Book alert in 2 years advance: Aesthetics of Joy by Ingrid Fetell Lee

Cliches are unfor­tu­nate.  They paint a pic­ture of the impor­tant slice of life, but because they have been quoted so much, that peo­ple ignore them. More time I spend in my life, every­thing seems to be able to be expressed in cliches. But because I have come down to these words after much liv­ing and… Continue reading Book alert in 2 years advance: Aesthetics of Joy by Ingrid Fetell Lee

The Rights of Passage in Japan: Junior High, High School Club Sports

Less than a minute left to go at the end of the 4th quar­ter of the game, and the team is los­ing by 20 points. It's the sud­den death game of spring bas­ket­ball tour­na­ment, and the moth­ers of the los­ing high school’s seniors cheer on fran­ti­cally, but they real­ize that this is going to be… Continue reading The Rights of Passage in Japan: Junior High, High School Club Sports

Work that impact lives in positive ways

I have been attending Penn State University World Campus as a part time undergraduate student for a little over 3 years now. I started as a junior standing student, and if I attended as a full time student, I will have graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2 years. I never thought… Continue reading Work that impact lives in positive ways

Maybe dyslexic people succeed because of their difficulty

Through Hard Talk on BBC featuring Henry Winkler talking about dyslexia, I ended up watching Hard Talk with Brian May, which was so, very super inspiring!!! At 6:40 "No, I don't go for money. No, you wouldn't. Why would you? If you don't do it because you love it, it would have died quickly, because… Continue reading Maybe dyslexic people succeed because of their difficulty

Effective Japanese – English Interpreting

People I know label me as a researcher with great language skills.But my unique and best skill that stands out above others is simultaneous interpreting, going from Japanese into English.Recently I had the opportunity to interpret for an event to learn about Japanese culture, with about 55 Japanese and 25 foreign guests.I was responsible for… Continue reading Effective Japanese – English Interpreting

Social Psychological View on Increasing Trend of Lifestyle Disease in Japan

I tried to pinpoint the prediction number in ratio of population that will have lifestyle disease (listed in previous entry) by 2020, but I could not find the exact prediction for Japan. I did find on Japan Ministry of Health and Labor that there are over 10 million people have diabetes and nearly 20 million… Continue reading Social Psychological View on Increasing Trend of Lifestyle Disease in Japan

Causes of Lifestyle Disease in Japan

I've been given the opportunity to interpret for two different clients in their research for lifestyle disease in Japan.It was like being paid well for attending an intense one month crash course.The topic was on lifestyle disease (called seikatsu shukan byo, life habit disease, in Japan), but it made me think of why Japanese people… Continue reading Causes of Lifestyle Disease in Japan

Choosing Science

As I studied for the Spring Semester that will begin on January 13th, 2014, I read Ivana Nikolic's "House for the Homeless: A place to Hang Your Hat" on the textbook, Field Working: Reading and Writing Research. I was fascinated with Ivana's story seen from insiders and outsider's perspectives. I related to her attitude that… Continue reading Choosing Science

Happiness of Being a Part of Whole

I realize I have been writing philosophical things a lot.I will resist my inner voice that says "Don't embarrass yourself by writing self righteous stuff," and continue writing. Reality will visibly appear the same to the every human eyes.If I am looking at a cat from exact same angle, our eyes will perceive it in… Continue reading Happiness of Being a Part of Whole

“The opposite of sadness is not happiness”

The lesson 2 of Positive Psychology class at the Penn State University World Campus started with these words: Did you know that the opposite of sadness is not happiness? The opposite of sadness is actually...the absence of sadness.What this means is that if you could get rid of everything that is making you sad, you… Continue reading “The opposite of sadness is not happiness”