Why & how I came to India [9]

*Log Category:’Why and how I Came To India’

After I had backed to my room from my working office in the morning of March 12th 2011, I took a rest in my room. March 12th was Saturday, my working company’s day-off is Saturday & Sunday, therefore I had stayed at my room on this Saturday.

But upcoming this Sunday March 13th was the competition date of ’18th Kanagawa Prefecture Wushu Taijiquan Championships’, I had applied to entry also. I was wondering & worrying about it, whether this competition will be held. At 1995’s another huge earthquake disaster’s time, I went to the training venue on the next day of the main earthquake disaster on January 18th 1995. It meant, yes, I was just crazy about training of Wushu, besides I was younger at that time, so I could be bravely with only Wushu training. But in 2011’s this disaster case, I had become already 40’s age, I had no any stabled good financial fundamentals, therefore I could not be bravely like in 1995.

After all, on Sunday March 13th 2011, ‘Tokyo Prefecture Wushu Taijiquan Championships’ was called off(canceled to held), but ’18th Kanagawa Prefecture Wushu Taijiquan Championships’ was held as scheduled. As I felt it would be good, but at the same time I was extremely surprised with it also, because another countries people might call off in this kind of case, i.e. in false of directly after such an unprecedented huge disasters had occurred.
Yes, this is Japanese thinking way…… it means “Once we decided something, we definitely complete to proceed the decided plan, even though any accident or disaster would be happened!!”. It must be incredible for other some countries people, but this thinking way is the natural way for Japanese. Why Japan has extremely developed quickly within just 40-50 years was, this ‘Japanese thinking way’ was one of the reason. Otherwise, the development must became much more delayed, maybe more than 100 years, I consider…

Anyway, I participated the competition also, the number in my participated event category was only me, therefore I had obtained a small felicitation medal, I was not satisfied. Because it was not ‘competing’ exactly for me, my performance was never good either.
‘Prepare properly, competing exactly and do the best’ is the true competition, and anyone should not be satisfied with ‘Not true competition’, therefore I was never satisfied with myself.

It looked like everything was fine though, at that time I did not know yet that another kind of unprecedented serious disaster had already occurred in Fukushima Prefecture in Japan……


About Haruka_Qingxiang

Haruka Ito is a Japanese woman, who love Wushu(Chinese Martial Arts). Her athlete career is more than 20 years, she was Gold Medalist of Hong Kong International Wushu Festival, All Japan Wushu Taijiquan Championships, All Japan Wushu Taijiquan Tournament, Osaka Wushu Taijiquan Championships. The number of Medals: 16 Gold, 6 Silver, 6 Bronze. Hobbies: Wushu, International Travelling, Reading Books, Learning Foreign Lanuages(English, Mandarein Chinese, Cantonese etc). The countries where been to: Australia, Hong Kong, China(Guangzhou, Nanjing), Macau, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Indonesia, Dubai, Malaysia and India.
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