Beautiful Japanese Words

I found some of these words and their meanings on the internet and thought that they were beautiful! Therefore, I decided to post them here. 【愛でる: mederu】‘Mederu’ means appreciating beautiful things, such as nature, flowers and seasonal scenery, and art.The Kanji used in this case would not be the word “watch”, but “love”.The word ‘mederu’…


“A Mermaid’s Lullaby”

This is a song that was written by an unknown author during the early 19th century in England. “A Mermaid’s Lullaby” Like the oysters in their beds, Be still, my love, and sleep. The flowing tide shall carry cares Away, away, and deep, my love, Away, away, and deep.


Surreal Dreamscapes

Artist Jee Young Lee has created this awesome, surrealistic, Photoshop free dreamscape art. She does it by building these realistic scenes in her studio. The artist says that each of these photography sets and her roles in them are meant to tell a story about her personal life experiences or resurrect traditional Korean fables or…


Nature and Trust

Penguins face the crystal desert and look as though they are holding fins and staring into each other’s eyes in Port Lockroy, Antarctica. They often mate for life. Penguins are so inspiring!


Dr. Temple Grandin: Livestock Behaviour, Design of Facilities, and Humane Slaughter

Dr. Temple Grandin is a scientist who studies livestock behaviour, design of facilities, and humane slaughter. She designed curved chute race systems for cattle that are used worldwide and have helped many people reduce the stress on their animals during handling and humane slaughter. Reducing the amount of stress that animals experience during handling makes…


“The Troll Hunters”

I was able to watch this horror movie made in Norway about Troll Hunters and Trolls called, “The Troll Hunters”. It was presented as though trolls were actual living things and a real camera crew was accompanying a professional troll hunter into the mountains to film trolls. I thought that they did an excellent job…


Faces In The Mirror

Have you ever wondered what could have inspired ghost stories about mirrors? I remember a game while I was growing up called Bloody Mary. In this game you would have to go into a bathroom, flush the toilet 3 times, flick the lights on and off 3 times, then turn off all of the lights…


Record of Lodoss War Opening

This is an older, fantasy anime, but it is still beautiful!


How To Make Homemade Hot Cocoa

Ingredients ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder ½ cup granulated sugar⅓ cup hot water⅛ tsp salt4 cups milk (fat-free, 2%, whole, dairy, or non-dairy)1 teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions Combine the cocoa, sugar, water, and salt in a medium saucepan.Over medium heat, stir constantly until hot. Cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute.Stir in the milk and heat,…


Gestalt, Ninja Principles In Nature

Gestalt psychology was based on the work of 3 psychologists, Max Wertheimer, Wolfgang Kӧhler, and Kurt Koffka. It is based on the observation that we often experience things that are not part of our simple sensations. Wertheimer pointed out that we perceive motion where there is nothing more than a sequence of rapid sensory events,…