跳舞猫日録

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journal in English

2024/02/21 BGM: Soul II Soul - Back To Life

翻訳万華鏡 (河出文庫 い 49-1)作者:池 央耿河出書房新社Amazon今日は遅番だった。今朝、ある中国の友だちがぼくにWeChatでメッセージを送ってくれた。それで少しばかり英語で話をすることとなった。彼女は面白い言い回し(慣用句)を教えてくれた。「the le…

2024/02/21 English

BGM: Soul II Soul - Back To LifeI worked late today. This morning, a Chinese friend sent me a message on WeChat. We enjoyed chatting for a while in English, and she taught me an interesting idea/idiom to me. It was "the leap of faith", and…

2024/02/20 English

BGM: Blur - ParklifeAm I still a beginner about learning English? I am not joking. As I have written before, I started learning English at a junior high school when I was 13. And at a university I even chose English literature to study (I …

2024/02/19 English

BGM: XTC - English RoundaboutRecently, I went to the bookstore at AEON and tried to find out any new books to learn English more effectively (and also, just for a pure pleasure for reading them.) And I've found out that there are so many b…

2024/02/18 English

BGM: Steely Dan - Deacon BluesIt was a day off, and this morning I enjoyed chatting with a girl this morning. She says she comes from Norway - and I find that now I have really many friends at various places on this globe. For example, Fra…

2024/02/17 English

BGM: R.E.M. - Be MineI worked early today. During this morning's work, I had this idea. What would happen if I chose the life as a hikikomori (which means social withdrawal)? This question also means this one. Why do I keep on working? Eve…

2024/02/16 English

BGM: Blur - PopsceneRecently, I started thinking this - How do they find their own usage of memo to manage/control their tasks/schedules? As I have already written in this journal many times, I usually use a memo pad "Mnemosyne" to write d…

2024/02/15 English

BGM: The Style Council - Headstart For HappinessI worked early today. After that work, I went back to my group home and prepared for the meeting I would have the evening. At 7:30 pm, the meeting has been started. I told the other members h…

2024/02/14 English

BGM: John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting OverGoing out from my parents' house, I returned to my group home at about 10:30. On the bookshelf of my room, I had found some Japanese paperbacks by Yukio Mishima so I brought them to this home, an…

2024/02/13 English

BGM: U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking ForI've got two days off today and tomorrow, so decided to go back to my parents' house to stay (Yes, a late homecoming.) This morning, I went to the library to borrow a book as usual. After…

2024/02/12 English

BGM: Prefab Sprout - We Let The Stars GoI worked late today. At the offline meeting I had yesterday, the other members gave me some papers (an article from newspaper, a paper of the homework, etc.) so I decided to put them together as one …

2024/02/11 English

BGM: ZABADAK - 遠い音楽It was a day off today, and this morning I went to enjoy an offline meeting for the English learners in my town. At where, we talked about various things as how to manage/maintenance this group, and also how we shoul…

2024/02/10 English

Two days have passed away since the news about the friend - but I can't see if my mind has been actually getting recovered from the depressed state. It seems that it can't accept any books as any enjoyment yet, so I just have to face to my…

2024/02/09 English

BGM: Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must GoWhen I was a high school student, although now I have forgotten how this word had been mentioned within its context, I had certainly read the word "grief work" from Ryuichi Sakamoto's essay. …

2024/02/08 English

BGM: Fishmans - Long SeasonI worked early today. This morning, I heard that an Indonesian friend of mine had passed away. Indeed, I had learned that she was in a struggle with an illness, but I had never expected this - so I felt really up…

2024/02/07 English

BGM: Pavement - Range LifeNow I am writing a draft for the coming presentation of mine at the 15th of this month, and finding that my days are really plain and boring. I wake up, do some morning tasks (taking a bath, having breakfast, wash…

2024/02/06 English

BGM: 井上陽水 - 夢寝見As I have written in this journal, TBH I am an employee of a department store. I always walk from here to anywhere in the store (so it often reaches about 8,000 steps per a day,) and also carry various boxes of items.…

2024/02/05 English

BGM: HiGE - ロックンロールと五人の囚人I have been writing/making a rough draft for the presentation eventually. I need to write the facts around/about me. I have decided to use some of The Beatles' songs' titles to decorate mine. For examp…

2024/02/04 English

BGM: Susumu Hirasawa - Mermaid SongAs I have already written in this journal, eventually I have been writing my English memo for the next presentation I will do at the 15th of this month. It seems that I just need to write various facts fo…

2024/02/03 English

BGM: 小沢健二 - 天気読みAs I have written in this journal, I usually enjoy reading books and also listening to some music at my free time. But, it was recent when I have started enjoying various classical achievements. For example, I have …

2024/02/02 English

BGM: The Beatles - A Day In The LifeTBH, on 15th of this month I will have a presentation of a meeting so I have thought what I should do at that turn, and decided to tell the other members about my days simply. The title of the presentati…

2024/02/01 English

BGM: Rod Stewart feat. Stevie Wonder - What A Wonderful WorldWhat is my lifework? Today, suddenly I have thought about this. TBH, although I have worked at the current workplace/company for over 20 years, I can't think it suits for me. I h…

2024/01/31 English

BGM: Sting - Let Your Soul Be Your PilotToday, a friend of mine asked me this. "Why/how can you find such interesting books?" It has been an interesting question, and also a difficult one to answer. She asked this after reading my short re…

2024/01/30 English

BGM: The Who - The Kids Are AlrightHow do they (other people) think about me? What kind of impression does everyone have to me? Once, during the teenage period, I had been suffered from this kind of really sick idea - an illness from the o…

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, …