happiness around the world

Friday, April 21, 2006

Getting warmer. 暖かくなってきたね。

I love Spring. I love Summer. My best seasons has come!
It just makes me happy when I see the flower bloom and new elementary children run with smiles. They may make new friends at school.
It just makes me happy when I see the cloud float in Summer. Hearing the cicadas crying, the best moment is when I eat ice cream under the shade!
The beginning of spring just makes me happy. I feel like going shopping for clothes in pastel colors!

何となくだけど、私をいつも幸せにしてくれるのが春。 小学生がランドセルを背負って駆けていくのを見て微笑んでしまう。
夏も大好き。流れる雲を見るのが好き。

季節って大事ですよね。私はとっても影響されます。

Monday, April 17, 2006

走る! Run!!

I went to see a marathon race today. It was amazing. My friend run about 42km, so kept running for almost 4 hours. I admired those runners. Marathon is a sports that you have to fight with yourself. You must be hard on yourself, and have a full of self-developments. I may be beaten... I cannot control myself because I cannot kick the habit of eating ice cream every night...

マラソンを見てきました。4時間以上走り続けた友達に、感動しました。マラソンは自己との戦いです。自分は負けそうです、なぜならアイスを食べることすらやめられない、コントロールの無い人間だから(泣

The social gathering went well! About 30 internationals and Japanese came. I think I finished it without a hitch because everyone cooperated the game and the event. I'm really thankful for them! My concern was worth it!

交流会は何とかうまくいきました。参加してくれた方の協力のおかげです。有り難うございました。

Saturday, April 15, 2006

明日がとっても心配だよ。。。I'm nervous about tomorrow!!

Tomorrow, our company has a social gathering. I invited students as well as other foreign students and Japanese people. I wrote an article for the event showed on a magazine, which became our companies advertisement. So there will be other people who saw this article and are interested in the event. I should be proud of it, but I am too awkward to handle it. I'm not used to putting around 30 people together... I'm upset! ;(
明日は交流会です。初めてゲームを企画したし、何人来るか当日にならないと正確に掴めないし、本当に緊張。…30人も来る会を一人でまとめるなんて、結構辛いですよ。泣 ボスは「経験だ!」と言ってるけど……

By the way, one of my friends wrote a good thing of me today. I have another blog written in Japanese, and he wrote about me in the blog. This is what he wrote;
関係:サークルのダチ
いつも聞き役にまわる自分にとって、 話を聞いてもらえる貴重な存在、だと思います。
とても優しい人です。 良くも悪くも優しすぎます。 人のために自分が傷つくことさえいとわない人です。
She is a very nice person. She is too nice in either good way or bad way. She doesn't mind being hurted even if it's for someone else.

I guess the last sentence is the best compliment that I have ever had. He feels that I am a kind of person who wouldn't mind being hurted for friends. Maybe I am a hypocrite again, but I am happy that he thinks of me in that way.
最後の文章がとても嬉しかった。私には友情が無くては生きていけないから。常に人に誠意を持って接してるつもりだよ。そうすればきっと相手もわかってくれるといつも信じてるから。

Friday, April 14, 2006

いろいろ、いろいろ。so many men, so meny opinions.

One of my best friends went her hometown and now gives some serious thought to her own future. She confessed to me that she's regretted what she had done so far and she lost many things as a result. I told her that she didn't lose important things include me, and she can get them back from now on. She is really honest person. Sometimes she's going to maybe wrong direction, though. But I still love her as a friend. I know a lot of her good points.

私の親友の一人が実家に帰りました。彼女は今までにしたことをとても後悔していたの。多くの物を失ったと言っていた。でも、彼女は私を失っていないし、また失ったものはこれから創っていけばいいじゃないと私は彼女に言った。

I had a lunch with my friend today. He said that he rarely tell his true feeling to anybody. He tended to withdraw into himself. I thought that this was a tendency especially for men, since they thought they had to figure their problems out within themselves. And I found out that he was exactly those people who waited for the words from somebody's "are u ok?" I learned it. I will try to be the person from now on.

自立していそうな人ほど、本当は心のどこかで「大丈夫?」と聴いてくれる人が必要かもしれない。それを今日のお昼実感した。

My friend who lives in Australia called me today. We haven't talked each other for almost a year and a half. It was fun talking. We felt a bit wired about the fact which I was worried about his catching cold in Australia, from Japan. Other than that, we didn't feel weird that we were at the different place of the world. This didn't matter for us. The world is getting smaller, and I thank for today's technology and our friendship.

オーストラリアと日本、電話で繋がってなんら違和感は無かった。帰国してくるのが楽しみ!今日の技術と、私達の友情に感謝☆

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

強くありたい。I want to be strong.

I want to be strong. If I think I am weak, I feel like being weaker. Nothing will be changed to me.
I don't want to be depressed easily. Because I believe that there is always someone who would care about me if she/he knows I get depressed. I don't want them to be sad, definitely. Maybe it's just in my mind. Nobody would care about me.
Still, I prefer to pretend to be happy even I'm not. I hope my smile would make someone happy someday. Then I will be happy.
Some may say I'm hypocrite. But it's true that I like people. For that reason, I want to be strong.

強くありたいと思う。
たとえそれが思い込みであったとしても、私が悲しんだら悲しむ人が1人でもいるならば、私は強くありたい。
もしも私の笑顔が誰かを幸せに出来るならば、嘘でも笑っていたい。偽善者と言われようと。

一人の人が、これを考えさせてくれました。感謝します。

Saturday, April 08, 2006

ペイ・フォワード pay it forward

"Pay it forward" is one of my favorite movies. I was about to start writing the blog about yesterday and today. Suddenly the Kevin Spacy's voice came from TV and it was "Pay it forward"! It's been long time since I saw this, but I do remember it was wonderful film. The film told me that there is something you can change in the world, even it's a small thing. I recommend this film if you haven't seen it.

昨日のことや今日のことを書こうと思ったら、ペイフォワードが急にテレビで始まったの。偶然!この映画、れいこは大好きです。まだ見たことのない人は見てみてください。自分でもきっと少しずつ世の中を変えていける、それを小さな少年が証明している映画です。

Thursday, April 06, 2006

見えなくなるまで手を振るよ。I will wave at you as long as I can see you.

Today two of my friends and I went out. You know what made me think about being good friends? It was a little thing. The fact that you wave at your friends as long as you can see them.

When we were separated, one friend and I was heading for the same direction and the rest heading for another. Two of us saw the one off.
He once glanced back. We waved at him. In a few seconds he turned around again. We waved at him with our smile. In a few seconds he turned again, and we waved at him again... We did this maybe for 10 times! Two of us waved at him until we were not able to see him.

This is a small thing, but I realized that I always did this to my sweet friends unless I was in a big hurry. I want to see them and wish their safe back home as much as I can. I think this is one of the expressions that show one's feelings to their friends.

今日は夜2人の友達と遊びました。
帰りに1人を見送った時、見えなくなるまで手を振り続けました。
これってすごく温かいことだなって思いました。気が付いてみたら、いつも大事な友達を見えなくなるまで見送っていました。そしてそれを私にしてくれる友達は、とっても大事な人たちだと気付きました。
相手の無事を想う気持ち、寂しいから視界からいなくなってしまうまで目で追ってしまう気持ち。これは相手を想う気持ちとして、自然なことでしょう。

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

新しい抱負!New resolution!

I bought four textbooks today. Japanese people start a new school year and major companies welcome newcomers in April. April is a new starting month for us in that way. So I would like to express my new wishes! I will practice languages more!!!!!
We have language programs on radio and TV everyday. These program starts from this month and continues for a year. So I bought two text books for English(English for Business People and Advanced Level English Conversation) , and rest of them are Spanish and German. I hope I can stick to it... I do love to learn languages, but at the same time, I'm not much of a sticker. This time, though, I don't want to quit easily!!

今日は4冊のテキストを買いました。ラジオ英会話やスペイン語、ドイツ語。だって皆に会いに行きたいんだもん。。。語学は好きだけどなかなかの三日坊主な私なので、今回は頑張るぞ!!と力んでます。(笑 

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

さくら待って。Can you keep blooming for a while?

It was really really windy today. I'm afraid that Sakura will be out of bloom soon... sad. They just bloomed last week but they die soon... How can it be so short?
咲いたと思ったらもうすぐ散っちゃう。儚すぎる。

Monday, April 03, 2006

こんにちは♪ Hello dear!!

I don't know what to write for my first blog, but first of all, I'd like to say thank you for seeing my blog! :)
I'm a university student and also a part-time worker of a small agency for international students. I have met great people there. They are really nice and let my eyes open to the world. I picked up new students at Narita airport today. But I still miss my German friends who left Japan last month. I like my job. But at the same time, it is sad. I had to say goodbye to many people who left Japan. Many hello, and many goodbye.
Anyway I will post about excursions and some news happen to me on this blog.
I hope everyone has a lovely week. :)

初めてのブログは何を書いたらいいかわかりません。:( でもこの題名は気に入ってます。

世界中の幸せ。

4月が始まりますね。良い週を☆