Dividing Spoils

Dividing Spoils

Dividing Spoils

The notion of Japan held in the minds of the Occxies, is that of a very densely populated territory, residing upon meagre land.

If having ever touched down, upon the sacred ground of the Land Of The Rising Son—one comes to realize quickly—there is nothing meagre at all, about the island nation of Yamato—spiritually, mentally, nor within the finite constructed constraints of the material sludge of Japan.

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The Japanese archipelago stretches over 2,900 km with 80% of the landmass consisting of uninhabited mountain regions.

That being said, one could easily live in the exquisite mountainous regions of Japan—this is where—there is succulent rare, and sacred air, one can find plenty of delicious sansai, to share, with other clans and friends—here, there, and everywhere.

SupeRPoweR: Use these edible wild mountain plants (sansai) for topping soba noodles, among many delectable things.

The natural beauty of Japan cannot be understated.

Any occasion to explore the cryptic nooks and crannies of Japan, while soaking up this atmosphere must be seized upon immediately, as it is here where one finds the rare air.

If called to do so, one will then take an exceptional place among the thinking-mammals.

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Here, one will have the true experience of encountering humanity in its most pure and viscerally evolved form—the civilization of the Japanese.

This ancient system has been evolving over millennia can be conceptualized as “Japan.”

In fact, the ideas of a “country” is simply a concept dolloped on top of some commonly held notions about what a country entails.

One can observe this Universal Truth in the timeless branches of Japanese eternity, which is represented by the lives of all Japanese people—living—dead—unborn—and in the lives of those whose final destination is enlightenment into the Japanese Way.

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This is known as:

Systematic auto-genesis (Japan, the notion of the nation), at the molecular level—perpetually regenerating itself—measured in picoseconds of endless time—based upon veneration of ancestors.

Look more deeply into the cryptic nooks and crannies of Japan in order to see~

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Here, a key factor in the evolution of Japanese behaviour was a re-formulation on the notion of Japan (kaizen) starting with the Meiji Restoration.

During the Meiji Restoration, the economy was transformed from a cottage based society of artisans and craftsmen, into an industrial-scale manufacturing and exporting apparatus.

This unique phenomena is what materialized by fusing the isolated-homogenous Japanese society—founded upon Form Order Process, and amalgamating it with the civil miracle embodied in the Age of Reason.

Here now is the updated version of Japan—2.0 if you will—brought to you by its citizens, and residents who are creating the divine notion of Japan—Third Pillar of Civilization—zenith of modernization.

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From the beginning of their miraculous industrialization, the direct support of the Japanese government has always resulted in primary areas of industry being dominated by a few huge, vertically integrated companies.

These favoured children of the System of Japan, work closely with government ministries, which innately strengthened the nation by engaging the full brunt of the extraordinary Japanese hive-mind—embodying the spirit of Form Order Process.

Think zaibatsu.

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These behemoths can be observed in full splendour, when observing the stalwart Japanese enterprises carrying out global commerce today.

Within this environment, these immense companies and relevant government ministries, also collaborated to prevent competition that would disturb the System, and what the Japanese cherish the most—harmony and peace of mind.

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This system remains intact today, and the Japanese government will continue to disallow a disorderly marketplace in any which way whatsoever.

A few key players are selected to bid on, and divide up, these juicy government contracts—great gig—if you can get it.

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This may look, and sound like the win-lose protocol of the Occxie Way, but the novel idea of “crony-capitalism,” as introduced in the conspicuously American way, was thoroughly embraced and implemented in a distinctly Japanese manner according to the ancient Way.

Inside the Third Pillar of Civilization, the Japanese have successfully fine tuned the Eastern tenets of humanity (Confucianism), embedding them with the Occxie notion of “capital deployment.”

All governments with the welfare of its citizens and communities at heart, will seek to elevate its citizens, to reflect the lives of those as seen advertised on Western TV.

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Over the early period of industrialization, the sharing of the industrial pie was described by the word dango, which the Occxies have mis-translated as “bid-rigging.”

The actual meaning of dango is consultation, conference, or talks.

In any event, dango refers to companies in the same industry agreeing in advance as to which company is entitled to which part of the porky public pie.

When considering the Japanese, and their rationale for consequential decision making, one must take into account their DNA, which is inextricably entwined with the foundation of Yamato—Form Order Process.

The Occxies soon started with their notorious whining protocol.

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The Form Order Process protocol of the Japanese, embodies the tradition of cooperation, and is only verbally expressed as dango when in fact, this simply a notional concept residing in the air.

These 3 strands of Form Order Process DNA, continues to confound the Occxie teams, even up to this very day.

Dango is innately understood as a matter of culture normalcy, and has been practised in Japan since the beginning of earthly time.

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The System of Japan is not only programmed to excluded most Others, but this staid Old Boys Club, just like all other Old Boy Clubs controlling our world from behind the black curtain, does not take kindly to strangers or Mavericks and their perceived danger, whatsoever.

Bonus knowledge:

Q: Who is Mr. Inamori of Kyocera?


A: An exemplary example of the spirit of a man-on-a-mission—one could say—an original spirit, and a pioneering master—a rōnin, without the notion of dango to cloud his incredible vision as he made it along His Own Way.

Long Chicken

Long Chicken

Long Chicken

Once upon a time, important enlightenment penetrated this malleable mind at the most delicious yakitori shops in all of Japan.

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This out-of-the-way, hole-in-the-wall was run by the dishevelled master~

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and his somewhat rustic wife.

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This kind of special place was truly representative of the Japan one encountered often back in the early days, but these kinds of atmospheric shop, alas, are now slowly fading away.

The kitchen floor was like a traditional style Japanese farm house—earthen.

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Not only was his electrical octopus maxed out, it was also smothered in grease—a wonder the place didn’t burn down.

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Often the guests coming in later were those who carried out business outside traditional hours.

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One of the boys plopped himself right down beside this Occxie and started to chit-chat about this and that.

Always amicable for conversation, one could not help but notice this individual was missing both his pinkies and a ring finger.

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Nonetheless, there was never reason to inquire as to his line of work while engaging him with mediocre Japanese language skills.

The protocol here is to adhere to the age-old adage:

Do not judge a book by its cover.

All guest, no matter what class or status, were there united in a common purpose—to consume the masterfully cooked Toricho chicken-on-a-skewer—among many other types of home-style cooking in the Japanese country kitchen.

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Toricho holds a very special place in the heart of this country-boy who came from a very far away and conceptually remote world.

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This was a very favourite place to go to in the wee hours of one’s youth, and two dearly departed friends, in particular were an important part of that particular period.

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The closing time of this joint?

When the last customer left.

Often in tandem with the crowing of the roosters and the distant sound of newspaper deliverymen making rounds at the crack of dawn on the standard Honda Cub 50.

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When asked what the secret was to his delicious chicken he said:

“Cook the parts that aren’t.”

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This stuck as a metaphor for things one starts but never finishes.

Half baked one could say.

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This comes into much more clear focus as the week and month really start to whisk by as the days of one’s life upon earthly paradise dwindle away one-by-one—mostly unnoticed—until the final decline.

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It is folly to believe all whims of youth should come to fruition, but the niggling in the heart and the voice whispering in the ear for years can not be silenced—not up until the final door—marked EXIT.

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One has had a few of these uncooked items on the metaphorical plate for eons, and now the forward motion and inspiration to “cook the parts that aren’t” are palpable—again in the immortal words of the Toricho master:

“Cook the parts that aren’t.”

The secret of the Toricho chicken-on-a-skewer was never revealed as the heavy smoking and mostly drunk Toricho master passed away early (50ish), and the shop close many moons ago today.

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He passed his life in service to the hungry and thirsty of our community without giving a thought to his lot one way or another, for his destine was to be the Toricho master, and thus it was so.

Life passes by in the blink of an eye, so one must finish the unfinished masterpieces of one own life, before it’s too late, and to “cook the parts that aren’t.”

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Wide Face

Wide Face

Wide Face

One of the fundamental societal protocols in Japan is the timeless nugget ringing so very true, especially here in Japan:

It isn’t what you know, but who you know.

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Keeping in mind the deeply rooted Japanese social conventions, and up until relatively recently, being really brilliant in Japan was often more of a hindrance than a help.

One can not easily shirk away the DNA of Japanese heritage or the rigid hierarchy of the Japanese system, and historically standing out from the crowd, especially in intelligence, was taboo.

TABOO - Land Of The Rising SonUnlike Occxie-land, where innovations and inventions are dreamt up by maverick individuals and anointed discoverers, Japanese society could be described as a cohesive beehive where the embedded protocol of Form—Order—Process are adhered to innately as a matter of societal conventions.

Valuable skills to navigate the murky, social waters and unspoken conventions of Japan are not based solely upon IQ, but also in the ability to read the air and a distinct understanding one’s place in the strict hierarchical society of Japan is imperative for a successful life in Japan.

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Those who succeed at the highest level of any endeavour in Japan have successfully created a network of trusted individuals, in many cases starting with the original human network often created among one’s primary or junior high school classmates—dōkyūsei, kōhai, and senpai.

One who has created a very powerful extensive network of reciprocal contact is regarded as one who has a wide face—kao ga hiroi.

Traditionally all economic and political activity in Japan has been based on personal relations, having and maintaining strong contacts in all of the pertinent areas of business and government, and this ancient system continues to prevail and will do so until the end of time.

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People with kao ga hiroi know, and are known by a large number of people, and are among the most valuable connection one can have whether within a company or an organization.

This also rings true for one’s circle of friends and acquaintances, and it is always wise to have a trusted connection with those who have are “kao ga hiroi

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Generally speaking being described as kao ga hiroi is a major compliment.

Certainly in Japanese, the concept of face embodies significantly deeper implications than conceptually available to Occxies, who only communicate using Latin based languages—particularly those featuring singular and plural and countable and non-countable nouns.

Truly, there are many useful phrases in Japanese embodying the concept of “face”and using handy phrases such as these will allow one to look more skillful and adept in Japanese language proficiency, regardless of actual level.

kao ga kiku
“face is effective”
In other words “face” takes on the meaning of influence. Therefore, the individual concerned is powerful enough to get things done.

kao ga ureteiru
“person’s face sells well”
A companion to kao ga hiro, the figurative meaning is the individual having a wide circle of friends and is popular among them.

kao ga tsubureru
“lose face”
Making someone lose face is one of the most egregious error to make in Japan. Here one can be sure to have made a life long enemy if ever being the catalyst for someone losing face—especially while shaming them in front of a group of peers and colleagues.

kao wo tateru
“save face or honour.”
Here the slighted can recover honour and face. In Old Japan, face was restored by the time honoured tradition universally innate to all homo sapiens—an eye for an eye.

kao wo kikasu
“use one’s influence”
Use the “face” to influence the surroundings and make one’s own community a wonderful place for everyone.

kao wo kashite kudasai
“please lend me your face”
The Japanese are fundamentally insular people, and any foreigners showing up in Japan without some connection, which can be considered “face,” in other words, with no contacts or connections are at a serious disadvantage.

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It is always advantageous to associate with those who are in a position to lend their face and to “use influence to help.”

Remember, to get things done properly in Japan, especially those who are coming for the first time and do not have anyone with the power of the kao, it is well advised to take the advice described above and round up someone who has a “face that is effective” (kao ga kiku).

As the importance of kao in Japanese society can not be understated, it is imperative to be aware of the gravity of metaphors attached to one’s very own kao, and the karma of “face” will always remain after any words are spoken.

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What Goes Around

What Goes Around

What Goes Around

What Goes Around​

The never ending flow of enchanting four-character compounds—yojijukugo—is a source of endless fascination.

Frequently, these salient phrases are embedded with profound wisdom, moral lessons, and cautionary decrees—which are to be ignored at one’s own peril.

Many have their roots in Buddhism—other deriving from more ancient spiritual tenets and protocols.

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The object of today’s examination is rooted in Buddhist philosophy and connected to Karma.

in ga ō hō

The definitions are many definitions suck as retribution; just deserts; poetic justice; rewards (in a negative meaning).

In particular, today’s notion is about Karma.

羯磨 - Land Of The Rising SonKarma could be describe as—divine retribution—a glaring light shinning of one’s unpleasant behaviour—both in past lives, plus these day as well.

Even more so, perhaps certain types of divine retribution are meant to stings much more bitterly when the dammed can still feel a modicum of carnal sensation—in particular, when shocked monetarily—or with an unexpected death to haunt them for the remainder of their lives.

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Over decades in Japan, one has encountered every character representing the full spectrum of the human rainbow—several of them were extremely unpleasant.

Everyone has a story about these kinds of parasites in one’s own sphere looking to leech away as much as they can.

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This particular unsavoury man reputation preceded him—but one was taught—for better or worse—give the stranger the benefit of the doubt.

At the start of venture this miserable old person also soon employed two of his sons—this is what is known as nepotism.

Having made a verbal agreement at the beginning of the project in front of witnesses one was surprised when the time came there was no compensation forthcoming.

Alas, not one certificate of gratitude whatsoever—thus, one’s time and effort over the 6 month-period had be assigned a value of 0.

Needless to say, like all relationships that have 0 value, the connection was terminated.

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However, the ever present grapevine brought a small bird to bear new of the fate of his unhappy family.

Indeed, both grime tidings were about the very two sons who worked in the doomed project of their delusional father.

One of the sons had just married a lovely mixed Japanese and Indian woman who was not only very beautiful, but she was very smart.

Unfortunately, the same thing can not be said about the first grandson of this family.

Karma has a cruel way to say things clear and loud while allowing for the students to pick up, open, and start to read the book of enlightenment, which has been laid at the disciples feet by Karma herself—this is optional nonetheless.

There is nothing that quite sears the truth into one’s own soul like the stark realizations embedded into pithy drivel:

Learning is a gift even when pain is your teacher.

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It is even more so miserable when the hopes and the desires of this family rested upon this new first grandson and are vaporized up into the sad reality of mental retardation.

He is destine to be a wary soul doing penance on behalf of his grandfather in what can only be looked upon as a stinging example of Karma and quantum retribution.

This story gets to the more raw essentials of Karma, and it’s divine judgment upon all those who spread evil.

His oldest child was afflicted by a serious liver disease—sadly he died shortly after his gruesome diagnosis.

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Not all the money in the world could buy another day on earth for his own son—nor will stacks of treasure console the throbbing emptiness that Karma will bring to him each and every day.

Nor can he take back the unpleasant things he did to his own son—and knowing this nasty behaviour facilitated his son’s early demise.

Beware of the presence of Karma surrounding one—analyze the person’s suffering or joy—know that what goes around comes around.

Karma is neutral—one get back what one puts out.

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Karma can be consciously shifted through desire—controlling one’s own destiny starts today.

Small increments of good will sprinkled with a daily dose of gratitude is the right place to start every day—consciously churn the energy—listening to the still voices.

Here lies the unlimited supply of divine Karma, and once tapped, serves as a wellspring of inspiration and joy—knowing there is an eternal spring of life—belonging to all.

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Turning Of Leaves

Turning Of Leaves

Turning Of Leaves

Turning Of Leaves

Always grateful to have been raised in pristine mountains of the Great White North (Canada).

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An exquisitely beautiful season is when the leaves change colours in autumn, and the mountains lite up into a menagerie of colours and motifs.

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In Japan the turning of the leaves is called kōyō—crimson leaves.

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Kōyō is beloved by most Japanese, and is certainly is the main focal point of many pleasant family and community jaunts for the lovers of leaves during the spectacular autumn season.

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In particular, as one heads to the norther regions of Japan the spectacle grows more magnificent in magnitude.

One can see the Japanese in droves at the airport—dutifully line up in strict order waiting for the start of their 5 nights/6 day whirlwind tour of the pristine Rocky Mountains of Canada—the turning of the leaves in what is arguable the most spectacular natural phenomena in Mother Nature.

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Often, for the Japanese this is a seminal landmark life event with the tales of the Great White North and the beauty of Canadian kōyō to be cherished until the end of time.

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One believes the essence of kōyō is to see the turning of the leaves in the autumn as an important turning each year of ones own life.

Old foliage dies away.

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Old things die away.

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The old must also die to make way for new life.

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Take this as an opportunity to rejuvenate ones heart, spirit, and mind over the winter and prepare for the coming season of renewal, and promise the spring hold as the fresh buds and leaves of life make their debut upon the mountains to repeat the precious cycle of life over and over again until the end of time.

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Empress Grace

Empress Grace

Empress Grace

There’s often a debate between pet owners as to whether one is a cat person or a dog person.

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Having the privilege of growing up with both cats (feline) and dogs (canine), one can truly say:

Domesticate companion animals are imperative in alleviating the suffering of isolation and loneliness—regardless of the species of animal one choose to keep as a pet.

For certain, the binary misnomer of CAT vs DOG also excludes more esoteric choices of domesticated companions such as guinea pigs, boa constrictors, turtles, and carp—among the vast array animals the humans species keep as pets.

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Surely this tedious binary way of thinking is now well past its expiry date—a relic of the past no doubt.

This archaic binary notion can now be retired along with the narrow-mindedness the ridiculous notion binary thinking encompasses.

In fact, one can actually ascertain the degree of empathy in those who choose to keep companion animals—in particular those who have rescued distressed animals from despair and abandonment.

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The Big Girl loves animals, and shortly after marriage, a most extraordinary family member entered our atmosphere in November of 2014.

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An abandoned cat, he found his way to his ancestral home by perseverance and fortitude—along with the desire to live.

Pancakes almost starved to death, but the gentle hand of fate touched his soul and brought him to what could only be considered feline paradise, where he acts as the wise sage of the Clan—in possession of Potion of Emotion, which among many traits, takes One’s sorrow away.

A short year later, Mr, Twinkle was rescued, and became the second son, One could say.

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As the feline clan grew year by year, the individual member settled into their respective places in the hierarchy in the society of cats, in rural Japan.

This is reflected in the fact that this spoilt cat is the biggest baby of them all.

He gets lonely at night and likes to interrupt this monkey’s slumber due to his desire to play throughout the night—he is a nocturnal animal after all.

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Still a year later, two more beautiful cats came to join our clan—both of them rescued.

Unfortunately, the female of this exquisite pair died of pneumonia a couple of short weeks later.

A tragedy to say the least, but this is where the true nature of life is revealed in a painful way—all living things must die it is merely a matter of time.

Regardless, Cinnamon our third son is healthy and an important part of our Clan’s society.

He brings smiles with his innocence and joy when he demands to sit on one’s knee and get some deep love.

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Unlike the others, one could say he is ten nen boke, which translates nicely into “a natural airhead.”

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Two years later, The Big Girl came across a pair of sisters in an animal shelter, and it was destiny—Empress Grace and Infinity Hisho Jasmine, joined the Clan in 2017.

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The older of the two, Jasmine is as skinny as a rail, unlike her sister, Empress Grace, in which One could say is a little on the plump side.

Jasmine, the Infinity Hisho, takes care of all affairs, and dispenses indispensable wisdom, while steering this bag of chemicals, around the Quantum Field.

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A truly awesome aspect about Jasmine is her innate trait of total flexibility where she can turn on a dime when new information crosses her radar.

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She is also a history buff and Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History is her absolute favorite.

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Indeed, the Infinite Hisho has make a world of difference in this monkey’s life—deep gratitude for all she does.

Fascinating to observe the youngest female establishing herself as the Empress, reigning above all, the sovereign ruler of this Domain.

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Never one to back down from a fight, she is capable of icy stares, which would make Satan himself retreat to safer grounds.

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Regardless, she does things her own way, and having an Empress in the house makes for wonderful and fulfilling days.

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One can not recommend a society of companion animals enough, countless animals are anticipating a loving home, and now more than ever is the time to extend hospitality, to all animals who are awaiting an ally’s dome.

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One thing that is always present as time marches on will be the inevitable death of these animals long before this monkey’s time on the planet is done.

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This suffering of loss is the price One must pay, for the countless experiences of joy, fellowship, and comfort provided throughout One’s Way.

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