Monthly Archives: August 2010

Korean Reunification Tax

… is currently being proposed by the South Korean President, the New York Times is reporting. Basically, this is to fund a future reunification with the North. Sounds sensible, because it’s likely that most South Koreans highly value reunification, to … Continue reading

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Idealism about Relationships

Below is a quote that provides (in my opinion) a fantastic take on why we (or at least those of us who are young-ish) should be idealistic, i.e. positive, about relationships and meeting new people. Before you read the quote … Continue reading

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Another graph

Again, this is nice, albeit in a cutesy way. ‘Reflect’ is horridly subjective, as is the isn’t-or-shouldn’t-be-recognised-as-a-real-word word horridly. I wonder if these graphs are meant to appear linear? (I should know better than to ask such questions before checking … Continue reading

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‘the first time ever I saw your face I thought the sun rose in your eyes, the last time ever I saw your face you were talking shit about a pretty sunset’ Marijn van Kreij (2008)

Lovely! I’d love to see the real thing, which was on display at the the Young Art Fair in Basel, 2008. It’s on again (the Art Fair, not necessarily this painting) June 14-16, 2011. Wanna go?

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50 Things to Know

There’s an interesting list here of 50 things the author thinks everyone should know how to do in order to get around in the world. Gains from specialisation aside, a lot of these make sense. Here are the ones I … Continue reading

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