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The Gore Gore Mask

Fiction I
Fiction II

Female warriors in my fictions wear bodystocking with veil. I thought the dressing design was unique, yet it is not. A Japanese author called Kisirian has promoted the dressing design in his website The Gore Gore Mask クチナシ館 as well.

In his comics, female warriors who wear bodystocking (with mask and gloves) would be killed in various cruel methods such as cutting, shooting and explosion. The warriors include space soldiers, students, ninja and so on.

He is the master. Unfortunately, his comics are only available in Japan. No foreigner can purchase his great works. You can just see some samples in his website.

Ninja Loan

Someone wondered why I could relate Subprime Mortgage Financial Crisis to Kunoichi in my fiction. It is interesting, isn't it? In fact, the crisis does relate to ninja.

When the interest rate was very low, a loan to someone with No Income, No Job, or No Assets was promoted by banks. That loan was called Ninja Loan.

When the price of real estates rised, the premium could support the borrowers' payments. Since they had no income, no job, no assets, they had to pay higher interest for their loans. The bank sold the loan to other financial institutes. The financial institutes packaged the loan into some funds and sold them to investors. Because of the higher interest, it attracted a lot of investors with good returns.


Yet when the price went down, the borrowers had no favorite. Since the borrowers of ninja loan was bad at returning loans, when they could not return, the loan became bad debt. The fund related to subprime would become bankrupted. Such terrible situation keeps going and…

Fiction: 投銀殺意 II - 回憶.榮歸

For those who cannot read Traditional Chinese, please kindly use an online translation tool, e.g. Babel Fish Translation. It is the second episode of the story about the cruel world of investment banking.

今夜這個南方小島萬眾騰歡,因為全島上下都在慶祝回歸十周年.敝公司為了與眾同樂,特別租了一艘遊艇,讓同事們在海中欣賞慶典的煙花表演.

”羅拔,幹嘛遲到呢?大家都玩得很盡興.”

羅拔小心翼翼地從舢舨走上來,輕輕點頭回應,沒有作聲.這個時候令我想起羅拔曾經提及過的往事.

十年前,羅拔剛剛畢業.他本身專業不是金融,而他當時的女友卻是財務系的高材生.她幸及被敝公司邀請面試.作為護花使者,羅拔護送她至公司的大堂門前,並坐在大堂的沙發上一直等候她面試完結.

過了很久,羅拔開始感到不耐煩.因為當他看見女友面試的裝束,他便深感不安.當天穿著一襲黑色的行政人員套裙,裙子很短,露出一大截黑色絲襪包裹著的雙腿.她化妝也化得很濃,有點妖艷的味道,跟她平日學生形象很不一樣.

”你知道些什麼?人家是國際大機構,我怎可以簡簡單單地面試?”羅拔道出他的不安,卻換來女友的蔑視.

那時候已經是黃昏,羅拔越等越不安,奈何那兒是私人地方,不可以隨便進入,更不可以打斷女友的面試.他猶如熱煱上的螞蟻,焦慮不安.正值那個時候,他眼前出現一雙穿著黑色絲襪的雙腿.他抬頭一望,原來是一位年輕女士.那位女士與其它人不同,沒有穿上沉悶的行政人員套裝,而是一襲米白色毛織長袖連身裙,裙腳也很短,差不多露出整個大腿.米白色上衣與黑色絲襪有著鮮明的對比,顯出主人家有著與眾不同的格調.

"先生,不好意思.大廈要關門了...”

”什麼...我朋友還在大廈裡面...”

”啊,明白了...不如這樣吧,我把我的開信刀借給你.你拿著這把刀便可以通過所有保安系統.拿著吧,去找你的朋友吧...不過你要答應我,不要說出一句話,否則你的朋友便永遠不能離開這個地方.”

羅拔尋人心切,不假思索,伸手接著那把開信刀,看見她雙手也包著黑色絲襪.他感到很奇怪,但沒有再細想,說聲謝後便走進辦公室裡去.

羅拔一直走,一直走.他發現整個辦公室都沒有人,很肅靜.後來,他看見遠處…

Elementary Class Day 23-26

The exam of the first semester finished. Summer Vacation 夏休み(なつやすみ)starts.

The exam was quite difficult. We were full of wounds, blood and sweat. Stocking of Kunoichi schoolmates were torn up, yet no tear on their eyes. We are brave ninja.

When Sensei was out of town, an alternative teacher taught us many new things:

あの方(あのかた)That guys
方(がた)etc (for people)
肉(にく)Meat
王(おう)Wong
熊(くま)Bear
上野(うえの)Ueno
布団(ふとん)Bedding
眼鏡(めがね)Glasses
高橋(たかはし)Takahashi
玉子(たまご)Egg
斉藤(さいとう)Saito
山下(やました)Yamashita
社長(しゃちょう)Director
ゴミ箱(ゴミばこ)Litter bin
冷蔵庫(れいぞうこ)Refrigerator
喫茶店(きっさてん)Cafe
凶暴な(きょうぼうな)Brutal
ソファー(SOFA)
スリッパ(SLIPPER)
ボーイフレンド(BOYFRIEND)
ガールフレンド(GIRLFRIEND)
熊出没注意(くましゅつぼつちゅうい)Be careful of bears
紀伊國屋書店(きのくにやしょてん)Kinokuniya Bookstore

If 何 is followed by a word in た行, だ行 or な行 then the prononciation is なん,
else it is なに.

The meaning of いえ and うち are similar. Yet the former is translated as HOUSE, while the latter is translated as HOME.

If things and animals are mixed in listing, がいます or があります depends on the last word followed. I…