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Birthday in 2020

Hectic, sick year This year is a hectic year for everyone. Not only one has to balance between staying safe and continuing their studies/work, one also needs to put extra effort into ensuring things ongoing remain smooth and sound. Due to COVID-19, I was unable to travel overseas, however, I could travel domestically, albeit with […]

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Exploring Mt. Takao

A thought crossed my mind ever since the last mountain hiking and the monolog while transiting station, and it naturally was the idea of hiking Mt. Takao. Located in Hachioji City in Tokyo, neighboring Kanagawa prefecture, Mt. Takao is a perfect getaway spot from the metropolis’ hustle and bustle. Woke up early in the morning […]

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Priority in place: travel

While travelling, money spending is an important aspect not to be overlooked, lest the money being prematurely spent. Hence, careful planning is always recommended. A worksheet with formulas in place, a text file with your favorite calculator app, or the analog way – writing down on paper, all these methods work. Most of my friends […]

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Climbed to the top: Mt. Tanzawa

Last Saturday, my friend and I, on a somewhat spontaneous agreement, decided to climb Mt. Tanzawa to its top (elevation of 1567m), located outside Tokyo metropolitan in Kanagawa prefecture. As it was located far away from my place, I woke up early and took the first train headed to Tokyo. I transferred at JR Ochanomizu […]

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Monolog: The faraway target

While changing a line from JR Sobu to JR Chuo to head to Shinjuku, I looked up at the platform indicator. To Takao, it indicated. As I was heading to Shinjuku to meet up with a friend before proceeding to head to our destination, I had a feeling that I should head to that place […]

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Road ~Taiwan Express~

Road ~Taiwan Express~ (路~台湾エキスプレス~/路~台灣EXPRESS~) is a drama produced with collaboration with two countries’ public broadcaster – Japan’s NHK and Taiwan’s PTS, themed around Taiwan’s High Speed Rail (HSR), and its accompanying love story between a Taiwanese and a Japanese. (A comprehensive information can be found at J Drama.) This mini-drama, which lasts for 3 episodes, […]

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上班/放空记

最近的上班日子都在家里度过,导致生活次序变得有点乱。然而,时间久了,我也渐渐习惯了在家上班的日子。在上班的时间前,我会开启工作用笔电,向上司做个简略的报告后,就开始工作。 那是我理想中的流程。然而,多的时候都是在报告之后享用简单的早餐,或者是稍微放空之后才真正进入状态。也许是因为前晚睡得不是很好的关系吧。 在那小小的卧室兼工作室里,阳光早已从小小的玻璃窗照射进来。打开窗帘的那刹那,屋外的风景变得不一样了。和周末的早上不一样,在平日的早上,停车场都是空的。路上也不太能见人影。也许是因为COVID-19的关系吧。 其实,我能在家上班,也是因为COVID-19的关系。 东京和近邻的县都在近期发布了极少的确诊人数。 也许这意味着回到公司上班,早起出勤的日子也快要恢复了吧。 在卧室内放空,看着那白色或深灰色的墙壁发呆,虽然看不了什么东西,但是我仿佛从笼中被释放出来一样,感到自由自在。尽管以现在的情况不能自由去玩,但是能呆室内做公私事,这仿佛回到中学,大学的日子去了。 看着手机的日历,来到日本已经有好几年,但是我仿佛才刚来不久。稍微做些非日常的事情的时候都能激起内里的好奇心和那把火。网上存着的那旅游计划文件也一直处于草稿的状态。今年所预购的机票会成为怎样,我也不知道。 今年4月尾的黄金周(Golden Week)和往年不一样,我不仅没踏出日本,更没有踏进离家不远的火车站。在家里看着重播的各种旅游节目,再加上天气超好的那个黄金周,我不禁羡慕起在Instagram和Facebook上放着各种旅游相关的照片。(你们是认真的去玩了吗?) 放空。 听着被设置为循环的手机音乐,我默默的敲起工作的笔电继续工作。12个小时候,我再重复相关的行动,但是,这换用自己的电脑了。 盯着屏幕中的“你在想些什么?”。不禁写道,“有好多。数不清。”

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Dreaming of the person in the distant past

Lately I had dream of a particular person in the distant past. It occurred in a regular fashion, yet my recollections were hazy at best. It was like a failed attempt to chain the series of dreams I have been experiencing lately. A quick search on the Internet revealed to me of this person’s existence. […]

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Working from home

It has been a month since I began working from home. Work. At home. Rewind to mid April 2020. It was a week before the Golden Week holidays. I was finally given a work laptop by the company to allow myself to work at home. Boy, was I excited. To be able to wake up […]

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Short haircut and frozen hair

Last Saturday, I visited the barber nearby my house to get a haircut. A lady helped me settled my haircut as I briefly told her that I would like my hair to be cut short. This was done as she had cleaned the seat that was used by the previous customer. The hair cutting session […]