Jamaicans in Japan - Spring Ting 2013 Part 2
Japanese Sentence of the week - Ima nanji desuka - 今何時ですか？- What time is it now?
Days 1866 - 1872
Sunday, April 28 - May 4, 2013
Day 1866 ( Jamaicans in Japan - Spring Ting 2013 Part 2 )
Sunday, April 28, 2013
We started off the day with our team practicing for cheer leading competition. We then had breakfast, some ackee with saltfish (cod fish) and dumplings. Then it was time to begin arguably the main event of Spring Ting.... SPORTS DAY!!!
So yeah this was our breakfast that was to energize us for sports day.
|Ackee, saltfish and some rather hard dumplings.....|
Ok back to sports day.... These were the cheers.
First up was Gold house......
Next up was the great Green.
Then there was Black house....
What was that really ????
Yellow house some how paid off the judging staff to win the cheer leading....
We did several Jamaican style sporting events including:
Egg and spoon race
Wheel borough race
No Jamaican buns in Japan, so Melon pan (bread) eating contest
|Trying not to choke|
Soda drinking contest (sorry no pictures)
100 and 200 Metres sprint. I ran second in the 100 metres race, so I won't post the video................
Ok ok ok here it is....
Ooops sorry I'm not sure why my videos are not showing properly... You saw the best one anyway.
Jump in the garbage bag contest aka crocus bag race
We did few other events as well but overall as I feared and predicted from day 1.... We came third overall or frankly speaking, DEAD LAST!!! It was maddd fun though....
After the sporting events, we had lunch while being interviewed by a camera crew in Toyama. Toyama TV wanted to do an interview with Raul and he invited them to our spring ting event. They asked the females, which male anchor man they liked, and the males, which female newscaster/announcer they liked.
|Raul - The dancing great|
|And Here we are!!!|
I am somewhere at the front stooping down in the shadows.
After this, we had team challenge quiz. This is a very common practice in Jamaica where we have School's Challenge Quiz. In this quiz competition, different high schools from all over Jamaica compete against each other. It is very similar to jeopardy where several questions are asked, and teams should try to answer correctly. We were placed second in the quiz competition.
|Team challenge Quiz - Hosted by Paul Watson - The great crusty voice|
Videoed by Dale - The great philosopher
We then had dinner. Jerk chicken, festival, rice and peas and vegetables.
After dinner, everybody just did there own thing until we were ready for the party!!!
|During the "do whatever you want" time|
|Its party time!!!|
I forgot that there was a T-shirt writing competition. Yamato came second with this one.
Grainne was first with this.
We stayed up until like 1 - 2 am. And my voice was gone. Almost completely.
Day 1867 ( Leaving Toyama / Apple Drop in Profit)
Monday, April 29, 2013
It was time to leave from remote Toyama. So a couple of us drove down to Toyama city, which was about 2 hours from the camping site. Then we drove back to somewhere in Saitama. I was having a terrible headache, maybe because of all the excitement.
It was far away, kind of expensive, my voice is gone, I'm having muscular aches, but it was definitely worth it!!! I would have done it over and over again.
Apple announces rare drop in profit
Apple reported Tuesday that its quarterly profit dipped for the first time in nearly a decade as it squeezed less money from its champions in the competitive smartphone and tablet markets.
Day 1868 ( Yakuza Hung Swiftly Under New Government )
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Had 2 classes at my "once a week" school today. My feet were aching and my voice was cracking. Luckily I didn't have business English afterwards so I went straight home.
Two inmates hanged for yakuza slayings
Day 1869 ( Tokyo Mayor Insults Turkey For Olympic Bid)
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Had 3 classes at my main school today then I went to the YMCA. I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that my classes were on holiday. I had to spend money to go there but nooo problem. I also had no lesson with my private student so I went back straight to my apartment.
Another stupid Japanese "Inose" with limited understanding of other cultures made some stupid comments.... SMH
Tokyo dodges IOC penalty for knocking Istanbul’s 2020 bid
The International Olympic Committee said Wednesday that Tokyo will not be penalized for Gov. Naoki Inose’s disparaging comments about Istanbul’s bid for the 2020 Olympics.
My comment on this issue echoes what this writer is saying...
Day 1870 ( )
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Sorry Den... But I did absolutely nothing today.. And it felt good. My friend came to visit me in the night though.
Day 1871 ( Happy Birthday Fellow Poet Pernais )
Friday, May 3, 2013
Went to Harajuku at the Jamrock Jamaican restaurant to attend my friend Pernais' birthday party. Saw a couple recent friends and some old ones there as well.
|Happy Birthday Pernais|
|Me, Pernais and her cousin Antonio, my good friend|
|Some gooooooood Ox - Tail|
|Our American friend Terrel also stopped by|
Day 1872 ( Going To Odaiba )
Saturday, May 4, 2013
I've always been hearing about Odaiba since I came to Yokohama. So I decided to go there with my friend today. There is a big shopping area there and a gigantic Gundam statue.
|You didn't recognize me did you?|
Ohh and Fuji TV (A Famous Japanese TV Station ) is also located there. This station shows my favourite anime .... ONE PIECE!!!!
After Odaiba, we went to another Jamaican restaurant. This time Good Wood Terrace in Shibuya.