Why would Arnold Schwarzenegger and the lion-like Maria Shriver (Kennedy) divorce after 20 years of marriage, and just months after his 8 years as governor of California? They seemed the perfect attention-starved power couple: he had money and an office, she had the name and media savvy. Isn’t that enough?
Christophe provides the Inseminator title and LA Times story exposing the Inseminator’s recently acknowledged ten year old child with a 20 year veteran of the household staff.
As the Japanese say, that’s “no0 guudo” (ノー・グウッド).
I wonder if those French just made this up to distract from the high profile Socialist politician IMF chief arrested for rape in his $3,000 per night suite. I am ready for all female political corps! More cougars, less violence, no?!
Wow. Thanks to a very heterosexual Japanese internet business person on Twitter, I heard about a website (and probably mobile app) that allows you to find restaurants and bars in Tokyo by searching for attractive staff. It’s called Kanaban Danshi for male staff, and Kanban Musume for female staff (Japanese only). Has anyone tried this out?!
The solstice is past, and yet fall lingers in Japan. Today it’s about 60 degrees (maybe 18 celcius) and humid. Most of the leaves have fallen from the trees, but the photos above and below were taken just a few weeks ago.
The first three photos are from my favorite garden, Sentou Gosho, in Kyoto, designed by the 17th century artist and garden designer Enshuu Kobori. His designs are masterful– wandering paths, reflecting ponds, tea houses, stone and earthen bridges, thousands of flat stones mimicking the ocean shore. For all the glory of the impeccably manicured trees, moss and structures, some of the most astonishing sites are at foot-level.
The leaves include (Japanese) maple and ginko. The colors and patterns are brilliant. Given the large gardening staff, even fallen leaves can be considered designed. Their ephemeral nature adds to the beauty.
Perhaps these photos can inspire some ceramic designs.
I have to add this bizarre photo below. Despite the glory of kilometers of mature ginko trees turning gold, the city authorities deem it important to mark autumn with these hideous plastic leaves. Why?