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What I like to do
Travelling abroad, reading, writing, correspondence, talking to people (especially foreigners), learning languages, international exchange, blogging, drawing.
Studied in Australia for a short time during high school → Graduated from high school in Japan → Attended university in Japan for half a year → Passed the entrance examination to the psychology department of L’Aquila University, my school of choice → Returned to Japan for Corona Virus and other reasons
I have been working as a freelance translator for several companies since 2020.
To establish an NPO, to travel abroad at least twice a year, to master French and Spanish, to improve my Italian and English, to become a bridge between Japan and Italy, to move abroad.
K-POP: TWICE, Red Vervet, ITZY, NiziU
J-POP: Yorushka, Minami, Tota Kannamura, back number
Italian pop music: Arisa, Giorgia, Laura Pausini, Andrea Bocelli, 883 (Max Pezzali)
I don’t understand Korean at all, but I like the tunes.
Psychology, linguistics, study abroad/immigration, psychiatry, occupational mental health
Relationship with Italy
On more than one occasion, I was interviewed by Italian newspapers. I lived in Italy for a few months and have been learning Italian on my own since 2016.
My favourite food and drink
Japanese cuisine: shabu-shabu, sushi, pork wrapped in plum and shiso, stuffed peppers, hamburgers (not ready-made), beef tongue, all dishes with oysters.
Italian food: carpaccio (more like what we eat in Japan), all kinds of spaghetti dishes, bistecca fiorentina (the famous Florentine steak), all kinds of cheese.
Alcohol: Lemon sour, plum wine, limoncello, wine.
What I love.
Poste Italiane (the Italian post office), SDA (the courier company, a subsidiary of Poste Italiane), PosteMobile (the mobile phone company, a subsidiary of Poste Italiane), postal hobbies such as visiting post offices in Italy, international correspondence (including Poste Italiane postmarks). Poste Italiane postmarks, etc., and to learn new languages).
Here is a quote from the Japanese version of Wikipedia
Postal hobbies (yubin shumi) is a general term for hobbies involving the postal service and post offices. It is abbreviated as yushū. Stamp collecting is a typical example, but any matter related to the Japan Post Group or overseas postal entities can be considered a hobby.
Postal hobbyists are called yushu-ka (postal enthusiasts).
Stamps can be purchased at the post office as new stamps are issued, in stamp shops, at postal events, at internet auctions and by mail order. Stamp collecting is also about saving stamps from the mail that arrives at home.
Collecting ranges from commemorative stamps to unused and used stamps, from Japan to stamps from all over the world.
Special stamps issued in Japan after the war were widely collected for speculation and profit, but nowadays the market has fallen and few can be sold for more than face value.
If the stamps do not fetch a premium, the most advantageous way of disposing of them is to affix them to postage or Yu-Pack. On the other hand, this is a good environment in which to start a stamp collection.
In addition, Poste Italiane (the postal company of the Italian Republic) sells stamps under the name filatelia (postal hobby).
This is the hobby of collecting postmarks used by postal services around the world. The most popular postmarks are commemorative stamps, landscape stamps, special stamps for new stamp issues, pigeon stamps with pictures, and small stamps used for events.
Many people also collect postmarks to commemorate dates and the beginning of a new year.
Postmarks can be stamped at the post office, or, under certain conditions, on postcards or stamps (usually mounted), which can be taken home. In this case, the stamped postcard or stamp cannot be used for postal purposes.
In some cases, postmarks (money orders) are collected not only for mail, but also for fixed-sum money orders.
It is possible to collect postmarks at home (yuborai), but some people actually visit post offices around Japan to collect postmarks. In this case, it is also called post office tour.
Collecting postcards and postal goods
Echo postcard collecting
Collecting goods – Postal goods available at post offices, such as POSTA COLLECT’s “Local Form Cards”, have become popular.
In combination with the above postmark collection, this may take on a character similar to a stamp rally.
Post office tour
Postbox tour (round postboxes, shaped postboxes, etc.)
Tour of former post offices (visiting former post office sites)
Travel savings – often part of a travel hobby, often combined with being a railway enthusiast.
For details, see Station Stamps.
Postal savings rally derived from travel savings.
A similar savings hobby is derived from some financial institutions other than postal savings (Japan Post Bank).
Exchange of postal items through correspondence.
What and who I admire
Minimalist, simple way of life, nihilist, pessimist, life surrounded by books, strong belief in God in Christianity.
Last but not least, it is enough for me to say that I love Poste Italiane from the bottom of my heart.