Monday, 3rd February 2003.--- Is the consumption society always
A moment that I bought something, I sometimes thought that paying
and consuming all the industrial products may be one of the system
since recent decades. For examples, when I buy some wears for me,
we should always watch out a point that those wears were just on
time or out-of-dated. This thought itself already gives us to act
like a neil of wheel in this consumption society.
We nowadays use a lot of things made by plastic. But plastic productions
cannot endure for a long time. So we should buy those things again,
and again... Though I think we'd better make those things more endurable,
more solid and more usable for a long time. But we do not. We will
do not. That's the way of the industrial society. We may be forced
anytime to buy, and anything to consume all the industrial goods.
''But if we do not consume anything, the economy of our society
remain to the recession, never turn the upward tendency. So at least
we should keep consuming'', one of my friend said to me when I explained
my thought of our consumption society. Since she said to me so logically,
I couldnot persuade him with my opinion.. I also thought that lots
of people in this country had the same idea with him. I felt some
disappointments that I couldnot find the good refutation.
Each season we should buy some wears for ourself. The fashionable
wears keep a short time on vogue. After that because we were always
forced to know what in vogue now, we should buy those fashionable
wears one after another. Until a little years ago, I also acted
like this. Recently I've reached to think they're only forced to
So I had an idea above-stated, feel some disappointments for this
economic and industrial society, asked myself how I act for the
future and which to choose for my life. Should I move out from Tokyo?
Or still stay in Tokyo?
Sunday, 12th January 2003.---How complicated the Korean language
I'm studying the Korean language a little by my self these days.
Since I've already learned English and French, I know the grammatical
differences relatively from Japanese language. But Korean seems
more difficult for me. Especially the vocabulary. It seems to be
so similar. For examples the verb(present form) is as follows; ''laugh''
is ''udda'', ''cry'' is ''ulda'', ''sit'' is ''anda'', ''come''
is ''oda''. It's not easy for me to memorize them.
The sound is similar,too . To memorize, I would have to learn those
verbs by acting actually in daily life. If I learn only with reading
texts, I cannot get any success.
Although among those verbs, the first verbe that I masterd is "eat"
(modda). Then, I recognized myself that I love to eat...
Friday, 3rd January 2003.---A happy new year!
Wishing to be happy with good health and joyfull friends for
all of you for the new year of 2003. Thinking toward the last year
and looking over, I've enjoyed my life with a lot of your benefits.
Thanks furthermore for your continuous favour.
By the way my new year's vacation rest only more 2 days for me...(I
had9 days) I couldnot remember what I've doing during this period.
I was stuffed well. Time flies quite rapidly.