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DIARY IN ENGLISH & DIARIO EN ESPANOL / The themes of this page are "Life in a Grad school", "Supporting activity to fishermen in El Salvador"(Until Jun. 2005) , "Sports, esp, soccer", "His activities in NGOs", "What he thinks honestly" in the way of diary in which a Japanese guy describes his daily life.

Friday, June 10, 2005


I've talked through "SKYPE" for my second time last night. It made me think a lot, apart from the content the conversation I had with one of the NGO where we, including me, are starting the project in Japan.
So far, I didn't explain how this organization was, what it was nor what it did. Maybe it's good time I should tell you something about it.

Its name is "ART FROG", and it's a non-profitable organization. The objectve is "To make people more creative and change Japan" (or something like that! Actually I don't remember how it say exactly..., but the idea is THAT!). In this NPO, there are some artist, like painters, dancers, novelists, designers and others like professors, students anbd volunteers. It's pretty intersting, isn;t it? And now we're begining to plan and prepare the first project that is planned by the community, mainly cityhall and will be held when the new-opened route of train will be inaugurated in August of this year. so we've gotta have more specific and well-design business plan in which all the stakeholders could have the positive influences based on their needs (its name is "WIN-WIN Relationships"). It's not so easy to imagine or creat something effective and excellent (If it were, no one wouldn't have to do it, right?). So we've talked recently to exchange our own opinions and try to get to the agreed point where we ALL think GOOD. So we've gotta keep on it!!!

Though this process, I found out, or recognized the communication's importance in the group. We, this group's members, live in Japan, USA, El Salvador, Englad and Tunisia. We cannot see each other when we talk on the net. Besides, we can just TALK, it means it makes the conversation difficult, cuz we can';t see the others' face, for example, a little bit of face's (lips or cheak's?)movements or other fisical expression that cannot be seen (of course not!). Maybe it's 10 times or more difficult to understand what the other's saying. So we need to concentrate a lot to have the conversation effective.

BUT I didn't imagine this kind of high0-tech world when i was a kid, just dreamin' that I would want to talk "video phone" that nowadays it's possible to talk with someone, seeing her/his face through video-cam. who is far away.

What a incredible world we are in!!!!!