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December 24th, 2013 11am Revision Poem Japan 2006 Ch.13 Society

Japan 2006...Moomin

Order, precision, timelessness

A time and place for everything

Routines and schedules harshly met

Trains leave the station on the clock

Thousands of chairs placed on floor-dots

Buses load and unloaded

Never veering from exactness

People obeying all the rules

No grid-lock in downtown Tokyo

Conference room chairs carefully marked

Tables positioned by floor-tape

People standing in line to wait

Elderly first, children follow

But, it’s the men before the women

So unlike in the Western world

Politely, ever bowing low

Willing help, but language limits and separates us as a human race

Cleanliness, almost Godliness

Production-colored uniforms

Defined stations for each color

Breaks measured in microseconds

Speed limits-loyally obeyed


There is an underlying cold

Undefined, imperceptible

A lack of simple humanness

Rigid and non-emotional

Mechanically-driven race is this True….?

Utter precision-perfection

Leaves a profound mark on Japan

A culture of intense work-pride

Driving people to produce more

They are quite well at succeeding

But nobody takes the time to stop is this True How true is this….?

To experience Japan’s Wealth

Its beauty, traditions, culture kind like China could appear not to have as much capitalism

2010 & back as…? How True….?

Author’s Comments

Bishop Oswald Gomis, secretary general of the Sri Lankan bishops’ conference, perhaps articulated the essence of the third position when he declared that it is the duty of the hierarchy to ‘create a culture of empowerment”, in which all persons, at every level of the church and work life , feel themselves “empowered.”

~ Empowerment Success Combined Civilization Anointed Potential’s Strive Psalm


So-called aging is not the deterioration of life, but the deterioration of our faith, our enthusiasm, and our will to progress.

-Connie Fillmore


..O God of life,

Be at my breast, be at my back,

You to me as a star, you to me as a guide,

From my life’s beginning to my life’s closing.

Give me enthusiasm be my light of faith and optimism.

~ Celtic Prayer


The remarkable thing is, we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. So always be positive in all situations with positive action or be quite until you get the proper authority involved to help. ~ Over Coming Bad Situation Proverb &

Three rules for success.

Number 1.

Do what’s right. Be on time, be polite, and be honest; remain free from drugs; and if you have any questions, get out your Bible.

Number 2.

Do your best. Mediocrity is unacceptable when you are capable of doing better.

Number 3.

Treat others as you want to be treated. Practice love and understanding.

-- Lou Holtz

-AND-Water Biblical Words of Love Wisdom: “It is not fancy hair, gold jewelry, or fine clothes that should make you beautiful. No, your beauty should come from within you-the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit that will never be destroyed and is very precious to God.” ~ 1 Peter 3:2-4


Chicken Soup for the Soul Life Like Fairytale Female Devotional 901 Ellen Paige: “As a young girl, I was meant to want to be sleeping beauty, but who wants to be sleeping beauty when you can be Aladdin?”


Japan Sayings and Words of Wisdom: A bad wife spells a hundred years of bad harvest. Meaning: A bad wife is a ruin of her husband. ~ Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon Meaning: Experience the beauties of nature, and in doing so learn about yourself. ~ One's Act, One's profit/Advantage. Meaning: That's what you get, Just desserts, You reap what you sow. ~ Even monkeys fall from trees. Meaning: Everyone makes mistakes. / Nobody's perfect. ~ Literally: Continuance (also) is power/strength. Meaning: Don't give up. Just continuing to hold on will yield/reveal strength and power. Continuing on after a setback is its own kind of strength. Perseverance is power. ~ An apprentice near a temple will recite the scriptures untaught. Meaning: The environment makes our characters. ~ gold coins to a cat. Meaning: Giving a gift to someone who can't appreciate it; A useless gesture; "Pearls before swine." ~ Literally: stumbling seven times but recovering eight. Meaning: perseverance is better than defeat. ~ The stake that sticks out gets hammered down. Meaning: Don't make waves / Apply your effort where it will do the most good / Excellence breeds envy and/or enmity / It's better to conform than to stick out. ~ A greeting is the local deity who turns up providentially. Meaning: Arbitration in a quarrel is a godsend. ~ Don't let your daughter-in-law eat your autumn eggplants. Meaning: Don't let yourself be taken advantage of. ~ dumplings over flowers Meaning: The person to whom it is directed prefers practical gain to aesthetics. ~ let flow in the water Meaning: Forgive and forget; water under the bridge ~ dragon, head, snake, tail Meaning: Anticlimax, the beginning is like a dragons head, great and majestic and the ending is like a snakes tail, tiny and pathetic. ~ Literally: clear sky, cultivate, rainy, reading Meaning: Farm when it's sunny, read when it rains. ~ Chu songs on all sides Meaning: Defeat is clear; Situation is desperate beyond hope. ~ ten men, ten colors Meaning: Literally: To each his/her own. / Different strokes for different folks. ~ 3 day monk. Meaning: Someone who gives up easily or is adverse to work. ~ Literally: big similarity, small difference Meaning: Similarities outweigh the differences….


I want to get in touch with you and catch your attention.~ Ella Elle Elle A eh EH Umbrella Line


Babe magic can make a mattress spin, find me in your imagination and lets Create positive Utopia…there is magic inside of you…~ Magic Creation Imagination Umbrella line 4 Who…?


Japanese song we love needed here


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