Her name is Diotima of Mantinea. Who? Diotima of Mantinea is a female philosopher and seer from ancient Greece. She plays an important role in Plato’s Symposium and her ideas are the original concept of Platonic love. There are no other historical records of the seer except for Plato’s metaphysical hocus-pocus, it is uncertain whether she was real or a […]

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CLICK ON IMAGE & DOWNLOAD MY NOVEL BUTTERFLY NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE! PEEL SLOWLY & DISCOVER!*********************** (The original  butterfly tattoo was created by the British artist Damien Hirst, tattooed to the crotch of Shauna Taylor, a 23-year-old model who wants to give birth through a piece of art. The image was the debut cover of Dasha Zhukova’s provocative art […]

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I intended to have my novel uploaded on 22 December 2011 at 9 am sharp Amsterdam time. Why this particular date?  In 1858, Giacomo Puccini, the Italian composer was born on this day, who would later create Cho Cho, the most famous and famously tragic butterfly who “is like a porcelain doll and sets them on […]

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(Source: De Pers, original article in Dutch) What is going to happen after the death of Kim Jong-il? Korea expert Remco Breuker from the University of Leiden answers four questions. Q What does the death of the “Great Leader” mean for the ordinary North Koreans? A They fear that prices are going up even more. […]

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