Tsuki ga Kirei, or in English, As the moon, so beautiful, is a romance anime made by Feel. It was aired in April 2017. It has a total of 12 episodes, each 24 minutes. Tsuki ga Kirei is an indirect way of saying I love you in Japan. Translated by Meiji era novelist and teacher, … Continue reading [Anime Review] Tsuki ga Kirei (As the moon, so beautiful)
John Donne, the English metaphysical poet (d.1631), wrote these famous words, stressing the interdependence of the human race. The death of any man, he continues, ‘diminishes me’, so never seek to know for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for thee’. The argument is that individually we owe everything, or almost everything, to human solidarity. … Continue reading [Essay] No man is an island.
The topic statement makes a rather unreal assumption. This is that the only effect of technology is to reduce working hours. Certainly, the old sixty-hour working week has been reduced to forty hours in most countries, and the tendency is downwards. This, of course, was due in part to the replacement of manpower by machine … Continue reading [Essay] As technology advances, our leisure time is increasing. Do we need to be educated on how to use this time sensibly?
Strictly speaking, a language is a verbalised means of communication, enabling the speaker to convey thoughts to another person. However, the more complex the thoughts or ideas, the harder or more cumbersome the language becomes. To explain verbally why ‘the square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle equals the sum of the squares of … Continue reading [Essay] Mathematics is the most perfect language of all.
Loneliness is not just a matter of being alone. The monk with his vow of silence may not feel lonely; the individual in an uncongenial group may feel very lonely indeed. So loneliness is a matter of mind and spirit as well as the body. The richness of life lies in the companionship of a … Continue reading [Essay] Loneliness is becoming an increasing social problem. Discuss the possible causes and suggest some remedies.
Under a dictatorship, the press is completely under the control of the government. The implications of this are that the authorities discard all stories unfavourable to their policies and supplement the favourable ones with propaganda and disinformation. All this involves control of TV and radio; in many countries, listening to broadcasts such as the BBC … Continue reading [Essay] Should the press be completely free?
This is a misquotation from the Christian Bible. St Paul wrote to Timothy ‘for the love of money is the root of all evil.’ A very different statement. When a person males a lot of money, say, a successful business, there soon comes a point beyond which its possession is superfluous. At this point, there … Continue reading [Essay] Money is the root of all evil. Do you agree?