Sora Aoi

Sora Aoi (蒼井そら), also known as Sola Aoi or Aoi Sora, is a very popular Japanese idol. Maybe she is as popular as Maria Ozawa. She was born the 11th of November 1983 in Tokyo. She is 155 cm tall and her blood type is B. Sora Aoi does adult videos (AV) and nude pictures, many including sex. In one of her most popular videos she used a sex toy in front of the cameras for the first time in her life. At the beginning of her career she did pretty hardcore videos, releasing DVDs such as Virgin Sky, Facial Sora Aoi, Illegal Tits Violation, Naked Sora Aoi, Provocative Erotic, Sora Aoi Becomes a Prostitute, Fetish Sora or Female Teacher X Schoolgirl. Even in 2010 she released the DVD Wife Violated in Front of Her Husband, a really explicit title. She went from being a gravure idol to being an actress in Japanese dramas; I’ve also read that she released some videos in blu-ray. She has also appeared in many movies, even she appeared in the Thai movie Hormones where she played a Japanese tourist. Sora Aoi became popular because of her very big boobs, her breast size is a G. Dancing, billiards and painting graffiti are her hobbies.
You can get a Sora Aoi DVD here. And another sexy DVD here.

Here I leave you some Sora Aoi photos, really beautiful, don’t you think?

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And even more Sora Aoi pictures:

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If you want to tune up your wallpaper, here you have a couple of sexy Sora Aoi wallpapers:

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Click on the image to get the wallpaper

Sora Aoi wallpaper
Click on the image to get the wallpaper

And now some Sora Aoi videos so you can see her boobs in movement:

A video interview with her. She sounds really sweet:

In this video you can appreciate how beautiful Sora Aoi is:

Sora Aoi housemaid video:

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Some random photos

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Origin Bento shop window. Origin Bento is the biggest bento chain store in Japan. Bento is food prepared in some kind of lunch box. At the beginning I used to like the bento thing but I kind of got tired of it. What is cool about Origin Bento is that you can also “design” your own bento inside the store, choosing what you want in each part of the container.

Man playing the sanshin in Okinawa
A man dressed with traditional clothes from Okinawa playing the sanshin, a Japanese traditional musical instrument that has only three strings.

Put on the helmet
In the construction site put on the helmet!

Dragon Ball Kai Nintendo DS video game
Advertisement for a Dragon Ball Kai Nintendo DS game.

Xmas illumination in Shibuya
Xmas illumination in Shibuya.

Feet ofuro
An ofuro only for feet. The water is hot and comes directly from under the ground.

Akihabara alley
A hidden alley in Akihabara.

Thin buildings
Several thin buildings in a row.

Tokyo dirty streets
Although streets are usually quite clean, there is also some inconsiderate dirty people around here.

Kappa
Some kappa are the kawaii mascots of a sushi restaurant.

Parking lot in dowtown Tokyo
Parking lot in dowtown Tokyo. 200 yenes for 30 minutes during the day (approximately 1,5€ or 2$)

Love hotel entrance
Entrance to a love hotel.

Dragon ball Z 2
¿Dragon ball Z 2?

Meido kissa advertisement
Meido kissa advertisement

Old lever fountain
Another old lever fountain I came accross in Tokyo.

Bag in the train
Watch out! Don’t leave your bag outside the train!

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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is a book by Haruki Murakami that I read a while ago in English, and I’ve recently reread in Spanish (my mother tongue). The first time I read it I got lost with so many metaphors and I didn’t like it that much. However, Pjorge advised me that it is one of those books that you enjoy more the second time you read it, and I decided to give it another chance. This time I enjoyed the read a lot more; I think it’s one of the best Murakami books. This time I was able to decipher many of the metaphors where I got lost the first time and I was able to have a better understanding of the connection between the two “worlds”.

As the name of the book suggests, the action in Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is set in two completely different places. Part of the action is set in the “End of the World”, some kind of village where weird creatures live and which is visited by mysterious characters (the atmosphere of the village reminded me a lot of The Castle by Franz Kafka). On the other hand, the action in the “Hard-Boiled Wonderland” is set in the sewers and the tunnels of the Tokyo underground. It’s like Murakami had written two novels set in two completely different places and intertwined them masterfully in a single book. It is a book about: bones that talk, dreams, the connection between the subconscious and the conscious, self-discovery, computers, hackers, unicorns, monsters, dreams vs. reality, life and death, death is unavoidable and we have one life (shorter or longer) to accept it, the interconnection between places, people and events during our life.

Here are some quotes that grabbed my attention:

Your plain fat woman is fine. Fat women are like clouds in the sky. They’re just floating there, nothing to do with me.

You have to endure. If you endure, everything will be fine. No worry, no suffering. It all disappears. Forget about the shadow. This is the End of the World. This is where the world ends. Nowhere further to go.

We did thorough tracings of your cognitive systems. Then we made up simulations for storage in a main computer bank. We did it as a kind of insurance; you´d be stuck if anything happend t’you.

By the way, there is some people that says that the “INKlings” that appear on the book are kappas.

You can grab Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World at Amazon.

Other Haruki Murakami books:

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Kazuko Hosoki

Kazuko Hosoki is the most popular clairvoyant not only in Japan but in the whole world. She has published more than 100 books and her TV shows are followed by a huge audience.

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Bookstore section specially dedicated to Kazuko Hosoki books.

Guests that visit the TV shows of Kazuko Hosoki are “judged” live. Generally she is quite kind with the boys and she is very strict with the girls. She is usually criticized for being too traditional (and even sexist) but she is still worshipped by millions of Japanese women. In the following video you can see the visit of Bon Jovi to Kazuko Hosoki show:

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Matrix Pachinko

A new pachinko machine based on The Matrix has just been released in Japan. I am not really interested in pachinko machines because they are boring (it’s only about metal balls falling down, sometimes random things happen and if you are lucky you might end up getting some money) but the TV advertisement to promote the new machine is pretty awesome.

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Origami 折り紙

Origami (折り紙) literally means “to fold paper” (折り: fold, 紙: paper) in Japanese language. It is a form of art in Japan and in the world; actually it’s considered a science by many, a branch of mathematics. Besides, lately some people are searching different applications for it within the engineering world and everyday product design. For example, the structure of bottles that may be compressed easily is based on origami. Another example are the small indentations in some light aluminium cans that help make the structure stronger. By the way, we all implement origami techniques when folding a map or when we make a paper plane or boat.

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For something to be considered origami, it can only be made out of a single piece of paper and it cannot be cut in any way, only folded. Usually, a squared piece of paper of a kind called washi is used.

All origami pieces can be achieved following only four basic rules. Following these four rules you can make any imaginable shape. In this video, Robert Lang explains how these four rules work and how you can develop mathematical models and computer software to create any shape from those four rules of origami:


Robert Lang’s website with books and software about Origami

Other practical example of what you can achieve with origami is the method developed by Japanese astrophisicist Miura for folding antennaes and solar panels on artificial satellites. First, he developed this generic pattern for folding which can also be used to fold a map:

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Miura’s folding system

And from something so simple, thanks to such a “simple” geometrical pattern, JAXA is being able to build satellites taking advantage from the fact that they can carry “folded” equipment without complications thanks to the Miura method.

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Satellite under construction.

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Finished satellite. You can read more about the Miura method in this pdf.

There’s quite a lot of research going on within this field, specially in the search of practical uses, such as how to build camera lenses using origami or how to build telescope lenses. Other research works aim to improve security systems in case of collision, soundproof panels, isolation systems, architecture, car bodywork design, etc. If you have a minimum of interest in this subject, this is a good place to get you started in this art-science-engineering.

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Cilinder that can be compressed.

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Shoes designed following origami patterns.

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More photos of South Korea

I share with you some more pictures I took in my last trip to South Korea.

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Fusion Pub

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Metro station entrance

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Seen near N Seoul Tower.

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Inside N Seoul Tower. Recommended visit if you want to enjoy some great night views.

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Taken inside N Seoul Tower using a mirroring ceiling.

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Lehman Brothers CEO apologies vs. Japan Airlines CEO apologies

The day before yesterday Japan Airlines (JAL) declared bankruptcy. It was Asia’s largest airline by revenue, which doesn’t mean the most profitable. Prime Minister Hatoyama and the Transportation Minister announced on TV that they will help as much as possible in the whole restructuring process (although 15,000 jobs will be lost). The current CEO of Japan Airlines also appeared on TV and he declared himself the responsible for the bankruptcy, apologized to all Japan and bowed profusely twice (0:25 minute of the first video). I couldn’t avoid thinking about the day when Lehman Brothers went bankrupt and the CEO, Richard Severin Fuld, not even appeared on TV to give explanations and apologize.

Richard Severin Fuld only spoke in public when he was forced to declare against a court. If you watch the video you will see that he assumes responsibility for what happened, but he also blames the unpredictability of markets and that nobody forecasted that the bubble was so big. He also never says the word “sorry” (probably because it’s not appropriate so say it in front of a court).

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Porn magazines vending machine

Somebody sent me this picture of a vending machine serving Japanese porn magazines. Notice that to buy the material it is required to introduce a driving license in the slot that is just above the coin slot. I have never seen one of these, I think they are not very common; however I have lately seen several trash cans for adult magazines.

Porn magazines vending machine

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