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My Dictionary

This is my English dictionary which I’ve been using for the past 60 years. My brother gave it to me when I passed the hi-school enrollment. —– Since then this one served for me to know the meaning of the word, and check spelling etc.

(I’m changing the cover after 18 years of use.)

(It seemed people surprised to find that me not having Oxford = What’s wrong ?) —– They surprised me not to take drug, no alchol, no TV, no smartphone, no smoke, no woman, even not gay, yet still eat meat = and disassemble expensive camera = what’s wrong. (it’s not your business ) =

If I follow the way of the other people, I didn’t need to come to the Zen !

Inside, a small note was left that I got it 1960 when I was 15 years old. (15 years old boy started to use it 60 years ago and after 60 years still using it exactry the same way. = this was the reason why people don’t argue with Zennist.) 😀

I don’t think I’m proud to use one dictionary for all through life. In fact, there was a time that I was using SONY electronic dictionary which was very useful and convenient though, as it was based on the mini-disc memory system, mechanical instability hindered its use. = when it works it was brilliant but the trouble was, it didn’t work when I needed the most. —– and on the end of its life, it left the last epitaph “Please insert the disc correctly”. = Maybe I should have tried to get another Electronic Dictionary but it didn’t happen (no Akihabara in London, and I was not using Amazon then. = So, that was what it should have been and has bee as it was. —– In compalison, people struggling to get new one unnecessarily)

(I guess, maybe other people are using app dictionary kind on smartphone but that was what I hate most = I hate Google spy on my mail, eBay trace my type, taste etc etc Why they don’t leave me alone ? —– For them, I’m only a subject to squeeze out a profit and for me, they are only a necessary evil)

And awhile ago, I got a Thesaurus from Lidl for a whopping £1.5, my writing got a great sophistication and the eloquence. ( Ha ha ha 😀 )

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Walkthrough south of Themes

Photo taken by 110 Petax 24 mm on Nikon Z7
Photo taken by a homemade so-called ZM-2 lens on Nikon Z7
By ZM-2
I don’t know what this building for ?
Remain to be vulga might be a tradition of this area.

Where ever, whatsoever, at least we can see the sky. Thanks goodness.

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German Realism

There was an almost ending exhibition tytled “Magic Realism” at the Tate Modern.

But I’m not guiding you or work as a catalog —– you better find them.

It seemed, there was only one Paul Klee = counter part of Joan Milo ?

(Only this photo was taken by 110 Pentax 24 mm lens)

(And like all other photos, this one was taken by a home made so-called ZM-2 lens)

Human history has two drastic experiments, one was the Chinese Cultural Revolution, which destroyed all the culture and killed a population of 40 million for the sake of Chiarman Mao’s greed for power. And the other was the Weimar German Republic till the birth of Nazis when all the “Idea” was developed and tested in Art as well.

All the human issue, wemen’s issue was also discussed and argued.

I don’t know why when those hidden desire was unleashed, why they become to grotesque Hentai Images. Was that the face of hidden reality ?

But the most cynical irony was, even the most well designed democratic system couldn’t save the burden and the poverty from the war reparations, and push the country to even more disastrous rise of the Nazis. After all, all those distorted faces showed their pain. They were not a happy people. This true reflection was what the Realism mean.

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G20 – Heavy Congestion of Power or Stagnation ?

I don’t think I do need to talk about the world situation, let alone G20 Summit though, I did pick up some images from Net. = The image on top seemed to show the heaviest stagnation of the power known today.

First day’s evening there was a party where the guests seeing the Osaka Castle behind, (You may find the familier faces there)


As the party attraction, a Kyogen (instead of Nho) was played alongside the piano music (played by a handicapped pianist) and some passages from the opera.

Then a party like party with “Eco” food and drink. —– Everything is in uneasy cohabitation. (At least, those top peoples who hate each other are still in the same table.)

Like a paradox in the LGBT = now people demanding that it should include the Q = queer/hentai = by the political correctness / ideologically, evrybody should be equal therefore even eating whele shouldn’t be anything wrong. And soon we may need to include the murderous psychopath as the same human kind —– and now, the world is sitting on the ticking time bombs = Coming huge default of the Deutsche Bank, the disintegration of China, huge volcano erruption, earthquake to Japan etc etc. —— everybody knows it but pretending not see it while baguely hoping, somebody else can deal with it. So, at G20 everybody asking others “Are you the one who know the answer ?” —– If the one did know the answer, didn’t come here.

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Southwark’s Built-in System of Harassment

I’m using a garage to store the junk etc. Then this time, the Southwark Council suddenly started to bully over its payment after 6 years of no problem.

In order to get the garage, since the charge have to be paied by Direct Debit, I gave my Bank details and they programed it into the system. —– As you can see, the DD has been made every 15th day of the month, until this Pay-day the balance would be accumulated to nearly -£100. But, this method was what they designed and applied. They are programing the system contrary to ther own rule which says “Pay in Advance”. —– Then they started to bully about it, saying that the payment has to be made in advance = Pay £100 now as it is in arrear. (In fact, they are the one who was not following the rule = not program to collect the Direct Debit for advance payment —– yet, to force them to change may need a Judicial Review which I did take in the High Court once before as a litigant in person.)

But this is not just a money game but their very tactics and the system to trap and harass the people. They are keeping this weapon against all the people who is using the regular Direct Debit Payment to the Council. = One day, anybody could become a target of their harassment with a pretext of “Your Payment is in an arrear”. How dirty. Is this the way to manage the public authority whos Leader is holding the Honour of OBE from the Queen ?

Why they started this fuss at this moment is, —– they or someone in the Council wants to intimidate me. In order to suppress the criminal scandal of which a Council officer asked me to hand my art piece while saying a fire safety and an eviction. Such serious matter has to go to the Ombudsman if not the Police. (I’m watching the best solution = there is no time limit for Ombudsman or Police — Local Government Ombudsman directed me to take this case to Housing Ombudsman.)

As the officer in question is well aware that there is no escape against the voice recorded evidence = desperately need to take any sorts of intimidation = hence creating and leaving even more evidence.

(So, the locals warned me the danger of phisical attack by the hired criminals. = As long as this officer remains in this area, intimidation would continue) For the sake of such occasion, the Council is keeping the trap as the useful tactics, and demonstrated its use such as this time = You know, how dirty and rotten those people are. — (Those tactics were invented by the “Strategic Group” in the center of the Council —– I heard it from anarchist / hacker friend who used to work for them)

(They are believing such a tactics would work — but not to me — Once I did stand against the President of the High Court with one and half hour of speach based on a hefty Skelton Argument etc.etc. ——- On top of an ex-climber, I’m doing the Zen, not talking or thinking.)

Procure a Bribe or Extortion ?

Following this story (extract from the letter to the Leader of the Council) ~~~

 ~ ~ ~ Because of the matter seems to be potentially explosive, I decided to write direct to you. The matter is a behavior of one of your staff Ms. N * * * * resident officer of  * * * Estate.

This woman started to visit me a year ago.   Since I’m not a British (Japanese / Ex-Journalist), live in this country since 1975 alone, (and now I’m * * years old) she might be worrying about what could happen when I die. So, asking me my emergency contact again and again (more than 5 times while all of my relatives are in Japan therefore no point to repeat the same question if not a cynical joke mocking me “know your lonely death” ) —– (You can check her past entry to her tablet or the report to her so-called manager)

~ ~ ~  Yesterday (21st August 2018) she came again and made the same question with a pretext of a tenancy check. And asking me, if I found where to put my Art pieces, and said “Give me some” then started to mention that the fire and safety check would order to dispose my things as a fire hazard or obstruction to fire-escape, as I’m having a lot of half-finished sculptures or the material for those work. (On top of that, as I am a well-known photographer / camera critics, I got many cameras / collection of vintage cameras etc as well. )

Here the serious question is, is it your normal practice the council officer ask the tenant to give away the possessions under the threat of “Fire check” while hinting an eviction ?

Isn’t this nothing but an extortion ? Or asking a bribery isn’t it ? ~ ~ ~

(It seemed that the Leader of the Council handed the matter to the Strategic Director of Housing — and from him to the senior (or manager) of above mentioned Ms.N**** )

So the man came to my place to talk about Ms.N’s “Give me” matter though he only managed to say an useless character reference “She is not a kind of woman to say like that.” = Of course she wouldn’t ask him a bribe = He is her boss, not a tenant.  The trouble was this man was a kind of person telling me that the dead room plant was caused by me kept open the window. (and exposed the plant to the outside sub-zero air ! = What an ability this man got to fabricate a story, what an imagination ! = If it was the case, the temperature indicator could have gone down to a single digit and able to make my freezing story far more dramatic. —– While using costly electric heater against the Central Heating shut down when London had a snow, who needed to open the window ! )

When I mentioned that the conversation has been sound recorded.  He said it’s not legal to record without a permission. — Yes, same as a security camera, we can make a recording in our home unless it was made somebody else’s private moment like in the toilet.   As those council officers visit was a part of their official business, they can not claim a privacy.   Anyway, the officer’s words of Procurement of Bribery is in the public interest.  (in fact a criminal evidence) 

And what this man could utter was the same intimidation, the Fire and Safety check against my possessions.   (I’ve been having the same amount of possessions since I moved in here 17 years ago —– they only started to fuss about after Ms.N visited here a year ago = seemingly as a seer pretext of harassment. = And here it was used as a red herring. = The matter is not the safety issue but the Council Staff asking a bribe. )

—– So, seemingly the battle goes on. (I wonder how they can argue and escape from this situation ? —– But as a matter of fact, the Council may not able to suck a rotten apple because of a resistance from their Trade Union ( = They would say, it is nothing wrong to receive a present like between a good friend = why she has to be singled out ?.   And the council boss may not lose his pension because of this, anyway.)   Further more, even if the fire safety chief ordered me to remove my possession, they wouldn’t take costly Court action to enforce it.  And neither me needs to follow.  = So, on the surface, the battle may just goes on and rotten situation would just carry on = It’s a farce.       

—— I really wonder, isn’t any honest, decent people working in here ?  (Or is this an inherent culture in the south of  Themes ? —– as some cynics said = this is a home-grown Banana Republic where a bribe is the local currency.  

So, this is what goes on behind. And what went on behind the intimidation over the payment for the Garage.

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OMG = Clean Environment

It has come like an opening the seventh seal. The hell opened with a cry of chainsaw massacre.

This was so-called well maintained clean environment.

(This photo above and the second photo were taken by 110 Pentax 24 mm lens on Nikon Z7).

So, now on I can see much wider morning sky. (Other than the 2nd and 4th picture, rest of them were taken by Zeiss 18 mm lens on Nikon D850)

The next morning, a while the sky was quiet. (The sun rose from the northest point and the vapour trail was said to be made by the US drone returned from Iran)

Though, it would yet to be known whether coming is a light or fire to scorch the earth. —– (The lens was 110 Pentax 24 mm)

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Poisonous Lychees

My interest in the plant started for the poisonous plant, not a beautiful flower kind. It was somewhat different but more practical type of magic to Harry Potter’s fantegy, which related to Ninja = and Ninja connected to Robot, then to Electronics. They fascinated me when I was a kids.

Among those poisonous plant, some of them are affecting the brain. A rather common plant of Mahonia is quite potent poison to the brain. And eat the nuts of the ancient Cicaid plant would destroy the brain long after = may start to show the effects after 15, 20 years with the dementia-like symptom. —– Then I learned that common Lychee fruits also poisonous to the brain. >>> ​https://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng_afp?k=20190613038733a​

Encephalitis from lychees kills 31 children in India– official

At least 31 children have died in northern India in the last 10 days from a deadly brain disease believed linked to a toxic substance found in lychee fruit, health officials said Wednesday.
The deaths were reported from two hospitals in Bihar state’s Muzaffarpur district, famed for it lush lychee orchards, officials said.
The children all showed symptoms of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), senior health official Ashok Kumar Singh told AFP, adding most had suffered a sudden loss of glucose in their blood.
The health department has already issued an advisory for people to take care of their children during the hot summer when day temperature is above 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit), Singh said.
At least 40 other children complaining of similar symptoms were being treated at intensive care units.
We are trying our best to save them, said S.P. Singh, the chief medical officer of Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital.
The outbreaks of the disease have happened annually during summer months in Muzaffarpur and neighbouring districts since 1995, typically coinciding with the litchi season.
Known locally as Chamki Bukhar, the disease had claimed a record 150 lives in 2014.
In 2015, US researchers had said the brain disease could be linked to a toxic substance found in the exotic fruit.
They also said more study was needed to uncover the cause of the illness, which leads to seizures, altered mental state and death in more than a third of cases.
Outbreaks of neurological illness have also been observed in lychee-growing regions of Bangladesh and Vietnam.

(2019/06/13 11:19)

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New B/W Film from Fuji

Fuji film announced that they’ll restart the production of the B/W film which will come on this autumn for the answer to the strong demand from the users. (Though, it will be available only for the Japanese market)

The film’s speed is ISO 100 only at the moment and so far no information about the other size. The film will be produced using the colour film emulsion technology to have more details in the highlight area which is the weak point in digital photography.

So, fortunately or unfortunately we are going to have more chance to shake a tank in the dark room. = the lonely tense moment which has been long lost in the digital revolution.

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Funki’s dream or nightmare ?

Whether I’ve seen this, heard this sometime, somewhere or was that in a dream, illusion, nightmare —– ? ? ? I’m not sure at all ——

It’s from the collection of my friend Funki Porchini —– I didn’t know he created this 2011 such long time ago.

And I don’t know how he created this image ? ? ? Whether he used any optics or was it done by purely digital ? ? ?

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Beach Rose (2)

I’m not a fun of cultivated garden rose yet I got a soft soft spot with Beach Rose. Beach Rose originated from north eastern side of the asia, China, Japan, Siberian sea shore. There was a popular misconception that the Beach Rose spread while riding on the sea wave —– but they came to the west by the human hand. Anyway the Beach Rose of which Japanese calls Hamanas makes impenetrable dense bush on the beach. And this Hamanas is a long cherished flower to the back-pack traverors — since they appeared in the many books, poems, sang in the songs — yet still, we could not see them often because this plant was not easy to handle with its dense sharp thorn = we had to go to the Hokkaido to see the Hamanas in a huge landscape. So, I dreamed like my far inspiring roman when I was in my secondry school boy —– and it took another 5 years for me to see the real flowers.

(This photo above was taken by 110 Pentax 24mm lens on Nikon Z7 — rest of the photos here were taken either by Helicoid (B) or ZM-2 lens)

Whatsoever, I’ve been seeing this rose in the past 18 years, since I came here. —– blaime, When I came here, I was a young(er) man. Ha ha ha.

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