Don Juan de Marco

While I’m a bachelor I’ve been catching up on a few of my favorite movies. One of my all time favorites is Don Juan de Marco.  Like Don Quixote, Don Juan de Marco lives in a fantasy world, but in doing so the world conforms to them instead of them conforming to the world. This […]


この世界の片隅に In This Corner of the World Wikipedia- This is a very powerful movie.  It is the story of a simple countryside girl who goes through life in wartime Japan.  Usually when we hear of war stories there is a good side and a bad side, reasons are justified and perhaps some heroes are […]

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Mr. Rogers

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? I finally was able to watch this documentary on a flight today and it made me realize how necessary Fred’s message of love, for being just the way you are, is in our current climate. For people of my generation we look back fondly on Mr. Rogers as it reminds […]

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 […]


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) あなたに触れた よろこびが深く 深く このからだの 端々に しみ込んでゆく ずっと 遠く なにも わからなくなっても たとえ このいのちが 終わる時が来ても いまのすべては 過去のすべて 必ず また会える 懐かしい場所で あなたがくれた ぬくもりが 深く 深く 今 遥かな時を越え 充ち渡ってく じっと 心に 灯す情熱の炎も そっと 傷をさする 悲しみの淵にも いまのすべては 未来の希望 必ず 憶えてる 懐かしい場所で いまのすべては 過去のすべて 必ず また会える […]