Today’s Word: reside

October 1, 2017     =========

☆  reside  住む


October already! How’s the weather where you are? In Australia, we’re heading into summer (it’s still spring) and it’s finally warm again! This month, we’re looking at the topic of Culture and Tradition. I think one of the great things about Japan is the long history that has led to so many interesting traditions and a rich culture. As Australia has mostly immigrants (and of course native Australian aborigines) the culture is a complete mix of all these different histories. This is interesting too, of course, but it doesn’t seem as strong or deep to me as Japan’s culture.

This week’s quote is, “A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” by Mahatma Ghandi. I think I agree with this, and that is why I think there is such a big difference between Australian culture and Japanese culture. Australia’s culture is very mixed and varied, so as I said, it doesn’t seem as strong as Japan’s monoracial culture. I think there are great points to both styles. How about you? What are your thoughts on this topic of culture and tradition?