San Francisco Giants Baseball game

We went to my youngest child’s first San Francisco Giants game on Tuesday, May 15th and vs. The Cincinnati Reds.  The Giants won 5-3 and it really was a night to remember!

I am not much of a sports fan but am able to get tickets since the Giants are my customer.  The thought about getting my youngest to his first baseball game came when I took a customer to a Giants game last month.  Looking up at the board I saw Japanese Heritage Night was on the 15th and that it might be a great opportunity.  I am also switching jobs soon where the Giants might no longer be my customer so we should take the opportunity while we have it. Furthermore, they were playing they were playing the Cincinnati Reds which of course are from my home state of Ohio.  So needless  to say it was a perfect game for his first. What I didn’t know is how fantastic it would be.

Journal Entry – 11.20.2016

It is 5:29 AM.  My body is tired and sore from the double karate session yesterday but I like the feeling as it reminds me that I got a good workout in.

Today the dojo is meeting at the historic Roxie Theater to watch a movie – Take a Chance – made by the Grand Master (Saiko Shihan) of World Oyama Karate, Yasuhiko Oyama.  In addition to being a famous martial artist he is also a filmmaker and has made what looks like a really great movie judging from this trailer.  It follows a young kid (Mackenyu Chiba) who leaves Japan and becomes an Uchi Deshi (live in student) at World Oyama headquarters in Alabama.

Sunrise over the Bay


I just came back from the ride to the Portola Expedition site and wanted to write a little about this morning.  I woke up at 4:00 AM and saw the conditions were very good for a sunrise.  The sun wouldn’t rise until 6:55 AM so I played a little Warcraft, did the dishes and then got ready for the ride.