July 25, 2016
alert, aware, events, movie, news, purge, violence
Have you watched the “The Purge” movies, yeah! I did – all the parts (The Purge 2013, The Purge: Anarchy 2014, The Purge: Election Year 2016) What is the purge all about? When I first watched the first purge, I was shocked that killing is legal, but on the time of the purges only. And why they kill each other, to lessen the population I guess? anyway, here’s the movie all about.
The Purge occurs for 12 hours, March 21-22, 7 p.m.-7 a.m., the next day, during which all crime is legal and all police, fire, and medical emergency services remain unavailable. Restrictions prohibit government officials “ranking 10” from being disturbed, as well as the use of all weapons above Class 4 (explosive devices such as grenades, rocket launchers, and bazookas). The Purge has resulted in unemployment rates plummeting to 1%, low crime, and a strong economy.
I’m not reviewing this movie, but, I think in my own opinion. The Purge is already occurring in some countries, but not to legalize the crime, but killing people nowadays i0s just like usual act. Let’s say the shooting in the United States, I don’t know what those people want and why they have to shoot people even the innocent people. (Fort Myers nightclub shooting: 2 dead, at least 14 injured)
Bombing in the Middle East, suicide bombing just recently reported in Germany. ( Suicide bomb rocks Ansbach, Germany in third violent attack in Bavaria in days ) what’s wrong with these people? Freedom? we really don’t know.(21 killed in Baghdad suicide blast, weeks after deadliest in years)
It looks like the purge has been occurring in different manners. I just feel sad, what’s happening to the world. Just always be alert or aware of our surroundings, especially if you’re in the crowded places.A friendly reminder to my followers, especially to those country party of the events.
June 28, 2016
artisy, arts, brush, calligraphy, handwritten, ink, Japan, japanese
If you following my blog, I listed that I will try something new… Japanese Calligraphy.
What is Japanese Calligraphy?
Japanese calligraphy (書道shodō) is a form of calligraphy, or artistic writing, of the Japanese language. For a long time, the most esteemed calligrapher in Japan had been Wang Xizhi, a Chinese calligrapher in the 4th century, but after the invention of Hiragana and Katakana, the Japanese unique syllabaries, the distinctive Japanese writing system developed and calligraphers produced styles intrinsic to Japan. The term shodo (書道) is likely derived from Chinese origin as it is widely used to describe the art of Chinese calligraphy during the Chinese Tang Dynastyperiod.
Is their a techniques?
Early Japanese calligraphy was originated from Chinese calligraphy and many of its principles and techniques are very similar and recognizes the same basic writing styles:
What kind of materials or tools to be used?
In modern calligraphy, a number of tools are used to make a composition.
- Most basic four tools were collectively called Four Treasures of the Study (文房四宝 Bun-bou Shi-hou).
- A brush (筆fudé)
- An inkstick (墨sumi). The best inksticks are between 50 and 100 years old.
- Mulberry paper (和紙washi)
- An inkstone (硯suzuri) to grind the inkstick against, mixed with water.
- Other tools include:
- A paper weight (文鎮bunchin) to hold the paper in place
- A cloth (下敷きshitajiki) to place under the paper (often newsprint is used as well) to prevent ink from bleeding through.
- A seal (印in). The art of engraving a seal is called “tenkoku” 篆刻. The student is encouraged to engrave his own seal. The position of the seal or the seals is based on aesthetic views. One is not allowed to put a seal on a sutra’s calligraphy.
During preparation, water is poured into the inkstone and the inkstick is ground against it, mixing the water with the dried ink to liquefy it. As this is a time-consuming process, modern-day calligraphy provides liquid ink in a bottle called Bokuju (墨汁bokujū) and is frequently used by beginners. More advanced students are encouraged to grind their own ink. Paper is usually placed on a desk, while a large paper may be placed on the floor, or even on the ground (often as a performance).
The brushes come in various shapes and sizes, and are usually made using animal hair for the bristles. Typical animal hair may come from goats, sheep, horse-hair, etc. The handle may be made from wood, bamboo, plastic or other materials.
Here’s the video I took in our class.
June 14, 2016
bar, cleaner, delicous, food, grill, housekeeping, Japan, mall, osaka, technology, umeda, vacuum, yodobashi
Last Saturday we went to the Electronic Mall (Yodobashi) and we looked the vacuum and we were contemplating if we will buy or not. We were comparing the price from amazon and Kokoro (Japanese site) if its lower than the Mall.
See the Online Price below… no difference at all and few amount only.
Anyway, maybe my hubby just hungry, so, we decided to eat first. This is our first time to eat in this restaurant.
Look the inside very cozy and unique decoration.
Oh, i can’t wait to taste their food… below the buffet.
There’s a lot of variety cheese, salad, pasta, appetizer and unlimited drinks (wine, cocktail, beer, juice, soda etc.) . We enjoyed a lot the food. Grilled Pork, Beef, Chicken, Seafood and Veggie so delicious.
So, now my hubby has decided to buy the vacuum and he justify it that our vacuum at home is old, 2nd hand only and it didn’t sucks much the dirt (as if he always using the vacuum at home)
Plus, we bought Essential Oil Diffuser which i have been longing to buy this two months ago.
This Diffuser only oil you don’t need to put water but, of course my Doterra oil is a bit expensive which usually we rub/put in our skin and drink it. But this (above) for Diffuser.
Below the video for our new vacuum.
June 5, 2016
bicycle, bike, convenient, cycling, enjoy, handy, Japan, love, osaka, seaters, toddle, transportation
Yesterday, we decided to buy bicycle (bike) for us with toddler seater at the back and also we will ask to repair the old bike of my son. But, sad to say they no longer repair it and it was rusty already, so they give us uption to trade in and just add some cost on the new and updated bicycle for boys.
As you all know, Japan bike is a necessity for the people in Japan. You won’t see any house or family that don’t owned a bicycle. For me, it will take time to learn my Japanese to drive here in japan best way is to just ride this bicycle. Btw, my bicycle is motor or let say battery operated. But, owning a bike/bicycle here in Japan you should know the dont’s and do’s or rather the rules and regulation. Here are the some of it.
- Register your bike, just in case it will be stolen even though Japanese people are honest, but still it still regulation. You can report you stolen bicycle/bike to the police and they are serious to find it. If someone did, riding or using it not registered to their names they will pay the penalty, which i don’t know yet.
- Riding tandem on a single-seater bike, while its no problem for anyone over the age of 16 to ride a bicycle fitted with a child seat (that one i have above). it’s against the law for 2 people to balance on a bike designed for 1 rider.
3. Calling, texting & other phone use, just like when driving a car is dangerous when talking on the phone as well. You have to stop at the side of the road and do whatever you want to do with your phone.
4. Holding an umbrella, you’re not in the circus to do this, well, I have seen some of the oldies doing it. Dangerous you will lose control the handle of the bike and some more when the wind blow it might out of the balance. Just wear raincoat has been just usual and common in japan when riding a bike/bicycle.
5. Wearing Earphones, oh, I’ve seen a lot of these days more on teenagers. It’s important of all time to be aware of your surroundings, anything that may prevent you from hearing an approaching car or a pedestrian about to cross your path is potentially dangerous. Anyway, just enjoy the view and nature blowing winds, leaves swaying and also in Japan they don’t horn because horning is rude for then. They really get mad when you horn someone.
6. Riding without a light at night, Usually, the standard to the bicycle are the reflector. But here in Japan, they want to have a front light attached to your bike/bicycle is forbidden; and one of the police pays attention when conducting evening spot checks. And of course, visibility at night time is a serious concern.
7. Riding side by side, just like walking side by side, cycling, traveling in parallel take up a fair amount of space preventing incoming or cyclist from passing.
8. Obstructing pedestrian, some area do not have dedicated cycle lanes. Cyclist often find themselve to share narrow pavements with pedestrian and the chances of either getting other’s way is high. In the case, where a cyclist’s path would just give way or stop to the people walking.
9. Cycling under the influence, Don’t drive when you’re drunk. Right? No need to explain this more as you all know what will happen.
I just love my new ride…and ready for the rainy season.
May 27, 2016
ampm, coco, conbini, conveniencestore, convenient, daily, familymart, hotspar, Japan, lawson, ministop
When I got first in Japan, of course everywhere this is a convenience store same in the other country but not in Japan. I got amazed, when you enter into their convenience store totally different. I was not expecting that much. Now, we have a newly opened convenience store nearby.
First, you can use toilet and it was clean. hehehe… In Japan, they call those convenience stores to “conbini”
And, The Food from Breakfast to Supper. There’s a lot of variety food, is like a mini-food court and you can eat inside as a mini canteen.
Freshly cooked food. I told you from Breakfast to Supper they served it! and it was delicious.
What good the “conbini” in Japan. You can use ATM and it has option to switch to English menu screen and compatible with the foreign cash cards.
After, you withdraw you can pay our monthly utility bills to the register.
Photocopier, usually besides the ATM or Magazine and books stand.
Postal Services as well, Have a package that you need to send but there is no post office nearby? The answer are the “conbini” stores.
The rest are just the same with the other countries convenience stores.
If you plan to visit Japan, be sure to check out a Japanese convenience store at least once during your stay. It will be an interesting experience that changes your understanding of what true convenience really is!
Disclaimer: Pictures above are not mine. But, I linked the site of the owners.
May 18, 2016
addicted, appleapps, apps, enjoyed, fashion, game
I want to share the apps I was addicted with, this apps if you are into a fashion thingy. I enjoyed it a lot, while watching TV or resting. For me, is a stress release…
Covet Fashion in Apple store ( i don’t know if this available in Android)
This is the front page (above)
Home, swipe to left see all the fashion style the player dress it in the theme.
At the right corner (facing to the monitor) you can see $, ticket and diamond.
$ and Diamond for buying clothes, jewelry, shoes etc.
Ticket to join the challenges the limited time and jet set. (See below picture)
You need to vote to earn ticket and joining the challenges you can earn $ and diamond.
When joining the challenges you will see below picture the requirements to wear and the ticket to be needed and reward.
Here’s my profile above. I hope you can join me playing this apps.
Btw, you can also buy it online the clothes in the apps it will direct you to their sites.
disclaimer: I’m not paid to ads this apps, I just enjoying playing or using it. And also makes me easy to choose clothes to wear, hehehehe.