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Bloody Beauty! Back on the Bike!

After months of near inactivity, Kangaeroo was finally able to indulge regularly in the pursuit that brings probably the greatest pleasure in life: cycling!

So far, 2022 has been a series of calamities in terms of cycling, starting with poor weather then moving on to poor equipment, poor health and poor luck!

But things slowly slotted back into place and have finally allowed for a week on the bike that is as good as it gets now!

And some of the results were stupendous, as can be seen in the gallery.

What sheer delight!


Olindahanami オーストラリアメルボルン市にあるオリンダ豪国立シャクナゲ園内恒例イベントである「お花見」の人気があり過ぎて、地域のインフラに過剰な負担を理由に2014年版、とビクトリア公園局発表した。

Japan’s Top 10 YouTube Videos for 2013

JapanTop10 2013Dancing to AKB48, watching infant girls playing with toys, lingerie and lightning striking were among the 10 most-viewed videos on YouTube in Japan for 2013. Here’s the Top 10.
No. 10 Dancer Kenji Ebina Performs on America’s Got Talent

No. 9 Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Trailer

No. 8 Lightning Strikes Odakyu Line Train

No. 7 Anpanman Gogo Elevator

No. 6 Haruna Kojima Peach John Lingerie

No. 5 Samantha Thavasa Workers Dance to AKB48

No. 4 Anpanman Conveyor Belt Sushi Toy

No. 3 God Eater 2 Trailer

No. 2 Anpanman Spinning Dreamland

No. 1 AKB48 Roadies and Other Employees Dance to AKB48

Order for Aussie-Made Skim Milk Results in Kangaroo Delivery

Boxing KangasA Chinese woman irked by the poor reputation of powdered skim milk produced in her homeland, got jumpy when her order of Australian-made milk contained more kick than she’d probably bargained for, not quite a boxing kangaroo, but a boxed kangaroo, according to Japanese news site Rocket News.
Citing Chinese-language news sources Sina news and ET Today, Rocket says the woman from Qingdao, in China’s Shangdong Province, ordered a box of six cans of Australian-made skim milk through an online shopping site, but only two were delivered with the extra space in the box occupied by a live kangaroo.
The kangaroo, which is in good health, was taken into the care of Qingdao zoo officials, but Rocket says it remains a mystery as to why the kangaroo was delivered.
Original Story (Japanese) ネットでオーストラリア製の粉ミルクを買ったら “生きたカンガルー” が送られてきたでござる!?

いよいよ日豪対決!Bragging Rights at Stake as Samurai Blue Tackle Socceroos in World Cup Qualifier

OzvsJPFierce but friendly rivals Japan and Australia meet in an Asian Football Confederation Round Four World Cup qualifying match at Saitama Stadium 2002 near Tokyo on June 4.
Japan, currently top of Group B, need only to take a point from this match to qualify for Brazil 2014.
Australia, in third place a point behind Jordan but with a game in hand, will be looking to take home at least one point, but will have its hands full against a team that has realistic hopes of reaching the latter rounds in South America next year.
Also at stake in this match will be bragging rights between two of the AFC’s powerhouse teams, which have met 20 times overall, for seven wins apiece and six draws. Since Australia’s entry into the AFC in 2007, the record remains deadlocked with two wins each with two draws in the six times they’ve clashed.

Japan will go into the match a firm favorite with Saitama, Asia’s largest exclusively football stadium, packed to the rafters with Japan’s most fervent supporters, the finals place at stake, more recent hit-outs — albeit with uninspiring results including a 2-0 loss to Bulgaria last weekend and a shock defeat to Jordan — the heat working against the Southern Hemisphere Socceroos and top quality talent including Keisuke Honda, Shinji Kagawa and Atsuto Uchida.
Australia has enormous talent, too, but it looks overstretched with veteran 30-somethings Lucas Neill, Tim Cahill and Josh Kennedy among those who took on Japan in the legendary 2006 World Cup Germany match at Kaiserslauten, where the Socceroos came from 1-0 down at the 84th minute to win 3-1. Great then, but now an athlete’s lifetime of seven years ago, reflecting a lack of fresh talent injection into the Australian line-up.

Match Information

Japan versus Australia
Saitama Stadium 2002
Kick-off 7:30 p.m. JST (8:30 p.m. AEST)

日本代表 Japan Samurai Blue Official Website (Japan Football Association)

Australia Socceroos Official Website (Football Federation Australia)

(Aussie) Black Swans Give (Japanese) Koi Fish a Decent Feed

SwansfeedBlack swans are endemic to Australia and symbolic to the country, particularly Western Australia, where the avian beauty is almost synonymous for anything Sandgroper.
Koi fish, meanwhile, play a similar role for Japan, immediately evoking an image of the Land of the Rising Sun.
This clip could be called a cute view of Australia-Japan friendship.