Posted in Nippon 赤い太陽旗


Bonenkai (忘年会 in Japanese Kanji) is a Japanese drinking party, which is held among co-workers’ groups or friends at the end of the year (on December).

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Après nous le déluge

French: attributed to Louis XV, credited to Madame de Pompadour:
said in reference to signs of the approaching Revolution

(Sometimes “après moi le déluge”) is a set phrase used to denigrate the attitude of someone who acts irresponsibly, without worrying on the consequences that his/her acts could have.

After we leave chaos will come.
I don’t care what happens afterwards, I’ll be gone.

Posted in idioma


literally: work gladness/joy

(noun) An untranslatable Danish phrase, arbejdsglæde is an inspirational feeling, which is born from the happiness one obtains from doing something they love, i.e., their work, art or career. Other similar words to this in different languages: Dutch (arbeidsvreugde) and German (Arbeitszufriedenheit).

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All those parties to cover up the silence.

Your life is trivial. You are so trivial. Just daily stuff, schedules and parties and details. Even if it only matters if you think is true. And yes, everything does seem sort of… silly. False comfort.

I was once young. There was such a sense of possibility, you know? that feeling? And I remember thinking to myself, So, this is the beginning of happiness. This is where it starts. And, of course, there will always be more. It never occurred to me. It wasn’t the beginning. It was happiness. It was the moment… right then.

I wish I could be happy in this quietness. One cannot find peace by avoiding life. Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more.

To look life in the face. Always to look life in the face. And to know it for what it is. At last, to know it. To love it for what it is. And then to put it away.

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“Ganesh, as most people know, is the remover of obstacles, and he brings good luck, harmony, and amazing success in your life. And the real secret, how he removes obstacles, is every Ganesh has a little mouse that’s his vehicle. But symbolically, the mouse represents your mind, because your minds wander. So when he rides the mouse, metaphorically, he rides our wavering mind, and he calms your mind. So the real obstacles are not out there. They’re within you, as vrittis, or fluctuations of mind.

Abhaya Mudra = Fearless

And then he offers a sweet. And this is the sweet of enlightenment (called Sat=Truth Chit=Awareness Ananda=Bliss). So when you’re aware of your true nature as pure consciousness, you’re in bliss. So when you work with Ganesh on a spiritual journey, you literally become fearless. Jai Ganesh.”