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Introduction and strong intention of my first published book “How to meet who you want to be”

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My first book will be published on August 9th!

The title is …(quite long…inhaling….)

“How to meet who you want to be ー Messages from someone who jumped into the world ー ”
(Iwanami Books).

Since this is my first published book, let me briefly explain what this is about and my strong intention around the cover page (in Japanese version, I included some hidden stories).

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Highlights and Learning from short trip in Iceland

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-See Aurora.

It has been one of my life’s to-do-list items.

Considering several conditions to see it (places, season, weather, my availability, budget, equipment etc.), I decided to go to Iceland in April 2022 while I lived in Denmark.

Although the aurora season (until March-April without guarantee) was almost over and I could stay just for 3 nights, I decided to give it a try. In this entry, I will share some of highlights and learnings in Iceland with specific interests in food, culture, education and recommended places (and the outcome of aurora hunting).

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12 Mistakes / Lessons Learnt as a Beginner House Gardener

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Ok, I will plant something! ……But how can I do it?

This is exactly the situation I had last year. I just read some books on house gardening and  assumed I got the basic logic, then took some actions. But as is always the case, knowing theories is one thing and actually doing something well is different.

In this post, I will share 12 mistakes (learning) I had from home gardening, hoping they will serve for beginner planters and some lessons might be applicable to other areas.

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Arigato Natto 3ーFive steps to scale up small initiative in Europe

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Since I moved to Denmark (last November), this is the first entry to write something related to the experience here.

I could have written about Nordic culture, Danish winter, mindset, new year fireworks, its social welfare system, etc. But instead of those, the topic I decided to write about is this.

Natto making in Denmark as a scale-up.

Yes, it is about natto making which I started in Africa. But it is also about showing how to scale up something. So hopefully this will serve for natto lovers as well as anyone who wants to scale up what you do, be it a start-up, project, hobby or your learning cycle.

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Happy New Year 2022 for 動

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Happy New Year 2022 from Denmark, and hope you are safe, well and smiling.
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Reflect 2021 to thrive in 2022

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“A year without learning is a wasted year” 

My coaching fellow once told me, and I really liked the phrase.

How was your 2021?

December and January have pretty much the same, but year-end is a great moment to reflect who you are and what you learned to thrive in the next year. In this post, I will capture my examples, hoping you might get something out of it and reflect your own year.

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10 Reasons to start planting foods at home

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Among so many things in our planet, there is one big group which maintains life of all living things.

What is it?

Plants. Maybe if we remove Ego from PLANET, it becomes PLANT. WIthout them, our complex eco-system will be destroyed.

We sort of know that it is true, but in a modern convenient society where more and more people live in cities and can do so many things with one click, we tend to detach ourselves from plants.

I was no exception, but I had a chance to start planting food at home (vegetables and herbs) which definitely made my life better, so I would like to share 10 reasons to do so, hoping that some of which (even one, if not all) might apply to you to be a little bit happier.

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