跳舞猫日録

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journal in English

2024/01/29 English

BGM: Hiroshi Fujiwara - Natural Born DubI worked late today. TBH, this morning I felt a certain depressive mood within myself. Although there is no clear reason why I should feel so, I couldn't throw that mood away - so I needed to treat t…

2024/01/28 English

BGM: Hayden - The Closer I GetIt was a day off today. I went to AEON this morning. At there, I read Martin Heidegger's "Nietzsche" a little. Of course, it was really difficult one for me to explain something as my opinion easily, but it wa…

2024/01/27 English

BGM: b-flower - 舟This evening, I enjoyed a meeting with other friends on Discord. At there, we talked about how we spend/enjoy each one's reading time (what music we listen to, or where we go to buy books, etc.) It was a pleasant time. Ab…

2024/01/26 English

BGM: Fishmans - いかれたBabyI worked late today. This morning, reading a collection of philosophical essays by a favorite author of mine Kazushi Hosaka (保坂和志『言葉の外へ』,) I've thought this. Can I write my own thing as a kind of nove…

2024/01/25 English

BGM: The Other Two - SelfishWhy do I read so many books? I have been using the Japanese web service bookmeter, which says I have already read almost 1500 books in these 9 years (about 3000 days.) When I was a child, I had not read such man…

2024/01/24 English

BGM: 豊田道倫 - 新宿I always write this journal by reading my English memos every day. Now, I read them and find I had written like this. "About a concept, an illusion, 'LOVE'." Yes, I had thought that LOVE could be an illusion (at least, …

2024/01/23 English

BGM: tofubeats (feat. 仮谷せいら) - SO WHAT!?From today, I will enjoy this season's English conversation class. This class has been held by my city's international association organization, therefore the cost is really reasonable. The teac…

2024/01/22 English

BGM: Nine Inch Nails - The Perfect DrugIt was a day off today. I went to the hospital to see my doctor. When had I started this "monthly meeting" with my doctors about my mental problems (autism, insomnia, etc...)? It had been when I was a…

2024/01/21 English

BGM: Silent Poets feat. Terry Hall - Sugar ManThis morning I had the monthly meeting about autism with my friends. At that meeting, I could enjoy the other members' great stories. They taught me about the struggles they have had to open/cr…

2024/01/20 English

BGM: Supercar - YUMEGIWA LAST BOYHow many chapters have I experienced until now if I can use the metaphor of novel to this life? Or what season I'm in right now if I can use the concept of four seasons? I remember - one of my favorite writ…

2024/01/19 English

BGM: OPUS III - I Talk To The WindThis morning I went to the library to borrow two books. The one is the collection of Junichiro Tanizaki's romantic letters to two women (『谷崎潤一郎の恋文』) and the other is a deeply philosophical one (…

2024/01/18 English

BGM: Perfume - ポリリズムOnce when I read a notorious Japanese philosopher Yoshimichi Nakajima's essay, I had learned an interesting concept of "philosophical illness (哲学病)." Yes, I have been also that kind of patient of philosophy. The…

2024/01/17 English

BGM: Fishmans - 新しい人Today I've read Shinji Miyadai's old book (宮台真司『日本の難点』.) In this book, the author Miyadai tries to explain/teach about what kind of difficulties this country Japan have had. Although it was written/publis…

2024/01/16 English

BGM: Oasis - Go Let It OutToday I've read an interesting article on the net. It tells me an important concept/keyword, "non-cognitive skills." It is a difficult one to tell you the meaning, but it can mean that there are two types of smart…

2024/01/15 English

BGM: Scritti Politti - Wood BeezTomorrow I will have an offline meeting which is held by my city's international association. I am thinking about what I will talk about at that opportunity. I will talk about the job I have been doing, and …

2024/01/14 English

BGM: Electronic - Feel Every BeatIt was a day off today. This morning I had felt slightly depressed, therefore I could do nothing. I needed to change my mood so went to the library, and found two interesting books at there. "The Genetic Lo…

2024/01/13 English

BGM: The Beatles - The Long And Winding RoadSometimes I am asked as this - "how many years have you been learning English?" TBH, now I am 49, and I started learning it at 13, when I was a junior high school student (in Japan, the people wh…

2024/01/12 English

BGM: Peter Gabriel - BikoI worked late today. This morning I've read Amin Maalouf's book (アミン・マアルーフ『アイデンティティが人を殺す』.) In this book, Amin is trying to tell how a person can have many aspects/essences in one mind. For …

2024/01/11 English

BGM: Yukihiro Takahashi - BLUE MOON BLUEIt was a day off today. I went to the library to borrow some books (For example, Antonio Damacio, Michael Gazzaniga, Shinsuke Shimojo etc.) After that, I went to AEON as usual and start writing my En…

2024/01/10 English

BGM: George Michael - FaithI worked late today. I went to the library and borrowed a book "Nonbinary". It seems that this book tells me about an important concept. In this "diversity" era, I need to learn that idea/concept of "nonbinary" f…

2024/01/09 English

BGM: Sunny Day Service - 恋におちたらIt was a day off today. This morning, I went to AEON as usual, and at there I've read Nayuta Miki's book (三木那由他『言葉の風景、哲学のレンズ』) with Cornelius's great album "POINT". This book has give…

2024/01/08 English

BGM: Donald Fagen - SnowboundI worked late today. This morning, I've got surprised at the scenery outside of my group home because it has snowed slightly. The first snow! I took a pic of that and shared it with my friends on LINE etc. Oh, …

2024/01/07 English

BGM: The Bluetones - If...I worked early today. This morning, I saw some girls who were wearing kimono, and it reminded me of that a ceremony of "coming of age(成人の日)" had been held in my town today. I try to remember how it actually wa…

2024/01/06 English

BGM: Weezer - Everybody Wants To Rule The WorldIt was a day off today. As a morning activity, I went to AEON as usual. At there, I read Daisuke Kataoka's book at last (片岡大右『小山田圭吾の「いじめ」はいかにつくられたか』.) In this book, …

2024/01/05 English

BGM: Cornelius - 無常の世界I worked late today. This morning I went to the library to borrow some books, and at AEON I started reading one book of them, Natsuki Ikezawa's masterpiece (池澤夏樹『終わりと始まり』.) This book has always taugh…

2024/01/04 English

BGM: matryoshka - BeyondHow should be the internet for me? Is it only a virtual thing (therefore just a kind of fake one)? Or it must mean another reality? Recently I am thinking about this, because the internet struggle (hustle) is simply…

2024/01/03 English

BGM: Kazufumi Kodama feat. UA - 月光ワルツI worked late today. This morning, during I was reading Kayoko Yamazaki's journal (山崎佳代子『ベオグラード日誌』,) I suddenly got this idea. How could everything be if I could live my life without…

2024/01/02 English

BGM: U2 - Helter SkelterIt was a day off today. I went to AEON to see an old friend of mine, who has come back to here in this new year period. We talked about various topics a lot at there. From certain big topics as feminism (I have been…

2024/01/01 English

BGM: Genesis - Land of ConfusionFrom today, I had to start this year's work. This morning, I started reading Viorica Marian's book "The Power of Language." This book tells us how the "multilingual" people can have their smarter, greater br…

2023/12/31 English

BGM: 高野寛 - ベイビー・ベイビーIndeed, you might already have known this... I always write the journal about previous day in every morning time. Therefore, now it's the 1st on January, 2024. Now I am looking back at the 31st on December, …