Monday, November 28, 2005

The Rogers Indicator of Multiple Intelligences

robi told me this interesting test. My result was as following. I guess this observation is right to the point.

You scored as Intrapersonal.
You prefer your own inner world, you like to be alone, and you are aware of your own strengths, weaknesses, and feelings. You learn best by engaging in independent study projects rather than working on group projects. People like you include entrepreneurs, philosophers and psychologists.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Japan in the eyes of Americans

Went to an interesting exhibition at Kansai International Airport, commemorating the 60th anniversary of World War II. There were 120 pictures selected out of 10000, taken by Americans right after the war, displayed on the second and fourth floors of the airport. Although we were defeated completely and a long stretch of burned ruins were extended as far as eye could see, children looking at the cameras, piling into an American jeep, playing triangle baseball, carrying their younger brothers and sisters on their back, showed their carefree smiles or energetic expressions. Those pictures were taken mostly by US occupation forces from 1945 through 1951 when I was born. I was impressed with an old man keeping his eyes fixed on the picture of the wreckage of Kamikaze plane. Was he an Kamikaze Fighter then? Comparison pictures of sceneries titled "Now and Then" and various snapshots of people's lifestyle in those days were impressive as well.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Personality Baton

Given another baton by my daughter.
Seems to be a bit hard to look into inner of myself, but let me try anyway.

Q1. Talkative or quiet?
Mostly quiet. However wine makes me merry and talkative.

Q2. 5 words describing my character:
1. Positive
2. Honest
3. indecisive
4. Stubborn
5. maudlin
I can line up more though...

Q3. People I like to keep company with:
Basically anyone is welcome as long as s/he is spiritually independent and good-natured.

Q4. People I want to keep away from :
Just the opposite type of Q3. I'm not good at dealing with those emotionally dependent too much on others in trifle things. I always want to keep a certain distance from others.

Q5. Do I easily get over from difficulties or depression?
Generally speaking, yes I do.

Q6. I desire my partner to be:
Broad-minded, patient, independent, generous.

Q7. Partner and best friend, I give priority to:
Both my partner and best friend. This is a silly question.
Both of them are definitely precious to me.

Q8. 5 people to whom I'm passing the baton:
Anyone who feels like to do self-exploration.

Friday, November 18, 2005

You are still you

I learned this song through a warm-hearted story about the Imperial Household Wedding recently held.
Princess Sayako, the third child and the only daughter of the Emperor and Empress, married Mr. Yoshiki Kuroda, a Tokyo Metropolitan Government employee on Nov. 15, in the midst of nation's blessing.
According to a special TV program celebrating the wedding, upon leaving the Imperial family, Princess Sayako wanted to express her gratitude to her parents, the Emperor and Empress, for their infinite love by having a small family concert they used to have from time to time when she was young. Princess Sayako seacretly prepared the concert and directly called people she wanted to join as performers. There at the concert Princess Sayako sang this song. By getting married to Mr. Kuroda, she relinquished her Imperial title and has become a commoner, which must have given not only herself but also the Emperor and Empress special feelings. The song, in a sense I think, expresses a daughter's love, respect, and desire to her parents very well. I like it.