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Caterpillar's Murmur

Yet Again

(FRI) July 12th, 2024

8:36 p.m. Doing my best to finish all the tasks for today. I'm way behind schedule as usual and I'm desperately trying to catch up. I already had a horse of interest in mind by this time last week, but this week I haven't been able to look into Hakodate Kinen in detail.

While I haven't done much assessment, the barriers have already been drawn and announced, though I don't know what to make of it since I haven't fnished my homework yet.

One thing I reallized, though is that yet again, horses that turned the last corner within fourth from the leading horse in their previous races do well, just like they did in Tanabata-sho. It doesn't surprise me since the course features are similar to Fukushima 2000 meters. Well, checking out the positions of previous races might make a good start for me, I reckon.

The End


Pick Up

Pocketchange - How to charge your left-over Yen to digital money

If you are ready to leave Japan but have your pocket heavy with leftover Japanese Yen, why not empty your pockets and feel light with Pocketchange?


Holidays of July

  • July 15th (MON)
  • Marine Day

Food Catalog

Cream Anmitsu
Cream Anmitsu

Fed up with the heat? Here's a nice cold Japanse-style sweets to cheer you up! Cream Anmitsu is a delux version of Anmitsu, Kanten(Japanese gelatine) jelly and fruits with ice cream topping and Kuromitsu caramel sauce poured over it. And what's great, it's low calorie!


airframe seen from side
Manned flight by oxyride dry-cell batteries project

The Tokyo Institute of Technology in cooperation with Panasonic, has led the project 'Manned Flight by Oxyride Dry-cell Battery' into the world's first success. On July 16th this year (2006), they made success in a trial of manned flight using commercially available oxyride batteries, in a project that they had been bringing forward together.