"It must be a travel season for graduating student, I guess. By the
way, do they go to travel now a days?" Seeing a photograph of baseball
kids, I thought.
When I was walking at the Central Park in mid winter, I came across the
baseball game by kids on lawn yard. I saw their game for a while. Finally,
it's ended by game-ending home run. Unexpectedly, I shared very impressive
moment with them.
I'm "a son of Japanese bubble economy". I spent student days
in a booming economic period. So usually students got good responses from
several companies early in the 4th grade of college. And the students chose
one from them by summer holiday. However maybe, I was exception. I didn't
have aggressive personality, and my choice was mass media which was really
competitive category. It meant I could not get any job contract until very
last moment. When I was picked up by a company was at the beginning of
February. (A fiscal and school year both start from Apr. in Japan)
I was told starting the job from mid March. It meant I had a month extra.
So I decided to go to my first travel to abroad. I traveled around the
US for two weeks with camera. "Game-ending homer" is the photo
I took in the travel.
The time has changed. Now a days, students live in more tough world. "The
poor don't go to the travel" I even heard such a abusive words when
the air ticket fare soared up. However the poor young is the very person
who should travel. For instance, traveling around with back pack in their
youth and luxury vacation in their middle age have big difference in the
effect to the life or personality. So if you are the person who has enough
curiosity for it, you should travel around the world with flexible personality
There is another reason I recommend a travel for the young. I want you
to make sure the things by yourself. It's a really convenient world. You
can get most of the knowledge from the Internet with one click. You can
read thousands of thread on the blog. For me, I can't go to the travel
without preparation with the Internet. But you shouldn't think you get
to know everything in the world with it. What peoples are thinking or what's
the issue in the world should be watched and made sure with your eyes and
Through the travel, your essential part is brushed up. The most important factor to be an international person is not speaking foreign language fluently nor accustoming for traveling the world.
"The essential part of human is the most important thing. It isn't
a globality but a universality"
"Game-ending homer" told me that. Of course, I was too young
to know it when I photographed it.
" Game-ending homer " NYC, New York, USA 1989