April is known as the season of cherry blossom in Japan. And almost all Japanese people forget having a lot of snow a couple of months ago. The photo my mother sent to me yesterday, however, shows that nobody in my hometown can forget about it even in April. My hometown, Kitami, is located in the east of Hokkaido and has much snow every winter. It seems that winter has passed and it is rare to see snow at the end of April. I feel very, very sorry for my mother that she has to shovel snow. At the same time I feel happy to live in an area in which it rarely snows.
Today I took a paid holiday. How great that we can take a holiday on weekdays! But on that particular occasion I woke up many hours late. Also today I got up at 3 pm. The only thing that was good was that I could register my residency in the district that I live in, for I hadn't been able to register myself here although I moved here 3 years ago. We have to plan everything ahead.