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Caterpillar's Murmur

Sky Seems to Hold

(FRI) June 14th, 2024

4:08 p.m. I've checked the forecast again, but so far the sky seems to hold for Mermaid Stakes. A temporary fence has been set on the turf course of Kyoto Racecourse to cover the damaged inner part to run the turf races on course D. From the JRA announcements, the turf condition seems firm.

Meanwhile, the barriers have been drawn and announced. If the pace doesn't get tight, Edel Blume, the current most favored in expected win odds looks stable, I'm afraid. I was hoping Mikki Gorgeous would draw an outer post, but that didn't happen.

Will have to sort out the rest later. I need to correct a document, set up the newly bought item that's been delivered this morning and test it, then go out to pick up some medicine.

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 June

  • Unfortunately, there are no holidays in June. Too bad.

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.