“Plants which bridge two seasons” is another name given in my mother tongue to wisteria, because they usually bloom when season turns from spring to summer… which usually falls around this time of the year in my homeland. My people seem to be very fond of wisteria, because they resemble traditional wear with sleeves… Continue reading Sending purple posy in a gale of laughter!
Here are some simple mathematic problems: one-fifth of three-and-a-half billion items, one-quarter of total distance equaling half a billion kilometres (a third of a billion miles), ninety thousand extra personnel working eight-hour shifts. What are these numbers? They all describe the current problems my homeland is facing regarding the re-delivery of parcels by courier… Continue reading The real problem of the virtual world
I have a joke I love to tell. But I always ruin it, because I cannot help laughing before I tell the punch line! But maybe in text, I can tell it well… so here it goes. There was an old man who loved eating sticky rice balls. He loved them so much, he… Continue reading Laughing before the punch line
Have you ever seen someone do something so outrageous, you wondered if they had any common sense? Maybe when you see someone dressed in unconventional outfits at conventional occasions. Maybe when you see someone speak out irregularly at forums in which speeches are regulated for facilitation purposes. Or maybe when you see someone do… Continue reading What would have been posted on April 14, 2017: Looking for some common sense
I have repeatedly mentioned my dislike for my people’s tendency towards ambiguity and uneasiness for the lack of clarity in accountability it entails. I do not think it is a bad thing to try to reflect as many opinions as possible when making decisions for the mass, but I strongly disapprove the way they resort… Continue reading Participating parties or pawns of politics?
These days, I usually read the news on the Internet. I do so because the news are newer (though, these days, you need to watch out for fake news), and I can access news from all over the world and read them in their original languages. I like to get them as “hot” as possible,… Continue reading What would have been posted on April 13, 2017: (C)old news re-heated afresh
A while back, I scribbled about the interconnectedness of language and thought. I said that I accept the notion that they influence one another – sometimes we think to speak, and sometimes we speak to think. But there is one thing I cannot, and will not, accept, and that is speaking without thinking. In… Continue reading The slip-n’-slide that’s not so hip