Nearly 400 years ago someone (Miyamoto Musashi (宮本 武蔵, 12 March 1584 – 13 June 1645) already figured out all the rules for life. Do you disagree with any of them? The 21 precepts of Dokkōdō Accept everything just the way it is. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake. Do not, under any circumstances,… Continue reading Dokkōdō — Musashi’s 21 Precepts for Life
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Middle-aged alcoholic Gin (Toru Emori), teenage runaway Miyuki (Aya Okamoto) and former drag queen Hana (Yoshiaki Umegaki) are a trio of homeless people surviving as a makeshift family on the streets of Tokyo. While rummaging in the trash for food on Christmas Eve, they stumble upon an abandoned newborn baby in a… Continue reading Movie review: Tokyo Godfathers
I made A Little Book on Breathing — let me know what you think (you can also flip through the pages with your keyboard arrows): 👉 https://joshuaschoenaker.com/breathing/
I love watching these videos, particularly during a pandemic lockdown. It’s a great way to get a sense of a place in the world in a slower pace than overly produced tourism videos, and it almost feels like you’re travelling a bit. It has a meditative quality to it, like IRL walking 🙂 It also… Continue reading Travel virtually and calm your mind with walking tour videos
Over the last years and months — accelerated by coronavirus — we’ve seen more and more countries, states, and cities actively trying to attract remote workers to come work and live in their area of the world. In the form of visas, cash, tax breaks, or simply better advertising. It’s cool to see this, and… Continue reading Governments worldwide are trying to attract remote workers
A collection of some photos I made of interesting houses and buildings in and around our hometown ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands recently.
My ideal future would be living in beautiful rural places with lots of nature around, with fresh air. Good internet. No sitting in traffic. 4 hour workdays. Automate everything you can. Basic income, basic education. More time with people close to you. Smaller communities. Grow food locally. High speed trains with workspaces into the city.… Continue reading Visions of the future
Apparently MUJI has been designing houses in Japan since 2004. MUJI currently offers three models of homes: the “Ki no Ie (Wood House)”, the “Mado no Ie (Window House)”, and the “Tate no Ie (Vertical House).” In September 2019, they added the forth product the Yō no Ie (Sun House). And they’re all amazing. Unlike Muji’s previous home designs, the… Continue reading Homes by MUJI