Sunday, June 06, 2010

Qualia Journal celebrates one year of continuous entries.

I started writing this blog on 29th October, 2004.

There were 11 entries in the year 2004, 44 in 2005, 29 in 2006, 68 in 2007, 11 in 2008.

The statistics indicate that my entry into the journal was rather random and sparse for the first 5 years.
Then, on 6th June 2009, I made a resolution.

I thought that I would keep the diary continuously, without any breaks, from that day.

Today, The Qualia Journal celebrates one year of continuous entry. Some of the entries have been short, some of them fairly extensive, some written in my native town of Tokyo, some abroad, most of them typed down in the morning (local time), some on the airplane, but here, it seems that I have successfully kept my resolution.


My deep felt thanks for all readers of this humble blog. In particular, I am grateful for those who have left a comment on my entry. Some of them have had the generosity to come back repeatedly to my blog, and left several comments. I enjoy reading the comments, and have learned a lot from them.

So here I make yet another resolution, to keep The Qualia Journal every day indefinitely. May your days be happy, and let us hope that this tiny celebration of the emerging global culture might be sustained in the years to come.


mari said...

Congratulations and thanks a lot! Your journal has been not just fun but encouraged my English learning so much. Hope it lasts long.

logatex said...

Congratulations, and thanks for all your work.

Regine Herdeg said...

Reading your daily blog entry for me became a ritual like reading newspaper (which I don't if there is no time, but always reading Qualia Journal!).
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and contemplations with your readers!

ichi said...

I realy enjoy your blog.
I am just a mother who is bringing up my kids,is earning bare living and lives my own small world.
You always give me some suggestions and hints.
Congratulations on your continuous entries.

(ma)gog said...

Dear Mogi sensei,

Congratulations on the one year anniversary of your English blog!

And like other readers, I am truly grateful to you for your effort.

Since I have sometimes been posting comments here, your blog has now become like my own diary. (I hope you don't mind it.)

A fews days ago you said that you would wish to get connected to people from as different background as possible, but as for me, I feel I have alway been seeking people who I could share the same sence of value with, and it is not always that easy to come to get to know a person like that. So I am happy to have found you!

I know this is my selfish one way understanding of you, but I will try to post comments which "might" be able to inspire you or other readers, ohterwise please excuse me for expressing my own thoughts and chattering from time to time.

Yuzu said...

How powerful and sensitive journal for everyday.
I've been so impressed with your will.
Thank you very much.
I will celebrate every journal at everyday.

Tak said...

Dear Dr.Mogi-sensei,


I really know writng high-quality journal like yours everyday is very hard task.

But please take care of yourself.

Readers of your blog would like you to take a rest when you catch a cold (for example).

r_yuzurin said...

Congratulations and thank you very much for your all entries! I've been enjoying your entry since 2008 and always find out something new.
I wish you the best of luck with everything.

michi said...

Thanks a lot, Dr.Mogi.
I'm very happy to read your journal.

jen said...

Dear Dr.Mogi

I feel thankful for your blog.
I really enjoy the intelligence and inspiration from yours.
Making my day brand new and update.
Feel like my heart being polished day by day.
Wishing you great exploration.

yuko said...

Congratulations, Mogi-san!

I really appreciate your journals giving us a spice of life. Sometimes it tastes a little bitter, and sometimes it does wonderful and beautiful.

I hope like other readers that you enjoy to write this journal for years!

砂山鉄夫(Tetsu Sunayama) said...


This Qualia Journal makes me think about a lot of things and a lot of perspective, and reminds me of a lot of memories...

Thank you very much.

Junko said...

I am always looking forward to reading "the qualia journal" because of your vivid expressions.

I am absorbing so many things from your blog.Thank you very much.
Don't quite.

Greg said...

Dear Dr. Mogi,
Congratulations on this milestone. Thank-you for the many thoughtful postings that you have shared with the global community. I look forward to following your thoughts, travels, and reflections.

Wander14 said...

You made it!
it's my turn(!?)
I will!

kanata said...

I always read this blog in the train from my cram school.
I am still being afflicted by its profoundness, but maybe my English skills are continuing to improve, because I am reading your blog ever more pleasurably. I think it's like your experience during your high school days, written in your books.

Thanks to my iphone and google RSS reader application, I have never failed to read through your journal recently.
So, I will continue to read it, and hope for new entries for many years to come.
murisinaide kudasaine!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I have not read all your posts but am curious how you are coming along with your other goal: "My mission is to solve the so-called mind-brain problem. I would like to understand how our consciousness full of qualia arise from the billions of firing neurons in the brain."

Petrusa de Koker said...

Congratulations! ...and thank you for keeping this up. And thank you for always sharing your experiences and thoughts. I hope there are many more blog-entries to come.
(I hope you don't catch a cold.)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! one year has passed from your "Cloud of regret" "Immediacy hypothesis" and "Anne and Katherine".

These bring back memories.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Mogi:

Like Ms/Mr. Anonymous, I am awaiting to hear about a solution of so-called mind-brain problem from you very much.
I have been working on my study and have often thought about translation. Interestingly (or naturally), some English terms have no Japanese and vice versa. I really want to depict the word “caring” in Japanese but we have no such concept which can be expressed by just one word, right? I think the meaning of “caring” includes somehow a mind-brain issue .. (Am I incorrect?)
Also I need to translate the word “amae” into English but the English peoples have no such concept Dr. Doi states. This Japanese term “amae” includes mind-brain issue as well .. ?