Japan as wimp

North Korea shot a missile over Japan. It flew over Japan’s sky and then it fell in the sea. However, Japan is no to do anything. They are just blaming North Korea. I think that Japan’s behavior is so crazy. I’m sure they don’t want to start the war. This event is a really big …

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It’s all Greek to me

Sometimes, I can’t understand English at all. I want to shout: “It’s all greek to me!” Maybe they are speaking English, but I feel that it is just Greek. Furthermore, it is another galaxy’s language to me. I’m sure my English skill is rather poor. However, I should be able to understand it more. I …

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Acting Sick

At some point, everyone wants to avoid work. In such a situation, once can send a message saying “I am sorry, I am not feelig well today.” That way, a person can be absent from work and get a day off. The real problem is the following day. The person needs to maintain the roll …

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Getting Older

We all are getting older. Even if we are rich, genius or presidents, we all are the same. It is said that “The world is unfair.” I completely agree with it. However, the only fair in this world is for us to get old. All the time people hope that everything would be fair but …

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He is pitiful

There are nasty people everywhere. I wonder why are they nasty? It makes me think they always have a complaint, which is unfulfilled and painful. These negative emotions usually turn into aggression in their hearts. So, they start attacking other people. In short, they become pitiful because they aren’t happy. Therefore we should show forgiveness …

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We Must Say

Japanese usually expect to understand their own feeling. I will provide some examples. “I want you to leave me alone because I am exhausted.” “I don’t require your help, because I can do it by myself.” However I don’t to express my feelings. I want you to be sensitive and be able to notice someone’s …

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The labor

I often say “my labor” and so on. Yet, most of my English teachers correct it. Labor means nearly equal a slave. They tell me to use “my work” instead. However, I can’t agree with it because work is labor for me. I would like to work no more. I hate working. I have another …

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I want

What do you want? Is it a new bag, big house or your own car? Is it too materialistic? Then, how about knowledge, skill or love? Anyway, We have many desires. But, there are few things that you can get. We are not always fulfilled. Is it our fate? Maybe, that’s right. However, we have …

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Grown Ups Suffering

“Grown ups love numbers.” I came across this phrase in ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I think the number means grown ups represent utilitarianism. Grown ups always strive for more and more money and profit. The process of growing up is filled with suffering. During this time we lose our purity. Because our …

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Eternal Life

It is said in Christianity that, “if you have faith, you will acquire eternal life. ” I don’t know if it’s true or not. However, are you sane for wanting eternal life? I think that every human has to die, and it is better for them. I am already bored, tired and I am hating …

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What’s Rich?

In Singapore, there are many skyscrapers because this country is very small. So, they have to stack rooms like they are Lego Blocks. This way, they are able to make the number of people living in a certain place bigger. Can it be considered as dilution of land? By the way, Skyscrapers are usually costly …

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Gods Fight

I was asked by a foreign friend: “Japan has many Gods, why don’t you fight them?” I agreed with his question. One thing I can say for sure is they were not friendly. On the contrary, they were indifferent from each other. You know, Muslim’s God is extremely severe. They have strict rules. For example, …

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Strict or Loose

Have you ever heard of ‘certificate of delay’? I thought this was global standard before I have moved abroad. No way, it is pretty strange, Japan’s culture. You know, Japanese is strict about time. Therefore, if you go to work by train which is delayed, you should take a ‘certificate of delay’ from train company. …

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Hidden Value

In most countries, people have to pay money for water at restaurants. Those who live in such countries know the value of water. Nevertheless, Japanese people don’t realize this value because water is absolutely free in Japan. I would like to introduce similar situation. Typically in Japan husband don’t say sweet words or express his …

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The that

“Can you get that for me?”. “That is interesting, isn’t it?” These are an example of a typical conversation in Japan. It is hard to understand the expression ‘that’? But I will try to explain. Most Japanese have a skill of mind reading. It is called ‘Sontaku’ in Japanese. ‘Sontaku’ is very important in Japan. …

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