Sunday, May 24, 2009

Ku Klux Klan

This is my first time to hear about KKK, which might sound like that I am so retarded when American people hear this. But I was surprised that this kind of discrimination was still going in this civilized nation.
It was a nice moment to see young Anderson. Although it was just 4 years ago, he seems a lot younger. I thought he looked so handsome in the old interview, but I found him much more attractive in the present.

Anyway, it is interesting to hear that it was like a "fairy tale" for a black man to be elected as a mayor of a small city in the country of which President is a black man. This mayor being elected is just as significant as the Presidential Election.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Talk with Bibi

Generally speaking, many Japanese people are ignorant of what's happening in Israel. To us, what's happening there is world away and we are so indifferent. I remember my Canadian coworker say,"Israeli issues are often taught in Western countries and many people are concerned about it but here in Japan, not so many people know about it." (... oh well
I'm just making excuse for my ignorance.)

Anyway, I don't have a positive feelings toward Israel as far as I learned from the talk between David and Anderson. Making the Middle East nuclear-free is so important for the entire world. And in order to realize it, Iran is the key. I can understand that. However, Israel cannot make it as long as the country itself is unstable. I think Obama is right. Dealing with Israel/Palestine issues is the most important in that region.

I captured some cute pictures! I hope you enjoy them :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Aung San Suu Kyi

Not only people in "this" country, but I think many people in Japan do not know about the situation in Burma, either. And I'm afraid I am one of them. So it was a good opportunity for me to learn about what's happening to Suu Kyi and in Burma.
It was interesting when the musician, too bad I don't remember name, compared Aung San Suu Kyi with Nelson Mandela. Both of them fought for democracy, which was the very reason they were imprisoned. But they don't hate the people who had done that to them. They hate their surroundings where they are/were obliged to suppress democracy.
Is that really possible for a foreigner to sneak in the country and swim all the way to her? This is such a mystery. Somebody asked him to do so that they can arrest her?
Anderson must be so keen on this issue, he is always just as enthusiastic at any issues though, as Burma is his starting point of his extraordinary career. I also loved it when he played the music of the singer at the end to show his respect.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

It's been a long time since I blogged last time

Are there still visitors to this place?? Anyway, I came back to my own place for the first time n a very very long time.

I have been extremely busy with my work recently. I do enjoy watching the show but cannot spare enough time to keep up blogging. However, writing about the show is one of the best way to enhance my English and the lack of it made me realize how my English ability has been deteriorating these days. I think it's high time I started again.

Even so ...

Maybe I'll write about Pakistan, Burma or kayaking tomorrow.

I at least posted the commercial for CNN Heroes. Anderson sounds so soft and pays respect to all the possible CNN heroes.