Saturday, January 5, 2008

Finally decided on a title for this blog


Lorem Ipsum? That's the name of the dummy text used by typesetters for centuries, the standard passage being Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. I chose this title because:

  1. It's in a foreign language

  2. Since I couldn't come up with a profound title to describe this blog, I figured I might as well use meaningless dummy text

  3.It's obscure and weird.

Actually, the original text of Lorem Ipsum is not meaningless. It comes from a piece of classical literature written by Cicero in 45 BC:

"Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit..."

"There is no one who loves pain itself, who seeks after it and wants to have it, simply because it is pain..."

Sometimes I can be such a nerd.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Kyu Sakamoto song Sukiyaki on UTube.

Stephen said...

You're welcome, anonymous. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Anonymous said...

I lived in Japan for nearly nine years, and your video of "Sukiyaki" on YouTube has been a favorite of mine ever since I've been back in the US. A nice nostalgia sing-along. Thanks!

Mark

Steve said...

Thanks for commenting, Mark. I'm still amazed by how many times that video has been viewed.

If you see this comment: Do you have a blog? I'd love to read about your experiences in Japan.