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沖繩 Okinawa

Okinawa has a lovely coastline especially driving along route 58 all the way up to the north were there is hardly any traffic.

離開那霸市我們到殘波岬。除了些遊人,那裏還有一對男女在拍結婚照。我見攝影師指導他倆坐在崖邊面向大海,遠看有點像在猶豫是否要跳下去,心想其實這樣拍新婚照也不知是浪漫還是不好彩頭? 542 more words

Life Holidaying

Unconventional music

When I talk to friends about music, in the end it always comes down to usual occidental music. But oriental music is somehow never the main subject. 150 more words


These Japanese girls ROCK!

The shamisen or samisen is different from sangen, which is also a three-stringed, Japanese musical instrument derived from the Chinese instrument sanxian.

It is played with a plectrum called a bachi. 29 more words

Music, Art And Culture

Sakura Days Japan Fair

This is an annual festival held at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens. A setting with green grass and colourful blooms, cherry blossoms and many vendors with delicious Japanese foods and you can learn and see so many things from  Japanese craftsmanship, … 41 more words

Wildlife Photos By NLMoriyama

Kubo and the Two Strings

We watched ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ last night. Great tale. Great mythology. Sensational imagination on display. Wonderful artwork. Neat, different ideas – at least for me. 137 more words

Pop Culture

Album Review: Thank You Scientist, "Stranger Heads Prevail"

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then strange must be as well. While Thank You Scientist may sound strange in the world of popular music, their intelligent brand of alternative rock mixed with progressive metal and jazz fusion is right at home in the world of prog. 831 more words


Christmas Spirit

I grew up in a catholic family and although I’m no believer myself, Christmas has always been for me an important symbol of peace and reconciliation. 332 more words