Diary April 10th 2018 - effort and fate

Make your best effort, and be optimistic after that.
That said, pour the best energy and enthusiasm as you can into something that is important and priceless to you, and commit the judgement to your destiny and environment.

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Diary April 5th 2018 長所は短所でもあり得る

It is often said that one's strengths and weaknesses are both sides of a coin, and if you look at your strength from the other side, they can be a weakness as well.  What I feel recently is ... if you have some outstanding advantage/strength over other people, in that case, probably 8 or 9 out of 10, you will have some extreme inferiority to others. Because it is not difficult to imagine that the person poured as much energy and time as possible for achieving the feats, and as a result, he/she sacrificed a lot of things in the process of pursuit. examples are the top level athletes, artists, scholars, business people ... etc. I feel that kind of dilemma recently.

インターネットで僕のブログやプロフィールを見た方の多くは、こんな印象を持つことが多いようです。「この人、英語ができて、資格も色々持っていて、ボディビルの大会にも出てたらしいね ...  色々なことやっている人だなあ」

フィットネスと英語に力を入れているのは事実ですが(それが仕事なので)、実際のところは、僕からその二つを取ったら何の取り柄もない不器用な人間なんです。所持している資格のいくつかは、僕が日本で唯一の取得者だったりしますが、アメリカの資格なので、日本では、ほとんど認識されておらず、また、もともと自分の趣味だったフィットネスを職業として選んだので、どこまでが趣味で、どこからがビジネスかという認識が甘くて、自分の専門分野や資格などを、それに見合う金銭的対価に昇華できていない現実があります。生活力の欠如した中年男と、現実的な生活設計を考える運命の女神は、そうそういないようで、いい歳をして、まだ独身です (2018年4月現在)。 


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Diary March 21st 2018 A sensitive topic - difference in currency value

I will write today's diary in Japanese only, because I don't have much opportunity to write Japanese language recently. Keeping a diary in one's mother tongue is a way to maintain one's mother language skills currently for me. it's a kind of funny irony, you know.


先生 「フィットネスクラブに入会しようか検討しているんだけど、月会費がちょっと高くてどうしようかな?と思ってるの。月に20ドル相当なのよ、高いよね?」

僕 「うーーん、こんな話題に触れていいのかどうかわからないけど、国によって貨幣価値というのは大きく異なるからなあ、何とコメントすべきかわからないよ。例えばね、東京のフィットネスクラブだと月会費は1万円前後(およそ100ドル相当)のところが多いから、日本でジムの月会費が2000円前後(約20ドル相当)なら、すごくお得なんだけど、僕は先生の国の物価のことはわからないからなあ。 高いと感じるかお得と感じるかは、結局、自分の生活の中で何に優先順位を置いて考えるか?だと思うよ」

先生「えーーっ、月に100ドル? 日本のジムの会費はそんなに高いの?」
先程まで何だか嬉しそうだった先生の顔が、深刻になってしまい、この日の会話はなんか重々しい雰囲気になってしまった ....


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Diary March 18th 2018 Everyone has its own uniqueness

If the 7 billion people on the planet were exactly the same in terms of personality, way of thinking, outlook, values, and so on, that will make the world a very tiring place. Each individual is different, that is why human relations can be sometimes complicated, and sometimes thrilling and exciting.  Have a nice Sunday everyone !

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Diary March 11th 2018

Although there is nothing much to write, my dominant language is changing day by day between English and Japanese. that is my current state of mind.

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Diary March 5th 2018

A message to oneself

Concentrate on what you should do right now in this moment, believing in yourself and believing in people who could support you.

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Diary Feb 27th 2018 Going with the flow like a small play

What I 'm thinking of in these days is the following words Bruce Lee once said.

A good martial art fight should be like a small play, it means, when your opponent(partner) expand, you contract, and when your opponent(partner) contract, you expand. And an opportunity has come, I do not hit, it hits by all itself.
I think this notion is applied to various aspects of our human relationships as well, not limited to martial arts practice only. Especially, I'm not so good at listening to/accepting one's partner's situation and stories as thy are. I will need to learn that kind of aspect in life.  Have a wonderful day everyone !
最近感じているのは、これって格闘技だけでなく、普段の人間関係でも同じことが言えるのかなあ?なんて思っています。 積極的に出るのは得意でも、上手く引くのが苦手な僕としては ...

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Diary Feb 9th 2018 - wonder of the nature and the creature

This is a plum tree my father was taking care of. As you can see, the plum flowers got blossom beautifully, which makes me feel the arrival of the early spring.


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Diary Feb 4th 2018 - harmony of the sea and the sky, and one's existence


This is my favorite photo, which one of my best friends shot me at a seaside in my city on two days before the new years eve of 2017 (13 months ago from now).

He said " the harmony of the ocean and the sky is magnificent ! ", and I quite agree with him. Although I'm a small and trivial presence in the whole universe, I would like to find a meaning of my existence on the globe.

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Diary Jan 26th 2018

It seems that the entire Japan is covered by a very cold air mass currently. It was snowing a bit even in flat land areas of shizuoka as well the day before yesterday. Hopefully the climate gets warmer soon. Take care everyone !


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