There’s an idiom in Japanese that I like: 「十人十色」（juunin-toiro), literally “ten people, ten colors”. It means everyone has his or her own way of thinking or doing something. Similar to the English idiom, “To each his own”, or “Different strokes for different folks”.
This infographic made me think of the idiom. The interactive version (click to see it) will show you exactly what these famous creative people did during their work and play time:
How many of the people on this list do you know?
Choose someone on the list that you do know and find out something about them that you didn’t know.
Then, choose someone on the list you’ve never heard of and find out a little background information about that person.
I suppose all my students know who Haruki Murakami is. He missed out on the Nobel Prize again in 2014. Maybe 2015 will be his year.
Here are a few articles to find out more about him:
“20 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Haruki Murakami” (from Shortlist)
“30 Pieces of Wisdom from Haruki Murakami Books” (from Shortlist)
Here’s a good one:
“Life’s no piece of cake, mind you, but the recipe’s [your] own to fool with.” (from Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World)