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Watched Memoirs of a Geisha last night. Lu's recently read the book, as seems to be the fashion, so I was treated to the "that's different from the book... that's different as well" monologue ;-) Even despite the differences I thought it was a wonderful film, for both the historical and cultural comment, fascinating story, and the simply fabulous direction and cinematography. Also I loved the cello lead in a lot of the music, which gave a melancholy but gorgeous feel (one day perhaps I'll have to play again). As an aside, the Japanese architecture was lovely also. 5/5

Anyway, I've completed my work for the day in about... 20 minutes, so that's me done. Of course I'm off to apply for more jobs, but it raises an interesting question...

Given the choice of surviving and having lots of free time, or earning reasonably well but working full time, what would you choose?

Surviving & lots of free time
18(58.1%)
Working full time & not so much free time
9(29.0%)
Don't know
1(3.2%)
Something else (discuss)
3(9.7%)


I appreciate there are probably a bazillion salary options out there etc., but taking the quiz generally and at face value...


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It's that whole debate about leisure time vs. work time, at the end of the day (and the end of your life) what would people consider more important. Equally you could argue that to live life you need to earn money. There's a fantastic quote, albeit semi-depressing, from some kind of zen guru at the beginning of a track from the 1 Giant Leap album: Some people went around interviewing dying patients and not one person said they regretted not making more money or working harder, they all seemed to say their regrets were not spending more time with the people they love, and not traveling more and not relating more... to the world.

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