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Bugman last won the day on May 5 2013

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About Bugman

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    Sumo, playing the tin-whistle, cooking, listening to folk-music from around the world, reading books, visiting museums, attempted bonsai growing, watching other people play football and opening my brother's letters. I also enjoy doodling.

    A few books that left their mark on me: Moby Dick, Don Quijote, The Lord of the Rings, Phillip K. Dick's short stories and The Little World of Don Camillo.

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  1. Have a go at a Haiku!

    Tires hiss in the rain, Downturned faces walking home, Together alone. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Elon Musk's boosters, Landed like 50's Sci-Fi, The future is here.
  2. Your favourite go-to quotes or bits of wisdom.

    I like the one about the snail, it reminds me of Confucius' 'it does not matter how slow you go, as long as you do not stop'. I'm coming up to 40 years of age, and while i wouldn't describe myself as having a mid-life crisis, i've been wondering why it is i just can't understand life, or be comfortable in it, you'd think by now i'd have reached some sort of inner peace, but i'm still struggling with the same things i've always struggled with. I've tried stoicism, some great stuff in there, but i can't help but feel that sometimes it's delusional in how extreme it can be, we're supposed to feel so little at the worst of times, it just comes across as unrealistic. Buddhism seems to be its kinder version, and i have more affinity with it though i just can't join in with the re-incarnation stuff. Anyway enough of my babbling, i'd love to see more quotes that have helped you in your own lives, these ones so far are very good :)
  3. Are there any quotes/small pieces of wisdom collected, that have given you strength and guidance at different times in your life?
  4. More animal madness.....

    I suppose many variations are possible, this cat is pretty famous and it's real, no photoshop.
  5. Have a go at a Haiku!

    I like the idea of Mount Fuji as being a person, and also being shy :D
  6. Rock bands...

    Here's one with lyrics this time, Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!!!
  7. Have a go at a Haiku!

    Small weed by the road, Shaken by passing footsteps, Spring will show your worth. --------------------------------------------------------------------- In the dead of night, A head turns and an eye gleams, The owl springs downwards.
  8. More animal madness.....

    In a cemetery? You don't think one of them was Count Duck-ula by any chance? (i'll see myself out :D)
  9. Rock bands...

    Ooh a metal thread, may i drop a song too? :) Unfortunately i don't know the answer to your question Fujisan, i'm new to that band as well. Great tracks guys
  10. Urban animals

    Yeah London here, these are the only wild animals i have seen other than common birds like pidgeons and other assorted winged-things. One night i was smoking on the balcony lost in thought, when i suddenly saw by the dim light of the street-lamps, a cavalcade of rats, probably about 20 of them running down the middle of the road. They must have been moving house, i've heard it's very stressful so i can understand their hurry. I'm glad i was up in the balcony, because a couple of them looked bigger than me.
  11. Videos and promo-Hatsu 2018-Days 1-15

    'You won't need me anymore' We will always need you Kinta, unique humour is not replaceable :D I haven't been very active on the forum but it's your videos i'll be watching. Thanks again.
  12. Merry Christmas!

    Thanks guys, a very happy Christmas to you too.
  13. Have a go at a Haiku!

    You guys probably know all about them, there's lots of guidance and ways you can get really deep into this style of poetry, with some people even going as far to say that they don't really work in English, but what the heck, it's for fun. The simplest basic rules for them is that they are 5 syllables, followed by 7, followed by 5 again. There's also the strong suggestion that they should have something about nature in them, though plenty have been written without. Here's mine to get the ball rolling :) The happy tortoise, enjoyed spring without fearing, the eagle's shadow.
  14. Good news!

    Congratulations Fujisan! But go easy, you've been through a lot and you don't want to rush your recovery, must be awesome to be out and about again though. :)
  15. Worries about my broken arm.......

    1. I comprehend private insurance just fine, as a UK citizen there is nothing stopping me from going private at any time. 2. 'Expensive' is a relative term. 3. I like capitalism too, see point 1. 4. I don't deny that the healthcare available in the united states must be among the most advanced in the world, but i have no idea how many of your fellow citizens have access to it, and whether they do have access or not is an important issue for me. 5. As for when the Queen gets ill, see point 1 again. Something you should know about the NHS is that yes it is slow, it's not unheard of to have to wait 2 weeks to see a doctor, (although seven days is more common, and there are emergency appointments too), but i assume that this is preferable to the huge amount of people who would simply never see one if they had to pay, because even if they could afford the diagnosis for something serious, they probably won't be able to afford the treatment. Once you've seen the doctor in the UK the speed picks up depending on your illness, x-rays, scans, medication, tests and operations are all free of charge, no matter what they may be, i myself will be seeing a urologist soon and i'm very grateful for it, because i'd have nothing otherwise. Do i deserve to suffer for being poor? That's a different argument, but having socialised healthcare doesn't mean that you can't go private too, it's not a case of one or the other, you can have both.