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  A new page in the book of life:  Sunday, 22 January, 2017

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Toady's tidbits for today /
Don't skip breakfast! Start the day with some food for thought.

Words to keep
"My unhappiness was the unhappiness of a person who could not say no." —Dazai Osamu (No Longer Human) (Trans. D. Keene)

Kyushu & Japan
The cities of Nagasaki and Fukuoka are especially good places to eat chanpon and karashi mentaiko, respectively. Chanpon, which originated in China, is a meal in itself. It's a kind of noodle soup containing a variety of ingredients such as cabbage, bamboo shoot, pork, and seafood. In contrast, most people would find karashi mentaiko hard to enjoy by itself. This is cod roe prepared with salt and red pepper. It's great as a condiment with boiled rice, though!

Toady's teaser for today /
Look tomorrow!

Q:  How is Hakata Station rather unusual among major railway stations in Japan?

Yesterday's teaser
Q:  Who wrote the words "Beauty is truth, truth beauty"?
A:  John Keats, in his poem "Ode on a Grecian Urn".
Toady's triathlon for today / Here are three quick exercises to get you going!
[Note: The exercises may not work in all browsers.]
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