Thursday, November 22, 2007

Leisure Activities: What do you like to do?

Leisure or recreational activities outside of work and school can give people opportunities to relax and get rid of stress from the day, but I think that what people do is often determined by individual preference, culture, and even geographic location. Personally, I really enjoy hiking, as seen on my Website, Hiking in Utah (www.hikinginutah.com). Hiking in the mountains not only gives me chances to exercise, but it allows me to see nature and get away from the cares of the day. There is nothing like standing on a high mountain peak and enjoying the solitude. So, how about you? What do you like to do in your free time?

Randall

49 comments:

minh said...

According to me,having many leisure activities do need for human life!It's really good for people to relax after busy days!Pesonally, I like suffuring the Internet and sometime go out with friends!In my country, Vietnam, people begin working at 7 A.M and finish at 5 P.M so their relax time is always after 8-9 P.M.
And on holidays such as Indepedence day, Labor Day, so on, everyone comes to amusenment park, water park, maybe go to countryside and a litle like spend the period for their own family!
Well,that leisure activities in my country!And, how about you?Tell me and everyone!

Anonymous said...

As a housewife with two children, I spend most of the time with them, helping the son in primary six revising schoolwork, playing with the 4-year-old daughter when she comes back after school. My leisure activities are confined by their daily schedules. We sometimes go shopping which is one of the common practice for Hong Kongers in holidays. Since summer is terribly hot and humid, we usually stay indoor, visiting air-conditioned museums, going to public libraries, seeing movies, etc. Autumn and winter are my favourite seasons as we can enjoy outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking, in a comfortable weather. Personally, I like reading. I used to be a working mother and hardly able to have time reading. After quitting the job, I can enjoy it now when my two kids are all at school.
How about my husband? He is a police and he like jogging very much. He has a habit of jogging for every two days. I think it is a very great hobby, but I am too lazy. In order to keep in shape, I sometimes do gym in the club house. Doing gym is very common in Hong Kong because there is not much ideal areas for sport and the concerns about healthy and fitness has been increasing in recent years.
In Hong Kong, the pace of life is very fast. Everyone is crazy about earning a living, working from day to night. They would be willing to paid much for enjoyment. However, entertainment facilities are too urbanized. Most of Hong Kongers seldom spend their leisure time in countryside. Instead, they would grab every chance in getting out from the city, and travel around.
That is the reason of the prosperity of tourism in Hong Kong.

Anonymous said...

I think that have free time is a good way to relax yourself. but with the study it is'nt easy to find any free time.
anyway I think that your passion is special and when I read your article you made me love the mountain! so I said "wow.. I have to try to go for walks in mountain!" bye..

Anonymous said...

I like the mountains because I feel free. The sky is joined to the trees the birds sing beautiful songs that break the silence, a magic silence that allows me to think clearly in my life. The mountains are a paradise in the earth.

Anonymous said...

My leisure activities are the following:
1. Playing computer games.2.Playing basketball
etc.

Anonymous said...

well, i think that do what you like in your free time is awesome! and is more awsome to do excersice, i love doing exercise and be with my friends go to the cinema, or just hang up with them and laugh about crazy things and talk with them. it is important to lofe be outside some days and share with people.

Bruno said...

I enjoy listening to music. I'm a music lover and have very eclectic taste in music. At the age of 13, I got my first acoustic guitar and started studying music. Today I'm 29 and music still means a big deal to me. It helps me relax and also gives me enough strength to
face life as it is.

Anonymous said...

I live in an island and in the week end I have so many activities I can do. I go to the beach with my friends and often I go to the cinema. I visit some museums, I eat in differents typicals restaurants...

Anonymous said...

I live in a beautiful caribbean island and I have differents activities the Week end. I go to beach with my friends and after we visit museums and towns of my coun try. Sometimes we choose a typical restaurant to eat. We go to the cinema to see a good film and stay in a place near the sea to discuss. When it rains, we stay at home to listen music and watch DVD.

STUDENTS! said...

Hello!
We are junior high school students in Japan.
We love listening to music and watching TV especially music programs. Net surfing is also fun!!

And on weekends we often go shopping with our friends!!!

Monash_Killer said...

I'm an international student.To go out and have a party with friends is great for me.Friends are an very important part of my life.In addition,if we had studied hard before,the exam in following day would be no problem.So,if i were she,absolutely i would go,especially on a friend's birthday.

cuxin said...

Hello!
I come from Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam. In my stunning country, I and my friend often go to countryside in our leisure time. There are a lots active activities such as playing kite, bathing in a river, climbing trees to take fruits, playing Vietnamese games,etc. Welcome to Vietnam.
For more detail information, please contact with my e-mail address: dothework@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I think you are right.Different people have different leisure activities. As for me , I like music, movies and playing basketball.When I am tired, I would like to listen to some Jazz or watch some movies.These activities can make me comfortable and relax.And I like this kind of feeling.I also play basketball when I am free because it is good for health. I also can make friends when I play basketball.It is wonderful experiences.

Haitham said...

as a student,I think it's good to have some leisure activities to avoid stress & to relax specially after hard work.according to me, I llike to spend my time using internet, playing football,going to parks & having some barbeque>

Anonymous said...

In my free time I like to watch television and read books and go for a little walk and jog.

Yo said...

I am on duty for national defense.
In korea, All men have to serve military duty or public benefit for about 2 years.
I also serve public benefit. So, when I have a free time, I tried to study english language.
I wanna watch a movie without korean script in two years.
nowadays, If I watch a movie with a script, I can listen a little coversation.
But if I watch a movie without a script, I can listen only a few vocabulary. T_T
So I have to more study. Fighting!

Anonymous said...

!HELO!
I like play soccer and videogames.
I like wach T.V.
And I like eat, and sleep.

***Ruby*** said...

Before School I like to take a bath.

After School I like to go to my friends house.

I love to listen to music.

fabi said...

After school I like to go with my friends to the park and play soccer and then I go to my house and play videogames and then I take a shower and listen to music and then I go to sleep.

Sometines I like to go with my friends to eat at pizza hut.

sergio said...

When I no have nothing to do I like to play soccer with my friends and go to the library to use the computer. I like to play xbox in my house and then I help my mom to clean the house or I do my homework.

stewy said...

After school I like to play dodgeball. I like to ride my bike at work. I like to eat pizza hut with my friends and my girl friend and then i go to sleep tedy bear.

ALVEIRO said...

After school I listen to music, watch t.v. and clean my room.

Sergio Godinez said...

After school I like to play video games and do some of my school work. Then I like to drive my car because I like to put my volume up. Then I wash my car so it is clean for the next time.

edgar said...

I like to play dodgeball after school. I like to ride bikes after school. I like to go swimming after school.

Anonymous said...

I think it's diffuclt to talk about leisure activities because after the busy day in the work I just want to sleep but sometimes i try to do something such as watching a movie, reading a book, listening to music that's help me to relax. But In the weekend it's different, I go with my mother to shopping, I go also to library for reading some english books and meet some friends and go out.

ngoc hanh said...

hi all,
for me,I like returning my home with family when I have a free time.My homeland is so peace, not noisy and crowded.You can listen the sound of wind, birds and dropping rain.It's so great when returning home.

Anonymous said...

Everything is changing in the World. Every day people invent something interesting, useful and pleasant. Not many years ago people invented a computer. It was a very serious step in science. Computer games appeared together with a computer. Perhaps, everybody likes computer games. I like them too. I find them interesting and sometimes useful. After school, when I have enough free time I play computer games. It helps me to relax and have a rest from school. But this year I can’t play games. I must enter the University and now, I don’t have enough free time. Computer games, they are good. But sport is better. I go to the gym every second day. I train on body building machines. It not only helps me to have a rest from school, but it helps me to pump up my muscles and gives me pleasure. Besides this, I like to play football. I play in the local football team. It gives me a large quantity of emotions. Our team is very friendly and besides playing football we often walk together. We all are very good friends. In winter I like to ride a snowboard. It gives me a large quantity of adrenalin. It is an extreme sport. My friends and I build big tramlines, jump from them and do a lot of tricks. My favourite trick is to rotate 540 degrees around my axis doing a stall fish grab. I like snowboarding very much and I can not imagine my life without it. In summer, I like to ride my bicycle. My friends and I go to the mountains and ride there.
So, today we have many good and bad ways to spend free time. We can spend our free time as we will want. My main opinion is don’t use drugs and drink alcohol very much.

English Course said...

I am Earth from Thailand presently studying in India.My favourite activity is playing drums.I also enjoy eating seafood and Thaifood.On weekends,I always go to catch romantic comady movies.After that,I throw a big party for my friends. I also enjoy reading fiction.

Anonymous said...

As a student, I have to spend much time on studying, so I realy like doing many things in my leisure time. I like listening to the music, chatting, playing with my little pet. Sometime I don't have enough time to do them, so I like summer very much, because I have plenty of leisure time. And sometime I feel bored of having nothing to do, but anyway, I like staying home in my summer vacation than going to school

Paola said...

Well i am student and after to school i go home and slepp in the afternoon and maybe in the night im go out with my sisters or my friends to have dinner, maybe a party ,have a drink or just relax.

Anonymous said...

I'm from Volgograd. It,s Russia. We have hot summer and cold winter. In summer I ride a bicycle or have a swim at my leisyre. Winter sport is not popular in my city.

Anonymous said...

I'm from Catalonia, I like to go havinng some beers with my friends to talk about current topics... I usually go jogging because it's good for the health, like it's said by another student priorly.

Now I am cramming english, and I like to throw blast parties.

Gail from Milwaukee said...

In my free time I enjoy walking outdoors with my husband and my dog Ellie. We walk daily, even in the cold Wisconsin winters. Walking is a great way to relieve stress and improve our health. It's also a nice way to discover new neighborhoods, new parks, and some of the beautiful state hiking trails. Walking is a good family activity and it's free!

liza said...

Having free time is one of the best ways to take out all our situations that cause us stress. One of the best things that works for me is doing exercise and walking around my neighboorhood. This activity makes me feel better and makes me forget some problems that cause me stress. Liza

Anonymous said...

well I'm a housewife with 1 child , I spend most of my time with my son, and when I have time for relax, is in the night when he is sleeping.
I enjoy watch a movie,listen music, dance and the most important is have a time with my family.

khitam said...

If I have leisure time I go shopping or I play cards. Sometimes I talk with my family.

khitam

Silvia said...

Silvia From Mexico
In my free time I love to take long walks with my friend or with my grandkids in the park. I love to see the nature and it is good exercise.

Anonymous said...

Imran roy pakistan,leisure time is
most imported thing for every body.
for my leisure time i like to play
Snnoker,listen music,watch cartons,
and see animal at the zoo,and think what's the diffrent thing between both of us.
there is lot's of more thing i like to do,but the short time of period i can't explain these.

hamid said...

The beach is only the place were I feel very well.I go with my family or my friends or I sit by my self many time.
I like to see people fishing, walking or just relaxing on the sand under the sun.
If the regular water cleans your body ,the beach cleans your mind.

Alba said...

It is important to have leisure activities for good health. I like nature very much. When I hike in the mountains, I relax and rest.

Anonymous said...

Jamal from milwaukee..
I hunt the time to be with my family, once we got together will make desigen about the trip we going to make and what we have to do.

GLADIS said...

Gladis from mexico
In my free time I like to enjoy time with my children. We go to the pool and have picnic outside.I love these things to do together.But,myself I like to go to take zumba classes. I relax and enjoy this time by myself.

lupita said...

Lupita from Mexico, City

When I have free time, I feel relax when I enjoy my time with my grandsons. I like to go to the park or cinema. At home I like to make puzzle together, video games and make a delicious chocolate cake and watch T.V. This is my best time in my life here in the United States. Also I'm like to see a big smail in my grandsons face in the wonderful day.

thein said...

Hi!I'm Aye from Myanmar.
When I have free time,I like to take my son to walk and go to the park.We can hear the birds singing,so that is a wonterful way to relax myself.

MARIA said...

I'm from Poland. My free time is my time to relax.I like walking to the park with my dogs.Sometime I'm going to the lake.My dogs like swim and play.I look at them how play together it's fun for me.

chansouk said...

I'm chansouk. I from Laos,in my free time,on weekends me husband we are walking in the park.sometime i going out with my friends,to have dinner.I also enjoy eating seafood,drink or just relax.

Nasreen said...

I like to stay home with my children and talk with them about their problems. Nasreen

Connie said...

Connie said...
When I have time I like to drive around from town to town. The reason why I like to see new buildings and cities.

Thao Nguyen said...

several years ago, i love to watch romantic film very much. but now maybe i also watch so many films whose contents are similar that i can predict what are going to happen. and i feel bored. in addition, i like playing sports, before i had gone into University, i am a weak student, my heath is not good, so my the mark of exercise was low. but during i studying in my Universtiy, i had to get several subjects of sport, that make i recognize that i can play so well, i feel like them especially basketball and volleyball. i wish when i have free time i could play them but i don't have facilities such as ball, yard and playmates

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