News Sushi: Morsels of News from Japan and Beyond #39

Editor Note:It is Friday and that means it is time for the World Famous, soon to be Intergalactic Famous, News Sushi from our very own, Hamish Downie. Hamish brings us a decidedly different slant on Pop Culture as viewed through the lens of a non-native living in Japan.

Thank you Hamish, for your insights.

 

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Hello fellow traveller… I hope you are well and having a great Friday.

NEWS SUSHI… Listens…

Barney Day was a gentleman that used to work for the same company that I used to work for…

https://soundcloud.com/barney-day

NEWS SUSHI… Poetry

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“A Cruel Mistress (POEM by me c. 2013)”

The book ended, and in a way, so did my life –
For what was once my raison d’etre, has now faded –
I tried not reading the last chapter, but my will was weak,
How can a hiker stop just before he reaches the peak?

Oh! How I mocked thee at first, as I waded through the first few pages…
barely able to contain my contempt. But something made me linger on –
If only to see if it got any worse, only to be ensnared by her turn of phrase,
It’s only a passing phase, I cried.

But no, soon I could not live without you by my side,
And then, as the last page was turned, it was you, cruel mistress, who had the final chuckle. You knew all along I could not live without you.

And now I must wait for your memory to fade, before I once more, venture deep into the heart, of another heartless book.

(2018… I don’t remember which book this was for… so dramatic!)

NEWS SUSHI… Watches

“Whisper to the sky”

A beautiful slow motion piece from the guys at Marimo Records.

The Cake Cutter

I’m sure with all the cakes being bought for the winter season that this video will be highly appropriate!

NEWS SUSHI… admires

I should have posted this for Halloween, but in my rush, it ends up here…

We come to the end of another NEWS SUSHI… don’t fret, we’ll be back. But, until then, bye for now!

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