San Francisco Fighter’s Cup 2018

It is the Friday before the Fighter’s Cup which is on Sunday.  At rest I’ve mentally prepared myself but during last Saturday’s fights I lost confidence very quickly.  The issue is stamina of which I have very little and it depletes quickly when fighting.  It is at that point I feel like I’m going to die and just want it to end.  I’ve never been mentally strong when it comes to stamina and having to keep going.

今晩の映画はかぐや姫の物語

いのちの記憶 (Inochi no Kioku)

Lyrics, music and performed by Kazumi Nikaido.

Japanese Romaji English
「いのちの記憶」 (唄:二階堂和美) “Inochi no Kioku” (Uta: Nikaido Kazumi) “Memory of Life” (performed by Kazumi Nikaido)

Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull

I finally watched the final installment of the Indiana Jones movie series.  One of our friend’s little boys is really into Indiana Jones, he wears the hat and carries around a bag everyday.  And so, I thought it would be time to introduce my own son to the series.  It might have been a tad bit too early however since there is a lot of violence.  The other thing is my son is much too young to understand any of the historical references and so had questions every five minutes.

Journal Entry – 9.2.2017 – Morning

It is 7:14 on Saturday morning, September 2nd, 2017.  We are going through a rare heatwave that seems to be occurring more and more here on the coast in Pacifica.  You know it will be a hot day when it is already 72 degrees before the sun has even risen.  There is no wind and there are no clouds in the sky to offer any form of relief.

For many on the coast there is also no air conditioning so locals as well as people from around the Bay will descend on Pacifica beaches today and Highway 1 will be an absolute mess.  Today is also the first day of my son’s first grade Japanese Saturday school.  The will leave in about 45 minutes.

つみきのいえ (The House of Small Cubes) – ‘One Life’ and the brevity of life

Last night I saw the short film つみきのいえ, ‘The House of Small Cubes.’  It is of an old man whose village has flooded over may years and so he continually must build another level to his house to stay above water.  In the middle of every cube is a trap door leading to the lower, flooded cube which continues all the way to the bottom.