Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Book "Poem of San Mateo" - 1

I like reading. I used to read 3-5 books a week. Now I am slowing down. I read both Japanese Books and English Books. In Japanese Books, I like historical books. I read mysteries both in English and Japanese. Due to a little bit of "addictive" personality, I need to be careful in picking up a book, now. If I like the book I bought on that day, I need to finish the book, no matter what I need to do on that day for business or end up staying up all night to finish it. But, as any reading lovers agree, I am so glad when I find a book which I can really enjoy.

San Mateo Bridge, Symbol of San Mateo
One of the categories which I have been looking for was history of Japanese immigrants in US. Central Library of San Mateo has collection of Japanese books in this category. I borrowed several Japanese books there in this category. One of the book was "Japanese Overseas". It told me there are about 1 million Japanese living outside of Japan in 1999. Some others were simply history book about Japanese immigrants in the US.

I was looking for a book telling the history of Japanese Americans centered on author's personal experience. And I have given the attention to this book "Poem of San Mateo" -Japanese Title, San Mateo-no-Uta- by Ms. Fujie Shinozaki, who has interesting immigration experience with his father.

I have been living in San Mateo County for more than 10 years now. So, I decided to pick up the book and read. Now I am very glad that I made a decision to borrow this book.

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Marketing Unscrambled, learn to earn 14 said...

Shaw, thank you for letting us know about this book. Look forward to the other posts on it.
Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Shaw said...

Dan & Deanna,

America as an immigrants country carries interesting history. All the similar happened to all people immigrated into this country. I will continue to post about this part of history.

Thank you for your comment.
Shaw Funami
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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shaw .. that will be interesting to hear more of the story, when he came over and the challenges he and his family encountered.

Your bridge picture is great too ..
Thank you -
Hilary Melton-Butcher
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Shaw said...

Hello Hilary,

Thank you for your coming back. My PC was down for a week. I could not post and I could not reply. The contents of challenge are different, but living in foreign countries always involves challenges.

Thank you for your comment.
Shaw Funami
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Believe Achieve - Hugo and Roxanne said...

Hi Shaw,

Beautiful picture of the San Mateo bridge! I'm a book addict, too! At least, used to be. I still love to read, but the kiddos keep me busy which leaves me reading more children's book. :-) I'm still doing my favorite things: spending time with the kids and reading.

Enjoy your book! :-)

Many Blessings....
Roxanne ~ Believe Achieve

Shaw said...

Hi Roxanne,

It happened when I read "Master of the Game" and others. I needed to stay up all night to finish them. I am now careful not to do that. Next day is terrible that way.

But, I still enjoy books and it is real enjoyment to meet the book like this.

Thank you for your comment.
Shaw Funami
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