VP in Vladivostok – 28/12/09

giving away wristwatches and generally playing Santa

and if he feels like a few bouts of Judo..we’re sure he wouldnt be short of some Far East Asian opponents…

more photos here:  http://vladivostoktimes.com/content/photo.php?id=46353&n=2&mode=pub

by Arthur

Japan-British Exhibition – 1910

The Japan-British Exhibition of 1910 took place at White City in Great Britain from 14 May 1910 to 29 October 1910. It was the largest international exposition that the Empire of Japan had participated in to date, and was driven by a desire of Japan to develop a more favorable public image in Great Britain following the renewal of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance. It was also hoped that the display of manufactured products would lead to increased Japanese trade with Britain.

And to think?…it was only a hundred years ago.

more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan-British_Exhibition_(1910)

by Arthur

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Jimmy Wales – Wikipedia Appeal

“Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet has free access to the sum of all human knowledge.”

If you have not read this before – please take the time.


by The Punjapit Collective

Mashenka to eat Meat Cake for New Year

Vladimir Putin’s Siberian tigress Mashenka will be given a ten-kilogram meat cake for New Year at her home in the Black Sea resort city of Gelendzhik.

The government earlier said the Ussuri tiger could become the mascot of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit to be held in the Russian Far Eastern city of Vladivostok in 2012.

via RIANOVOSTI :  http://en.rian.ru/russia/20091221/157313073.html

by Pip G. and Elizabeth

The Trouble with Twitter

The Punjapit Collective are still mulling over the points of this article readers – but one thing we can ensure you of is this….

Original Content will mainly constitute the bulk of the 2010 posts.

This is not a Social Networking Site. – it is more of an Intranet.

The Article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/dec/29/trouble-twitter-social-networking-banality

by The Punjapit Collective – Happy New Year!

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Vale – Yves Rocher

(AFP) – Yves Rocher, founder of a global cosmetics empire that carried his name and pioneered the use of natural ingredients, died in Paris on Saturday, a spokesman for his company said. He was 79. – The cause of his death was not disclosed.

In a statement, French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Rocher “a great French industrialist, inventor of plant-based cosmetics and pioneer of mail order retail.”

via: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091226/en_afp/francecosmeticscompanyrocher

by A + E  and Arthur



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This is your tongue on Pot

“Endocannabinoids both act in the brain to increase appetite and also modulate taste receptors on the tongue to increase the response to sweets,” said study senior author Yuzo Ninomiya, Ph.D., Professor of Oral Neuroscience in the Graduate School of Dental Sciences at Kyushu University in Japan.

Endocannabinoids are substances similar to THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Produced in the brain and body, they bind with cannabinoid receptors to help regulate appetite and many other processes involved in health and disease.

via  http://www.physorg.com/news180712853.html

by Arthur

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Offbeat Stories from 2009

 A Norwegian man landed himself in hot water when police caught him having sex with his girlfriend as he raced at over 130 kilometres (80 miles) an hour through a 100km/h zone on a highway near Oslo.

A British academic who spent seven years collecting the dung of rare lizards in the Philippines was devastated when a clean-up team threw it out of his laboratory with the trash. “To some people it might have been just lizard shit… but to me it represented years of painstaking work,” he said.

more here: http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/You_couldnt_make_it_up_offbeat_stories_from_2009_999.html

by Punjapit

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Chinese Car Park for Women Only

The Wanxiang-Tiancheng shopping centre women-only car park has bays that are three feet wider than normal and painted in a delicate pink and light purple colour scheme.

Female parking attendants have been employed to guide female drivers into their berths, which are also better lit than in the ordinary car park.

via  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/6904526/Chinese-car-park-has-wider-spaces-for-women-drivers.html

by A + E

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“Jin Ping Mei” the movie featuring AV actress airs in Japan

Jin Ping Mei or The Plum in the Golden Vase (金瓶梅) is sometimes considered to be the fifth classical novel after the Four Great Classical Novels.

 It is the first full length Chinese fictional work to depict sexuality in a graphically explicit manner. Known for centuries as pornographic material and banned officially most of the time in China, the book is nevertheless surreptitiously read by many of the educated class. The newest film “Jin Ping Mei” featuring Japanese adult film stars will air in Japan in February 2010.

via  http://www.chinahush.com/2009/12/26/jin-ping-mei-the-movie-featuring-av-actress-airs-in-japan/

by Punjapit