Friday, October 27, 2023

People gather around smiling faces.

It was a bit of a relief to get through yesterday's lecture.
I changed the background music this morning from the classical music I had been listening to until the day before yesterday to Ed Sheeran.
It's a strange thing to say, but I can feel my mouth relaxing without a care in the world.
In other words, how grumpy I looked until yesterday.

People often tell me that my face gets scary when I get tense at work.
I don't think I'm like that, but since people keep telling me that, I guess it's true.
I know I need to be careful, but it's hard for me to know when I'm getting scared, and even when I do, I don't know if I look scared at that moment.

I have a one-hour lecture the week after next.
It's educational, so I just have to summarise the work I've done so far.
Let's get ready early so I don't look scared at the end.

To my wife every morning as I leave,
"Smile again today!"
She says to me, "Smile again today!
Every time I do, I turn up the corners of my mouth and make a "smiley face".
People are only attracted to real smiles, and no one will pay attention to a fake smile.
I often think that I want the people around me to be happy, but maybe it is my own problem that keeps me from being happy.

Why a year-end party?

  The year-end party at the Chinese restaurant was held last night. I had a drink in Shinjuku with my seniors and juniors from the universit...