My trip to New York with Mari – November 2017 – 麻里 – 2017年11月ニューヨークで

By the Christmas tree at Bryant Park - New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi - November 2017 - Durch den Weihnachtsbaum in Bryant Park - New York City - Manhattan - mit Mari Yokoi - November 2017 - 横井麻里 - 2017年11月ニューヨークで
By the Christmas tree at Bryant Park – New York City – Manhattan – with Mari Yokoi – November 2017 – Durch den Weihnachtsbaum in Bryant Park – New York City – Manhattan – mit Mari Yokoi – November 2017 – 横井麻里 – 2017年11月ニューヨークで

In November 2017, I was able to visit New York with Mari Yokoi.  We stayed at the Ace Hotel in Manhattan.  It was quite nice.

Though we only stayed at the Ace Hotel, we did check out a lot of different hotel lobbies.  Mari took me to my first Broadway Show, ‘Miss Saigon.’  As well, we were able to see my friend Frank Corva and have dinner with him at a great pizza restaurant.

Im November 2017 konnte ich mit Mari Yokoi New York besuchen. Wir waren im Ace Hotel in Manhattan. Es war sehr nett.

Obwohl wir nur im Ace Hotel waren, haben wir viele verschiedene Hotel-Lobbys besucht. Mari nahm mich zu meiner ersten Broadway-Show mit, Miss Saigon. Außerdem konnten wir meinen Freund Frank Corva sehen und mit ihm in einem tollen Pizzarestaurant zu Abend essen.

201711月、横井麻里とニューヨークを訪問することができました。私たちはマンハッタンのエースホテルに泊まりました。それはかなり素晴らしかったです。

私たちはエースホテルに泊まっただけですが、私たちは多くの異なるホテルのロビーをチェックしました。麻里は最初のブロードウェイショー「Miss Saigon」に連れて行った。同様に、私は友人Frank Corvaを見て、素晴らしいピザレストランで彼と夕食を取ることができました。

New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - On the way to New York
On the way to New York with Mari – November 2017 – Mit Mari auf dem Weg nach New York – November 2017 – 横井麻里 – 2017年11月
New York City - Manhattan - Ace Hotel with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Nice lobby at the Ace Hotel - Though a little noisy
Spacious lobby at the Ace Hotel – Though a little noisy.
New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi - 横井麻里 - November 2017 - The oyster bar on the first night there
At the oyster bar next to the Ace Hotel with Mari on the first night in Manhattan.
At the oyster bar next to the Ace Hotel with Mari on the first night in Manhattan.
At the oyster bar next to the Ace Hotel with Mari on the first night in Manhattan.
New York City - Manhattan - Ace Hotel - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - The oysters have arrived
The oysters have arrived! – Die Austern sind angekommen! – カキが到着しました!
At the Oyster bar next to the Ace Hotel with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - New York City - Manhattan - November 2017
At the Oyster bar next to the Ace Hotel with Mari – New York City – Manhattan – November 2017
Big sleep at the Ace Hotel - I think we were up a little late :-) with Mari Yokoi - 横井麻里 - 2017年11月ニューヨークで
Big sleep at the Ace Hotel – I think we were up a little late 🙂 with Mari Yokoi – 横井麻里 – 2017年11月ニューヨークで
New York City - Manhattan - Victorias Secret with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Shopping for Victoria Secret underwear
Shopping for Victoria’s Secret underwear.
New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Shopping at Victorias Secret
It’s amazing all the things people love instead of people.
New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi - November 2017 - Ready to ice skate at Bryant Park - 横井麻里 - 2017年11月ニューヨークで
New York City – Manhattan – with Mari Yokoi – November 2017 – Ready to ice skate at Bryant Park – 横井麻里 – 2017年11月ニューヨークで
The big Christmas tree at Bryant Park - New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi - November 2017 - Der große Weihnachtsbaum bei Bryant Park - New York City - Manhattan - mit Mari Yokoi - November 2017 - 横井麻里 - 2017年11月ニューヨークで
The big Christmas tree at Bryant Park – New York City – Manhattan – with Mari Yokoi – November 2017 – Der große Weihnachtsbaum bei Bryant Park – New York City – Manhattan – mit Mari Yokoi – November 2017 – 横井麻里 – 2017年11月ニューヨークで
New York City - in Manhattan with Mari Yokoi - November 2017 - feeling good in front of the Christmas Tree at Bryant Park - 横井麻里 - 2017年11月ニューヨークで
New York City – in Manhattan with Mari Yokoi – November 2017 – feeling good in front of the Christmas Tree at Bryant Park – 横井麻里 – 2017年11月ニューヨークで
The merry-go-round at Bryant Park - New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi - November 2017 - Das Karussell in Bryant Park - New York City - Manhattan - mit Mari Yokoi - November 2017 - 横井麻里 - 2017年11月ニューヨークで
The merry-go-round at Bryant Park – New York City – Manhattan – with Mari Yokoi – November 2017 – Das Karussell in Bryant Park – New York City – Manhattan – mit Mari Yokoi – November 2017 – 横井麻里 – 2017年11月ニューヨークで
New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi - November 2017 - Ready to ice skate at Bryant Park - 横井麻里 - 2017年11月ニューヨークで
New York City – Manhattan – with Mari Yokoi – November 2017 – Ready to ice skate at Bryant Park – 横井麻里 – 2017年11月ニューヨークで
New place, same old thing - New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi - November 2017 - Neuer Ort, dieselbe alte Sache - New York City - Manhattan - mit Mari Yokoi - November 2017 - 横井麻里 - 2017年11月ニューヨークで
New place, same old thing – New York City – Manhattan – with Mari Yokoi – November 2017 – Neuer Ort, dieselbe alte Sache – New York City – Manhattan – mit Mari Yokoi – November 2017 – 横井麻里 – 2017年11月ニューヨークで
On our way to see the Broadway show Miss Saigon - with Mari Yokoi in New York - Manhattan - November 2017 - Auf dem Weg zur Broadway-Show Miss Saigon mit Mari Yokoi in New York - Manhattan - November 2017.
On our way to see the Broadway show Miss Saigon – with Mari Yokoi in New York – Manhattan – November 2017 – Auf dem Weg zur Broadway-Show Miss Saigon mit Mari Yokoi in New York – Manhattan – November 2017.
Will it fall? - New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi - November 2017 - Wird es fallen? - New York City - Manhattan - mit Mari Yokoi - November 2017- November 2017 - 横井麻里 - 2017年11月ニューヨークで
Will it fall? – New York City – Manhattan – with Mari Yokoi – November 2017 – Wird es fallen? – New York City – Manhattan – mit Mari Yokoi – November 2017- November 2017 – 横井麻里 – 2017年11月ニューヨークで
Spacious theatre for Miss Saigon - New York City - Manhattan - Miss Saigon with Mari Yokoi - November 2017 - Geräumiges Theater für Miss Saigon - New York City - Manhattan - Miss Saigon mit Mari Yokoi - November 2017 - 横井麻里 - ニューヨーク - 2017年11月
Spacious theatre for Miss Saigon – New York City – Manhattan – Miss Saigon with Mari Yokoi – November 2017 – Geräumiges Theater für Miss Saigon – New York City – Manhattan – Miss Saigon mit Mari Yokoi – November 2017 – 横井麻里 – ニューヨーク – 2017年11月
New York - November 2017 - At Miss Siagon on Broadway with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里
The show is about to start. My first time to see a Broadway show, and my first time to really see Miss Saigon. I remember the images I saw in books when I was a little boy.  People hanging onto the helicopters as they took off from the American embassy.  The actual pictures, not this storybook telling that tries to give many rich people a feeling of “they care” simply because they show up for the musical.  Or maybe they just blatantly don’t care.  I cried when I saw the images as a boy, and I cried again in the theatre thinking of that time – when I started to see what society is – this disgusting society and the disgusting people who support it. This world is madness, mentally deformed.  All captured in the stupidity of caring about the minutiae of one’s appearance without a care of the real physical suffering of so many people/animals in so many places.  The stupidity and ugliness of spending money on one’s fingernails while people die from starvation or massive violence.

 

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Ismael Ledesma – イスマエル・レデスマ

Pictures of cherry blossoms - This is one picture that reminds me of Ismael Ledesma and his music - イスマエル・レデスマ
Pictures of cherry blossoms – This is one picture that reminds me of Ismael Ledesma and his music – イスマエル・レデスマ
Walking to the station from Mari's - This is one picture that reminds me of Ismael Ledesma and his music - イスマエル・レデスマ
Walking to the station from Mari’s – This is one picture that reminds me of Ismael Ledesma and his music – イスマエル・レデスマ
Thinking about things at the Waterfall near Mari's place - This is another picture that reminds me of Ismael Ledesma and his music - イスマエル・レデスマ
Thinking about things at the Waterfall near Mari’s place – This is another picture that reminds me of Ismael Ledesma and his music – イスマエル・レデスマ
A visit to the Shrine with Mari - This is another picture that reminds me of Ismael Ledesma and his music - イスマエル・レデスマ
A visit to the Shrine with Mari – This is another picture that reminds me of Ismael Ledesma and his music – イスマエル・レデスマ

I was introduced to Ismael Ledesma’s music by Mari Yokoi in 2017-2018 and sometimes listened to him play after Mari went to sleep.  Ledesma plays beautifully.

Ich wurde 2017-2018 von Mari Yokoi in die Musik von Ismael Ledesma eingeführt und hörte ihm manchmal zu, nachdem Mari eingeschlafen war. Ledesma spielt wunderschön.

2017-2018年、横井麻里によるイスマエル・レデスマの音楽に紹介されました。時々、麻里が眠った後、私は彼の演奏を聞いた。 イスマエル・レデスマは美しく演奏します。

Facebook page for Ismael Ledesma

A blog entry for Ismael Ledesma

Ismael Ledesma on tour in Osaka in 2018

イスマエル・レデスマ & ルシア塩満 – Ismael Ledesma and Lucia Shiomitsu play together

Good place to buy Ismael Ledesma’s work – Apple iTunes

Kohei Takeda also played with Ismael Ledesma in 2017 – 武田 耕平 – 2017年 アルパ奏者のイスマエル・レデスマ氏&ルシア塩満氏のコンサートに参加。

Yuki Shiomitsu played with Ismael Ledesma here in 2018 – ルシア塩満アルパ & イスマエル・レデスマ

Ismael Ledesma & Lucia Shiomitsu – みけの会「イスマエル・レデスマ ルシア塩満」アルパコンサート

Ismael Ledesma & Lucia Shiomitsu – イスマエル ・レデスマさんとルシア塩満さんのジョイントコンサート

Natsumi Imamura playing Ismael Ledesma – アルパ演奏:今村夏海 – 作曲:イスマエル・レデスマ

Hiromi Kurita & Ismael Ledesma – アルパ奏者 栗田ひろ美 & イスマエル・レデスマ

Ismael Ledesma & Lucia Shiomitsu -アルパアコースティックコンサート イスマエル・レデスマ&ルシア塩満 コンサート・ツアー

Ismael · Ledesma’s Concert – World Alpa Festival – イスマエル・レデスマのコンサート – 世界アルパ祭

Great Site for Ismael Ledesma – イスマエル・レデスマ

アルパ(インディアン・ハープ)の本場パラグアイで生まれ、現在パリを拠点に活動している注目のアルパ奏者、イスマエル・レデスマ。Born in the real Paraguay of Arpa (Indian · Harp), Ismael Ledesma, a remarkable Arpa player currently active in Paris.

イスマエル・レデスマ 来日コンサート – イスマエルさん、どのブログや掲示板にも書いてありますがめっちゃグァラニー族!!といったお顔(決して否定しているのではない)の写真が出回っているので、演奏もそれに相応しい演奏かと思いきや、幕が開けるとそこには予想出来なかった音と音楽!

2018年8月11日(土) イスマエル・レデスマ コンサート(パラグアイ中央銀行ホール)にゲスト出演します · 2018年7月25日(水)ビエニビエニ ライブ vol.26 · 2018年7月21日( 土)アンデス文明研究会夏季講座 講演と演奏 · 「アルパとともにパラグアイを行く」.

2018年5月30〜6月9日 イスマエル・レデスマ&ルシア塩満 コンサートツアー2018 演奏:イスマエル・レデスマ、ルシア塩満、高橋マサヒロ、武田耕平、会田桃子(東京公演のみ)- May 30 to June 9, 2018 Ismael · Ledesma & Lucia SALMOMI Concert tour 2018 Performance: Ismael · Ledesma, Rusia Shodomari, Takahashi Masahiro, Takeda Kohei, Aida Momoko (Tokyo performances only)

From Reiko Gogo’s site – パラグアイの イスマエル・レデスマアルパ奏者の演奏が聴けてラッキー 恒例のアルパフェスティバル。 ルシア塩滿さんの元、指導を受けて長女も挫折する事なく何とか今日に至る。 パラグアイの旅では交通事故に遭った当初、その後のコンサート会場で娘が怪我を負っていたことを聞かされた。私達、親へ の心配を考慮したのか娘は一切口にせず、趣味に仕事に、夫・子供4人に囲まれ弱音を吐かず、よくぞ頑張ったと思う。パラグアイでの演奏体験から、間もないが一段と身も心も強くなったと感心する。

Concert – Ismael Ledesma – イスマエル・レデスマ

This is another picture that reminds me of Ismael Ledesma and his music - イスマエル・レデスマ
This is another picture that reminds me of Ismael Ledesma and his music – イスマエル・レデスマ
Another picture that reminds me of Ismael Ledesma and his music - イスマエル・レデスマ
Another picture that reminds me of Ismael Ledesma and his music – イスマエル・レデスマ
Another picture that reminds me of Ismael Ledesma and his music - イスマエル・レデスマ
Another picture that reminds me of Ismael Ledesma and his music – イスマエル・レデスマ

Lollapalooza – Paris, France – July 2017 – Paris, Frankreich – Juli 2017 – ロラパルーザ – フランス・パリ – 2017年

End of the show at Lollapalooza - July 2017 - Ende der Show in Lollapalooza - Juli 2017 - Paris Frankreich Juli 2017 - ロラパルーザ - パリフランス、2017年7月
End of the show at Lollapalooza – July 2017 – Ende der Show in Lollapalooza – Juli 2017 – Paris Frankreich Juli 2017 – ロラパルーザ – パリフランス、2017年7月
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - On my way to Europe
On my way to Europe – Paris, France July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - The Riddle of the Sphinx
Which creature has one voice and yet becomes four-footed and two-footed and three-footed? – Paris, France – July 2017 – At the Louvre – Too bad for me Mari had other plans to be with someone else – I would have enjoyed being with her here
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - My hotel room near the main drag
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – My hotel room near the main drag.
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Walking slowly through the park
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – On my own – Paris France July 2017 – Walking slowly through the park
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Lunch at a cafe - not so bad
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – Lunch at a cafe – not so bad
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Paintings Paintings everywhere
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – Lots to see…
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - On a stroll near the river
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – On a stroll near the river
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - looks like a strip bar near my hotel
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – Strip club?
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - walking around near the tower - 自分で - パリフランス2017年7月 - 塔の近くを歩く
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – walking around near the tower – 自分で – パリフランス2017年7月 – 塔の近くを歩く
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - The tower
The one and only iconic tower for the world – Paris, France – July 2017.
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Huge breakfast at the hotel
Paris, France – July 2017 – Huge breakfast at the hotel
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Lollapalooza - Alt J finishes up
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – Lollapalooza – Alt J finishes up
Paris, France July 2017 - The long gallery at the Louvre - パリ、フランス - 2017年7月 - ルーヴル美術館の長いギャラリー
Paris, France July 2017 – The long gallery at the Louvre – パリ、フランス – 2017年7月 – ルーヴル美術館の長いギャラリー
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Lollapalooza - signposts to the other concert sites
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – Lollapalooza – signposts to the other concert sites
At the restaurant - Paris, France - July 2017 - Time to eat - Im Restaurant - Paris, Frankreich - Juli 2017 - Essenszeit
At the restaurant – Paris, France – July 2017 – Time to eat – Im Restaurant – Paris, Frankreich – Juli 2017 – Essenszeit
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Yummy starters
Yummy starters – Paris, France – July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - The main course
The main course has arrived – Paris, France July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Fantastic steak - thank you Nissaf
Time to dig in! – Fantastic steak – thank you Nissaf – Paris France July 2017
On my own - Paris FranceOn my own - Paris France July 2017 - What shall this doorway lead to
Paris, France July 2017 – Enter.
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Ah - look up above the trees
Paris, France – July 2017 – Wandering around looking up above the trees.

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Die Bedeutungslosigkeit des Shinto und die Leere derer, die an seinen Ritualen sowie an allen anderen Ritualen / Religionen teilnehmen

Solamen miseris socios habuisse doloris.

“Let’s suppose you were able every night to dream any dream you wanted to dream. And you would, naturally, as you began on this adventure of dreams, you would fulfill all your wishes.  You would have every kind of pleasure, you see.  And after several nights you would say, ‘well, that was pretty great.’  But now, let’s have a surprise.  Let’s have a dream which isn’t under control.  Well, something’s going to happen to me that I don’t know what it’s going to be.  Then, you would get more and more adventurous.  And you would make further and further odd gambles as to what you would dream.  And, finally, you would dream where you are now.”

Tu étais la créature préférée de Dieu Mais tu n’avais pas d’avenir

Fifty million years ago
You walked upon the planet so
Lord of all that you could see
Just a little bit like me
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Walking in your footsteps
Walking in your footsteps
Walking in your footsteps
Walking in your footsteps
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Hey Mr. Dinosaur
You really couldn’t ask for more
You were God’s favorite creature
But you didn’t have a future
643
Walking in your footsteps
Walking in your footsteps
Walking in your footsteps
Walking in your footsteps
754
Hey mighty Brontosaurus
Don’t you have a lesson for us
You thought your rule would always last
There were no lessons in your past
You were built three stories high
They say you would not hurt a fly
If we explode the atom bomb
Would they say that we were dumb
865
Walking in your footsteps
Walking in your footsteps
Walking in your footsteps
Walking in your footsteps
976
They say the meek shall inherit the earth
They say the meek shall inherit the earth
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Walking in your footsteps
Walking in your footsteps
Walking in your footsteps
Walking in your footsteps
Walking in your footsteps
Walking in your footsteps
Walking in your footsteps
Walking in your footsteps
 “

On an island with Mari in the Indian Ocean – March 2017 – 麻里 – 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で

A kiss with Mari Yokoi on Koh Lipe Thailand March 2017 - Ein Kuss mit Mari Yokoi auf Koh Lipe Thailand im März 2017 - 横井麻里 - 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で
A kiss with Mari Yokoi on Koh Lipe Thailand March 2017 – Ein Kuss mit Mari Yokoi auf Koh Lipe Thailand im März 2017 – 横井麻里 – 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で
View from the deck of the second room at Mountain Resort Koh Lipe - with Mari Yokoi on Koh Lipe island Thailand - Blick vom Deck des zweiten Raumes im Mountain Resort Koh Lipe - mit Mari Yokoi auf der Insel Koh Lipe Thailand - Mountain Resort Koh Lipeの第2の部屋のデッキからの眺め - リペ島タイの横井麻里と一緒に
This was the view from our deck – the second room Mari and I had at the Mountain Resort on Koh Lipe. Dies war die Aussicht von unserem Deck – das zweite Zimmer, das Mari und ich im Mountain Resort auf Koh Lipe hatten.
March 2017 - Good sunset - with Mari Yokoi on Koh Lipe island Thailand - Guter Sonnenuntergang - mit Mari Yokoi auf der Insel Koh Lipe Thailand - 良い夕日 - タイのリペ島に横井麻里と一緒に
Sunset on Koh Lipe Thailand リペ島 – March 2017.
Mari and I about to get on the hydrofoil to take us to Koh Lipe - with Mari Yokoi on Koh Lipe Thailand - Mari und ich steigen gerade in das Tragflügelboot und bringen uns nach Koh Lipe - mit Mari Yokoi auf Koh Lipe Thailand - 横井麻里  - リペ島
We would have to take a jet boat or hydrofoil to get from Langkawi, Malaysia to Koh Lipe, Thailand – March 2017 – Wir müssten ein Jetboot oder ein Tragflächenboot nehmen, um von Langkawi (Malaysia) nach Koh Lipe (Thailand) zu gelangen – März 2017 – マレーシアのランカウイ島からタイのリペ島まで2017年3月にはジェットボートまたは水中翼船を利用する必要があります
At the bungalow with Mari Yokoi on Koh Lipe Thailand March 2017 - Im Bungalow mit Mari Yokoi auf Koh Lipe Thailand im März 2017 - 横井麻里 - 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で
At the bungalow with Mari Yokoi on Koh Lipe Thailand March 2017 – Im Bungalow mit Mari Yokoi auf Koh Lipe Thailand im März 2017 – 横井麻里 – 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で
Mountain Resort - stayed at this place and Ten Moons - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe island Thailand - リペ島
Mari and I stayed at this this place, the Mountain Resort Koh Lipe first, then on to Ten Moons.
Relaxing in the hammock on the veranda of our bungalow - with Mari Yokoi on Koh Lipe island Thailand - March 2017 - 横井麻里 - 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で
Just chilling out on the veranda of the bungalow – with Mari Yokoi on Koh Lipe, Thailand – March 2017 – 横井麻里 – 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で
Always texting - on the veranda of our bungalow - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe Thailand
Texting to the others.
We would later sea kayak out to that small island just a little bit away - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe island Thailand - リペ島
Exploring Koh Lipe with Mari.
A move from the bungalow to a larger room - with Mari Yokoi on Koh Lipe, Thailand - March 2017 - 横井麻里 - 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で
Checking out the second room at Mountain Resort Koh Lipe – certainly bigger! On Koh Lipe, Thailand with Mari Yokoi – March 2017 – 横井麻里 – 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で
Enjoying a rest - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe island Thailand
Mango and apple on the deck…
Great place to relax - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe island Thailand
Great view – from one island to another.  Oh, and that is another island off in the distance apart from Koh Lipe リペ島 – March 2017.
A good memory - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe island Thailand
Appropriate.  Koh Lipe, Thailand – March 2017.

In March, 2017, Mari Yokoi and I went to a small island off the southwest coast of Thailand called Koh Lipe.  It was the best vacation I ever took.  Though, throughout the trip Mari was on her phone texting people.

This was my first real trip to a tropical island.  In fact, at the moment I can’t remember visiting any other islands except stormy, rocky ones, like that off the coast of Denmark.  Here on Koh Lipe, I could go snorkelling for the first time, and be with the girl I had found most beautiful to hold.

I’d like to visit another place that Mari went to – Miniloc Island in the Philippines.  It is apparently in a municipality of the Philippines called El Nido on Palawan Island.  There’s a resort there I’d like to stay at called either the Miniloc Island Resort or El Nido Resorts – Miniloc Island.

The Gili Islands in Indonesia were also suggested to me as great destination.  They’re located close to Bali just off the northwest coast of Lombok island – three small islands called Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air.  I read that one can actually swim with sea turtles at Turtle Point on Gili Meno.

20173月、横井麻里と私はタイ南西部の小さな島、リペ島に行きました。私が今までに受けた最高の休暇でした。しかし、旅の間、麻里は彼女の電話にメッセージを送っていました。

これは熱帯の島への私の最初の本当の旅行でした。実際には、現時点では、デンマークの海岸のような嵐のような岩場を除く他の島を訪れることは覚えていません。リペ島で初めて、シュノーケリングに行くことができました。そして、私が最も美しいと感じた女の子と一緒にいてください。

En mars 2017, Mari Yokoi et moi-même sommes allés à Koh Lipe, une petite île de la côte sud-ouest de la Thaïlande. C’était les meilleures vacances. Cependant, tout au long du voyage, Mari envoyait des textos aux gens.

C’était mon premier vrai voyage sur une île tropicale. En fait, pour le moment, je ne me souviens pas d’avoir visité d’autres îles, à l’exception de la plus orageuse et la plus rocheuse, comme celle au large des côtes du Danemark. Ici à Koh Lipe, je pouvais faire de la plongée avec tuba pour la première fois et être avec la fille que je trouvais la plus belle à tenir.

In maart 2017 volgen Mari Yokoi en ik Koh Lipe, een klein eiland aan de zuidwestkust van Thailand. Het was de beste vakantie. Mari heeft de hele reis een sms gestuurd.

Het was mijn eerste reis naar een tropisch eiland. Ik kan me niet herinneren dat ik op andere eilanden ben geweest, maar op de meest stormachtige en rotsachtige eilanden, zoals die voor de kust van Denemarken. Hier in Koh Lipe zou ik kunnen zijn voor het eerste snorkelen en het meisje dat ik het leukst vond.

At the Mountain Resort - Koh Lipe Thailand with Mari Yokoi - March 2017 - Koh Lipe Thailand mit Mari Yokoi - März 2017 - 横井麻里 – 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で
At the Mountain Resort – Koh Lipe Thailand with Mari Yokoi – March 2017 – Koh Lipe Thailand mit Mari Yokoi – März 2017 – 横井麻里 – 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で
At the restaurant on the beach - Koh Lipe Thailand with Mari Yokoi - March 2017 - Koh Lipe Thailand mit Mari Yokoi - März 2017 - 横井麻里 – 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で
At the restaurant on the beach – Koh Lipe Thailand with Mari Yokoi – March 2017 – Koh Lipe Thailand mit Mari Yokoi – März 2017 – 横井麻里 – 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で
On the boat - Koh Lipe Thailand with Mari Yokoi - March 2017 - Koh Lipe Thailand mit Mari Yokoi - März 2017 - 横井麻里 – 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で
On the boat – Koh Lipe Thailand with Mari Yokoi – March 2017 – Koh Lipe Thailand mit Mari Yokoi – März 2017 – 横井麻里 – 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で

Protect yourself and empower others – Do unto others as they do unto you

The Rule of Reciprocity.

  1. Do unto others as they do unto you after you’ve tried to treat them the way that you would like them to treat you.  If it’s not returned…treat them as they treat you.
  2. Do unto others as they do unto you after you’ve tried to treat them the way that you would like them to treat you.  If it’s not returned…treat them as they treat you.
  3. Multiply points 1 & 2 times 3.  It gives life meaning to give back more than you’ve received.

The truest language when different logics are in conflict, is the language of international law. In this language is the rule of reciprocity. Reward your friends, use those who would cause you harm to your advantage.  Always give people what you think they deserve, liberally.

Geschenk für dich

My trip to New York with Mari – November 2017 – 麻里 – 2017年11月ニューヨークで

New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi - November 2017 - feeling good in front of the Christmas Tree at Bryant Park - 横井麻里 - 2017年11月ニューヨークで
New York City – in Manhattan with Mari Yokoi – November 2017 – feeling good in front of the Christmas Tree at Bryant Park – 横井麻里 – 2017年11月ニューヨークで

In November 2017, I was able to visit New York with Mari Yokoi.  We stayed at the Ace Hotel in Manhattan.  It was quite nice.

Though we only stayed at the Ace Hotel, we did check out a lot of different hotel lobbies.  Mari took me to my first Broadway Show, ‘Miss Saigon.’  As well, we were able to see my friend Frank Corva and have dinner with him at a great pizza restaurant.

Im November 2017 konnte ich mit Mari Yokoi New York besuchen. Wir waren im Ace Hotel in Manhattan. Es war sehr nett.

Obwohl wir nur im Ace Hotel waren, haben wir viele verschiedene Hotel-Lobbys besucht. Mari nahm mich zu meiner ersten Broadway-Show mit, Miss Saigon. Außerdem konnten wir meinen Freund Frank Corva sehen und mit ihm in einem tollen Pizzarestaurant zu Abend essen.

201711月、横井麻里とニューヨークを訪問することができました。私たちはマンハッタンのエースホテルに泊まりました。それはかなり素晴らしかったです。

私たちはエースホテルに泊まっただけですが、私たちは多くの異なるホテルのロビーをチェックしました。麻里は最初のブロードウェイショー「Miss Saigon」に連れて行った。同様に、私は友人Frank Corvaを見て、素晴らしいピザレストランで彼と夕食を取ることができました。

New York City with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Our room at the Ace Hotel 1007
New York City with Mari – November 2017 – Our room at the Ace Hotel 1007
New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi - November 2017 - Ready to ice skate at Bryant Park - 横井麻里 - 2017年11月ニューヨークで
New York City – Manhattan – with Mari Yokoi – November 2017 – Ready to ice skate at Bryant Park – 横井麻里 – 2017年11月ニューヨークで
New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - On the way to New York
On the way to New York with Mari – November 2017 – Mit Mari auf dem Weg nach New York – November 2017 – 横井麻里 – 2017年11月
New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi - 横井麻里 - November 2017 - The oyster bar on the first night there
At the oyster bar next to the Ace Hotel with Mari on the first night in Manhattan.
New York City - Manhattan - Ace Hotel - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - The oysters have arrived
The oysters have arrived!
At the Oyster bar next to the Ace Hotel with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - New York City - Manhattan - November 2017
At the Oyster bar next to the Ace Hotel with Mari – New York City – Manhattan – November 2017
New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - A glass of wine to go with the Oysters at the Oyster Bar
A glass of wine to go with the oysters at the Oyster Bar.
New York City - Manhattan - Ace Hotel - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Down the street in Manhattan
Taking a stroll down the street in Manhattan – pretty close to the Ace Hotel.
New York City - Manhattan - Bryant Park - Ice skating - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 November 2017 - We had a great time ice skating at Bryant Park
Mari and I had a great time ice skating at Bryant Park in Manhattan.
New York City - Bryant Park - Ice skating - Manhattan with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Ice skating
Ice skating in Bryant Park – a treat.
New York City - Manhattan - Bryant Park - Ice skating with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Ready to do some ice skating at Bryant Park
Ready to do some more ice skating at Bryant Park.
New York City - Manhattan - Bryant Park - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - at Bryant park - here is a statue of Gertrude Stein
Here is a statue of Gertrude Stein – Hmph.
New York City - Manhattan - Ace Hotel with Mari Yokoi - November 2017 - Big sleep at the Ace Hotel - I think we were up a little late - 横井麻里 - 2017年11月ニューヨークで
Big sleep at the Ace Hotel – I think we were up a little late 🙂 with Mari Yokoi – 横井麻里 – 2017年11月ニューヨークで
New York City - Manhattan - Ace Hotel with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Front door to the Ace Hotel - Actually, a little tough to open that door - jammed or something
Front door to the Ace Hotel – Actually, a little tough to open that door – jammed or something.
New York City - Manhattan - At The Harold with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Breakfast at The Harold
Breakfast at The Harold.
New York City - Manhattan - At The Harold with Mari Yokoi - November 2017 - Time to eat - 横井麻里 - 2017年11月ニューヨークで
Time to eat! In New York with Mari Yokoi – November 2017 – 横井麻里 – 2017年11月ニューヨークで
New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - New York subway
New York subway.
New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - New York
New York City – November 2017
New York City - Manhattan - Victorias Secret with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Shopping for Victoria Secret underwear
Shopping for Victoria’s Secret underwear with Mari.
New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Shopping at Victorias Secret
It’s amazing all the things people love instead of people.
New York City - Manhattan - Ace Hotel with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Nice lobby at the Ace Hotel - Though a little noisy
Spacious lobby at the Ace Hotel – Though a little noisy.
New York City - Manhattan - at the Ace Hotel with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Cool Fridge in our room at the Ace Hotel - too bad there wasn't much free inside
Cool Fridge in our room at the Ace Hotel – too bad there wasn’t much free inside.
New York City - Manhattan - at the Ace Hotel with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - comforting elevator sign at the Ace Hotel
Comforting elevator sign at the Ace Hotel.
New York City - Manhattan - Miss Saigon with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - On our way to see the Broadway show Miss Saigon
On our way to see the Broadway show Miss Saigon.
New York City - Manhattan - Miss Saigon with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - The lobby of the theater where we would see Miss Saigon
The lobby of the theatre where we would see Miss Saigon.
New York City - Manhattan - Miss Saigon with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Awesome theatre for Miss Saigon
Spacious theatre for Miss Saigon.
New York - November 2017 - At Miss Siagon on Broadway with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里
The show is about to start. My first time to see a Broadway show, and my first time to really see Miss Saigon. I remember the images I saw in books when I was a little boy.  People hanging onto the helicopters as they took off from the American embassy.  The actual pictures, not this storybook telling that tries to give many rich people a feeling of “they care” simply because they show up for the musical.  Or maybe they just blatantly don’t care.  I cried when I saw the images as a boy, and I cried again in the theatre thinking of that time – when I started to see what society is – this disgusting society and the disgusting people who support it. This world is madness, mentally deformed.  All captured in the stupidity of caring about the minutiae of one’s appearance without a care of the real physical suffering of so many people/animals in so many places.  The stupidity and ugliness of spending money on one’s fingernails while people die from starvation or massive violence.

Holland – July, 2017 – Holland – Juli 2017 – オランダ – 2017年7月

On my own - The Hague Holland - July 2017 - This is the train that will take me from Paris Nord station to Rotterdam station - パリ・北駅 - ロッテルダム駅 - オランダのハーグ - 2017年7月
This is the train that will take me from Paris Nord station to Rotterdam station – The Hague, Holland – July 2017 – パリ・北駅 – ロッテルダム駅 – オランダのハーグ – 2017年7月
On my own - The Hague Holland - July 2017 - On my way to Rotterdam - then The Hague - just about to leave Paris Nord
About to be on my way to Rotterdam – then to The Hague – Just about to leave Paris Nord station – July 2017
On my own - Rotterdam Holland - July 2017 - finally arrived in Rotterdam - next meet King and go to the Hague
Finally arrived in Rotterdam – Rotterdam, Holland – July 2017.
The Hague - Great dinner - This bed was certainly great to sleep in - On the top floor of a narrow and tall house - The Hague Holland - July 2017
The Hague – Great dinner – This bed was certainly great to sleep in – On the top floor of a narrow and tall house – The Hague Holland – July 2017
Looking out to the deck next to my room - woke up to the sound of birds tweeting not so loudly - Very comfortable indeed! - The Hague Holland - July 2017
Looking out to the deck next to my room – woke up to the sound of birds tweeting not so loudly – Very comfortable indeed! – The Hague Holland – July 2017
One view from the deck outside my room on the roof of the house - Great house - not far on foot from the station - The Hague, Holland - July 2017
One view from the deck outside my room on the roof of the house – Great house – not far on foot from the station – The Hague, Holland – July 2017
Steep stairs at the house - my room is on the top floor - Need to be careful going down for breakfast - The Hague, Holland - July 2017
Steep stairs at the house – my room is on the top floor – Need to be careful going down for breakfast – The Hague, Holland – July 2017
The Hague, Holland - July 2017 - Good Rules To Follow - They do not follow these rules in Japan
The Hague, Holland – July 2017 – Good Rules To Follow – They do not follow these rules in Japan
On my own - The Hague Holland - on my way to Amsterdam for the day - July 2017
The Hague, Holland – on my way to Amsterdam for the day – July 2017
On my own - The Hague Holland - July 2017 - On the train from the Hague to Amsterdam
On the train from The Hague to Amsterdam – A good day trip – The Hague, Holland – July 2017.
On my own - The Hague Holland - July 2017 - Inside the double-decker train on the way to Amsterdam
Inside the double-decker train on the way to Amsterdam – The Hague, Holland – July 2017.
On my own - Amsterdam Holland - July 2017 - just outside Amsterdam Central station
Just outside Amsterdam Central station – Amsterdam, Holland – July 2017.
On my own - Amsterdam Holland - July 2017 - A real city of canals
A real city of canals – Amsterdam, Holland – July 2017.
On my own - Amsterdam Holland - July 2017 - The underpass
Amsterdam, Holland – July 2017 – The underpass.
On my own - Amsterdam Holland - July 2017 - The gardens of my mind
The gardens of my mind – Amsterdam, Holland – July 2017.
On my own - Amsterdam Holland - July 2017 - Poor Vincent - I think it would make him sick how people revere him
Poor guy – I think it would make him sick to see how people ‘revere’ him today – he only seemed to want normal human compassion – those who worship him probably treat others who aren’t ‘famous’ like shit – they can’t even understand what it meant for some of these artists who only wanted respect as equal humans – just simple dignity – nothing more, nothing less – what bigoted societies we have to endure every day – the most pathetic people think society is ‘okay’ – Amsterdam, Holland – July 2017.
On my own - Amsterdam Holland - July 2017 -A walk back to the station - a long walk actually - but nice
A walk back to the station – a long, nice walk – Amsterdam, Holland – July 2017.
On my own - Amsterdam Holland - July 2017 - Are there any potato eaters around
Are there any potato eaters around the corner? – Amsterdam, Holland – July 2017.
On my own - Amsterdam Holland - July 2017 - I took a ride along the canals for about an hour in the same kind of boat as on the right
Amsterdam, Holland – July 2017 – I took a ride along the canals for about an hour in the same kind of boat as on the right.
On my own - Amsterdam Holland - July 2017 - THE MESSAGE IS THE MEDIUM
Amsterdam, Holland – July 2017 – THE MESSAGE IS THE MEDIUM.
On my own - Amsterdam Holland - Sunflowers - July 2017
Amsterdam, Holland – Sunflowers – July 2017.
On my own - Amsterdam Holland - July 2017 - Amsterdam was a much more peaceful city than I had imagined - I think it would be a good place to live
Amsterdam was a much more peaceful city than I had imagined – I think it would be a better place to live – Amsterdam, Holland – July 2017.
On my own - Amsterdam Holland - July 2017 - Amsterdam is a great city - lovely
Amsterdam is a better city than most – a peaceful walk through the city back to the central station – Amsterdam, Holland – July 2017.
On my own - Amsterdam Holland - July 2017 - tasty restaurants
Tasty looking restaurants – I have three pennies – Amsterdam, Holland – July 2017.
On my own - The Hague Holland - At the beach - July 2017
The Hague, Holland – At the beach – July 2017.
On my ownThe Hague Holland - bought some ice cream or soft cream or whatever - July 2017
The Hague, Holland – Bought some ice cream or soft cream or whatever at the beach – July 2017.
On my own - The Hague Holland - checking out the beach - July 2017
The Hague, Holland – checking out the beach – July 2017.
Standing in the North Sea - I decided to go the beach - Holland is a great place, but I'd rather swim in the water at Koh Lipe Island, Thailand! - The Hague, Holland - July 2017
Standing in the North Sea – I decided to go the beach – Holland is a great place, but I’d rather swim in the water at Koh Lipe Island, Thailand! – The Hague, Holland – July 2017
On my own - The Hague Holland - Looking out to the North Sea - July 2017
The Hague, Holland – Looking out to the North Sea – July 2017.
The Hague, Holland - July 2017 - Walking around in the Arcade - Just a little Piet Mondrian wherever I go! - Den Haag, Holland - Juli 2017 - Spaziergang in der Arkade - Nur ein kleiner Piet Mondrian, wohin ich gehen!
The Hague, Holland – July 2017 – Walking around in the Arcade – Just a little Piet Mondrian wherever I go! – Den Haag, Holland – Juli 2017 – Spaziergang in der Arkade – Nur ein kleiner Piet Mondrian, wohin ich gehen!
The postcard is going to a person who never thought to send me one - The Hague, Holland - July 2017
The postcard is going to a person who never thought to send me one – The Hague, Holland – July 2017

Lollapalooza – Paris, France – July 2017 – Paris, Frankreich – Juli 2017 – ロラパルーザ – フランス・パリ – 2017年7月

End of the show at Lollapalooza ロラパルーザ - July 2017 - - Paris Frankreich Juli 2017 - パリフランス、2017年7月
Big show – Paris, France – July 2017 – Lollapalooza – Mari decided not to accompany me – She needed to spend time with another fellow
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - On my way to Europe
On my way to Europe – to Paris, France – July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Trocadero
Trocadero station – Paris, France – July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - My hotel room near the main drag - Eigenständig - Paris Frankreich Juli 2017 - Mein Hotelzimmer in der Nähe der Hauptstraße - 私自身 - パリフランス2011年7月 - 私のホテル、近くの大きな通り
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – My hotel room near the main drag – Eigenständig – Paris Frankreich Juli 2017 – Mein Hotelzimmer in der Nähe der Hauptstraße – 私自身 – パリフランス2011年7月 – 私のホテル、近くの大きな通り
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - The long gallery at the Louvre
Paris, France July 2017 – The long gallery at the Louvre
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Paintings Paintings everywhere
Paris, France July 2017 – Paintings, Paintings everywhere – At the Louvre
On my own - Paris FranceOn my own - Paris France July 2017 - What shall this doorway lead to
Paris, France July 2017 – What shall this doorway lead to?
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Walking through the Louvre
Paris, France July 2017 – Walking through the Louvre
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - A look outside
Paris, France July 2017 – A look outside – The sun on the Pyramid through the shade
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - a good bit of French Fries I am afraid
Paris, France July 2017 – a good bit of French Fries I am afraid
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - looks like a strip bar near my hotel
Looks like a strip bar near my hotel – Paris, France – July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Ah - look up above the trees
On my own – Paris, France – July 2017 – Ah – look up above the trees
Milky Chance at Lollapalooza ロラパルーザ - July 2017 - - Paris Frankreich Juli 2017 - パリフランス、2017年7月
Milky Chance – Paris, France – July 2017 – Lollapalooza
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Cafe strolling near the river
Paris, France – July 2017 – Cafe strolling near the river
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - At the Louvre
The scale of the painting is fantastic – Paris, France – July 2017 – At the Louvre
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - something through the trees
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – something through the trees
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - walking around near the tower
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – walking around near the tower
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Lunch at a cafe - not so bad
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – Lunch at a cafe – not so bad
Outside the Louvre - Paris France - July 2017 - Außerhalb des Louvre - Paris Frankreich - Juli 2017 - ルーブル美術館の外 - パリフランス - 2017年7月
Outside the Louvre – Paris, France – July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - In front of the Louvre
Paris, France – July 2017 – In front of the Louvre – Nice light
Alt J at Lollapalooza ロラパルーザ - July 2017 - - Paris Frankreich Juli 2017 - パリフランス、2017年7月
Getting ready to listen to Alt-J – Paris, France – July 2017 – Lollapalooza
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - part of the Egyptian exhibit at the Louvre
At the Louvre – I believe this is a statue of Horus – Paris, France – July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Time to eat
At the restaurant – Paris, France – July 2017 – Time to eat
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Au Boeuf Couronné
Au Boeuf Couronné – I was given a special treat at this restaurant – lots of free food and drink because I had gotten to know Nissaf, one of the staff at my hotel – much thanks, Nissaf! – Paris, France – July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Yummy starters
Yummy starters – Paris, France – July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - The main course
The main course has arrived – Paris, France July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Fantastic steak - thank you Nissaf
Time to dig in! – Fantastic steak – thank you Nissaf – Paris France July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Jeez - Minions are everywhere
Jeez – Minions are everywhere – Paris France July 2017
Lana Del Rey at Lollapalooza ロラパルーザ - Paris France July 2017 - Lana Del Rey bei Lollapalooza - Paris Frankreich im Juli 2017 - パリフランス、2017年7月
Taking a nap while listening to Lana Del Rey – Paris, France – July 2017 – Lollapalooza
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Pictures of flowers
Pictures at the Louvre – Paris, France – July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Huge breakfast at the hotel
Paris, France – July 2017 – Huge breakfast at the hotel
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - On a stroll near the river
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – On a stroll near the river
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Walking slowly through the park
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – On my own – Paris France July 2017 – Walking slowly through the park
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Lollapalooza - signposts to the other concert sites
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – Lollapalooza – signposts to the other concert sites
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Lollapalooza - Alt J finishes up
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – Lollapalooza – Alt J finishes up
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Going back to the hotel - last day of the concert done
Going back to the hotel – last day of the concert done – Paris, France – July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Just walking around
Paris, France – July 2017 – Just walking around
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - The Riddle of the Sphinx
Which creature has one voice and yet becomes four-footed and two-footed and three-footed? – Paris, France – July 2017 – At the Louvre – Too bad for me Mari had other plans to be with someone else – I would have enjoyed being with her here
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Coffee break
Paris, France – July 2017 – Coffee break
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - the essence of life - crux ansata - the ankh
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – the essence of life – crux ansata – the ankh
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - The tower
The one and only iconic tower for the world – Paris, France – July 2017

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Koh Lipe with Mari – March 2017

A kiss with Mari Yokoi on Koh Lipe Thailand March 2017 - Ein Kuss mit Mari Yokoi auf Koh Lipe Thailand im März 2017 - 横井麻里 - 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で
A kiss with Mari Yokoi on Koh Lipe Thailand March 2017 – Ein Kuss mit Mari Yokoi auf Koh Lipe Thailand im März 2017 – 横井麻里 – 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で
View from the deck of the second room at Mountain Resort Koh Lipe - with Mari Yokoi on Koh Lipe island Thailand - Blick vom Deck des zweiten Raumes im Mountain Resort Koh Lipe - mit Mari Yokoi auf der Insel Koh Lipe Thailand - Mountain Resort Koh Lipeの第2の部屋のデッキからの眺め - リペ島タイの横井麻里と一緒に
This was the view from our deck – the second room Mari and I had at the Mountain Resort on Koh Lipe. Dies war die Aussicht von unserem Deck – das zweite Zimmer, das Mari und ich im Mountain Resort auf Koh Lipe hatten.
Good sunset - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe island Thailand
Sunset on Koh Lipe, Thailand リペ島 – March 2017.
Mari and I about to get on the hydrofoil to take us to Koh Lipe - with Mari Yokoi on Koh Lipe Thailand - Mari und ich steigen gerade in das Tragflügelboot und bringen uns nach Koh Lipe - mit Mari Yokoi auf Koh Lipe Thailand - 横井麻里 - リペ島
We would have to take a jet boat or hydrofoil to get from Langkawi, Malaysia to Koh Lipe, Thailand – March 2017 – Wir müssten ein Jetboot oder ein Tragflächenboot nehmen, um von Langkawi (Malaysia) nach Koh Lipe (Thailand) zu gelangen – März 2017 – マレーシアのランカウイ島からタイのリペ島まで2017年3月にはジェットボートまたは水中翼船を利用する必要があります
At the bungalow with Mari Yokoi on Koh Lipe Thailand March 2017 - Im Bungalow mit Mari Yokoi auf Koh Lipe Thailand im März 2017 - 横井麻里 - 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で
At the bungalow with Mari Yokoi on Koh Lipe Thailand March 2017 – Im Bungalow mit Mari Yokoi auf Koh Lipe Thailand im März 2017 – 横井麻里 – 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で
Mountain Resort - stayed at this place and Ten Moons - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe island Thailand - リペ島
Mari and I stayed at this this place, the Mountain Resort Koh Lipe first, then on to Ten Moons.
Relaxing in the hammock on the veranda of our bungalow - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe island Thailand - リペ島
Just chilling out on the veranda of the bungalow on Koh Lipe リペ島.
Always texting - on the veranda of our bungalow - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe Thailand
Texting to the others.
We would later sea kayak out to that small island just a little bit away - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe island Thailand - リペ島
Exploring Koh Lipe with Mari.
A move from the bungalow to a larger room - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe island Thailand
Checking out the second room at Mountain Resort Koh Lipe – certainly bigger!
Enjoying a rest - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe island Thailand
Mango and apple on the deck…
Great place to relax - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe island Thailand
Great view – from one island to another.  Oh, and that is another island off in the distance apart from Koh Lipe リペ島 – March 2017.
A good memory - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe island Thailand
Appropriate.  Koh Lipe, Thailand – March 2017.

In March, 2017, Mari Yokoi and I went to a small island off the southwest coast of Thailand called Koh Lipe.  It was the best vacation I ever took.  Though, throughout the trip Mari was on her phone texting people.

This was my first real trip to a tropical island.  In fact, at the moment I can’t remember visiting any other islands except stormy, rocky ones, like that off the coast of Denmark.  Here on Koh Lipe, I could go snorkelling for the first time, and be with the girl I had found most beautiful to hold.

I’d like to visit another place that Mari went to – Miniloc Island in the Philippines.  It is apparently in a municipality of the Philippines called El Nido on Palawan Island.  There’s a resort there I’d like to stay at called either the Miniloc Island Resort or El Nido Resorts – Miniloc Island.

The Gili Islands in Indonesia were also suggested to me as great destination.  They’re located close to Bali just off the northwest coast of Lombok island – three small islands called Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air.  I read that one can actually swim with sea turtles at Turtle Point on Gili Meno.

Im März 2017 gingen Mari Yokoi und ich auf eine kleine Insel vor der Südwestküste von Thailand namens Koh Lipe. Es war der beste Urlaub, den ich je gemacht habe. Obwohl Mari während der ganzen Reise telefonierte, schrieb sie Leute.

Dies war meine erste richtige Reise zu einer tropischen Insel. In der Tat kann ich mich im Moment nicht daran erinnern, andere Inseln zu besuchen, außer stürmischen, felsigen, wie etwa vor der dänischen Küste. Hier auf Koh Lipe konnte ich zum ersten Mal schnorcheln und mit dem Mädchen zusammen sein, das ich am schönsten gefunden hatte.

20173月、横井麻里と私はタイ南西部の小さな島、リペ島に行きました。私が今までに受けた最高の休暇でした。しかし、旅の間、麻里は彼女の電話にメッセージを送っていました。

これは熱帯の島への私の最初の本当の旅行でした。実際には、現時点では、デンマークの海岸のような嵐のような岩場を除く他の島を訪れることは覚えていません。リペ島で初めて、シュノーケリングに行くことができました。そして、私が最も美しいと感じた女の子と一緒にいてください。

En mars 2017, Mari Yokoi et moi-même sommes allés à Koh Lipe, une petite île de la côte sud-ouest de la Thaïlande. C’était les meilleures vacances. Cependant, tout au long du voyage, Mari envoyait des textos aux gens.

C’était mon premier vrai voyage sur une île tropicale. En fait, pour le moment, je ne me souviens pas d’avoir visité d’autres îles, à l’exception de la plus orageuse et la plus rocheuse, comme celle au large des côtes du Danemark. Ici à Koh Lipe, je pouvais faire de la plongée avec tuba pour la première fois et être avec la fille que je trouvais la plus belle à tenir.

At the Mountain Resort - Koh Lipe Thailand with Mari Yokoi - March 2017 - Koh Lipe Thailand mit Mari Yokoi - März 2017 - 横井麻里 – 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で
At the Mountain Resort – Koh Lipe Thailand with Mari Yokoi – March 2017 – Koh Lipe Thailand mit Mari Yokoi – März 2017 – 横井麻里 – 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で
At the restaurant on the beach - Koh Lipe Thailand with Mari Yokoi - March 2017 - Koh Lipe Thailand mit Mari Yokoi - März 2017 - 横井麻里 – 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で
At the restaurant on the beach – Koh Lipe Thailand with Mari Yokoi – March 2017 – Koh Lipe Thailand mit Mari Yokoi – März 2017 – 横井麻里 – 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で
On the boat - Koh Lipe Thailand with Mari Yokoi - March 2017 - Koh Lipe Thailand mit Mari Yokoi - März 2017 - 横井麻里 – 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で
On the boat – Koh Lipe Thailand with Mari Yokoi – March 2017 – Koh Lipe Thailand mit Mari Yokoi – März 2017 – 横井麻里 – 2017年3月、タイのリペ島で

水溜まりの反射

I believe in you because I want to.  Because I have no one to really believe in, I suppose.  And if I was going to believe in someone, it might as well be you, because it doesn’t matter anyway.  So, my belief is like a reflection in a window, or water, or whatever.  I see it, but it isn’t really there.  Though even if I know it really isn’t there, I can feel it because I want to, and pretend a little bit.

Imagine our character standing, apparently at dusk, in front of a stuffed clown in a glass case with a dark grey metal frame.  Just barely, we can see in the background along the left side of the glass case what seems to be a ferris wheel, and maybe a fun house.  The clown is merely a sleepily smiling head on top of a stuffed sack, armless.

We see the glass case directly in front of us turned just very slightly to the left, with the right arm of our character extended from the foreground on the left towards the case.  In the upper right of the glass case, we can see the reflection of our character’s face, eyes shaded – a slight frown if not expressionless.  From the lower right of the glass case also comes the reflection of our character’s extended right arm, as if the clown had an arm and was equally extending it towards our character’s.

Above the glass case reads an inscription in dancing, red capital letters, “LAUGHING CLOWN.”  At the bottom far right of the glass case, in the metal frame on a small light grey square plate, is a narrow vertical slot with a small screw above it.  To the left of the vertical slot is an arrow pointing to the right, with an inscription to its left and above which reads, “JUST PUT A PENNY IN THE SLOT.”