Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Pass me the remote

As I've said before in my blog, I'm somewhat surprised by the types of hobbies or interests my students list in their profiles. As a comparison, in Seattle I would expect to see such things as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, bicycling, and backpacking or even reading, movies, and food.

In Tokyo I've seen such things as "drinking beer," "sleeping," and "watching TV." There are many who say they like to travel, but almost always it's related to business trips.

Is the lack of interest in active hobbies because people are just too tired? Or is it something else that I don't yet understand about Tokyoites?

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