Placebo – Pure Morning Lyrics

Still wondering what is the reference to Japanese in the song “Pure Morning”.

Tried to find some guesses, interpretations, but they all seem so far fetched.

Any Idea?


A friend in need’s a friend indeed,
My Japanese is better,
And when she’s pressed she will undress,
And then she’s boxing clever,


This was written a while back, during my previous business trip:
Got angry this morning, which changed very quickly to shame.
A lesson how kindness and friendliness can diffuse anger and bad feelings.
Rushed to the Airport in the morning, as had a 8:30AM flight to Seoul.
As I reached the connecting train station I noticed I have one minute till the Express train to the Airport leaves.
Rushed to the elevator and as it was about to close,  an elderly man rushed as well, stopped the elevator which made me miss the train.
Got angry/disappointed and I guess it was apparent on my face.
To my surprise, the man that stopped the elevator approached me asking (in Japanese) if I am heading to the airport.
“If so, please follow me and I will guide you. Taking the following train and changing will be faster”.
I (of course) verified independently and followed him. When we changed trains he approached me again, showing me the way to the fast escalator and guiding me where to wait for the train for a fast connection on arrival.
Surprises and lessons learned :
Not many Japanese will approach and angry foreigner, speak in Japanese and offer their help.
Having felt the anger it turned into shame. A 5 or 10 minutes delay caused me so much stress and anger which were also apparent to my surroundings .
Arrived to the airport before 6:50. By 7:00 I was at lounge working.
Unnecessary stress, unnecessary anger and bad vibes to my surroundings.

Facebook is broken ?

On both my iPhone and Mac, cannot see updates from Friends, just publishers and subscriptions.

This is not the reason I am using Facebook, so too me less than 30 seconds to close it.

Fight Club

Watching the movie “Fight Club” again, trying to find things I did not see before, without checking the internet.

I must admit, that watching the movie puts me in a strange mood. Which makes it even more interesting to watch.

It is good to watch a movie that affect one, not the standard fluff that I forget after 10 seconds.


Mother language

I keep thinking about “Mother Language” and what does it mean.

Obviously, my mother language is Hebrew, but is my Hebrew better than English ?

Probably yes, but having spent almost 10 years outside Israel I feel my level deteriorates.

Only this morning when I read poetry in Hebrew I felt that there is a difference. That I am not sure if I can enjoy English/Japanese or Spanish poetry in the same way I enjoy in Hebrew.


Homo Deus in Japanese

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari was released in Japan.

The ad photo is from the Nikkei newspaper, so I guess it will go on the Best Selling books soon.

I decided not to read it.

Whatever happened to private emails

Was browsing through my gmail accounts and read old emails and realized that I do not get private emails anymore.

It seems most of my communication with friends is done over Facebook and messaging, but I feel it becomes more shallow or maybe even less frequent.

How will my friends respond if I send them emails ? surprise ? Ignore?

I think I will try

Working hard

Thoughts about “working hard”.
What does it mean “to work hard” in the IT world.
Long hours?
What is the definition of “working hard” at a factory :
Physical labor
Long hours
Power harassment?
What is the definition of “working hard” for a farmer?
Is there even a definition for that? Or is its just called work  ?
I thought about it when I saw a newspaper delivery girl (woman?) riding her motorbike in a pouring rain without rain gear, to bring me (and other customers) our evening newspaper.
Did she consider what she did “hard Work” or was it for her “another day at the job”