Sunday, January 03, 2010

No more cardboard boxes!


Halifaxが2009年のFirst-time buyer(はじめて不動産を買う人)についてのレポートを発表し、関連記事がBBCとGuardianに載っていた。同じ情報にもとづいた記事なのに、視点がまったく違う(BBC-"'More areas' affordable for first-time buyers" ;Guardian-"First-time home buyers at record low")。

不動産に関する記事なんて、以前はあまり気にも留めなかったのだけれど、いざ自分がFirst-time buyerになってみると、なんとなく気になるのがおかしい。


Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year 2010

What we call the beginning is often the end

And to make and end is to make a beginning.

The end is where we start from. And every phrase

And sentence that is right (where every word is at home,

Taking its place to support the others,

The word neither diffident nor ostentatious,

An easy commerce of the old and the new,

The common word exact without vulgarity,

The formal word precise but not pedantic,

The complete consort dancing together)

Every phrase and every sentence is an end and a beginning,

Every poem an epitaph. And any action

Is a step to the block, to the fire, down the sea's throat

Or to an illegible stone: and that is where we start.

Little Gidding, TS Eliot