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Caterpillar's Murmur

If and When

(SAT) May 25th, 2024

9:22 p.m. As usual, I had to work today and since it was topped with several more time-consuming tasks, I didn't have enough time to ponder my options.

Therefore, I had to take some short cuts. The candidates remaining on my list so far are Regaleira, Byzantine Dream, Urban Chic, Sugar Kun, Sixpence, and Justin Milano. Haven't decided which horse to key, though.

Hopefully, I'll make some time to decide. If and when I can't, I'll just have to close my eyes, pick four out of six and buy them in a box.

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 (FRI)
  • national holiday
  • May 4th (SAT)
  • Constituion Memorial Day
  • May 5th (SUN)
  • Children's Day
  • May 6th (MON)
  • Makeup Holiday for 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.