Tag Archives: Japan

What you see with your eyes closed

By closing eyes, you can see what you normally don’t see with your own eyes. These days, I have more chances to close eyes, whether through meditation, yoga, active nap etc. And I had different kind of eye closing moment at my work, the moment of silence to commemorate the victims of the natural disaster (earthquake, tsunami y nuclear plant) happened 4 years ago in Japan (2011.03.11).

As time passes, we tend to forget about the past, which in many ways works for us to move on. But some things are worth remembering and I would like to introduce one way of remembering the past.

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All the way value

Since I came all the way from XXX, I feel like doing YYY and ZZZ.

As I mentioned on my last entry “Today is a special day” I think there are many psychological points which can drive us to think and act differently.
I think this “all they way” is one of them, and I will call it “ATW (All The Way) value”.

Well, speaking of which, I had a chance to go back to Japan from Chile this month, and it took me about 36 hours, which was slightly better than the previous one, 56 hour-long flight (I guess after 24 hours or so, it does not make so much difference for me)
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Cleaning is the culture that Japanese are proud of

Everyone has a strong point and weak point. However, we tend to criticize the latter instead of strengthen the former, in schools, works, politics, etc.

That’s why I will focus on Japanese good part instead of talking about its loss in the World Cup. (In Chile, daily TV channel even showed Japanese match except the one with Colombia…) Continue reading

R.I.P Gonta Kun

My favorite actor who devoted his professional life acting as “Gonta Kun”– the icon of Japanese TV program on early childhood education called “Can you do it?” which introduced how to many craft works–has passed away at the age of 81 last Thursday. This is a big loss for many of us who learned/would have learned from him with fun.