ONE paragraph CONNETED WITH HOBBIES
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When I write about my hobbies, many people may think I am kind of weird. To be honest, I used to love getting together with my friends, sitting in a café, and enjoying parties, but I do not now. I figured out that it was a complete waste of time to participate in these activities, and they did not bring my life any benefits. In recent years, I have spent more time on reading books, which is really changing my life. Actually, I am following the minimalist lifestyle of Japanese people, which makes my life simple and less troublesome. Furthermore, I started cooking, and it has been the best way for me to relieve stress. By understanding recipes, I discover new culinary cultures, which is a real value that cooking can bring to each of us.