I like history. I like it now, but I didn’t always enjoy learning about it in school. But even then, I liked history. I guess I just didn’t like having to write essays about it. But what we learned was quite interesting. I remember learning about the Aztecs in grade six. I remember learning about Russian history in junior high school. I remember European history and studying about the World Wars. It was all fascinating.
I like looking at the history of countries, how things have changed over the centuries. Even now, looking at current events, I think about how this will be history. And what happens now shapes our future, just as our past shaped what the world is like now.
When I think about history, I often wonder about what my favourite time in history is. I think I’ve mostly been interested in ancient Greece and Rome. But I also like Japanese history. What is your favourite period of history?
Get ready for a lot of posts about Japan over the next couple of weeks. My sister arrives here tomorrow, and we’ll be visiting a lot of places around Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura, and Fujisawa.
Usually, I’d take a lot of photos, but I think I’m going to focus on video this time. I find that when I take video, I’m better able to make something worth looking at, while the photos tend to get lost on my hard drive. I will take some photos, though.
I may be taking around two or three videos every day, but with limited time, I don’t think I’ll be posting all of them every night. They take time to edit. They’ll be done over the days following my sister’s visit here, and I think it may take as long as a month. But that’s good, because you’ll have a steady supply of new videos for quite some time.
So, who’s interested in the upcoming videos? In case you missed them, here are the three videos I’ve already taken.
Enjoy the videos, and I hope you’ll keep coming back to see the new ones posted as I make them.
Any comments or questions? Please leave them in the comments below.