February 1, 2015

The February Link Love


Hello February!

The shortest month of the year is already here and it is going to zoom past, I fear! (That's right, I started this paragraph with a rhyme because sometimes that's how I roll.) But I'm actually looking forward to days whizzing past right into spring (officially only 47 more days to go!), aren't you?

I don't think I ever mentioned it but this year my resolution-ish goal is to do things that scare me. Not really awful things but just things that I would hesitate to do at times. Such as trying something new that I've never done before (that swimming class at the gym) or being a little aggressive (pushing for more responsibility at work).

I've come to realize that the older I get, the more cautious I become...especially in my head. So this year, because I have a feeling it's going to be a great year anyway, I'm going to try to challenge myself. (I mean, it's about time, right?) And weirdly, I am looking forward to it!

How is your 2015 going? Hope you have an amazing February! x


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- Did you hear? This is how to fall in love.

Travelling on a shipping container is a dream of mine.

- Bring the conveyor sushi to your home.

These words.

- What New Yorkers read on their commute.

- Understanding Japanese onomatopoeic words through chocolates.

4 comments:

  1. Those chocolates look expensively 3D printed and I love the onomatopoetic quality of them. There are books also if anyone reading this comment (fat chance) is interested in the richness of Japanese onomatopoeia.

    Wow! There is actually a place in the U.S.A. where literate people read books on public transportation during commutes. I thought, in my experience, that activity was relegated to Japan and England. I have renewed faith in humanity.

    “How to Fall in Love” is fascinating. I wonder what percentage of people will go on to the 37th question. I can see a new eHarmony or Match.com that will truly deliver the goods in just a few minutes and one meeting. I wish I had seen this in time to patent, copyright, or trademark the name of a specialty business doing this. There was a time when I would be interested in such a service but now, at my advanced age, I can imagine what I would see of my future with her reflected back to me in her eyes.


    Appropriate to a swimming class, I find that getting in over one’s head is a good (or only) way to learn something new. But that also necessitates humility (as in being humble) and persistence.

    I started something physical (not my forte) not long ago and entered the class midway, after the others had already covered something like 6 months of material/movements. It means I am the least adept person in the class. I am trying to hang in there but even the teacher sticks it to me. (I did ask him before taking the class if it would be OK to do so.) So I think I can appreciate some of the things you are bringing upon yourself and I have a dim idea how much you will learn and experience. Hang in there! Don’t give up, no matter what!

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    1. I think people read a lot more when they have a longer commute in trains and buses. I always see a number of people reading actual books on the metro in DC and Chicago, too. Commuting in cars makes it harder to indulge in a good book, which I guess is why audiobooks are so popular in the states.

      Oh starting in a class midway is rough! When I started hula, my class was practicing for their annual show and all I could do was try to keep up with the steps. Pretty sad and slightly boring...but looking back it was definitely worth sticking it out! Thank you for the encouragement! :D

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  2. I started to write a long comment about the How to Fall in Love article but it seemed too long and boring so I used the deleted comment as the germ for my own post. I owe you one!

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