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year of the rooster

Happy Chinese New Year!!! 新年快乐!!! Bong anu nobu China!!! :D

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many happy returns for lost and found

Was clearing more stuff just now, as part of Operation Clean Room, when I found a Straits Times reprint of the following article (dated 10 December 1999)……

Many Happy Returns for Lost and Found
Culture: Tokyo center relies on honor, public shame to help owners get items back.
By Mark Magnier

TOKYO — This is where it all ends up, everything from bowling balls and crooked dentures to purses, cell phones and umbrellas. Welcome to the Tokyo Metropolitan Lost and Found, a veritable monument to the misplaced, the abandoned, the rejected.

Drop something in a public restroom or in a subway corridor in Tokyo and there’s a good chance you’ll get it back, here in one of the most honest nations on Earth, even if you don’t necessarily want it. And like so much else in Japan, the lost-and-found system is traditional, very well organized and rigorously maintained.

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when love does more harm than good

I thought this was a rather meaningful piece!

When love does more harm than good
In trying to shield my children from hurt and rejection, I sometimes end up discouraging them from giving things a shot
By Tee Hun Ching

It was a week before the food and fun fair at our church, and my son was brimming with excitement.

“What can we sell?” he kept asking.

“Nothing,” I replied for the umpteenth time.

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halfway there!

This afternoon, I finally reached level 20 (highest: 40) in Pokemon Go. Have also caught, evolved or hatched 76 (out of a possible 141) Pokemon. In fact, I just hatched a grotesquely adorable Mankey today!

you learn something new every day

Sometimes I find my YLSNED posts are rather otiose (new word alert!), but hopefully someone else in the great wide world out there finds them educational all the same. :D


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