English is an international language now, and we can usually communicate with others in English in the world.
There are many people here in Hong Kong who can speak English well. English always helps me to have conversations with them.
I saw a man at a cafe today. He started complaining as soon as he took a seat. He is a native English speaker and didn’t seem to be able to communicate with locals in English smoothly.
He said, “Their English pronunciation is terrible!”
I thought how arrogant he is and felt pity for him at the same time because he doesn’t know that we need to try to understand each other when we communicate with others.
Language is just a tool.
I came to Hong Kong two days ago.
Hong Kong is an energetic city. I’m not good at city life, so the atmosphere here actually makes me tired.
But I want to visit Hong Kong at least once a year.
It’s because I can take yoga classes with my favorite teacher, of course. And people here are always nice and friendly. I have already met some of the people I know and they welcomed us (my man & me) with smile as usual.
That’s why I like Hong Kong.
Speaking of a nice person, I met a nice man today. I had my hair cut from long hair to short. He was a hairdresser. Although he can’t speak English well, he tried to explain my hair cut in English as much as he knows. I felt he worked very hard and was glad about his feelings.
I can tell you there are many people like him in Hong Kong. I hope you will feel what an attractive place Hong Kong is.
I just finished three months staying in Noosa and I’m waiting for the flight to the next destination at Brisbane international airport now.
The next destination… It’s the place I practice yoga with my favorite teacher very hard every time, and people are always nice there.
Right, I’m ready to move from the winter place to the summer one!
Actually, I’ve been in Noosa, Australia for nearly three months.
I spend time in Noosa for half the year, and every time I come here, I feel the number of visitors is increasing and smokers also are increasing.
There is something that is annoying me.
I’m not sure they are locals or visitors, but their smoking manner is bad. They smoke in the public space without caring about it, and some of them throw away cigarette butts on the street.
Am I sensitive too much? I don’t think so.
Although they might relax during smoking, for non smokers and Mother Nature it’s nothing more than an unpleasant thing.
I won’t say “Don’t smoke!!”, but I would like them to study tobacco laws and have good manners.
“Tobacco laws in Queensland” – Queensland Government
I joined in a special fundraiser workshop for Africa Yoga Project at Apollo Power Yoga in Christchurch yesterday. (Yes, I’m still here! Haha)
Actually, it was the first yoga workshop for me.
Although the workshop was for all levels and we practiced basic poses including some more advanced material, I learned correct alignment and how to use each muscle, and I found new knowledge from questions of other yogis.
It was a quick two hours. I really enjoyed this workshop and was glad to join it.
Anyway, one is never too old to learn.
“Africa Yoga Project” www.africayogaproject.org
I go to a yoga studio in each place for our traveling life. So when we decide the place where we go, the most important thing for me is if there is a yoga studio there.
I have some points to choose a yoga studio, for example there is a good teacher, I can have a challenging class, the studio is clean and has a nice atmosphere etc… and when I find a favorite studio, I become a repeater and go to the studio every visit.
Although I have my yoga studio rankings, recently the number one is changing. At the present moment, my best yoga studio is Apollo Power Yoga in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Reasons I like this studio are…
– They teach Power Vinyasa Yoga and I like this style of yoga.
– I can have a class at 7:30am every morning.
– Teachers are nice and friendly.
– I can have a different teacher’s class everyday, so I don’t lose interest.
– The studio is clean and has a comfortable atmosphere.
– The studio is within walking distance.
As above, almost all things are good for me.
For this reason, we decided to extend our stay in Christchurch over again, and we are likely to stay here almost all the time on this New Zealand trip.
“Apollo Power Yoga” apollopoweryoga.co.nz
The yoga studio which I go to in Christchurch has a contribution class at 7:30am every Sunday. Attendance is by donation of $5 or more for The Africa Yoga Project.
When I was in Japan, I had donated money for refugees through UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) every month. But it became difficult to donate to charity organizations on a regular basis since I started this traveling life, so I appreciate having this opportunity and join their contribution class during staying in Christchurch.
I understand you need to make opportunity to begin donating. If you want to contribute to society or if you don’t know which charity organizations you should donate, even though you are interested in it, how about joining activities like their contribution yoga class?
Your action will be Light of Hope for someone.
“Apollo Power Yoga” apollopoweryoga.co.nz
“The Africa Yoga Project” www.africayogaproject.org