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I read my own entries here to see what I had thought about 10 years ago (I tend to write something great early January ). It seemed I was in L.A. 10 years ago and did not wrote any goals. It seemed I was in Brisbane and did not wrote any goals this year as well.


There were 2 surprising things.

  • I talked about Jeff Bezoss 11 years ago. Why didn't I try to buy some Amazon stock at that time!!! Even 10 years ago everybody understood how great Amazon could become...

  • Writing on how important direct communications could be even in highly technological world (11 years ago!). My thought has not improved since then -- I am thinking almost the same thing after 10 years have passed. 




In any case, reading past entries gives me a lot of suggestions, that is, how shallow my notes were or how less prudent in making comments on world affairs. 


My way of writing (English) also looks quite formal in an awkward way...However, I had been trying to improve it at any price. That was good, and I am proud of that! 


I don’t decide whether I will be updating this blog, however, I will probably keep reading my past entries to feel how much I have been able to improve myself from an English perspective as well as from a personal perspective.



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David and Goliath (Book)




What I derived from this book is simply, "The powerful and the strong are not always what they seem. Look at the shepherd and the giant and understand where power and advantage really lie."

Other than that, there are tons of examples. Although each episode is not boring, there seem to be a kind of far-fetched stories as well. It is not worth reading through such stories.


「外観だけでは分からない。有利な点がどこにあるのかをよく理解すること。」というのがポイントで、あとは具体例が大量にあるだけ。つならなくはないが、こじつけっぽい話もありそういった例については読む価値ないかと。

Saw, Saw II (Movie)


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(English version follows)

10年ぶりくらいにSawのIとIIを見た。なんでいきなりこんな怖い映画三連休に見ようと思ったのか不明だけど、過去に感じた点と異なる点を今回感じたのは興味深い。

以前は、「人は生きていることに感謝して無駄に時間を過ごしちゃいけない」って程度のことしか思いつかなかった。今回は、こういったことに加え、「如何に異常な事態に直面しても冷静に対処しないとダメ。分かっていても、異常事態では実際には自分をコントロールできず、より悲惨な状況に陥る」ことをメッセージとして学んだ。


I watched Saw and Saw II in a row for the first time in almost 10 years. I don't remember why I suddenly took a notion to try these appalling movies in a three-day weekend. However, it was interesting in that what I felt this time seemed to be different from what I had felt some 10 years ago.

10-year-younger-I just thought "People should recognize that life is so precious that they can't waste their time" or that kind of stuff. This time, however, I felt some additional messages. "People should calm down no matter how unexpected things would
happen. Otherwise, they would get caught up in a worse situation. Even though they understand how important it is to remain unperturbed under extraordinary happenings, they have a tendency to lose being placid, which would cause worse."

Scary.

Restart

(English version follows)

ブログを辞めて1年以上が経過。パスワード忘れてログインできなくなっていたので仕方ない。FC2の人に助けてもらってようやく復活しました。この間、別のブログで思ったこと等を書いていたけど、一つにまとまっていた方が見直しやすいので復活と。

2015年3月の終わりからNYに住んでいて、英語のwritingも兼ねて英語で記載します。英語で書いて、日本語版を書く感じ。下は家から見える景色です。


It's about over an year since I stopped blogging here. I have not been able to write down any entries because I completely forgot about my login address / password for the blog. An FC2 administrative staff was kind enough to help me out. During the year,
I updated my views and comments at a separate blog. However, I came to a conclusion that it was definitely easier to review my comments by myself in one place together. That's why I came back here.

I have lived in New York since the end of March 2015. I write entries in English first and put Japanese version later on. I am planning to employ this tool as a sort of English writing practice.

My apartment commands the view above which is East River.

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World War Z (movie)


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いわゆるゾンビもの。ブラッドピットが出ているのでミーハー的な映画かと思いきや意外に楽しめた。

西アフリカではエボラが相当な脅威となっている。日本のニュース番組はあまり見ないので知らないけど、CNNやBCCでは、エボラは相当取り上げられている。ゾンビ映画と一緒にするのは不適切だが、ドンドン脅威が広がる様は恐ろしいとしかいいようがない。

1.健康に気をつけること。
2.体を鍛えること。
3.ヤバイ時を見越して準備すること。

映画見て、こんな風に思うのって、相当ビビリだと自覚してるけど、
準備なしにこうした事態に対処できる自信なし。

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