What is it about Sendai?

It was both an easy decision, and a difficult one to decide to move here.

I knew I’d be leaving my friends, job, and beautiful room back in Tokyo, as well as distancing myself further from my wonderful family back in sunny old England.

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Free English! フリーイングリッシュ!

In Sendai we are giving free English lessons for 30 minutes on Sundays!
今週の日曜日はまた無料の英会話レッスンやってる〜!

It’s from 11:00-11:30
11:00から、11:30まで

If you want to come, please email LifehouseSendai@gmail.com
興味のある人は LifehouseSendai@gmail.comへmailをsend!

Also, sometime we go out and give free 5 minute English lessons. If you see this sign, feel free to come and talk to us!
ときどき私たちたら英会話をする、このサインを見たら、私たちに話を行ってください。

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Want to come?
Sorry for my bad Japanese.

Church!

I don’t talk about it on this blog often, but church is amazing!

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The difference of a decision

Has a decision ever made such a big change in your life that it has changed you completely?

Before:

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Not What You First Think

It’s so easy to judge by appearances.

I see a spider, I scream.
I see a child, I think “how cute”
I see a man in a suit, I think he works in an office
I see a foreigner, I think they are an English Teacher (in Japan, this is not too unreasonable considering the limited visa options)
I see a girl in a pretty dress, I think “how popular”

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I see a live music club, I think of gigs. But this is where we have church.
Funny how things aren’t always what they seem.

The spider eats mosquitoes,
The child has a personality all it’s own.
The man in the suit could be anything
The foreigner could be a tourist, an artist, a business person or a student.
The girl in the pretty dress could be trying her hardest to make friends.

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I wonder what people see when they look at me

What do you want people to see?

Freedom from…

For a long time, I couldn’t help myself
I was addicted! To Chocolate; to Tv; to Manga; to books; to ice cream; to computer games; to lying in bed all day! (actually I’m still working on that last one…)

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Many people think “oh, those aren’t serious addictions, they’re just life!”
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It’s more fun with friends

Whatever you are doing, why do it alone?

Whether its going to a restaurant, eating at home or playing outside on a sunny day, it’s more fun to do it with someone!

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Look closer

when you look at this picture what do you see?

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It doesn’t matter whether you see the heart, or the people, but what truly matters is that you can’t see everything with just a glance.

Somehow, many of us live our lives that way. Just glancing at people, places and things. Thinking you know what you’ve seen, and forgetting that it goes much deeper than that.

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how closely are you really looking at people?

Asking for It

Looking for a seat in a cafe, I can’t help seeing a difference in those who are doing the same as me.

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I look for opportunities, where is there a small place that I can get into. “If I can get in there, maybe luck will give me something bigger”

Another, “There’s nothing here, I’ll just leave”

And another, “I’ll stand around and wait”

The last, “I’ll make it very obvious that I’m waiting, till people feel so uncomfortable that they want to leave.”

You can see different attitudes that people have on life if you stay in that cafe long enough. Continue reading