About Me

Thank you for visiting my blog, Tsurezure Naru Mamani.

“Tsurezure naru mamani…” is the first line of a collection of Japanese classical essays named Tsurezure-gusa written by a historical monk, Yoshida Kenko.  It literally means “as I have nothing special to do…”, followed by “write down whatever I come up with”. But I cannot be as humble as Yoshida Kenko; I am pretty busy and have a lot to do! I just want to write whatever thought which can be shared with other people, as Yoshida Kenko did.

Hiro Shibata

I was born and raised in Japan, and educated in Canada.  Here are a little more about me.

Full name: Hiroyuki Shibata

Home town: Yokohama, Japan

Present residence: Aichi, Japan

Occupation: an ordinary employee of a company

Skills: Industrial Design, Product Design, Web Design, Graphic Design, Presentation Design

Childhood dream: be a veterinarian for cats

Current dream: to be a novelist

Please also visit Education and Experience pages.

Favorite Quotations:

If you can’t be a pine at the top of the hill, be a bush in the valley.
Be the best little shrub on the side of the hill.
Be a bush if you can’t be a tree.
If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail.
If you can’t be a sun, be a star.
For it isn’t by size that you win or fail.
Be the best of whatever you are.

by Martin Luther King, Jr.