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Japan vs. Western Civilization in Movies and Books

There is probably a large volume of works related to clash between Western culture and Japanese society. If you read Kotaku for example, you will see articles almost weekly about ways in which Japan is “different”. Stupeur et tremblements Book: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_and_Trembling_%28novel%29 Movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0318725/ Lost in translation (Sofia Copolla’s movie) Iertati-ma ca nu sunt japonez (“Forgive …

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How To Get All The Storage Disk Space You Need

Hello all, So it’s 1999 (party like is 1999! – Gears of War 2 achievement forĀ  those who know what I am talking about) and your 3GB HDD is crammed with mp3s, some digital photos – I say some because you can’t afford a digital camera at the moment – and you’re thinking “I should …

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Is Your Education Weighing You Down?

A few months back I saw a movie called “Cold Souls”, a rather bleak exploration of the midlife crisis of a creator – a writer in this case. In the movie, a company in New York was offering “soul storage. Their catch phrase was “is your soul weighing you down?”. There’s a real website for …

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Nothing To See Here, Move Along!

I am partial to the band All American Rejects. The first song played this band that I ever heard was “Dirty Little Secret”. Move Along Dirty Little Secret – Love it! Gives You Hell It Ends Tonight – Saddish… P.S. Working to improve my Gomoku and fighting through FF XIII. Damn, life is hard :).

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Reverse Surprise Party

I just had a thought… How about a surprise party where those surprised are the guests? I mean, you organize it and then invite friends over, one by one, making sure they will keep it a secret and then surprise them! I call it a “reverse surprise party”. And I can use a poll: [poll …

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The Departed

We keep in our minds many people who, in different ways, have left our lives either through the front door, maybe storming out, or silently, they just slipped away. They have left us willingly or we have forced them out. Some have left us unwillingly, by dying. This is the hard truth. We are not …

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Thank You, J.K. Rowling

I came across a wonderful speech by J.K. Rowling today. I cannot help admiring her. According to the Forbes magazine she is the only person to become a billionaire in dollars from writing books. We need more people like her (and not because she’s rich and stuff). What can I say, I am impressed. J.K. …

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