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Top Ten Essential Japanese Phrases, Vol. 2

May 10, 2014
Top Ten Essential Japanese Phrases, Vol. 2

中國人と交渉する時は中國語を話した方が有利だから・・・ When speaking with Chinese people, that hoe is Yuri だからI told you Playa, I done told you! 解らないでしょう!これがhow heavy! Do you have any idea how heavy this is? 生きろ! “Live long and prosper” 外人の癖に日本語喋ってんじぇねぇぞコラァ! I love diversity! 日本に何しに來た? When are you leaving Japan? キメたくない? Say no to drugs. “僕には99の問題があるけど、ビーチは違うよ!!! I’ve got 99 problems but a...

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[Immersion] Why You Should Stop Trying to Control or Measure Time

May 5, 2014
[Immersion] Why You Should Stop Trying to Control or Measure Time

Stop trying to control and measure time. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still love (and use) timeboxing. But that’s almost more about controlling the self and forcing out perfectionism than it is about controlling time; time is, in the context of timeboxing, the perfect cross-platform tool for managing the situation. But here’s why you should stop trying to...

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[Immersion] Why Is the Pause Button Your Enemy?

April 30, 2014

The pause button is a cruel mistress. Sure, it lets you pick up from right when you left off. But the problem is that in today’s frenetic, over-stimulated world, with all the choices available to us, we often forget to pick up again. At least, I do. So don’t pause that movie or podcast, loop it instead. And if...

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Why Don’t You Do Like Bruce Lee Said And Have Nice, Warm Glass of Calm the Fu…?

April 25, 2014
Why Don’t You Do Like Bruce Lee Said And Have Nice, Warm Glass of Calm the Fu…?

One is reminded of Juggernaut from X-Men 3: The Last Stand. For a fan of the X-Men comics, the movie version of JG was too small, but that’s beside the point. Juggernaut is an unstoppable force. And if time is real, and if time is like Juggernaut — unstoppable, inexorable in its passage, then perhaps we can hitch a...

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Why is Hedonistic Learning Good for You?

April 20, 2014
Why is Hedonistic Learning Good for You?

If your process sucks, then your life sucks. And if your life sucks, then (get this…wait for it…) your life sucks. And no milestone can change that. No milestone will erase day-to-day suckage. No peak of achievement will make it taste sweet. Not for more than five minutes. Maybe an hour of afterglow. And if you think about it,...

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Why is Knowing the Whys of Grammar a Waste of Your Time?

April 15, 2014

You don’t need a reason why, you just need to know that’s that’s how people — natives — say things. That’s more than enough for you do to deal with right now. Why create work for yourself? Just copy. Crib. Don’t “show your work”. Cheat. Go straight for the right answer, no ifs ands or buts. About the only...

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