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09
Oct
10

Bible Illuminated: The Book

Cool book!

This book is really interesting. Yes it’s the bible, but a revised version in a modern take. It’s the new testament written as the original. The text is the same. But the difference between the old bible and this new edition is that this book has parts of the text illuminated and some pretty stunning photography linked to those illuminated parts, in order to apply the words of the bible to modern day society.

I do not believe in god.

However, I believe it is naive to dismiss the bible on the sole purpose of not believing in god. The bible contains a lot of wisdom which, looked upon critically does not really relate to god himself. Therefore I found this book very interesting and surely a topic to discuss at the coffee table back home.

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17
Aug
10

Ikea banned commercials

The best commercials are usually the ones that never reaches television…the banned ones. Here is a small collection of banned IKEA commercials.

12
Jul
10

Alton RCT R7

Korean bicycle industry boomed a few years ago, and now you see cool bikes everywhere. My favourite has to be the lightweight (only 11 kg) Alton RCT R7 featured below. If only I could figure out a way to bring it back to Sweden…

06
Jul
10

A.P.C. x Aesop

Aesop’s chemists have made this cleanser in collaboration with french brand A.P.C. to use when hand-washing delicate fabrics. The idea is great. The result…well we have to wait a few months to the release. Will be sold in A.P.C. and Aesop stores.

02
Jul
10

The unconvenience and convenience of living in Korea

Today we went back to Seoul. I will update more on the trip to Tokyo in the coming days. It’s been pretty hectic, but more to come.

We rented an apartment in Seoul for 3 weeks, and upon our arrival I got a big surprise. The apt was in a mess. I mean it was so filthy disgusting dirty I had a hard time believing people actually live here. I don’t even want to touch the walls. And yet, this is a pretty nice apt if it would have been clean. Apparently it is customary in Korea to clean when you move in, not when you move out.

Luckily they have this huge E-marts that sells just about anything and are open 24 hours.

But tomorrow we probably get a professional cleaner to do the more dirtier stuff.

30
Jun
10

Backward country

My snus (swedish tobacco) is finished and Ive turned to cigarettes to comfort my cravings for nicotine. And you know what is really f**ked up with Japan? Listen to this…you can smoke almost anywhere inside…clubs, bars, restaurants….hell you can even smoke in McDonalds. But here’s the thing…you CAN’T smoke outside! Well partly. All over the streets are this no-smoking-on-the-street signs.

However, there are some smoking zones. In Shibuya they have a big outdoor place surrounded by walls where you can smoke. In Ginza Ive seen a few assigned smoking areas on the big streets. But still mostly if you want to smoke and do it randomly when walking on the street, no one will actually tell you not to…although you feel like a criminal…looking over your shoulder whenever you want to butt out that cigarette.

It truly is a different country. Just a few minutes ago I shared the elevator with two “couples”. Girls were teenagers and the men were well over 50. Well I guess this happens in western countries too…its just here it’s so typical…they even have a cafĂ© that only allows girls under 20 and guys over 40. It makes you wonder…

27
Jun
10

Tokyo Pictures

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