スウエーデンの面白いものたち


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The manual of Prudence by Baltazar Gracian
バルタアル・グラシアンの賢人の知恵
Nyfikenの心のビタミンブック。17世紀スペインの哲学者。修道士。著述家。ニイチェやショウペンハウエルやラロシェフウコオ、森鴎外に影響をあたえた人バルタアルグラシアン。

難しそうに聞こえるが、実は難しい本ではまったくない。むしろタロットカアドを読むような気すらしてくる。
教義や宗教は問わない。生きるヒントというのだろうか。swedenのある絵葉書に、一生は靴の中に砂や小石がはいっている。その靴をはきながらてくてく歩くのが、生きるということ。と書いてあったが、なるほどと思う。道は、でこぼこで曲がりくねっているし、靴もいつも履き心地がいいとは限らない。学びの道が人生とすると、人生はありとあらゆる学びの場がある。だいたいこういう感じのことが、書かれてある。


いつも何かに思い焦がれる。

すべてを手にすることは不幸なことだ。思い焦がれるものがないと精神は活力を失い、すべて達成してしまえば、どれもが灰と化してがっかりする。
精神を生き生きと保つためには、情熱と好奇心が必要なのだ。満足しすぎることは不運だ。望むことが何もないと、今度はあらゆることが、心配の種となるからだ。欲望がなくなったときに、心配がはじまるのだ。

最後までやりとげる

細心の注意を払って計画をたてても、それだけでは実行したことにはならない。こういうひとは、何も実行できないし、名を上げることもない。計画は、どれほどうまく考えたものでも、それ自体では実行はできないのだ。
障害を乗り越える努力はしても、その成功に甘んじてその後なにもせず、最終段階を見届けることがないようではいけない。こういう人は、能力はあるのに決意に欠けるため、信用されない。目標が価値あるものなら、最後までやりとげるべきだ。目標は必ず達成すること。目標をたてただけで満足してはだめだ。

次に関しては年齢のところは、同意しかねるが、スペインの修道士が今から350年以上まえに観察して言った言葉。さてはて、今から4世紀まえの年齢。おそらく平均寿命など4世紀まえのことを考えると、40歳までは今と同じと思われる。が50歳は、60歳。70歳は今の80歳と10歳ずつプラスして考えるとわからないまでもない。7年後との変化。というのは同意する。なぜなら結婚生活などにおいて、最初の危機やなんらかの変化が7年ということがよく言われる。

変化や転機を意識する。
人には、7年ごとに転機があるという。これを精神向上のための目印としよう。最初の七年は、知性の誕生で、その後7年毎に新しい美徳が輝いてあらわれるのだ。この間に起こる変化を意識して、うまくいくように手助けしよう。

変化は、新しい地位や仕事などの形でごく普通にあらわれるかもしれないが、かなり大きくなるまで、気がつかないこともある。人は、20歳で孔雀のように気どって歩き、30歳で獅子のように吠える。40歳で驢馬のように節約家となり、50歳で蛇のような陰険さをみにつける。60歳はくだらない犬。70歳はずる賢いサル。そして80歳は。。。何もいうまい。


臨機応変にふるまう。
自分の本質を理解し、その指針に従って生きよう。自分が納得できるような条件をあまり厳しくいわないこと。今日要求した苦い果物を明日たべるはめになるかもしれないのだから。
自分の望みどおりに環境をかえることは、できない。反対に環境に合わせて自分を変えるのだ。賢人は、状況に合わせて応対の仕方を変えるのが唯一の慎重な行動だとわかっている。

幸運を受け入れる。賢人は、たくさんの幸運を受け入れることのできる度量を持っている。成功に貪欲であり続けよう。そうすれば、その度量はいっそう広がっていくものだ。
度量が小さいゆえに、人生で大きなことを成し遂げられないひともいる。成功をつめすぎるあまり、消化不要を起こしてしまうのだ。不慣れであるがために、幸運を吐き出してしまい、結局その幸運は、自然と受け入れる余地のあるひとのところに、集まっていく。

すでに多くを手に入れているひとも、さらなる幸運を享受できるように努めよう。もし気持ちがのらあい時があっても、その気配を外にあらわすべきではない。

商売感覚を知る。いつも言い値で我慢するのではなく、進んで交渉しよう。知性があるのは、大変結構なことだが、売り買いの場でだまされないためには、世渡りの才能も必要だ。
非凡なものが、見分けられるひとで、ごく普通のものとなると見る眼がないことは、ありうる。高尚なことばかりじっと考えていて、日常生活に必要な知識の入る余地がないとこうなるのだ。このように、学識豊かな人も商いの世界では、交渉できないとなるとばかにされてしまう。

だまされたり、笑われたりしない程度の商売感覚は身に着けておくこと。人生における究極の目標が商売てゃ関係なくても、日常生活に適応することは、重要だ。知識がたくさんあることも大事だが、肝心なのは、それを機能させることだ。

利己主義にも利他主義にも走らない。
どちらも極端すぎるのだ。すべてを独り占めしようとする人は、何があっても立ち止らず、犠牲になろうとか、自分の利益をほんの少しでも与えようなどという考えは微塵もない。こういう人は決まって誰にも恩義を感じない。時には人に頼ることも必要だ。そうすれば、相手も自分を頼ってくる。公職につくなら人の役にたたなければならない。
一方、相手に完全に譲歩するひとは、ただただ不運に見舞われる羽目になる。自分の考えがないために、こちらの利益などとてもかまってはくれない世間の要求に飲み込まれてしまうからだ。

賢人は、最後にたよれるのは、ほかでもない自分自身だとわかっているのだ。


自分を磨く。時がたてば、光り輝くものもやがてその輝きを失ってくる。慣れは感覚を鈍らせ、賞賛されなくなってくる。精神力、知性、運などすべての面で、時々自分を再生しおう。違う分野で活躍するのもいい。以前の分野ではなつがしがってもらえ、新しい分野では、また賞賛されるかもしれない。さあ新しいスタアトをきろう。

チャンスを逃さない。
記憶するのは受動的で簡単な行為だが、考えて理解することは、ずっと大変な行為だ。チャンスが到来しても捕らえ損ねてしまうのは、それがチャンスだとわかっていないから。チャンスを理解することは、知性の中でもっとも重要な能力のひとつだ。この能力にかけていると、何度でもチャンスを見逃してしまう。
同じチャンスは2度と訪れないのだ。

実行する。すぐに取りかかろう。お粗末でも結果をだすほうが、計画の実行にとりかかりもしないよりましだ。断固決断したら、後は、実行し続けること。決断もできず、手順の前にたちすくんでしまう人もいる。明確な判断力はあっても、決断したくないために、わざと遅らせるのだ。あらゆる困難や障害の可能性を予測しようとするのは、ある程度用心深いといえるが、どんな困難も切り抜けられるという信念を持って動き始めることこそが必要なのだ。
失敗して決まりの悪い思いをすることを心配しなくてもいい。何事もまごつかず、やるべきことをひとつひとつに直ちに取り組み、自信をもって決断するひとは、高い地位に出世する。自分はついていると思えばそのとおりになる!
by nyfiken | 2009-05-28 19:14

Swedish 1970th nostalgy song

Outside sweden, we only could have known about Abba . Abba was best of all from Sweden in Japan. Even in those era, Abba was not first accepted by Some swedish in Sweden despites of their success in abroad. In those time young university students or some anti capitalists treated ABBA was a kind of capitalistically brainwashed swedish singers. I was very surprised to hear this very sensitive matter here in Sweden. What really happened them in 1970th...

BUt according to some swedish, inside of Sweden 1970th was quite sensitive time.
Many immigrants moved to Sweden from south america and another world. Many swedish were against the political movement in Chili at that time. It was revolution in Chili.Socialistic leader was murdered in Chili. Politically Thretened Chilian were accepted by Sweden and those so called evacuated political refugee moved to Sweden since goverment accepted them. Many swedish have a sort of nostalgy for that time either their involvement with political movement or not.

NOw if some around 35 years old swedish, their mother and father were listening to this song and in these days kids were dancing with this song in the kicthen in Sweden. Very interesting story. Of course we Japanese never knew about this song.


by nyfiken | 2009-05-25 06:22
1964年スウェーデンらしい映画。Astrid Lindgren. アストリッドリンドグレンの作品。スウェーデンの人たちにとって一年で2回大切なとき。クリスマスとミッドサマー。ミッドサマーは心が一番うきうきとし、恋が芽生え、全てが明るく輝くときといわれている。子供の出産が3月に比較的に多いのは、ミッドサマーの季節が人々の心を開放するからともいわれている。胸をだすことをタブーとしない現代カジュアルスウェーデン女性の胸あきスタイルとは違う60年代ファッションと男性ともクラシカルでおしゃれにみえるのはどうしてだろう。

夏の蚊はスウェーデンでは森の中を激しく飛び回る。熱帯ののんきな蚊のようにぷーーント飛ばず、チクリと勢いよく飛び素足で森を歩くものなら、かゆくて眠れないこととなる。短い夏は植物も勢いよく成長する。

スウェーデン映画らしい60年代のスタイルがいい。私自身60年代ファッションワンピーススタイルがすき。古きよきスウェーデン人心のノスタルジー。子供たちの両親やお友達との夏の日の思い出。

Vi på Saltkråkan 1964スウェーデン映画
スイスのわんこちゃんがかわいい。

by nyfiken | 2009-05-24 23:30

Little Dragon

Yukimi Nagano from Sweden. She was vocalist for KOOP, Hird. And of course she does solo.
Her name Yukimi is beautiful as a Japanese. Although she is swedish. I met many swedish -Japanese love made children as well as their parents' immigrant make their Japanese childeren to be swedish. so what is the mix of cocktail of swedish-Japanese. GIrls can be stronger in many ways and boys can be a bit more softer and quieter? to my Japanese eyes. Of course there are always exceptional. But Swedish should not talk more than they were asked. So if they move to the south pacific to live in? But if they do the same thing in Sweden, (speaking to stranger so friendly is not swedish style. In that case, Aussi or Kiwi are more frank folk.)swedish villagers think they are crazy. They are nice and friendly if they know the person. Otherwise they might suspect others and until they are spoken by foreigner in Swedish...how I should explain this. In short words, pacific peoples can talk easily with stranger when they meet and even ask privacy so frankly, but if they come to Sweden, they can not talk with stranger in that way. That is why they look shy to some foreigners? No it is just how they were especially when they used to live in the small village. They know everything what others do in swedish society in the small places.

A swedish actress says "The reason why I want to live in the big city, and moved to Stockholm, Becauese I can be as I am. No need put on mask like when I was in my smallvillage."
Although some who live in a big city they try to play a different role with different mask and try to put on another image from original since nobody knows his or her own figure. So which is which? The humanbeing is sometimes simple, but in fact more complexed animals than dogs or cats.

Conservetiveness still remains in Sweden of course, even they have passed liberal era 70th. I saw peoples meeting for anti foreigners , their formed political party is minor but they do act in the middle of town, and expressing their rasism and anti foreigner . When I knew about this, I think this is also reality in Sweden.



by nyfiken | 2009-05-24 22:48

Lounge music

Naming for CD need lots of imagination. Copy writer always think this. Just like name of drinks. There are enorm production today. The speed of era is so rapid and 3 years now could be last 10 years in 1980-1990th.

Flexibility and talking in the future tense, not past tense need to be done. Positive attitude to the life. Having a hope can drive peoples forward. How peoples can obtain hope and self confidences? not from pulling others' legs and speaking ill of others. That coudl be only for blind self satisfaction and nothing will be changed. Instead of critisizing others, we could think of ourselves deeply. What we can change, we may change it, and take a little step forward with brave.

My mother told me a very interesting story on the phone. She says many princes in history were sent to town without being noticed and see how ordinary peoples live in the reality , then come back to the casle.Otherwise he never learn anything but inside of casle. Then he will be a good king.

i just make a story. All animals and humanbeings were sent from somewhere heaven to this present world. We are all children of kings and queens and must learn everything outside of casle. The town is full of dirts , tricks and poverties. HOw to learn to solve the problems or face the matters...that is the most important lessons in reality life . So only peoples who try to learn from life lesson and overcome weakness , then we could become a great king and queen one day after finishing our learning all the lessons. Some talented succesful peoples graduate so fast since their speed of mastering matters are extremely well. We normal peoples--it takes time for anything.

This is my little imagination for life story. Cat and dog also are learning how to live in smartway. Waving tails, listening to owners patiently or sit quietly or look at feeders' eyes with full of love. They know what we humanbeing need . They are just there when humanbeing need them to be aside.



by nyfiken | 2009-05-24 11:43

Nyfiken's nordic lounge Room A

Welcome to my nordic lounge room. Here is your own lounge.
This is just an entrance tiny room A.

Lounge room is sometimes full of sunlights in nordic sumer time and sometimes moody smokey lights during cold winter but always with lovely warm colored candle lights.
Koop , Yukimi Nagano(hird)


Famous song from Sweden. Koop 4 Waltz. I love this.


Swedish TV6's special programme on Japan and they use BIg in Japan (covered by Ane Brun)


My most favorite one Summer sun from Koop. You feel the real nordic sun lights in summer time.Sun shines so brightly and happily in Sweden around midsummer day.



Sounds from Norway.Metta Hartman 's first CD was my favorite. Swan. Norway's nature is splendid. I do not love their chinese food but love special bread. My japanese friend still loves norwegian chocolate since she used to have an norwegian boyfriend who used to buy chocolate from Norway for her. when they studied in USA. Unfortunately they separated long time ago. Although she mentioned that the best chocolate was from Norway.

I just wonder if which one it is. I still can not find that special chocolate made in Norway . She told me how sweet that was. Her old boyfriend from Norway used to buy that chocolate and gave her as a present. Then she started loving that. It was long time ago when I heard this story.

Love may make even the taste of chocolate much sweeter or bitter. Some loves bitter chocolate and some do sweet ones. Norwegian wood is famous, but what about Norwegian chocolate. Murakami Haruki should write Norwegian chocolate as his next work?
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What will be the story of that?

Mette Hartmann - I Believe



Eva cassidy had NO2 in her peak position in Sweden while UK and USA No1 as well as NO 2 in Switherland.Norway No7.This is swedish favorite, too.

by nyfiken | 2009-05-24 08:48
大好きなスウェーデンの歌。スウェーデンに住んでいる人ほとんどの人が耳にしたことがあるメロデイや歌。懐かしい感じもするが、ラジオからよく聞こえてくるポピュラーな歌。

リサ二ルソンの声は不思議な魅力に満ちている。耳に心地がよい。1995年デンマークテレビ局のライブだが、女性として魅力的な花時代。
lisa Nilsson.




FMルナファブリータチャンネルの常連曲。こんな愛のバラードの歌をスウェーデンの大人たちは聴きながら、泣いたり恋をしたり笑ったり、思い出にひたったりしている。



Vem tänder stjärnorna - Eva Dahlgren



Lisa Nilsson - Himlen runt hörnet


Cecilia Vennersten - Det Vackraste

スウェーデンのバラード。詩がなかなかいい。こういう感じのメロデイや歌詞は、スウェーデンバラードの特徴。深い歌。




Emil i Lönneberga





とてもスウェーデンっぽいアニメ。おとうさんのはげ頭もかわいい。

by nyfiken | 2009-05-23 07:43


2006, 3 years before, 22nd may, we lost our respectable person who was fully enthusiastic for world's better change for health. I must say if we have something that we can contribute for this world, it would start from our little step. Many peoples are selfoccupied with own business and busy for own satisfaction for ownsake. What I learnt from Dr.Lee and the way of his wife's devoting for life project. Life consists of many chains.

For his memorial day, I would like to copy the article that was written on him and his wife just 3 years ago in May .

He is the person who has no hesitation for hardship , moves as feather but thinks sharply as swords, remarkable ability of memory (colour , number , name and place ).Great person has a great partner and strong will to overcome all the difficuties that might have learnt from his hardship after his father's death. When I stayed in the south pacific when I invited him to the diner at my house , and asked him what was his favorite food. He said that the most favorite food was soup. and told his episode that I still remember vividly. When he married with his Japanese wife, his mother told her "If only you do not forget to serve nice warm soup to my son...he would be very happy."

Wish his soul always be happy in heaven and have nice warm spicy soup!

Partners In Health mourns Dr. Lee Jong-wook, Director-General of WHO


Dr. Lee Jong-wook and Reiko Kaburaki Lee enjoy a lighter moment at the Mujeres Unidas project in Peru.
The global health community lost a visionary leader and Partners In Health lost a valued friend on May 22 with the death of Dr. Lee Jong-wook, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Since taking the helm of WHO in 2003, Dr. Lee had galvanized action to bring anti-retroviral treatment that had previously been available only in rich countries to millions of AIDS patients in Africa and elsewhere in the developing world. Shortly after taking office, Dr. Lee launched the "3 by 5" campaign, with the goal of having 3 million people on treatment by the end of 2005. Although the campaign fell short of its target, the number of patients on treatment in developing countries quadrupled in just two years. In Africa, it increased eight-fold.

"Someone had to say, 'Let's do something with the tools we already have,'" recalled PIH co-founder Jim Kim, who worked closely with Dr. Lee on the "3 by 5" campaign as head of WHO's HIV/AIDS Department. "And he [Dr. Lee] did it." For more than one million people who started receiving treatment between 2003 and 2005, Dr. Lee's willingness to take action and take responsibility quite literally meant the difference between hope and despair, life and death.

Dr. Lee began his career with WHO directly out of medical school. After working with leprosy programs in Fiji, he took on ever increasing responsibility, leading WHO efforts to eradicate polio in Asia, immunize children worldwide and fight tuberculosis. It was as head of WHO's tuberculosis program that Dr. Lee came to be a friend and supporter of Partners In Health in its work with multidrug-resistant TB patients in Peru, Haiti and Russia.

Since 2001, Dr. Lee's wife, Reiko Kaburaki Lee, has devoted six months of every year to working with Mujeres Unidas - a crafts cooperative organized by PIH's partner organization, Socios En Salud. Mujeres Unidas, was founded in 2000 as a way for poor women in the TB-ridden shantytowns outside Lima, Peru, to contribute to their families' income. Over the past six years it has provided many women the opportunity both to earn money and to learn important managerial and technical skills that boost their self esteem as well as their ability to provide for their families. And for half of each of those years, Reiko Kaburaki Lee has worked alongside these women, stitching and weaving the fabric of scarves, hats and better livelihoods.

In lieu of flowers, Reiko Kaburaki Lee has asked people to honor her husband's memory by donating to Mujeres Unidas. Donations can be made online. To earmark your contribution in honor of Dr. Lee, select "Peru: gifts in memory of Dr. JW Lee" from the "Program" drop-down menu and check the box to indicate that "My donation is a tribute to someone special."

More details on Dr. Lee's life, work and legacy are included in the obituary in the Boston Globe.

Reiko Kaburaki Lee (third from left) working with other members of Mujeres Unidas in Peru.

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Peru / Socios En Salud

Since 1994, PIH’s sister organization in Peru, Socios En Salud (SES), has been treating disease and training community members to provide prevention and care for their neighbors in the shantytowns around Lima. Based in the northern Lima town of Carabayllo, SES is now Peru’s largest non-governmental healthcare organization, serving an estimated population of 700,000 inhabitants, many of whom have fled from poverty and political violence in Peru’s countryside. As a valued partner to Peru's Ministry of Health, SES has also had an impact on national policies for prevention and treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV and provides important training and support to help implement those policies nationwide.

Drawing on PIH’s experience with community-based tuberculosis treatment in rural Haiti, SES has achieved remarkable success in confronting an epidemic of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in the slums of Lima. In the process, SES has saved thousands of lives, has overturned assumptions that treatment of MDR-TB is too expensive and too complicated to succeed in poor communities, and has instigated major changes in national and global health policies. Today, SES is a global leader in clinical and operational research on MDR-TB. SES has forged a strong partnership with the Peruvian Ministry of Health and is now providing training and support to assist the Ministry in extending community-based directly observed therapy nationwide, not only for MDR-TB patients but for people infected with HIV.

While supporting national programs to combat TB and HIV, SES has maintained and expanded a wide range of primary care and social support services in the shantytowns of Lima. Socios En Salud’s main offices are housed in the three-story Father Jack Roussin Community Center, located in Carabayllo, in northern Lima. Project staff attend to patients under the supervision and guidance of the infectious-disease clinician at the Roussin Community Center, at the Hospital Sergio Bernales, at local public-health centers, and, most commonly, in patients’ homes.

A network of neighborhood clinics offers basic primary care in poor and isolated communities, including maternal and obstetrical care for women. The Salud Infantil ("Child Health") program brings health professionals to community clinics to offer treatment and regular checkups for children who would not otherwise have access to medical care.

SES also provides food baskets, transportation, lodging and other social support for impoverished patients whose needs have been confirmed by an extensive interview and evaluation. And it helps women in the community earn an income as members of Mujeres Unidas ("Women United"), a cooperative workshop that participates in crafts fairs in Peru and has sold handicrafts as far away as the United States, Japan and Switzerland.

COPYRIGHT © 2006 PARTNERS IN HEALTH. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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Dr. Lee Jong-wook and Reiko Kaburaki Lee enjoy a lighter moment at the Mujeres Unidas project in Peru.
His favour to classical music is well known, but I chosed a French song on his memorial day , expressing many of friends' thoughts.


When we visited Geneva many many years ago, while his kind driving us to the hotel from the airport in autumn, I saw the beautifully lighted up church near the station. I listened to the radio at night .This song was on, so everytime I listened to this strangely always remember sights of the town in Geneva. What i learnt from Dr.Lee probably this philosophy "Any plants can be dry so easily if no one cares for them everyday , so keep on giving water, proper sunlights , care and enough love before it becomes too late."



At the end on this memorial day, I specially would like to open his personal writing.

".......Talking about Vanuatu, I spent one week in the Santo bush in 1986. My local guide and I went to a bush village called Tombe. It was lunch time and I visited the chief for meal. He was smoking pipe, naked and cuddling his grand baby son on the lap. In the center of the hut was a fire and over it hunging pot with meat in it. He offered me the meat soup and I helped it. He though naked looked so dignified. I can say he was one of the most dignified man I have ever met.

....Another time, I conducted a TB and Leprosy training course to Santo health workers. It was afternoon. I finished the course. Sun was setting . I was walking down the hill with all these ni vanuatu, and suddenly I felt such a wonderful feeling that I have a good job. Although I made a lots of promotion afterward, similar feeling never came to me....."

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by nyfiken | 2009-05-22 03:08
FBIのわんこちゃん学習術。犬の臭覚能力は、われわれ人間をはるかに超えている。大昔の人間が、まだ森で暮らしていたころ、人間の臭覚は今よりもっと優れていたかもしれない。りりしいお姿。お近つきになりたい。犬の人柄がよく、静かでそして親しみやすい犬の種類ラブラドール。毎回のお褒めの言葉。そしてちょっとしたごほうびの食べ物。これは、人間界でも犬の訓練と同じようにシンプルで有効かもしれない。

Nice , Calm and friendly dog.The key word sounds like "Friendly dog." Say "Good girl!" then give rewards (buiscuit)for each good achievement.


by nyfiken | 2009-05-22 00:30

Nigel Kennedy

Spanish Caravan may arise your imagination. The genious sounds shower give pure clean water to each of my body cells. In my case. With little passion violet with pink touch.



East meets West. I am from Asia, East. East meets West. This title make me think many different matters, events, peoples, places , past, present and future.

by nyfiken | 2009-05-21 23:54