«A First-Rate Madness» – Nassir Ghaemi

Finally I bought the book “A First-Rate Madness” by Nassir Ghaemi. Looking forward to reading!

A First-Rate MadnessIn A First-Rate Madness, Nassir Ghaemi, who runs the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center, draws from the careers and personal plights of such notable leaders as Lincoln, Churchill, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., JFK, and others from the past two centuries to build an argument at once controversial and compelling: the very qualities that mark those with mood disorders- realism, empathy, resilience, and creativity-also make for the best leaders in times of crisis. By combining astute analysis of the historical evidence with the latest psychiatric research, Ghaemi demonstrates how these qualities have produced brilliant leadership under the toughest circumstances.
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Vie heff waays to majk joe tok…..

Right: it’s Engrish-time again!

Found on a label:

Denim in indigo färbung wird mit
Zeit immer schöner. Leichter
Farbeverlust ist typisch für eine
Jeans in Indigo und verleiht ihr
Einzigartigkeit.Wir empfehlen
jedoch,anfangs die hose nicht
in kombination mit heller
Unterwäsche zu tragen und den
Reibkontkt mit hellen
Oberflächen wie Polster(helles
Sofa) oder Plastik-stühlen zu
vermeiden. Damit die Jeans das
individuelle Aussehen behält,
Sollten Sie unbedingt die
folgenden Pflegehinweise
– Immer separat waschen
– Nicht unter Sonnenein-
strahlung trocknen
– Einzelne Flecken nicht lokal
Wir wünschen viel spass beim
Tragen iher Jeans

Even better is the english translation of that same text:

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Haikyo [Urban ruins]

One of my favorite blogs is Gakuranman‘s Blog. Why? I’m not sure, but very likely simply because he seems to have managed taking the step into a new surrounding (from the UK to Japan is quite a different world), find a good job (on the JET Programme in Japan) and has learned the language in about 9 years (he has passed the JLPT level 1 recently).
So, yes, I am jealous 😉
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From Japan: Chindon’ya (チンドン屋 or しんどんや)

Today I was surfing around and visited one of my favourite Japan-blogs by Gakuranman. He held a contest about weird things about Japan last July and published the results a few weeks later. Funny to see I recognize a few of them! But my favourit one is the clip posted by Billy about the “Edo music jam”. Billy’s blog-article is here, but I really want to show his clip directly (it’s on u-tube anyway 😉 )

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Fantasy Film Fest 2010: The Results

Yes, this years’ FFF has ended for Berlin, for the other cities it’s still running (or not yet started). In my previous post I have listed the films I had planned, but sadly a few fell off after all, so all-in-all I saw 16 films… Next year better, then with a festival-pass, so I can see all (well, almost all).
As a little (unnecessary) proof that the FFF shows more than just zombies, horror and chainsaw-massacres: here’s a hilarious exempt from しんぼる (Shinboru – Symbol):

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Fantasy Film Fest 2010

Yihaa: tomorrow the yearly Fantasy Film Fest starts again here in Berlin! I got myself all tickets already and since I’m still working on an hourly basis, I can just tell my boss: “Nope, I’m busy” (or even better, as my mother told us when we were young: “Als je me gisteren gehuurd had!”) 😛
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Funny spam

OK, I admit: there are funny spammers. Just now I found a comment-to-be-approved in my blog with the following text:

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ROFL!! 😛