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生き甲斐 : Ikigai

Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being”, “the reason to live”, your raison d’être.

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Morning mist. Mountains of Anhui, China.

In the culture of Okinawa, Ikigai is thought of as “your reason to wake up in the morning”, your reason to enjoy life.

So, have you found your Ikigai? What makes you get up in the morning?

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Je viens du Sud…

My neighbour doesn’t know but just the fact that he is growing plants on his rooftop makes me happy.

My neighbour's green rooftop. - When it's Spring in Shanghai. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

When it’s Spring in Shanghai. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

When it’s bright and sunny over Shanghai, like today, all I could think of is this song by Michel Sardou: “Je viens du Sud, et par tous les chemins j’y reviens…”  .

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“I am not cold. I am British.”

Arthur, 2014. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

Arthur, 2014. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

Arthur, 2014. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

Arthur, 2014. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

“I am not cold. I am British. I don’t need a scarf to go to school.” – Arthur, 5 years old.

– Which reminds me this quote by Orson Wells:
“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.”

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