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rational & irrational inquiry

Would You Date Your Oshimen?

A little while ago, someone on an AKB48 forum I frequent related how he had been asked by a friend out of the blue as to whom would he would want as a girlfriend from AKB48. The fan’s first reaction had been, “Akicha!” (Takajo Aki, Team A).

No sooner were the words out of his mouth, he reacted with astonishment because his oshimen was not Aki .

Flummoxed by his own reaction, the poster’s question was; how many other people would also choose someone other than their oshimen?

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Twelve Resolutions for 2012

Normally my resolution would be not to have a resolution, but I think it’s time for a little challenge to myself this year.

12 Resolutions for 2012

1. Blog at least once a month; minimum twelve posts a year.

2. Write up 2012 Postcards/New Year Cards/Christmas cards to friends.

3. Secret.

4. Work on a third language.

5. 50 books for 2012.

6. Mediate once every two weeks.

7. Do something creative (draw/write/take pictures) once a week.

8. Exercise once every two weeks.

9.  Start practicing driving again.

10. Master a song on the guitar.

11. Work on a plan of action to go stay in the country I really love for six months to a year by 2013.

12. Complete three things on my 43 Things.

(Edited for realistic goal-keeping)

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First Writes With A Pen

My first pen was a gift from a friend in 90s.

I fell in lust with this beautiful dark emerald green of a roller ball, and while I never knew the make or model of it,  I just knew that this was Special and I would write Great Things with it. I would weigh my pretty in my hands, taking pride in the glean of  its fake-gold tinted clasp and just feeling like a Writer.

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Do I Live In The Future Or The Past?

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ” A.Toffler, futurist.

Last week, while waiting for friends at a cafe, I was half-way through Nick Bilton’s I Live In The Future & Here’s How It Works, when I looked up to see a bespectacled man at an opposing table, staring intently at his iPad.

The irony made me chortle a little; here I was (in Bilton’s description) a Digital Immigrant, perusing a paper and glue bound library book about embracing the digital era while my neighbour was fixated on the latest model of a modern tablet.

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Rough Sketch 1- Food Theme

one of my first rough sketches from what the 姐妹s talked about last night:

not exactly the prettiest but...

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Indirections

“Everything in the universe goes by indirection. There are no straight lines.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803 – 1882)

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Technology Gives, Technology Takes

I’ve spent the last two hours wondering why gibberish characters were showing up on an English webpage both in Firefox and Internet Explorer. With my limited IT skills, I have turned to the assistance of other expert opinions and suggestions- using the Help button. I see a possible solution on the forum and attempt to find the evil fonts that were subverting my ability to read the second page of a interview that had sparked off the entire escapade.

It didn’t work.

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