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.
 
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