Tag: Tokyo

Goings On

It’s been a strange old start to the year, really, mainly because Kangaeroo is strange and old.

Tokyo has been experiencing a mild winter.

So far there has been no snow and daytime temperatures have been closer to what you’d expect in March than the opening month of the year.

That’s been perfect for walking, which allowed for the capture of the shots in this post.

Kangaeroo was helped deeply by being able to use cameras and photography to seek out the beautiful things around us.

Though he didn’t really do a great job of it, sometimes he would snare a good shot.

But all good things come to pass and now the camera has been passed on to someone else to see if that can help them to find the same everyday blessings.

Let’s Barbie! Aussie-Style BBQing for the Japanese!

Australia beef is the most visibly successful Australian export to Japan, leaving considerable distance to its closest rivals, which these days are probably Tim Tams, Miranda Kerr and hordes of drunken ocker snow bunnies in country towns like Niseko and Hakuba.
To be honest, Oz doesn’t really enter the consciousness of most Japanese, except for Aussie Beef, which is probably the first thing that comes to mind for many Nihonjin when asked about Oz.
And this year, Meat & Livestock Australia Ltd (MLA) is going all-out to try and convert Japanese consumers to worshiping the barbie in much the same manner that many Aussies do.
MLA is conducting a huge Let’s Barbie campaign to encourage people to use the summer months to enjoy munching away on some good old tucker.

The Let’s Barbie pop-up store in Tokyo’s trendy Aoyama district

And they’re using Strine to do it, too, with part of the campaign involving a pop-up shop placed smack-bang in the middle of Aoyama, one of Tokyo’s trendiest districts, and a huge sign urging passers-by to “barbie!”
The pop-up shop is offering demonstrations of cooking, Strayan-style, and serves up three different kinds of steak and salad “meat parfaits.” There’s Beauty, with lime and ginger, Genki, flavored by chili pepper and garlic, and Let’s Barbie, with lime and mint. All are delicious and served in a cup with salad and mashed spuds.
Part of the campaign is teaching the Japanese about how Aussies barbie. Here’s what the official Let’s Barbie campaign website says about the Barbie…

About the Barbie

What’s a Barbie?
Barbecue Superpower Australia calls barbecues “barbies” and 3-4 times a week, (Aussies) enjoying tucking into thick-cut, Aussie Beef steaks and fresh salads anytime, anywhere. You can relax and enjoy them, and everybody’s all smiles out in the wilds of nature, which brings everybody closer. And the communication tool that brings that about is the Aussie-style barbecue: The Barbie.
Aussie lifestyle is about not putting on airs, and the real thrill of the barbie is being about enjoying communication with your mates and your family.


It’s hard to see what sort of impact the campaign will have. Japanese tend to be great barbecuers, anyway. And while many would gladly abide by the campaigns exhortations to get out and enjoy a good steak with your mates, most are stuck inside the office waiting for the boss to go home before they have any hope of being able to leave.

Related links
Barbie (Strine Strife)
Barbie (Yabai-lingual)
Barbie (Go-cabulary)

豪色濃い「EMPIRE」のMiss A in a Bubble豪姫がもしかして世界で最も柔軟な女性?

DSC_0060 (237x340) 今週末まで東京で絶賛演出中「EMPIRE」の豪色が何と言っても濃いだ。
 世界中にプロデューサーをはじめ、舞台裏のオーストラリア人が実に多い。
 そして、爆笑、アクション、えぐいなど面白さあふれているショーが好評だ。
 毎回ショーをキックオフするのがオーストラリア、クィーンズランド州育ちルチア・カービネス氏だ。同氏が、アクロバット・コントーションを専門家とし、EMPIREを盛り上げる役割も果たしてる。
 チャンスがあれば、同ショーを見るようにお勧めます。

【ルシア・カービンズ(Lucia Carbines)の身体が軟らかすぎると話題に】関ジャニの仕分け∞「新柔軟女王No.1決定戦」
Lucia Carbines EMPIRE by Spiegelworld Interview(英語)
Miss in a Bubble
EMPIRE

Downpour in Tokyo

Not really related to Kangaeroo.com, but an amazing downpour hit Tokyo on the afternoon of June 29, 2014, and it deserved to be recorded.
Fortunately, nobody appears to have been injured in the massive deluge that struck the capital that had been basking in glorious sunshine just minutes earlier (and would return to relatively fine conditions within an hour).
So much for climate change deniers…

Trippy, the Ice Kangaroo

DSC_0030この頃、東京では大量な雪が降り続けている。あまりいいことがないが、その結果一つがTrippy, the Ice Kangarooの登場である。
日本初の氷カンガルーだろう!

ファイティング原田の豪関係はローズで終わらなかった、、、

Famechon Harada Program 日本ボクシング界レジェンドであるファイティング原田こと原田政彦がオーストラリアとのつながりが世界初豪先住民世界チャンピオンとなったリオネル・ロースとのバンタム級タイトル戦で終わらなかった。
Masahiko “Fighting” Harada‘s connection to Australia did not end with his defeat to Lionel Rose, the first ever indigenous Australian to claim a world title.
 1968年ローズと負けた後にファイティング原田が世界チャンピオンに追う時にまたオーストラリア人と直面した。
Harada would again come up against an Aussie during his pursuit to regain a world title.
 翌年、オーストラリアのジョニー・ファメションを相手にフェザー級タイトル戦が東京で行った、、
That was Johnny Famechon, who he fought in Tokyo in 1969.