I feel time goes by so fast, 10 months have passed since I started this blog. At first, I have to apologize to you that I missed my deadline of the last blog. I’m sorry to everyone about that. I had my reason why I was late, it’s because my teacher who always checks my sentences and makes them correct before I publish my post, took a vacation to go back to her hometown. I want to tell you who she is and why she started to check all my sentences next time, but I really appreciate that she always helped me at first.
When I missed my deadline, I just thought that I appreciate her helping me to check my sentences every week. Of course, I spent a lot of time to write my sentences but It is my promise to you and It is a very important thing so that I improve my English. However, It isn’t important for her life and she is just helping me as a volunteer every week. I really want to say that Thanks to her and I want to continue to write my post with you from now on too. Because of that, Please forgive me I couldn’t keep this deadline.
Well, I feel like time is going by so fast, 1 month passed since I came back to Vancouver for the most peaceful summer in the world. I’ve been going to the Wreck beach to enjoy the most peaceful summer and to survive.
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I restarted to draw portraits on the beach as last year but I started to do a new thing to survive and I do it more than I’m drawing because I really need the money now. (I can’t tell you what I do on this post.) I’ve been meeting a lot of friends from last year and a lot of new friends on the beach every day. Sharing the beautiful day and watching the beautiful sunset with them. I feel full of happiness every moment and I’m most grateful for living this life.
However, I already bought a ticket to go back to Japan and It is only one month left until that day. It means that my travels which I started in January 2015 will end in 1 month and I have to show my English skills which I improved for 1 year and 8 months to all my Japanese friends when I come back to Tokyo. But I think that my English skills didn’t improve well and It won’t be a thing that I can show you with confidence yet. So, That’s why 2 months ago I started the new challenge to improve it. Today I want to show it to you, because if I don’t tell you about it, I absolutely will not do it as I’ve always been saying to you.
So, This is my new challenge which I started since 2 months ago. Easy to say, This is an iPhone app to keep your tasks. You can set up to 6 tasks which you want to turn into daily habits, you can check a calendar when you are done with the daily task and you can see the calendar to know how many days you have done this month.
The first month since I installed this app and I set 6 tasks, I was in Medellin, Colombia. But I was living every day like the scum of the earth as I mentioned and I couldn’t check any tasks and I can’t possibly show you the result of that month.
But last month, I decided to use this app again. After I thought about how I could do my tasks more strictly, I asked my roommate if he would do it with me and promised that the loser would buy a case of beer after 2 weeks. The results of that time…
As I feel pretty stupid myself, the result was very different whether I competed with somebody or not and finally I could show you the result of last month. Easy to say, I don’t do anything if I don’t promise or have some competition. However, the friend who competed with me will move somewhere else in 1 week, and I’m sure that I won’t to do my tasks this month if I won’t compete with somebody and that’s why I want to announce you my 6 tasks for the next month and I want to promise that I will do those things every day at my own discretion.
・Wake up 9:45 & walk with max
It seems you say it is too late to wake up but this is the earliest I can wake up. But I’ll try to wake up 15 mins earlier than last month!! Also, I’ll give my very important morning time for Max (our dog) at first. We walk to the park behind our house and I will walk to match with his time and I will wait while he takes a crap with a generous heart (he always takes a crap 2 or 3 times). But I have one more task before I go out to walk.
Have you ever heard of a lucid dream? Easy to say the lucid dream is the action of controlling your dream. If you can realize that you are having a dream in your dream, you can control your dream. You can go wherever you want and you can do whatever you want in your dream. So, According to http://www.wikihow.com/Lucid-Dream, the first thing I have to do is keep a dream journal. and the result I thought there might be some app for that.
Ta-da!! found it!!
So, I will keep a dream journal with this app “Lucid Dreamer”. Of course, I will write a journal in English. As soon as I wake up, I have to write some English sentences… This task was more difficult than I expected from the last month.
・Write a post 1 paragraph
What you see is what you get. This task is for my writing and keeping the deadline.
・Portrait or speak English 3hours
What you see is what you get. This task is for my speaking and practicing the pronunciation.
・Reading 2 Blogs
What you see is what you get. This task is for my reading and practicing the pronunciation. because of that, I want to speak about my thoughts better, choose 2 blogs from my website and read those blogs and concentrate on my pronunciation.
・No Japanese TV
What you see is what you get!! No Japanese TV!! No very funny Japanese Comedy!! No very interesting Japanese documentary!!
So, if I can’t do less than 145 checks / 186 (31day x 6tasks), I will donate $100 to a children’s charity.