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Psychic Ability

I live in Osaka, Japan and often use the subway to go to work in the morning. One day, when I was waiting for the train, I noticed a homeless man standing in a corner of the subway station, muttering to himself as people passed by. He was holding out a cup and seemed to be begging for spare change.

A fat woman passed by the homeless man and I distinctly heard him say, “Pig.”

Wow, I thought to myself. This homeless man is insulting people and he still expects them to give him money?

Then a tall businessman went by and the homeless guy muttered, “Human.”

Human? I can’t argue with that. Obviously, he was human.

The next day, I arrived early at the subway station and had some time to kill, so I decided to stand close to the homeless man and listen to his strange mutterings.

A thin, haggard-looking man passed in front of him and I heard the homeless guy mutter, “Cow.”

Cow? I thought. The man was much too skinny to be a cow. He looked more like a turkey or a chicken to me.

A minute or so later, a fat man went by and the homeless man said, “Potato.”

Potato? I was under the impression that he called all fat people “Pig”.

That day, at work, I couldn’t stop thinking about the homeless man and his puzzling behavior. I kept trying to find some logic or pattern in what he was muttering.

Perhaps he has some kind of psychic ability, I thought. Maybe he knows what these people were in a previous life. In Japan, many people believe in reincarnation.

I observed the homeless man many times and began to think my theory was right. I often heard him calling people things like “Rabbit” or “Onion” or “Sheep” or “Tomato”.

One day, curiosity got the better of me and I decided to ask him what was going on.

As I walked up to him, he looked at me and said “Bread.”

I tossed some money into his cup and asked him if he had some kind of psychic ability.

The homeless man smiled and said, “Yes, indeed. I do have a psychic ability. It is an ability I obtained years ago. But it is not what you might expect. I can’t tell the future or read minds or anything like that.”

“Then what is your ability?” I asked eagerly.

“The ability is merely to know the last thing somebody ate.” he said.

I laughed because I realized he was right. He said “Bread.” The last thing I had eaten for breakfast that day was toast. I walked away shaking my head. Of all the psychic abilities someone could have, that one must be the most useless.

I hope that if Hiccup and Astrid are married in the third film, that they at least do a short of them getting married. Kind of like what they did with Tangled Ever After. 

Maybe they’ll call it Dragons Ever After.

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ようこそ、わが家へ

Yokoso, Wagaya e

Main Character :  Kurata Kenta : Aiba Masaki

Kurata Kenta lives with his father, Taichi, his mother, Keiko, and his younger sister, Nana in an isolated home in the suburbs. He works as an unpopular commercial designer. Kenta possesses a timid personality, which he picked up from his father. Kenta doesn’t like his father.

One day, while waiting for the train, Kenta warns a man who pushed a woman and cut in line. Kenta is surprised that he spoke out with his normally timid personality. After that incident, Kenta’s family home is targeted by an unknown person with flowers from their garden being pulled out and the seat of a bicycle being torn. Also, Kenta’s younger sister Nana is stalked by her ex-boyfriend.

Kenta and his family try to find out who is responsible.

Note :  some comments on twitter  said “ we may see Akaru Aiba in the dark role like Sho chan in Family Game (Kazoku Game)” because the story is what you can’t expect to be

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So sometimes you miss your connection train by two minutes and end up here. One word to sum up our travels to Budapest could be: stranded. Just like we are in this picture, outside of a train station in a small town in the Czech Republic. We were sleeping there waiting for our 4 AM train when a man hustled us out at around 2 AM…. So we wandered to a random bar to hang out until it closed and then sat in the cold and were homeless for a couple hours. Learning a lot by wandering around Europe and getting lost (almost daily) here.