Cat Heaven Island in Japan

Cat Heaven Island in Japan

Mount Yoshino | Japan

Mount Yoshino | Japan

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For China the two finger tap is used more like “Thanks, that’s enough” and is done to signal “Thanks, you can stop pouring”. It’s the unspoken response to an unspoken “Say when”. The way it’s presented here is not really correct.
*edit: It does mean thanks but it also indicates you have enough. The timing matters. If you tap after the pourer had finished pouring and sat back down it would not work as it’s not a literal “Thanks”.


Morocco: you shouldn’t stand whilst drinking. You’ll get yelled at.

For China the two finger tap is used more like “Thanks, that’s enough” and is done to signal “Thanks, you can stop pouring”. It’s the unspoken response to an unspoken “Say when”. The way it’s presented here is not really correct.

*edit: It does mean thanks but it also indicates you have enough. The timing matters. If you tap after the pourer had finished pouring and sat back down it would not work as it’s not a literal “Thanks”.


Morocco: you shouldn’t stand whilst drinking. You’ll get yelled at.

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Orbiting Astronaut Self-Portrait
Is it art? In September, space station astronaut Aki Hoshide (Japan) recorded this striking image while helping to augment the capabilities of the Earth-orbiting International Space Station (ISS). Visible in this outworldly assemblage is the Sun, the Earth, two portions of a robotic arm, an astronaut’s spacesuit, the deep darkness of space, and the unusual camera taking the picture. This image joins other historic — and possibly artistic — self-portraits taken previously in space. The Expedition 32 mission ended on Sept. 17th when anattached capsule undocked with the ISS and returned some of the crew to Earth.
Here, the second image - this time, with the visor up: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-32/hires/iss032e025256.jpg
Image Credit: Expedition 32 Crew, International Space Station, NASA

Orbiting Astronaut Self-Portrait

Is it art? In September, space station astronaut Aki Hoshide (Japan) recorded this striking image while helping to augment the capabilities of the Earth-orbiting International Space Station (ISS). Visible in this outworldly assemblage is the Sun, the Earth, two portions of a robotic arm, an astronaut’s spacesuit, the deep darkness of space, and the unusual camera taking the picture. This image joins other historic — and possibly artistic — self-portraits taken previously in space. The Expedition 32 mission ended on Sept. 17th when anattached capsule undocked with the ISS and returned some of the crew to Earth.

Here, the second image - this time, with the visor up: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-32/hires/iss032e025256.jpg


Image Credit: Expedition 32 CrewInternational Space StationNASA

This is what a 60 foot snowfall clearing looks like (Japan, 2010)
More of this: http://www.buzzhunt.co.uk/2010/12/29/snow-roads-in-japan/

This is what a 60 foot snowfall clearing looks like (Japan, 2010)

More of this: http://www.buzzhunt.co.uk/2010/12/29/snow-roads-in-japan/

Saga, Japan

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