Peace precinct

So we visited a garden. It's interesting, people want to discuss dark topics anytime my nationality comes up in a conversation. Japanese whaling in the southern ocean, dolphin slaughter in Taiji, War memorial in Canberra ( which is essentially the record of Australian folks fighting Japanese off the continent), and Japanese garden in Cowra (... Continue Reading →

Winners and losers.

If you worked really hard to win, and you were ahead in a competition, but you realised that your "competitions" had no interest in reaching the destination you aimed for and hence that was the only reason you were still "ahead," would you still be a winner? If you had a clear and measurable goal,... Continue Reading →


I watered and fertilised my pot plasnt carefully though the winter, only to see the leaves wilt in the cold. Just before the temperature eased and the Spring came around the corner, I re-potted a few of them, and I knew that some of the pots looked ridiculously large for the plants they held. More... Continue Reading →

Snake whisperer

I attended a snake handler's class at work today. We were first given an 'awareness' talk, followed by handling practices. Snake handling teacher showed us the steps, and we started from the most docile snake out of all he had today. All 4 snakes were venomous. Red-bellied black, Death adder, Tiger, and Eastern brown. He... Continue Reading →


I have done many things I was not supposed to in my life. I also did not do a lot of things I was supposed to.  I passed an exam I was not supposed to, and entered a school to study with a very competitive group of people. Everyone in the school, after 6 years,... Continue Reading →


I don't care for marriage. I am interested in the topic only enough to have considered and decided that I will not bother. Marriage was something I grew up 'knowing' that all adult human must do, and that I was relieved when I found another option in my youth- to be seen as a broken... Continue Reading →

Magic and Joy.

Magic of living after feudal system is this. That we are living alongside our kings and queens that we once served before, that they walk on the same ground as we do, dirtying their hands and feet, appreciating having hot water on a cold night, and that they need to eat and drink to sustain... Continue Reading →

If nothing is done, then all will be well.

"Not exalting the gifted prevents quarrelling. Not collecting treasures prevents stealing. Not seeing desirable things prevents confusion of the heart.   The wise therefore rule by emptying the hearts and stuffing bellies, By weakening ambitions and strengthening bones. If people lack knowledge and desire, Then it is best not to interfere. If nothing is done,... Continue Reading →

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