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hatcheckgirl last won the day on November 22 2018

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About hatcheckgirl

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    Quietly confident

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    Down Under
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How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    Well, my mother found the truth first, and well, mothers know best!

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    Learning about history and cultures
  • My favorite books
    What a nerd! I like reference books like Atlas' and dictionaries. Well, I also like historical novels such as A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens, which I've just finished reading.
    But my top priority, of course, is trying to keep up with the spiritual material and Bible reading.
  • My favorite music
    Stuck in the eighties, Brit new age, and some vocaloid from Japan at the moment.
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    Great Gatsby, Far from the Madding Crowd
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    "No life before coffee."

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  1. Now I've got the theme tune in my head 😁. I don't know how many times my daughter and I watched that together - good movie.
  2. My son is about your age, Natasha. He is not in the truth now, but was raised up and knows our standards. His personal opinion was that it would be fine to play and, as you mentioned, it is a crossover anime/Disney action rpg game. He said he loved it because for him (at least the first game) brought together the best of his favourite anime and favourite classic Disney. He's not much of a fan of the later 2 versions because it lost its way a bit. @ChocoBro may be able to add more to this discussion too (only if he wants to of course ).
  3. Natasha, it really was a perfect day that day we explored Yokohama. My sister loved it too, but she had never seen the movie. All I did was relive the movie scene by scene - it was surreal! Totoro is (unfortunately) spiritistic, so as much as I love the characters - Catbus is my favourite - it has to be your choice. The forest in the movie is inhabited by spirit creatures, and Totoro is one of them - he is benevolent and helps the two girls whose mother is in hospital. To me, personally, it was more of a fantasy like dwarfs in Snow White and the witch etc. It didn't bother me, but on hearing what others who know and live within Japanese culture say, they say it's not for us. (Still, I was the only adult to sit in the life-size Catbus at the Ghibli museum. I just had to.) No pictures inside the museum, so this one is me with Totoro at the ticket box. 😁 I'm just a big kid, squealing on the inside.
  4. I just know exactly what you mean, Alex. It touched my heart too, and made me feel very emotional, in a good way. Also something to keep in mind with anime, is that Japanese/Asian culture is steeped in spiritism because it is naturally part of their culture. A lot of our brothers and sisters over there would not watch anime, because what seems innocent to us is actually directly involves demonism. So be careful. As much as I love Studio Ghibli's stuff, including My Neighbour Totoro, some may not exactly be "Disney". I've been to Studio Ghibli's Museum just out of Tokyo. That's a very special, inspiring place, (not spiritistic) and so many happy kids (and me, the oldest adult solo with no accompanied child 🤣). That was a great day. But I digress. Another favourite for me is From Up on Poppy Hill - where the girl protagonist waits for her father to return from the war, and high school kids band together to save their clubhouse from being demolished. Set in Yokohama in the 60's, it is actually based on historical buildings and streets still visible today. I went there to Yokohama specifically to see where it was set. Such a beautiful part of Yokohama and a very beautifully crafted movie. It is said that Daikanzaka (Daikanzaka slope) was the model for the Studio Ghibli’s movie "Coquelicot-zaka kara", also known as "From Up On Poppy Hill". https://matcha-jp.com/en/1685
  5. I like Clannad. Yes, it's just a teenage high school anime, but I really liked it. Watched it with my teenager. Made me want to go to Japan to see all the beauty in this anime. https://youtu.be/odGSQebH7tU And the Clannad After story is good too. https://youtu.be/j_Ho5K6pS-A
  6. Just don't blame Napoleon for busting up the Sphinx's nose! http://education.abc.net.au/home#!/media/1567326/who-broke-the-sphinx-s-nose- Some other reasons, apart from Arab religious fanaticism, include racism (if the Sphinx was supposed to represent an African and not a European look) and just plain erosion.
  7. Is there any issue with Android with pending downloads being stuck? My sister is asking me, but my devices are iOS and they worked. It seems stuck when pending updates won't download in the Bible tab. And it shuts the app down! The cloud downloaded ok btw.
  8. This is taking another turn. It seems Turkish leader Erdogan is holding NZ and Australia responsible for the attack. Even playing the shooter’s video at his election rallies! "They are testing us from 16,500 kilometres away, from New Zealand, with the messages they are giving from there," he said. This isn’t an individual act, this is organised” he said. Mr Erdogan criticised New Zealand and Australia for sending troops to Turkey in the World War I Gallipoli campaign, claiming their motive was anti-Islam-oriented. "Your grandparents came here … and they returned in caskets," he said. "Have no doubt we will send you back like your grandfathers." Hundreds of New Zealanders and Australians travel to Canakkale each year for Anzac Day on April 25, to mark the start of the battle of Gallipoli and to commemorate the dead.” He goes back to WWI. Crazy! 'We know how to make you pay': Turkish president vows revenge on gunman http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-20/erdogan-again-airs-attack-video-at-rally-despite-criticism/10918696
  9. Has 1 Cor intro video showed up JW library app for you guys? I'm scratching my head, having tried various ways to get it to download to the Bible. I've downloaded it separately as media. Even deleted app and re-downloaded everything. Turned tablet off/on. It's an ipad mini, so little on the old side now. Any ideas?
  10. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/morrison-pleads-for-end-to-mindless-tribalism-announces-55-million-safety-upgrades-for-places-of-worship In a speech to the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in Melbourne, Mr Morrison announced $55 million for safety upgrades that will give priority to religious schools and places of worship. The grants will be available for CCTV cameras, lighting, fencing, bollards and alarms. Interesting.
  11. It was inevitable, Greg, you'd want to go there too. Living up to your name 🤣 Yep! On my list for sure.
  12. Wow, what a brave man. I guess I don’t know how I’d react in that situation personally. But going on historical records of Jehovah’s servants in the past, he gives his spirit to keep us calm. The brothers and sisters endured much in concentration camps, and if he helped them, he’ll help us too.
  13. Though of course we must keep our neutrality, I find Bro Nurzat's comments encouraging. Because it shows us a glimpse of how hard it must be for our brothers and sisters in such oppressed lands, and how they are faithfully enduring regardless. There are different types of people in satan's system. Some are definitely more blatantly influenced by his demeanor, and others, like in our Western lands, seems to project a veneer of civility. I wouldn't have a clue what it's like to be a witness in such a society that not only was formerly Soviet, but also is predominantly Muslim. It is the diametric opposite of ours. We, unfortunately, will see reprisals. The extremists at either end of the spectrum are goaded by these sorts of atrocities. For us, let's keep our unity and keep our peace. How good it is to know Jehovah and serve him in whatever hateful part of satan's world we find ourselves in.
  14. I don't think it is organised in the sense of a hierachy etc. But it was planned, and there is an ideology these ones all follow. It comes from the lowest ebb of human hatred with a direct link to satan. They have inspiration from every hateful leader from Hitler to KKK to those who set up the Islamic extremist organisations of Taliban and Isis etc. Satan's world is never organised, we know that. But they do follow the biddings of their leader, and as such there is quite a predictable, albeit shocking, pattern.
  15. This terrorist's modus operandi and message echo those of former white supremacists - pick a 'soft' target to make the world listen. NZ has been one country that has bent over backwards to accommodate many new migrants from Muslim countries. It was much easier for them to migrate there and then become NZ citizens. From there they can enter Australia legally without a visa, as Australia and NZ have an arrangement for freer movement between our citizens. This may be a factor too, this fear of being "swamped" by immigrants using NZ as a back door. Immigration is a very hot potato here with our conservative government , and has fanned the hatred against migrants from Middle East and Asia, some but not all who had been arriving illegally by boat into Australian waters (and the many others who enter on tourist visas by plane, then overstay their welcome). It's politicized by both major parties to score points - but all they do is foster more hatred against both camps. Our broadcast this month and recent WT studies on neutrality are sounding in my mind. May we be in a position to help those really looking for answers.
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