What a few days. Research stuff, bootcamps and conferences.
It’s why I came to Ottawa.
But I didn’t expect to be quite SO busy.
This morning when I woke up my brain was melting. Someone spoke to me in the corridor, and I was so (mentally) tired all I could says was…
Found a good solution though.
A 7km walk down the canal to the “Craft Beer Market”.
I’m now going to have a couple of beers…
And get an early night ready to fly back to Tokyo super early tomorrow.
Which I’m looking forward to.
I’m going to be honest —
I’m not really that keen on traveling. I mean, I like to go see new places. But I get bored of sight seeing VERY quickly.
Part of the problem is the cost of the flight.
The psychology of expensive flights.
It’s expensive to travel. So I always end up feeling like I need to make the best of the trip.
Like it cost me $1000 to get here…
And I need to stay here long enough to justify the cost.
Which is stupid.
Because it’s ALWAYS about quality.
Two quality days are much better than 10 shitty days.
Well, this time I didn’t have much choice. I had to be here 6 days for research stuff. Probably didn’t need three days before I got here though.
One would have done.
This is of course the same when it comes to learning English.
Always think quality, not quantity.
There are TONS of really, really crap English lessons out there that you can get for cheap or even free.
But like the computer-science adage —
Garbage in, garbage out.
Need something that isn’t garbage?
P.S. My research PROVES “garbage in, garbage out” is true for English learners.
I can’t tell you the details yet…
But you should be really, really careful about the materials you study.
More on that soon.