Bugman

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About Bugman

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    London/Zaragoza
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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. World Cup 18 - comments

    To misquote Mark Twain, 'rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated'. Spain can pass the ball well, and without any strikers worth mentioning that's all they can do, so they aren't about to give up their one strength. As for the game, how many players have to be rugby-tackled to the floor simultaneously, inside the box for VAR to come back with a penalty decision? Obviously when playing against Russia in their own world cup, the answer is 'more than two.' Spain were hard-done-by in that match.
  2. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    As someone who's been away a long time i'm impressed with Tochinoshin, and interested to find he is Ozeki rank now. I could well be wrong as i'm very inexperienced, but from what i remember a few years ago, he was a good rikishi with occasional flashes of brilliance and had the odd good tournament, but he lacked consistency and confidence sometimes, he looks highly improved in those areas.
  3. Videos Nagoya 2018 - Promo + Days 1-15

    On Kinta's day 2, at 8:13 in the video, the camera pans to an amazing sight of beautiful architecture, and the caption is 'meanwhile, outside my humble castle' I enjoy those little moments where they show something outside the dojo, related to Japan in general, it really adds to the atmosphere. Edit* This is the first time i've watched Sumo properly for about 2 years, and after seeing these first three days i have to say that Endou seems so much stronger than before, there was a lot of hope for him back then and it seems to have born fruit. Yoshikaze doesn't seem to have the same fire in his belly, or the same nonchalant attitude he once had, and there's lots of new names for me to learn. I feel like the only thing that hasn't changed is Hakuho, the white bird is as ferocious as ever. (admittedly i probably shouldn't try to deduce too much form just three days )
  4. Rock bands...

    Any Soundgarden fans present? :) This was always my favourite of theirs, it has one heck of a guitar solo.
  5. More words to inspire.....

    i think it depends on the level of pain Fujisan, lately i've gone through a lot of dental and jaw pain and sometimes, well i have dark thoughts, though with a family around me i have to remain sensible. I don't want to preach to you about pain though, i know you've been through more than your fair share, and the quote you've shared is a memorable one.
  6. Bench World Cup 2018

    I'm really surprised by the opening ceremony just now, i was expecting a Russian choir, gymnasts maybe or ballet dancers, Prokofiev's dance of the knights, dum de dum de DUM de dum de daaa daaaaaa!! I really wanted to see a celebration of Russia, instead there was Robbie Williams, i mean it's not bad but....
  7. Kitataiki intai

    I remember he used to take quite a while to get going, but i was always impressed with the effort he put into his matches.
  8. Rock bands...

    Not strictly Rock, but who needs labels right? :) it has guitars.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 :)
  11. Are there any quotes/small pieces of wisdom collected, that have given you strength and guidance at different times in your life?
  12. More animal madness.....

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

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