Saturday, August 3rd. “Working out”
These days, I feel the need to work out a little. I used to work out regularly but I haven’t been able to do it for a year. One reason is I got really busy. Second is my blood pressure went up so I thought it would be better if I didn’t lift weights. Because I haven’t worked out in a while, I can feel my body is getting weaker. I think it’s also due to my age.
I decided to go to the gym today after work. The closest gym is Naka Sports center. It’s a public gym so it’s really cheap. Not only that it’s also clean and it has good equipment. I hope I can keep going once a week.
work out – 筋トレ
haven’t been able to – 最近できていない
equipments – 器具
Wednesday, August 7th. “Inspiring Video”
I don’t watch TV much because I mostly watch YOUTUBE. Recently, I came across a video of a bear cub trying to go up a slope. He keeps falling down. He tries hard to go up, but he falls over and over. His mother just watches the cub from the top.
I think this video teaches us many things about life. One is that we have to keep trying no matter how many times we fail. Giving up is not an option.
Second is that it’s important to do things on our own. The mother does not come to the rescue. She waits patiently until the cub makes it. Becoming independent is part of life.
This video inspired me. I hope it inspires you too.
came across – 偶然に見つける
slope – 傾斜
Sunday, August 11th. “Audiobooks”
In America, audiobooks are really popular, because everyone drives to work. Some people drive one hour or more to work. They want to use that time meaningfully, so people buy audiobooks and listen to what they want to read.
Recently, I signed up for a service called Audible on Amazon. The service has many kinds of books that you can listen to. The reason I signed up for this service is that there are still some kanji that I have difficulty reading. The audio recording of the book helps me to understand how to read the kanji I don’t know how to read.
My student gave me a book called 64 a while back. I never had a chance to read it but right now I’m reading it with the recording. As I read it, I’m learning the kanji as well. It’s really good for me.