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Worrying won't change the future

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In February of last year, I attended a driving on ice event organized by Audi in Muonio, Finland. That was a spectacular experience for me since I'm always striving to control cars better. There were 9 other Japanese attendees at the event, and we got to know each other quite well over the four-day course. The car I drove had Audi's Quattro four-wheel drive (4WD) system.

In February of this year, I went to Megami Lake in Japan since two of my Japanese friends whom I met in Finland, were also attending an event in which we would drive on the frozen lake in our own cars. I woke up early in the morning and drove up to the lake. There was some snow on the roads, but my studless tires were holding up quite well. This was my first experience driving with a front-engine-rear-drive (FR) car on the ice.

The behavior between 4WD and FR cars was quite different; it requires different skills to control each car on ice. I went to Megami Lake to experience the difference in preparation for BMW's ice driving experience in Sweden that takes place in the second week of March this year. The BMW cars that we will use in the course are FR. This time, I am expecting no other Japanese attendees, but that's okay.

The only concern is that winter this year seems to have been quite mild in Scandinavia. The two of the Japanese friends whom I met in Finland had also gone to Sweden to attend Audi's Ice Experience three weeks ago, and they said that unfortunately the event got cancelled the day before. They ended up wandering around Copenhagen drinking beer for almost a week.

This coming Sunday, my flight will get me to Munich, Germany, and I plan to stay overnight and get onto a chartered plane to fly up to Arjeplog, Sweden, where the BMW ice experience will be held. I hope they won't cancel the event next week, but whatever happens, I will be in Europe for a week. If it is cancelled, I might need to search for and visit some friends in Europe and drink beer; I am not a big fan of sightseeing and being alone. Well, worrying about the future is pointless, so I will simply accept my destiny. No matter how much you worry about something, it won't change the future.

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