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安藤 忠雄

June 28, 2011

日本のスーパーの店先に並んだ、見た目には美しい果物とはちがう。あらかじめ流通経済の部品のひとつとしてつくられた、大きさも形も色合いも均一の果物とは、勢いが全然違う。ひとつひとつの生命が、勢いよく語りかけてくる。~フエの話
Photograph make moment forever.


In the age of Facebook and Twitter, it was only a matter of time before the world learned the identities of the kissing couple from that now-iconic photo of the Vancouver riots.

About 24 hours after photos of the smooch was passed on through emails, IMs and blog posts, the Toronto Star and the CBC are reporting that the boyfriend and girlfriend in the photograph are Aussie bartender Scott Jones and Canadian college student Alex Thomas, who was injured just before the picture was taken.

The papers report that Jones and Thomas have been dating since Jones arrived in Vancouver on a "working holiday." They attended Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, which the hometown Canucks lost 4-0 to the Boston Bruins, and then somehow found themselves between the angry rioters and charging riot police later that night in downtown Vancouver.

The famous aftermath, as captured by Getty Images photographer Rich Lam:

The identity of Vancouver’s famous kissing couple is revealed

So how were Jones and Thomas ultimately identified as the unlikely "make love, not war" couple of Vancouver's embarrassing night of injury and destruction?

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that Facebook was involved.

Though Scott’s sister Hannah first identified her brother to an Australian news network, things really started taking off when  Brett Jones, Scott’s father, posted the following update on his Facebook profile on Friday morning from the family’s home in Perth, Australia.

(Note the funny response from Scott’s brother, Ryan.)

Pan cake

June 8, 2011

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April 28, 2011

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: ニック(Nick Wong)
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011
Subject:
To: heavenivk@gmail.com

Hello people

As you may know, the government of Japan via the monbukagakusho
scholarship is giving us a monetary support to study in this country.
Also you remember that this has been a not so common couple of months.

Many people left to their countries, others travelled across japan or
nearby places, but thankfully everybody is safe and sound.

Today is the day of the month when we receive the money and I know
that it has been long since we got it last month. But it’s not time to
think on ourselves but in this country who needed us

Japan needs to recover it’s economy and for that I propose (if not
demand) that we start reincentivating the economy as soon as possible,
and do it the best way we know. Let’s buy a lot of alcohol and drink
it so we have to buy even more alcohol!!!

Japan needs you. So go to the matsumi Ike (the lake near ryugakusei
center) around 8, bring what you wanna drink, eat or whatever you
wanna bring and help this country to get over the crisis. And invite
all the people you can so our impulse would be felled by all Japanese
economy. Let’s demonstrate that if we survived the earthquake and
aftershoks and nuclear crisis, a lot of alcohol cannot harm us at all.

Pd. that the Tisa party for new comers is in same place and time is
merely a coincidence
For the ones that didn’t read past message because it was too long.
Big party (huge) at matsumi lake today at 8. Bring drinks, snacks and
more people

We together.

March 13, 2011

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味わいを楽しむ

頂点を極めた日本の経済は、すでに、上り坂の時代を終えました。これからは、下り坂の、味わいを楽しむ時代に入ったと言えましょう。
「わび・さび」を尊ぶ日本人の美意識も、まさに味わいそのものです。

下り坂は、人間で言えば成熟期です。成熟するということは、「こうでなければならない」という思い込みを捨てて、「これもよし、あれもよし」と、いろいろな道を受け容れられるようになること。そう考えると、人生の楽しみは下り坂にこそありそうです。下り坂の道は、必ずしも一本ではありません。時には、美しい風景を求めて遠回りすることだって悪くはないでしょう。

Saying goodbye

January 6, 2011

I’m saying goodbye to ichinoya. Where I spent most of the 2010

It’s a year that keep me Asking what the purpose of life. Why I’m living? And what should I do. Good bye ichinoya. Nick