Month: September 2008

  • Rugby in Japan

    I have been away from xanga for awhile - for that I apologize. I'm sure I have lost many readers, but I'm hoping there are still a few of you out there that believed I'd make a comeback. =) So here I am. I am now back in Tokyo - everything has been happening so fast. I don't even know if I should be here or not - life has been more stressful than I imagined, but I'm sure I can handle it. I made the choice to come back so I just have to deal with it.

    Last night I had the opportunity to go watch a rugby game courtesy of my friend Ai's friend - Ai. =) She is dating one of the rugby players for the "Suntory" team from Tokyo. It was my first time ever watching a rugby game - I've never even seen it on tv! I have concluded that rugby is a mix of football, soccer, sumo, wrestling, & cheerleading. In some of these pics - you will see why.

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    :: before I went to meet Ai - I stopped by to get a cream puff - it was delicious! ::

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    :: Ai says this street is famous in Tokyo (for its trees) ::

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    :: I thought this was so funny - an area designated to SHAKE HANDS ::

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    :: Ai made the mistake of shaking hands with the other team! Whoops! ::

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    :: The cool thing about this Rugby game was - you could bring your own food inside ::

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    :: I didn't understand rugby in the beginning and I didn't understand it at the end - nevertheless it was fun to watch ::

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    :: like cheerleading ::

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    :: @ halftime (there was no show) but the mascot came out to throw t-shirts ::

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    :: like football ::

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    :: the guy in the pink is the ref (i love their outfits!) - poor guy got injured so the guy on the medical team was helping him ::

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    :: like sumo ::

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    :: in the end - they lost by 10 =( ::

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    :: all the players walked over to our side to wave and thank their fans - then they walked away with their heads hung low b/c they lost =( ::

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    :: Ai (her bf is the one that got us tickets - he is on the team - a pro rugby player!), Yukari, & Ai ::