Journal Entry – 10.21.2017

It is now 1:13 PM on Saturday, October 21st.  I’m back from karate and feeling very good after a much needed workout.  As always I feel a little anxious before class due to how hard it can be but it always works out fine.  日本語で久しぶりから日本語で書きます。今日は三盆ずきでこさ後ろ蹴り膝蹴りの練習をしました。フィトは三回した。僕のスタミナはまだまだよくないです。

On the way home I heard Tu Pacs “California Love” and it reminded me of how cool I thought California was growing up in the midwest.  California was the most awesome state:  it was where surfers, rap and all the cool stuff came from.  You were cool simply by being from California.  I got to visit once when the Buckeyes were in the Rose Bowl back in 1996.  I even made a post about it when I was there which is here.  It almost seemed like a foreign country:  there were so many latinos, I heard so much Spanish, and everything was different.

Now that I’ve lived here for 10 years it all seems so normal.  Granted I’m in NorCal and my image of California I know learned is more appropriate for Southern California.  San Francisco has changed so much since I’ve been here.  Now it is full of tech companies and young kids walking around with their ear buds in staring endlessly into their phones.  It is amazing how quickly life goes and how you never know where you’ll end up after high school.  The majority of my classmates still reside in Ohio but somehow, the river of life took me in a different direction.  Reading my post I made about Los Angeles back in 1996 makes me realize how quickly life really goes.  It is hard to believe I’m 40 already.

Well, I have free time again so I think I’ll try to get some reading done and then take a nap.

By Mateo de Colón

Global Citizen! こんにちは!僕の名前はマットです. Es decir soy Mateo. Aussi, je m'appelle Mathieu. Likes: Languages, Cultures, Computers, History, being Alive! \(^.^)/