Saturday, September 26, 2009

Ninja's tool

Today, I show some main tools that Ninja (Japanese spy or assassin) always use during the mission.

-Kaginawa (Grappling hook): used when Ninja needs to climb a higher place such as a cliff and a roof of the castle. Sometimes it's used as a weapon, too.

-Kunai: it is generally used as a weapon to throw with Shuriken. Also, used for climbing and digging the ground and the wall.

-Shuriken: used as a weapon by throwing, sometimes stabbing or slashing. Sometimes poison is put on Shuriken. And there were many Shuriken with different shape.

-Makibishi: small, spiked caltrops to prevent enemy's pursuit as it injures enemy's foot. Ninja always has it in the case of emergency.

-Shinobigatana: Ninja's Katana(Japanese sword) for assassination. But it is shorter than Samurai's sword, so it is less capable of killing enemies.
All of those Ninja tools seem really useful for his mission, but I do not think that Ninja can move fast with various tools. In my opinion, to be a great ninja, high physical ability and knowledge for use of tools may be required. At least, it can be considered difficult or almost impossible for "corpulent" people to become a professional Ninja.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Do you know who Cosplayers are?
They like to wear costume of comic book or anime characters.
It means... people who want to feel as if they became those characters by imitation.

Today, I have found cosplayers of these characters.

Their names are Link(left) and Zelda(right).
They can be seen on the video game named "Lengend of Zelda".
Its basic story is like... Link overcomes many difficulties(enemies, traps,etc) to save Zelda who is a princess.

So, now I show you cosplayers of Link and Zelda.

As you see, these two people imitate Link and Zelda very very well.
I'm sure no one will complain to their cosplay spirits. No problem can be seen.
But now I want you to see this...

Hahaha... I do not reject them but is it acceptable?
I think these two people need to look at themselves in a mirror again...
OK, I won't say anymore...
I just hope they change their clothings.

Let's see next picture.

... I think these two people are taking a wrong direction.
When I saw this picture, it took long time to understand who they are imitating
umm... To respect their cosplay spirit, I make a suggestion for them.

In my opinion, they can imitate these guys on the picture below well.

As you know, they are Michael Jordan(who is a famous basketball player) and Princess Fiona(from "Shrek")
*Michael Jordan is not even a comic book or anime character though...
Yeah, then that black guy can imitate Michael Jordan well instead of imitating Link
And that princess may be able to imitate Fiona well.
Anyway, while I'm writing about cosplay, I really felt those people can try to become characters they love, but they should carefully imagine how they are going to look like...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ichiro and his father

Ichiro is a Japanese outfielder of Seatle Mariners, and his skill of batting and running is well known to everyone. But most of you may not know that his father's help contributed to Ichiro's ability, so I introduce part of Ichiro's past with his father.

When Ichiro was second grade, he started training skill of baseball such as throwing, batting, and catching, with his father. This training was done with his father everyday (365 days) after school for four years. Even though his father was busy for his work, he taught those skills everyday for his son. Then Ichiro's father also taught importance of putting a lot of effort for accomplishing the purpose to be a baseball player.

Moreover, Ichiro's father even helped Ichiro after training. Every after training, His father massages Ichiro's arms and legs. I think his father more tired than Ichiro as he always taught after his work. But he was still dedicating himself to Ichiro's training.
His father's help can be considered essetial for his success in MLB. Also, in other words, he would not exist as a MLB player without his father, I think.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Have you eaten fried chicken of KFC? I think most of you have been to KFC or know it.

Harland David Sanders or Colonel Sanders is a founder of KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken). And KFC is now well known to many people around the world.

But at same time, his relatives, friends or rivals exist in the world (especially in China).

Maybe... Maybe they are Sanders' brother or sister or classmate.I hope so.
OK, let's talk more seriously about them.
Since these pictures are taken in China, needless to say, they are obviously just imitations of KFC.

Even though China is economically developing, it has no famous brand.
Instead, people in China always just make similar and fake brand.
I'm really disappointed about it...

And I'm sure Sanders would cry or give a wry smile if he saw those pictures.