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Caterpillar's Murmur

Going to be Good

(SAT) May 27th, 2023

7:40 p.m. Sleepy as every weekend. Having a hard time trying to stay awake as a matter of fact.

Had the candidates for D'erby narrow down to about half yesterday so all I needed to do was to carve them down a bit further. And yet I've been struggling because of the sleepiness. And I still haven't checked out the annual Meguro Kinen yet, you know.

This week I'm going to be good and key Sol Oriens. On the wheel would be Bellagio Opera, Skilfing, Hrimfaxi, Tastiera, and Phantom Thief. I'm not keen on including Skilfing or Tastiera, to be honest. Will decide the orders for trifectas later maybe, after a nice soak in the bath since I'm going down to the off-track betting tomorrow in a while.

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 May

  • May 3rd (WED)
  • Constituion Memorial Day
  • May 4th (THU)
  • Greenery Day
  • May 5th (FRI)
  • Children's 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.