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While I think about N.

Not really sure how I feel about the Mormon beefcake calendar or *ahem* Mormon Erotica.

MoBob asked me why I didn't post "I for Insi." Insi is the Berber word for hedgehog. I dunno. Kunfouda is more fun to say, I guess.

I was interested to read this article about immigrants of Japanese descent "returning" to Japan. I wonder if there are more people of Japanese descent in Brazil than in the US - kinda hard to imagine rockin' Japanese-Brazilians trying to fit into straight-laced Japan. Also that the links between Japan and the Philippines are becoming stronger and more personal; not only the limited immigration mentioned in the article (some technical people are allowed for limited periods - my cousin who's an engineer worked in Japan for three months) but also that Japanese farmers are marrying Filipinas. When I taught ESL at UC Riverside I often had classes that were comprised of both Brazilian and Korean students, and once in a while I was lucky to have a Korean-Brazilian kid who'd act (literally) as a bridge.
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On October 6th, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC), congogirl commented:
Thanks for the fascinating links. I thought the Erotica film would be more risque than it turned out to be, but an interesting commentary nonetheless. I could go all feminist about now, but I won't...
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On October 6th, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Yeah, me too. But I was distracted by the porn music soundtrack.
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On October 6th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC), congogirl replied:
Haha, I know - that really made the film!
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On October 6th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
MoBob said it was just like the music in Napoleon Dynamite.
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On October 7th, 2007 09:20 am (UTC), clynne commented:
I was afraid to click on the Mormon Erotica link ... my curiosity overcame my fear however, and I looked. I have to say the, er, final montage is, well. Oh my.

I watched it with my husband, so it's OK, right?
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On October 7th, 2007 11:16 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Yeah. Same here. But they do admonish us to "multiply and replenish."
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On October 7th, 2007 11:29 am (UTC), hatter_anon commented:
I'm house-sitting at the moment and I am a little nervous they're going to click on the history icon and see where I've been lately ... :)

The Japanese immigrants article is fascinating. I think that whole identity 'crisis' that immigrants face is amazing, and returning to a country even for a short time often throws up more questions than answers.

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On October 10th, 2007 09:43 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Hee hee! The missionaries may be on your trail!
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On October 8th, 2007 08:50 am (UTC), hatter_anon commented:
N is for:
Never boring - always providing interesting posts.

New job, which I guess isn't any more and I'm sure you've probably written about it but I seem to have missed it.

Nifty pictures and links, which I always enjoy.

N is a tough letter isn't it?
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On October 10th, 2007 09:43 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Thanks for the ideas!
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On October 9th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC), rmurphysf commented:
I (heart) mormon boys
I'm so surprised I haven't seen that shirt in the Castro. Those Mormon boys could make a fortune selling at Does Your Mother Know?.
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On October 10th, 2007 09:45 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Re: I (heart) mormon boys
Me too. There was a movie about a gay missionary some years back....
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