Aesthetics

It is true to say that fish living and thriving in a sparkling aquarium have a very therapeutic and curious effect on countless people. This is not surprising when you consider that many Asian and other world cultures and beliefs place great importance on fish. In...

Work

In my homeland of Japan, it has been reported that workers have been slow to embrace a new government initiative entitled “Premium Friday” which has been conceived to encourage people to work less and spend more money. “Premium Friday” would allow workers to finish...

Water

Today I want to write about water. I’m sure you will concur it’s a worthy subject, not least because I have devoted my life to making aquariums beautiful and what would an aquarium be without water? A fish cannot survive without water, and a healthy fish cannot...

Doppelganger

It is said that we all have a double or a “doppelganger”. It may be true, and if you think about the sheer number of us humans on the planet, then it does make perfect sense I suppose. Sadly (or perhaps not – I’m not sure) I have not encountered mine, but I am certain...

Marimo

Today’s subject is the interesting “Moss Ball” which is a particular favourite in my homeland of Japan. The Aegagropila Linnaeus, also known as marimo, is a class of filamentous green algae known for its distinctive form and even appearance. The Marimo, as I have...

Luck

I want to write today about the thought-provoking subject of luck. Just what is it? Have you ever felt you were lucky at any time? It’s true to say most of us do from time to time but you have probably felt luckless too. But what is luck? Is it some kind of natural...

Duality

Do you consider your life to be simple and perhaps boring? Or does it seem like it is complex and by definition interesting? Or maybe you just do not give the thought a single moment and just simply be. Whatever your own personal outlook, life is all about duality. In...

Meditation

The modern world is tremendously demanding. As I have mentioned in previous posts time itself is constant but in the modern world it “appears” to be scarce. These days there are just so many demands on our time. More so than at any other time in living history. There...

Advice

What advice would you give a young person just starting to make their own way in the world? Good advice is a form of nostalgia born or wisdom. Bad advice is a form of boastfulness born of ego. A good piece of advice would be to never confuse the two and to always...

Hugo Kamishi