Falling off my Bicycle

I fell off my bicycle and met two kind souls. It felt really fated. It still hurts though.
I was on my way home after meeting up with a friend from my home country. He came over to my prefecture for a day, so I had dinner with him before heading back to my apartment. On the way back, I cycled past this plump lady who had tons of bags that she was holding while cycling. It was then that I felt cold and decided to stop to zip up my jacket. As I struggled to zip it back up, she cycled past me. Once I was ready, I proceeded forward and was about to cycle past her when she pedalled to the left. I couldn’t stop, but I could kinda still go past the space between her and the railings on the left, so I tried to, but my bicycle somehow managed to get hooked with another parked bicycle on my left. I tumbled out of my bicycle, my bicycle crashed → Read more


Going for Seitai

Due to a bad sleeping posture, constantly sitting at the office, and daily practising of the Shamisen, I started to feel a tension between my neck to slightly below my shoulders. It was getting worse and affecting my right arm, so I decided to go for 整体 (Seitai) upon recommendation by my Shamisen teacher. 整体 is a manipulative therapy based on Chinese and Japanese traditions, and encompassing osteopathy, massage and chiropractic. It was extremely helpful, and I really recommend it 🙂

Shamisen Lesson

I was excited for the whole of today because it’s Shamisen 見学&初体験 this evening!
Left straight for my sensei’s place after work. Wakuwakuwakuwakuwakuwaku.
I 見学-ed a current student. She was a rather mature lady (to put it nicely). I’m guessing she’s in her early 60s. Her Shamisen looked gorgeous. My 初体験 started after my 見学. Sensei taught me how to → Read more