• THE MEN LEONARDO DA VINCI LOVED • • Leonardo is the world’s most famous artist. But a new opera is shining fresh light on his private passions – by depicting his intense relationships with two of his assistants. • • By Hettie Judah 8 November 2019 bbc NEWS We know a great deal about … Continue reading (International-289) January 8, 2020 Who is Da Vinci? A Gay man?
In search of the real Christine Keeler • 30 December 2019 The Guardian Christine Keeler was just 19 when she became embroiled in a sex scandal that would bring down the British government. Not only was she vilified at the time, but the affair stalked her throughout her life. For the first time, a new … Continue reading (International-288) Jan 7, 2020 – I remember Christine Keeler when I was in high school in Malaysia!
Opposition to 996 reflects workers' rising sense of rights By Wang Yiqing | China Daily | Updated: 2019-12-28 The term"996" has entered three lists of China's top 10 buzzwords for 2019, which is not surprising given the controversy it has created. The figure 996 refers to a working schedule, according to which employees have to … Continue reading (International-287) Jan 7, 2020 – work to death in Japan!
Lifestyle / Food & Drink Japanese food in Okinawa: we try the healthy, local dishes believed to boost longevity • Okinawans have an average life expectancy of 84, something widely credited to the region’s food • The Halekulani Hotel’s ‘Secrets of Longevity’ programme lets visitors experience both local home cooking and gastronomical delights Chris Dwyer … Continue reading (International-286) January 7, 2020 The secret to longevity in Okinawa!
Official: Japanese doctor dies after attack in Afghanistan Associated Press December 4, 2019 (January 1, 2020…I was just watching NHK from Japan about the work of a Japanese doctor who had devoted his life to help the poor people in Afghanistan…from a doctor to a civil engineer, helping to build dams to irrigate the land … Continue reading (International-285) January 7, 2020 A great Japanese doctor died because he helped to better the lives of many people in Afghanistan
Personal Note: When I was a visiting professor in China, I visited another school in Fujian Province...I remember the students were telling me that the dormitory for the foreign students had better facilities. That I remember...I did not ask if the students had to pay more to live in this better dormitory. So there could … Continue reading (International-284) December 29, 2019 – Are foreign students getting better treatment in China than locals?
Personal note: One man's view of London since its Olympics in 2012! He did not think UK is on the way or road to economic expansion or prosperity but a country troubled by too many events that did not help with the image of UK around the world! Steve, peace, usa, December 28 firstname.lastname@example.org blog … Continue reading (International-283) December 28, 2019 – London since its olympic games?