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Small dream came trueーTravelling to Senegal

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Small dream came true!

As I wrote in my previous entry (Mauritania 1ーLife turning point) coming to Africa was my small dream, and I heard about Senegal being famous for my favorite culture: music, dance, food, fashion, history, etc.

Although it was there for job purpose, I travelled one day before to get to know a bit of  Dakar, the capital of Senegal. I would say I could achieve most of what tourists would do in this city, about which I would like to share in this entry.

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Mongolie 5ーCulture, Education and Thank you

Update: This post is the last and 5th part of Mongolian series. Please check part 1, part 2part 3. and part 4

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In this, I would like to describe about the culture and nomadic life which are significant parts of Mongolia, as well as education which allowed me to stay in this country, and lastly finish with big thanks. 

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Mongolia 2ーArrival

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Update: This post is the last and 5th part of Mongolian series. Please check part 1, part 3, part 4, and part 5

After deciding to leave Chile, it’s time to go to Mongolia!

First of all, I was going to go directly from Chile to Mongolia, but given that the destination is the other side of the planet, I made a decision to go to Japan first to prepare my self. Even Chingis Khaan managed to expand his empire with a lot of preparation (I think).

Before leaving Chile, I tried to meet as many close people as possible to eat out. At that time, I didn’t know that Chilean ingredients such as avocado (“Palta” in Chile), seafood and wine were that valuable, as I took them for granted. Especially since I was born and raised in Japan, I was used to seafood (for the next 3 years I really appreciated every opportunity to have sea food as Mongolia is landlocked country).

After all, we can appreciate the value of something when we lose it, be it health, salmon or Palta.

So I will briefly write about the path to arrive Mongolia.

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Learning from personal tripーChina and Thailand

It’s been a while since I had a personal trip last time without thinking about work at all, which taught me many things!

For 10 days, I had a family trip to China and Thailand. In this article, I would like to write about some general trip advice, recommended places, how to get there and how much as well as what lessons I learned.

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How to come up with Resolution 2017

A late happy new year!

Already half of January is gone.
It’s up to you whether you think “1/24 is gone already” or “there are still 23/24 left”.
I am in between, since you have to push yourself, but you should not rush to achieve something big in a long term.

My resolutions for 2017 will be mainly on 3 things: 1. Health 2. Learning 3. Creation
Below, as I have done in the last 3 yeas, let me briefly explain my analysis on how I came up with this (and I will explain why I bolded only number 3 above).
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3 Steps to Keep Yourself Motivated

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For many people, January is a great month to reflect previous year(s) and make new goals.
But along the time, it’s easy to forget the passion we had in January, and even feel guilty for not doing what we decided to do (that’s also why I think SMART-F approach I mentioned in the previous blog is important).

Then I wondered if we can keep ourselves constantly motivated somehow, maybe we can consider every month as January and remind us of the passion we had in that month. One of the best ways to do so is to keep looking at good quotes every day.
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Failure and Learning

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We tend to think that the opposite of “Success” is “Failure”. But is it so black and white?
Please take a look at the following three quotes to think about the question:

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10000 ways that won’t work.”Thomas Edison
“We learn from failure, not from success.”ーBram Stoker (author of Dracula)
“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”Ken Robinson (educator)

I think most of us, if not everyone, can agree with those quotes from their own experiences.
The word “failure” sounds so negative whereas “learning” is quite positive. But those two are actually very much connected as shown in the quotes, so if we could change the way we see the failure, things might be different in a good way.

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