Friday, 9 December 2016

Give people time. Give people space. Don’t beg anyone to stay. Let them roam. What’s meant for you will always be yours.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven't.
If people aren't laughing at your dreams, your dreams aren't big enough.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Dear you, make peace with the mirror and watch your reflection change.

“Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it’s right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.”

“People inspire you, or they drain you — pick them wisely.”

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

“Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”

“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.”

“Relationships aren't here to make us happy (for true happiness lies within) - they’re here to make us profoundly conscious.”

“I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.”

“Man shouldn't be able to see his own face – there’s nothing more sinister. Nature gave him the gift of not being able to see it, and of not being able to stare into his own eyes. Only in the water of rivers and ponds could he look at his face. And the very posture he had to assume was symbolic. He had to bend over, stoop down, to commit the ignominy of beholding himself. The inventor of the mirror poisoned the human heart.”


“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” —  Zen Shin Talks

 Dear you, make peace with the mirror and watch your reflection change.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Citati

  • “The Ego, however, is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image; it is your social mask; it is the role you are playing. Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants control, and it is sustained by power, because it lives in fear.” — Deepak Chopra
  • “This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once; seize them. Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them, so go out and start creating. Live your dream, and wear your passion. Life is short.” — Holstee manifesto
  • “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” — Franz Kafka
  • Be considerate and intentional with your life decisions. Rather than let life happen to you, author the story of your life. Author and philosopher Howard Thurman says it best with, “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
  • Don't let yourself be controlled by these three things: your past, people and money. Easiest way to achieve happiness.
  • “Nijedan od puteva ne vodi unazad, ni ka vuku ni ka djetetu. Na početku svega ne nalaze se nevinost i bezazlenost; sve što je stvoreno, i ono naizgled najjednostavnije, već je grešno, već je mnogostruko, već je bačeno u prljavu rijeku postanka i nikada, nikada više ne može da pliva uzvodno. Put u nevinost, u nestvoreno, put ka Bogu ne vodi unatrag, već unaprijed, ne ka vuku ili djetetu, već sve dublje u grijeh, sve dalje na putu da se postane čovjek. Ni samoubistvo, jadni Stepski Vuče, neće ti u stvari pomoći, moraćeš da pođeš dužim, tegobnijim i mučnijim putem da postaneš čovjek, moraćeš da svoju dvostrukost umnogostručiš, a svoju složenost učiniš još mnogo složenijom. Umjesto da sužavaš svoj svijet, da uprošćavaš svoju dušu, sve veći ćeš dio svijeta, pa najzad i čitav svijet, primiti u svoju bolno proširenu dušu, da bi možda jednom, na kraju, našao spokojstvo.”— Hermann Hesse
počela sam ovo popodne razmišljat o onom varanju kapitalizma i usađenim stavovima da je novac nagrada za posao, i ima li svijet uopće pravila
jel ikog varamo il smo nepravedni ako nam je život lagodan
jel moramo patit na poslu da bi bili fer prema svima


"dal svijet ima pravila?
ja bi reko ne, samo ona koja si mi postavimo
but that said
nije to lose, postavit si pravila
bit koristan, bit od pomoci, to je dobra stvar
al vrijedi imat na umu da si to sve sami radimo
problematicno je kad zapnes u ono "pa to se tak radi"
treba pitat zasto
i dal je lagodan zivot jer si "uspio" pa si u prilici bit koristan makar se ne "trudis", ne radis nes zatupljujuce
ili je lagodan jer si "uspio" pa si sve odjebao"
"Koncept prema kojem sijeda kosa i starost podrazumjevaju određen nivo mudrosti iliti pameti je izgleda smišljen jako davno u društvima koja se nisu značajnije mijenjala za vrijeme jednog prosječnog ljudskog vijeka. Tada je svrha najdulje živućih bila da prenose novim generacijama svo mukotrpno stjecano znanje koje su sakupljale prijašnje generacije. Znači mudrost = prenašanje utvrđene tradicije + osobno iskustvo.

Sada svo znanje čovječanstva stoji na internetu svakome dostupno, civilizacija se mijenja rapidno kao nikada u povijesti, a u takvom okruženju na puno većoj cijeni su inovatori od starih knjiga, traže se novi putevi umjesto utabavanja tradicije. Znači danas to su starci, zastarjele knjige, živući vremeplovi u nekadašnji način mišljenja.

Utrošio sam vrijeme da razmišljam o ovome, jer sam primjetio da u gotovo svim starim ljudima koje srećem primjećujem vrlo malo te legendarne 'mudrosti'. Skoro svi su redom glupi, ograničeni, debelo zaostali u vremenu i za kraj ona najgora karakteristika koja ih sve redom prati - ponosni, neizmjerno ponosni na svoje neznanje i stavove zaostale iz prošlog stoljeća.

Toliko ponosni i uvjereni u zabludu svoje mudrosti da ne osjećaju ni potrebu da provjere svoje stavove na više izvora na netu. Zapravo ponose se time što ne koriste net, kao da ih to magično čini pametnijima. Kao da ono 'znanje' koje su sakupljali desetljećima čitajući dnevni tisak i gledajući televiziju, kao da je to postojano ispiranje mozga dovelo njihov mozak do tog slavnog stanja staračke mudrosti.

U osnovi mudrih staraca pronalazim u jednakim količinama koliko i pametnih ljudi - jako malo. I za kraj evo kicker koji potvrđuju istraživanja, radi kojih radije ne razmišljam o budućnosti ove jadne paradržave.

Glupi starci su uspjeli ispuniti svoju tradicionalnu dužnost i prenijeti svojim unucima svu svoju zaostalost i glupost, tako da sada prvi put u povijesti imamo novu generaciju sa stavovima zaostalijim od njihovih roditelja. Čini se da nema grane misli i djelovanja u kojoj ova država ne nazaduje."

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Holding on to anything is like holding on to your breath. You will suffocate. The only way to get anything in the physical universe is by letting go of it. Let go & it will be yours forever.
— Deepak Chopra

Hermann Hesse

Nijedan od puteva ne vodi unazad, ni ka vuku ni ka djetetu. Na početku svega ne nalaze se nevinost i bezazlenost; sve što je stvoreno, i ono naizgled najjednostavnije, već je grešno, već je mnogostruko, već je bačeno u prljavu rijeku postanka i nikada, nikada više ne može da pliva uzvodno. Put u nevinost, u nestvoreno, put ka Bogu ne vodi unatrag, već unaprijed, ne ka vuku ili djetetu, već sve dublje u grijeh, sve dalje na putu da se postane čovjek. Ni samoubistvo, jadni Stepski Vuče, neće ti u stvari pomoći, moraćeš da pođeš dužim, tegobnijim i mučnijim putem da postaneš čovjek, moraćeš da svoju dvostrukost umnogostručiš, a svoju složenost učiniš još mnogo složenijom. Umjesto da sužavaš svoj svijet, da uprošćavaš svoju dušu, sve veći ćeš dio svijeta, pa najzad i čitav svijet, primiti u svoju bolno proširenu dušu, da bi možda jednom, na kraju, našao spokojstvo.

Friday, 12 September 2014

I need some time in nature so much.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Common Kanji Vocabulary Lists

The Jōyō Kanji 常用漢字表

The jōyō kanji is the guide to kanji characters announced officially by the Japanese Ministry of Education. Current jōyō kanji are those on a list of 1,945 characters issued on October 10, 1981. It is a slightly modified version of the tōyō kanji, which was the initial list of secondary school-level kanji standardized after World War II. (source: Wikipedia)

JLPT Kanji 日本語能力試験漢字

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test, or JLPT, is a standardized criterion-referenced test to evaluate and certify the Japanese language proficiency of non-native speakers. It is held twice a year in East Asia and once a year in other regions. The JLPT has five levels, with Level N5 being the most basic and Level N1 the most difficult. The Japan Foundation estimates that approximately 150 hours of study are necessary to pass the Level N5 exam and 900 hours of study are required to pass the Level N1 test, although the figures may be significantly higher for native English speakers. In 2008, the Japanese government announced a plan under consideration to use the JLPT to screen applicants for long-term and permanent resident visas. (source: Wikipedia)
The JLPT Kanji are basically Jōyō Kanji divided into four levels of the JLPT. Each set consists of kanji required to pass each level of the JLPT.

2,500 most frequently used kanji in newspapers

2,500 kanji ordered in a list that expresses the relative frequency of occurence of a character in the modern Japanese. The survey is based on newspaper articles.

The Jinmeiyō Kanji 人名用漢字

The Jinmeiyō Kanji (Chinese characters for use in personal names) are a set of 983 Chinese characters known as the "name kanji" in English. They are a supplementary set of characters which can be legally used in registered personal names in Japan, despite not being in that country's set of "commonly used characters". As a rule, registered personal names may contain only jōyō kanji, jinmeiyō kanji, katakana and hiragana. Jinmeiyō Kanji is sometimes used to mean only the 983 characters, or to mean the 2928 characters in both the Jinmeiyō and Jōyō sets. (source: Wikipedia)

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

The Universe is not punishing you or blessing you, the Universe is responding to the vibrational attitude that you are emitting.

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being we desire contentment.

He is able who thinks he is able.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Brain waves


  1. Delta wave – (0.1 – 3 Hz)
  2. Theta wave – (4 – 7 Hz)
  3. Alpha wave – (8 – 15 Hz)
  4. Mu wave – (7.5 – 12.5 Hz)
  5. SMR wave – (12.5 – 15.5 Hz) 
  6. Beta wave – (16 – 31 Hz)
  7. Gamma wave – (32 – 100 Hz)
Beta wave, or beta rhythm, is the term used to designate the frequency range of human brain activity between 12.5 and 30 Hz (12.5 to 30 transitions or cycles per second). Beta waves are split into three sections: Low Beta Waves (12.5–16 Hz, "Beta 1 power"); Beta Waves (16.5–20 Hz, "Beta 2 power"); and High Beta Waves (20.5–28 Hz, "Beta 3 power").[1] Beta states are the states associated with normal waking consciousness.


Low amplitude beta waves with multiple and varying frequencies are often associated with active, busy, or anxious thinking and active concentration.
Over the motor cortex beta waves are associated with the muscle contractions that happen in isotonic movements and are suppressed prior to and during movement changes. Bursts of beta activity are associated with a strengthening of sensory feedback in static motor control and reduced when there is movement change. Beta activity is increased when movement has to be resisted or voluntarily suppressed. The artificial induction of increased beta waves over the motor cortex by a form of electrical stimulation called Transcranial alternating-current stimulation consistent with its link to isotonic contraction produces a slowing of motor movements.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Hair colours

Hair is mainly keratin, the same protein found in skin and fingernails. The natural color of hair depends on the ratio and quantities of two other proteins, eumelanin and phaeomelanin. Eumelanin is responsible for brown to black hair shades while phaeomelanin is responsible for golden blond, ginger, and red colors. The absence of either type of melanin produces white/gray hair. Bleach is used to lighten hair. The bleach reacts with the melanin in hair, removing the color in an irreversible chemical reaction. The bleach oxidizes the melanin molecule. The melanin is still present, but the oxidized molecule is colorless. However, bleached hair tends to have a pale yellow tint. The yellow color is the natural color of keratin, the structural protein in hair. Also, bleach reacts more readily with the dark eumelanin pigment than with the phaeomelanin, so some gold or red residual color may remain after lightening. Hydrogen peroxide is one of the most common lightening agents. The peroxide is used in an alkaline solution, which opens the hair shaft to allow the peroxide to react with the melanin.

History of Japan




Heisei (平成?) is the current era in Japan. The Heisei era started on 8 January 1989, the first day after the death of the reigning Emperor, Hirohito. His son, Akihito, succeeded to the throne. In accordance with Japanese customs, Hirohito was posthumously renamed"Emperor Shōwa" on 31 January. On 7 January 1989, at 07:55 JST, the grand steward of Japan's Imperial Household Agency, Shōichi Fujimori, announced Emperor Shōwa's death, and revealed details about his cancer for the first time. Shortly after the death of the Emperor, Keizō Obuchi, then Chief Cabinet Secretary and later Prime Minister of Japan, announced the end of the Shōwa era, and heralded the new era name "Heisei" for the new incoming Emperor, and explained the meaning of the name. According to Obuchi, the name "Heisei" was taken from two Chinese history and philosophy books, namely Records of the Grand Historian (史記 Shiji) and the Classic of History (書経 Shujing). In the Shiji, the sentence "内平外成" (nèi píng wài chéng;Kanbun: 内平かに外成る Uchi tairaka ni soto naru) appears in a section honoring the wise rule of the legendary Chinese Emperor Shun. In the Shujing, the sentence "地平天成" (dì píng tiān chéng; Kanbun: 地平かに天成る Chi tairaka ni ten naru) appears. By combining both meanings, Heisei is intended to mean "peace everywhere". The Heisei era went into effect immediately after the announcement of the new emperor on 8 January 1989.

 The Shōwa period (昭和時代 Shōwa jidai?), or Shōwa era, is the period of Japanese history corresponding to the reign of the Shōwa Emperor, Hirohito, from December 25, 1926, through January 7, 1989.[1] The Shōwa period was longer than the reign of any previous Japanese emperor. During the pre-1945 period, Japan moved into politicaltotalitarianism, ultranationalism and fascism culminating in Japan's invasion of China in 1937. This was part of an overall global period of social upheavals and conflicts such as the Great Depression and the Second World War. Defeat in the Second World War brought about radical change to Japan. For the first and only time in its history, Japan was occupied by foreign powers; this occupation lasted seven years. Allied occupation brought forth sweeping democratic reforms. It led to the end of the emperor's status as a living god and the transformation of Japan into a democracy with a constitutional monarch. In 1952, with the Treaty of San Francisco, Japan became a sovereign nation once more. The post-war Shōwa period also led to the Japanese economic miracle. In these ways, the pre-1945 and post-war periods regard completely different states: the pre-1945 Shōwa period (1926–1945) concerns the Empire of Japan, while post-1945 Shōwa period (1945–1989) was a part of the State of Japan.