人生は上々だ

Life is good.

journal in English

2022/10/02 English

I thought why I have been attracted to Haruki Murakami. One of the reasons why is that Haruki has broadened my world of reading or listening. After I had learned about Haruki's novels, I tried to read various writers' works. . I read some …

2022/10/01 English

I was still thinking about why Haruki Murakami's "Norwegian Wood" became a bestseller in Japan. I talked about this on a LINE group, and other members spoke about the sexual essence of this novel. Indeed, "Norwegian Wood" exactly has some …

2022/09/30 English

Two days after the vaccination. Yesterday I took sleeping time so much, and it seems to work well. This morning I could wake up early and my body didn't have so much fever. I read Haruki Murakami's short stories well. Me, I have never read…

2022/09/29 English

I had to do struggling against the side effect the whole day. From this morning I felt too chilly. Indeed, now is the day after autumn had come. That might be why. My left arm which I had been vaccinated on yesterday hurts. So I spent this…

2022/09/28 English

Recently I have been reading Haruki Murakami's works intensively. Today I went to Aeon as usual, as an activity in the morning, and started reading "Underground" there. This is a common thing but I thought that "Underground" tells us the r…

2022/09/27 English

I went to the library and borrowed Haruki Murakami's "Underground". I can remember that I read this book a lot when I was a college student. Learning the incidents Aum had done, I think that I could join in the cult as Aum and spread sarin…

2022/09/26 English

Today I went to the hospital to see the doctor and got some medicines. After that, I went to Aeon and read Haruki Murakami's "Underground 2". This book has various interviews with the people who had been AUM members once, and I prefer this…

2022/09/25 English

Today was a day off, and I went to Aeon to read Shigeki Noya's "Wittgenstein, Struggle as Philosophical Investigation" this morning as usual. I remember that I read Wittgenstein without academic studies because I had started attending the …

2022/09/24 English

When I was a high school student, I accidentally read the book which my classmate was reading. It was Haruki Murakami's "Pinball, 1973" and the first contact. Then, I have read Haruki's books until now (even if I can't say "I always read t…

2022/09/23 English

Indeed, we say that autumn is for reading. But today I couldn't read books well. I tried to read Yoshikichi Furui's "Karioujyouden Shibun" but it didn't come to my mind. So I just touched my smartphone a lot and read some books as zapping …

2022/09/22 English

I feel no good. I guess that's because just the season is changing recently... today I worked early and was tired a lot, so I fell almost asleep while attending the online meeting this evening (I'm sorry), and I couldn't read or write anym…

2022/09/21 English

It's certainly getting chilly. This morning I went to Aeon and thought of various ideas as a morning activity. I watched some conversations in the LINE group that I belong to and thought that I am precisely connected with other friends. Co…

2022/09/20 English

The typhoon went away, and it was a fine day. I worked early. This morning I did some thinking as usual. I thought about what happiness is. I won't feel that staying still and thinking only about what happiness can bring us happiness. I gu…

2022/09/19 English

The strong typhoon comes seriously. The rain and storm get so strong that I can't go to my workplace, and I even can go out of this room. So I decided to quit today's work and 'stay home' relying on some instant meals I have bought for tod…

2022/09/18 English

BGM: John Lennon "Give Peace A Chance"Today we had an online meeting about autism. I talked about the failure and told the members how I had been depressed too. The friends of Discord gave me the power to go forward... Other members showed…

2022/09/17 English

BGM: Rhymester "ウィークエンド・シャッフル"This morning, before I start working I listened to Rhymester "LIFE GOES ON" again. The message "LIFE STILL GOES ON" impressed me deeply. Yes, everything goes... I can remember the hard days when I…

2022/09/16 English

BGM: Soul II Soul "Back To Life"Today I worked late. This morning I couldn't feel fine, but I had to go to work so decided to do my routine as usual. I had breakfast, took a shower, and wrote my diary. I could feel that my mood went a litt…

2022/09/15 English

BGM: George Harrison "All Things Must Pass"One thing which I can't write here made me depressed, so once I only could stay still on the bed and do nothing. But blaming myself doesn't make the situation better so I have to think about how t…

2022/09/14 English

BGM: Ryuichi Sakamoto "tong poo"My boss gave me two days off today and tomorrow, so I decided to go back to my parents' and brother's house. This morning I thought about various ideas as one of the morning activities at Aeon. Although I br…

2022/09/13 English

BGM: Flipper's Guitar "Big Bad Bingo"Today I worked early. This morning I remembered my past... the dark history of my life. Once, I wanted to be praised or looked at so did various things... spending my days on Twitter and trying to gain …

2022/09/12 English

BGM: Rhymester "Life Goes On"Today I worked late. This morning I watched the documentary "Turning Point" which is about the 9/11 attacks on Netflix. I thought it was quite remarkable. It describes and tells us how that terrorism could happ…

2022/09/11 English

BGM: Green Day "Wake Me Up When September Ends"When I was a child, I was always afraid of being scolded or laughed at by other people at any time. So I still sometimes think about if others blame or scold me. That makes me afraid. Even I t…

2022/09/10 English

BGM: Pet Shop Boys "Dreaming Of The Queen"When I was a high school student, I met various articles/columns by Koichi Yamazaki. From that time, I have learned his style of thinking as "multifaceted think". I might do that kind of thinking s…

2022/09/09 English

BGM: Phil Collins "Both Sides Of The Story"I worked late today. This morning I talked with Judith on Clubhouse. The topic was about the connections we have at various places such as Clubhouse. On Clubhouse, I don't have to act like an abso…

2022/09/08 English

BGM: Susumu Hirasawa "Mermaid Song"During the afternoon break, I thought about my dream. What is my dream... I thought of the memories of my childhood. Once when I was a child, I could have no dreams of my future. When I was an elementary …

2022/09/07 English

BGM: U2 "All I Want Is You"Today was a day off. This morning I talked with Judith and our friends on Clubhouse. She suggested the topic of what was the great influence in our lives, so I talked about the self-help group I am connected to. …

2022/09/06 English

BGM: Bob Dylan "World Gone Wrong"Next Thursday I am going to do a presentation at the online meeting with my friends. I want to talk about a self-help group that I have committed to since it was started. I learned a lot of important things…

2022/09/05 English

BGM: U2 "Vertigo"Today I worked late. This morning I talked with Judith and our friends on Clubhouse. I have talked like this on Clubhouse for over a year, but have I improved my English? While I have kept talking in English with struggles…

2022/09/04 English

BGM: Peter Gabriel "Father, Son"Today was a day off. I went to Aeon as usual. At 10 am, the Miraiya bookstore opened so I bought Tadahira Suzuki's "The Void Man" and Hemingway's "The Old Man and Sea" there. I read "The Void Man", and cried…

2022/09/03 English

BGM: 小沢健二 "ある光"Today I worked early. I have recently not watched any movies but think I should watch something again. This might be different from its proper season, but Takeshi Kitano's "Kikujiro" or "Kid's Return" might be good as…