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Category Archives: Literature
As mentioned in my last post, I’ve been reading an interesting Japanese manga about the life of Prince Shotoku, a famous semi-legendary figure in early Japanese history. Although the language is difficult (the dialogue uses ancient Japanese, not modern Japanese), … Continue reading
Recently, while reading reading the Gossamer Years, I found the book contained a thorough explanation of the notion of “taboo” and “purification” in the Heian Court in Japan. I wanted to share this with others. Aristocrats and the Heian Court … Continue reading
As readers know, I’ve been looking for a new Buddhist temple for a while now, but so far, I haven’t really found what I was looking for. Some of my experiences recently with Buddhist groups remind me of a quotation … Continue reading
Once again, I am trying to quit coffee, especially espresso drinks. There are two reasons for this: Espresso drinks cost a lot of money. Making coffee at home is still somewhat expensive because of beans, creamer, filters, etc. Health reasons. … Continue reading
Nothing says “holiday cheer” like a battle in space. Merry Christmas, Everyone! P.S. Speaking of Science-fiction and religion, please enjoy the Agnostic’s Prayer from Roger Zelazny’s Creatures of Light and Darkness.
I own an original Playstation 1 (or PSX) game console and often play classic games, especially from the Final Fantasy series. Lately, I’ve been playing Final Fantasy 9, which is the last game designed for the PSX. It is quite … Continue reading
As readers might recall, I am a big fan of the Halo series of games. I only own the original Halo game, but I do listen to the music often, and sometimes watch walk-throughs of the later games on Youtube. … Continue reading
Hi Everyone, As some of you may have noticed from Twitter, I am staying in the lovely city of Phoenix in Arizona for a business trip. As mentioned previously, I have transferred to a new position in the BOITC (Big … Continue reading
Hi all, Fall is one of my favorite times of year because of Halloween and Thanksgiving in the US. With Halloween approaching, I’ve been reading Roger Zelazny’s A Night in the Lonesome October, one chapter a night. And also I … Continue reading