A new page in the book of life:  Tuesday, 6 October, 2015
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Toady's tidbits for today /  Don't skip breakfast! Start the day with some food for thought.
Words to keep
"Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think." —Hannah Arendt
Kyushu & Japan
The Hakata festival Dontaku and the Nagasaki delicacy kasutera have something in common: names taken from those foreign languages most often heard in Kyushu during Japan's Edo Period. The name of the popular late-spring festival comes from the Dutch zontag ("Sunday" and by extension "holiday"). The name of the sugary sponge cake, kasutera, comes from the Portuguese castella ("castle"). Both Portugal and Holland had early trade relations with Japan.
Toady's teaser for today /  Look tomorrow!
Q:  What artistic craft started with the building of Fukuoka Castle?
Yesterday's teaser
Q:  What form of instrumental music started as a part of opera?
A:  The symphony, which evolved from the operatic overture.
Toady's triathlon for today / Here are three quick exercises to get you going!
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