Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Breaking Benjamin / Dear Agony

I like rock music.
But I also listen pops, jazz, hiphop, house.
Today I introduce this album to you.

Artist / Breaking Benjamin
Album Title / Dear Agony
wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breaking_benjamin
Official HP http://www.shallowbay.com/

They are American rock band.
They play Alternative Rock, Altanative Metal, Post-grunge music.
Calm but strong emotional voice(basically no screaming) riding on the dark and heavy backing sounds.

It's a Melodic and melancholic music.
Dear agony is their 4th studio album.
I especially like this album among their other albums.
All songs has strong melody and tough riffs.
I have often heard this album these past months.

The tracks I recommend are
"I will not Bow"
"Give me a sign"
"What Lies Beneath"
"Dear Agony"
"Without you"

All songs are not fast. So you can listen deliberately.
If you like melodick heavy rock, please check this album.

Rocky's speech to his son.

When I'm disheartend,  sometimes I watching this movie.
It's a good speech for all discouraged person.
Never give up, Never give in.

Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that!


Thursday, June 2, 2011

GSP vs. Diaz Superfight set for October.

Here comes the very exciting match up.
GSP(Georges St-Pierre) vs NIck Diaz
They will fight Octorber.

This is the fight of Champ vs Champ.
GSP is the UFC welter weight champion.
Diaz is the STRIKEFORCE welter weight champion.

GSP is a very nice all round fighter.
His fight style is always stable and he is a very smart guy at fight.
But Diaz has good boxing skills and good Jiu-jitsu.
I think, It'll be a very good fight.

In Japan, there are lot of MMA funs.
This fight will attract such a fighting sports funs.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

I became a non meat eater (on weekday).

Recently, I thought about the influence of non meat eating for athletes.
Sometimes I felt good body condition when I didn't eat meat day before.
And then, I read these articles that translated into Japanese(summary).

Vegetarianism all the rage in MMA

A look at vegetarian fighters’ diets

It was very interesting stories for me.
Some famous MMA fighters have non meat eating life.
Jake Shields(former Strikeforce Middle weight Champ)
Nick Diaz(Strikeforce welter weight Champ)
Jon Fitch(UFC welter weight top contender)

And I think, I wanna start to non meat eating in weekday.
But I don't wanna be a hardcore vegetarian.
I'll take meat on off-day and when I feel really hard appetite for meat eating,
I'll take them.

I do Box, running and some physical training.
I should take protein drink and amino acids(especially bcaa, creatine) more.
and fruits too.

If I felt some influences of non meat eating from now on,
I'll report something here.

blog from Tokyo

Friday, April 15, 2011

Never forget.

I want to say thank you again for all the people who supported Japan.

This is the one article from Mainichi Daily News 4/15.
Japan eternally grateful for international support following disaster.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

One article from The Mainichi Daily News

I read this article today.
It was an impressive article.

Photographer battles with emotions as he confronts tsunami destruction head-on


Friday, April 1, 2011

Astonishing speed of reconstruction.

We having a lot of aftershock in Northeast of Japan after 3.11.
And Nuclear plants circumstance is still bad and not clear.

But there is also a good news.
I was surprised by this article.


We have to go forward.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Japan earthquake

A very big thanks to all other countries.

Thank you for helping us.
Thank you for praying for us.

Over 20thousand(and more) people still missing.
We have to overcome this huge disasters.

picture of after earthquake and tsunami


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Welcome back My glasses.

Last Friday night, I lost my glasses on the way to the gym.
When I noticed that, I didn't remember where I dropped my glasses.

Then, first, I called the station that I got off.
I asked station staff,
"Did you receive black frame glasses that someone send you some time ago ? "

He said
"I'm sorry, We didn't get your glasses now.
Please call us again tomorrow or your glasses might be found. Possibly. "

"Ok, thank you very much. I'll call you again tomorrow."


 I didn't have any hope at that time.
Then I thought, I have to go to buy new glasses soon.

Next day I called the station again.

So, station staff said
"We have glasses that seem yours. But the glasses were delivered to the terminal station.
And We don't have the positive proof whether it is your thing."

I said
"Ok thank you, I'll go to the terminal station and check that. "

1hour later , I arrived at station. And finally I got back my glasses.

Thank you for someone who picked up my glasses and sent it to the station staff.
I was lucky at that time.

Sometime I found and picked up , bag, wallet, mobile phone, iphone
and commutation ticket that were dropped by someone.
And I sent that station staff or policeman.

Because, such a proverb is in Japan.
情けは人のためならず (nasakeha hitono tame narazu)
This means,
One good turn deserves another.   or   A kindness is never lost.

This time was my turn to receive.
I'll  return this help to someone next time.

blog from Tokyo

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Coke's original recipe ??

Coke is one of the most famous drink in Japan.
and Coke is a carbonated drink that sells most in Japan.

I like Coke. I have 1 or 2 500ml bottles Coke in a week.
In summer, driking Coke after work out is super.

Coke is called "COLA" by Japanese people.
You can buy Coke everywhere in Japan.

Few days ago, I found a website that tells original receipe of Coke.
As far as I know, Coke's receipe is not opened.
Please check this URL.

(Coka Cola co. said this recipe is not true.
but I think it's a interesting.)

When I was a kid, I always heard that adult people's said
" Don't drink a Coke, because Coke will melt your bones."
I never believed. Don't threaten the kids !

Not only Coke bad for health.
If you drink too much water, you will die by water intoxication.

This is a proverb in Japan.
過ぎたるは及ばざるがごとし。(sugitaru wa oyobazaru ga gotoshi)
It means , More than enough is too much.

So, Let's drink a Coke.

blog from Tokyo