It is Monday, July 4th, 2022. My family is in Japan and so I’m a bachelor for two months. Being alone with family all of a sudden is a bit like sliding into an alternate reality. Before they leave I have plans of all the things I’m going to do but once they are gone…… Continue reading Journal Entry – 7.4.2022
Karate. We are members of a Kyokushin dojo in San Francisco.
2022 Cherry Blossom Festival – Karate Demonstration – Board, Bat and Ice Breaking
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8nmhjl-l5g 2022 Cherry Blossom Festival – Ice Breaking
Still have to wear masks at the dojo. Feel like a true ninja.
I believe the mask mandate is ending soon. Will be nice to not wear it anymore but probably going to catch COVID immediately.
Journal Entry 11.20.21
It is 6:34 AM on Saturday November 20th, 2021. The mornings are now chilly, there is the possibility of some sort of precipitation and the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. This is the first day of a two week break after two pandemic years of not taking more than a couple days off here and there. I…… Continue reading Journal Entry 11.20.21
Dream Journal – Studying in Japan
The time is 6:40 AM on Thursday, September 9th, 2021. We’re back into a more normal routine for the first time in a year and a half due to COVID. The kids are back in school and we have gone back to karate class. I think this routine and exercise have brightened my mood quit…… Continue reading Dream Journal – Studying in Japan
Journal Entry 2.22.20
It is 8:37 AM on Saturday morning. The robins continue to chirp and I wonder how long they will stay? It is also allergy season and yellow pollen from the pine trees continue to blanket everything. It is so prevalent that after washing the car yellow started to accumulate on the car as I was…… Continue reading Journal Entry 2.22.20
Journal Entry 9.25.19
It is 12:24 PM on Wednesday Sept 25th. I’ve been very busy for the past week but have a few moments during the lunch hour to get a post in. My mental state is not great. I don’t see how anyone’s mental state could be in a good place if you read the news in…… Continue reading Journal Entry 9.25.19
SF Giants – Japanese Heritage Night
On May 24th 2019 World Oyama karate SF was invited to put on a demonstration for Japanese Heritage night at the pre-party and on the field at Oracle Park before the San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game. It was only black belts on the field but we lower belts got to participate in…… Continue reading SF Giants – Japanese Heritage Night