Saturday, April 22, 2017

Bookshelf Part 4

 
Another bookshelf presented. As always, I don't include academic books because even though they can be fun, they are sometimes regional and no use telling about them.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Throwback Thursday Part 28


Today's Throwback Thursday takes us to the year 1611. Macbeth was performed for the first time. Therefore, songs about greed, err... something and marching forests.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Throwback Thursday Part 27


Today's Throwback Thursday is to the year 1970 when Apollo 13 announced: "Houston we've got a problem!" This is why today - songs from the year 1970.
This is also a special year for me.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Sending the demons away during Sōjinsai




A short article translated about the festival called Sōjinsai in Saitama prefecture. The main aim of the event is to banish the evil deities causing plagues and illness.
It's always held on the second Sunday of April.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Throwback Thursday Part 26



1320: The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath. Therefore today is Tartan Day. And today's Throwback Thursday is to Scotland.


Saturday, April 01, 2017

[Review] The Last Kingdom Season 1


The Danes don't like Saxons. The Saxons don't like Danes. The Danes like the lands of the Saxons.
The end.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Throwback Thursday Part 25


Today's Throwback Thursday takes us to the March 30th, 1891, when British Steamer "Utopia" sank off Gibraltar killing 574.
Because that's what utopias usually do. 
The antithesis of utopia, in the common understanding, is dystopia. I'd argue that the latter is rather a mirror image, distorted whenever possible, but it's not the complete opposite. It's probably almost the same ontic entity but with one tiny molecule of some quality more. It's not another quality. It's like chocolate. One may dream a world of chocolate to live in. But after some time within a world like this, having nothing more to eat or drink, not seeing anything else but chocolate flowers, one might shoot themselves between the eyes.