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Ugh.

| January 5, 2010

[I take no responsibility if you google anything in this post.] So I was reading a post on reddit about a kid who made a lot of money, when I came across a term that I had gladly forgotten long ago in one of the comments…I haven’t chatted up with any Japanese nationalists lately denying [...]

DPJ and Political Capital

| September 30, 2009

Old news, I know. I haven’t been writing here much. Or at all. Anyway, so the DPJ won the last election in Japan, ending decades of rule by their competitor, the Liberal Democratic Party.  I guess the DPJ is the true liberal party of Japan, despite their competitor’s name. Although the DPJ does seem to [...]

The Destruction of Chinese Culture in the Mainland, Mainland vs Taiwan

| July 2, 2009

And…more personal musings… I started chatting with my friend regarding Chinese culture on the mainland. I’ve never been, but from what I’ve read and heard, it sounds like the culture as I know it, as I lived it through my parents and family friends, is rapidly disappearing in China. Humility, reservedness, politeness, looking out for [...]

Koreans and Asian Race Relations, USDM K-Rage

| July 1, 2009

OK, I’m going to have to be careful, since I have Korean friends, and I don’t want to offend. Well, even if I didn’t have any, I still wouldn’t want to offend. I should probably play it safe and say nothing, but hey, I’m an honest, blunt SOB, so I’m gonna write this. I’m a [...]

Jessica H.O. – Life Is Good, American Arrogance

| May 16, 2009

I like her voice (and the eyes, I’m a sucker for crescent-shaped eyes). Apparently she kinda shot herself in the foot by publicly dissing BoA a few years back though, BoA being a music superstar in Asia or something. Btw, what is it with Asian chicks and using the word “fag”? I’m tallying it in [...]

Cereal Mega Review Part 1, China and North Korea

| April 8, 2009

Ah cold cereal, such a wondrous food. It’s so convenient, and it tastes good! I can eat cereal at any time of the day, and sometimes I do! In fact, I’m eating a bowl right now. And wow. I am writing about cereal. Pretty dorky. I’ve graduated from the cereals of yore, however. No more [...]

FOCA – Incredibly Broad?

| January 31, 2009

The short answer is, “Yes.” Ah, abortion, the nuclear option of topics. Debating gay rights is a cakewalk in comparison. It’s times like these that I’m thankful I’m male. It’s such a sticky topic that I’ll be shamefully honest: I don’t have a well formed opinion either way. Is the fetus a person, is it [...]

The Party of Fear

| January 27, 2009

The Republican Party has oft been accused as the party of fear (cough, 1984 style, cough). And why not? Fear as an emotional response has worked for eons. It has kept animals, cave men, and modern man alive from many fatal situations to fight another day. Unfortunately when you let it dictate all of your [...]

It Begins

| January 22, 2009

That was fast. Obama issues a few executive orders closing Guantanomo bay, deactivating the controversial overseas CIA detention facilities, and halting inhumane interrogation techniques. Full text of the interrogation one.

What We Deal With

| January 9, 2009

“Hurry, I must get back so I can keep fighting,” he told the doctors. He was told that there were more serious cases than his, that he needed to wait. But he insisted. “We are fighting the Israelis,” he said. “When we fire we run, but they hit back so fast. We run into the [...]