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NICHOLAS PETTAS BLOG: May 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Yonago

I came down here with some of my partners, to get away for the weekend!

This shrine is famous for giving good fortune on Buisness and
relationships. It originally stood 80meters tall, but now there are in
the process of restoring it!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Delicious Nippon !


Last night I was invited to a food tasting competition! It was about choosing the tastiest foods to sell over seas. And they have recently opened up a channel on Youtube to show you the programs that I was helped out on last year. So please check it out!




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海外向けの番組はやっと日本で見れるようになりました! よかったら見てて下さい、全部英語なんですけど僕はレポートをしたものはシイタケ、お茶、ブリと和牛です。よろしくお願いします!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Samurai Spirit !







Once again the camera's are rolling, and the next episode of Samurai Spirit is in the works. Iaido is the theme, and it is a theme we all can relate to quite easily. The edge of the Katana is at stake here and the Blue Eyed Samurai is finally going to wield the ultimate blade of ancient warriors.







サムライスピリットの新エピソードの撮影が始まりました、昨日は箱根まで行ってIaidoの大会を見に行きました。やっと青い目のサムライが刀を手に入れます。これからの撮影は楽しみです、スタッフは最高にメンバーがそろえているのできっと今回もいい番組ができると思います!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hakone

Last night I drove down here to Hakone, every year on the 28th. There
is held a Iaido tournament, and I am here with the Samurai Spirit crew
to film on the next sequence of my series. Apart from the rain this
place is so beautiful !

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

ups...

I just wrote on my Japanese blog yesterday that I feared that Bob Sapp might loose to a heel hold from Minowaman...


And lost he did! Darn, if he had just spent his time preparing better then it could have turned out for the better...



昨日、アメブロでも書きましたけど、まさか?あのヒールホールドで負けると思っていなかったです!



なんだか、可愛そうですね?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

James Blunt Parody - She Was Beautiful...I Swear (by Kevin Sage)

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0UT2MpdWnc


I-Phone〜のメールです!
〓ニコラス〓

Life goes on


I guess that we are all still kind of shocked over the loss of a fellow rider, but life does go on and we must keep moving forward. Today Bob Sapp is fighting in the Hulk Tournament in Yokohama, and I hooked up with him last night for an interview and a nice shared dinner. Hope he gets the better of his skilled opponent Minowa-Man, and then moves on to bigger things once again. The American TV show that we worked on in January might actually get up on its own feet and take off, then we are going to have our hands full of going all over the world fighting and working! That would be awesome!



この前は残念にライダーのいのちが奪われたけど、英語ではLife goes onっていう言い方があって、人生は続くのでそのロスから私たち生き残ったメンバーは頑張らなきゃいけないです。昨日はボブとご飯を食べながら軽く取材をしました。実はマッドマクス!を書いている格闘技のコロムは僕の知り合いですが、以前僕も出ましたのか覚えていますか?とにかく、昨日は試合の前の日なのにすごく親切な話をたくさんいただきました。話してて、日本語に訳しながら僕は今まで知らなかったボブの話はたくさん聞けました。この取材は是非注目してほしいです。今日はミノワマンとの試合です、ボブ頑張ってヒールホールドとられないように。。。

Monday, May 25, 2009

本当に残念でした!


http://sankei.jp.msn.com/affairs/disaster/090525/dst0905250902002-n1.htm


言葉がないです、まさか同じ仲間がそんな事故に会うと考えてもいなかったです。知って、本当に残念に思っています、何か家族にでも力になれるものならと思っています。本当に残念です、家族、仲間みんな可愛いそうです。本人はゆっくると眠れるように祈っています。

The accident that stopped the race yesterday actually turned out to be fatal! It is surreal that someone should die right there, everyone was really taking care to ride their bikes to the best abilities and she being an experienced rider. I just don't know what to say. My prayers go out to her family and friends, may she find peace wherever she is.

11.3 sec.
















I know it is not much to brag about...but at least it is better than last year! Top speed was 206km/hr. It was fast real fast and real fun to get in on, on the track. It was most unfortunate that the race had to be ended due to an accident on the track, and my prayers go out to the girl invovled. Here are some pictures of what it looed like over the whole weekend.

11.3秒は大したことないですけど。。。前回の13.9秒よりだいぶ早くなりました。今回のトップスピードは206kmでした!それまでは良かったですが、あるアクシデントでレースは中止になりました。それからClub S.P.Worksの皆さんと一緒に東京に帰りました。かなりなスムースなライディングを見せてくれました。

Sunday, May 24, 2009

KHB live tv show

Getting ready for the race I went to KHB tv station to do some
promotion for the race! We all had a great time and it ended up being
a great promotion for the race, today we are all going to have a great
time running on the track !

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Out of gas !

I made my way up here last night, it is a 360km ride north of Tokyo.
On my way up here I ended up following or chasing a car, and before I
knew it I had run out of gas!!!! No there are only gas stations
every 50km on the highway, but I happened to run out about 500 meters
before the next one. So it was not too hard to push it over and fill
it up, thank god for that. I guess that I was just hbimg too much fun
to look at the meter, at least now I know the range of the bike! Today
I am doing some promotional work for the race at the local tv station
in Sendai.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Virgin Harley

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Busa meter and clock

I was just riding along the road when I happened to look down upon me
meters and realized that they where showing the same numbers! And then
while I was looking at them they changed at exactly the same time...

That was kind of cool !

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

えッ!

Sendai Race Time !


This weekend we are driving up to race on the track in Sendai ! And I am looking forward to it all, I have been all over the place lately but I actually enjoy it when I feel like I am moving forward.


最近は本当に移動が多くっていろんな人に会ってたくさんはなしができて嬉しいって言うか、何だか前とまえに進んでいる気がしています。もし遊びに来れるなら土曜日から日曜日は仙台ハイランドで大暴れしています!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Nagoya

Last night I spent out in Nagoya and then when we got back to the
hotel this bus was parked outside. It was a bus with a restaurant
inside it, we were able to enjoy a nice meal of ramen before going to
bed!

Monday, May 18, 2009

新幹線

Tokyo

Weird how coming back to Tokyo feels like coming back home...I guess that after 18 years living here it feels like home. It kind of makes sense here, all the chaos and loose ends that some one is always trying to tie up. All the noise and pollution and then right in the middle of it all my small life, as little beacon on the endless skies of clouds and stars. I like it here, more so because Japan has been very good to me and I have been good to Japan. Coming back from Okinawa is kind of like coming back from a whole new country all together, but I guess I spoke about the other day, so I am not going to get into that here again. This afternoon I am making my way down to Nagoya, which is a city a lot smaller than Tokyo, the streets are bigger and the whole structure of the city is much more simple laid out. It is another place in Japan I have some very fond memories of, I fought against Jerome LeBanner there! And also had my K-1 debut there, but that was a very long time ago.

東京に帰ってきました、沖縄はやはり日本の中のある国っていうか?本当に沖縄はいいところです、今回はたくさんな方にお会いができて本当にうれしいです。でも、東京に戻るとやっぱり家に帰ってきた気がします。東京は親しいっていうか、自分は東京にいるのにいる間あまり好きじゃないっていうっている時分はなぜかどこかから帰ってくると帰った~!感じです、それは18年もいればそうなるんだろうけど?今日はまだ移動があって名古屋に行ってきます、名古屋と言えば昔K-1のデビューはそこでやりました!懐かしい話ですね~

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Okinawa returns!

I have come to like this place very much, and have been fortunate enough to have come back here now 5 times. Every time I come down here, it makes me wonder what I am doing up in Tokyo. This place has such a different vibe to it that it seems to be Japan but not Japan at the same time. On the 15th. it was the 37th. anniversary for Okinawa to become Japanese soil, yes until that time you actually needed a passport to travel here. I met a lot of great people and have had a great time here, but now I need to make my way back. Before I go back and am hoping to swing by and see my friend on Kadena airbase.

今回は沖縄5回目ですけど、一回目から絶対にまだ来たいと思いました。今回は子供たちと大人の方と一緒に空手や格闘技をやりながらのふれ合いができて本当に心よりうれしく思っている。イベントは本当に楽しかったです、僕たちはだいぶ前からイベントをやっているので本当に楽しいイベントって言うのはスタッフは楽しくやれているイベントは一番いいイベントになる。今回のスタッフは最高です、みんな力を合わせて頑張ってくれました。そして、打ち上げの時にみんなで美味しいお酒を飲みながら心を開きました。このイベントはやっぱりまだやりたいです。

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Okinawa !
















These are some of the shots to show what I have been doing here in Okinawa.

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Okinawa Snorkeling

It might just be the best time of the year right now!

It is not too hot and the ocean is just perfect, I had some free time
yesterday and had an opportunity to snorkle around a bit, that bit
ended up being two hours! It was real nice to feed the fish by hand...

Friday, May 15, 2009

Okinawa

This place is awesome, I flew down yesterday and I can tell you that
this is probably the best time of the year to be here. Today I am
doing another radio program and then after that it is more or less
free time, I think that we are going to the beach to have a swim or
so. This is the view from my hotel room!!!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Samurai Underwear

It is basically a very Japanese brand, the company called Rogin came
up with a very different material to use for their line of underwear.
They are all called the Samurai pants, in japan underwear is called
pants. Anyway, sitting here on the airplane on my way to Okinawa I
thought that I might spend some time writing an entry for my blog.
Well, the first time we met we all got real excited and the talk soon
flowed, we all had some input on how a pair of blue eyed samurai pants
should look and feel like. Last time we met it was officially decided
that we are to actually produce a pair of underwear in my name! I
thought that was just awesome, it has long been a dream of mine to
start up a clothes line with the image I have. Eventually I want to
produce a comic book about my caracter, and from there I see lots of
good things happenening. The first is ofcourse the blue eyed samurai
cap that you can buy online through my Japanese blog on ameba. Now we
are going to produce a pair of underwear and the next thing in the
works is a book. Oh, yes I have my hands full at the momet, but this
is even beginning to scrape the top of the iceberg!

666

It has nothing to do with what I wanted to talk about today but why not? I realized that the last blog entry I wrote was number 666??? I think that means something? not quite sure why, but it is kind of a spooky number...

Anyway, I am flying down to Okinawa today and will be spending the next 4 days down there soaking it up in the sun, hopefully working on my tan! Oh, I almost forgot, I actually have to work down there too...

昨日のブログはナンバー666でした!?そうです、あの何とか眠れない話のナンバーです!たぶん何でもないですけど、見たら気になった。。。

それと関係なくって、今日から沖縄に行ってきま~す。海で遊んで、冷たいビールを飲んでORIONビールはうまいですよ。それと、きれいに日に焼けるように頑張ります。あ!そうだ、仕事もしないといけないです。忘れそうで怖いです、それはもしかして666番の眠れない話でした?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wanted 2



I just realized that I wrote "Wanted" in the title on my entry yesterday, well? That was because I wanted to tell you all about the movie "Wanted" with Angelina Jolie. I watched it the other day and it was a lot of fun! It was nothing like I had expected, well, I guess I hadn't expected anything and was just happily surprised. It had a lot of comic book features and I thought it stayed true to the spirit of what a good comic book story should be. Hope to see the next one, apart from that I can't wait to see the "WATCHMEN", read the graphic novel and loved it, would like to check it out on screen!

昨日のブログのタイトルにWantedっていう言葉を入れたんですけど、バイクの話ばかりして、本当に書きたかった話しはどこかで忘れてた。。。この映画の話をしたかったです。Angelina Jolieの最近の映画です、昔からある秘密の団体/集団がなんとアサシンたちの面白い話です。やはり、アンジェリーナ様が出ているだけで映画の全体的な雰囲気は引き締まる。かなりこれは面白かったです、本当になにも知らなかったままで純粋にここ映画を見ることができたのでよかったです!今週のお勧め映画です。

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wanted


I spent most of yesterday riding some kind of bike! It started in the morning with me wanting to pick up Koichi and then ride out to S.P.Works, but then on the way the scooter broke down! We pushed it and tried to jump start it but to no avail. Then I picked up my car and we finally made it back to my house. Got on the Harley and dropped off Koichi in Shibuya, then I had a couple of meetings in different parts of Tokyo and that meant driving all over the place again. I finally made my way out to Sherif's place and then we spent some time on changing the brake lever and clutch lever. I had bought some that look just awesome, but then on my way down to meet some friends and so at a networking party, I knew that there was something wrong with the bike? drove back to Sherif and we found out that one of the pipes were not firing! Changed the plugs and it osunded it awesome! it was getting late so I took off, but about 3 clicks down the road I knew there was something wrong, decided to take the bike back and fair enough! There was black smoke coming out the pipes...not a good thing a week before the race ! So I ended up on my Harley once again, and finally made my way back to my own part of town! What a long day!


昨日は朝からバイクずっと乗っていました、ハヤブサはお店の方においってあったのでコウイチとスクーターでお店まで行こうと思ったけど。。。急にスクーターはエンスト、二人がいたので何とか押せたので助かったけど。それでも、何回もジャンプをしてもエンストはやっぱりエンストです。家に戻って、ハーレーに乗り換えたらコウイチは時間がなくって、自分も打ち合わせが入っていたので渋谷駅で別れた。僕はそのあと二つの打ち合わせがあったので東京のはじからはじまで走りました。そして、やっと、S.P.WORKSについて新しいレーバーをつけ替えて次の打ち合わせっていうよりもパーティーに行くのに急ぎましたが。。。何だかハヤブサの調子は変です!お店に戻って、プラグを変えてもらったらかなりいい感じで3キロぐらい走りました、そしたら何だかまた変です???お店に戻ってマフラーから黒い煙が出ていました???これはすぐに治らないのであきらめて、またハーレーに乗って、夜のネットワーキングのパーティーに顔を出して後に家に帰りました。たぶん、100キロ以上走ったんじゃないか?一日の東京の中で。。。その90%は本来なら無駄でした!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mothers day in Kichijoji

Is a place in the outskirts of Tokyo where there is a big park and the surrounding area is full of small streets where shopping is in abundance. We went there on Mothers Day to go for a walk in the park and just chill, but ended up riding the swan boats and checking out other cool things. It was a nice day but when we finally decided to out for Sushi there was no place to be found and we eventually ended up in the local OUTBACKS...it was easy and fast! Then just before I was ready to go to bed, this little fellow was crawling around on the ceiling !


母の日は吉祥寺で過ごしました、僕はジブリの美術館があるしか知らなかったけど?大木伊奈公園でスワンのボートや遊べれるところはたくさんあります。みんなで行って楽しかったです、お母さんは小売店は大好きで本当に長い時間を使っていろんなものを見ていました。なかなかいい日でした。帰りにすしに行こうと思ったら車のナビで表示されてたすし店3件を回ったけど全部がつぶれていた。。。結果的にいつもの渋谷アウトバックに行きました!そしたら、長い1日が終わって寝よと思った時にこんな可愛い子が出てきた。。。

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Disneyland !







We spent most of the day in Disneyland yesterday, and although I had expected it to be packed...? It was actually not too bad, we kind of made our way around on different rides without having to wait too much. We even got to see the parades! The one in the afternoon was not too fancy, but the light parade was really cool and then! We made our way around some of the bigger rides like Big Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain! I think it must have been more than 10 years since I went on any of those rides, so it was like doing it all for the very first time again. Mom was actually having a good time and that was more important than anything else!

昨日は一日Disneylandで遊んでいました、絶対に込んでいると思ったのにそうでもなかったです。スプラッシュマウンテンは本当に良かったです。昔3時間並んだことがあるので、昨日の20分はチョウ楽だったよ!パレードはきれいだったし。やっぱり、TDLは楽しいです。飯はあまり美味しくなかったけど、それはしょうがないです、お母さんは初めてだったのですごい楽しんでいたので、それは何よりもよかったです。

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Disney Land

Made it out here with my mom !!!

I want to try the new Monsters Imc. ride...

Riders Suit

It finally came ! And I can't wait to get out on the road in that
thing, of was a perfect fit and everything is just the way I had hoped
for.

やっと来ました、最高にいいです!
早くこれを来て走りたいです!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Riders Suit !


My riders suit is ready for pick! I have been waiting for this thing for several months now and tomorrow I will be going over and trying it on for the very first time !


Thanks to G.P.Company !


明日、G.P.Companyが作ってくれたライダーススーツをもらいに行きます!本当に楽しみに出す、昨年の忘年会の時に体のサイズをはかってもらってから、デザインといろいろで時間がかかったので明日実際のものが見れるのでマジでわくわくです!


Thursday, May 07, 2009

unbreakable spirit !


What a fight it was last night! seriously thought we had him there after he dropped him in the second round! But then in the 3rd. round he got a big knee in the eye, and got pounded hard. He lasted until the end of the fight, but he had simply lost too many points on getting dropped a couple of times. The kid was good but not too good, he should be able to beat him, if he just kept his head straight enough, he could have done it. Damn shame ! And then after we all went out for a couple of drinks, and I got my shoes stolen ! I had to burrow Koichi's shoes just to get home...


いや~、昨日は本当に残念でした。2ラウンドにダウンをとったあとは流れがつかめたので、これはいけるでしょ!と思ったら、左目にひざ蹴りをくらってから、相手ペースになった。。。でも片目が見えないままで最後の2ラウンドを頑張った、結果的に言うと試合は負けたけど心は折れなかったです!

そのあと、みんなで残念会をやったら靴が盗まれた!コウイチ君靴を借りて帰ったよ。。。

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Title fight tonight !

It is the big fight night tonight and I can't wait to get it on !

Man I really hope that Koichi gets that belt tonight, he has trained real hard for it and I know he can do it. He is feeling strong and all the training we put together has gotten him ready for it, so now it is just getting in that ring and getting the job done, no matter what the other guy does.
I seriously love these days and hours before the fight, it all or nothing. You are feeling so alive and all the hard work you have done to get to this day has put you on the very edge of living. You live this day 100 times more than any other day of your life, win and get the glory or loose and feel the weight of the world crash down upon your shoulders.

今夜です!コウイチ君はベルトをとるかとらないか!本当に楽しみです。僕は試合当日は大好きです、練習のかさね、心の準備、周りの空気、自分の空気、今日一日は人生の中でもっとも生きる一日です。朝から起きてエネルギーはあふれそうで、おさえなきゃいけない一日です、そして、夜。。。すべては手に入れるかすべたは失う。英語では"Get the Glory" っていう言葉があるんですけど、名を手に入れろ!っていうことですが、コウイチ!頑張るんだよ、みんな応援しているよ!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

打ち上げに。。。

お疲れ様です!

Talk show event

Today I am doing another event for the Blue Eyed Samurai cap, that we
started to sell last week.

今日は砂町のイオンでトークショーをやっています。遠おくからお客さん
もいました、皆さんに会えて嬉しいです。お買い上げ、ありがとうござい
ました。

Monday, May 04, 2009

Ready for a fight !

Just two days and counting down! But we are ready...

準備完了、後は
試合だけ。。。

Samurai Week

We have got a big week ahead of us, last training for Koichi is today and I can tell you that he is on fire. Getting ready for a big fight is always hard work, but this time he has been through hell and come back out on the other side. Now all he has to do is get the job done on Wednesday night and bring that belt back home. Tomorrow morning I am getting up early and making my way out to Sunamachi shopping mall to promote my new Blue Eyed Samurai hat. Then it is fight night and hopefully we can spend the rest of the week celebrating !

今週はすごい週になる、今日はコウイチの試合前の最後の稽古があります。今回はタイトルが撮りたいので本当にハードな練習をたくさんやりました、可愛いそうぐらいやらしました!でも、格闘技では厳しさの中に優しさがあるとのことです、だからコウイチは試合で勝てるように厳しくやりました。それから、明日は砂街のモールに行きます。青い目のサムライの帽子のプロモーションをしにいきます、近かったら遊びに来てください。よろしくお願いします! 水曜日は試合です、本当に楽しみです、そしてベールとを持って帰れば土曜日までパーティーです!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Mother arrives !




So I just made my way out to Narita Airport! Yep, my Mon came over, just two days after my Dad left! Sounds kind of fishy? well, they split up when I was about 16 so there you have it the cat is out of the hat. Anyway, she is here for about 2 weeks and I am sure that we are able to get a whole bunch of things done during that time. She has actually already given a great business idea for some products to bring over from over Denmark, so I am getting real excited about the whole thing. I just need to sit down and write everything out on my computer and then take it from there. Hope things work out, because it would potentially mean that I would be able to do a bit more travelling back and forth between Denmark and Japan.




お母さんは来日しました!そうさっき成田空港まで車で向かいに行きました。お父さんは帰った二日後に来るって?何か変?実は16歳の時に分かれたのです、そういうことです!いいずらいけど、ある意味ですっきりしました。でも、みんなは仲良くできて別に大丈夫です。昔は仲良くなかったけど、時間がたてば人は少しですがなれるっていうか変わるかも?今回お母さんはデンマークからキラーコンテンツを持ってきてくれました、興奮して早速パソコンの前に座って企画書を書いてみます。上手くいけばデンマークと日本の行ったり帰ったりすることができるかも?

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Oyama Masutatsu




I know that I have been focused a lot on my self lately, but I never forget the memorial of Oyama Sosai. I went to his grave and payed my respect here.


大山総裁のメモリアルは忘れてなくって、この前お墓参りに行きました。毎年行きます、ただ最近は自分のことで忙しかっただけで、Blogにはアップしてませんでした。でも、僕のルーツはそこにあります。

Friday, May 01, 2009

Blue eyed Samurai ! Hat show



http://www.maozi.jp/index.php?act=0418


よろしくお願いします!