February 27, 2007

The Crusaders VS The Sharks

This weeks big game is between the Crusaders and the Sharks. The Crusaders have just come off the back of a big win (48-29 vs the Cheetahs(South Africa) and will be looking to stake their claim for this years Super 14 Title and to make it a 2 wins 1 lost on their South African tour. They are up against the Sharks (South Africa) who have had a week off as they had a bye and a 3 wins from 3 games.

Overall: Crusaders 9 wins, Sharks 2 wins, 1 draw

At Sharks home venues: Crusaders 3 wins, Sharks 2 wins


I think the Crusaders will come away with the win but only just.

Go the Crusaders

* The Crusaders lost the game in the last minute 26-27.

The Asunaro English Kids ' Listen Up' page

I work at the Asunaro Education Centre where I help out with the web page for kids to test there skills in English, Science, Japanese language and some other subjects.

here is the link to the English section link

check it out and see how your english is?!

February 26, 2007

Shizuoka Kytes first practice of the year.

Well it was a coldish but sunny day in Shizuoka city. All the boys that said they would be there at 11am to help with some work on the ground were nowhere to be seen, but this is very typical of kytes players.
Anyway, when everyone finally turned up we were able to have a nice relaxing practice. Of course everyone was rusty from a long winter break but that was to be expected.
After the practice we moved to the warmer kytes club house and got down to business, well after the beers had came. After a lot of talking, alot of yes, no's, and that sounds good but.... we finally finished and were on our way homes.
It was a good day and lets just hope that our season goes the same.

photos to come.......

February 13, 2007

Mt Fuji

here is a photo of the old war horse from the gotemba outlet shopping centre.

So here is a video I took of Mt Fuji from Hamamatsu city.


The Family Trip to Tokyo

Well we started off around 6pm on Sunday night. Everything was going very smoothly until we hit Kanagawa Prefecture ( the prefecture in between Shizuoka and Tokyo) We smashed in to the biggest traffic jam i have even been in. 25 kms long. it took ages to get to Tokyo.
Well we arrived there around 11pm and checked into the hotel and then we and picked up Keiko and Tetsuro to go out for dinner. We had curry for dinner and at the same restaurant that Ayako and I would eat at when we came to Tokyo a few years back. Monday we all got a early and drove to Ueno to go to the museum that is showing the Te Papa Maori exhibition. It was good to see ..... to be continued

here are some photo that i have uploaded so far ----------> HERE

東京首都ドライブ - Driving through Tokyo

February 11, 2007

Kytes Cricket team's New Year Party

Well we had our new year party last night. we gave out awards to people who scored the most runs (me) and took the most wickets (Ben) and was the best fielder ( Sharpy) We also gave some other funny awards to others who we thought did something funny or stupid over the season. After almost 3 hours of drinking we moved to Our Boozer to finish off the night.

February 09, 2007

Ski Trip to Hakuba

Last weekend a few of us from cricket went skiing in Nagano. We went for 2 days to the Happoone ski field. This is one of the biggest ski fields in Japan and the biggest i have ever been too.

Click here to see some more photos

A few weeks ago the family and I went to the Iwata Snow Festivial.

雪in磐田市 - Snow in Iwata - Look around the festival.

雪in磐田市 - Snow in Iwata   - Rua and I

雪in磐田市 - Snow in Iwata   - Reka and I