BRING IT ON!!!
Looking into tickets to a sumo match for my trip to Japan, I found this condition:
There is the danger of suffering injuries due to falls from the ring by wrestlers and other participants. Admission will be denied to persons unable to respond to such situations (children, physically disabled individuals, etc.).
I’ve never been so excited about the possibility of getting injured!!
Internet surfing on the work computer always guarantees strange targeted ads
Japan! I love you, I really do. But please stop before you kill us all in bizarre and awesome ways!
KURATAS クラタス (by Hironori Sato)
KURATAS, that is an amazing robot which a pilot can handle, has been unveiled by Suidobashi Heavy Industry at Wonder Festival in Makuhari.
Suidobashi Heavy Industry 水道橋重工
Work is dead boring, so I am budgeting/planning a trip to go to the Japanese Grand Prix. Serious business!
Jogging Beauty (bi-jyoga – 美ジョガー)
A combination of beautiful woman (bijo – 美女) and jogger (ジョッガー) to describe beautiful girls who like to run.
Hmmm….You don’t say…..Excuse me!
*Runs to check his bank account/tax return*
Place I really want to go (if I only had the money)
To those who know me, this is no surprise. I’ve studied Japanese Language for the past 8 years or so, traveled there twice, and just can’t get enough. Why am I so hooked? No idea.
Maybe it is the combination of different, yet similar lifestyles. The mix of past traditions and culture, up against the super-modern. The kooky (and downright weird) and the humble/polite, all rolled into one.
When I traveled there, I was always surprised by the variety and beauty in the country. One day, I could be visiting the ancient temples and shrines in the hills of Kyoto. The next, I could be buying a meal out of a vending machine in the biggest city in the world. This isn’t even mentioning the food, the cleanliness, the people, the public transport, or the television (None of the endless parodies can do justice to the strange awesomeness that is Japanese television!!).
Ignoring their obsession with concrete structures and fluorescent lighting, and some of the politics (whaling, attitude to poverty, strict nationalism, etc), I love everything about the place! To be blunt, I’m in love with the country.