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Week 7 posts.

Blackout by Kaveh Veyssi

This past Thursday I was on the t in the morning going to my internship when the train stopped and the lights went out.   Silence – The black walls Of the tunnel. One idea that captured my interest this … Continue reading

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Transcending the Nation

 

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Transformation of Symbols

I was walking back at night to my dorm and slipped on ice because I thought the ice patch was water from the melted snow. Unseen— Melted snow reverts to ice Slippery Before I took this class, I have always … Continue reading

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The Rising Sun

On Saturday, I took a long detour home because it was beautiful out and saw a hawk perched on top of Carmichael.  I looked down for a second to get the camera on my phone ready, but it had disappeared. … Continue reading

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A New Perspective (Week 7)

While procrastinating in my room Wednesday night I stared at the dying houseplant in my bedroom for an extended period of time. Thirsty plant fading colors death in the month of spring This week we focused on a pivotal period … Continue reading

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Japan is now Japan

I left my dorm room this after noon and realized how it was beginning to feel a lot like spring. Gentle sun snow melting spring is coming I still need to upload picture The period of change under the transcendental … Continue reading

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Springs

Cherry blossoms have just bloomed at Wuhan University, while snow was falling here in Boston.   Cherry blossoms at Wuhan University – Photo shone on my laptop screen Snow outside the window. This week’s discussion is a big step that … Continue reading

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Reaction

Walking on the sidewalk at night after the snow storm, I stepped into what looked like solid concrete, but was actually a large puddle of wet snow. Solid ground collapsed into cold, dark, wetness never to hold weight again   Japanese … Continue reading

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Into the World

Walking on the academic quad after the snowstorm. Snow covered field- Through a gap in the snow, Green grass. This week’s lectures focused primarily on Japan’s relations with the world, and how that changed with the arrival of foreigners (for … Continue reading

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Change is changing

Sitting in South Hall, I looked out the window at the stormy whether outside and in the dark room, I thought about the challenges my life was presenting me. The trees are moaning. Rain falls from the sky to ground, … Continue reading

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