Year 2011!

During new year holidays, my brother's family and I stayed at our parents' place. Since my brother got married and his son was born last year, it was the first time for my sister-in-law and nephew to spend time together for such a long time.

My nephew, Yuuto, who is 4 months old, is very easygoing, but is getting interested in everything. He absolutely became expressive of his feelings more than when I went to see him two weeks before. How quickly he is growing up! He liked bright colours, jingle of bells, music, touching what he saw, getting attention from us, and girls. However, he does not like cameras. Therefore, my father could not take pictures of his smiling. All his actions were really cute, so that my parents and I were fighting over him to hold ad play. I really want my baby some day.

However, Japan is facing the serious concerns of rapid aging and very low birthrate now. I think it is because insecure employment situation. Permanent workers are decreasing, temporary ones are increasing rapidly, so that many people cannot make a steady income. Thus, they cannot afford to have their families. The Japanese government gives money to families who have young children, but I do not think it works. The government had better provide support for the employment of young and middle generations, and supports their marriage.

Regarding of myself, I think I should eat cheese because someone on TV said cheese contains PEA, which is love hormone. I am not sure if it is true, but it is worth to try.

These are my new year resolutions: get a good job after the current contract will be end, and eat cheese to find my Mr. right!