This post got nothing to do with Earth Day. But just a trivia, Earth Day is a global celebration of the evolution of environmental consciousness. It sprung from the idea that with heightened public participation in political arena (anti-war sentiments), environmental preservation and conservation can be mainstreamed too in the international agenda.
So enough about Earth Day. I forgot, it is also Good Friday for us Catholics, long vacation for some. But since I’m here in Japan, it’s just any other day. But I’m doing my part, I may not be technically a practicing Catholic, but this Holy Week, I decided to lose meat for a week. Traditionally, its only in Good Friday that you’re supposed to fast (that’s my family’s tradition). So committing for a week without meat is actually a tough decision for me.
As long term commitment too, I decided to list 60 new things I should do while I’m here. You may call it boredom, depression or excuse. But for me, making this list will somehow save my soul. I’ve been in the ruts for these past few months, refusing to go out, staying at my lowly apartment everyday, starting a fight with my boyfriend, not communicating with my friends and crying for no real reasons.
I still have 162 days in Japan. So 60 items in the list is actually possible. Some are actually pending plans. Things that I kept postponing because… actually, there’s no reasons! Haha! So here is my 60 New Adventures.
Go to Denden Town Go to Koshienhama by bike
- Go to Sake Brewery Museum
Try a new restaurant
- No Facebook for one day (I know! Only 1 day! I’m that pathetic)
Go to Nara-koen Plant and maintain a mini-garden
- Eat vegetables for a week
- Learn a new Japanese meal
Drink beer in a bar (I don’t have nightlife here)
- Make an art project for a week
Try Popin Cookin and video it Make a scrap book
- Write a letter to a complete stranger and drop it in their mailbox
- Send postcard to a family member
- Send postcard to at least 5 friends: Sent 3 Cards, 2 more!
- Don’t smoke for one whole day
- Read a book in a park
Borrow 2 books in the library and finish it in a week Go to Tokyo
- Sit in a park, list all people who pass by and rate them
- Go on a dice tour. Leave the house without any money and single dice. Walk straight ahead and at every junction throw a dice. 1 or 3 go right. 2 or 4 go left, 5 or 6 go straight. Do this for an hour or two.
- Say yes to any question any person will ask me.
- Give some old clothes a new life. DIY!
- Write a letter to someone using cut-out letters. And mail it!
- Post 20 “I think your bike is hot” to 20 random coolest, hottest bikes I see around. Take a photo and blog about it.
- Go on an alphabet walk. Pick a letter of the alphabet and find as many things as I can that begin with that letter. Or, try to find something that begins with each letter of the alphabet.
- Watch a new movie in Gardens
- Buy a puzzle, and finish it in one sitting
- Treat yourself with an aromatherapy bath
- Go for an exhibition
- Listen to podcasts for a day
Go to Infiorata (April 29 – May 1)
- Do yoga
- Eat lunch in a park
- Bike to Shukugawa
- Bike to Tarakazuka
- Sound trip outside the house
- Order Pizza for myself
Schedule an online drinking session with one of my friends
- Picnic with friends
- Attend church, even once
Make my own coloring book and color them
- Wear a dress to school
- Seriously learn Pidjin
- No rice for a week
- Write a thank you note to 5 people, either email or snail mail
- Perfect 5 origami
Go out and buy something ultra sexy for myself (for future use :p ) Continue saving for my Solomon Island visit
- Start saving for TUITION FEE! Goal: 40,000 Yen! (It pays to be on scholarship :p )
- Learn a breathing exercise
- Learn a new dance move
- Say “THANK YOU” to all things that I am thankful for every night.
- Randomly message someone online, and compliment them (20 times)
- Fashion a different hairstyle for a day (twice)
- Watch a concert, gig, play, etc.
- Leave inspirational messages (in Japanese) on books in the library
Every task done, I will blog here. Gambarimashoo!
Note: Laughing out loud here, I blog for myself. That’s hilarious :p