Donkey Kong is magnifique!

Two pics from Da Nang, Vietnam

About complexity: Planet Nvapaa

Once upon a time was Planet Nvapaa. Its inhabitants, the Nvapaas, were biological beings half evolved with rodent morphology. They showed primary intelligence but enough to outline the concept of freedom.

They felt that freedom could be a good thing and decided to write on paper that they were free beings from that moment on :) As the Nvapaas did not trust each other they had to make norms. It was normal among the Nvapaas to cut off another's head to the slightest carelessness. They decided to abandon the laws of nature and created their own artificial laws. 

The Nvapaas were free to do things, but always asking permission for each of them. For your good. Each action, even the simplest, required a form. Easy-to-process papers to protect your rights. But soon the forms became so complex that the Nvapaas could not fill them out on their own. They needed form experts. Hiring an expert was expensive and laborious but necessary for the common good. Thus, the laws began to become so cumbersome that the form experts did not understand them either. Even those in charge of administering the laws did not understand them. 

Each simple action also became risky for fear of disproportionate sanctions. The machinery of laws and forms was a monster with its own life. 50% of the planet was dedicated exclusively to managing forms. And it was going to get worse year after year. Paralysis. 

No one could do anything anymore: You can not sell Wuoukis (the delicious fruit, not confuse with Wuoukit, its poisonous version) to the next door neighbor, take energy from the core, not even actions proper to the free Nvapaas as to express your ideas or just cut heads out there. Nor could they change the laws they themselves had created. 

But well, it doesn’t matter since Planet Nvapaa is still spinning in its orbit and doesn’t care too much.


Yokozuna wannabe

“You can achieve your goals if you set your mind to it”. Great. 

As I told weeks ago, I decided to be a Yokozuna after watching a sumo event in Japanese NHK TV channel. Fascinating! “Don’t let others limit your dreams”, bla, bla, you know. 

Note: Yokozuna is the highest rank in sumo. There have been only 73 Yokozunas.

Being that fat and winning battles sounded a good idea. My efforts to increase weight by eating mango sticky rice every day didn’t work. After a few days I was still far from my 200kg goal. Not talking about training (zero bananas, zero progress). To justify my 100% failure I have to say I didn’t do anything. It looks like setting your mind was not enough.

But… what if not everything is lost? What if I’m already a Yokozuna and I don’t know it? I was relieved. Still some hope.

I researched online for those kind of questions like “10 signs you could be in a toxic relationship” or so. I found this:

5 signs you could be a Yokozuna:

1. Your hair is black, bright and long.
2. There is a huge 20kg white rope around your belly.
3. You often go to sumo events, usually as fighter.
4. At some point you were promoted as a Yokozuna in a full of rituals ceremony.
5. Friends / other sumos call you “Hey Yokozuna”.

Since I don’t match point number 1, my goal to be a Yokozuna is over. Very sad.

But… can I still be the referee? His moves and clothes are amazing! That’s my new goal for 2022.


Thailand 2022

Here some photos from Thailand. I have the feeling the country is changing quite fast.
One day I should compile a group of pics showing the essence of this amazing culture and place. At least the perception I have of my dear Thailand.


Tibet and water

Water is a key resource.
Most of the humans live in this area.
Most of the rivers in the area start in Tibet.
China controls Tibet.

Water is abundant now but it could be scarce sometime soon. If humans can’t manage energy and some even say energy is “scarce” when we have a huge infinite power of energy so near and multiple ways to get energy.

I can easily imagine how big water problems would be. Water can’t be produce magically from nothing.