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Mediocre Musings from Mikawa

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I wish I was literate in mojibake...I can't even read my own blog entries! Quick update: My job with the 12+ hour days has only gotten worse! I've been given our company's largest account...we're talking millions of dollars here. Not that I'll ever see any of it! I've decided to look for...
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Hello, if anyone still remembers me. :) I'm done with school now and I've started a new job in southeast USA. I've been real busy with work, but I'm starting to think again about home life. For the past three months, 12-14+ hour days at the office have been the norm, but I'm trying to cut...
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Whether I like to admit it or not, every year I have a lot to be thankful for, and this year is certainly no exception. I have a place to sleep, I have food to eat, and somehow I always find a way to pay the bills...eventually. However, this year I can be especially thankful, because I have...
いいサイトを見つけました! https://web.archive.org/web/20130627202231/https://www.happy-1life.com/waretada.htm 日本への処女航海のとき、友達が竜安寺に連れてくれた が、「吾唯足るを知る」という この言葉がとても印象的でした。3ヶ月しか日本語を勉 強していない当時の自分には、もちろんこの言葉の意味 は理解できなかったが、なぜか、石庭よりもこの文字の 刻まれたつくばいに、何度も、何回も、目が留まったの です。不思議ですね。 今になって、帰国して四年経つ自分ですが、この言葉は...
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夜というのが何のためにあるのだろうかと考えることが ある。眠りというのが何のためにあるのだろうかと思う ことがある。夜や眠りによって区別される今日と明日と のちがいが何のためにあるのだろうかと反省することが ある。 だが明日という日今日と違ってあればこそ、我々、生 きる上で随分、助かっているようだ。今日、起こったい やなこと、不愉快だったこと、後悔の種になったことが 、夜と眠りとの時間のくぎりのおかげで、どうにか鎖ま り、やりなおしの希望がわいてくることがよくあるものだ。 こうした毎日の経験から生まれたのが日本人の場合は 「あらたまる年」の考えだろうし、西洋人の場合は「復...
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日本語をまったく使わない最近の日常生活。 まだ読めるみたいだけど、日本語がどれぐらいしゃべれ るかが不安です。書くこともないので・・・ だから久しぶりに思い切って日本語でブロッグします! ご存知のとおり、私は去年再入学してまた勉強でがんば っていますが、今年の4月ぐらいからインターンしていることになっています。インターンというのは、勉強しつつその学問を生かした仕事をす るということですが、電気工学部の私は工業用の誘導溶 解・加熱装置を製造する企業で働いています。仕事の内 容はいろいろあるが、とてもいい勉強になっています。 最近担当されたのは、二年前ぐらいからずっと放置され...
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Today I feel sad. When I think about it, I have not yet even come close to recovering from leaving Japan. I had friends there, a job, etc. I was happy, and other than my then-recent divorce, I was rather content. Here is a different story, however. I just hope that when school starts...
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Recently I had the thought that the way I'm approaching post-secondary education is vastly different than I did the first time around. When I think about it, if I had approached school then as I am now, I may never have been introduced to Japan and the larger world outside of the U.S. For that...
Perhaps I am alone, but when I think of tuberculosis, the first thing I think of is Endo Shusaku. If I recall correctly, he dealt with the disease for many years of his life. The second thing I think of is my study-abroad to Japan years ago. Apparently TB was one of the things I had to be...
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This fall I am going to start work on my bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. Up to this point I have been earning several associates degrees, but the real challenge starts this fall. So I've been busy getting ready for school: sending transcripts, filling out paper work, and today...
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A couple of friends and I are starting a business venture. At this point I can not give many details about it as per my partners' wishes, but the process thus far has been very enlightening. The best part is that we have built our first prototype. This may not sound like much, but to see...
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although I don't have much to say. Visiting my brother in California was nice. I really like it out there. I like all the Asian communities over there. I feel so much more at home surrounded by asian people and sights and sounds, even if I don't understand them. Much more than being...
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I mean really, people! :wave:
I got a virus. I think it was from school. It was everywhere. It spread from computer to computer by thumb drive. Beware. Here's how I got rid of it, though. https://web.archive.org/web/20100420072116/http://orbit.cocolog-nifty.com/supportdiary/2009/05/usbautoruninfmm.html The reason the...
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It suddenly dawned on me that I've been out of the country for a whole year now. Oddly enough, for the past couple of months, I've been having a real hard time with the car in terms of getting in the wrong side, flipping the wipers when I want the turn signal, etc. I think I'm regressing...
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Yes, my Toshiba DVD player is no longer working. However, I know where the problem is. The rotor thing that turns the disc is either faulty or there is an open in the power supply leading to it. If it is the latter, I should be able to fix it myself easily sometime this week. If it is the...
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I have 5 minutes for this entry. Start! Well, lately I've been a little busy with school. It's very interesting, though. I'm learning about electrical engineering and whatnot, and my only real complaint is that I can't learn it fast enough. Although I must admit that I got off to a little...
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World Cheap 国友鉄砲鍛冶-その世界-
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Yesterday I went to the local supermaket, which of course is a chain store. We got to the check-out counter and the guy working the register looked to me like he wouldn't last a week working in Japan. Why? 1) He was yawning (yawning on the job!) in front the customers. He didn't even try...

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