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.
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.
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?