Category Archives: Haiku

Two Folklore songs

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The first song is about Resurrection Mary and the second is called Phantom 309. I hope you enjoy them.

8 Hilariously Nonthreatening Monsters from Japanese Folklore

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And now for some not so scary monsters.

Tokyo Desu

Japanese folklore and horror stories are known for their psychologically terrifying ghosts and monsters that prey on the minds and bodies of humans. For some of the most horrific examples, one need look no further than the Japanese horror boom of the early 2000’s, with the likes of The Ring and The Grudge introducing the west to a new, iconic generation of supernatural villains.

But there’s also a lighter side to Japanese folklore, where bumbling spirits cause only mild annoyance, actually enhance your daily life, and otherwise generally botch the whole job of haunting mankind and teaching vague moral lessons about treating your parents with respect and such. Here are our top eight most hilariously nonthreatening monsters – called Yokai – from Japanese stories:

Nurikabe

The Nurikabe is a sentient wall that’s said to be impossible to walk around or climb. It doesn’t seem to have any nefarious intentions and…

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DewDrop World

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This is a song written by David G Lanoue based off of Issa’s Haiku.

.露の世は露の世ながらさりながら
tsuyu no yo wa tsuyu no yo nagara sari nagara

this world
is a dewdrop world
yes… but…

Thank you to my daughter for the performance and to David for permission to use the song.

Please visit Haiku guy at http://haikuguy.com/issa/

LYRICS:

This world is a dewdrop world
Things pass, no, nothing lasts
A boy and a little girl
On a dewdrop
Tiny dewdrop
It’s a dewdrop world

He loves how she looks at him
She loves his shining skin
Hot sun burns away the pearls
Of the dewdrops
Tiny dewdrops
It’s a dewdrop world

A ring made of hard, cool stone
Tells her she’s not alone
They watch lazy smoke rings curl
On a dewdrop
That they can’t stop
Fading dewdrop world

Call for help

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Dear Readers,

I am asking for your help. My daughter has entered a guitar contest for the musical “We Will Rock You” and needs your votes. If she wins she will get a walk on roll in the musical. This is an awesome chance and you can help make it happen.
Just click on the link and vote. Also please share this with your friends and urge them to vote. Thank you in advance for voting.

PLEASE CLICK THE VOTE BUTTON

Here is Link

  • https://www.tabsite.com/microsite2.php?microsite=393295&t=183360&mobile_microsite=1&disregard=1&contest_view=item&contest_item_id=70055
  • Our daughter featured by Dr. Brian May of Queen

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    This is a reblog from Dr. Brian May of Queen. Mia presented this video she created and Dr. May featured it on his blog. Dr. May’s Blog

    **Sat 21 Dec 13**
    ME AND FREDDIE AS… SIMS?
    Direct link

    Every now and then something comes into my inbox which is beautiful and extraordinary. And completely unexpected.

    Here is a video made by someone I have never met, from elements of an existing video game, depicting a true story.

    It absolutely captured my heart. I asked her if she’d allow me to share it with my ‘readers’ and she’s kindly said yes.

    So here, created by Mia from ‘Sims 3’ characters she created herself, is a film …

    based on one of my favourite and lesser-known QUEEN tracks ….

    “THE MILLIONAIRE WALTZ” –

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQnK9tZtugI

    Enjoy ! And if you’re tweeting [or Facebooking], and you enjoyed it, please spread the word – this lady deserves it !

    Cheers

    Bri

    (PLEASE OBSERVE COPYRIGHT)
    © brianmay.com

    Rat stuck on an endless staircase is a pretty accurate metaphor for life

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    Truly what many people of the World feel like day to day.

    2014 Retreat Schedule

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    In need of a break? Here is the schedule of retreats for the Little Village Buddhist Meditation Hall.

    The Misguided Monk

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    Wonderful animated short with a lesson. Watch your thoughts as they become deeds. Watch your actions as they become your destiny.

    Buddhism now

    Misguided Monk By Tom LongWhen an old hermit monk has his day interrupted by an uninvited guest, he is unwillingly taken on a journey to discover the true meaning of companionship.

    . . . .

    . . . .

    Animation by Tom Long

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    Haiku Contest

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    My dear friends,

    My daughter is competing in a haiku contest for scholarship $. Please vote for her and/or enter yourself. Thank you.

    http://www.directtextbook.com/haiku/40966