Cleopatra

 

Cleopatra

 


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Kato, how come you bring up Cleopatra?


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I happened to view the movie the other day.

 


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Cleopatra (1934 film)


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Cleopatra is a 1934 American epic film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

A retelling of the story of Cleopatra VII of Egypt, the screenplay was written by Waldemar Young and Vincent Lawrence and was based on Bartlett Cormack’s adaptation of historical material.

Claudette Colbert stars as Cleopatra, Warren William as Julius Caesar, and Henry Wilcoxon as Mark Antony.

Nominated for five Academy Awards, Cleopatra was the first DeMille film to receive a nomination for Best Picture.

Victor Milner won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

 

PLOT

In 48 BC, Cleopatra vies with her brother Ptolemy for control of Egypt.
Pothinos (Leonard Mudie) kidnaps her and Apollodorus (Irving Pichel) and strands them in the desert.
When Pothinos informs Julius Caesar that the queen has fled the country, Caesar is ready to sign an agreement with Ptolemy when Apollodorus appears, bearing a gift carpet for the Roman. When Apollodorus unrolls it, Cleopatra emerges, much to Pothinos’ surprise. He tries to deny who she is. However, Caesar sees through the deception and Cleopatra soon beguiles Caesar with the prospect of the riches of not only Egypt, but also India. Later, when they are seemingly alone, she spots a sandal peeking out from underneath a curtain and thrusts a spear into the hidden Pothinos, foiling his assassination attempt. Caesar makes Cleopatra the sole ruler of Egypt, and begins an affair with her.

Caesar eventually returns to Rome with Cleopatra to the cheers of the masses, but Roman unease is directed at Cleopatra.
Cassius (Ian Maclaren), Casca (Edwin Maxwell), Brutus (Arthur Hohl) and other powerful Romans become disgruntled, rightly suspecting that he intends to abolish the Roman Republic and make himself emperor, with Cleopatra as his empress (after divorcing Calpurnia, played by Gertrude Michael).
Ignoring the forebodings of Calpurnia, Cleopatra, and a soothsayer (Harry Beresford) who warns him about the Ides of March, Caesar goes to announce his intentions to the Senate.
Before he can do so, he is assassinated.

Cleopatra is heartbroken at the news.
At first, she wants to go to him, but Apollodorus tells her that Caesar did not love her, only her power and wealth, and that Egypt needs her.
They return home.

Bitter rivals Marc Antony and Octavian (Ian Keith) are named co-rulers of Rome.
Antony, disdainful of women, invites Cleopatra to meet with him in Tarsus, intending to bring her back to Rome as a captive.
Enobarbus (C. Aubrey Smith), his close friend, warns Antony against meeting Cleopatra, but he goes anyway.
She entices him to her barge and throws a party with many exotic animals and beautiful dancers, and soon seduces him.
Together, they sail to Egypt.

King Herod (Joseph Schildkraut), who has secretly allied himself with Octavian, visits the lovers.
He informs Cleopatra privately that Rome and Octavian can be appeased if Antony were to be poisoned.
Herod also tells Antony the same thing, with the roles reversed.
Antony laughs off his suggestion, but a reluctant Cleopatra, reminded of her duty to Egypt by Apollodorus, tests a poison on a condemned murderer (Edgar Dearing) to see how it works.
Before Antony can drink the fatal wine, however, they receive news that Octavian has declared war.

Antony orders his generals and legions to gather, but Enobarbus informs him that they have all deserted out of loyalty to Rome.
Enobarbus tells his comrade that he can wrest control of Rome away from Octavian by having Cleopatra killed, but Antony refuses to consider it.
Enobarbus bids Antony goodbye, as he will not fight for an Egyptian queen against Rome.
A short montage sequence shows the fighting between the forces of Antony and Octavian, ending in the naval Battle of Actium.

Antony fights on with the Egyptian army, and is defeated.
Octavian and his soldiers surround and besiege Antony and Cleopatra.
Antony is mocked when he offers to fight them one by one.
Without his knowledge, Cleopatra opens the gate and offers to cede Egypt in return for Antony’s life in exile, but Octavian turns her down.

Meanwhile, Antony believes that she has deserted him for his rival and stabs himself.
When Cleopatra returns, she is heartbroken to find him dying.
They reconcile before he perishes.

Then, with the gates breached, Cleopatra kills herself with a poisonous snake and is found sitting on her throne, dead.

 


SOURCE: “Cleopatra (1934 film)”
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So, Kato, you’re a Cleopatra fan, huh?

Yes, I am.  Diane, have you seen this movie?

No, not this one, but I watched the 1963 version:

 


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How did you like it?

Fabulous and spectacular!  I love it.  How about you, Kato?

I viwed both versions… The 1934 version seems better simply because I like Claudette Colbert more than Elizabeth Taylor.

So, is that the reson you bring up the 1934 version?

Yes, but there’s another reason.

Tell me, Kato.

Last night, Cleopatra showed up in my dream… That’s the main reason I’ve decide to write this article.

You gotta be kidding!

Nope, I’m quite serious.

Then tell me about your dream.

It goes like this:


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Kato, you forget something quite important.

Hmm…? Do I? What is that?

So, I’ve come out this way. I can’t go home until I tell you my story.

Where are you going back?

Of course, I’ll go back up the heaven.

Do you wanna make me believe it?

Well… they say, if you believe it, you’ll be saved.

I’ve already been saved, so I don’t have to believe what you say.

Anyway, I’m the woman you’re talking about.

So, do you really mean that you’re Cleopatra, eh?

Yes, I do… I’m the one you’ve desperately wanted to meet.  How do I look?


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Well… You look great, but I’m worried about you.

Why is that?

You see, I like a naked woman, but if you remain naked for an hour or so, you’ll catch a cold.

Kato, I know you love to see a naked woman.

Yes, I do… but could you cover between your legs. Otherwise, I cannot concentrate on talking with you.

Alright…

Well…, now, how do I look?

You’re still wearing nothing.

But I’ve covered it between my legs, haven’t I?

Yes, but if I move to your left, I can see it.

Then don’t move, Kato.

Okay… I’ll stay here… Now please read the following passage:


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Cleopatra perhaps started to view Antony as a liability by the late summer of 31 BC, when she prepared to leave Egypt to her son Caesarion.

Cleopatra planned to relinquish her throne to him, taking her fleet from the Mediterranean into the Red Sea and then setting sail to a foreign port, perhaps in India, where she could spend time recuperating.

However, these plans were ultimately abandoned when Malichus I, as advised by Octavian’s governor of Syria, Quintus Didius, managed to burn Cleopatra’s fleet in revenge for his losses in a war with Herod that Cleopatra had largely initiated.

Cleopatra had no other option but to stay in Egypt and negotiate with Octavian.

Although most likely later pro-Octavian propaganda, it was reported that at this time Cleopatra started testing the strengths of various poisons on prisoners and even her own servants.

Cleopatra had Caesarion enter into the ranks of the ephebi, which, along with reliefs on a stele from Koptos dated 21 September 31 BC, demonstrated that Cleopatra was now grooming her son to become the sole ruler of Egypt.

In a show of solidarity, Antony also had Marcus Antonius Antyllus, his son with Fulvia, enter the ephebi at the same time.

Separate messages and envoys from Antony and Cleopatra were then sent to Octavian, still stationed at Rhodes, although Octavian seems to have only replied to Cleopatra.

Cleopatra requested that her children should inherit Egypt and that Antony should be allowed to live in exile in Egypt, offering Octavian money in the future and immediately sending him lavish gifts.

Octavian sent his diplomat Thyrsos to Cleopatra after she threatened to burn herself and vast amounts of her treasure within a tomb already under construction.

Thyrsos advised her to kill Antony so that her life would be spared, but when Antony suspected foul intent, he had this diplomat flogged and sent back to Octavian without a deal.

After lengthy negotiations that ultimately produced no results, Octavian set out to invade Egypt in the spring of 30 BC.


SOURCE: “Cleopatra”
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

What about the above passage?

You see, Thyrsos advised you to kill Antony so that your life would be spared. Right?

Yes, he did.

Many people still believe that you were a femme fatal who simply took advantage of Anthony. You didn’t really love him at all.


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Kato, do you also believe that crap?

Well…, I’m not too sure, but you appear quite seductive, and you did indeed attract Julius Caesar and caused his downfall eventually.

Actually, that’s why I’m here to tell you the truth.

Oh…? Then tell me your story, Cleopatra.

Okay…


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I’m a bit tired… You might feel easy if I lie down like this.

Suit yourself, Cleopatra…

Actually, I started to view Antony as a liability by the late summer of 31 BC, but I still loved him.

Oh, did you?

Yes, I did… And Anthony knew that Thyrsos advised me to kill Antony so that my life would be spared.

What happened beteen you and Anthony.

I wanted Anthony to know my heart somehow.

So what did you do?

About a week after Thyrsos’s advice, I was attractively dressed than usual and arrived at the dinner table.

To eat with Anthony?

Yes, that’s right.


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Anthony said he was thirsty and grabbed a glass of wine, but I talked about a domesticated lion to draw his attention.

Well then…?

Anthony listened to me. When he was listening to it, I picked flowers from the crown and put them in Anthony’s glass.

Why is that?

The flower was sprayed with poison.

I see… So if he drinks, he’ll die… Is that it?

Yes, that’s right. After I finished talking, Anthony tried to bring the glass to the mouth. And he was about to drink it.

Did he drink it?

Of course not. I took the glass from his hand.

Why is that? If you killed him, your life would be spared.

Instead, I told my maid Carmion to bring me one of death-row prisoners.

Why is that?

I gave the prisoner Anthony’s glass and told him to drink that wine.

Naturally, the prisoner died, didn’t he?

Of course, he did… He had to die sooner or later… It would be better off if he died while drinking wine, instead of being crucified.

Well then…?

Anthony appeared flabbergasted. So, I said to him. “If I could live without you, I would not take the glass from your hands.”

I see. . . Does that mean Anthony came to know your true heart and loved you more than before?

Yes, he did… Now, Kato, you finally come to know that I AM Cleopatra, don’t you?

Diane, how do you like my dream?

Quite interesting!  I didn’t know you’re such a romantic dreamteller.


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Do you believe that Kato actually dreamed the above story?

What? You don’t really care about it, do you?

“Tell me another interesting story!”

If you say so, I’ll show you the following clip:

Here’s a clip for a certain woman to use for making love.

 


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How do you like the above music?

Are you tired of sexy music?

Well… here’s a mood-changing tune just for you.

Gess what?… You can now laught to the last tears.

 


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  Mr. Mathane

 

In any road, I expect Kato will write another interesting article soon.

So please come back to see me.

Have a nice day!

Bye bye …


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If you’ve got some time,

Please read one of the following artciles:


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“JAGEL”

“JAGEL Again”

“Say NO!”

Happy Gal in Canada

Roof of Vancouver

Aftershock

Whiplash

Sex Appeal

Better Off Without Senate

Fire Festival

Sweets@Paris

Scary Quake

MH370 Mystery

Putin’s Way

Trump @ Vancouver

Otter & Trump


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Changeling

Fiddler on the Roof

Flesh and Bone

Maiden’s Prayer

Romeo & Juliet

Trump @ Joke

Halloween in Shibuya

Trump Shock

Happy New Year!


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Life or Death

Way to Millionaire

Adele Hugo

Middle Sexes

Romance@Madison

Hacksaw Ridge

Eight the Dog

Halloween@Shibuya

Chef Babette


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Ramen Boom

from Korea

Omakase@Sushi

Crocodile Meat

Killer Floods

Climate of Doubt

Glory of Death

Big Mystery

Hitler and Trump

Hot October

2018 BC Ballot

Bach Collegium Japan

Dolly the Sheep

Golden Shower


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Hi, I’m June Adams.

Kato is a real movie lover, who tries to watch 1001 movies.

As a matter of fact, he has already accomplished his goal.


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『Actual List』


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Kato watched “The Arabian Nights” or “One Thousand and One Nights” as his 1001th movie.

You might just as well want to view it.


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The stories in “the Arabian Nights” were collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central, and South Asia and North Africa.

The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Indian, Egyptian and Mesopotamian folklore and literature.

In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Caliphate era, while others, especially the frame story, are most probably drawn from the Pahlavi Persian work Hazār Afsān which in turn relied partly on Indian elements.

What is common throughout all the editions of the Nights is the initial frame story of the ruler Shahryār and his wife Scheherazade and the framing device incorporated throughout the tales themselves.

The stories proceed from this original tale.

Some are framed within other tales, while others begin and end of their own accord.

Some editions contain only a few hundred nights, while others include 1,001 or more.


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Dolly the Sheep

 

Dolly the Sheep

 


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Kato, are you an enthusiastic Dolly Parton fan?


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Well… I like beautiful women, but I’m not much of an enthusiastic Dolly Parton fan.

Then how come you’ve pasted her photo in the above?

It’s a long story.

Then make it short and tell me about it, Kato…

Okay, if you say so… Actually, I borrowed a DVD and watched a movie called “Never let me go”.

 


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Never Let Me Go


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“Never Let Me Go” is a 2010 British dystopian romantic drama film based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2005 novel “Never Let Me Go”.

The film was directed by Mark Romanek from a screenplay by Alex Garland.
Never Let Me Go is set in an alternative history and centres on Kathy, Ruth and Tommy portrayed by Carey Mulligan,
Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield respectively, who become entangled in a love triangle.

Prior to the book’s publication, Garland had approached the film’s producers (Andrew Macdonald and Andrew Reich) about a possible film, and wrote a 96-page script.
The producers initially had trouble finding an actress to play Kathy.

Mulligan was cast in the role after Peter Rice, the head of the company financing the film, recommended her by text message while watching her performance in “An Education”.

Mulligan, a fan of the book, enthusiastically accepted the role, as it had long been a wish of hers to have the opportunity to play the part.
The film’s message and themes were the factors that attracted Garfield to become a part of the film.

The film premiered at the 37th annual Telluride Film Festival in September 2010, where the audience responded positively to its message.

The film was also screened at festivals including the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, and the 54th London Film Festival which it opened.

The film was met with generally positive reviews from film critics, with most reviewers praising the cast’s performances.

 

Plot

The film begins with on-screen captions explaining that a medical breakthrough in 1952 has permitted the human lifespan to be extended beyond 100 years.
It is narrated by 28-year-old Kathy H as she reminisces about her childhood at a boarding school called Hailsham, as well as her adult life after leaving the school.

One day, a new teacher, Miss Lucy, quietly informs the students of their fate: they are destined to be organ donors and will die, or “complete”, in their early adulthood.

Shortly afterward she is fired by the headmistress, Miss Emily, for sharing this revelation with the children.
As time passes, Kathy falls in love with Tommy, but Ruth and Tommy begin a relationship and stay together throughout the rest of their time at Hailsham.

Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy, now teenagers, are rehoused in cottages on a farm in 1985.

 


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They are permitted to leave the grounds on day trips, but are resigned to their eventual fate.

At the farm, they meet former pupils of schools similar to theirs, and it is revealed that they are all clones.
They also hear rumours of the possibility of “deferral”—a temporary reprieve from organ donation for donors who are in love and can prove it.

The relationship between Tommy and Ruth becomes sexual, and jealousy causes Kathy and Ruth to break their friendship.
The lonely Kathy leaves and becomes a “carer”—a clone who is given a temporary reprieve from donation as a reward for supporting and comforting donors as they are made to give up their organs.
Tommy and Ruth’s relationship ends.

In 1994, Kathy is still working as a carer, and has watched many clones gradually die as their organs are harvested.
Kathy, who has not seen Ruth or Tommy since the farm, discovers Ruth, frail after two donations.
They find Tommy, who is also weakened by his donations, and drive to the sea.

There, Ruth admits that she did not love Tommy, and only seduced him because she was afraid to be alone.
She is consumed with guilt and has been searching for a way to help Tommy and Kathy.
She believes that the rumours of “deferral” are true, and has found the address of the gallery owner, Madame, who she thinks may grant deferrals to couples in love.
Ruth dies on the operating table shortly afterward.

Kathy and Tommy finally begin a relationship.
Tommy explains to Kathy that he has been creating art in the hope that it will aid deferral.

Tommy and Kathy drive to visit Madame, who lives with the headmistress of Hailsham.
The two teachers tell them that there is no such thing as deferral, and that Tommy’s artworks will not help him.

As they take in the news on their return journey, Tommy breaks down in an explosion of rage and frustration, and he and Kathy cling to each other in grief.


SOURCE: “Never Let Me Go (2010 film)”
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It sounds interesting, but I don’t see Dolly Parton in the above plot summary… Does she play as one of the characters in the above movie?

Oh no… Dolly Parton doesn’t show up in the above movie… As you see, the three major characters, Kathy, Ruth and Tommy, are all clones… Diane, do you know what a clone is, don’t you?

 


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Yes, I do.

There used to be a world-famous clone named Dolly.

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5 July 1996 – 14 February 2003

 

 

Dolly was a female domestic sheep, and the first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell, using the process of nuclear transfer.

She was cloned by Keith Campbell, Ian Wilmut and colleagues at the Roslin Institute, part of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and the biotechnology company PPL Therapeutics, based near Edinburgh.

She has been called “the world’s most famous sheep” by sources including BBC News and Scientific American.

The cell used as the donor for the cloning of Dolly was taken from a mammary gland, and the production of a healthy clone therefore proved that a cell taken from a specific part of the body could recreate a whole individual.

On Dolly’s name, Wilmut stated “Dolly is derived from a mammary gland cell and we couldn’t think of a more impressive pair of glands than Dolly Parton’s”.

 

Legacy

After cloning was successfully demonstrated through the production of Dolly, many other large mammals were cloned, including pigs, deer, horses and bulls.

Making cloned mammals was highly inefficient.
In 1996 Dolly was the only lamb that survived to adulthood from 277 attempts.

By 2014 Chinese scientists were reported to have 70–80% success rates cloning pigs and in 2016, a Korean company, Sooam Biotech, was producing 500 cloned embryos a day.

Wilmut, who led the team that created Dolly, announced in 2007 that the nuclear transfer technique may never be sufficiently efficient for use in humans.

In July 2016, four identical clones of Dolly (Daisy, Debbie, Dianna, and Denise) were alive and healthy at nine years old.

Scientific American concluded in 2016 that the main legacy of Dolly the sheep has not been cloning of animals but in advances into stem cell research.

After Dolly, researchers realised that ordinary cells could be reprogrammed to induced pluripotent stem cells which can be grown into any tissue.

The first successful cloning of a primate species using the same method for producing Dolly was reported in January 2018.

Two identical clones of a macaque monkey, Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, were created by researchers in China and were born in late 2017.


SOURCE: “Dolly (sheep)”
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I see… So, Dolly the Sheep was named after Dolly Parton, wasn’t she?

 


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You’re absolutely right on that.

But how come you’ve picked up the above movie?

As you know, Ishiguro’s 2005 novel (“Never Let Me Go”) was named by “Time” as the best novel of the year, and was included in the magazine’s list of the 100 best English-language novels published between 1923 and 2005.

I didn’t know that.

Growing up in a Japanese family in the UK, Ishiguro says, his background enabled him to see things from a different perspective to that of many of his British peers.

A different perspective?… Like what?

Around 1990, Ishiguro had initially warmed the concept of the novel (“Never let me go”) over nuclear bombs dropped at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Nuclear bombs intead of clone technolog?

That’s right.

However, the concept didn’t take off easily… One day the news that the cloned sheep “Dolly” was produced in Scotland jumps into his ear in the latter half of the 1990s.

I see… So, that was the trigger of his novel idea, wasn’t it?

You’re right, Diane… He says that inspiration for bringing down his theme by incorporating state-of-the-art technologies of genetic engineering instead of nuclear incidents.

Then Ishiguro wrote the novel on that concept, didn’t he?

Yes, he did… In 2017, the Swedish Academy awarded Ishiguro the Nobel Prize in Literature, describing him in its citation as a writer “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”.

I see… Quite interesting!… But I don’t like the idea that our humans take advantage of clones simply as organ doners, who would die young as if they were thrown out as used-up batteries.

I know what you mean, Diane… It’s kinda dystopia in terms of a clone’s point of view, isn’t it?

Clones such as Kathy, Ruth and Tommy in the movie are just like you and me… They’re all humans, right? The only difference is, clones come from not the womb but a glass tube in a laboratory.

 


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You’re telling me, Diane.

Is there a better way to get an organ without sacrificing clones?

Yes, there is.

No kidding!

Indeed, there is a better way to get an organ without sacrificing clones… Sir John Bertrand Gurdon is a British biologist… Specialty is developmental biology.

What did he do?

He is best known for his pioneering research in nuclear transplantation and cloning… Using this cloning technolgy he made clones of a frog… This research has led to the idea that mature cells can be converted to stem cells.

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are cells that can differentiate into other types of cells, and can also divide in self-renewal to produce more of the same type of stem cells.

How come they’re so great?

Well…, making use of Gurdon’s cloning technology, Shinya Yamanaka (a Japanese reseacher) made iPS cells, which can propagate indefinitely, as well as give rise to every other cell type in the body such as neurons, heart, pancreatic and liver cells… In a nutshell, they would be used to replace organs damaged.

 


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So, we humans don’t have to make clones for the sake of organ transplant, do we?

No, we don’t have to… In 2012, John Bertrand Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for this discovery.

 


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How marvellous it is!


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【Himiko’s Monologue】


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So much for cloning technology.

Now talking about musical instruments, I’ll show here an unusual musical organ.

Gess what?

You also have this particular musical organ.

You might as well play it by yourself.

Now see the performance by this particular musical organ.

 


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  Mr. Mathane

 

In any road, I expect Kato will write another interesting article soon.

So please come back to see me.

Have a nice day!

Bye bye …


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If you’ve got some time,

Please read one of the following artciles:


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“JAGEL”

“JAGEL Again”

“Say NO!”

Happy Gal in Canada

Roof of Vancouver

Aftershock

Whiplash

Sex Appeal

Better Off Without Senate

Fire Festival

Sweets@Paris

Scary Quake

MH370 Mystery

Putin’s Way

Trump @ Vancouver

Otter & Trump


(juneswim.jpg)

Changeling

Fiddler on the Roof

Flesh and Bone

Maiden’s Prayer

Romeo & Juliet

Trump @ Joke

Halloween in Shibuya

Trump Shock

Happy New Year!


(biker302.jpg)

Life or Death

Way to Millionaire

Adele Hugo

Middle Sexes

Romance@Madison

Hacksaw Ridge

Eight the Dog

Halloween@Shibuya

Chef Babette


(dianesun.jpg)

Ramen Boom

from Korea

Omakase@Sushi

Crocodile Meat

Killer Floods

Climate of Doubt

Glory of Death

Big Mystery

Hitler and Trump

Hot October

2018 BC Ballot

Bach Collegium Japan


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(bare02b.gif)

Hi, I’m June Adams.

Kato is a real movie lover, who tries to watch 1001 movies.

As a matter of fact, he has already accomplished his goal.


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『Actual List』


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Kato watched “The Arabian Nights” or “One Thousand and One Nights” as his 1001th movie.

You might just as well want to view it.


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The stories in “the Arabian Nights” were collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central, and South Asia and North Africa.

The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Indian, Egyptian and Mesopotamian folklore and literature.

In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Caliphate era, while others, especially the frame story, are most probably drawn from the Pahlavi Persian work Hazār Afsān which in turn relied partly on Indian elements.

What is common throughout all the editions of the Nights is the initial frame story of the ruler Shahryār and his wife Scheherazade and the framing device incorporated throughout the tales themselves.

The stories proceed from this original tale.

Some are framed within other tales, while others begin and end of their own accord.

Some editions contain only a few hundred nights, while others include 1,001 or more.


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ところで、愛とロマンに満ちた

レンゲさんのお話をまとめて

『レンゲ物語』を作りました。

もし、レンゲさんの記事をまとめて読みたいならば、

次のリンクをクリックしてくださいね。

『愛とロマンのレンゲ物語』


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『軽井沢タリアセン夫人 – 小百合物語』

とにかく、今日も一日楽しく愉快に

ネットサーフィンしましょうね。

じゃあね。


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2018 BC Ballot

 

2018 BC Ballot

 


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Subject:

I left for Tokyo on October 4


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From: barclay1720@aol.com
Date: Sat., Nov 3, 2018, 2:55 PM
To: diane705@yahoo.ca

 

Hi Diane,

How are you doing?

Did you enjoy VIFF movies?

I left for Tokyo on October 4.

So I missed some interesting movies in Vancouver.

 


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However, I enjoyed the inflight movies while I was up in the air.


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Air Canada Inflight Entertainment

 

As you know, there is a global warming, and it was terribly hot in the last summer in Japan.

 


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When I left for Tokyo on October 4, it was 7 ℃ at Vancouver Airport.

But it was 32 ℃ on Octover 7 in my hometown in Japan.

It was exceptionally hot!

 


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Unfortunately, my mother is in the other world,

but I met her at the cemetry in my hometown.

 


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with Mari


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Talking about Halloween 2018 in Japan, it was wild, weird and dangerous.


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Diane, did you enjoy Haloween in Vancouver?

I’ll be in Vancouver in a week.

I hope I’ll meet you some day,

and wish the democrats will occupy as many seats as possible in the congress after the midterm election.

 


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In any case, I hope your heart remains sunny the rest of the day.

Have a nice evening!

bye now.


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Your smiling Bohemian, Kato
with a lot of love as always


SOURCE: “Hot October”
(2018-11-03)

 


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From: diane705@yahoo.ca
Date: Sun., Nov 4, 2018, 8:09 PM
To: barclay1720@aol.com

Hi Kato, my smiling bohemian,

Wow! Five weeks back in Japan.
You really are good to keep in touch with your roots and hope the temperatures have dropped a bit so you don’t melt ..
Global warming is seemingly affecting us all.

Here in Vancouver we’re brrrr cold, and wet today, so really feeling like the wet coast.
Grateful for a nice warm dry place to come home to every day that’s for sure.

VIFF is always fun and saw a few good movies.
There’s such a spirit of excitement around the theatres at that time and it feels like you belong to a select group of movie lovers who are all anxious to explore other worlds and other realities.

When I was younger and still working I’d sometimes even take a week off just to concentrate on going to as many as I could fit into a day without losing my mind.

Guess I’m a lot more conservative now … two a day at tops. 🙂

 


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Well, got interrupted so now it’s a day later and the weather is glorious .. perfect fall day.
So the usual up and down Vancouver weather which you’ll know all about.

Hallowe’en was also mild and perfect for the trick or treating kiddies.
Peter decorated a pumpkin and his yard a bit and I went over to help him hand out candy.

 


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We had about 30 or so neighbourhood kids and were they ever adorable.

 


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Fingers crossed for Tuesday in the USA and we’re all hoping they’ll show that Trump that he has gone TOO far with his fear mongering and lying/cheating ways.

 


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What a sad excuse for the President of the USA. Ugh.

Have a good trip back and look forward to hearing about it IF I ever see the elusive Kato.

One day I just know we’ll bump into each other, at least I hope so.

Thanks for the information.

Keep happy and hopping and hopeful, kiddo,

Luv, Diane ~

 

Subject:

I’m back in Vancouver!


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From: barclay1720@aol.com
Date: Tue., Nov 6, 2018, 2:50 PM
To: diane705@yahoo.ca

I’m back in Vancouver!
Wow! What a beautiful day!
13 ℃ at 11 AM and almost clear at the airport.

This morning it was raining in my Japanese hometown and the temperature dropped to 19 ℃ this morning.
Here, 13 ℃ isn’t too bad, is it?

I didn’t sleep at all last night because I watched inflight movies as usual.
I walked to the central library from the city centre station and now writing this mail.

Talking about Trump, the whole world is worried about him.
As you say, Trump has gone TOO far with his fear mongering and lying/cheating ways as if he was a born-again Hitler.

 


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I really hope the democrats will take as many seats as possible tomorrow.

In any case, have a nice day and enjoy a beautiful evening.

Bye now

 


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From: diane705@yahoo.ca
Date: Tue., Nov 6, 2018, 5:50 PM
To: barclay1720@aol.com

Welcome back, Kato.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the moron gets put in his place tonight.

There’s also supposed to be a big debate on Canadian TV about proportional voting.

 


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Lots going on …

Sleep well tonight.

I’m sure you will.

As ever, Diane ~

 


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Kato, have you watched the debate about proportional voting on TV?


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Since I don’t have a TV set, I watched a couple of YouTube clips.

 


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So, have you decided which one you’re gonna vote?

Yes, of course I have… I’m in for proportional representation.

 


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I understand there are three types of proportional representation—Dual Member Proportional (DMP), Mixed member Proportional (MMP), and Rural-Urban Proportional (RUP).

 


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Which one are you gonna choose, Kato?

I’m gonna choose RUP.

Why is that?

Well… DMP is too simple.

 


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You vote for one option… MMP is somewhat better.

 


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You have two votes… and RUP seems the best for voters…

 


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…’Cause you can rank any number of options in your order of preference… By the way, Diane, have you mailed the ballot?

Yes, of course, I have… I’m glad your choice is the same as mine.


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【Himiko’s Monologue】


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So much for the BC ballot.

Now talking about Trump, I suppose he is acting like Hitler these days.

Well… even so, I hope Trump would never become another Hitler.

By the way, if Hitler had won the war, what kind of world do you think we could see?

Here’s one such possibility.

 


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In any road, I expect Kato will write another interesting article soon.

So please come back to see me.

Have a nice day!

Bye bye …


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If you’ve got some time,

Please read one of the following artciles:


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“JAGEL”

“JAGEL Again”

“Say NO!”

Happy Gal in Canada

Roof of Vancouver

Aftershock

Whiplash

Sex Appeal

Better Off Without Senate

Fire Festival

Sweets@Paris

Scary Quake

MH370 Mystery

Putin’s Way

Trump @ Vancouver

Otter & Trump


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Changeling

Fiddler on the Roof

Flesh and Bone

Maiden’s Prayer

Romeo & Juliet

Trump @ Joke

Halloween in Shibuya

Trump Shock

Happy New Year!


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Life or Death

Way to Millionaire

Adele Hugo

Middle Sexes

Romance@Madison

Hacksaw Ridge

Eight the Dog

Halloween@Shibuya

Chef Babette


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Ramen Boom

from Korea

Omakase@Sushi

Crocodile Meat

Killer Floods

Climate of Doubt

Glory of Death

Big Mystery

Hitler and Trump

Hot October


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Hi, I’m June Adams.

Kato is a real movie lover, who tries to watch 1001 movies.

As a matter of fact, he has already accomplished his goal.


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『Actual List』


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Kato watched “The Arabian Nights” or “One Thousand and One Nights” as his 1001th movie.

You might just as well want to view it.


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The stories in “the Arabian Nights” were collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central, and South Asia and North Africa.

The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Indian, Egyptian and Mesopotamian folklore and literature.

In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Caliphate era, while others, especially the frame story, are most probably drawn from the Pahlavi Persian work Hazār Afsān which in turn relied partly on Indian elements.

What is common throughout all the editions of the Nights is the initial frame story of the ruler Shahryār and his wife Scheherazade and the framing device incorporated throughout the tales themselves.

The stories proceed from this original tale.

Some are framed within other tales, while others begin and end of their own accord.

Some editions contain only a few hundred nights, while others include 1,001 or more.


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ところで、愛とロマンに満ちた

レンゲさんのお話をまとめて

『レンゲ物語』を作りました。

もし、レンゲさんの記事をまとめて読みたいならば、

次のリンクをクリックしてくださいね。

『愛とロマンのレンゲ物語』


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『軽井沢タリアセン夫人 – 小百合物語』

とにかく、今日も一日楽しく愉快に

ネットサーフィンしましょうね。

じゃあね。


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ハロー@ロックビル

 

ハロー@ロックビル

 


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デンマンさん。。。 ロックビルで 上の写真の女性をナンパしたのですかァ~?


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僕が そういう軽犯罪法違反を犯すような事をするはずがないじゃありませんかァ~!

別に、それほどムキになることではありませんわァ~。。。 冗談で言ったまでです。。。 で、またいつものようにアクセス解析のリストで見つけたのですか?

ジューンさんも、僕のやる事が予測できるようになったのですねぇ~。。。

デンマンさんとも長いお付き合いになりますから。。。

だったら、まず次のリストを見てください。。。

 


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『拡大する』

『徒然ブログ』

 

これはライブドアの僕の「徒然ブログ」の日本時間で9月15日の午後8時45分から 16日の午前2時30分までの約6時間の「生ログ」の一部です。。。 赤枠で囲んだ箇所に注目してください。。。

あらっ。。。 9月15日の午後10時19分に GOOGLEで検索してデンマンさんの「徒然ブログ」にやって来たのですわねぇ~。。。

そうなのです。。。

。。。で、いつものようにIPアドレスを調べて上の写真の女性がロックビルからアクセスしたことを突き止めたのですか?

そうです。。。

 


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マーガレット・ダグラスさんはメリーランド州のロックビル市に住んでいるのですわねぇ~。。。

 


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ロックビル


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ロックビル(Rockville)は、アメリカ合衆国メリーランド州モンゴメリー郡の中心部に位置する郡庁所在地であり、ボルティモア・ワシントン都市圏に属する。

メリーランド州ではボルティモアとフレデリックに次いで3番目に人口の多い都市であり、2010年国勢調査での人口は61,209 人である。

ロックビルは隣接するゲイザースバーグやベセスダと共に、州間高速道路270号線技術回廊の中核であり、多くのソフトウェア会社やバイオテクノロジー会社の他に連邦政府の施設もある。

また幾つかの大型ショッピングセンターがあり、モンゴメリー郡では小売業の主要中継点となっている。

 

教育

ロックビルの公共教育はモンゴメリー郡内公共教育学区が管轄している。

高等教育機関としてはモンゴメリー・カレッジのロックビル・キャンパス、メリーランド大学ユニバーシティ・カレッジ(主キャンパスはアデルフィ)、およびジョンズ・ホプキンス大学のモンゴメリー郡キャンパスがある(主キャンパスはボルティモア)。

またメリーランド州で公立の学位認定施設9カ所が協同するユニバーシティーズ・アト・シェイディ・グローブの本部もある。


出典: 「ロックビル (メリーランド州)」
フリー百科事典『ウィキペディア(Wikipedia)』

 

ロックビルという町の名前は、あまり記憶にないけれど、結構大きな町なのですよ。。。

。。。で、マーガレットさんは、どのようにしてデンマンさんのブログを見つけたのですか?

次のようにして検索したのです。

 


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『拡大する』

『現時点での検索結果』

 

あらっ。。。 「blog livedoor barclay1720」と入れて検索したのですわねぇ~。。。

そうです。。。 実は、マーガレットさんは9月10日の次の記事を読んだのです。。。

 


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『Hitler and Trump』

 

デンマンさんがダイアンさんと英語で語り合った記事ですわねぇ~。。。

そうです。。。

。。。で、マーガレットさんはロックビルで何をしているのですか?

モンゴメリー・カレッジの学生で、ジャーナリズムを専攻しているのですよ。。。

 


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。。。で、どういうわけでデンマンさんのブログにアクセスしたわけなのですか?

次の写真を見てちょっとビックリして、僕のサイトをメモしておいたのですよ。。。

 


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確かに この写真を見ると、トランプ大統領が暗殺されたのかと思ってギョッとしますよねぇ~。。。 で、マーガレットさんは、このことでわざわざデンマンさんの記事を再度確認しようとしたわけなのですか?

そうです。。。 たまたまクラスメートに、「トランプ大統領が暗殺されるかもしれないわ」ともらしたことが授業で取り上げられて、「その根拠でもあるのか?」と男子学生にツッコミをいれられたらしい。。。

。。。で、マーガレットさんは写真を根拠として示そうと思ったのですか?

そういうことです。。。 「上の写真はどこでゲットしたのですか?」とメールで問い合わせてきたのですよ。。。

デンマンさんは何と答えたのですか?

コラージュしてデッチあげたのだと、正直に答えました。。。

マジで。。。?

そうです。。。 正直に答えてはいけませんか?

でも、なんだか、信じられない話ですわねぇ~。。。

つまり、僕がデマカセを言ってると、ジューンさんは思うのですか?

別に、嘘だとは思いませんけれど。。。

信じられないなら、ジューンさんのメールアドレスをマーガレットさんに伝えますから、直接メールを受け取ってください。。。

デンマンさん! それだけは止めてくださいなァ。。。 わたしはメールのストーカー行為を受けて困っているのですから。。。 これ以上、私のメールアドレスを他人にあげないでください。。。 お願いします。。。


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【卑弥子の独り言】


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ですってぇ~。。。

あなたは、どう思いますか?

確かに、“信じる者は救われる!” という諺もあります。。。

でも、デンマンさんの言うことはどこまでが本当で、どこからジョークになるのか、よく判らないのですわァ~。。。

ええっ。。。 「もう、そんなことはどうでもいいから、何か、面白いことを話せ!」

あなたは、そのように、あたくしに命令ならるのでござ~♪~ますかァ?

分かりましたわァ。。。

じゃあ、あなたに、ジューンさんが気に入ったマルタ島の素晴らしい所をお目にかけますわァ~。。。

 


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いかがでござ~ますかァ~?

あなたも、マルタ島へ行きたくなったでしょう!?

 

ええっ。。。 「そんなことはどうでもいいから、もっと面白いことを話せ!」

あなたは、さらに、あたくしに命令なさるのでござ~ますか?

分かりましたわ。

あなたが、そうおっしゃるのならば、あたくしの個人的なお話しをいたしますゥ。。。

実は、あたくしの“ヴィーナスのえくぼ”が殿方の注目を集めているのでござァ~ますわよう。

うふふふふふふふ。。。

ええっ。。。 信じられないのでござ~ますかァ?

じゃあ、ちょっと次の検索結果を見てくださいまし。。。

 


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『拡大する』

『現時点での検索結果』

 

「卑弥子 ヴィーナスのえくぼ」と入れてGOOGLEで検索する殿方が多いのでござ~ますわァ。

つまり、あたくしの“ヴィーナスのえくぼ”を目当てにやって来るのですわァ~。。。

うふふふふふふ。。。

あなたも、ビックリするでしょう?

ジムで汗を流して “ヴィーナスのえくぼ”をゲットいたしました。。。


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スタイルもよくなったのでござ~ますわァ~。。。


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いかがでござ~ますか?

でも。。。、でも。。。、“天は二物を与えず”と申します。。。

これほどスタイルが良くなったというのに、あたくしは未だに独身でござ~ますのォ。。。

世の中は、なかなか思うようにゆかないものですわァ~。。。

ところで、あなたは『万夜一夜物語』を読んだことがござ~ますかァ~?

“千夜一夜物語”ではなくてぇ、“万夜一夜物語”ですわ。


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『万夜一夜物語』

デンマンさんが書いたのでござ~ますわよう。

ええっ。。。 10,001の話が書かれているのかってぇ~。。。?

とにかく、上のリンクをクリックして読んでみてくださいませぇ~。。。

あなたも、絶対にビックリするようなお話が出てきますわァ。

『万夜一夜物語』だけでは、物足りないのでしたら、

ジューンさんが登場する面白いお話もたくさんあります。

興味のある方は、どうか次のリンクをクリックして読んでくださいましねぇ~。。。

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『サモトラケのニケとミロのヴィーナス』

『薄命な女のパンツ』

『ロトの娘たち』

『もう一人のモナリザ』

『万夜一夜の謎』

『自由という誘惑』

『驚異の大洪水』

『おつまみミステリー』

『混浴風景を探して』

『ハレルヤ』


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『マルタ島のロマンだ』

『宮沢りえ人気@海外』

『癒しを奏でるパンツ』

『マルタ島deロマン』

『生ログdeロマン散歩』

『宮沢りえ@クールジャパン』

『混浴風呂ガー』

『ウェルカムバック』

『コペンハーゲンからやって来た』

『ロシアからやって来た』

『海外美女ランキング』

『ブログを解剖する』

『スイスからトランプ見に来る』


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『海外美女を探して』

『パンツde大晦日』

『Tバック@三賀日』

『とっちゃん坊や』

『また千夜一夜』

『初恋の思い出』

『乳房振動とブラ』

『白木屋お熊』

『肥後ズイキ@セルビア』

『紐パン熟女』

軽井沢タリアセン夫人の小百合さんが扮するゴディバ夫人
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『美尻のビーナス』

『紐パン熟女に惹かれて』

『あの二人が気になって』

『肥後ズイキ@セルビア』

『私は下着女装です』

『ドリアンを探して』

『パリの日本人』

『ペンタゴン式己を疑う』

『薄命な女と映画』

『ラーメン@ベリーズ』

『うるさい夏』

『芭蕉と英語』

『晩香坡物語 生誕150年』

ジューンさんの熟女下着
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『エレクトラde中国』

『熟女パンツ』

『ラーメン@カイロ』

『スパム@クルーズ』

『えくぼ@ヴィーナス』

『孀婦岩』

『モナリザ描きたい』

『ジューンさんの下着』

『やっぱり熟女下着』

『じゅくじょのぱんてー』

『事実と芸術』


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『パクられたパンツ』

『タイタニック@スリランカ』

『蜂@泣きっ面』

『外人が知っている美しい日本』

『腰使い 熟女』

『熟女の下着姿』

『腰を使う熟女』

『ブログランキング』

『曇ってきた@英語』

『出会い系より腰を使う熟女』

『ブリスベンの従妹』

『アヒルが行く』

『英語ペラペラ勉強法』

『ブラウザとOS』

『二千二夜物語』

『大晦日のおばさんパンツ』

『下着の人類学』

『万夜一夜@ロンドン』

『ヒトラーとトランプ』

『ロマン@マルタ島』

『下着の人類学@大阪』

とにかく、次回も興味深い記事が続きますわ。
だから、あなたも、また読みに戻ってきてくださいね。
じゃあ、また。。。


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こんにちは。ジューンです。

スパムメールが相変わらず多いですわよね。

あなたのメールボックスにも、

ジャンクメールがいっぱい入っているでしょう!?

スパムメールを飛ばしているのは

いったい、どういう人たちなのでしょうか?

出会い系サイトのオーナーたちが多いそうですわ。

彼らは会員を集めるためにスパムメールをばら撒きます。

そのためにメールアドレスのリストを購入しています。

では、そのようなリストを販売している人は

どうやってメールアドレスを集めているのでしょうか?

ロボット(自動巡回プログラム)によって

自動収集させているのです。

ところで、サーチエンジンの自動巡回ロボットは

毎日世界中のサイトを訪問し、

その内容をデータベースに書き込んでいます。

同じように、このメールアドレス収集巡回ロボットも、

HTMLソースを分析し、

メールアドレスらしきものをどんどん記録してゆきます。

でも、使っていないメールアドレスが

たくさんあるのですよね。

あなたの使っているメールアドレスのことを

考えてください。

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そのために、現在実際に使っている

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詳しいことはデンマンさんが次の記事で書いています。

『コメント魔』

(2012年4月3日)


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ところで、卑弥子さんが面白いサイトを

やっています。

興味があったら、ぜひ次のリンクをクリックして

覗いてみてください。

『あなたのための笑って幸せになれるサイト』

とにかく、今日も一日楽しく愉快に

ネットサーフィンしましょう。

じゃあね。 バーィ


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『きれいになったと感じさせる

下着・ランジェリーを見つけませんか?』

『センスあるランジェリー』


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Big Mystery

 

Big Mystery

 


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Kato… What do you mean by “Big Mystery”?


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On the last day of July, I read the local paper, which says Malaysian Airlines MH370 has not been found since March 8, 2014 when it disappeared over the Indian Ocean.

That is, it’s been out of sight for more than 4 years, huh?

That’s right… The local paper shouts like this:

Missing Flight MH370 was

possibly ‘manipulated’

off course by a third party, report says


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By Angus Whitley Bloomberg
Chong Pooi Koon

Mon., July 30, 2018

 

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, missing since 2014, was probably deliberately steered off course and flown to the southern Indian Ocean,
according to the Malaysian government’s safety report into the disaster.

MH370 vanished on March 8, 2014, en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board.
Investigators have never been able to explain why the jet abandoned its route shortly into the flight, traversed Malaysia and then cruised south over the Indian Ocean.

It’s difficult to attribute the change in course to any system failure, according to the report released Monday.
“It is more likely that such manoeuvres are due to the systems being manipulated,” the report said.

Experts mapped the Boeing 777’s course only after picking through hourly data hookups with a satellite.
Extensive sonar searches of remote waters off Australia’s west coast failed to locate the wreckage.

Monday’s 449-page report offered little to solve modern aviation’s biggest mystery and stopped short of apportioning specific blame.
There’s nothing to suggest the plane was evading radar, or evidence of behavioural changes in the crew, it said.
Significant parts of the aircraft’s power system, including the autopilot function, were probably working throughout the flight, the report said.

“We are unable to determine with any certainty the reasons that the aircraft diverted from its filed planned route,” Kok Soo Chon, chief inspector of the MH370 investigation team, told reporters in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur. “The possibility of intervention by a third party cannot be excluded.”


SOURCE: Digital Version

In a nutshell, nobody knows what happend to MH370, huh?

You’re telling me.

According to the above paper, we know only the following five points…


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1) There is no evidence that an airplane tried to evade a radar.

2) No evidence of crew members’ abnormal behavior.

3) An important part of the aircraft’s power system including the autopilot function was probably not abnormal during flight.

4) It is NOT possible to determine the reason why the aircraft departed from the prescribed route.

5) The possibility of intervention by a third party cannot be excluded.

I think that it is a crime by a third-party intervention.

In other words, someone on the plane hijacked it… Is that what you think?

That’s righ… Let’s call the name of the hijacker Badawi Razak… He is a Malaysian in his 50s and has some experience in flying a fighter plane in the military. After graduating from an American university and retiring the military, he has once worked as the captain of civil aviation… Of course, he also knows how to handle the Boeing 777.

But how come Mr. Badawi Razak decided to hijack the plane?

Well… While he was studying at the American university, he came across the following book:


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Is this the book he came across while studying in the States?

That’s right… The above book has changed Badawi’s life.

This is a book written about the world-famous “Bermuda triangle”, isn’t it?

Yes, it is.

Bermuda Triangle


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The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is a loosely-defined region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean, where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances.

Most reputable sources dismiss the idea that there is any mystery.

The vicinity of the Bermuda Triangle is amongst the most heavily traveled shipping lanes in the world, with ships frequently crossing through it for ports in the Americas, Europe and the Caribbean islands.

Cruise ships and pleasure craft regularly sail through the region, and commercial and private aircraft routinely fly over it.

Popular culture has attributed various disappearances to the paranormal or activity by extraterrestrial beings.

Documented evidence indicates that a significant percentage of the incidents were spurious, inaccurately reported, or embellished by later authors.


SOURCE: “Bermuda Triangle”
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Badawi Razak is profoundly influenced by the mystery of this “Bermuda triangle” and deeply preoccupied by the mystery ever since.

But…, But…, Malaysia Airlines 370 flight vanished over ​​the Indian Ocean… NOT in the Bermuda triangle.


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The Indian Ocean is far from the Bermuda triangle, isn’t it?

Yes, you’re absolutely right… But if you read the above book, you’ll know that the mysterious triangle is not just in “Bermuda”!

Where else is it?

For example, in the waters around Japan there is a mysterious zone called “Dragon’s triangle”.


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According to the author, five military vessels had been lost in the two years from 1952 to 1954 in this zone.

Are you saying, Kato, Malaysia Airlines flight 370 vanished in this dangerous mystery triangle?


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NOT me, but the author of the above book said that… He supposes that there is a possibility that the myeterious triangle exists in the Indian Ocean as well.

Kato, are you saying that Mr. Badawi Razak has been addicted to the mystery of “Bermuda triangle” and hijacked the plane to confirm his theory?

That’s right.

Is that the only motive?

Besides, Badawi Razak was told by his doctor that he had a life expectancy of less than a year due to his cancer.

I see…. So Mr. Razak decided to sacrifice his life to prove the mysterious triangle or “demonic waters” exists in the Indian Ocean in addition to Bermuda Triangle and Dragon Triangle.

Yes, he did… Actually, Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared on March 8, 2014, but nobody has found any trace of the plane for more than 4 years… In a sense, Badawi Razak proved it, didn’t he?

So, Kato, you’re saying that Mr. Razak as well as 239 passengers and crew members of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 rest in peace in the “demonic waters” of ​​the Indian Ocean?

Yes, I am… If you think so, the mystery is NOT a mystery any longer, is it?

But, it is awful and miserable that 239 people had to die with him simply because of realization of Mr. Razak’s dream.

I agree with you, Diane. If I were on the same plane, I would have confronted with Badawi Razak to save everybody eles.

… just like an event on United Airlines 93 on the day of the 9.11 terrorist attack?

That’s right.

United Airlines Flight 93

 


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United Airlines Flight 93 was a domestic scheduled passenger flight that was hijacked by four Al-Qaeda terrorists on board, as part of the September 11 attacks.
It crashed into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, during an attempt by the passengers and crew to regain control.
All 44 people aboard were killed, including the four hijackers, but no one on the ground was injured.
The aircraft involved, a Boeing 757–222, was flying United Airlines’ daily scheduled morning flight from Newark International Airport in New Jersey to San Francisco International Airport in California.

The hijackers stormed the aircraft’s cockpit approximately 46 minutes after takeoff.
The pilot and first officer took measures, such as de-activating the autopilot, to hinder the hijackers.
However, Ziad Jarrah, who had trained as a pilot, took control of the aircraft and diverted it back toward the east coast, in the direction of Washington, D.C. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Ramzi bin al-Shibh have claimed that the intended target was the Capitol Building.

After the hijackers took control of the plane, several passengers and flight attendants learned from phone calls that suicide attacks had already been made by hijacked airliners on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia.
Many of the passengers then attempted to regain control of the aircraft from the hijackers.
During the struggle, the plane crashed into a field near a reclaimed strip mine in Stonycreek Township, near Indian Lake and Shanksville, about 65 miles (105 km) southeast of Pittsburgh and 130 miles (210 km) northwest of Washington, D.C.
A few people witnessed the impact from the ground, and news agencies began reporting the event within an hour.

Of the four aircraft hijacked on September 11 – the others were American Airlines Flight 11, United Airlines Flight 175 and American Airlines Flight 77 – United Airlines Flight 93 was the only aircraft that did not reach its hijackers’ intended target.
Vice President Dick Cheney, in the Presidential Emergency Operations Center deep under the White House, authorized Flight 93 to be shot down, but upon learning of the crash, is reported to have said, “I think an act of heroism just took place on that plane.”

A temporary memorial was built near the crash site soon after the attacks.
Construction of a permanent Flight 93 National Memorial was dedicated on September 10, 2011, and the concrete and glass visitor center situated on a hill overlooking the site was opened exactly four years later.


SOURCE: “United Airlines Flight 93”
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Maybe, a similar incident occurred on Malaysia Airlines flight 370, didn’t it?

I suppose so… Since Badawi Razak was a lone wolf, a lot of passengers rushed to prevent him from entering the cockpit.

Kato, are you saying that the plane lost control during the fight and fell into the Indian Ocean?

Yes, that’s right.

Then, the remains of the aircraft may be discovered! How come nobody has found anything?

The plane happened to fall into the “demonic waters” of the Indian Ocean. That’s why it is still missing…


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【Himiko’s Monologue】


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What do you think?

What would you do if you happened to be on the hijacked plane?

Could you fight with the hijacker?

Or would you simply give up and meet your fate in peace?

The passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight 370 seemed to fight with the hijackers.

Unfortunately, while they confronted the terrorists, the plane lost control.

 


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In any road, I expect Kato will write another interesting article soon.

So please come back to see me.

Have a nice day!

Bye bye …


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If you’ve got some time,

Please read one of the following artciles:


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“Glorious Summer”

“Biker Babe & Granny”

“Genetically Modified”

“Tyrannosaur”

“Love@Magic”

“Yellow Ball”

“Welcome Back”

“Forbidden Love”

“Merry X’Mas”

“Heaven with Mochi”

“Travel Expense Scandal”

“Love@Redemption”


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“JAGEL”

“JAGEL Again”

“Say NO!”

Happy Gal in Canada

Roof of Vancouver

Aftershock

Whiplash

Sex Appeal

Better Off Without Senate

Fire Festival

Sweets@Paris

Scary Quake

MH370 Mystery

Putin’s Way

Trump @ Vancouver

Otter & Trump


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Changeling

Fiddler on the Roof

Flesh and Bone

Maiden’s Prayer

Romeo & Juliet

Trump @ Joke

Halloween in Shibuya

Trump Shock

Happy New Year!


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Life or Death

Way to Millionaire

Adele Hugo

Middle Sexes

Romance@Madison

Hacksaw Ridge

Eight the Dog

Halloween@Shibuya

Chef Babette

Ramen Boom

from Korea

Omakase@Sushi

Crocodile Meat

Killer Floods

Climate of Doubt

Glory of Death


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Hi, I’m June Adams.

Kato is a real movie lover, who tries to watch 1001 movies.

As a matter of fact, he has already accomplished his goal.


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『Actual List』


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Kato watched “The Arabian Nights” or “One Thousand and One Nights” as his 1001th movie.

You might just as well want to view it.


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The stories in “the Arabian Nights” were collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central, and South Asia and North Africa.

The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Indian, Egyptian and Mesopotamian folklore and literature.

In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Caliphate era, while others, especially the frame story, are most probably drawn from the Pahlavi Persian work Hazār Afsān which in turn relied partly on Indian elements.

What is common throughout all the editions of the Nights is the initial frame story of the ruler Shahryār and his wife Scheherazade and the framing device incorporated throughout the tales themselves.

The stories proceed from this original tale.

Some are framed within other tales, while others begin and end of their own accord.

Some editions contain only a few hundred nights, while others include 1,001 or more.


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ところで、愛とロマンに満ちた

レンゲさんのお話をまとめて

『レンゲ物語』を作りました。

もし、レンゲさんの記事をまとめて読みたいならば、

次のリンクをクリックしてくださいね。

『愛とロマンのレンゲ物語』


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『軽井沢タリアセン夫人 – 小百合物語』

とにかく、今日も一日楽しく愉快に

ネットサーフィンしましょうね。

じゃあね。


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Omakase@Sushi

 

Omakase@Sushi

 


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Kato… are you taking me to one of those posh Japanese restaurants to enjoy sushi?


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Yes, of course.

I don’t believe it.

Why not?

‘Cause we seldom see each other these days… How could we possibly get together?

You know what?… Too much rain, these days… I’m sick and tired of this typical Vancouver weather… It is such an absolute letdown that I don’t feel like eating out.

Then how come you’ve chosen “Omakase@Sushi” as today’s article?

Well, the other day, I read the following article in the local newspapers:


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“Digital Version”

What does “omakase” mean?

Omakase literally translates into “I’ll leave it up to you,” which means the meal is carefully chosen and created by the chef… It takes more than skill and technique to serve you with omakase… The chef needs to have imagination and creativity to be able to execute a truly memorable multi­course dining experience.

I see… I usually wonder what kind of fish I should eat on the top of rice… It’s a good idea to leave it to the chef, huh?

If you’re not a sushi-gourmet, that would be the best decision.

But what if I’m not satisfied with the chef’s choice?

Don’t worry… You shoud be able to count on the chef.

Why is that?

‘Cause the sushi chef knows the golden decipline.

What is it?

The chef must think about five tastes, five colours, and five techniques… Five tastes are sweet, sour, spicy, bitter, and salty… Five colours are white, yellow, red, blue, and brown… And five techniques are raw, simmer, bake, deep-fry, and steam… If the chef fails to expect and meet customer’s taste, he is NOT a sushi chef at all.

Then he won’t charge me for what I eat, huh?

No, he shouldn’t.

I don’t believe it.

Believe me, Diane… That’s the way it should be… The customer is king.

So, how much do I have to pay for the omakase dining experience?

For example, at Octopus’s Garden, you’ll pay $100 per person with a 24-hour advance reservation; $120 per person for walk-ins… You’ll be able to taste appetizers, sashimi, sushi, main course, and desserts. The chef’s original menu creations include foie gras sushi and uni (sea urchin) shooters.


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“Octopus Garden Guide”

 

Wow! $100 per person?

You see, Diane, “Omakase” is a luxurious dining experience as if you were eating sushi at Sri Panwa—a luxury hotel private pool villa & spa resort in Phuket, Thailand.


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Diane, if you get good service, good food, have a great time, and get a $100 bill, it would be worthwhile, wouldn’t it?

Yes, yes, yes… but you’d have to add a tip on top of that, huh?

Don’t worry about it… The tip would be no more than 20 bucks… Sean Carter, a famous rapper known as Jay Z, left a US$11,100 gratuity at the Playroom Lounge in New York City.

Kato, you gotta be kidding!

No, Diane, I’m dead serious.


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“Digital Version”


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I see… So, Jay Z had a fantastic dining-party experience and paid US$11,000 tip on top of US$80,035, huh?

…looks like it.

I wish I could have such a nightmarish experience, but NO! I don’t think I’m such an extravaganza type.


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【Himiko’s Monologue】


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I love sushi and enjoy dining experiance at a sushi bar.

However, I like “kaiten” sushi or sushi on the conveyer belt better than omakase.


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You can pick up your favorite or anything that appeals to your taste.

It would be much more inexpensive than sushi by omakase.

If you happen to find a “kaiten” sushi bar, please try it.

In any case, I expect Kato will write another interesting article soon.

So please come back to see me.

Have a nice day!

Bye bye …


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If you’ve got some time,

Please read one of the following artciles:


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“Glorious Summer”

“Biker Babe & Granny”

“Genetically Modified”

“Tyrannosaur”

“Love@Magic”

“Yellow Ball”

“Welcome Back”

“Forbidden Love”

“Merry X’Mas”

“Heaven with Mochi”

“Travel Expense Scandal”

“Love@Redemption”


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“JAGEL”

“JAGEL Again”

“Say NO!”

Happy Gal in Canada

Roof of Vancouver

Aftershock

Whiplash

Sex Appeal

Better Off Without Senate

Fire Festival

Sweets@Paris

Scary Quake

MH370 Mystery

Putin’s Way

Trump @ Vancouver

Otter & Trump


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Changeling

Fiddler on the Roof

Flesh and Bone

Maiden’s Prayer

Romeo & Juliet

Trump @ Joke

Halloween in Shibuya

Trump Shock

Happy New Year!


(biker302.jpg)

Life or Death

Way to Millionaire

Adele Hugo

Middle Sexes

Romance@Madison

Hacksaw Ridge

Eight the Dog

Halloween@Shibuya

Chef Babette

Ramen Boom

from Korea


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Hi, I’m June Adams.

Kato is a real movie lover, who tries to watch 1001 movies.

As a matter of fact, he has already accomplished his goal.


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『Actual List』


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Kato watched “The Arabian Nights” or “One Thousand and One Nights” as his 1001th movie.

You might just as well want to view it.


(1001nite.jpg)


(1001nite10.jpg)

The stories in “the Arabian Nights” were collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central, and South Asia and North Africa.

The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Indian, Egyptian and Mesopotamian folklore and literature.

In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Caliphate era, while others, especially the frame story, are most probably drawn from the Pahlavi Persian work Hazār Afsān which in turn relied partly on Indian elements.

What is common throughout all the editions of the Nights is the initial frame story of the ruler Shahryār and his wife Scheherazade and the framing device incorporated throughout the tales themselves.

The stories proceed from this original tale.

Some are framed within other tales, while others begin and end of their own accord.

Some editions contain only a few hundred nights, while others include 1,001 or more.


(bellyan15.gif)

ところで、愛とロマンに満ちた

レンゲさんのお話をまとめて

『レンゲ物語』を作りました。

もし、レンゲさんの記事をまとめて読みたいならば、

次のリンクをクリックしてくださいね。

『愛とロマンのレンゲ物語』


(renge730.jpg)

『軽井沢タリアセン夫人 – 小百合物語』

とにかく、今日も一日楽しく愉快に

ネットサーフィンしましょうね。

じゃあね。


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from Korea

 

from Korea

 


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Kato… are we talking about the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games?


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No, not really.

But the title says “from Korea”, doesn’t it?

Well… the games were over now… I think you’re fed up with the Olympic news by now… So, I’d rather talk about something other than the Olympics.

I see… what about?

Let’s see the following list.


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“A Second World”

This is part of the access log of my blog (http://blog.livedoor.jp/barclay1720/)… Please look at the red-rectangled record.


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What the heck is it?

Well… A pretty Korean girl named “Kim Ami” searched the Net for some Japanese authors using the Korean Google.


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Are you saying that the girl in the above picture is “Kim Ami”?

Yes, I am.

But how did you know that?

I checked the IP address (182.31.108.18) and came up with the following info.


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I see… so, how did she search the Net?

She googled and came up with the following results.


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■”Enlarge!”

■”Results at the moment”

She googled with “A Second World” Michima Edogawa, didn’t she?

Yes, you’re telling me.

Which article did she read?

She took a look at the following article.

 

A Second World

 

 

 

 


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Another World


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Have you ever imagined another world?
It might certainly appear like a fresh-looking and fascinating globe such as the island country of Lilliput, where Lemuel Gulliver meet tiny people less than 6 inches tall as described in “Gulliver’s Travels.”
You would definitely enjoy a thrilling and exciting life, wouldn’t you?

Unfortunately, however, you cannot become a man like Lemuel Gulliver.
You will never find the island of Lilliput on the Earth.

Aftre all, we would have to repeat the same routine work, do an unchanging job, and spend a monotonous life day after day.
Don’t you agree on that?
Well …, it’s true to a ceratin extent, isn’t it?
But we cannot bear such a routinely and uninteresting life forever.

For example, just take a look at small children around you.
These kids talk about fairly tales.
Some boys talk about adventures.
A number of girls chat about Cinderella—a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances that are suddenly changed to remarkable fortune and eventually she gets married to the prince.


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You see, in fact, everybody seems to seek a world of another kind.
You might find another world while reading a fiction, or a second world while listening to Mozart.
Or you may imagine a French country life while watching a picture painted by Vincent van Gogh in the museum.

Astronomers are engrossed in a world of stars.
Historians are thinking of ancient worlds.
Zoologists walk in the world of animals.
Botanists are enthralled in the world of flowers.
Religious people are dreaming about a paradise.
And as a mystery writer, I’m creating a second world of my own.

By Rampo Edogawa


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Rampo Edogawa (left) & Yukio Mishima


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江戸川乱歩全集 第30巻 「わが夢と真実」
光文社文庫 2005年6月20日 初版1刷発行

『めれちゃんと今一つの世界』に掲載
(2013年7月7日)


(loosely and figuratively translated by Kato)

Ummm … I see… So, Kato, are you writing a blog to create your own world?

You’re telling me, Diane.  You’re absolutely right on that.

So what kind of world is it?

Well … look at the following map and list.

 

Access from Another World

 


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『Denman Blog』

I see … so your blog is read by people from 86 countries, huh?

You bet on that.

And are you telling me that I’m dreaming about a paradise as a devoted Christian?

You certainly bet on that, Diane.  You’re also creating a youthful fountain while practicing yoga and chi gong.


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By the way, Kato, I recognize the man in the above picture.  He was a famous Japanese writer who committed suicide by harakiri, wasn’t he?

Yes, his name is Yukio Mishima (三島由紀夫).

How about the other man?

He is also quite famous in Japan.  His name is Rampo Edogawa (江戸川乱歩).


SOURCE: “A Second World”
(July 30, 2013)

So, Kim Ami read what we were talking in the above article, didn’t she?

Yes, she did.

Kim Ami studies Japanese literature at college, I suppose.

You’re right on, Diane.

By the way, how many countries gather around your blog at the moment?

As of December 1, 2017, net-surfers from the following countries had come to my blog.

 

Access from the globe

 


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“A Second World”@Denman Blog

 

I see… 134 countries, huh? So, since July of 2013, your blog had collected another 48 countries, hadn’t it?

Yes, it had.

In the above article, I notice that you watched the movie titled as “Shall we dance?”.


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“Actual Shelf Page”


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SHALL WE DANCE (2004)

Official Movie Trailer

Yes, I watched the above movie… Actually, it was a remake of the Japanese version.


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Shall We Dance? (1996)

(Japanese Version)

You borrowed 299 DVDs from the Vancouver Public Library, huh?

Yes, I did.

So far, how many DVDs have you watched?

Good question… As of Januaru 28, 2018, I had watched 1,841 movies.



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“Actual List”

I think you’re a flick maniac.

Thanks… I take it as a compliment… He, he, he, he, he, … By now, it might exceed 2,000 movies.

Are you kidding?

Well, why don’t you check it by clicking the above link?


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【Himiko’s Monologue】


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I like the Japanese version better because it is quite funny and emotional as shown in the following clip.

Sugiyama’s life changes once his classes begin.

Rather than Mai, his teacher is Tamako Tamura (Reiko Kusamura), who becomes an important mentor to him.
He meets his classmates: Tōkichi Hattori (Yu Tokui) who joined to impress his wife, and Masahiro Tanaka (Hiromasa Taguchi) who joined to lose weight.

Sugiyama also meets Toyoko Takahashi (Eriko Watanabe), another student.
He further discovers that one of his colleagues from work Tomio Aoki (Naoto Takenaka) is a regular at the dance studio.
Aoki, who is balding and mocked at work for his rigid ways, is revealed to be leading a secret life as a long-haired (via a wig) ballroom dancer.

Though distant from her, the classes increase his infatuation for Mai.
His secret thus becomes twofold: not only must he hide the lessons from his wife, he must also hide them from his friends and colleagues as it is considered embarrassing according to traditional Japanese customs to participate in Western ballroom dance.


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In any case, I expect Kato will write another interesting article soon.

So please come back to see me.

Have a nice day!

Bye bye …


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If you’ve got some time,

Please read one of the following artciles:


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“Glorious Summer”

“Biker Babe & Granny”

“Genetically Modified”

“Tyrannosaur”

“Love@Magic”

“Yellow Ball”

“Welcome Back”

“Forbidden Love”

“Merry X’Mas”

“Heaven with Mochi”

“Travel Expense Scandal”

“Love@Redemption”


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“JAGEL”

“JAGEL Again”

“Say NO!”

Happy Gal in Canada

Roof of Vancouver

Aftershock

Whiplash

Sex Appeal

Better Off Without Senate

Fire Festival

Sweets@Paris

Scary Quake

MH370 Mystery

Putin’s Way

Trump @ Vancouver

Otter & Trump


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Changeling

Fiddler on the Roof

Flesh and Bone

Maiden’s Prayer

Romeo & Juliet

Trump @ Joke

Halloween in Shibuya

Trump Shock

Happy New Year!


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Life or Death

Way to Millionaire

Adele Hugo

Middle Sexes

Romance@Madison

Hacksaw Ridge

Eight the Dog

Halloween@Shibuya

Chef Babette

Ramen Boom


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Hi, I’m June Adams.

Kato is a real movie lover, who tries to watch 1001 movies.

As a matter of fact, he has already accomplished his goal.


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『Actual List』


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Kato watched “The Arabian Nights” or “One Thousand and One Nights” as his 1001th movie.

You might just as well want to view it.


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The stories in “the Arabian Nights” were collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central, and South Asia and North Africa.

The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Indian, Egyptian and Mesopotamian folklore and literature.

In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Caliphate era, while others, especially the frame story, are most probably drawn from the Pahlavi Persian work Hazār Afsān which in turn relied partly on Indian elements.

What is common throughout all the editions of the Nights is the initial frame story of the ruler Shahryār and his wife Scheherazade and the framing device incorporated throughout the tales themselves.

The stories proceed from this original tale.

Some are framed within other tales, while others begin and end of their own accord.

Some editions contain only a few hundred nights, while others include 1,001 or more.


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ところで、愛とロマンに満ちた

レンゲさんのお話をまとめて

『レンゲ物語』を作りました。

もし、レンゲさんの記事をまとめて読みたいならば、

次のリンクをクリックしてくださいね。

『愛とロマンのレンゲ物語』


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『軽井沢タリアセン夫人 – 小百合物語』

とにかく、今日も一日楽しく愉快に

ネットサーフィンしましょうね。

じゃあね。


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