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Hacksaw Ridge

2017年8月20日

 

Hacksaw Ridge

 


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Subject:

Wow! What a lovely summer day!

You must be sunbathing with joy!

Ha ha ha ha ha…


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From: barclay1720@aol.com
Date: Thur., July 27, 2017 12:04 PM
To: diane705@yahoo.ca


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Hello Diane,

Eventually, we’ve got gorgeous summer days.

Are you sunbathing?

Or jogging along the seawall?


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On Canada Day, I strolled along the seawall and read some books while sitting on one of the benches.

Guess what?

Without knowing it, I was sunburnt.

Fortunately, it wasn’t so bad.
However, flakes of brownish skin are now falling from my arms and legs—just like dead cherry flowers.

Well,… no summer is perfect for everybody as nobody is perfect.

By the way, I read a newspaper article of METRO on July 24.


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The headline shouts: Former bishops guilty of polygamy.

Winston Blackmore was making no apologies Monday after he and another former bishop of an isolated religious community in BC were found guilty of practising polygamy.

Blackmore, 60, was married to Jane Blackmore and then married 24 additional womne as part of so-called “celestrial” marriages involving residents in the tiny community of Bountiful.

Amazing!
He was once married to 25 women!

Well, no bishop is perfect as nobody is perfect.

By the way, I’ve just written an article, which is somewhat related to the above incident.

Please read the folloing:


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“Romance @ Madison”

 

I’m pretty sure that you watched a movie called “The Bridges Of Madison County.”

This movie is a 1995 American romantic drama based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Robert James Waller.
The story in the diaries reveals the impact the affair had on the lives of a farm woman named Francesca and a National Geographic photographer—Robert played by Clint Eastwood.

The affair took place while her husband and children were at the state fair in Illinois.
She almost ran away with him to travel the world with him.

After a wrenching period of decision-making, however, she decided to stay at the last minute after considering the bigger picture that includes the consequences leaving would have on the lives of her teenage children and husband, who was a good, loving man.

After all the photographer finds meaning and his true calling as an artist.

It also has deep consequences on the lives of her son and daughter, who are both experiencing marital problems.
Their mother’s story helped them to find a sense of direction in their lives.

It is an old-fashioned love story with some meanings in terms of the present day context.
Superb are the performances of Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep.

Francesca had a dream, but she couldn’t realize it while being busy with daily chores.
Then she met Robert and suddenly she felt like realizing her dream.

Well, those 25 women who married to Winston Blackmore might have thought the same way.
However, Francesca changed her mind at the last moment and didn’t divorce her husband while those 25 women foolishly married the same bishop.

Times seem to have been changed.

In any case, I hope you enjoy this glorious summer day.
Have a great afternoon and a glorious evening!


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

 


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Subject:

Sorry to hear you got sunburned.

From: diane705@yahoo.ca
Date: Thur., Jul 27, 2017 at 12:30 PM
To: barclay1720@aol.com

Hi Kato,

Sorry to hear you got sunburned but glad to hear you’re enjoying this glorious weather.

We went up the Whistler on Tuesday to do some gentle hiking and do the Peak to Peak experience from Whistler to Blackcomb.


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It was awesome and I was afraid I’d end up quite burnt.
Fortunately not, so that’s the good news.
Such a magnificent part of our Province; mind-blowing, really.

I did read a bit of the Winston Blackmore story.
Image the logistics of 25 wives.
Holy cow!
The man should get a medal … maybe be named a saint. Just kidding!

But at least the wives seem to be well taken care of and the children seem to be as well.

When you look at all the single mothers we have and the experiences their children have to endure, there may be something to be said for an extended, fairly functional family.

Of course, there are many angles here, but personally I’m adopting a live-and-let-live-attitude.
It will be interesting to see how long this man will serve in jail.


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Off this afternoon to see Dunkirk at the Ridge.
Thanks for your notes as usual, kiddo.

See you soon, hopefully,


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Love, Diane ~


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Diane, did you see the movie?


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Yes, of course I did.

How did you like it?

I love it.  You see, Christopher Nolan, the director of the movie, is a master of reinvention.

What do you mean by that?

Well, after rethinking the whodunit with “Memento” made in 2000, he rewrote the rules for the cop thriller with another 2002 neo-noir psychological drama—“Insomnia.”

 


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Then came “Batman Begins” in 2002, followed by its two sequels—“The Darl Knight” in 2008 and “The Dark Knight Rises” in 2012, both of which injected new life into the moribund caped crusader on the big screen.

 


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I see… so what did Director Nolan create in the above “Dunkirk”?

You see, Kato, the movie is about the real-life events in Dunkirk, France, during the Second World War.

Yes, I know that.

Director Nolan decided to reimagine a battle epic as a suspense thriller.

Oh, yeah?

Nolan really wanted the film to be driven primarily by suspense, which is one of the most pure cinematic film forms.

I see.

Nolan creates three distinct storylines—on land, on sea and in the air—to evoke a tale about “communal heroism.”

What do yuo mean by that?

You see, Kato, 400,000 British, French, Belgian and Canadian troops were surrounded by the Nazis on the beaches of Dunkirk in late May and early June of 1940.  With safety on British shores just 26 miles away across the English Channel, the rescue had to be completed by non-military ships that sailed out from the southern coast of England to bring the stranded men home.

But what do you mean by non-military ships?

Well… A makeshift flotilla of hundreds of fishing boats, plesure crafts and lifeboats are called into service to aid in the evacuation.


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I see… Gee, Diane, you’re talking like a film critic.  I didn’t know, you’re such a movie buff.

Oh yes, to tell you the truth, I’ve watched a great deal of movies so far, but not as many as you have.

Diane, do you know what?  Although some events are loosely based on true history, the characters and storyline are fiction.

How do you know?

I read the director’s comments.

I see… By the way, Kato, have you lately watched a war movie?

I’m glad that you ask me.  As usual, I’ve seen a number of movies these days, including war movies.

 



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“Actual List”

 

This is the list of movies I’ve recently viewed at the Vancouver Public library… Look at the red-rectangled title in the above list!

I see… So you watched “Hacksaw Ridge” on August 15, huh?

That’s right.

 


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Twenty-one people are waiting to watch the above DVD, huh?

Yes, you’re telling me.


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After you watched, you jotted down the following comment, huh?

Directed by Mel Gibson and originally released as a motion picture in 2016, this 139-minute WWII docudrama depicts a story of Desmond Doss, an American pacifist combat medic who was a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, refusing to carry or use a firearm or weapons of any kind.

Doss’ unit was assigned to the 77th Infantry Division and deployed to the Pacific theater.

During the Battle of Okinawa, Doss’ unit was informed that they were to relieve the 96th Infantry Division, which was tasked with ascending and securing the Maeda Escarpment (“Hacksaw Ridge”).


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The battle at Hacksaw Ridge turned out to be one of the deadly battlegrounds during WWII.

Doss became the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor, for service above and beyond the call of duty during the Battle of Okinawa.

It is one of the best anti-war dramas I’ve ever watched.

Kato, do you really mean that the above movie is one of the best anti-war films?

You bet on that.

Kato, tell me about it.

Hacksaw Ridge


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As a young boy, Desmond Doss nearly kills his younger brother Hal.
This experience and his Seventh-day Adventist upbringing reinforce Desmond’s belief in the commandment “Thou shalt not kill”.

Years later, Desmond takes an injured man to the hospital and meets a nurse, Dorothy Schutte.


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The two begin a relationship and Desmond tells Dorothy of his interest in medical work.

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Doss is motivated to enlist in the Army and intends to serve as a combat medic.
His father Tom, a troubled World War I veteran, is deeply upset by the decision.
Before leaving for Fort Jackson, Desmond asks for Dorothy’s hand in marriage and she accepts.

Desmond is placed under the command of Sergeant Howell.
He excels physically but becomes an outcast among his fellow soldiers for refusing to handle a rifle and train on Saturdays.

Howell and Captain Glover attempt to discharge Desmond for psychiatric reasons but are overruled, as Desmond’s religious beliefs do not constitute mental illness.

They subsequently torment Desmond by putting him through grueling labor, intending to get Desmond to leave of his own accord.
Despite being beaten one night by his fellow soldiers, he refuses to identify his attackers and continues training.

Desmond’s unit completes basic training and is released on leave, during which Desmond intends to marry Dorothy, but his refusal to carry a firearm leads to an arrest for insubordination.
Captain Glover and Dorothy visit Desmond in jail and try to convince him to plead guilty so that he can be released without charge but Desmond refuses to compromise his beliefs.


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At his trial, Desmond pleads not guilty, but before he is sentenced, his father barges into the tribunal with a letter from a former commanding officer stating that his son’s pacifism is protected by an Act of Congress.
The charges against Desmond are dropped, and he and Dorothy are married.

Desmond’s unit is assigned to the 77th Infantry Division and deployed to the Pacific theater.
During the Battle of Okinawa, Desmond’s unit is informed that they are to relieve the 96th Infantry Division, which was tasked with ascending and securing the Maeda Escarpment (“Hacksaw Ridge”).

In the initial fight, both sides sustain heavy losses, and Desmond successfully saves several soldiers, including those with severe injuries.
The Americans camp for the night, which Desmond spends in a foxhole with Smitty, a squadmate who was the first to call Desmond a coward.
Desmond reveals that his aversion to holding a firearm stems from nearly shooting his drunken father, who threatened his mother with a gun.
Smitty apologizes for doubting his courage and the two make amends.

The next morning, the Japanese launch a massive counterattack and drive the Americans off the escarpment.
Smitty is killed, while Howell and several of Desmond’s squad mates are left injured on the battlefield.
Desmond hears the cries of the dying soldiers and decides to run back into the carnage.
He starts carrying wounded soldiers to the cliff’s edge and belaying them down by rope, each time praying to save one more.

The arrival of dozens of wounded once presumed dead comes as a shock to the rest of the unit below.
When day breaks, Desmond rescues Howell and the two finally escape Hacksaw under enemy fire.


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Captain Glover tells Desmond that the men have been inspired by his miraculous efforts, and that they will not launch the next attack without him.
Despite the next day being the Sabbath day, he joins his fellow soldiers after finishing his prayers.
With reinforcements, they turn the tide of battle.

During an ambush set by Japanese soldiers feigning surrender, Desmond manages to save Glover and others by knocking away enemy grenades.
Desmond is eventually wounded by a grenade blast, but the battle is won.

Desmond descends the cliff, clutching the Bible Dorothy gave him.


SOURCE:”Hacksaw Ridge”
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wow!… quite fascinating and heart-warming.

Unlike “Dunkirk,” the characters and storyline are based on the real events.

Is that right?

You bet… If you see the movie, your stomach will be quite upset because you see scores of gory, bloody and horrendous fighting scenes, but it’s worth watching it to the end.  I’m pretty sure you’ll become a different person after viewing it.


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No kidding!

In any case, there are 21 persons waiting to see this movie.  So you should reserve the DVD as soon as possible.

Yes, I’ll do it right away.


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【Himiko’s Monologue】


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Kato has watched 1,712 movies at the Vancouver Public Library so far.

When I take a look at the above movie list, I notice a film called “Osama.”

At first, I thought that it was about Osama bin Laden.

Although the title of the film highlights an allegorical relevance to Osama bin Laden, there is no further similarity.


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“Actual Page”


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In the above film, the Taliban are ruling Afghanistan.

Their regime is especially repressive for women, who, among other things, are not allowed to work.

This situation becomes difficult for one family consisting solely of three women, representing three successive generations: a young girl, her mother, and her grandmother.

With the mother’s husband and uncle dead, having been killed in battle during the Soviet invasion and their civil wars, there are no men left to support the family.

The mother had been working as a nurse in a hospital, but the Taliban cut off funding to the hospital, leaving it completely dysfunctional with no medicines and very little equipment.

One foreign woman working as a nurse in the hospital is arrested by the Taliban.

The mother does some nursing outside the hospital and receives payment from the caretaker of a patient, but after the patient dies the mother cannot find any more work.

The mother and grandmother then make what they feel is the only decision they can to survive.

They will have their preteen daughter disguise herself as a boy so that she can get a job to support the family.


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Osama’s grandmother tells a story to Osama about a boy who changed to a girl when he went under a rainbow, in order to help persuade her to accept the plan.

The daughter, feeling powerless, agrees despite being afraid that the Taliban will kill her if they discover her masquerade.

Partly as a symbolic measure, the daughter plants a lock of her now cut hair in a flowerpot.

The only people outside the family who know of the ruse are the milk vendor who employs the daughter.

This vendor was a friend of her deceased father.

A local boy named Espandi recognizes her despite her outward change in appearance.


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The masquerade becomes more difficult when the Taliban recruit all the local boys for school, which includes military training.

At the training school, they are taught how to fight and conduct ablutions, and an ablution is taught to boys that should be done when they experience nocturnal emission or come in contact with their wife when they grow older.


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Osama attempts to avoid joining the ablution session, and the master grows suspicious of Osama’s gender.

Osama realizes it can only be so long before she is found out.

Several of the boys begin to pick on her, and although Espandi is at first able to protect her, her secret is eventually discovered when she menstruates.

Osama is arrested and put on trial, along with a Western journalist, and the foreign woman who was arrested in the hospital.

The journalist and the nurse are both condemned and put to death, but, as Osama is destitute and helpless, her life is spared.

She is instead given in marriage to a much older man.

Osama’s new husband already has three wives, all of whom hate him and say he has destroyed their lives.

They take pity on Osama, but are powerless to help her.

The husband shows Osama the padlocks he uses on his wives’ rooms, reserving the largest for Osama.

The film ends with the new husband conducting an ablution in an outdoor bath, which the boys were earlier taught to conduct after coming in contact with their wives.

That’s about 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!


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Life or Death

Way to Millionaire

Adele Hugo

Middle Sexes

Romance@Madison


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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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『スパマー HIRO 中野 悪徳業者』

 


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Happy New Year!

2017年1月1日

 

Happy New Year!

 


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Happy

 

New

 

Year

 

2017






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Kato, Happy New Year!! … Did you enjoy your X’mas?


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Yes, of course, I enjoyed it to the hilt.


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I don’t believe it… Kato, did you actually celebrate the Christian festival?

Well… Actually, I’m an atheist.

Are you really an atheist?  I thought you were a Buddhist.

No, I’m NOT a Buddhist.

So, you don’t believe in the existence of deities nor gods, do you?

To be honest with you, Diane, I believe in my own god.

Your own god? … Who the heck is it?

I think I told you before… It is a traffic cop of this universe.

A traffic cop of this universe?… You gotta be kidding me… Are you really serious?

Yes, of course, I’m darn serious.


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As you see, Diane, our Earth runs through this universe 1,000Km per second… And mind you, there have been no accidents since man appeared on the earth… So there must have been an extroadinary smart traffic cop in our universe.

I see… So, Kato, you consider this smart traffic cop to be your god, huh?

Yes, I do.

Well … then look at the following clip.


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Science Has Found Evidence Of God!?

Kato, you may just as well call your traffic cop “Jesus Christ.”

hmmmm… Diane, you’re smarter than I thought you were… By the way, how was your silent night?

Oh, it was marvellous and glorious.


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I see… So, Diane, you enjoyed your silent night at your church, eh?

Yes, I did… So, Kato, how could you enjoy this New Year’s day with me?

I’ll dance with you like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.


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I didn’t know that you can dance like Fred Astaire.

Oh, yes, I do dance like a magic dancer, and I’m crazy about salsa.


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I can hardly believe it.

Believe it, Diane… They say, “One who believes will be saved.”

You’d better say, “One who believes in God will be saved.”

Anyway, I’m also crazy about mambo.


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Can you actually dance like that?

You don’t believe it, do you?

‘Cause I’m worried too much. If you dance like hell, you might go to heaven with stroke.


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【Himiko’s Monologue】


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Well…, what do you think about the next Trump administration?

Can you see many happy and bright aspects of his policies?

Here is five Nostradamus Predictions for 2017, in which you might be interested:


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I really hope that 2017 will be a happy year.

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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“Sabina”

“Happy New Year”

“Merange & Sabina”

“Beauty in Spa”

“Love @ e-reading”

“Troublesome Slang”


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“World Family”

“Mari’s Bagels”

“Love & Loyalty”

“Another Cinderella”

“Amazing Two-legged Pooch”

“Delusive Romance”

“Royal Couple”

“Life with Music”

“Poutine@Canada”


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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

Changeling

Fiddler on the Roof

Flesh and Bone

Maiden’s Prayer

Romeo & Juliet

Trump @ Joke

Halloween in Shibuya

Trump Shock


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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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Trump Shock

2016年12月2日

 

Trump Shock

 


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So most people are worried

whether or not the following

incident will happen.


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Kato, it is amazing to know that Donald Trump has been elected as the next US President.


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Yes, you’re telling me… I’m pretty sure that nobody in the world—except the poor unsatisfied Americans—expected Trump to win the race.

But many Americans aren’t happy to have Trump as the next president.

How do you know, Diane?

Well…, if you see the following Youtube clip, it’s obvious.


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Manhattan, New York

A great number of New Yorkers were protesting in Manhattan when they got to know that Trump had been elected as their next president.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an angry protest in the previous US presidential elections.

As a matter of fact, there were some other protests:


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Downtown, Los Angeles



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In Portland, USA



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In London, England



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Worldwide Reactions

So many people in the whole world aren’t happy to have Trump as the next US president, are they?

No, they are NOT…

But why not?

Well…, Donald Trump is telling the world in the following manner:


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So many people in the world don’t like Trump’s ideas, do they?

No, they do NOT.

But how come so many people in the world don’t like Donald Trump?

…’Cause many people know about Trump’s shortcomings and dark secrets:

5 Darkest Donald Trump Secrets


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Donald Trump’s Sexual Affairs


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10 Shocking Donald Trump Facts


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If so many Americans know about Trump’s shortcomings and dark secrets, why did they choose him as the next president?

They dislike Hillary Clinton much more than Donald Trump, I suppose.

Diane, are you saying that the Americans choose the less worse candidate of the two?

I guess so.

I’m a little bit worried about him.

What do you mean by that, Kato?

Well…, if so many people dislike Donald Trump, there might be an out-of-mind fanatic or two.

So what?

You see, Diane, if such a maniac has a gun, he or she will shoot the next president.


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I hope, such a horrible incident will never happen.

I don’t think Donald Trump has a keen desire on gun control… That means, the probability for such an incident will increase.

Kato, don’t be so pessimistic… Look at the bright side of the next Trump administration.

Like what?

I don’t know… Look for it by yourself.

It’s so hard to look at the bright side.


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【Himiko’s Monologue】


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Well…, what do you think about the next Trump administration?

Can you see many happy and bright aspects of his policies?

Here is five Nostradamus Predictions for 2017, in which you might be interested:


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I really hope that 2017 will be a happy year.

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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“Sabina”

“Happy New Year”

“Merange & Sabina”

“Beauty in Spa”

“Love @ e-reading”

“Troublesome Slang”


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“World Family”

“Mari’s Bagels”

“Love & Loyalty”

“Another Cinderella”

“Amazing Two-legged Pooch”

“Delusive Romance”

“Royal Couple”

“Life with Music”

“Poutine@Canada”


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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

Changeling

Fiddler on the Roof

Flesh and Bone

Maiden’s Prayer

Romeo & Juliet

Trump @ Joke

Halloween in Shibuya


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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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Halloween in Shibuya

2016年10月31日

 

Halloween in Shibuya

 


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Kato, who is the above lady in East Indian costume?


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She is Madame Taliesin.

Is she your wife?

Oh, no… She is the queen of Halloween.

No kidding!

I’m dead serious!  She is MY queen of Halloween.

Are you telling the world that she is a queen of Halloween ONLY for you?

Yes, that’s right.  You’re telling the world, Diane.

But why is she wearing an East Indian costume instead of kimono?

Good question! … It is a long story.

Then make it short and tell me the story.

Well … When I arrived in my hometown, Gyoda, on Octover 19, it was so hot that Madame Taliesin welcomed me while bathing in bikini.


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Kato, were you dreaming or what?  It was terribly cold in Vancouver on October 19.  No Vancouverites could take a dip in the water.

I know, I know, … I’m sure you were almost frozen to death, but I felt as if I were in Hawaii when I arrived in Japan on October 19.  As a matter of fact, on October 20, it was 28 degree in Gyoda—my hometown.

How come it’s so hot in your homwtown at this time of year?

Good question, Diane!  It is because Gyoda is famous for its fire festival.


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Kato, are you saying that the fire in the festival makes it hot in Gyoda at this time of year?


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Yes, you’re absolutely right.

I think you’re definitely kidding me.  Who could believe you?  By the way, who are the couple in the above video.  They seem to wear old Japanese costumes.

Yes, they do… The festival is about Konohanasakuya-hime and her husband.

Who is Konohanasakuya-hime?

She is a famous character in Japanese mythology.

Konohanasakuya-hime


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Konohanasakuya-hime (木花咲耶姫) is the blossom-princess and symbol of delicate earthly life.

She is the daughter of the mountain god Ohoyamatsumi.

She is often considered an avatar of Japanese life, especially since her symbol is the sakura (cherry blossom).

Kono-hana is also the goddess of Mount Fuji and all volcanoes.

Kono-hana-hime is the wife of the god Ninigi.

She met him on the seashore and they fell in love.

Ninigi asked Oho-Yama, the father of Kono-hana-hime for her hand in marriage.

Oho-Yama proposed his older daughter, Iwa-Naga-hime, instead, but Ninigi had his heart set on Kono-hana because Iwa-Naga-hime was ugly.

Oho-Yama reluctantly agreed and Ninigi and Ko-no-hana married.

Because Ninigi refused Iwa-Naga-hime, the rock-princess, human lives are said to be short and fleeting, like the sakura blossoms, instead of enduring and long lasting, like stones.

Kono-hana became pregnant in just one night, causing suspicion in Ninigi.

He wondered if this was the child of another kami.

Kono-hana was enraged at Ninigi’s accusation and entered a doorless hut, which she then set fire to, declaring that the child would not be hurt if it were truly the offspring of Ninigi.

Inside the hut, Ko-no-hana had three sons, Hoderi, Hosuseri and Hoori.

Shrines have been built on Mount Fuji for Konohanasakuya-hime.


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It is believed that she will keep Mount Fuji from erupting, but shrines to her at Kirishima have been repeatedly destroyed by volcanic eruptions.

She is also known for having tore up the Yatsugatake Mountains, because it was higher than Mount Fuji.


SOURCE: “Konohanasakuya-hime” from Wikipedia

I see… Quite interesting… But, Kato, how come Madame Taliesin wore an East Indian costume, instead of the traditional Japanese costume?

Diane, have you ever heard of an old saying—“Fight fire with fire”?

Yes, I have. But I can hardly understand why the above saying has to do with Madame Taliesin’s East Indian costume.

Well…, Madame Taliesin is crazy about East Indian currey.


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Kato, are you saying that I’m crazy about East Indian curry?

Yes, I am. The other day, You ate Indian curry at Kumagaya Station shopping mall!


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『Indian Curry@Kumagaya』

Even if you’re not addicted to East Indian curry, you’re still crazy about curry in general.

Do you have any proof?

Yes, of course.  You ate soup curry yesterday (November 4, 2015) at Neco Curry Shop.


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『Actual Page』

Did you see me eat the soup curry?

Yes of course I did.  You ate it in front of me.  I couldn’t help but see you enjoying it to the hilt.


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So, Kato, you enjoyed seeing my eating, huh?

Actually, I was a bit surprised.

Why is that?

…’Cause you told me that this place was a secret romantic spot.

Did I really say that?

Yes, you did.  You even showed me the following page:


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『Actual Page』

Then you even asked the owner to play some romantic music.

Did I?

Yes, you did.  You requested “Black Orfeus”—romantic Bossa Nova.


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You told me, “I wish I could eat with you on the beach in Rio de Janeiro.

Did I really say that?

Yes, you did.  I’m pretty sure that if you hear the following music, you’ll certainly recall it.


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Now, Madame Taliesin, did you remember what you said at the time?

I’m afraid not.  There are no stages in that curry restaurant in the first place.

Is that right?

I’m quite positive, Kato, that you were probably daydreaming.


SOURCE: 『Soup Curry @ Gyoda』
(November 5, 2015)

You see, Diane, Madame Taliesin is crazy about curry. That is, she fights hot weather with hot East Indian curry.

Are you saying, Kato, that’s the reason Madame Taliesen wore an East Indian costume in the Halloween party?

Yes, that’s right!  You’re telling the world.


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【Himiko’s Monologue】


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Well…, have you enjoyed your Halloween party?

Me?  Of course, I did enjoy my Halloween party.

Actually, I’m always enjoying my Halloween party bacause I wear this classical Japanese costume almost everyday.

In any case, I hope 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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“Sabina”

“Happy New Year”

“Merange & Sabina”

“Beauty in Spa”

“Love @ e-reading”

“Troublesome Slang”


(biker302.jpg)

“World Family”

“Mari’s Bagels”

“Love & Loyalty”

“Another Cinderella”

“Amazing Two-legged Pooch”

“Delusive Romance”

“Royal Couple”

“Life with Music”

“Poutine@Canada”


(dianesun.jpg)

“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”


(cook002.jpg)

“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

Changeling

Fiddler on the Roof

Flesh and Bone

Maiden’s Prayer

Romeo & Juliet

Trump @ Joke


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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』


(june001.gif)

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.


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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』


(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。


(bikini901b.jpg)


(dogs17.gif)


(girlxx.gif)

Trump @ Joke

2016年10月14日

 

Trump @ Joke

 


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Kato, what do you mean by “Trump @ Joke”?


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Well, Diane, when I heard the news that Donald Trum would run for the president of the United States, I thought it was a big joke.

I think many people thought so.

How about you, Diane?

Well … I consider him as an entertainer rather than a businessman.  So naturally he’s doing what he is supposed to do, I guess.

Trump is entertaining the people of this whole world, huh?

I’m just kidding.  

By the way, Diane, what do you think about the following 2005 story, in which Trump boasted about kissing women and groping their genitals without consent.


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Well… if what he said is all true, then he should go to jail, but I think he bragged about it to show off he is a macho man.

I think he was telling the truth.

But last Sunday, during the second presidential debate, moderator Anderson Cooper asked Trump, “You bragged that you have sexually assaulted women. Do you understandd that?”  Then Trump replied that he had not actually done the things he had bragged about.

Trump lied.

How come you’re so sure, Kato?

…’Cause two women accuse Trump of groping them.

Holy cow! You must be kidding.

No kidding!  I picked up the paper this morning.

Two women accuse Trump of groping them


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The New York Times broke news late Wednesday that two women (Jesica Leeds, 74; and Rachel Crooks, 22) have come forward with accusations that Donald Trump touched and kissed them without consent.

According to the newspaper, three decadees ago while flying in first class, Leeds accuses Trump of grabbing her breasts and putting his hand up her skirt.

Crooks, meanwhile, claims that in 2005 she ran into the GOP presidential nominee at a Manhattan real estate firm where he began kissing her without consent.

At press time, Trump’s camp has not responded.


SOURCE: Page 4 “24 HOURS Vancouver”
Thursday, October 13, 2016

If their accusations are true, the Americans should not vote Trump for their president.

Anyway, Trump apologizes for the controversial video remarks.


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His apologies were made before the above women’s accusations, I assume.

That’s right.  By the way, Hitler reacts to the news of the “Pussy” scandal.

You gotta be kidding, Kato.  How could Hitler possibly react to Trump’s remarks.

Well… it is a parody.  Just watch the following video clip:


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It is really funny, but I think Donald Trum considers this as an insult.  I’d rather see real people’s reactions.

If you say so, watch Robert De Niro rip into Donald Trump:


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Naturally, Donald Trump reacts to the above comments:


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In any case, there were Donald Trump’s most idiotic moments in the past:


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What about Trump’s offense against Hillary Clinton?

Watch the following video clip:


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So, Kato, you seem to go against Donald Trump.

That’s right.  Actually I like him, but I don’t want to see him become the president of the United States.

Why is that?

Please read the following article.

Former Trump Writer:

“I put lipstick on a pig”


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Call it the Art of Regret: The ghostwriter who helped create the myth of Donald Trump as an omnipotent business titan admits now he was putting “lipstick on a pig.”

Tony Schwartz helped the GOP presidential candidate craft his 1987 bestseller, “The Art of the Deal,” and now says the title should have been “The Sociopath,” he told the “New Yorker.”

“I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is,” Schwartz told the magazine.

Now, Schwartz is remorseful about his role in burnishing the Trump brand.

The writer now fears for the world if Trump is somehow elected in November.

“I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of the civilization,” he said.


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SOURCE: Page 8 “24 HOURS Vancouver”
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Like you said, Diane, Donald Trump is much of an entertainer—far from a politician.  If Trump becomes the president of the United States, he might press the nuclear button more likely than anybody else.

I see your point.


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【Himiko’s Monologue】


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Well…, we’re living in the free world.

So, even Doland Trump could become the US president.

However, when America sneezes, the whole world catches a cold.

I wish Americans would choose a politically healthy person for the next president.


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Best of Donald Trump (funny)

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

So please come back to see me.

Have a nice day!

Bye bye …


(hand.gif)


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If you’ve got some time,

Please read one of the following artciles:


(juneswim.jpg)

“Sabina”

“Happy New Year”

“Merange & Sabina”

“Beauty in Spa”

“Love @ e-reading”

“Troublesome Slang”


(biker302.jpg)

“World Family”

“Mari’s Bagels”

“Love & Loyalty”

“Another Cinderella”

“Amazing Two-legged Pooch”

“Delusive Romance”

“Royal Couple”

“Life with Music”

“Poutine@Canada”


(dianesun.jpg)

“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”


(cook002.jpg)

“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

Changeling

Fiddler on the Roof

Flesh and Bone

Maiden’s Prayer

Romeo & Juliet


(surfin2.gif)


(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.


(lib50909a.png)

『Actual List』


(june001.gif)

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。


(bikini901b.jpg)


(dogs17.gif)


(girlxx.gif)

Romeo & Juliet

2016年9月14日

 

Romeo & Juliet

 


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Subject:

We’ve got lots of sunshine.

Hallelujah!


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From: barclay1720@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 6:19 PM

To: diane705@yahoo.ca

Hello Diane,

We’ve got lots of sunshine these days.
Hallelujah!

I’ve still seen scaffolding around the cathedral.
Now what’s going on?
Are they making it twice as big as the current size?
Holy cow!

I suppose many people are wondering how soon the soup kitchen is available.

Well.. under this glorious weather, I’d rather hop and jump around with joy while strolling along the seawall, instead of eating soup indoors.

Maybe, I should take my own advice and step outside the library.
Don’t you think?

Well… On August 6, I watched a Spanish movie called “Abre los ojos (Open your eyes).”


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“Actual Catalogue Page”



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In this steamy, intriguingly complex, psychological thriller, the line between reality and fantasy is hopelessly blurred.
César tries to make sense of his life after a car crash leaves his once-handsome face grotesquely disfigured.
After he is placed into a psychiatric penitentiary for a murder he doesn’t remember committing, César’s only hope is to delve into the depths of his subconscious mind where the answer to ending his living nightmare lies in his dreams.”

After viewing the above film, I jotted down my comment as follows:

“The script is fantastically contrived for the sake of complexity,
but it is profoundly thought-provoking in the sense that life is what exists in your mind after all.”

So, I imagined that I’d been enjoying the sunshine in Stanley Park… He, he, he, he, he…

In any case, the above movie gave me an inspiration because I came to realize that “love is what exists in your mind after all.”

This realization let me write the following article—just for you.


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“Maiden’s Prayer”

I hope you’ll enjoy reading the above article.

In any case, sing while jogging around the seawall, Diane.
…see you soon.

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


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

 


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subject:

Oh, what a lovely story it is!

How are you, Kato?

from: Diane myfanwy@yahoo.com
to: Kato barclay1720@aol.com
date: Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 7:25 PM

Hello, my happy bohemian,

Oh, what a lovely story of unrequited love, Kato.
You really ARE a romantic.

You never know; they say the world is getting smaller all the time, so one day you may run into her sauntering into the library or skipping down your very street.
Now wouldn’t that be marvelous?

Very sweet story.
I’m impressed with you being into a special class as well;
in my school we had the classes for the “smart kids” (my older brother John was always in those classes),
but I seemed to always being in the middle so to speak; not with the handicapped kids,
but also not with the smart kids. Not that we cared much as kids, though; but good for you nevertheless.

I always knew you were brighter than the average cookie.
Thanks again for this story.

Life’s good; I’ve been having a great sense of well-being lately; hopefully the feeling will hold.
Maybe it’s this great weather.
Speaking of which, I’m going for a walk,

Tata for now,

P.S.:

Get to the beach when you can kiddo.
Summer’s short in Vancouver, you know.

If you like theater, Bard on the Beach is in full session now.


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Fred and I went to Romeo & Juliet on Saturday and it was awesome.

Highly recommended!


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See you soon, hopefully,


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Love, Diane ~


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Kato, did you see “Romeo and Juliet” on the beach?


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You did see the play, didn’t you… Tell me about it.

Well… the synopsis goes as follows:


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Two powerful families in Verona, the Capulets and the Montagues, have been feuding for generations.
When yet another street fight breaks out between the rival families, Prince Escalus threatens death to anyone who disrupts the peace again.

Meanwhile, Capulet, the family patriarch, learns that Count Paris is eager to wed his daughter Juliet.
He invites Paris to a masked ball that evening to begin the courtship.
Juliet’s nurse and her mother, Lady Capulet, worry that Juliet is too young for marriage but they still encourage her to consider Paris’ proposal.

Elsewhere in Verona, Romeo Montague pines for Rosaline, who disdains his affection.
His friends Benvolio and Mercutio urge him to forget her.
They decide to attend – uninvited – the Capulet’s party.

Juliet’s fiery cousin Tybalt is at the party and recognizes Romeo as a Montague.


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Capulet forbids him to fight, so Tybalt vows to retaliate in some other way.
Romeo is oblivious: he and Juliet have discovered each other and are smitten.
They flirt and soon kiss.
Before the party ends, each learns the other’s identity and family affiliation.

Romeo hides in Capulet’s garden, where Juliet is on her balcony.


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They profess their love and decide to wed secretly.
Romeo promises he will find someone to marry them.

The next morning, Romeo visits Friar Laurence, who agrees to marry the young lovers in the hope that the union will end their families’ feud.
Juliet’s nurse arrives to confirm the arrangements, and the secret ceremony takes place that afternoon.

Later, Tybalt encounters Romeo and challenges him to a duel.
Romeo refuses, knowing that Tybalt is now his kinsman through marriage.
Mercutio fights Tybalt instead and is fatally wounded.
Enraged at his friend’s death, Romeo attacks and slays Tybalt, then flees.
When Prince Escalus learns of this latest violence, he banishes Romeo from Verona.

Back at the Friar’s cell, Romeo plans his escape to Mantua.
But first, he spends his wedding night with Juliet.
As the sun rises, the newlyweds reluctantly part.

Juliet’s father informs her she must marry Paris in just a few days.
Her protests fail to change his mind. Desperate, Juliet seeks Friar Laurence’s help.
He offers her a potion that will make her appear dead for 42 hours and promises to send a message about the plan to Romeo, so he can rejoin Juliet when she awakens and then they can run away together.

Alone in her bedroom, Juliet drinks the potion and falls asleep.
The next morning, her nurse discovers her and believes she is dead.
Juliet is laid to rest in the family tomb.

Romeo, now in Mantua, never receives the Friar’s message.
When he hears news of Juliet’s death, he resolves to return to Verona to see her one last time, setting into motion the final fateful events for the young lovers.


SOURCE: “Romeo and Juliet (Synopsis)”

Ummmm … sounds quite interesting.

So, Kato, you went to the beach to see it, huh?

I did see “Romeo and Juliet” NOT on the beach BUT in the library.


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“Actual Catalogue Page”



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How did you like it?

Terrible! … I didn’t like it at all… Please read my comment:


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This is a American adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet directed by Baz Luhrmann.

The film is an abridged modernization of Shakespeare’s play.

While it retains the original Shakespearean dialogue, the Montagues and the Capulets are represented as warring mafia empires with legitimate business fronts.

Swords are replaced with guns.


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As soon as I watch the first ten minutes, I realize that this film is a total garbage because Shakespeare would get mad with this comical rendition of the futuristic adaptation.

I dislike this kind of comical shit.

Tsk, tsk, tsk… Kato, your comment sounds awful! … Shakespeare would get disappointed if he read your comment.

Its adaptation is so bad that Shakespeare would get furious.

Is it reall that bad?

You surely bet on that… I was so disappointed that I turned to the famous “West Side STory.”


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“Actual Catalogue Page”



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so, Kato, how did you like it?

It’s one of the best adaptations of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Please read my comment:


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This is a 1961 American romantic musical directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, based on the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name.

Inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, the story focuses on the two gangs—the Jets led by Riff and the Sharks led by Bernardo.

Lieutenant Schrank and Officer Krupke break up a brawl, warning both gangs to stop fighting or they will be arrested.

Despite the warning, the Jets challenge the Sharks to a rumble for neighborhood control.

Bernardo’s younger sister, Maria, meets Tony (previous leader of the Jets) at the dance and both fall in love.

Bernardo tells Tony to stay away from Maria, and the tragedy starts.

I love mambo and music!


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I think this film remains the most memorable and iconic of all the Shakespeare adaptations for film.

so, Kato, you like mambo, don’t you?

Yes, I love it… I like salsa, too… As a matter of fact, salsa is a popular form of social dance these days, you know.  It originated in New York City with strong influences from Latin America, particularly Puerto Rico, and Cuba.  The movements of salsa have origins in Cuban Son, Cha-cha-cha, and Mambo. And the dance, along with the salsa music, originated in the mid-1970s in New York.

Is that right?

Do you know, Diane, from three to seven o’clock in the afternoon every Sunday, there goes salsa dancing party at Robson Square.


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The other day, I enjoyed dancing with Mayumi.


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Wow!… I didn’t know that you and Mayumi are such enthusiastic salsa dancers.

Well … there is a “West End Story.”

Oh…?  Tell me about it… I’m all ears.

I’ve already told you about it.


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Sex Appeal


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【Himiko’s Monologue】


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I love “West Side Story.”

Tony, the previous leader of the Jets, has fallen in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo—the leader of the Sharks.

Upon Maria’s request, Tony plans to go to the rumble and stop the fight.

Maria and Tony sing the following song:


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This song is about their eagerness to see each other after Tony returns.

They believe that after Tony stops the fight, the tension surrounding their forbidden love will finally vanish and the night will be “endless.”

They are frustrated by the seemingly slow place of the present day while they are anticipating the coming night.

Well … I hope 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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“Sabina”

“Happy New Year”

“Merange & Sabina”

“Beauty in Spa”

“Love @ e-reading”

“Troublesome Slang”


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“World Family”

“Mari’s Bagels”

“Love & Loyalty”

“Another Cinderella”

“Amazing Two-legged Pooch”

“Delusive Romance”

“Royal Couple”

“Life with Music”

“Poutine@Canada”


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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

Changeling

Fiddler on the Roof

Flesh and Bone

Maiden’s Prayer


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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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