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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.

Monday, September 19, 2005

party!

I went to a party last night and it was cool! It was a sort of farewell party of my friend who is going to UK(actually so many of my friends are heading for England to study!!! Cuz it is possible to get a Masters Degree in a year there.).

Well, there were so many people, like 40 or 50, I guess. Of course, some of them...NO! Most of them were strangers for me, but they were very friendly for others so I could enjoy having time with them there as well as they did!
As you imagine, they (includin` me!) drank, ate a lot and chatting a lot, too.
And there were my collegues too, so I got the most of that opportunity to get to know each other ( cuz it is essential, right?). In this meaniong, too, it was good!

Now I gotta study hard again as usual, but I am motivated after having an exciting experience!

Friday, September 09, 2005

Expo in Aichi and...

A few days ago, I went to Nagoya cuz a World Exposition 2005 in Aichi took place there. I joined in a group of some people who had been in ES with me. And we had a good time there though we got a little bit late (around noon...). BUT we could enjoy hanging aroud there as we had neither met nor been with together for a certain period (we had seen so many times before!!!). So chatting, chatting and chatting...
till the closing time!!(10 or 11 p.m.??? I forgot!) It was tight!

HOWEVER, we had very frustrating experiences in that event. It is some guards that were very derogatory and insulting to us, such as saying "I am authorized to pick you out of here ..." when one of my friends drank a water inside of a exhibition area(it is prohibited, and it was MY water!!!). Of course not! I mean, he didn`t have to say like that! We did not know that that was a very boring and made them insame because of the climate (it has being hot!!!) and a number of people who wanted to be there until one of our company told us what was their job (cuz he was a guard there, as well!!). But it does not have any sence. SO we were very furious!!!
In a nutshell, we had some good things and bad ones, too.

On the other hand, have you ever heard of "white band or white wristband"?
These are some pages that explain about the plan and attempt to
"MAKE POVERTY HISTORY"
(UK)
http://www.makepovertyhistory.org/
(US)
http://www.one.org/
(JAPAN)
http://www.hottokenai.jp/

World summit will eb held very soon, so there will be more actions
in these months. CHECK `em OUT in the addresses above!
( I wear one of it, you see in the pics down there?)

Finally, as it turned out, I still have to keep studying for toefl, cuz my score is getting better, actually it is enough for applying for a few of my favorite schools but not sufficient for the others... Gotta study!!!