I saw this dream last night. It was a very unusual dream. I rarely see such shocking, and unusual dreams. Maybe I don't watch movies enough.
Nonetheless, I wanted to write about it, even if it seems boring to you.
26 November 07 - 14:39Non-paying clients in Finland
This is just great.
Yeah. It happened me again. A website client refuses to pay after I did the job. Our contract was that after I finish the site, she pays the to rest of the money. Well she did pay the first half alright but then with a very vague words, said that she refuses to pay. And that her husband wants to build new site.
So the facts are following.
1. We made contract of 800 euro.
2. I made the site.
3. She paid 500 euro.
4. I completed the site and made instructions how to upgrade it.
5. She refused to pay the rest of 800 euro.
Well, I think this is it. I've had totally enough of this dark country with it's cheating people. This kind of thing wouldn't happen so often in Japan, I know. Because it has never happened to me. West still IS barbaric and laws of jungle exist in business life here.
Absolutely no grace, no honor whatsoever. Money rules..
I remember the moments when I was shooting the one scene with our team in Kasai rinkai koen. Now that Episode 5 is nearing to it's completion, I do feel nostalgic. I know this is not the right time to start to get emotional, there is still a lot of work ahead and a very little time.
But still, all those moments.. I was there! I was alive. I was doing the work I should be doing.
Our souls were vibrating in the same frequency. It was just beautiful.
Now that I'm here in cold Finland, staring the editing screen, I long for those moments of pure existence.
25 November 07 - 20:52The Dignity of the Nation by Fujiwara Masahiko
I'm in middle of reading this book by the established mathematician and professor. It is certainly a right wing book, with a political message. But the author has a point in what he says, and he does give a strong argument on what he says.
The Dignity of the Nation states few good points which I happily agree. 1. Logic Alone Will Drive the World to Ruin 2. Reading is more important than learning foreign languages 3. Free Market Economy sucks big time.
However, there are few points what I do not agree. 1. The West was Barbaric.
The West STILL IS Barbaric. Watch rugby game from beginning to the end. Or American football. Or a new production season of "The Bold and the Beautiful".
You'll get the picture. This is a land of motley crew of savage tribes. Minus the bows and arrows, but what's the difference.
However, so far as I've read the book through once, I have one problem with the book. It's hard to say. Maybe it's because I posses no mathematical talent whatsoever, I can't quite harmonize with the writer. The book feels cold.
Yes. I feel this strange, icy feeling when I read it. It could be because this is a political book. It could be that he tries to be ironic, when he says:
"If Japan, the country I love, had conquered the world, then children everywhere would now be moaning about having to learn Japanese. What a shame it isn't so!".
Well, to be honest, if that would be the case, then I would probably be writing this in Japanese. And I wouldn't have to moan.
Still, I feel it's little dangerous to say things like that. I'm sure if you search from Google, you are bound to find a plenty of angry posts from Chinese and Americans. Rest in piece, Yasukuni shrine.
Nonetheless, I will write a proper review of the book after reading it second time.
I haven't been able to publish November newsletter yet. I'm sorry for the delay.
I have been busy on post production of Arura Movie. But I'm going to publish November newsletter soon, with special coverage of Arura.
Very sorry for the delay. I know many of you have been wondering what's going on with Hanami Web these days.