Today was an extremely hard day, following an almost sleepless night, which in turn followed another ‘work hard, play hard’ day, which at least followed a … Continue reading The things I do for clear files with anime
The rain season or 梅雨(tsuyu) has officially started in Japan. Which means, that: you can’t do laundry without owning a drying machine (or visiting a coin … Continue reading In between the rain showers
April is the month of new beginnings, may that be school or job. April (四月) is also the 4th month of the calendar, pronounced shi-gatsu, which … Continue reading Look up.
This is my hometown, a thriving seaside resort destination. How beautiful the vegetable gardens used to be! The landscape was much sparser and only a limited number of houses stood there. At least, the two main roads and the red-tiled rooftops remain the same. [source: FB @george.papamitros – θυρεατις γη (βορεια κυνουρια – αρκαδιας)] Continue reading State the obvious: urbanization kills gardens
Today was a cold, cold day. The coldest day in Tokyo in a period of 48 years, the news read. If you have to work in the morning, you feel the cold piercing through your skin even colder. And then … Continue reading Running late? Prove it.
Japan is the land of precaution. Anything that can possible disrupt the order of things, should be addressed beforehand. One such this is -wait for it- the flu. As soon as the flu season started, everyone began stockpiling masks, medicine, … Continue reading FLU season
I was studying Japanese kanji today, and I learnt some interesting words. 即戦力 (そくせんりょく) Noun 1. ready fire-power; battle-ready forces; immediate asset (to a team or firm); someone who can be an immediately effective player or worker *Business term, Sports term* 必殺技 (ひっさつわざ) Noun 1. killer technique; surefire assassination method 2. special or lethal move, usu. one unique to a certain fighter or fighting style *Martial arts term* Randomly, I remembered the following phrase from Epictetus, and decided that I will use it as a personal killer-move against people that annoy me from now on. “Ψυχάριον εἶ βαστάζον νεκρόν, ὡς … Continue reading Killer moves