Be good, not perfect / 完璧よりも、まともに

“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”
― John Steinbeck, East of Eden[…]


Roads of Arabia @ Tokyo National Museum / アラビアの道 @ 東京国立博物館

When it comes to “must-see” museums in Japan, I think Tokyo National Museum (TNM) is at the top of the list.  Their collection of National Treasures includes[…]

The right to learn is not a cultural luxury / 学習権は文化的ぜいたく品ではない

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) 
Declaration on the Recognition of the Right to Learn (Paris, France) 1985
The right to learn is not a cultural luxury to be saved for some future date […]

It’s ok to call for help, you know / タキシード仮面、呼んでもいいんじゃないかな

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends,
Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends,
Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends[…]

Show me the chocolates!! / チョコ、くださいな

All you need is love.  But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
-Charles M. Schultz (1922-2000)

ーチャールズ・M・シュルツ(1922-2000) 代表作:ピーナッツ(スヌーピー)[…]

To love is one thing, to continue loving is another / 愛すことと、愛し続けることは別次元

People like to say love is unconditional, but it’s not, and even if it was unconditional, it’s still never free. There’s always an expectation attached.
― Katja Millay, “The Sea of Tranquility” […]

Where I’m going, I don’t need… roads / いいんです、道なんて無くても

Roads?  Where we’re going, we don’t need… roads.
-Doc, in “Back to the Future(1985)” […]