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Caterpillar's Murmur

Wearing Out

(SAT) December 9th, 2023

8:54 p.m. Have unexpectedly been struggling with Hanshin Juvenile Fillies that I'm not sure if I could have enough time to call Capella Stakes.

The reason I'm struggling is because most of the horses have performed well in their previous races that they can't be just crossed out. What I can do in such a case is to depend on the pedigree background or weigh the unseen damage caused by their former races' performance. Seeing the unseen damage takes a lot of skill and time that I'm halfway giving it up.

My concentration is wearing out so I should announce my call before it wears out completely. Haven't decided my bet specifically, but the horse currently remaining on my list are Catfight, Ascoli Piceno, Corazon Beat, Chicago Sting, Safira and Donna Betty.

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 December

  • Unfortunately, there are no holidays in December. 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.