Hot Spa

Posted June 24th, 2010 in Ume's Interests 6 Comments »

It is really cold … yesterday morning I noticed the grass on the ground was frozen!

I’ve been having a neck pain for the last couples of week… Not only neck, actually.  I have headache, backache and dizziness too! (>0<)  My neck and shoulder have been always pretty stiff since I was a kid, and I’m used to it already, but now I really feel there is something wrong ☆ I don’t have this much pain usually…  It could be because of the cold weather, my posture, playing with computer too much, thinking too many stuff, etc etc.  I gotta relax!!

Today during the day, what I thought was to take a hot bath tonight.  I couldn’t wait!  As soon as I finished baking a cake for tomorrow delivery, I filled the bath tub with hot water.  ….but, it didn’t turn out to be as nice as I expected.  The water wasn’t hot enough (it should be around 40° or over, always!!), and the bath tub was not made for keeping the water warm!  As soon as the hot water went into the tub, it started to cool down.  The whole bathroom was kinda cold too 🙁

In Japan, bath tubs are usually made with special material that keep the water warm.  And deeper!  I could swim in the tub when I was little.  The bath tub in my house is quite shallow, and I couldn’t warm up my shoulder ..  Oh well, it is Australia here, not Japan (><)

I miss Yufuin…  (my little honeymoon trip in Yufuin, in Japan → I wrote about it here, here, here, and here. ) Oh, and Yamashiro Onsen.

Oh, by the way, I heard that there is a ryokan (Japan style hotel) in Melbourne, called “Shizuka”.  Has anyone been there before? ( I found the website here :  It looks nice… but I bet it’s expensive :p

6 Comments on “Hot Spa”

  1. 1 Megan said at 8:54 am on June 25th, 2010:

    Sorry to hear about your aches and pains. You must miss Japan so much. I would never want to leave, if I could live there forever. I hope you feel better soon.

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 11:14 am on June 25th, 2010:


    Thank you. I will try massaging it regularly 🙂

  3. 3 YL said at 2:57 pm on June 25th, 2010:


    Hope you are fine! Take care during the cold weather! I still miss your bagels! Haha!

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 6:32 pm on June 25th, 2010:


    I had no idea you could write Japanese!! 😀

    Thank you, I will (^0^)

  5. 5 YL said at 10:16 pm on June 25th, 2010:


    I still only know how to write ひらがな, and only know a few words. 😛

    I don’t even know whether the above sentence make any sense too? Haha!

  6. 6 umepontarou said at 8:22 am on June 26th, 2010:


    You meant “I study Japanese language”, right?
    Yes, I understand it! 😀
    Are you studying in the school?

    You can make a sentence, I think it’s great! I can’t still say Indonesian in sentences… only words, like “apa” “berapa” “hari ini” etc etc. :p

    On your above sentence, you should be saying:


    This “は” pronounces as “わ”, but when you write it, it becomes “は”. 😉

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