Spurs win another game in the UEFA Cup, away to Nijmegen of Holland. O’Hara (England) scored the only goal and Spurs played pretty well. They now have a very good chance to proceed to the last 32, but there is still one more group match to play.
Guess who I saw today at Shizuoka station.
What was she doing in Shizuoka?
Here is a picture of Mahatma Gandhi before he became famous, taken in South Africa in 1895. He must be the only person to become poorer as he became more famous.
As mentioned in a comment about Charlie Chaplin, he wrote a famous song. Actually Chaplin wrote the music and the words were added later by another writer, who used Chaplin as his inspiration. Here are the words:
Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shining through for you
Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That’s the time you must keep on trying
This man was famous for his comedy movies in the early days of motion pictures (black and white pictures, and no speaking), but his comedy was mixed with sadness, which is a very powerful mixture.
About a year ago I saw a kingfisher at the Mariko River and I tried to take a photo but it flew away just as I clicked. So I posted this wonderful photo of a kingfisher from the net.
Today I saw another kingfisher (or was it the same one?) and I was again unsuccessful in taking a photo. So here is another photo of my favourite bird. BTW do you know that kingfishers cannot walk?
I dropped my mobile phone yesterday, but if I had this one I wouldn’t even be able to carry it.
This is the original mobile telephone, carried by its inventor, Martin Cooper.
In Hawaii you can see rainbows every day, but they are much rarer in Shizuoka. So when a giant double rainbow crossed the sunny sky yesterday it was a sight enjoyed by many people. Even NHK showed pictures in the evening news.
Another beautiful south Pacific island: Moorea.
This island is very close to Tahiti, just a short ferry journey. I stayed about a week on this island, mostly spent snorkelling around the coral and hiking in the mountains, great.
Click the photo to see a larger image, and here is a great photo of Moorea lagoon.
At last Spurs are looking good. In the UEFA Cup match against Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) they had a great 4-0 victory with goals from Bent (England), 3, and Huddlestone (England).
There is now a much better chance of progressing to the next stage of the cup, but still some really difficult games in the next few weeks.
I love sunset-time and they don’t come much better than this one from Bora Bora island in French Polynesia.
(Click the photo to see a larger image)
I loved the photo of Bora Bora island so much that I decided to search for a similar photo of Tahiti, the main island in French Polynesia. I found this one with some incredible clouds. (Click the image to get a larger picture)
Bora Bora island is part of French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean. It is not so far from Tahiti. I was lucky enough to visit this island many years ago and it is probably the most beautiful place I have ever been. I found this great photo.
If you want to see a bigger version just put your cursor on the picture and click.