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The Buddha tells the people he can fulfil only one of their wishes. Someone...– The Economist
実は若者の可処分所得自体はバブル期とそれほど変わってはいない。当時は将来が右肩上がりだと思っていたからお金を使えたけれど、今はそうは思えないからお金は使えない。し...– CNET Japan
Pick one: (a) curry that tastes like poop or (b) poop that tastes like curry
好きなタイミングでで好きな場所で働くことができるのは快適なのですが、自分をコントロールできないとどんどん仕事から離れていってしまいます。ちゃんと仕事するために時間...– Mori Junya
How to befriend everybody: accept them just the way they are. Start from yourself.
Browsing friends’ status while playing one of the 100 shared YouTube songs of that day as the BGM is the best way to enjoy Facebook.
THREE years ago Pip Coburn left his job as an analyst at UBS, a global bank, in...– Economist
Everything I say today is untrue, including this one.
People used to always joke that Eric Schmidt was merely the “adult supervision”...– Sarah Lacy, Pandodaily
It seemed too obvious to put into words, but Jack realized that when you’re...– John Irving, Until I Find You
Idea of a motivational calendar: “xxxx days until you die” (enter your choice of doomsday).
You remember my parents’ apartment in New York, don’t you, Jack?” he asked. She...– John Irving, Until I Find You
Here is something Lasse Ewerlöf taught me,” Mads Lindhardt said. “‘ Most...– John Irving, Until I Find You
An invention seriously in need: A shirt that changes its color every day. My closet problem—or the closet itself—will be gone.
The Wurtz, in her ongoing effort to cheer up Alice and Mrs. Oastler, said:...– John Irving, Until I Find You
In Chinese, 面子 means “saving face.” But 面 = mask, 子 = child. Childish mask. I think that’s more appropriate.
With the first small change he made, which was not even as big an alteration as...– John Irving, Until I Find You
Where have all the UFOs gone?
In this way, in increments both measurable and not, our childhood is stolen from...– John Irving, Until I Find You
Asian moms try to put out the fire in their boys and Asian girls try to flare them back again.
Life is a call sheet,” Emma wrote in The Slush-Pile Reader. “You’re supposed to...– John Irving, Until I Find You
When we are in doubt: “Am I doing right?” Let’s continue with: “In my eyes, or in their eyes?” Now it’s easier to deal…
That Jack Burns was the son of a tattoo artist, and that he’d never known his...– John Irving, Until I Find You
Read 50 pages of Twilight and this is all I am thinking: What would it be like to live for 200 years and still attend high school?
A veteran cowboy actor is in town to promote his new film—what Emma calls a...– John Irving, Until I Find You
They say “Get in the flow” to achieve higher. Guess I mistook it as “Be in the flow” and slept through my productive hours. Or years.
Finally, Johnny has a suggestion: Carol should have her own listing in the...– John Irving, Until I Find You
If if is good be just happy when we are happy, then we can be just sad when we are sad.
Emma read Jack’s fan mail before he saw it, but he read all of his mail...– John Irving, Until I Find You
An Asian’s question: Why have science and technology flourished under (blind) faith-based Christian societies?
There weren’t any death threats; most of Emma’s mail was positive. The worst of...– John Irving, Until I Find You
To progress without being stressed out: Stop measuring how high we can reach, instead push our lazy ass to keep the bottom line.
Let me find you a movie first,” Myra said. “A movie and a director. The best...– John Irving, Until I Find You
It’s not just that you’ll never have children,” she told him. “You’ll go on...– John Irving, Until I Find You
An excellent (and grim) research on how the current China resembles Japan before the bubble burst. http://ow.ly/9GOoS
Mishima is Japanese,” Jack was trying to explain. “He was—” Claudia...– John Irving, Until I Find You
You gotta understand their relationship in context,” Emma explained. “Jack’s mom...– John Irving, Until I Find You
She’s fifteen, Jack—you’re eight. I’ll have a little talk with Mrs. Oastler.”...– John Irving, Until I Find You
Jack’s audience of one was his father, of course. From the moment he imagined...– John Irving, Until I Find You
There is nothing wrong about feeling lonely; it’s just our soul’s signal, like being hungry. Let’s not attach any meaning—just Connect.