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Beyond the Border - the Ocean is a huge installation by Taiwanese artist Lin Shuen Long. You can see it at Takamatsu Sunport.
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The New York Times provided no evidence that murders in Nice were motivated by politics--yet still labeled them as "terrorism."
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Since the beginning of 2015, the Middle East, Africa and Asia have seen nearly 50 times more deaths from terrorism than Europe and the Americas.
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yeah, but somehow if the dead don't look like us they don't count :-(
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Il fait relativement peu de victimes, n'endommage pas les infrastructures de l'ennemi. Et pourtant, ça marche. Par Yuval Noah Harari, auteur de “Sapiens”.
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Je vous recommande la lecture de Jean Sevillia qui replace la lecture de
l'Histoire dans son contexte objectif et non pas à l'aune de quelque
journaliste en quête de sensationnalisme...
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I have some good news and some bad news. Let's start with the good news. The Setouchi Triennale 2016 Official Guidebook is finally available in Engl
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I guess today is the day when I repost this article, isn't it?

http://davidplusworld.com/happy-bastille-day/

#france #july14th #bastilleday #14juillet
There are a lot of misconceptions and misunderstood facts about Bastille Day in the English speaking world. Here is some information and facts about it.
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Beyond the Border - The Ocean Je ne cesse d'être fasciné par cette œuvre du Taïwanais Lin Shuen Long. Elle a vraiment un aspect "univers parallèle"
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Voici les "jeunes créateurs" les plus aidés en 2015 par la SCPP, Société civile des producteurs phonographiques, via le fonds d'aide qui leur est normalement destiné. Je devrais mettre dix guillemets pour encadrer ces deux mots.
L'article dévoile les dessous de ces attributions :
http://www.rollingstone.fr/les-jeunes-createurs-les-plus-aides-en-2015/
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Ce que je ressens quand je suis l'actualité politique française... 
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Il n’existe aucun moyen de se protéger contre ce qui s’est passé à Nice. Et intensifier des interventions militaires en Syrie et en Irak ne fera qu’encourager des terroristes potentiels, estime un journaliste britannique.
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Complètement d'accord avec l'article du Guardian
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Le Guide Officiel de la Triennale de Setouchi 2016 est désormais disponible en anglais http://ogijima.fr/guide-officiel-de-la-triennale-de-setouchi-2016-en-anglais/ #japon #setouchi 
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Le Guide Officiel de la Triennale de Setouchi 2016 en Anglais est en vente . Même s'il est imparfait, il est indispensable si vous ne lisez pas le japonais.
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+David Billa exact ... Merci du rappel
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Must be a coincidence...
 
I'm republishing this old post from the old blog...
Why this post? Why today? Mmm... I wonder why...
#portugal
http://davidplusworld.com/french-people-think-portugalportuguese-people/
In which a Portuguese woman asks what do French people think of Portugal and of Portuguese people and the Frenchman answers.
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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."
Bragging rights
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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An old house turned into a café and an art workshop. Very friendly staff, awesome atmosphere. More than just a café, a small community really. One of my favorite places in the world. I mean it.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
One of my favorite fish restaurant in Takamatsu. Delicious and high quality fish, nice staff. I warmly advise it.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
One of my favorite shrines. It's so rich of so many different things, details, statues, hidden mini-shrines within the shrine, etc.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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A bit sad that everything is in Japanese only, but worth a visit nonetheless if you're interested in Setouchi culture and history.
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Nice Thai café (Thai food is rare in Takamatsu), cheap, very friendly owner. I recommend warmly.
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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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