Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hometown Stories on NHK


I sent this email to my siblings. After sending I thought, hey I should share with you guys too. 

This is for-real-kine stories . . . not like da-kine Korean dramas.


i love to watch Hometown Stories on NHK.  if you can, try watch:

misako's all-night diner
three grannies cookie challenge
grandma's picture cards
sharing life together: 81-year old caregiver

"misako's all-night diner" is about a 91-year-old lady who runs a diner. her shift is 9 pm to 9 am.  unfortunately, at the very end of the program, they say that the diner closed last month. not sure if she passed.  sad 'cause the people who went there felt like it was home to them. for one girl in particular . . . 

"three grannies cookie challenge" is about three over-86-year-olds who bake cookies in a tiny hamlet.

"grandma's picture cards" is about an 80-year-old who paints water color greeting cards and writes inspirational sayings on them. three days a week she puts a blanket on the grounds of some castle and she calls out to people to come look. she lets them choose one to have for free.

"sharing life together" is about an 81-year-old caregiver.  need i say more?  



P.S. It looks like you can only watch "Misako's Diner" video online on On Demand right now. I guess we have to wait for the reruns of the other programs that I liked.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds interesting. I'll try and catch it. I like to watch 'Lunch On' which looks at what working people eat for lunch--elaborate and interesting bentos mom or grandma makes for them, bosses or co-workers who cook for employees, places people go to eat, etc. It's on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. ~e

jalna said...

I love that program too, E!

Lorna Nishimitsu said...

Hey, Jalna: I saw all of those Hometown Stories. Inspirational people, selfless. They show everyone what it means to "give" for the pure joy of giving and sharing. Kinda like you and all others who blog, sharing your hilarious, yummy or poignant adventures through life!

jalna said...

Lorna! I'm so glad that you've already seen the programs. I aspire to be like those people. I still have a very, very long way to go . . .

Susan said...

Such a sweet lady and life she's lived. I read on FB she decided to retire. Tks for sharing !

jalna said...

Oh Susan, thanks for the update. I'm so relieved that she retired and didn't pass.

Anonymous said...

I watched the video. That lady is amazing! Did you notice she didn't have any wrinkles and how smooth her face is? If that's what hard work does, then I'd better start putting in some serious time! I'm glad she has enjoyed a long, happy and healthy life and hope it continues through her retirement. ~e

jalna said...

E, that's one of the first things I noticed!

K and S said...

sounds like a great show!

jalna said...

Kat, so inspiring . . .