Monthly Archives: June 2012

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triptych portraits of japanese people at work, home, and play

Triptych Portraits of Japanese People at Work, Home, and Play | petapixel This is an obvious and simple idea but the results are very cool. PeeP by Koji Takiguchi from Chris Luzader on twitter – always a great source of information on … Continue reading

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death match in kiev, ukraine – NYTimes

A Soccer Game in Ukraine During World War II Echoes Through Time – NYTimes.com. German commentator: The crowd is going wild! [the camera pans through the audience, showing they’re completely silent] Escape to Victory So Euro 2012 heads towards its climax … Continue reading

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asymmetry

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/daniele-rossi-shown-mid-air-during-italy-v-photo-104229777–sow.html Yet another international soccer tournament. Yet another early exit by England. Yet another early exit on penalties. Hmm. It’s not rocket science. If you want to score penalties you have to practise penalties. So enough about football. It’s too … Continue reading

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one arm

To pursue surfing not just as an athletic endeavor or as a sunny day diversion, but to try to glean whatever lessons you can from the practice. It means being aware of your surroundings, and respectful of the people and … Continue reading

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ww2 spy school taught ninjutsu skills | The Daily Yomiuri

WWII spy school taught ninjutsu skills | The Daily Yomiuri This interesting article was in today’s newspaper. Some documents have been found about the secret training school for military intelligence operatives run by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War … Continue reading

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no-touch aikido – a defence

It was the All-Japan Aikido Demonstration in May. Years ago Nobuyuki Watanabe Sensei used to stand inside the entrance of the Budokan in an immaculate white suit greeting everyone with a big warm smile. Then later on he used to do … Continue reading