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Favorite Things About Japan (Part 5)

May 31, 2021
I have written about my favorite anime already, but this time I am taking a different path with this article. And probably will be the shortest os well. Every person both young and old loves cartoons. In Poland, and I think the rest of eastern Europe on the local
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The Darkside Of Politics

October 27, 2016
Since 2016 is year for presidential elections and I want to explore what kind of political party cares the most for the public. What system of law is the best solution. And how ideology of movement helped the world or destroyed societies. I don't Read More…

Dark And Cold Period Of History

October 12, 2017
Should I take look back at history or should I talk about politics again? There is a very very dark period of history that almost every country lived through. By the title you already can tell what it will be about… Communism and Cold War. What is Read More…

Power To The Girls

December 2, 2017
This issue is rather serious one and I don't think I am alone saying it. This is probably the hardest entry I have written. As a guy, I think I have to say something. On behalf of all women, for about two or three years there had been a lot of news Read More…

2nd Amendment Vs. Brain Chemistry Vs. Total Ban

February 20, 2018
This entry is extremely sad and I wished I wouldn't start the year with this article. I have been living in America for over a decade. Since then and quite recently, I am trying to understand why do we need guns? First Ten Amendments are called The Read More…

Millenials, Stop Hating!

November 9. 2018
Millennials are getting on my nerves recently. I don't know how I can describe it... I was born 1989 and that makes me a millennial. I transitioned to adulthood ever since I graduated high school and my vocation program. I know how hard it is to find Read More…

Warsaw

fb_warszawa_panorama_med_hrI am from Poland originally and I am proud to be Polish-American. Poland has many influences impressing  the world. Throughout the history this beautiful country had been through a lot. World War I, World War II, and a rule of Communism. One time throughout history Poland was wiped from the map. We take a big pride in our heritage people who are very talented and take achievement seriously. Warsaw is one of those examples. During the Warsaw Uprising in August 1944 and rebellion against the Nazis and take back whats ours, sadly we lost… causing many fatalities and 80% of Warsaw was destroyed. Exactly one year later United States drops two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This big modern city was built from its ashes after the war. The real end to all the wars ended in 1989 with an end to communism. Poland joined the European Union in 2004. All the victims who died in the wars, they wouldn't recognize the city where they once lived. But would be proud how Poland changed.
FUN FACT: Warsaw is still expanding and improving daily life of its residences. After excavating, building or remodeling many artifacts were found. From currencies left behind in the basements, also active bombs and missiles that failed an airstrike. Throughout Poland, many buildings that survived the war, they still have visible bullet holes. 

Japanese Gardens

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Personally I think without any doubt Japan is by far the most beautiful country in the world. Anyone can say their own gardens are beautiful. If there was a competition to design and grow gardens, Asians would take a top price. The reason Japan is praised in my eyes are their outstanding care and detail to any product they produce. Sure they make wonderful appliances, cars that can be tortured and still run, and computer robots. But gardens are breathtaking. European gardens yet very nice but are very symmetrical (very Tetris like) and splashed with luxury. Japan gardens take different approach. I really love the odd shapes and total randomness. The Japanese in simple words say, just plant this here and put the rock over there, plant flower pots near the entry and let the nature take it course. But throughout thousands of years Japan found many method and tools to plant and maintain their gardens. Now I am not a gardening expert but this is how I imagine my backyard to be. And yes many other countries are using the Japanese example and putting their own twist. The way Japanese way of thinking artistically, nature takes a huge importance in life.   
NOTE: I really love Japan and I have watched many documentaries from personal daily life to the yakuza. This is a Japanese inspired park in California I found on the internet.

Japanese Tattoo

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Japanese tattoos are one of the most beautiful and unique. Called tebori which is the traditional style and has many designs. These body canvases have many associations with Buddhist (Shinto) Gods and warriors, animals like dragon or tigers, and nature flowers such like chrysanthemum. Prior tattooing, tattoo artist interviews the customer what they like and how they describe their personality. Like in many other cultures tattoos tell individual's story. Symbol of animals like tigers and dragon display strength and power, or koi fish which for good luck. Gods on the other hand have many meanings, one can mean that a spirit watches over your safety. Unlike modern method today that use a mechanical needle to imbed the color, tebori uses traditional tools that are human powered. The positives is the tattoo is more vibrant and how much pressure is applied depending on the shading to make it perfect. The instrument is a bamboo stick and has sharp needles on the end. The negatives are this particular tattoos take a very long time to make and the process is painful… It many take from few months to years. But it's worth it, if you are the one who can stand the pain.
FACTS: In ancient times of Edo Period, tattoos were used to mark prisoners based on your conviction. In Edo period Japanese prison tattoos feature different shapes and Kanji characters depending on your crimes and time period conviction, after certain methods of punishments were deemed overly barbaric.
Japanese society still regard body art as taboo and not many people get them. Many bath houses or resorts don't allow individuals with body modifications, even foreigners (unless its covered somehow). Commonly only the yakuza really get them. As for females, they don't usually get tattoos or at all. When a gang member dies the human skin is preserved and framed.

Uniqueness Artistry Bechind J-Pop

October, 18, 2016
My liking for j-pop came when I got a little bored with American music scene. Music has a lot of influences, one of which is inspiring, motivating or rebellious movement. Let me touch on three factors of inspiration… for example in the hippie era music Read More…

Favorite Things About Japan (Part 1)

July 25, 2017
In my inspirations I have briefly shared that I love Japan and animations like The Simpsons, Family Guy and Walt Disney. There is many things people like about Japan for the most part is their wide range of anime. Like many cartoons from any Read More…

Living In America

August 18, 2017
I have waited to write this for a very long time. This article is another part chapter of my life but it is not about my health condition or having fun in camp. This event I will cherish for the rest of my life! It is something great that everyone wants… a better Read More…

Favorite Things About Japan (Part 2)

September 8, 2017
When I look at Japan, I can't stop to thinking about their rich culture, people, innovative ideas that shocked the world. Anime and punctual train system is one thing but there are a lot of things that most of us do not realize. In my inspirations Read More…

Favorite Things About Japan (Part 3)

December 7, 2017
I have already shared my favorite anime and unique things about Japan from post-war recovery to robots. This is what I want to have in my house. As it comes to your home, Japan is awesome. I never been inside a Japanese, but I have seen many Read More…

Favorite Things About Japan (Part 4)

February 10, 2018
Some of you might say that I am an weeboo because I like Japanese things such as anime. It is much more than cartoon and toilets that can wash your button. And I have written already all about it. Recently I written an entry about few things that I Read More…

My Favorite Art

October 5, 2018
What is your favorite art piece? Who is your favorite artist? The answer may vary. Art has been with us for hundred thousands os years. Art comes in many forms. When I visit art museums, it makes me happy and sucks me in and captures my Read More…

Art Museums

October 5,2018
You might be thinking a picture of a building. So what! I love museums… I love art. I really can't rally say what would be my favorite piece but I like especially modern and paintings. I don't know if I could  pick favorite 
artist, but I guess it would be by Read More…

Rap Music

December 8, 2018
As the the 2018 is drawing to a close, there was one thing I loved over many years. I got hooked on rap music when I moved to America. I was listening to my walkman on the way to school and I had the station set on 93.7, the local here in Connecticut Read More…