Busted Up Face

“French fry when you’re supposed to pizza, gonna have a bad time.”

I’m off recovering from my Septoplasty and Turbinectomy operation. I’ve had a deviated septum every since I got clipped in the face with a baseball bat. I’d like to tell you it was because of some sweet gang fight or while saving someone, but it was just an accident.
The good news is that I can now breathe out of the right nostril. I haven’t been able to do this is about 15 years, its incredible. Things smell so much better, though they mostly smell like blood right now. LOL.

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The Root of All Evil

I just watched an amazing documentary series on the BBC recommended to me by a friend called, “The Root of All Evil“. I highly recommend it. One of the most telling quotes from the movie was one originally from Steven Weinberg, the novel prize winning physicist.

“Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you’d have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.”

I think this will be one that I WILL memorize. There is also another great quote in that series:

“You can think of chimps as MS-DOS and humans as Windows 2000”.

For humanities sake, I hope the latter quote is not true. 😉

Coverting to GMail

I’ll be sending out an email soon. I wanted to let everyone know that I’ve moved over to gmail. My existing addresses will still work, but from now on please contact me at christopher ([at]) findingjapan.com. If anyone is interested in how to convert your existing OS X mail over to gmail, send me a note and I’ll give ya some pointers. Thanks everyone.

Updates Coming Soon / Taking the GMATs

Hey everyone, sorry there have been no updates. I’m not even really sure who actually reads this besides a few friends who I rarely, or I have never, seen before. (Hi Akiko!!). I’ve been busy studying for the GMATs (Graduate Management Aptitude Test) in advance of applying to graduate school. So far, so good. Its not such a hard test to study for, but I’ve been spending most of the time on the verbal components – since that is surely my weaker point. What I have found amazing is that much of the material knowledge needed to complete the test one learns in high school. Though, it has made me bust out the quadratic equation one more time. Yikes.

Also, look here for some information about a site that I will be launching to augment my study of Japanese. I’ve been really procrastinating on this but I think I will finally find the time after this studying is over.

Long Week

Please please please go do something fun this weekend for me. This week has been totally killer. I need to sleep another 12 hours.

Noi

I was thinking back on my Iceland trip and remembered one of the more fantastic and well done Icelandic films that I have seen lately. Noi is about a young boy in a fishing village try to escape his destiny. It’s definitely not a western movie. Really well done visually, the soundtrack is exceptionally fitting for the film, and the emotional content is very real and not over acted. Check it out of if you can, I highly recommend it.

View the trailer.