Top Japanese movies of the decade or your 2012/13 holiday survival kit

Top Japanese movies of the decade or your 2012/13 holiday survival kit

With the end of the first decade of the new millennium, Japanese English-language Metropolis magazine has put together a list of the best 10 Japanese films of the decade. And while most of them might be available with English-language variations outside of Japan, the others remain homegrown secrets – which movie experts here consider something …

When you have something to accomplish as an artist or a person, you have to trust yourself as if you were someone else. It’s selfish, it’s tough, it’s…fragile. 5 minutes of glory equals 10 hours of patience. It’s our inheritance. Don’t judge in haste or unfairly condemn the ego that is in fact a frightened child having too much responsibilities.
Attraction/Aversion, a hairy X-mas tale

Attraction/Aversion, a hairy X-mas tale

The Necklace Guy de Maupassant (Translated by eastoftheweb) She was one of those pretty and charming girls born, as though fate had blundered over her, into a family of artisans. She had no marriage portion, no expectations, no means of getting known, understood, loved, and wedded by a man of wealth and distinction; and she …

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[For me, home smelled of red chilli hanging over an old-green, painted balcony]

[For me, home smelled of red chilli hanging over an old-green, painted balcony]

China: Four arrested for spreading doomsday rumours, police warns of punishment Beijing, 15 Dec. 2012 Police in China’s Chongqing city have arrested four people for spreading doomsday rumours that the world will end on December 21 this year. Two men allegedly used a loudspeaker to proclaim the end of the world on the city’s streets …

Catch up with me! — A little Sunday talk with Indian author Himani Vashishta

Catch up with me! — A little Sunday talk with Indian author Himani Vashishta

“I’m grateful to the people who are allowing me to exist. I wake up every morning knowing that my voice is heard. I do realise  it’s a great responsibility. I have the power to change, change at least some little things, some little old dominating ways of thinking…” Check out our conversation here http://hvashishta.blogspot.nl/2012/12/a-talk-with-novelist-julie-oyang.html

To understand me, you need to have had near-death experience ;)

To understand me, you need to have had near-death experience ;)

…We live not according to reasons but according to fashion. All right, I tell you what I’m wearing today. A basic cotton shirt with a cardigan, shawl, sweater plus a great, light brown throw-over. I know, I’m over-doing the layered clothing trend and I look like a top-heavy Siberian bear ready to disappear into my den for several months to …

On Planet Betty Turandu Lei Ying, humans watch an entirely different kind of soap opera. Check out!

On Planet Betty Turandu Lei Ying, humans watch an entirely different kind of soap opera. Check out!

Doorknobs & BodyPaint online issue #68, theme Halloween & All Saints. For the science fiction section, Editor Doug Mathewson published a foxy gold story by Julie O’Yang. Click & read: http://www.iceflow.com/doorknobs/writers/JOYANG.html. Pls 2nd click  A Science of Discontent. The website works a little too foxy labyrinthine even for the foxy brilliant me. So if you walk around Planet Lei Ying …