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Every little things in my ordinary life 3

My business is killing me
I feel like it’s been a long time since I wrote the last article in here. I’m so sorry I was late to reply for your comments.

Actually, tough days kept going on these days. As you know, as a consultant, I have to attend meetings of my clients, give them advice and make documents for them.

I’ve been working with one quite arrogant client this year, who at first tried to break the contract with me. Now that his mind has changed and he starts counting on me…but unfortunately, his being arrogant is never changed…lol

The telephone from him suddenly (ofcourse phones always start ringing suddenly…lol) strikes me, getting even worse, his talks are prone to take a long time… I know we now have a lot of problems on managements for his association, however, I can’t help…as if my business is killing me…in real…hehehe

This curvaceous lady could change my mind?
Aichi prefecture, where I was born and live, is the place which can be called “the dominated town by TOYOTA”. TOYOTA, the enormous car manufacturer, places its head quater in Toyota city. Thanks to TOYOTA and its subsidiaries, we can get chances to earn money more than other prefectures. (On the contrary, after lehman shocks, we had tough days, especially in downtown areas of Nagoya) So people living in Aichi often buy TOYOTA’s cars and ride. I counted the number of TOYOTA’s cars passing me while driving in Toyota city. Suprisingly, more than a hundred TOYOTA’s cars in row was running on my opposite road.

But I must say, “I don’t like TOYOTA’s cars”. Why? Because they are too nicey-nicey, like; ‘I’m an honor student’ written in them. Yeah, I know how high their qualities are, how precise they are made. “Which manufacturers should I choose when I buy a car?” I’ll definitely answer like this “It’ll be no problem when you choose TOYOTA”. I, however, must say, “I don’t like TOYOTA”. I do love MAZDA even though MAZDA looks like underachievers. Since I got my driver’s license, I got 5 new cars. Ofcourse all of them were produced by MAZDA. But now, one new prototyped car by TOYOTA has appeared in the Tokyo Motor Show. The car is named “FT-86 concept”.

The serial number “86”(You should call it “hachiroku”, not “eighty six” when you’re going to indicate the name of the car) is known to sporty car lovers, and in the best sellers comics, “Initial D”, the hero drives his own 86 and beat many rivals riding on latest cars. This time, TOYOTA is planning that they revive and renew “86”. I checked it on the Internet and was surprised with its shape…it’s…so cool…

I found one film introducing “FT-86 concept” in YouTube, which seems one of scenes in “Gran Turismo 5”, a game. You can see “FT-86” and “86” drifting on the circuit in the film.

Not allowed to say “I understand English grammars” until you practically use them
I had a chance to join in one game of English with my friends who also learn English. It was quite simple. Just remember 200 sentences and say them correctly in English after you fliped the card in which translated sentences into Japanese were written. Unfortunately, I couldn’t answer them completely and my friends couldn’t do that, either. During this game, I couldn’t help feeling that I must not say, “I understand English grammars”, until I can practically use them. Ofcourse I know it’s important and valuable for us to know “grammars” when reading or listening in English, however, I guess mainly English learners in Japan tend to neglect to pay their attention to “grammers” when writing or speaking. I think the secret to imrove our grammar skills when writing or speaking is just USE English too much. In other words, “trial and error” by writing or speaking in English is the best and primal way to do that, I guess.

In recent articles, I wrote my ordinary life. Actually, I always hope I would write other topics, especially on Japanese cultures. I haven’t finished writing a series of sake articles yet. Ummm…sorry about that. Within two weeks, since I have one task I promised with my friends, I would try to write an article about katsudon and the history of domburi in Japan. Don’t miss it.

Categories: My diaries
  1. November 6, 2009 at 9:10 am

    So the kind of car you drive, defines who you are, or who you want to be?

    Try not to get too stressed.

    And try to have a pleasant weekend, even with a tough client. 🙂

    • honeypotter
      November 9, 2009 at 3:23 pm

      Hi, girlgeum, how do you do? Thank you for your comment and I’m so sorry I was late to reply for you.

      Thank you for your concern. I’ve recently managed with the client. This weekend, my parents and grandmother took a trip, so my dog and I were alone. We had good holidays. 😀

  2. November 6, 2009 at 9:14 am

    1. Email me this article. I’ll fix it and tell you why. (Grammar is both singular and plural. No ‘s’.) 2. The 86! Oh my god, really? I have every episode of Initial D! 3. You articles are great. I love reading about your daily life. It’s nice to get a japanese point of view on life. And 4. How about the jomon culture? Do you know anything about them? All I can find is in japanese and we know how much my phone hates kana…It sucks man. 😦 I really want to know!

  3. November 6, 2009 at 10:31 am

    If you want some more seeds, I got, like, a MILLION questions! Here’s just a few: Where did White Day come from? Is dating as much a pain in the ass as they portray it to be on TV shows? Is it really that common to graduate from high school a virgin over there? (I hope that that wasn’t a taboo question for you. Sorry if it was.) Is it more common for a guy to ask out a girl or for the girl to ask the guy out? I hug all my friends. How freaked out would you be if a dude hugged you? What are the holiday during Golden Week for? I heard of a Silver Week, too. What’s that about? When do kids get off from school? Like how long is summer break? Ours was three months (June 4th-August 26th) and we got a week off for Christmas. I got a shitload more if you want ideas! I can’t find this info in english anywhere. But, I’ll enjoy anything you would prefer to write about the pop culture of Japan, as well. 😉 I’m not saying you have to, just asking he you would.

    • honeypotter
      November 9, 2009 at 3:57 pm

      Wait, wait, you got a lot of questions! 😆

      O.K. I’ll try to answer your question as much as I can. 1, ‘Where did White Day come from?’ I’ve thought it came from America or Europe! O.K. I’ll check it at wiki in Japanese…Oh, it’s originated from Japan! Simply speaking, White Day is born for the purpose to sell many snacks, such as candy by manufactures. 2, ‘Is dating as much a pain in the ass as they portray it to be on TV shows?’ Ummm…I don’t get it… 3, ‘Is it really that common to graduate from high school a virgin over there?’ Taking about girls? And high school? Not junior high school? 4, ‘Is it more common for a guy to ask out a girl or for the girl to ask the guy out?’ Ummm…I think it’s depending on the situations. Men ask out women and women ask out men. I thought ‘ask out’ means ‘have a date’…isn’t it correct? 5, ‘hug’, well…actually, Japanese is accustomed to hug each other, especially between men. I have a male friend who came from Australia. He hugged me at the first time we met when we drunk. In fact, I was surprised with it…hehehe 6, GoldenWeek, I just write its outline in my article. Here it is.


      SilverWeek, the government had recently amended the National Holiday Law so that the Japanese can get more holidays. The Japanese, including me, tend to work too much. In other words, the Japanese isn’t good at enjoying holidays. 7, ‘kids’ means elementary school students? 11 or 12 year-old kids graduate from elementary school, I think. And summer break…for kids or adults?

      Thanks to your comments, I got an idea to write articles. You can see it in a few days. Don’t miss it.

  4. Mugami
    November 10, 2009 at 9:17 am

    . I didn’t mean you had to answer them all now! 🙂 Thanks! You said about ideas so, I threw some out. Thanks for answering so many at once.

    • honeypotter
      November 10, 2009 at 2:06 pm

      Hi, Mugami!

      Thanks to your comment. I got a new article about elementary school life. Please check it.

  5. November 11, 2009 at 7:29 am

    ‘So my dog and I were alone. We had good holidays.’

    You made it sound like a country song. 🙂

    • honeypotter
      November 11, 2009 at 9:38 am

      Really? Maybe I have for making lyrics? hehehe 😀

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