I’m glad that this year ALFA MUSIC released Ryuichi Sakamoto’s 1980 album B-2 Unit (remastered version). Though a bit younger than the artist’s debut solo album Thousand Knives (1978), it has a long history comparable to that of the Sony Walkman: almost 40 years!

Vintage electronic music could be interesting and worth a listen.

🎡 riot in Lagos (2019 Remastering) // Ryuichi Sakamoto β€” B-2 Unit (2019 Remastering) (2019)

Most of the time,

  • your fans love you because of your abilities to sing, act, and entertain.
  • your students love you because of your knowledgeableness and effective guidance.
  • your customers love you because of the products and services you provide.
  • your patients love you because you help recover their health.
  • your bosses love you because you generate profits for them.
  • your co-workers and neighbors love you because you accommodate them and don’t act like an *sshole.
  • your parents love you because they created you.
  • your friends love you because you make them happy rather than get them into trouble.
  • your partners and spouses love you because you fulfill their needs and desires.

Almost everyone loves you for a reason or two. There’s hardly anything to be termed unconditional love.

When you find the lane full of wrong-way drivers, you condemn them one by one and even deliver a broadside but never reflect that you’re just driving against the direction of traffic.

I can’t afford a drone. Instead, I wish to make hundreds, if not thousands, of paper airplanes with words “Respect Innocent People” written on one side and the abbreviation on the other, to be flown to the White House equivalent. This would be my way to extend heartfelt wishes to an obnoxious dictator on his birthday.

✎ I’d like to share this with you.

☞ Cross the world four times

Cross the world four times. First, in your teens or 20s, as soon as you’re ready to take it all in. See it all, and learn. Get involved. Stay up all night talking with strangers, everywhere. Kiss and fall and promise to them all. Make lots of mistakes. …

└─── shared via Pocket β”€β”€β”€β”˜

An enjoyable dinner in the quiet restaurant, a smart gift out of the beautiful box, and a godsent friend right in front of me β€” all these combined can move me to tears. I feel blessed. πŸ™