Sunday, February 18, 2007

A PRINCESS'S LIFE

Don't know much about geography...
Don't know much about trigonometry...

So croons the suave Paul Simon... or was it Art Garfunkel?

This book on Japanese Crown Princess Masako is cooking up quite a storm here...

Factual errors! Protests the Japanese government...

Freedom of speech!! Yells the Australian author...

An apology demanded, but oh no, the Japanese government is not getting it...

The Japanese translation of the book is then cancelled...

Well, don't know much the life of a princess but sometimes I do sympathize with her, and with other royals for that matter...

They do not seem to have a life of their own...

They can’t go cycling anytime they wish… and fishing in the neighborhood pond is a no-no…

Am just wondering when that same author is going to turn his critical thoughts on the Thai royal family...

Heeeaaaa...