Answering 100 questions to know myself

  1. What is your name?
    Tomoharu Watanabe
  2. When is your birthday?
    December 23
  3. Sex?
    Male
  4. Age?
    29
  5. Astrology?
    Capricorn
  6. Blood type?
    Type A
  7. What is your favorite food?
    There are many favorite foods, but I’m addicted to Big Mac.
  8. What is your favorite drink?
    Coca Cola. Especially Malibu Coke with a sliced lime.
  9. Any favorite novels?
    “Slaughterhouse 5” by Kurt Vonnegut
  10. Any favorite manga?
    “Crayon Shinchan” is all time best.
  11. Any favorite movies?
    This kind of question really bothers me cause I have a plenty of. But, the kind of atmosphere of “A perks of being a wallflower”, I like it.
  12. Any favorite anime?
    “Damon Slayer” is my favorite one.
  13. Who is your favorite actor?
    Takuya Kimura
  14. Who is your favorite actress?
    Masami Nagasawa
  15. Who id your favorite voice actor?
    I like Tanjiro’s voice in the Damon Slayer. It really cheered me up.
  16. Do you have favorite models?
    I’m not sure about models.
  17. Who is your favorite comedian?
    Conan O’brien.
  18. What is your favorite song?
    Deer in the head light by Owl City.
  19. Favorite TV program?
    Late Night Shows.
  20. Where is your favorite shop?
    I like a fancy cafe which is not that crowded.
  21. Where is your favorite place?
    Cafe or any places which is fancy, and has some good atmosphere.
  22. What do you do?
    A high school English teacher.
  23. What do you do on holiday?
    Get up late and read books and find myself sleeping soon.
  24. When do you usually get up?
    Around 6 am.
  25. When do you usually go to bed?
    Before midnight.
  26. Where are you from?
    The Northern part of Japan called Hokkaido.
  27. Where do you live?
    I live in Saroma, Hokkaido.
  28. What is the structure of your family?
    I’m an only child.
  29. Do you think the relationship with your parents are good?
    I guess so.
  30. What is your feeling for each person of your family?
    What kind of question is it? It’s pretty normal I guess.
  31. What kind of child were you before going to elementary school?
    I don’t remember much. How was it?
  32. What was your dream before going to elementary school?
    It was “to become a tire”. My mother secretly told me before.
  33. What kind of playing did you like?
    I liked maybe hide and seek kind of playing.
  34. What kind of person were you when you were an elementary school student?
    Somebody told me that I had a certain leadership. I belonged to a baseball club but I really would afraid of catching a ball.
  35. What was your dream when you were an elementary school student?
    There used to be so many dreams, but if I only choose one, I would say to be a pilot.
  36. What kind of playing did you like when you were a kid?
    I used to like Spy Kids kind of playing. Using a model guns or a toy transceiver, spending a whole day outside. I’m not familiar with APEX thing though, it seems pretty much the same thing to me.
  37. What kind of person were you when you were a junior high?
    I was really popular with girls. In a brass band club, I used to play the drums.
  38. What was your dream then?
    I was really into the club activity then, so maybe to be a better drummer was it.
  39. What kind of playing did you like?
    There used to be many funny senpai then, so I liked to hang out with them often.
  40. What was your club then?
    A brass band.
  41. What kind of person were you when you were a high schooler?
    Somehow, I didn’t enjoy the high school.
  42. What was your dream then?
    I had no idea, and felt school boring.
  43. What kind of playing did you like then?
    I used to belong to a band, and we made some original songs. That was fun.
  44. What was your club then?
    A tennis club. But I quit in the middle of the season.
  45. What is the best experience ever?
    Maybe traveling to the foreign country. New York seemed unbelievably amazing place.
  46. What was the most outrageous experience?
    So called, love trouble? That was terrible.
  47. What was the saddest experience?
    Sad memories with a lot of tears and without tears. Anyway, I forgot them all.
  48. What was the most frustrating experience ever?
    There are some, but I’ll retry soon.
  49. If you need to put order Family, Friends and your girlfriend?
    If I’m engaged with my lover, she would come first, and then, my family to friends. This is an order for me to protect strongly.
  50. Work, Hobby, Human relationships, Status, Money, how do you put priorities?
    It seems so dull to put into priorities. Things that I love the most at that time would simply come first.
  51. What are you interested in now?
    Anyway, reading books. I have plenty of books that I want to read.
  52. What are you into now?
    I’m becoming a type of person who loves entertaining guests. I used to feel losing something before, now it seems so meaningful to do that.
  53. What is your trouble?
    Tiny troubles there are everyday. Basically, worries about tomorrow.
  54. What is your dream now?
    To cheer up somebody with my writings.
  55. What is your recent goal?
    To live with peaceful mind everyday.
  56. What is your vision of a year later?
    I want to be reading many boos in the future.
  57. What is your vision 3 years after now?
    Want to travel a lot of places.
  58. How about 5 years?
    I’d like to be a father of a great family.
  59. How about 10 years?
    I want to live in a fancy house.
  60. What is your biggest regret?
    I should have been more aggressive and honest to my feelings.
  61. Have you betrayed somebody?
    Yes.
  62. And have you ever been betrayed?
    Of course.
  63. Have you ever fell in love?
    Yep.
  64. When was the time you felt friendship the best?
    Friends in need is a friend indeed, eh?
  65. When do you feel a huge stress in your daily lives?
    When things don’t go well as I thought. I’m such a small person.
  66. When do you feel relaxed?
    When I eat something.
  67. When do you feel happiness?
    When I eat something, too. And when I am appreciated by somebody else.
  68. Outdoor or Indoor type?
    I guess, Indoor type close to Outdoor type.
  69. S or M?
    What is this question? I think it depends.
  70. Are you positive or negative?
    I’m positive and negative.
  71. Extrovert or Introvart?
    I think I’m extrovert.
  72. How to deal with your stress?
    Sometimes I drink a lot and eat a lot. Hanging out with friends is a great medicine sometime.
  73. Do you have any science fiction technologies that should come into reality?
    For instance, a gate, thorough which you can completely be new and healthy body.
  74. What do you wish for only one thing?
    I wish my family in good health and be happy.
  75. If you can wish 3 things?
    What? I will achieve by myself then.
  76. What do you use your money for?
    Books and foods.
  77. What do you spend money on most?
    Books and foods.
  78. So, what do you want to cut for saving more money?
    Books and foods.
  79. What would you do on the last day of the earth?
    Hmm… Let’s have a big party.
  80. What do you want to eat on the last day of your life?
    A dish somebody cooked.
  81. If you can travel to the past or future, what would you do?
    I would go to past and see myself objectively.
  82. What animal is your metaphor?
    I’m not sure. But I like to be birds.
  83. What color is your metaphor?
    Maybe blue.
  84. Do you have things about fashion?
    I prefer simple style.
  85. Which do you require, stimulation or peacefulness?
    Maybe stimulation. I love peace but sometimes a bit boring.
  86. What do you require to your friends?
    If it’s interesting or not during talking with me.
  87. What kind of person would be your friend easily?
    Interesting talking person.
  88. What is your requirement to your lover?
    Of course whether you can be happy or not.
  89. What kind of person you fell in love with?
    A beautiful smile.
  90. What do you want to do before you die?
    I want to have a dinner with a very important people like a US president.
  91. Do you have any goals you want to achieve within a year?
    I’ve just thought about the question. It’s the same.
  92. How about within 3 years?
    To get 3 dan of Kendo.
  93. In 5 years?
    To be in good health.
  94. In 10 years?
    To get 4-5 dan of Kendo.
  95. Who do you respect?
    People with solid styles or uniqueness.
  96. Whom you are not good at?
    Not interesting people.
  97. What do you think you are looked?
    A man who do idiotic things.
  98. What kind of person do you want to be?
    I want to be an odd person in a good way, but to be cool at the same time.
  99. Do you have some specific thing about your life?
    I’m always trying to create a cozy environment for my mental health.
  100. What is your theme for life?
    Traveling

Thank you very much for reading.

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My Summer Vacation Plan

Summer, Books and Exploration

So, the summer vacation season has come. We feel we can do almost anything in this season. Especially as a teacher, being free from daily classes and coaching club activities or any kinds of disappointing troubles is the biggest attraction of it. That’s the beauty of summer vacation. However, without any kinds of plans, we can go nowhere. Therefore, I’d like to list up the thing that I want to achieve in this summer vacation to make the most of it.

To Read 5 English Books
Teachers in Japan is said to be a busiest teachers in Japan (I’m an exception though), so they sometimes doesn’t seem to have enough time to read books in the daily lives. They are simply overworked, and doing too much outputs to me. However, excuses doesn’t create anything. During summer vacation we don’t need to the classes, so less outputs and more inputs we can do. Moreover, I’m an English teacher who wants to publish an English book someday, so I need to input more English. Actually, it was really difficult thing for me to finish reading a whole book even in Japanese until I became a university student and realize how great the reading habit is. After reading difficult and deep 10 books, I came to realize it, so maybe after reading 10 English books, can I be good at reading English books?

Prioritize Actual Experiences
I used to check the smartphone every 30 minutes or less than 30 minutes to check how many like I’ve got so far and messages (50% chances no messages). Checking after coming home, eating with watching video contents, lying on the bed with smartphone and waking up with alarm of it. Then I realized I have been totally manipulated. Then I thought, I wanted to read more and more actual books which has the true value proved by the history (by the way, what YouTube or Instagram content would still be watched in 2200s future world?). I want the real experiences. Not a virtual one. If I wondered what should I do in free time, I would have chosen watching videos on YouTube lying on my bed, but from now, I will rather choose to move and go or travel somewhere I’ve never been to.

Write a Fiction
This is really shameful confession. I’m always feeling and thinking of writing a fiction. However, I haven’t created even one descent chapter. Hmm… Actually, I’m always thinking like I should do this before writing a story, or I can’t find enough time to tackle with a story or like that. I need to be brave enough to write for now. There was an impressive quote from a really famous Japanese musician “There are people who want to do something, but people who become somebody has already begun doing something”. This is it. No excuse anymore.

Anyway, I hope you will have a great summer vacation!

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We Should Spend More Time for the Real Experience, Not For Social Media’s Virtual, Free and Cheesy Experience

These days, I really feel something wrong on my usage of social media, or you could say, the relationship between me and my smartphone. Coming back from my workplace with exhausted feeling and lying on the bed without having supper, start watching a video clip whose thumbnail says “You Must Watch This Otherwise…”. Actually these videos are not boring in a way, but you can easily forget the content because you don’t even pay for it, and you are lying on the bed. Since YouTube might recommend you the next video like forever, YouTube videos hack your dream and you realize you fell asleep during watching and the sound of a video still go next to your pillow. Then I think, how awful, meaningless life I have lead these days.

Since it’s almost free to access any contents which seems worthy at the time, at one glance, smartphone is definitely a magic tool human has ever invented. It can be a TV, movie theater, book, newspaper, game, phone of course, radio, calendar, reminder, mail, dictionary, …you name it. So, you can fulfill your satisfaction with 5G speed. However, on another level, can’t we say these are “virtual” experience? We used to enjoy a kind of real experience. We needed to turn on the TV and watched one program with family members, we needed to rent a video from a video shop, we needed to look up a dictionary and found interesting words. However, these experiences has almost gone now. We can’t make a failure, which would be the best part of our experiences and learning.

If you are happy with today’s 5G, IoT kind of environment, that’s just great, so go for it. However, there must be people like me who feels rather uncomfortable for today’s too convenient, less experience situation. We can learn most from stupid and shameful mistakes. When you find yourself checking customer or viewer’s review, it can be said that you lose the opportunity of the real experience because you would never make a big mistake as long as you check the review. I do love review things, but you know, basically our life can be evaluated by any Amazon customer’s reviewers. So why do we always try to avoid making mistakes which is actually the only way for us to make our life really meaningful?

Then, here is my solution. I deleted almost all Social Media apps from my iPhone.

Even a Plane can fly in the screen

I felt I really need to do something for me to lead a meaningful life with real precious experiences. So, My decision is like this. I will spend more time with the real experiences which can be troublesome or a huge mistake. But then, I realize I can get much more healthy and great information for my life. I would not watch Spain’s sightseeing videos, but I would rather try to go to Spain. Instead of watching boring video clips, I would rather read books, travel with my car, and have lunch with my friends and family. That must be the best solution to have a good relation ship with social media or smartphone in this era I think. If you feel the same way, why don’t you try it together? Let’s face our life experiences more that is much much cooler and more interesting than virtual experiences.

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I feel so depressed with Social Media but…

Dear Social Media,

I’m so tired using social media and now I think I’m not in a good condition. 3 days of continuous holidays totally killed me, I mean too much rest can kill sometime. Too much holiday can kill you mentally and make you so depressed. Then you think of all the faults are on Social Medias. Why I need to worry about notification every time? Why should I watch worthless videos on YouTube? I admit there are some good videos, but I cannot remember them all. I have no idea how many videos I have watched, but that would be so depressing number.

Then I think I can finally understand the feeling a person who try to quit cigaret. They always say to me how hard it is to quit cigaret, but I couldn’t imagine what would it be felt. However, now I can totally understand that. Social Media is a new addiction. Social Media kills you. It’s so unhealthy. Sometimes, I suddenly feel so sad because I’m nobody in the social media. I feel like I have no impact in this life and world. But, it’s actually not true. In the working place, you’re shining in an actual human relationship. You can realize how you are contributing to the world.

However, if you use too much social media, you can’t think of you positively. World seems so dark in the bed, you felt so alone. You would be overwhelmed with the endless information like tsunami. Am I highly sensitive person? Maybe so. However, I can definitely say the over using smartphone can kill people mentally much worse way with smoking. I really think this is wrong. Why you try to prohibit smoking but social media or too much using smartphones? I know many people are suffering from this kind of mental trouble.

So, I’d like to quit watching YouTube seriously. I used to declare the same thing here, but it didn’t last for 2 months. So, this time, I’d like not to break the promise at least until 3 month like October. I don’t want to use smartphones as much as I can. Then, I ensure that I can change myself to the positive ward.

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Big Mac calls me

“Big Mac Set” in Japan

Never forget the time when I knew the word “Big Mac” for the first time in my life. I was 9 or 10 years old at that time. The city where I lived was the whole world, and everyday was full of new things and findings. My grandparents were so fine that they even hang me out together. My grandma often scolded me with tiny things (wearing T shirts in a cold day made her mad), but the sizes she cooked was my favorite forever.

The day when I know Big Mac was the day when I went to see a movie with my friend. The name of the movie is gone, but exact that time, he introduced me a story about NBA players. He was so fond of Disney, NBA or such American cultures. So, he said to me, “Have you eaten Big Mac already? NBA players often goes to McDonald’s after their games and try to eat Big Mac with team members. Since I knew it, I’m a huge fan of Big Mac. So, have you tried already?” He asked. I was so naïve then, I had eaten just plain hamburger or double cheeseburger. Then I though, alright, let me try it.

From that day, my life has changed. Big Mac was so delicious that perhaps I have been eating about 400 Big Macs before. I even eat it in the US, UK, South Korea, and Singapore. The truth is that you can enjoy the same taste wherever you are. That is Big Mac aka global Big Mac. I’m still falling love with Big Mac. No matter how you experience stressed out feeling, just take a bite at it, and you can only concentrate on Big Mac. Then, problem solved. Just drink a coke and all you can think of is when you would eat French fries next.

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A Perfect Timing for Reading Books in My Busy Daily Life

There are so many books to read in my house

Reading books. When you hear this phrase, what would be your reaction? Actually, my reaction was differ from when I was a teenager. I thought reading books or new paper and watching NHK (Japanese kind of BBC) are worst boring thing in my life at that time, and I simply couldn’t believe why adults are enough to be bare with such super boring look things. For instance, each letters in both books and newspapers are shockingly small for me at that time, and any TV program of NHK looked so serious that I unconsciously thought the personalities were AI robots (AI could do better, actually. Then I thought).

Time passes, and people can really change. One of the great meaning of education is sometimes described as this “changing”. Now I really owe my professors who have taught me because thanks to them, I changed so much, and now I can’t imagine the life without reading books (but watching NHK still…) . In my opinion, the first ten books you try to read will the hardest experience in your book life. The way to finish your book seems climbing Mt. Fuji or Everest. But somehow, you bare with reading, reading and reading. At last, when you finish reading 10th or 9th books, you would realize, “I had totally misunderstood about what reading books is!”.

A philosopher once said, “Ultimately, reading books means reading yourself”. And I totally agree with it. By improving your reading skill, your skill to live with clear thoughts or meaning would improve too. You can get words that can describe or explain your confused imagery of your mind. Everyone must be translator in terms of translating your own heart into your mother language. So, yeah, reading books is great. And this is thought to be one of the best my life changing event so far.

Since I was a university student (my major was English Literature), I read a lot from the time (actually not that much though…). However, after becoming a high school teacher, I couldn’t easily find the time to read, and had been frustrated about that. But now I became 29 and I could get the pace of work, the frequency of rearranging my room has much decreased for now. And I could finally find the best timing for reading books in my daily life.

First is after a supper. You feel full stomach and feel dull to wash the dishes, than I put them in the kitchen sink, and put some water in the dish. Then, you can start reading books with satisfaction. Sometimes it lasts for 30 minutes to read, or 2 hours to read.

Second is while talking bath. Soaking half of the body in warm water, and reading with drowsy feelings. My ideal time is for 20 to 30 minutes because you would feel really dizzy at that time.

Third is just before sleeping. With a warm light of your bedside lamp, you can read any books and that would definitely makes you fall asleep within 15 min.

However, sometimes you find yourself so tired in a weekdays and maybe you would have many schedules to do for weekdays. So, for such people like me, the true best timing for reading is Saturday and Sunday. Cancel any schedules and let’s read for all day. You could read 3 books if you really love to read in a day. For somebody, only Saturday and Sunday seems a bit sad and not enough. But, man, the desire for reading would rather decreased if you are free everyday, I think for myself.

Anyway, thank you for reading as usual, and have a great reading life.

Writing Challenge for February

So, the time flies. The 2022, which seems just started, has actually 11 months for now. One of the reasons why you feel something passes so fast these days is because you are less fascinated or excited about a tiny thing or event compared to children who react anything with energetic reactions. Then, one of the great reaction you make would be “Wow. Is it already February?”. So it goes.

Without saying, life is so short. Especially when you live in a pandemic situation, you are forced to realize how the previous normal days are precious and filled with a lot of possibilities compared to today’s unclear stressful staying home or lock down season. However, we should not spoil this precious moment even in this time. There must be many things that we can do to improve our lives.

Therefore, I would like to declare things I want to change from this February to update my life into 2.0 or something like that. Some of them would not be achieved though, I’d like to share here with you and make a bit of pressure on me.

1. Read many books. I’m a huge book lover, so I purchase several books once a week pass. However, the problem is the ratio of digestion. The priority of reading books sometimes came next to watching YouTube or Twitter things. Now, I almost quit watching these SNS thing, unless I think I would do that kind of activities with real intention or need to use them. So, naturally, I would read books instead of using smartphone from now. I’m really looking forward to seeing the result.

2. Keep journaling this blog everyday. I had tried many times but I couldn’t achieve this kind of goal because I was too lazy to do that. But, I somehow created an ideal environment for that. What I did was to get rid of any stressful step to write. Now I bought a small mobile keyboard, so I don’t have to open my laptop to connect WiFi, but just connect this device with my iPhone.

3. Turn off my iPhone before I sleep. I don’t know why but I feel I should do this to make balance.

Let’s see. These are my goals for this month. I would like to reflect myself in the end of this month. Thank you for reading and see you.

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Let’s Re-evaluate Useless things

From which era or which time, there seems to be a kind of a stronger trend which evaluate “simpler” way of designs. The trend must be symbolized by iPhone culture, or even Apple product cultures. Simpler is better. Many buttons are excluded from your phone and we are now getting used to this buttonless screen on your smartphone. We could say that we have deleted so many useless things.

However, just making something simpler is that good thing? That’s what I’m thinking about right now. By deleting useless feature, haven’t we deleted or excluded something which must be prioritized or taken cared? A kind of answer was hit upon when I saw a Japanese documentary TV show in this afternoon. The TV show is called “72 hours”, which is not like action drama of “24”. The television crew shoot a documentary in a specific place or location for 72 hours, interviewing with people they met, and we can see many insightful comments or interesting attitudes from such real people in a real world.

I am a fan of this program. Every locations (like a convenience store in a big hospital, a bar in a very country side or air port in the end of March) looks like places where everyone’s life would be accepted. And you can realize every single one has their own deep story in their lives. Therefore, there are many fans of this TV show in Japan.

Anyway, the latest one was set in a wired museum where the owner collects old and wired things from closed museum or facilities. So, visitors can enjoy looking at very strange displays.

https://www.nhk.jp/p/72hours/ts/W3W8WRN8M3/episode/te/GP5YYMZN9X/

A female just staring a strange object and answering the crew’s interview. And the comment was very inspiring to me. She said like this. “Here, you can see many useless thing that once needed or thought to be cool or cute in 30 or 50 years ago, but now it is totally useless and thrown away. Everyone seems to like simple things but I personally don’t. I love such kind of gorgeous useless things.” or like that.

Then I thought about what we have lost with the trend of simple. We are throwing away more meaningless and useless things and we are feeling like we became more sophisticated, but actually, aren’t we also throwing away our creativity or interesting feature of us as a human being? Don’t you get more stressed out due to the meaningless or useless actions or events? I would rather think, we can love such meaninglessness or uselessness more, then, we can live better world where people are less stress out because they know how to deal with meaninglessness of our lives.

Maybe we can do more meaningless and useless things in this world. Everything should not be like apple products, but more chaos.

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Visiting Urban Area Makes You A Bit Updated

Living in the northern part of Japan, which is called Hokkaido prefecture, the most frequently asked question for you is “Do you live in Sapporo?”. Holy crap. Hokkaido is the biggest in Japan out of 47 prefectures. Therefore, Hokkaido has the land as large as three ordinary prefectures. Sapporo is recognized as the capital of Hokkaido, but it doesn’t mean everyone from Hokkaido lives near around Hokkaido. Like me, I live in a very country side of Hokkaido and it takes about 5 hours drive to access Sapporo (30 min. flying from the nearest airport).

So, everyone asks me about Sapporo but actually, I don’t know much about Sapporo. I was once very surprised that some of my Tokyoite friends had never been to some very Tokyo symbolic places. I said “Why you don’t go there? So many TV shows featured the spot!” Then he or she just says, “I don’t know but it seems very crowded and am too lazy to go there” or like that. Now I can understand them if I think about Sapporo.

The reason why I’m writing about Sapporo tonight is because I came to Sapporo with my family as a winter holiday trip (and to celebrate my mother’s happy retirement, which should have done in 2021). People are wearing masks as my living place, but there are simply more people, more diverse people there. Every shop staffs seems more polite and kind compared with my neighbor shops, tastes of restaurant or stands are felt sophisticated. So, every time I came to this kind of urban area, I could feel a bit updated. You can see a lot of things different from your ordinary days. Take a look at curry rice for example. Do you see which is urban curry rice?

You see? The latter one is Sapporo’s. Even my way of taking photographs seems so sophisticated. These are the very symbolic photos which shows the difference between urban and country so clearly. You know? The difference is such an apparent.

But I don’t care which you prefer or not. I love both of curry, and I feel we are living in the age of hybrid, meaning you don’t have to choose just one side, but you should enjoy both and respect each other’s good sides. Hybrid is not just about Prius but us.

My Ideal Daily Routine that Makes My Condition Really Good

My birthday is getting closer day by day. December 23rd is my birthday and I’ll be 29 years old this year. Facing the huge wall of the 30s, I’ve been feeling something a bit of matureness or sophistication about my life. My mentor once told me when I asked him “When will I finally be able to find my calling?”, he (a university professor) told me like “looking my students graduated from my university, they seem to have found such things by 30 years old”. Then, “the 30 years old” became a kind of “curse word” to me. Anyway, that’s another story.

Today, I’d like to list up my ideal daily routine which I have invented and revised and I think it’s the latest and updated routine, which makes my day almost perfect if I achieve those. I somehow end-up with this routine to make myself healthy, I would keep brushing up my lists.

1. Toilet Cleaning
After getting ready to go out, I’m cleaning the toilet. Those who are really rich often tells advice like this, but you have no idea why you should do this for getting rich. However, your feeling must be refreshed and cleaned like your toilet. So, I have no reason, but I would really recommend you this habit.

2. Updating blog
Keep doing every day makes you grow. Practice makes perfect. As an English teacher, I’d like to use English as a tool to express my feeling, and when I look back at how many articles have I posted, I can get confident.

3. Study English
If I were a professional baseball player, I need to practice every day. If I were a craftsman, I would research everything about my job. So, what about me? What is the duty of being an English teacher? You need to prepare really seriously about your classes, and brush up on your English ability. But, it is also true that most teachers in Japan are very busy unfairly. It’s so easy that you blame the system or government, and I also think it’s important. However, that would never be an excuse not to study or prepare for classes with this negative feeling. Therefore, I’d like to do my best for brushing up on myself in my career.

4. Cooking
Cooking can be a therapy for your soul. There is a famous book called “Chicken soup for the soul”, but to me, cooking or eating well directly means good for your soul and body. In Japan, the verb Eat is described as 食べる, and this Chinese character 食 consists of 人(human), 良(good). In short, Eating makes you good. What a wonderful word. If you eat well, your life must be well.

5. Swing Practice of Kendo
My hobby is Kendo (Japanese traditional martial arts), and I want to be stronger. The beginning of my training was slightly late (from 26 years old) though, I will never excuse this. I should just keep practicing using YouTube live channel or some motivation arousal tips.

6. Eat a lot of vegetables
People my age tend to eat too much meat, intake oil, and drink too much. All I need is to eat more vegetables and work out more frequently.

7. Taking Online English Lesson
I’m taking an online English lesson on Rare Job. This is just fun for me. You don’t use English that much (hardly ever for the most Japanese, ironically), so this online service provides me a lot of chances to speak English. Moreover, you can sometimes talk about your private issues with tutors, so it’s also a kind of counseling too.

Hope you have a great routine and my list can inspire your daily habits.
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