機票訂了
我7月6日~7月20日會在溫哥華。

因為我很窮,這次無法坐 JAL / ANA 看年輕可愛的CA直飛回去,
而要盯著美系航空的歐巴桑,外加轉機(要花生米說不定需要5美金)。

飯局再聯絡。
趕報告。
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# by yao-san | 2010-06-05 16:25 | 日和
邪教檢查表
邪教檢查表

邪教檢查表
編譯:李怡志

資料來源:德國巴伐利亞政府青少年局

承諾

只要我參加這個組織或組織的特定課程,他們就保證我可以獲得愛情、財富、幸運、成功、健康、靈性、啟發、救贖或解脫。
靠著組織的協助,我不但可以解決所有的問題,甚至可以改變全世界。我會成為一個全新、更好的人,我的生命會徹底改變。
他們會告訴我,這個組織恰巧就是那個能夠協助我達成所有願望的組織。
針對所有困難的人生問題,這個組織都有簡單的解答。
雖然我一直覺得這個組織有一種無法言喻的吸引力,但我確定,我自己能夠做出正確的決定。


組織架構

組織中的成員對我的超級親切,就像我之前一直希望別人如何對待我一樣,而且最少會有一個成員一直出現在我身邊。
組織成員間有很強的凝聚力,他們有時候會使用某種只有這個組織才懂的語言、術語與外界區隔,甚至組織成員還會獲得新的名字。
組織成員都覺得自己是菁英,是一個新時代的先驅者。只有這個組織的成員,才能躲過即將到來的危難。
小孩與青少年在這個組織的教義中具有特殊的意義與功能。
組織的利益優先於個人的利益。我必須為組織完成許多工作,例如參加課程、招募成員、賣書等等,而個人的生存保障反而不那麼重要。
為了展現我對組織或教主的忠誠及信仰,教主的命令即便違反法令,我也要去做。


方法

彷彿只有這個組織才能指引我繼續前進的道路,雖然他們的方法無法透過科學或理性來解釋。
在這個組織中會發生的事情很難說得清楚,如果想要了解,就得快點加入,然後親身體會。
為了解決我的問題或者獲得解脫,我得採用一些不尋常的方法。我得透過很神祕的宗教或心理演練,才能夠達到某些特殊的精神狀態(狂喜、鎮定、增強的感官刺激、特殊的靈性經驗)。
我必須調整我的生活,盡可能挪出所有的時間奉獻給組織。而不論是質疑我參加這個組織的人,抑或是我的家人、朋友,都必須斷絕所有關係,以免他們阻撓了我的修行。
不論是針對飲食、衣著、清潔衛生、男女關係或者性行為,這個組織都有獨特的規定或儀式,甚至可以管到一天的所有作息。
不論是一對一聊天或是在組織活動中,我發現每個成員對於生命都有一模一樣的觀點,甚至連描述的用語都相同,讓我偶爾不禁懷疑,這些人是不是被洗腦了。


唯一的領導者

組織中會有一位領導者,他可能是因為特殊的經驗、天賦、啟發或神祕力量,所以對於世界與人類擁有特殊的知識或能力,也因為他的特殊性,不能對領導者保持存疑、不能批評、也不可以亂問他的過去。
對批評的反應
如果有人對組織發表的負面的言論,都會被當成無知或敵意的表現。畢竟這個組織是沒有什麼可被批評的地方。
如果我在組織中沒有獲得當初承諾的成果,都是我的不對。要不是我沒有完全按照規矩來,否則就是我太懶惰,或不夠堅信。
當我想要退出時,突然會承受十分龐大的壓力,或者透過其他方式,讓我覺得非留下來不可。

(符合程度越高,越要小心)



Just for yours and mine information

try to put some clubs, cults, pyramid schemes... even religions in there, wow... they all fit!!
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# by yao-san | 2010-05-30 23:31 | 吐嘲
Documentary films on Google video
Google video 和 Top Documentary Films 上有很多完整版的紀錄片。
網路真的越來越方便了。

在過去的幾週裡面我先是在 google video 看了
Religulous 7.8/10 (imdb 2010/5/30)

上週讀到了跟 Deep blue 有關的文章而順便看了

Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine

發現 IBM 的 Deep blue 當年打敗的並不是一般的棋王,而是西洋棋歷史上少有的天才。
但Deep blue 獲勝的正當性遭受遲疑,
而 Deep blue 下棋方式更是比想像中粗糙。
他並不是使用高智能的人工智慧,而是運用暴力的計算能力把所有可能的棋步計算出來。
近年來的 PC game Chess Master version whatever 說不定都能贏過 Deep blue

昨天,我把一直沒有機會看的

Supersize Me 看完了。

這部對想減肥的人可能有幫助。
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# by yao-san | 2010-05-30 17:37 | silver screen
John got married
I feel so happy for John getting married. 049.gif049.gif049.gif071.gif071.gif071.gif053.gif053.gif053.gif024.gif024.gif024.gif

Yet I feel the pressure now. Its not just friend of a friend anymore. Its MY FRIEND, coming from similar background, YOUNGER than me, getting married.

hmmm... I feel old, and I don't think I can support anyone besides myself.

Back to the topic, John, you are going to live happily ever after.053.gif053.gif053.gif053.gif053.gif053.gif053.gif053.gif
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# by yao-san | 2010-05-25 04:17 | 日和
[豆知識] Romanian Lesson
ええと、まずは

te iubesc (テ イウベスック) = I love you (in Romanian)

then comes the funny part.
如果你很不幸叫做 Aikura Kakuru (填字會變成 "相倉かくる" 之類的)
那你的名字在羅馬尼亞文中意思是


Your mouth smells like A$$

Seriously, I am not making these up!!!003.gif
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# by yao-san | 2010-05-25 03:55 | 雑感
Working hard right now
70 min = 3 pages of A4 single-space summarized outline for my presentation on Thursday. The text and outline are in English though...

At least the productivity is getting better in school's satellite room.

[back to typing]

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then couldn't even translate the outline into Japanese in 4 hours...
time to sleep.
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# by yao-san | 2010-05-17 22:13 | 日和
Efficiency


I am as clueless as these polar bears



I just spent 3 hours in the library writing a 3 page report. It doesn't sound too bad, right? Well, except that the report is on the topic that has already been presented by my group last week and I just had to pull words from the power point files to M$ word. Yet, this took me 3 hours, and I swear I was so focused on my task that I didn't waste any time on surfing the internet.

And how about at home where I constantly switch between browser windows and word? OMG, even I am too afraid to count how much time I can spend on a single A4 paper.

I have come to the realization that I am so inefficient when it comes down to doing homework and writing reports. I started asking my classmates on how much time they had spent on writing their reports today. And yes, just as I have suspected, I am spending too much time on a single task. That's not all, I am also not investing as much time as my fellow classmates on reading papers.

This really makes me sad. I am spending more time doing an half-ass job. I don't like the sound of that. I have never been a good writer all my life, but at least I used to be able to BS some seemingly meaningful but in reality meaningless crap in English onto my assignment sheets just to get by. Well, it worked and I graduated. I guess this skill doesn't get transfered to Japanese automatically.

It sucks to feel like I am behind the rest of class. I can blame it on my language skill...then I can't stop wondering how come I have improved so little in the past 6 months or so. I am not working hard, and I don't think I am working smart neither. I feel like I am getting dumber and dumber. Things just don't stay in my head anymore. I read and I forget. Hmmm.... A sign of aging? Damn, that's bad. I have to do something with the way I approach studying.
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# by yao-san | 2010-05-13 23:47 | 雑感
personal seal


Was trying to get myself a personal seal a while ago...
I don't think the hiragana rubber sticker homemade one is going to work at bank tellers. The "八尾" one bought in 100yen store intriguingly might just work, except that I might be stuck with that Kanji characters for my name forever, or at least while I am in Japan.

I have been able to excuse myself from having a personal seal in Japan for a year already. It seems that they don't really push a BAKA Gaijin to have a seal anymore, as long as that BAKA Gaijin is smart enough to be able to sign his/her name using a pen.

And thank god my ancestors that my last name is pretty short and it actually fits the 6mm or 8mm circle that is originally designed for a personal seal every time without any hard work involved. I feel sorry for my friends who have names like "Constantinople" or "von Hindenburg" or something. They sure sound cool and I want to have these names too. But they don't really work that well in Japan because of that little 8mm circle. And its probably also really hard to fit "コンスタンティノープル" onto a 8mm diameter seal.

No complain with my last name, at least its easy to write, even easier to pronounce.
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# by yao-san | 2010-05-13 01:17 | 日和
上海來的小禮物


北京歡迎oopsie.... I mean, 上海世博歡迎你。

研究室的學長 Golden week 去了上海,
回來帶了上海世博的吉祥物海宝(?)回來送我。 :)

雖然看不出到底是什麼生物,但長得還滿像聖誕老公公的
翻過還一看,RMB 18.... 以中國物價來算不怎麼便宜。

好的,海宝,我會把你與比叡山、伏見稲荷と奈良の鹿供在一起的。



供奉前



供奉後...奇蹟呀!!我考試都考一百分了!!
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# by yao-san | 2010-05-11 21:35 | 日和
ほうれん草


前陣子別人送我老師的波菜輾轉流到我的手上。

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Movies watched recently

Religilous
大兵小將
The terminal

Not going to comment on any this time.
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# by yao-san | 2010-05-11 08:41 | 日和


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