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Caterpillar's Murmur

Turbulant Day

(FRI) March 1st, 2024

9:04 p.m. It's been a turbulant day, what with Shohei Ohtani getting married being the talk of the town from morning. I had to get over with my daily tasks while the TV kept running the same interview over and over.

As I got home from a visit to the clinic to finally face calling Ocean Stakes in the evening, the server suddenly got laggy. It's been like this from a couple of days ago and since I've ben suspicious about it, I went on with myself to search and they tell me they're having server trouble which won't completely solved until Sunday. Oh, no.

Still, I've been good and worked hard to call Ocean Stakes the best I can, though it was awfully hard. In the end, I decided to put everything on Kimiwa Queen.

Not really sure how the track condition might turn out, but will go for a trio keying Kimiwa Queen on a wheel of Birth Cry, Matenro Orion, Jubilee Head, Balsam Note, and Cinnamon Stick. Perhaps I should put some insurance on Big Caesar and Toshin Macau if the track is good to firm?

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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 March

    March 20th (WED)
  • Vernal Equinox 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.