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Monday, June 29, 2009

Day 463 { FootBall DownHill / Faithful Dog Hachiko } Thursday, July 25, 2009


Day 463 { FootBall DownHill / Faithful Dog Hachiko }

Went to play football in the dreaded hotttt gym today. Yes, now a days, the gym we play in is EXTREMELY hot and humid. And this kind of heat and humidity will zap your energy in no time. So we started off by playing against each other, 6 a side. And in about 30 mins I was exhausted. I ended up scoring 2 goals for my side, but the amount of goals the other side scored was uncountable. We stopped checking after they were at about 12. At least this was us playing against ourselves and not the usual girly team that every now and again school us.

The girly team eventually arrived when the Japanese guys on our team looked tired, while the 3 foreigners looked exhausted beyond repair. The girly team eventually started off schooling us as usual with about 3 unanswered goals then after that they started to get a little boasty it seem. so they went for a scoring table thing...... When this happened, our team stepped up a bit and we won that round by about 4-2.... So they eventually put away the scoring board. However in theend, I think they scored more goals than us though. The 3 foreigners onl played for a short time because of heat exhaustion.

So there is this famous story in japan about some faithful dog name Hachiko who has been waiting for years, for its owner who died. I am not sure if this is facts or just another Japanese folklore, because Japan is full of them.... Just like how many believe that the Japanese emperors are decendants from the gods... Ohh and some people here still believe this. Hiss teet.. any way. There is a statue of the dog in Shinuya (I visited there in May).

The front legs, ears and tail of the bronze statue of "Faithful Dog Hachiko," a symbol of Tokyo's busy Shibuya district, have become yellow-tinged and shiny from people touching them.
Hachiko, an Akita, has experienced a lot of ups and downs in his life and is likely to get even more attention with the August release in Japan of the U.S. movie "Hachiko: A Dog's Story," starring Richard Gere, a remake of a 1930s film.
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20090625f1.html

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