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i++ Jess to bake cookies for furniture assembly contest

i++ Stephen to sign up Amelia for math contest

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i++ anorak mag: This edition is the fun-est geography lesson in the whole wide world. Why? Because we have managed the impossible: to interview MOUNTAINS. Yes we have! In this brand new issue, we meet Val Volcano, Billy Block and Desmond Dome amongst many others and travel around the world to learn how awe-inspiring MOUNTAINS are

i++ cup of jo: Finally, I had a last-gasp idea. “Anton, why don’t you lead a meditation?” I asked

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i++ kihara: Taking inspiration from the Japanese morning and evening sun, patterns of the SUN Collection are made up of alternating white and blue lines forming contrast and moire effects

i++ brene brown: In business settings, these voids of non-communication happen all the time. What matters, in these cases, is that someone on your team is brave enough, vulnerable enough, to use a sentence that starts with, “The story I’m making up right now is…” The idea is to reach the truth as quickly possible, instead of wandering around with your made-up explanation, which more than likely consists of your own shame triggers, and has little relation to reality.

For example, at a recent meeting at her consulting company The Daring Way, Brown told her team they’d have to table one of the items on the agenda, in order to finish the meeting on time. This decision bothered her CFO, who was largely responsible for the agenda item Brown unilaterally removed.

So the CFO said, “I have to stop this. The story I’m telling myself is that this isn’t a priority for you anymore. So if it’s not important, I need to know about it.”

Instead of letting his imagination run wild, he vocalized the concern to Brown. And she told him: “Thank you for being brave. It remains a top priority. It actually needs its own meeting.”

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i++ brutalist sandcastle

i++ babies can teach us: No one is that scary // they were all once tiny and fragile and retain some of that early vulnerability somewhere beneath their armour

i++ let children know: It makes him pretty anxious and on a bad day prone to shouting. It also makes him a bit fussy about me and cloying and always hovering around, like he wants everything to go right for me to compensate for what went badly for him. That’s also probably why I tell him to go away a lot quite fiercely

six days in tokyo: part i

part i

day 0: Train from airport. Check into MIMARU TOKYO AKASAKA. Savoy. “Italian flavor and tradition meets Japanese precision and dedication in this Tokyo pizzeria where they only do two types of pies, Marinara and Margherita. I’ve lived in Italy and while things sounds blasphemous the best pizza I’ve had in my life was here.” – Aziz Ansari

day 1: Coffee at Little Darling. Check out Aoyama Cemetery. Lunch at Aoyama Flower Market. Visit Nezu Museum (picture above). Dinner/beer at Smokehouse (picture below)

day 2: Breakfast at Sushi Sen (7 am). “squid with yuzu seasoning (¥198) and octopus with shiso and ume plum seasoning (¥198)”. Walk around Tsukiji. Lunch at Nakamura Tokichi and/or Starbucks. Sake tasting at Dassai Bar 23. Walk/shop around Ginza (e.g. G6 Tsutaya Book Store and G.Itoya) // Wagyu sushi at Teppanyaki Grow

day 3: Visit Meiji Shrine. Lunch at Think of Things. Train to Aizu

hida 2023?

1: stay claska in naka meguro

2: eat tokoshima (yakitori)

3: shop d department

4: eat seirinkan (pizza)

5: drink saryo (tea)(see img below)

6: drink artless (coffee)

7: eat king george (sandwich)

8: eat blacows (burger)

9: shop nadiff

10: eat ushigoro bambina “sirloin, prepared in two different ways: thinly cut in sukiyaki style with raw egg, and as a steak with the specially prepared onion sauce”

11: walk alpine route (see img above)