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Dear friends and loyal readers,

I noticed that I'm almost reaching the memory space limit of this Excite account. I've created a new account in order to continue providing you with news about my SUPER EXCITING life.

Please go to this link for more reading and viewing pleasure:

http://snoboyaro2.exblog.jp/

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Thank you for checking out my blog this past year and kore kara mo oen shite kudasai!
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# by snoboyaro | 2006-12-20 03:28 | Misc

Dai Hakken

After visiting my customer I stopped by an authentic Vietnamese restaurant in the area for lunch that my friend had taken me to before.

I usually don't like pork dishes very much but I went with my friend's recommendation and ordered the sliced charbroiled pork over rice. It was surprisingly really tasty!

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I got greedy and ordered some spring rolls too

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This is a traditional Vietnamese drink...preserved plum (umeboshi) and sugar soda

When JT comes to LA next time I'll definitely take his ass there!
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# by snoboyaro | 2006-12-19 20:08 | Food

Wait For Me!

English -
Yokohama Curry Museum to shut its doors

YOKOHAMA -- A popular theme park on curry here is to be closed at the end of March next year even though it is profitable, its owner said.

"Even though it's profitable, it has already achieved its goal of spreading the culture of curry and vitalizing the local economy," an official of Matahari Co. that operates the Yokohama Curry Museum said.

The museum, which opened in January 2001 and features a wide variety of curries, had attracted 8.7 million visitors by the end of November this year.

The company is considering building a new recreation facility after closing the museum, officials said. (Mainichi)

Japanese -
横濱カレーミュージアム:来年3月末閉館へ 

「世界唯一のカレーのテーマパーク」として01年1月にオープンした「横濱カレーミュージアム」(横浜市中区)が来年3月末に閉館することになった。

 経営会社のマタハリー(川崎市川崎区)が19日、発表した。「営業は順調だが、カレー文化の魅力を広く一般に紹介することで地元を活性化させるという事業目的を達成した」と説明しており、閉館後は新しい娯楽施設の設置を検討するという。

 同ミュージアムは全国各地のカレー専門店やレトルトカレーなどを一堂に集めて話題を呼び、開館以来の累計来館者数は870万人(11月末現在)に達した。


Man, I should've gone there when I had the chance!=(
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# by snoboyaro | 2006-12-19 15:38 | Current event

Gorgeous Dinner in Downtown

I was planning on getting some fast food for dinner but as I was about to pull my car into the drive-through I got invited by my big-baller friends to join them for some gourmet meal.

The restaurant was located in a building in downtown LA that used to be a fire station...very interesting.

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One of my friends had the aged New York steak with grilled prawns

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I chose the seared ahi tuna steak with mango sauce...it was SOOOOO good!

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And for dessert...velvet cake
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# by snoboyaro | 2006-12-15 19:58 | Food

That's It?

If one of the women was my girlfriend I would shoot this bastard in the leg with a nail gun!

Japanese-

靴くぎ男:女性2人を負傷させ有罪判決 東京地裁
くぎを仕込んだ靴で若い女性2人の足をけったとして傷害罪に問われた無職、葛西精太郎被告(31)に対し、東京地裁は13日、懲役2年6月、執行猶予5年、靴2足の没収(求刑・懲役2年6月、靴2足没収)を言い渡した。判決で河田泰常裁判官は「女性の苦しむ様子を見て性的興奮を覚えて満足していた身勝手で卑劣な犯行」と述べた。

判決によると、葛西被告は4~6月、つま先部分に数本のくぎや、セロハンテープの金具を取り付けた靴をはき、東京都渋谷区のJR渋谷駅近くの路上などで、25歳と28歳の女性の足を背後からけり、1~3週間のけがを負わせた。

English-

Man who kicked women with nail-embedded shoes handed suspended sentence
A man who injured two women by inserting nails in his shoes and kicking them in the legs avoided jail Wednesday after being handed a suspended prison sentence.

In a ruling on Wednesday, the Tokyo District sentenced the man, 32-year-old Seitaro Kasai, to 2 1/2-years' imprisonment, suspended for five years, and confiscated two pairs of shoes from him.

During the hearing Judge Yasutsune Kawada blasted Kasai's actions.

"They were selfish and mean crimes in which the defendant gratified himself with sexual excitement from seeing women suffering," the judge said.

Kasai was convicted of inserting nails in his shoes that stuck out from the toe area, and attaching the steel cutters from adhesive tape dispensers to his shoes, then using the shoes to kick two women in the legs on a road near JR Shibuya Station in Tokyo between April and June this year.

The women, aged 25 and 28, suffered injuries requiring one to three weeks' treatment, according to the ruling. (Mainichi)
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# by snoboyaro | 2006-12-13 19:53 | Current event

It's Finally Here

It had been over 2 weeks since I placed the order for my Rome Graft and I still hadn't heard from the shop. I was starting to get a little worried...I thought maybe the shop had either forgotten to send in my order or sold the board to someone else. Then suddenly today I got a call at work today...the board is in!

Of course I went down there to pick up the shred stick after work tonight.

I knew I would pay less than retail b/c I have some connection but to my pleasant surprise my contact gave me a much bigger discount than I had expected...sick!

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Tadaima!

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Still in its plastic sleeve

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I like the clean and subtle graphic, it's very different from my Jeremy Jones from last season.

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Can't wait to try it out
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# by snoboyaro | 2006-12-13 19:47 | Snow

Ghetto Style

Sometimes my Japanese friends ask me what exactly is the meaning of "ghetto" [adj.] but I have trouble explaining the word. Maybe the following pictures will help you understand:

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Wow, what a cool flatscreen TV! Is it a Plasma or LCD?









































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Um, neither...bareta!


This, my friend, is GHETTO!!
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# by snoboyaro | 2006-12-13 18:05 | Stupid shit

Buutsu 3 Kyodai

I got bored so I lined up all the boots at home. You can see the Prospect (black) that I've been wearing for the last 3 season, the 05/06 Lashed (in the middle) that I bought on sale during Thanksgiving weekend, which I'll return soon and the pimpin' white-gold 06/07 Lashed that I'll be rocking.

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Looks like a fashion show

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Surprisingly the Prospect is the lightest. And the Lashed is much bulkier.

I do feel a little sad that I'll be retiring the Prospect.
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# by snoboyaro | 2006-12-12 17:57 | Snow

We Got Real Snow!

Suddenly the weather forecast called for snow in our local mountains this weekend. I was more than happy to hear that since SoCal resorts have been hurting due to lack of snow.

Because most LA drivers don't have a clue how to drive in the snow and tend to do stupid things, the police usually close the mountain roads (or require chains) as soon as it snows. I had a terrible experience from last season. Big Bear had received a late dump in March and when I reached the foothill I was turned away by the police because I didn't have chains! WTF...I mean, I drive a AWD Subaru and I go up to Mammoth all the time!!>(

So, to avoid the same thing happening to me again, this time I got smart and took the "long way". This detour required me to go up toward Victorville (pass Mountain Die), cut across the desert and take the back road into Big Bear Lake. The road had no passing lane and was rather twisty. And the surface was getting snowy and slippery as I climbed higher. But since not many people took this route I was able to arrive at Big Bear only 30 minutes later than usual.=)

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Snow Summit in the background as I was driving into town

I could see the entire town was blanketed by snow, but as I pulled into the parking lot at Snow Summit the weather was fine. I was contemplating which goggles I should use and somehow had a feeling that I should put on my Dragon goggles with the amber lense for all-around riding (I made the right choice).

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At the base of the resort...fresh snow and sunny

I was glad to see that there weren't that many people on the slopes. I think most of the them were still stuck at the bottom of the mountain or sliding in their stupid big-ass SUVs on the way up. As I rode on the express lift I noticed the weather changing right in front of my eyes. From half way and up the temperature turned cold and there was fog! But of course I didn't let that distract me from having fun. My feet (actually my board) touched fresh snow for the first time this season and I was all smiles!

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Look at all the snow, and it's wide open!

I spent about 2 hours freeriding at Snow Summit then got bored because they didn't really have a park yet. So just like last week, I took the inter-mountain shuttle bus and headed over to Bear Mountain for some freestyle action. But I couldn't believe my eyes when I got there...it was TOO foggy, even at the base!=( The visibility was so bad that it was kinda dangerous, especially because Bear Mountain is full of freestyle items on all of its slopes. I fell hard a couple of times because I couldn't see some of the lips and kickers. The fact that the buckle on my toe strap decided to quit on me didn't help either. You probably could've heard me cursing all the way down the mountain!

I gave up on Bear Mountain after about an hour. I'm not exactly sure why but I started having sharp pain on the inside of my right quad muscle. I didn't want to push it too much so I called it a day. But before I got on the shuttle I caught this new promotional sign. I think JT would get a good laugh out of it:

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Man-made snow is STILL real snow!

Apparently it's been snowing up in Mammoth since Saturday night and the forecast calls for more snow throughout the week so I'm finally going to ride Mammoth next weekend...I can't wait!

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Self portrait in the parking lot...kakkoi?
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# by snoboyaro | 2006-12-10 17:13 | Snow

Yes, You ARE a Pervert!

I guess working at a train / subway station gives you a lot of inspiration.

Japanese -
強制わいせつ致傷:札幌市職員逮捕 路上で女性襲う
 
札幌中央署は6日、札幌市東区北25東19、同市交通局職員、増谷智揮容疑者(38)を強制わいせつ致傷容疑で逮捕、送検したと発表した。

 調べでは、増谷容疑者は5日午前6時10分ごろ、同市中央区南5東1の路上で、同区の飲食店従業員の女性(33)を押し倒し、顔に十数回ひざげりして約2週間のけがをさせた上、胸などを触った疑い。容疑を認めているという。

 増谷容疑者は帰宅する女性を尾行。女性が逃げようとしたため、「おい、こら、痴漢だと思っているのか」と突然後ろから押し倒した。通りかかった自衛官の男性に取り押さえられた。4日午後6時ごろから勤務先の忘年会で飲酒し、事件当時は酔っていた。女性と面識はなかった。

 増谷容疑者は市営地下鉄東西線の琴似駅で管理業務についている。市交通局は「誠に遺憾で深くおわびする。事実を確認し次第、処分する」とのコメントを出した。

English -
Subway worker arrested for assaulting, groping woman on Sapporo street

SAPPORO -- A subway worker who assaulted a woman on a street in Sapporo, kneeing her in the face and molesting her, has been arrested and sent to prosecutors, police said.

The man, Tomoki Masutani, 38, was arrested on suspicion of indecent assault resulting in injury, after a Self-Defense Force member who passed by overpowered him and apprehended him.

Investigators said Masutani attacked a 33-year-old woman on a street in Sapporo's Chuo-ku at about 6:10 a.m. on Tuesday, kneeing her in the face and then groping her breasts. He has reportedly admitted to the allegations against him.

Investigators said Masutani began trailing the woman as she was walking home. When she tried to run away from him, he reportedly shouted out, "Hey, you, do you think I'm a pervert?" and then shoved her to the ground and assaulted her.

The woman escaped when 25-year-old Self-Defense Force member who passed by apprehended Masutani. The 38-year-old had reportedly been drinking at a year-end party from 6 p.m. the previous evening, and was drunk at the time. He did not know the victim.

Masutani conducted administrative work at a station on the Sapporo Municipal Subway Tozai Line, police said. Officials at the Sapporo City Transportation Bureau apologized over the incident.

"This is extremely regrettable and we offer our deep apologies," a bureau official said. "We will deal with the matter once we have confirmed the facts." (Mainichi)
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# by snoboyaro | 2006-12-08 18:21 | Stupid shit



Riding down Main St in Mammoth during the 2006 New Year storm!
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