2014年12月31日水曜日

Things I have lost in my life

In order to pursuit my dreams I have so far given up many things. Recently I have begun to think that I should pay more attention to what I have lost in my life by giving up those respective things.

2014年12月30日火曜日

Acrobatic

Most of advertisement articles which I have been recently ordered to write are ones which require very acrobatic progress of logic.

2014年12月29日月曜日

Still in poor health

Today I have stayed at home all day because I am still in poor health.

2014年12月28日日曜日

In poor health

I am in poor health after a long interval. I have a fever.

2014年12月27日土曜日

Gloves

It is very cold outside. Gloves keep off the cold wonderfully.

2014年12月26日金曜日

Encounter

Today I was surprised at a coffee shop at Yoyogi-Uehara station to meet by chance a man who lived in Osaka and had got to know each other at a meeting of Ayn Rand reader's meeting in Tokyo a few years ago.

2014年12月25日木曜日

Often misheard

It is not unusual for me when ordering at a restaurant or a coffee shop to be misheard by a clerk. Probably I am too ashamed of speaking loudly in public space.

2014年12月24日水曜日

Cirrocumulus

I was fascinated by the sky of this morning covered with cirrocumulus which showed the "pause more dynamic than motion."






2014年12月23日火曜日

Strangely touching

Since several years ago Emperor Akihito's speeches strangely touch my heart even when he says very usual things.

2014年12月22日月曜日

Out of curiosity

I was requested to produce an interview article of trainees of a lecture which looks to me almost like a fraud. I agreed because I wanted to know what kind of people preside over and attend that dubious lecture.

2014年12月21日日曜日

Forced to recognize

Sometimes I am forced to recognize that I am not thinking about things that I don't want to think. I think I have to think what I don't want to think.

2014年12月20日土曜日

People maybe bored

Until last year, almost every store, cafe, restaurant disgusted me with a chain of Christmas songs at this time of year. But to my delight this year it seems to be minority of them that keep playing such a stale chain of songs.

2014年12月19日金曜日

Blue sky

For the past few days it has been severely cold but the sky has been fascinatingly clear.


2014年12月18日木曜日

A pocket edition published

Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand's magnum opus, translated into Japanese by Ayumi Wakizaka and the first edition of which was published 2004, was at last published as a pocket edition. I believe the spread of this novel into Japanese society will save this country from collapse.

2014年12月17日水曜日

With no limit

Like writings can be polished and clarified with no limit, businesses can be improved and clarified with no limit.

2014年12月16日火曜日

Can't remember

I can't remember when it was the last time I was moved to tears whether by fiction or reality.

2014年12月15日月曜日

Indignation

One's unconscious contentment with standstill of his or her thinking about an object sometimes appears as a righteous indignation against the object.

2014年12月14日日曜日

By a process of elimination

Today was the Election Day of the House of Representatives in Japan. As far as I read the election bulletin, no candidate or party argued policies I could agree with. So I voted a candidate and party who did not argued a policy which so many candidates and parties argued and I could not help judging to be a sign of lack of ability to think scientifically.

2014年12月13日土曜日

Money as a representation

Money is superficial as well as indispensable as a representation of the real nature of a business like words are superficial as well as indispensable as a representation of the real nature of a person.

2014年12月12日金曜日

Did my best

Today's interview was very difficult. But I did my best. I granted a can of black beer to myself at supper for hard brainwork of today.


2014年12月11日木曜日

Prepared for tomorrow’ interview

The interview I am going to have tomorrow with a person in charge of digital marketing of a major department store chain operator is very challenging. So challenging that I have been excited today investing into and setting up hypothesizes about the background of the case about which I am going to interview. I have to control myself tomorrow not to be excessively excited while interviewing.

2014年12月10日水曜日

Quick response

Today I had a meeting with staffs of an digital promotion company in Minato ward, Tokyo, to make arrangements for the interview we would have with the PR manager of a major department store chain operator. After the meeting, on my way home, I hit on some questions to the client, which I thought would take a day or two to answer. I was surprised to receive perfect answers to the questions by a young female staff of the company half an hour after I had sent them by e-mail.

2014年12月9日火曜日

Wonderful throbbing pulse

When I draw a three dimensional Cartesian coordinate system around my spinal column, I feel some wonderful throbbing pulse of mind and body.

2014年12月8日月曜日

Spatialization of time

Meditating on why so few of my wishes come true and how I can improve the situation, I got an concept of "spatialization of time". By spatializing time, in other words, grasping the passage of time spatially, probably I can control what happens about myself more as I like.

2014年12月7日日曜日

Three dimensional Cartesian coordinate system

In order to cure myself of a bad habit of distorting the spinal column when practicing a motion in martial arts, today I kept trying to draw precisely and minutely a three dimensional Cartesian coordinate system around my spinal column. This effort was effective not only in improving my body motion, but also in gaining confidence to lead the participants.

2014年12月6日土曜日

General house cleaning

The year drawing to a close, I am doing a general house cleaning weekend by weekend.

2014年12月5日金曜日

So depressed

Last month I got depressed for some unknown reason. So depressed that last week I read again various self-help books which I had read once. I am not sure whether that is because of those books, now my feeling is very positive.

2014年12月4日木曜日

Sales talk

On my way home from an interview at Kawagoe city, Saitama Prefecture, I stopped at Tobu and Seibu department stores at Ikebukuro. I was impressed by the talking skill of a salesman who was selling herring roe, saying, "Although the herring roe is ill-shaped, it is that much tastier."

2014年12月3日水曜日

An estimate continued

It could be reasoned from the estimate which I wrote here yesterday that roughly 2 out of 10 persons say and write 8 out of 10 times what contains some falsehood whether fully intentionally or half intentionally. About 1 out of 100 persons say or write 99 out of 100 times what contains some falsehood.

2014年12月2日火曜日

An estimate

I estimate that it is less than 1 out of 100 persons who say or write more than 99 out of 100 times what contains no falsehood. Roughly 6 out of 10 persons say and write 4 out of 10 times what contains some falsehood whether fully intentionally or half intentionally.

2014年12月1日月曜日

Plans and goals of the next year

At the end of the last year almost no plan or goal of the next year sprung to my mind. This year concrete and specific plans and goals of the next year spring to my mind one after another.

2014年11月30日日曜日

Plain or lined

Although I like plain notebooks and memo pads and have rarely bought lined notebooks and memo pads especially since I got to know the concept of mind map about five years ago, recently I am beginning to think it may be comfortable to use square lined notebooks and memo pads.

2014年11月29日土曜日

Empty science

I can't believe those who don't have a strong will to establish their independence can get the ability to think scientifically.

2014年11月28日金曜日

Cut

A few days ago, I got an e-mail from one of my clients, which included attachment files of screen captures and told me how to use the pictures. Unfortunately how many times I read the mail again I couldn't understand what it says, so I made a telephone call to the client. But even talking over the telephone, I couldn't get his idea. After all, he made an example of how to use the picture files and send me it, and at last I understood what he wanted to say. After a while, I made out why I had not been able to understand him. He used the word "cut" in the meaning as "cut and paste." I thought of only the meaning of "delete."

2014年11月27日木曜日

Combination and creation of frames

Beyond gaining the ability to grasp the frames of things and balance my body motions, and the outcomes of my body motions, with the frames, I may gain the ability to combine and pile up plural frames of various scales and dimensions, and even create the frames.

2014年11月26日水曜日

Frames

Today at the municipal office, filling in many application forms, I noticed that the size and position of the postcode numbers which I had written were unbalanced against the frames. Suddenly I thought that was an expression of one of my fundamental defects; I was so bad at grasping the frames of things and balancing my body motions, and the outcomes of my body motions, with the frames. I thought this held true of my use of time, room, space, and everything. I also thought that the defect was very deep-rooted to get rid of, but if I could resolve this defect, my performances might improve dramatically.


2014年11月25日火曜日

Find almost no word

I can find almost no word to explain about what I experienced in my family as I grew up because I have seen no family like mine in my acquaintances, in any biography, nor even in any fiction.

2014年11月24日月曜日

Slowly and deeply

Sometime I want to let me believe that the reason my reading and thinking are so slow is because my reading and thinking are so deep.

2014年11月23日日曜日

Hardened brain

When I read books which call for dynamism of mind, I feel keenly that various areas of my brain have sadly hardened.

2014年11月22日土曜日

Love for money

Those who criticize wealthy people for having too much desire for money seems to me not to be aware that there are various objects, dimensions, and levels of loving money like there are various objects, dimensions, and levels of loving a person. Probably a billionaire loves money quite differently from a poor man like there is a great difference between the word "love" which an adult says and that which a child says.

2014年11月21日金曜日

Faltering

The level of my ability to use English is still almost like the level of ability of those who can't go forward in a swimming pool without always keeping either of their feet to the bottom.

2014年11月20日木曜日

Scientific and unscientific

It should be a subject of scientific pedagogy that whether collectively or individually those who keep their perceptual attitude strictly scientific often display their ability far less fully than those who adopt completely unscientific perceptual attitude.

2014年11月19日水曜日

Difficult case again

Today I visit a precision machine manufacturer in Hamura city, Tokyo, to interview its IT stuff for an advertisement article of an IT tool. Contrary to prior information, it revealed that they were not fully using the IT tool yet because of opposition from users. Again, it was a difficult case to utilize for advertisement.

2014年11月18日火曜日

A hypothesis

One thing which I think hypothetically about the difference between the pictures shot by Leica cameras and those shot by the other cameras is that after seeing many pictures shot by Leicas I feel in pictures shot by cameras other than Leicas some unnaturalness which I don't feel in pictures shot by Leicas. We see the three-dimensional real world through the spherical eyes. So in pictures the real world is by nature distorted. I guess in cameras other than Leicas the distortion is unnaturally corrected.

2014年11月17日月曜日

Leicas

Although I am a user of Nikon cameras since I was a schoolboy, recently I am fascinated by pictures shot by Leica cameras. Pictures shot by Leicas have something completely different from those shot by other cameras, which I can't explain in words.

2014年11月16日日曜日

Still only superficially

Recently I feel that the joints of my bones are still loosened only superficially. I want to loosen them from more inner points.

2014年11月15日土曜日

Impressed alone

When I am deeply impressed by a point in a book I can rarely think of someone who can share the deep impression with me.

2014年11月14日金曜日

Spent hours

Today I spent hours grasping the reasons why I could not grasp what a document said, and thinking out the questions to the writer of the document to clarify the points which I could not grasp.

2014年11月13日木曜日

Usual is unusual

It is not a usual thing that words which are written by usual people have nothing that is not usual. It is an unusual ability to write usually.

2014年11月12日水曜日

Drank a toast

This evening I drank a toast alone with cheap wine packed in a paper carton in celebration of finishing writing an interview article which was very difficult.


2014年11月11日火曜日

Praise

As a rule I consider other people's praise to me in the first place to be just an insincere compliment, a sarcasm, or an introduction of abuse. The only positive estimate that I can believe to be sincere is a repeat of order for my work.

2014年11月10日月曜日

Unethical client

One of the important reason I continue to work as a customer story producer is that a customer story is the most ethical method of advertisement. So I don't want to undertake a job offered by a company which does not hesitate to distort the remarks by its customers in favor of itself.

2014年11月9日日曜日

Break the record?

Since a few months ago at train stations a poster has been put up which intends to exterminate the violence to the station staff. The poster visualizes the increase of the violence to the station staff by a graph using an illustration of bumps on the head of a station staff. Although what the graph intends is clear, it can also be interpreted as inciting people to break the record of the violence incidents to the station staff.


2014年11月8日土曜日

Latent trouble

I believe that the troubles which are avoided by adopting the assumption that not being expressed in words is equivalent to not existing will someday return getting still more troublesome.

2014年11月7日金曜日

The worst defense

Although good offense is said to be the best defense it is not uncommon that offense has just the opposite effect as defense. Those who are good at offense often have this kind of opposite effect when defense is necessary.

2014年11月6日木曜日

Prettiness as a specification

Yesterday I bought a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera, Nikon 1 J4 white, and a single focal length lens, 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 of the same color, to shoot portrait pictures of my interviewees. Last August I bought a full-frame digital SLR camera, Nikon D800, and the highest-class zoom lens, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G, for the same purpose. They have been portraying great pictures, but I found that they sometimes make my interviewees too strained by their imposing appearance. As a producer of publicity articles I am expected to shoot a contented smile of my interviewees. So I looked for a camera which looked pretty and produced images with greater clearness. The white pair of Nikon 1 J4 and 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 most met the demand of all the cameras that I had checked.

Shot by Nikon D300 + AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G

Shot by Nikon 1 J4 +  1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8

Failed to continue

Since November 4, 2008, I had kept writing this diary for 2,192 consecutive days until the day before yesterday, but I failed to write yesterday. Last evening I took a nap before midnight to write yesterday's entry and I woke up to find it was 4 a.m.

2014年11月4日火曜日

Halfway permission

The other day I had an interview with an old lady, who had beforehand said she hated to have her photograph taken, although she had not refused to have her photograph taken. As an interviewer and photographer I had a hard time. I made up my mind not to permit something while saying I hated it.

2014年11月3日月曜日

Almost no progress

Sad to say for years practically I have made almost no progress which is useful enough for other people to pay more reward.

2014年11月2日日曜日

Vulgarness

Vulgarness accompanied by no talkativeness nor activeness would seldom offend the ear and the eye.

2014年11月1日土曜日

As if undergoing rehabilitation

Practicing martial arts I sometimes feel as if I was a patient undergoing rehabilitation with limbs paralyzed because my body parts disregard my intention too much.

2014年10月31日金曜日

Easy-money policy

It seems to me to be just ridiculous, dangerous, and immoral to force the central bank to water down the value of its currency.

2014年10月30日木曜日

At Haneda Airport

Watching big airplanes landing and taking off at a few minutes intervals at Haneda Airport I always wonder how it is possible so much petroleum keeps gushing that so many big airplanes keep flying.

2014年10月29日水曜日

Use of language in a kind of way

I have been forbidding myself to use language in a kind of way. This tabooing has surely been obstructing me to give full play to a kind of intellectual ability of mine. I hope that this self-control will someday bear some fruit.

2014年10月28日火曜日

Unknown unfavorables

At every interview I have I encounter an unfavorable condition to take photographs I have never experienced and fail in getting a perfect shoot.

2014年10月27日月曜日

Convenient and comfortable life

My everyday live has been made much more convenient and comfortable by the internet and the mobile telecommunication services than as a child I imagined it would be.

2014年10月26日日曜日

Relaxing

In order to prevent the full-size digital SLR camera Nikon D800 & the zoom lens Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G from overawing the interviewees when I have an interview and take photographs, I recently removed the grand hood from the 24-70mm f/2.8G.

2014年10月25日土曜日

Happy conversation

I can live happily if I have a conversation about once a year in which I can understand the person with whom I am talking and have myself understood by him or her.

2014年10月24日金曜日

Insomnia

Solitude seems to be able to be a cause of insomnia.

2014年10月23日木曜日

Unclear documents

I am often troubled by documents which seem to ask me to do something but the meaning of which I can't make out. When I can't make out what a document says I often haven't the slightest idea where, why, and how I can’t make out what it says so I can't even ask its author what it says.

2014年10月22日水曜日

My secret proud

One of the things of which I am secretly proud of is that I can write Web pages completely in conformity with HTML 5 and viewable by smartphone with no collapse.

2014年10月21日火曜日

Interviewed with an ex‐railway man

Today I went to Fuefuki City, Yamanashi Prefecture, to have an interview with an old couple who had sold two rental condominiums to a real estate agent, for an advertisement article of the agent company. The husband said he had worked for Japan National Railway until 27 years ago, and was making train schedules for a long time. I was very interested in his career as a railroad man, but unfortunately that was not the theme of the interview.

2014年10月20日月曜日

The shape of section

When we cut a thing with a knife, the shape of its section changes depending on from where and at what direction we cut the thing. I feel keenly that the same can be said of writing, especially when I write a case story for advertisement.

2014年10月19日日曜日

Sleepy

Last night I woke up at around 3 a.m. and could not get to sleep any more. Today in the daytime I was very sleepy and in danger of falling asleep while practicing martial arts.

2014年10月18日土曜日

Comments about the principles of my behaviors

Ninety nine comments out of hundred by other people about my principles of behavior sound to me wide of the mark.

2014年10月17日金曜日

Made a good job

Today I had an interview with employees of a company in Tokyo which developed and sold billing softwares for nursing care facilities, for an advertisement article of an IT tool. I think I made a good job, because I revealed by questions a value of the IT tool, of which the provider of the tool, or my client, had not been aware.

2014年10月16日木曜日

Social illusion

It is intellectually exciting to trace the process thorough which an illusion which is shared socially has been formed by a material contradiction of the human existence.

2014年10月15日水曜日

Inconvenient user service systems of convenient transport companies

I wonder why any of major transport companies in Japan provides such an inconvenient user service system while they provide such convenient transport services.

2014年10月14日火曜日

Songs to which I liked to listen in my junior high school days

When I happen to hear songs to which I liked to listen in my junior high school days I sometimes wonder at the fact that the identical person who lived as me 30 years ago now still lives as me.

2014年10月13日月曜日

A side effect of linguistic mastery

One of the side effects of a mastery of linguistic ability is the tendency to get a false idea that contradiction is not a universal but an exceptional phenomenon.

2014年10月12日日曜日

A trade-off

One of the trade-offs about taking photographs of interviewees is that the higher‐performance lighting and shooting devices we use to improve the quality of pictures, the more difficult it becomes to make the interviewees smile naturally.

2014年10月11日土曜日

Reading again A World History

Since a few days ago I am reading again William Hardy McNeill's A World History, translated into Japanese by MASUDA Yoshio and SASAKI Akio. I am enchanted by the grandeur and clarity of Mr. McNeill's view of history.


2014年10月10日金曜日

Pacifists

I love peace but I hate pacifism. Most of pacifists seem to me to be like those who abuse butchers eating meat.

2014年10月9日木曜日

Writer

I might have to be surprised by the fact that I who am so bad at writing am a writer by profession.

2014年10月8日水曜日

Concepts and words

When I write articles it often takes me as many hours to find out the concept which forms a link of my argument as to find out the word which expresses the concept not only briefly but also politely.

2014年10月7日火曜日

Full picture of jobs

As an interview article writer and an operation manual writer, I have learned that even in top‐ranking companies there are few employees even who can grasp and explain the full picture of their own jobs.

2014年10月6日月曜日

Went to Chiba

Today I visit a software company in Chiba to have an interview with its support staffs for the advertisement article of an IT company. Because a strong typhoon passed this morning, most of the railways in Kanto region suspended their services for hours, so it took more than 4 hours to go from my home to Chiba, which usually took about 2 hours.

2014年10月5日日曜日

Two types of advertisement

There are two types of advertisements which contrast with each other. While one type of advertisements excite consumers' interest by appealing to their reasonable thought, while the other type of advertisements excite consumers' interest by paralyzing their reasonable thought.

2014年10月4日土曜日

Border-oriented

It seems to me that those who have the habit of looking for the border about any statement where its truth and falsehood are reversed are much more intellectual than those who have the habit of looking for the statements which hold true under any circumstances.

2014年10月3日金曜日

Good and great

Recently the truth of the proverb “good is the enemy of great” comes home to me in two aspects. One is at the relation between the good way of standing and the great way of standing. The other is at the relation between Peter Keating, the good guy, and Howard Roark, the great guy, in the novel The Fountainhead. We should not forget that one of the reasons why good can't be great is that great is the enemy of good.

2014年10月2日木曜日

Reading fewer books

I read fewer books than a couple years ago. I have to reduce the time which I spend reading the net contents to spend more hours reading books.

2014年10月1日水曜日

Had a meeting

Today I had a meeting in Shibuya with my client about the interview which I have next week. One of the great things about being a freelance is that every business meeting that I have with my clients or partners is exciting. When I was an employee, every meeting in my workplace was nothing but boring.

2014年9月30日火曜日

Revised the checklist

Today I revised the checklist of things which I needed to do the day before an interview and needed to take with me to an interview, to reflect the recent purchases of photography tools and prevent recurrence of recent mistakes.

2014年9月29日月曜日

Shoot photographs of Tokyo Station

Today on my way home from the interview job in Taito Ward, Tokyo, I got off the train at Tokyo Station and took photographs of its building of Marunouchi frontage which had been restored to its original state of about 100 years ago. Unfortunately I could find no integrity in its design, the lit up brick-built building was beautiful.




2014年9月28日日曜日

Restored station building

Today I tuned on TV, which I seldom did, to watch news about the eruption of the volcano, and by chance saw a program about the restored building of Tokyo station. I was impressed by the magnificence of arts and crafts dedicated to the station building. Yesterday I am going to Tokyo on business. I want to take the opportunity to visit Tokyo station.

2014年9月27日土曜日

Anti-Dazais

I guess many of those who express distaste for Dazai Osamu are afraid of facing up to their weakness or ugliness which he exposed in his novels.

2014年9月26日金曜日

Stimulation of economy?

Although I think it is the role of the government to help the poor people, I dislike the idea that it is the role of the government to stop recession and create and keep prosperity.

2014年9月25日木曜日

Many regrets

Although the interview itself which I had yesterday was successful, there were many points which I regretted about photographs of the interview. The exposure of flashlights was a little too much. After shooting it took hours to adjust the white balance. The place of the gathering photography of the interviewee was unsuitable not only as of the background but also as of the lighting. And so on.

2014年9月24日水曜日

We don't know about our customers

Today I visited the head office of a Japanese major drug manufacturer in Tokyo to have an interview with their IT experts about an IT tool which they introduced this year. I thought I had a successful interview. The reason they had chosen the IT tool was different a little from that which I had heard in advance from the IT company which had introduced it. Although it is not unusual that the seller does not exactly know why the buyer bought the product of the seller, I had expected that in today's case the reason which I had heard from the IT company was right, because they were IT expert and they had built the IT system of the drug manufacturer. Today I thought again that we didn't fully know even about the people whom we provided the service every day.

2014年9月23日火曜日

Spent almost a whole day to prepare

I am going to interview with IT managers of a major pharmaceutical manufacturer about an IT tool which the company introduced recently. The interview will be very technical. Today I spent almost a whole day to prepare for the interview.

2014年9月22日月曜日

Skin colors depicted by Canon and Nikon cameras

About a year ago, the skin colors which were depicted by Canon cameras seemed more agreeable than those which were depicted by Nikon cameras to me. But recently it seems oppositely for some unknown reason.

2014年9月21日日曜日

Unconscious stiffening of the elbows and the backbone

Yesterday practicing martial arts I found that the unconscious stiffening of my elbows was founded on the unconscious stiffening around my backbone and vice versa.

2014年9月20日土曜日

Left my wallet

Today I left my wallet which had about 5 thousand yen in it in the toilet of a coffee shop. About an hour later I noticed that and went back to the coffee shop to ask whether someone had take a wallet to them. They said yes and I got my wallet back with nothing filched. I was not surprised at all because I believed someone had done so 99%.

2014年9月19日金曜日

Editing the video

Today from morning till night I edited the video of the lecture which I held last Sunday. Probably It will take three or four more days to finish editing.

2014年9月18日木曜日

Voice distorted

The lecturer's voice which I recorded by the built-in microphone of my IC recorder at the lecture I held last Sunday was distorted more than a little. The range of volume of lecturers' voice was far wider than that of interviewees. I will use an outer microphone when I hold a lecture next time.

2014年9月17日水曜日

Went to Tokyo Freight Terminal

Last night I went to Tokyo Freight Terminal to see freight trains. I never got weary of looking at freight train switching.






2014年9月16日火曜日

Flared up again

After I bought a professional SLR camera, my train fever begun to flare up again.

2014年9月15日月曜日

Shot trains using a professional camcorder

On my way home from Osaka where I held an event and shot its video using a rental camcorder, today I shot trains in Osaka and Odawara using the professional camcorder.


2014年9月14日日曜日

Deeper impression

Today I held an event where the Japanese translator of Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead gave a lecture on the novel. The great phrases of  the great novel read aloud by its translator gave me  much greater and deeper impression than when read  silently to myself.

2014年9月13日土曜日

Rented a professional camcorder

For tomorrow's event which I hold, today I rented a professional camcorder Panasonic AG-HMC45, a LED light FloLight LED500, and a video tripod SLIK Videogrande II. I need to make a trial of the camcorder, but I still can't because I have so many things to prepare the event.

2014年9月12日金曜日

Slow reader

I can't read rapidly, but probably the weak point is also a strong point in the sense that I can write sentences which are easy to read for those who can't read rapidly.

2014年9月11日木曜日

Disagreements

It is not only interesting but also frightening that people who seem to me much more intelligent than me often disagree about subjects the right answer of which should be one and regard each other as idiots.

2014年9月10日水曜日

Got the outlook

At last I got the outlook for completing the article which had grappled with for about a week.


2014年9月9日火曜日

Large companies

Today I had a meeting with a couple of employees of one of the largest IT companies in Japan to make arrangements of an interview which I was going to have late in this month with IT staffs of one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in Japan. I thought it was troublesome to work in major companies because there were so many strict rules. I was even ordered to report in advance what equipment I would bring for the interview.

2014年9月8日月曜日

Brain so tired

The articles which I am writing since the last week are so difficult that my brain was so tired today that it took more than an hour to get rid of fatigue from it.

2014年9月7日日曜日

Membership sticker

A few days ago a "membership sticker" of my neighborhood association was distributed with a circular notice. The circular notice requested us to stick the membership sticker somewhere around the entrance of our home. Basically a neighborhood association is composed of all the households of an area.  I can find no necessity of such a membership sticker.


2014年9月6日土曜日

Trains look much heavier to me than before

One of the phenomena about me which seem strange to me is that recently the body of trains look much heavier to me than before. Probably the phenomenon has something to do with the recent improvement of resolving power of my eyes.


2014年9月5日金曜日

Crickets chirping

Crickets have begun to chirp an night around my home. Summer has gone. Autumn has come.

2014年9月4日木曜日

Irritating

It is irritating that while the feelings which my words should bring to my readers have already come to my mind the words which should express the feelings have hardly come to my mind.

2014年9月3日水曜日

Imbalance

I happened to think it would be great if the imbalance of my growth itself had a meaning to my growth and I wanted to think it did.

2014年9月2日火曜日

Always failing to grasp the center of things

It is one of my fundamental tragedy that I have fallen into the habit of always failing to grasp at bodily dimension the center of things in which I am concerned.

2014年9月1日月曜日

The inner hole of the lens

In order to practice taking pictures at interviews I sometimes take photographs of myself using the self-timer function or a release-cable. Strangely enough the inner hole of the lens begun to seem like some other thing to me recently while I was staring at the center of it, and suddenly I learned from the illusion many things about my weak points at relations with people.


2014年8月31日日曜日

Purposism

It seems one of the commonest mistakes made by people to think that if the purpose of a measure is to turn what many people wish into reality the measure should be taken.

2014年8月30日土曜日

Talking

When I was a children I thought that to talk with someone was to tell him or her what I want him or her to hear. It seems that more than half of adult people think of talking like when I was a child.

2014年8月29日金曜日

Strangely unpleasant photographs

To improve my photo skills, I often use Google Image Search entering keywords like "interview", "portrait", and the name of the camera and lens I use. Sometimes I come across photographs which give me a strangely unpleasant feeling.

2014年8月28日木曜日

Rare opportunity

It is an unusual and precious for me to have an opportunity where I can tell what I am really thinking or doubting.

2014年8月27日水曜日

Rhythm of words and sentences

As the rhythm of words and sentences which I feel is comfortable varies subtly from time to time, it is not unusual that the sentences which I wrote and the rhythm of which I felt was comfortable become rhythmically uncomfortable to me who wrote them.

2014年8月26日火曜日

Bought at last Nikon D800 & 24-70mm f/2.8G

I bought at last the one-generation-older digital SLR camera Nikon D800 & the highest-class zoom lens, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G, secondhand. D800's price was 194,800 yen, and 24-70mm f/2.8G's price was 159,840 yen. I bought them  on the 24-months installment plan.


2014年8月25日月曜日

A great-meals-serving inn

The Japanese-style inn owned and operated by a married couple in a hot-spring village at which I stay every year serves marvelously nice meals for its low-priced charge. I am always impressed by their passion for serving the visitors with nice meals.






2014年8月24日日曜日

Interest

Any interest tacitly contains denial or disapproval of something or someone. There is no interesting opinion that hurts no one's feeling. So the more interesting a topic is to me, the more I hesitate to mention it in conversation.

2014年8月23日土曜日

Sneezing

Today once in a while I sneeze in succession with something wrong with the inside of my nostrils. Have I got allergic to something?

2014年8月22日金曜日

Took a hot spring bath

Today I took a hot spring bath for the first time in a year, at a famous hot spring village. The public bath hut which I entered was empty so I enjoyed the hot spring bath as if I had chartered it.

2014年8月21日木曜日

Trains delayed

Today the Odakyu train which I had planned to take was delayed about ten minutes because of a minor collision with a car at a crossing, and the JR train which I had planned to take was suspended because of an insane person's invasion into the railroad track. In order to make up for lost time, I needed to pay additionally the limited express charge both at Odakyu line and JR line, totaling 1,270 Yen.

2014年8月20日水曜日

Rented D800 and NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Today I rented a Nikon 800 full-frame digital SLR camera and a Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G zoom lens. I am going to use the camera and lens for an interview with the IT staffs of a major metal parts manufacturer tomorrow. If I am satisfied with the performance of them, I will buy the same models secondhand.


2014年8月19日火曜日

Self-satisfaction

Although I know well that a job should not be done in order to satisfy the worker but to satisfy the client, I am very satisfied with my work environment where I can pursue the best job with which I can satisfy myself as much as possible.

2014年8月18日月曜日

Practically effective efforts

I strongly believe that the efforts which are practically effective to keep the peace look completely different from those flamboyant movements which call themselves peace movement.

2014年8月17日日曜日

Might read at least

Some web designers consider texts only as assembly of dots or lines. They never try to the text as readable as possible, but just try to make the page as graphically beautiful as possible. They don't even read the text which they lay out. This type of designers often make me angry by spoiling the article into which I have put my heart and soul.

2014年8月16日土曜日

Normal processes

Strangely enough the phenomena which are nothing but normal processes in a capitalistic economy are often called the collapse of capitalism.

2014年8月15日金曜日

An ability to perceive

If possible, I would like to have the ability to perceive someone with whom I have a conversation considering me as a man to whom it is no use pointing out his defects, and also the ability to make the person change the understanding about me by grasping the person's dissatisfaction about me and making efforts to ease the dissatisfaction.

2014年8月14日木曜日

Self promotion video

The other day I was requested to shoot a promotion video of a company president. The requested was canceled afterward, but while thinking how I shoot the promotion video, I got an idea of producing my self promotion video. When I buy a new camera this month, I want to start the project.

2014年8月13日水曜日

Description of one’s own job

No one can remember every step of his or her job, even though it is his or her everyday job. No one can describe his or her job fully in language, even though he or she remembers perfectly the flow of his or her job. I learn again these things every time I produce a job manual.

2014年8月12日火曜日

Happy Hour

Today on my way to a place in Tokyo, I saw a menu signboard standing in front of a restaurant serving European dishes and wines, which had the headline "Happy Hour." I remembered I had seen this catch phrase on a menu signboard in front of another restaurant. Thinking for a moment why this catch phrase "Happy Hour" was chosen as the headline of menu signboards, I concluded this phrase surely expressed the feeling which people who were looking for a wine-serving restaurant wanted to have. I thought it was important to use on a headline of advertisement such phrase as expressed the feeling which customers wanted to have.

2014年8月11日月曜日

A filling has just come off

A metal filling has just come off a tooth of mine. I need to go and see a dentist.

2014年8月10日日曜日

The best viewpoint as small as the eye of a needle

Since I decided to improve my photograph skills much more about a half year ago, I have the habit of searching for the best composition of photography while walking and looking at sceneries or objects along my way. Today I suddenly thought that every scenery and object had its best viewpoint from which to take its picture as small as the eye of a needle, and in order to find the small best viewpoint, a photographer needed to have the eyes and brain by which he or she could detect the lines which the scenery or object radiated as thin as the tip of a needle.

2014年8月9日土曜日

A Sunday camera woman

I thought it was interesting that a middle-aged female employee of a real estate agent company with whom I had interview last week said that she always took photographs when she took part as a helper in a soccer game in which her son in high school took part because she could avoid conversation with mothers of other children while she was releasing the shutter.

2014年8月8日金曜日

Producing job manuals for aged part‐timers of a company

I am now producing job manuals for aged part‐timers of a company. I am having trouble explaining jobs with as brief and plain words and easy-to-understand pictures as possible.

2014年8月7日木曜日

Went to Shibuya

This afternoon I visited an IT company in Shibuya, Tokyo, to make arrangements about an interview which I had been requested by the company to have with a major manufacturer the week after next. It was much hotter in Shibuya than around my place. I understood why so many people said so often in SNSs it was too hot .


2014年8月6日水曜日

Heat-easing wind

While I see many people in Kanto region complain in Twitter or Facebook about the heat in the last few days, the heat doesn't bother me at all who am working in my well-ventilated home. The strong wind of this area against which I feel bitter in winter mitigates the heat in summer.

2014年8月5日火曜日

Mysterious failures

When I have an interview with the president of a company or an institution, I am sometimes asked to take photographs of them not only for the article's use but also for their own website's use. Mysteriously, in such a case, I often fail in taking beautiful photographs of them, although I am really delighted to take their photographs for their own website's use.

2014年8月4日月曜日

Disappointed

Today I went to Kofu city, Yamanashi prefecture, to have an interview with two real estate agents. I used for the first time Nikon D3S at actual interviews, and I made many failures because I trusted its auto focus functions too much based on yesterday's test.



An out-of-focus picture of ozara, or cold hōtō,  a popular regional dish of Yamanashi, with which the client entertained me for today's lunch.

2014年8月3日日曜日

Rented D3S and NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Because I am getting unsatisfied with the performance of the digital SLR camera Nikon D300, I am considering buying a professional grade full-frame digital SLR camera. I can't afford brand‐new models, so I am planning to buy a used one of older generation. This month I will rent the cameras which I am considering buying and try them at actual interviews. Seemingly the best choice is Nikon D800, which is the 1.5 generation older model of the newest D810. As I have an interview with a real estate agent tomorrow, I tried to rent D800 from a rental camera shop, but it was already booked. So I rented Nikon D3S, which was the 2 generation older model of the newest D4S. I also rented the highest-class zoom lens, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G. I just took a self-portrait as a test operation.  I am looking forward to taking pictures at tomorrow's interview.



My camera bag fits D300 and ordinary SLR cameras, but D3S is much taller than ordinary ones.



2014年8月2日土曜日

Peculiarities of body motion

I have many peculiarities of body motion which I have been tried to dissolve but can't for many years.

2014年8月1日金曜日

Products or services chosen as a choice of the purchaser's way of life

As a customer story writer, I am required to explain clearly to the prospective customers of a product or service why a particular existing customer chose the product or service. Some products or services are chosen as a choice of the purchaser's way of life. Why a way of life was chosen is generally much more difficult to explain clearly than why a product or service was chosen. And I am often assigned to writing of a customer story of a product or service which is chosen as a choice of the purchaser's way of life. The story which now I am writing is of this kind.

2014年7月31日木曜日

Resolving power of my eyes

Recently the views around me look for me like videos or pictures taken using the latest high‐performance cameras. The videos or pictures taken using the latest high‐performance cameras may be affecting my visual sensation. Or the improvement in resolving power of my eyes make me take notice of the videos or pictures taken using the latest high‐performance cameras.

2014年7月30日水曜日

See no evil

Because it is too difficult for me to do to look at the realities at which I don't want to look, I just want to keep looking at the reality that it is too difficult for me to do to look at the realities at which I don't want to look.

2014年7月29日火曜日

A keen eye in vain

Looking at thousands of high-quality photographs using google image search in order to improve my skill of taking photographs of my interviewees I have got so keen an eye for performance of cameras and lenses that no cameras and lenses but the flagship models of the first-class manufacturers which I can never afford satisfies me with gracefulness of pictures they produce.

2014年7月28日月曜日

Size of capital

It seems to me insult to earnest efforts in business to conclude small capital is always conquered by big capital. Such conclusion overlooks such an aspect that the size of capital is the effect of the excellence of business idea and management as well as the cause of them.

2014年7月27日日曜日

Water sprinkling effect

Today until early afternoon the sun shone so scorchingly that the surface of the road my house faces got so heated that I could get the sole of my feet burned. Late afternoon a sudden shower fell, and the temperature dropped in no time. I felt the power of the heat of vaporization.

2014年7月26日土曜日

Chapped palm in summer

While as intense heat as the risk of heat stroke is warned has continued day after day, I got chapped palm only on one hand.


2014年7月25日金曜日

Walked barefoot on a sunbaked road

In order to revitalize my brain, I take as much opportunity of walking barefoot on a sunbaked road in summer as possible. Today as it was very fine and I could be at home in the daytime, I could get the opportunity for the first time this year. I got almost the sole of my feet burned. As my brain was revitalized, I made good progress in my works this afternoon.

2014年7月24日木曜日

Felt relieved

I felt relieved I could deliver this morning a manuscript which I had had a hard time writing for a week.

2014年7月23日水曜日

Alumnae

Today when I was on a train of the Odakyu line, hearing the conversation of the young women standing near me, I noticed that they were graduates of the same high school as mine. The tempo and contents of their conversation strangely made me feel comfortable, as if I met after a long time people who spoke the same language as me.

2014年7月22日火曜日

Hornets' nest

This morning when I put the trash out to the garbage station, I was called to stop by the old woman next door. She told me that she had had a hornets' nest removed from the outer wall of her house yesterday, and the worker had pointed out that my house also had a hornets' nest under an eave of it. She said that the worker had told her that the municipal authorities bore the expense to remove a hornets' nest. As she told me, I found a hornets' nest as large as a melon under an eave of my house. Immediately I called the city office and requested its removal. Within a couple of hours a worker came and removed it.


2014年7月21日月曜日

Cut my thumb

This morning when I did the dishes in the kitchen at home, a ceramic shallow bowl I was washing suddenly split into two, and I cut the back of the first knuckle joint of my left thumb with the a broken piece of it. Although it bled heavily a moment, soon the bleeding stopped, and I could write an article the deadline of which was tomorrow without any trouble.


2014年7月20日日曜日

Fraud mail

Last week I received e-mail messages which pretended to be sent from an famous Japanese male singer to his manager to ask for an advice about his financial difficulties and discord with his wife. At first I thought it was possible that those messages were actually sent from the singer, because the addressed manager's name was happen to be the same as an acquaintance of mine. At fourth or fifth message it became clear that those messages were sent intending to implicate softhearted people in same crime.

2014年7月19日土曜日

No wine snobs

I avoid as much as possible eating at the same table with those who show off their stock knowledge about wine without being asked to do so and attending parties where such people act important.

2014年7月18日金曜日

Regained a hope

Recently I regained at length a hope for the possibility to develop my own body and thereby to develop my abilities. I also lifted the level of my expectation for the speed of my progress.

2014年7月17日木曜日

Went to Kashiwa city

Today I visited a juku, or cram school, in Kashiwa city, Chiba prefecture, to have an interview with its owner. As I left the cram school, I left my card case behind. I caused my client trouble to pick it up and send me.


2014年7月16日水曜日

Went to Maebashi

After a long interval I was requested to produce work manuals of a company in Maebashi city, Gunma prefecture. Today I visited the company to take movie of the works in the company. I went to Maebashi by train, and come back from Maebashi to Shinjuku by bus. I got the high-way bus from Maebashi till a few passengers got on the bus from Takasaki.


2014年7月15日火曜日

Showa-era train

In Chiba prefecture, there is a railroad company which features diesel railcars manufactured 50 years ago. I don't feel like visiting this railroad to get on a diesel railcar of the Showa era. But if there were a railroad company where I can get on a Showa-era coach which a locomotive pulls, I would visit it again and again.

2014年7月14日月曜日

Fruitless efforts

I feel vain when I feel I am making efforts like tackling with questions of differential and integral calculus without even understanding the concept of linear function.

2014年7月13日日曜日

Bought high-capacity batteries for a camcorder

I am planning a new business which uses long time video-shooting. I bought four packs of high-capacity batteries for it. I found one of four packs was unchargeable. The store from which I had bought the battery packs agreed to exchange the bad one for a new one.

2014年7月12日土曜日

Reading again business books

Recently I am reading again the business books which I read a couple years ago. These books teach me why I couldn't succeed in business much more clearly than when I first read them. And these book also give me a hope that I can succeed this time.

2014年7月11日金曜日

After all not serious at all

The typhoon which had been forecast to possibility do great damage to my region passed before dawn leaving almost no serious damage. It was very fine in the daytime today. I did my washing and cleaning which I couldn't for a couple of days.

2014年7月10日木曜日

Both wind and rain not yet serious

A super typhoon is forecasted to pass my region tonight, but the wind and rain is not yet serious. Strangely at my municipality Zama no weather warning is issued while at all the municipalities around Zama weather warnings are issued.


2014年7月9日水曜日

Super typhoon coming

To learn English I listen to news programs in USA on Podcast everyday. Today I was surprised to hear news on NPR news about a super typhoon which was passing over Okinawa and heading for the region where I live. It seems I need to take much more precautions against this typhoon than usual ones.

2014年7月8日火曜日

Relieved

Today I had an interview with a businessman who had made me tense by sending me a reply which remarkably misses the point of my prior questions. Fortunately his face-to-face replies were perfectly coherent and the interview succeeded.

2014年7月7日月曜日

Incoherent answers

I get tense when the interviewee whom I am going to have an interview with send me a reply which remarkably misses the point of questions which I sent to the interviewee because there is every possibility that the interview will be incoherent.

2014年7月6日日曜日

The contact was bad

I found out why my mobile Wi-Fi router had once become incapable of turning on and become capable of turning on again yesterday. The contact between the battery charging cable and its plug was bad. The battery was merely uncharged.

2014年7月5日土曜日

Mobile Wi-Fi router revive

A couple of day ago I ordered my second mobile Wi-Fi router L-09C, secondhand at Amazon, because my first L-09C became incapable of turning on. It reached me today. After I turned on the new one, I tried to turn on the first one again. This time the first one also turned on. Now I got perfect redundancy of the two mobile Wi-Fi routers of same model and three battery packs for them.


2014年7月4日金曜日

Brain overtaxed

When I take photographs for interview articles for advertisement I have so many points to notice that my brain is very overtaxed.

2014年7月3日木曜日

Song lyrics the real background world of which I am aware I don't grasp at all

There is a kind of song lyrics the linguistic meaning of which I can fully understand and the phonetic impression of which I like very much, but at the same time the real background experiential and spiritual world of which I fully notice I don't grasp at all, represented by the lyrics of Japanese pop singer Hitoto Yō's songs for me.

2014年7月2日水曜日

Mobile Wi-Fi router dead

My mobile Wi-Fi router L-09C which I bought 2 year ago became incapable of turning on yesterday. I had just bought a battery pack for the mobile router last week.  What terrible timing!

2014年7月1日火曜日

How to fall behind the times

Sometimes I read on Twitter what people who think the world is getting worse are saying, for two purposes; one is to view and check my basically optimistic way of thinking objectively by comparing with their pessimistic way of thinking, and the other is to learn by what way of thinking people fall behind the times.

2014年6月30日月曜日

Business deserves to be grappled with

I like the saying "Mind your own business" very much. I believe that there are a group of sins which those who don't devote themselves to their own business tend to commit. Business deserves to be grappled with even just for the sake of avoidance of this kind of sins.

2014年6月29日日曜日

Unjust and discontent

Those who can distinguish unjust from discontent deserve to be respected just because they can distinguish them.

2014年6月28日土曜日

Fireworks

Today a display of fireworks was held at the U.S. army's camp in my  neighborhood, but for some unknown reason this time I was not in the mood to go to see it.

2014年6月27日金曜日

Irrational work

When I become aware that my emotion works irrationally, I observe how my emotion works and notice that my emotion's irrational work as a whole consists of plural works of emotion which are rational in themselves. Probably that holds true for every irrationality.

2014年6月26日木曜日

Changed PCs' login password

A couple years ago I was advised by one of my clients to set my PCs' login password to be my ideal self-image because a phrase which I typed every day again and again would be deeply engraved on my mind and thereby realized itself. I have taken the advice since then. Recently I changed my PCs' login password to be more concrete one than the previous one.

2014年6月25日水曜日

Bad breath

Today at a coffee shop I was surprised at a dreadfully bad smell coming from a man seemingly in his fifties seated next to me. That was clearly his bad breath. A bad breath which  spread as far as to the next seat! Immediately I covered my mouth with my hands to make sure whether I had bad not breath. I was shocked to scent a slight smell which was similar to the smell coming from that man.

2014年6月24日火曜日

Knees tenser

I have been making efforts for years to remove the body awareness which always tense the front part of my knees in vain independently of my will, and the progress is irritatingly slow.

2014年6月23日月曜日

Truth and falsehood change places with each other

Every statement's truth and falsehood change places with each other depending on conditions. The statement "The surface of the water is spherical" is true if it is applied to the surface of the Pacific Ocean, and false if it is applied to the surface of water in a washbowl. Unfortunately few people take care of when and how the truth and falsehood change places with each other concerning any statement.

2014年6月22日日曜日

Swallowers

I wonder why so many people, often older than me, can swallow the story which one side of those involved in a matter  tell without hearing what people of the other side say.

2014年6月21日土曜日

Shame of being able to be aware of other people's feeling

I can't forget and sometimes remember a Japanese novelist HASHIMOTO Osamu's statement which I read when I was a student that men have an aspect of feeling ashamed of being able to be aware of what other people feel. It was not until I read the statement I became aware that I had such sense of shame and I have read no other writer than HASHIMOTO write such thing. I guess few men are aware of their having such sense of shame, and the lack of self-awareness limits of the performance of mind of most men.

2014年6月20日金曜日

From a viewpoint far backward

It occurred to me that it could be a measure to overcome my weakness in strategic thinking to try to see myself from a viewpoint as far backward as possible.

2014年6月19日木曜日

Went to Fukui

This afternoon I visited a real estate agent in Fukui city, Fukui Prefecture, to have interview for a publicity article of a real estate company. Before the interview I entered a restaurant which was famous for sauce katsudon, or pork cutlet with Worcestershire sauce on top of a bowl of rice, and ate sauce katsu lunch. After the interview I was entertained with another local specialty of Fukui, oroshi soba, or chilled soba noodles served with grated radish, at a teahouse on near the summit of Asuwayama mountain. I was surprised by the sweet sobayu, or the water in which the noodles had been cooked and were poured into the leftover tsuyu, or sauce.




2014年6月18日水曜日

Make friends with figures

I felt depressed when I thought I had to overcome my weakness of strategic and numerical thinking, so I decided to be on friendly terms with figures, then my heart was relieved.

2014年6月17日火曜日

Reading books

Because recently I am relatively less busy, I am reading books which make me aware of my weak points.

2014年6月16日月曜日

Timetable enthusiast

When I am assigned to an interview job which involves business trip I spend hours checking over timetables to find out the most inexpensive and pleasant route.

2014年6月15日日曜日

Popular explanations

Explanations of what capitalism is like given by those who hardly understand economics tend to be supported by the mass of the people than explanations given by those who properly understand it. This is like the heliocentric theory suits human sense much more than the geocentric theory.

2014年6月14日土曜日

Delicate sensibilities

It seems to me that those who have delicate sensibilities about their own body have also have delicate sensibilities about the organization and society to which they belong.

2014年6月13日金曜日

Odakyu 7000 series in active service

Today on my way home from visit to my family in hospital in Abiko city, Chiba prefecture, I saw Odakyu 7000 series passing a station and thought "Well, from how many years ago have the trains of the series been running?" I remembered I had admired their great shape when I was a junior high school student. I checked Wikipedia and knew they make their debut 1980. It is amazing that the trains of over 30 years old remain in active service for limited express.

2014年6月12日木曜日

Rapid-service train Mie

Today I visited two real estate agents in Tsu city and Matsusaka city, both in Mie Prefecture, to have interview for a publicity article of a real estate company in Tokyo. On my outward journey from Nagoya I used Kintetsu line, while on my homeward journey to Nagoya I used JR line. The acceleration of the diesel railcars of JR rapid-service train Mie was great, but Mie stops so frequently at stations for up and down trains to pass each other that even passengers of old women said "It's not a rapid-service but a slow train."


2014年6月11日水曜日

Hardened body parts

When I struggle to loosen hardened parts of my body I am always made to realize that my brain parts which correspond to my hardened body parts  are also hardened and have bad influences on my whole brain.

2014年6月10日火曜日

Light trails

To watch fireflies flying I went to the prefectural park in my neighborhood after sunset. At several spots I enjoyed seeing five to six fireflies dance leaving light trails.

2014年6月9日月曜日

Bold sparrows

At today's lunch break when I was eating a loaf of bread sitting on a bench in a park, several sparrows plunged close to my mouth to make me drop the bread, and sit on my lap with a hungry look. I was surprised because sparrows used to be too timid to dare to take such actions.

2014年6月8日日曜日

Well-ordered writing and precise thinking

One of the misunderstandings I had had until recently is that those who are capable of well-ordered writing are also capable of precise thinking.

2014年6月7日土曜日

An eloquence

There is a type of eloquence which it is unsuitable for the leader to show. It seems alarming that the president of a superpower often shows this type of eloquence.

2014年6月6日金曜日

Natural laws rule me too

I noticed that I had not been aware enough that such laws as were inquired in natural and social sciences rule me too and the fact that such laws ruled me gave me a great hope because by recognizing and utilizing such laws I could change myself as I wish.

2014年6月5日木曜日

Use of emotions

One of the things about which I feel sorry for myself recently is that I have tried to control my emotions so much that I am very bad at making good use of emotions of people and myself.

2014年6月4日水曜日

Ultimate face-to-face sales

I read today the president of a Japanese major internet shopping mall operator say "E-commerce is the ultimate face-to-face sales." That is an interesting insight. As the proverb says extremes meet. I thought I would keep it in mind to make visitors' experience as like face-to-face shopping as possible when I produced e-commerce sites or contents.

2014年6月3日火曜日

Easy and ordinary things I am unable to do

Every time I read Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People" (translated into Japanese by YAMAGUCHI Hiroshi) I am shocked to notice how easy and ordinary things I am unable to do and thereby alienated from my clients and acquaintances.

2014年6月2日月曜日

Trust to me myself and to my performance

I seem to be far less eager to make myself trustworthy for people than to prevent my clients' trust to my performance from being spoiled.

2014年6月1日日曜日

Picture heights to the brain

After I read about the difference between the ways of seeing pictures of men and women, I noticed that I had not seen high buildings simultaneously as a whole but seen them floor by floor. I had not pictured high buildings to my brain as a whole. Trying to picture high buildings to my brain as a whole, I felt my brain troubled with the inexperienced task.

2014年5月31日土曜日

Reading a book about how to photograph merchandise

I am reading a book about how to photograph merchandise. In this book it was written that photographs which were targeting male and female needed to be taken differently, because men tended to  concentrate their attention to one thing while women tended to grasp plural things simultaneously. The difference between two photographs of bread on a table given as an example was very impressive and persuasive to me. I thought it could explain why some women write so incoherent and unfocused sentences.


2014年5月30日金曜日

Fireflies not yet

Today I went to the prefectural park in my neighborhood after sunset hoping I could see newly emerged fireflies flying, but I could see none.









 
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