‘Modern girls’: Japan’s first recognizable youth culture movement | The Japan Times

Women dressed in Western-style clothing in Tokyo's Ginza neighborhood in the early 1930s | PUBLIC DOMAIN / VIA WIKICOMMONS “The figures of the new woman and the modern girl were also transnational figures, becoming the focus of attention in various countries from the late 19th century to the early 20th century,” Mackie says. “In each of these countries, the emergence of the figures of the new woman and the modern girl reflected changes in gender relations in those societies.”

The arrival of modern girls in Japan can be traced back to the evolution of women’s role in society. As the population moved away from rural life and into cities, young women also gained more financial freedom and independence while working in service industry roles away from their families.

Benefiting from compulsory education that had been introduced during the Meiji Era (1868-1912), these women had more employment opportunities and, therefore, money. This afforded the women the luxury to push boundaries with their clothing and their pastimes.

Source: ‘Modern girls’: Japan’s first recognizable youth culture movement | The Japan Times

Nguyễn Đình Toàn | On the hand sadness (3) – SONGNGUTAITRAM

Nguyễn Đình Toàn first penned under Tô Hà Vân, born September 6th, 1936 at Gia Lâm, by the Red river, outside of Hanoi. Left for South Vietnam in 1954, there he became actively involved in the arts, literature, poetry, plays, music, in association with literary magazines like Văn, Văn học. He collaborated with Trần Phong…
— Read on songngutaitram.org/2021/12/06/nguyen-dinh-toan-on-the-hand-sadness-3/

Restaurants that reject vaccine passes in favour of ‘equality’ for the unvaccinated harm us all | Philip McKibbin | The Guardian

Venues that say they respect personal choices may sound community-minded but really they undermine efforts to keep everyone safe
— Read on www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2021/dec/06/restaurants-that-reject-vaccine-passes-in-favour-of-equality-for-the-unvaccinated-harm-us-all

But why, Pinocchio?

Inhale Peace; Exhale Love. Joy will Follow! - RUELHA

Today, let us analyse the cause a serious pandemic
Let's delve into the psychology of it and get the specifics
Among all the classification of lies, I've picked the habitual
They practise it routinely as an obligation that is spiritual
And the irony of it all; they're constantly on the lookout
They're usually the ones adept at calling it out
It takes one to recognize another
SOPs, workflows, dialogues, motives may sound familiar
A habitual liar is never at peace throughout
They're always dodging imaginary daggers of doubts
Of course, much of their cynicism may be necessary
It saves them a lot of trouble; it's a good accessory

But for now, let's consider the why
Why is it that people lie?
In little children, I believe it's usually because of fear Especially if consequences of revelation are anticiptedly severe I believe through awareness of unconditional love and acceptance Parents and…

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Omicron outbreak at Norway Christmas party is biggest outside S. Africa, authorities say

  • At least 13 people in Oslo have been infected with the omicron variant of the coronavirus following a corporate Christmas party described as a “super spreader event.”
  • Their numbers could rise to over 60 cases, authorities said on Friday.
  • The outbreak led the Norwegian government to reintroduce some nationwide restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Source: Omicron outbreak at Norway Christmas party is biggest outside S. Africa, authorities say

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | DUTCH COURAGE – thơ siêu quậy của đệ tử lưu linh (161)


By Nguyễn Thị Phương, Trâm, translation by Lê Vĩnh Tài

thơ siêu quậy của đệ tử lưu linh

bạn cần chút bản lãnh để ra khỏi nhà
hòa vào thế giới những kẻ tinh hoa

với sự táo bạo và sắc đẹp
bạn xoa vội một lớp kem nền
vẽ lông mày thêm vài nét
với một chút son môi

bạn cần can đảm để đối mặt với chính mình
tự nhìn vào gương soi tìm những sai lầm
cả những tội lỗi đang thấm qua từng lỗ chân lông bạn

ai biết?

vì thế tôi uống một ngụm can đảm
và say hơn mong đợi
ở ngay ngưỡng cửa của đời mình
một dịch giả tài hoa và kiêu ngạo…


It takes bravery to leave the house
Enter a world of elitist
The bold and the beautiful

Throwing on a layer of foundation
To the eyebrows draws…

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