Donald vs. Niousama, the Japanese Guardian

Donnie vs Niousama!

Ah, Enoshima, what a wonderful way to spend a summer day. Nice company, a nice breeze, ramune, and views that could literally take your breath away. No, I’m serious, get too close to the edge of that rocky cliff, and you’ll probably stop breathing after the fall. Anyway, this is just lovely, there are these little hidden paths and cool statues if you look hard enough. Check out this cool おじぞうさま (Ojizousama) statue, it looks so serene, so peaceful. Whoa, now look at this one! This Continue Reading …

The Japanese Science Wizard

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I was sitting in the teacher’s lounge* preparing for my the following day’s lesson, when the school science teacher came up to me and said “ペット、ペット、まってください.” (Pet. Pet. Please wait). I waited, expecting him to bring back a snake, spider, lizard, or something creepy. *Japan Guy Brownie Points if you can tell me what "teacher’s lounge" is in Japanese. When he returned, he wasn’t carrying an animal at all, but a glass vial with a dark colored liquid inside. “みて” (Mite-Look) he said as he Continue Reading …

Pommel Horses and Rings, Tumbling and Trampolines

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Lately, I have an incredible urge to exercise and get myself back into peak condition. It hasn’t been easy because for some strange reason I’ve been having knee trouble for quite some time now...even doing basic things kind of hurts a bit. But after x-rays and an MRI, it looks like the biggest problem may be a “more annoying than normal” case of tendonitis, and maybe a small loose piece inside of my knee (don’t know where the hell that came from, but it’s possibly from being hit in the knee). Continue Reading …

Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo Video

In addition to snapping some photos of some of the animals in the zoo, I also got some video footage of these very same animals. When I look at some of this animals, some of them seem as though they’re other-worldly. Fascinating stuff: See you tomorrow :D Continue Reading …

A Trip to Japan’s Ueno Zoo

The Evolution of Donnie.  Juding by my stupidity, perhaps evolution has taken a step backwards in this case, LOL.

Yes, I am a zoo fan. I have always been, even though I can’t say that I have been all that often. I remember seeing the famous gorilla “Willy B” in Georgia’s Zoo Atlanta. Unfortunately I haven’t been to the zoo in many years, that is, until last weekend. I was really cool strolling through Ueno zoo seeing animals that I’ve never ever seen before. From the incredibly cute-looking lesser pandas, to the that weird , to the mighty lions, tigers and bears, to the mysterious giant anteater, to Continue Reading …