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  Lego 4th of July, in 1776. Also, the minifigure that is usually used by people when they depict July 4th with Lego.   Lego 4th of July, now. Al
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Parfois, je me dis que c'est vraiment n'importe nawak ce blog.

#scarabées   #alcool  
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L'alcoolisme, nouveau fléau de mes scarabées-rhinocéros japonais ?
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A couple of houses right near Kawaramachi Station in Takamatsu.
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Pretty awesome preschool building.
What is it about puddles of water that makes kids want to jump right into them with all their might? It’s no doubt that outdoor play, whatever the weather, is a necessity of childhood. So if there’s any place where kids should be allowed to be kids, without being subject to the cringes and s
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Les armes de désinformation en batterie. Dans la guerre médiatique contre la Grèce, la vérité est la première victime. Les commandos médiatiques mentent à flot. Tsipras tient bon. 
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I'm so patriotic I PISS red, white, and blue!
My doctor tried to tell me it was Pancreatic Cancer. I told him to shut his commie mouth!

#Murica   #July4th   #4thOfJuly  
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Many Americans of all races today refer to any of the Confederacy's flags as "the white supremacist's flag" and they would not have been wrong during the Civil War and they are certainly not wrong in the 21st Century
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A few days ago I was asked to post pictures of my new Japanese rhinoceros beetles. Well here is one:
http://davidplusworld.com/japanese-rhinoceros-beetle/

Sleep well tonight.

#japan #beetle #kabutomushi
A pretty scary looking Japanese Rhinoceros Beetle.
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Je pense que le message est clair.
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La rumeur courrait depuis quelques jours et c'est le site Puremédias qui l'avait annoncé : "Les Guignols de l'info" ne retrouveront pas l'antenne de Canal +, suite à une décision prise par Vincent Bolloré, patron du groupe. Metronews est en mesure de confirmer cette information. 
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There has been a disturbing string of arsons against churches with predominantly black congregations in the southeast since the Charleston massacre.

Major media outlets have only been halfheartedly reporting on this if at all. The contrast is speaking volumes about their priorities.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-black-churches-naacp-20150630-story.html
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I washed ashore one of the Seto Inland Sea islands one day of 2009 and never was the same ever since. My main hobby is trying to turn Japan into a bilingual country. I also write a blog post here and there when time allows.
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Teaching, Blogging, French, English
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"David @ Ogijima"
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I was a monster in the classic Dr. Who and the hero of two Bollywood action movies. The first time I ever went online, back in 1997, I had a vision. The Internet was going to bring humankind to a Golden Age, a new period of Enlightenment, the best of possible worlds. Instead, we got lolcats.
Introduction
Born and raised in a small town in South-West France, I soon realized that the world was not limited to that town, neither my region and not even my country.

So, I decided to see the world. However, I'm not too big on traveling when it consists in visiting famous places surrounded by countless of other tourists. Also, I have a tendency to simply move to the destinations I'm interested in.

That's pretty much how I ended up living in seven cities in three countries in the past 20 years.

Nowadays, it seems that I have settled down, you know, with a steady job, a wonderful wife and a lovely daughter, but I still believe the most interesting places in the world are the ones outsiders don't know about, the ones that are not in travel guides. One of my main activities online is to introduce the world to my new home, one of the most wonderful parts of Japan, with this blog: Setouchi Explorer.

I don't forget my home area (also one of the most wonderful parts of France) and the other parts of the world I'm familiar with on David + World.

That being said, blogging is not my only activity online as you'll see if you peruse my posts.


Some quotes I like or even try to live by:

"It's not about what happens to you, you have no control over that. It's about how you deal with what happens to you, that you can control."

"I didn't know if it was any good or not, but that didn't matter. I had written something new and fresh I hadn't written before and it felt wonderful." (Neil Gaiman - Smoke & Mirrors)

"Christ died for our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them? "

"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That'll teach you to keep your mouth shut." 
(Ernest Hemingway)

"Nature has no laws, only habits."
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I used to be cool.
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Takamatsu, Japan
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Agen, France - Paris, France - Morgantown, WV - Gainesville, FL - Bordeaux, France - Toulouse, France
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Amazing temple. It doesn't look like anything, but it houses a room that will surprise you (I don't even want to tell you what's inside). Also, it has one of the newest pagodas in Japan. On top of the hill is where the Matsudaira clan (former rulers of Takamatsu) are buried.
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Sometimes, I feel that Takamatsu lacks nice, fun and relaxing parks, just to spend time outside and relax. Here is a great one, good both for adults and kids.
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The shrine is very small, but its location (at the border between the village and the forest), the art that is incorporated in it, as well as the fountain (the water is drinkable) makes it a rather otherworldly place. I make sure to stop there pretty much every time I go to Teshima.
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A must-stop place for strawberry lovers. All the desserts are delicious. And by the way, the strawberries are grown on the island (probably even by the owners of the place, although I'm not 100% sure).
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Not gonna lie, I'm not a huge fan of Tadanori Yokoo (I don't hate his works either, don't get me wrong), but the building on the other hand is amazing, with a special mention to the "tower".
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The temple itself is nothing out of the ordinary (although it was closed when I went and I didn't get inside). The statues in the yard are very beautiful.
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The shrine looks half abandoned, and it almost is. However, I always find it to be an interesting visit. It represents for me the epitome of the mysterious shrine that's far from the world (in an isolated corner of an isolated island), sitting in between the real world and a more mystical or even magical one.
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