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NICHOLAS PETTAS BLOG: June 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Karate Camp !


Monday, June 29, 2009

I was out of reach for a while!


We drove up to the camp site last Saturday and since then I have not been able to get online! But today I found a small access point where got some temporary access, so here I am !


The picture is of the idyllic landscape in Jutland on the far west side of Denmark! the camp is great and it is such a good feeling to make it back to Denmark. The summer here is all a summer should be, long evenings with the company of great friends.



ここデンマークは今夏です、本当に最高にいい天気です。夜の23時まで明るくって、いい仲間といい時間すごすことができて本当に帰ってきてよかったです。

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Ramen in Denmark





































Friday, June 26, 2009

Denmark trip in pictures



































that was a close call !


But I made it here in one piece, I actually made my way out to the airport yesterday in Japan. Only to realize that I had forgotten my passport! So my wonderful wife was fast enough to bring it to me at a convenient location and then it was all a sprint for the airport, I made it 25 minutes before the flight took off and the sweat running down my back. But now that I finally got here it is a really nice day and tonight I am hooking up with my family and friends!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Suddenly !

It is already Wednesday, I kind of lost track of myself yesterday! Because I went out for a drive on my bike, up on the highway it is all about having a good time and since I was all alone riding yesterday. I had only myself to worry about, and that sometimes can be a very good thing. It was like the day was just meant for that drive because the day before it was raining hard. And today it has been raining all morning. But yesterday it was a really nice day and although I was riding on the highway I was in a T-shirt, so now my arms are totally sun burnt ! It looks ind of funny because my hands are white because I was wearing gloves too, so I got some real red forearms.

昨日はナイスドライブでした、本当に一人で高速度道路で走るのは気持ちいです。ずーっとマイペースで何も気にぜずに走れて本当に良かったです。しかし、昨日天気が良かったためT-シャーッでずっと走っていたので腕はかなり日に焼けた!何だか、手は白いけど腕は肩まで真赤です!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Fathers Day !

Sunday, June 21, 2009

...? new OS ???

So I was downloading the new OS for the I-Phone, and getting all exited about it. Until I realized that all that had really changed was that I had suddenly gotten a voice recorder that I don't need! The new OS does not run on the old phones! Hence they force you to buy a new one...that was not nice. I went straight down to the shop where I bought my phone and complained, because I had very explicitly been told that the new software would run just fine on the old one. It was the only reason I actually bought the phone in the first place...So now I just waiting for them to figure out how they are going figure out how to fix that bummer?

昨日は新しいOSがネットからダウンロードが出来ましたけど!!!!

ありえないことになっていました、実際にどこが変わっているかというと! えらないボイスレコーダーが新しく入っただけです、もしくは横になっても写真が撮れるようになった、でも一番欲しかったビデオレコーダーは3gsじゃないと使えないです。。。

これは、いきなり話と違うと思いましたので昨日の収録は終わったときにSoftbankのお店に行って普通にクレームを入れました!それではこれからどうしてくれるか楽しみにです。たぶん来週になったら話は来るんじゃない?だって、それを確認してから今の電話を交わされたので完全にそっちのミスです。。。

Saturday, June 20, 2009

New I-phone !

So the new software for the I-phone came out today for us loyal users...But I have been betrayed! It is nothing to close to what they promised me a couple of months ago!

The only reason I bought the phone at that time was because I was told by their staff that once the new OS comes out you ca simply download it and use it...


I down loaded that software this afternoon and yes! I can now copy and paste and cut but I can't record video's or aall the other cool things I was promised...


So I made my point and took it to the at the shop and made them sweat over it a bit. I guess I will find out next week how they are going to handle such a mistake in their customers services...

Friday, June 19, 2009

Blue eyed Samurai !



This is a showreel of various shots throughout my carreer, there are so many more pictures out there that tell the whole story. But this time I just choose a few good ones, and since they speak for themselves I have not put narration on them...

これはあの”青い目のサムライ”の人生から選んだ写真ですが、もっとたくさんありますけど今回はこんなな感じで自分は作ってみました。写真は自分で語ってくれので、ナレーションはあえて入れてないです。。。

Thursday, June 18, 2009

1yen

This is a real 1yen bill, we were just having lunch and it came up.

Now a days the 1yen are made of aluminum and seriously fill up your
wallet on a regular basis...

But better than a whole bunch of bills...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

夏合宿! レッツゴー

SPIRIT「縁」がおくるアマチュアファイトに続く第2弾プロジェクト!!
「2009 CAMP SPIRIT 縁」
海開きホヤホヤの九十九里の海岸で降り注ぐ太陽の下、トレーニングにバーベキュー、浜辺でスイカ割りに、花火大会!現在スタッフみんなで企画していますが楽しい事が多すぎてまったく収まりつかない状態です!

普段では出来ないトレーニングに打ち込むのも良し!
いつもの仲間と騒ぐも良し!
初めて会ったメンバーと酒を飲むのも良し!
海でハシャギ過ぎて夜9時に寝るのも良し!
浜辺で寝てても良し!

皆さんの今年一番の想い出を作るべくスタッフ一同企画喧々諤々会議を重ねていますので興味がある方も興味がない方もドシドシ参加してください!


場所 : 九十九里浜 小川荘
日時 : 2009年7月18日(土)~19日(日)
参加費: 15,000円(一泊2食付 夜はバーベキュー)

Kind of weird things

I am just on my computer right now and it seems that I can't get my Blog to appear on my site? The blogger is up and running, and so is the site but they don't seem to be running together? Hmm, I might have been playing around with the settings too much. It is hard to figure it all out, when you really don't know what you are doing.

ネットは動いている、ブログは動いているのに?なぜか?一緒には見れないです。。。ネットは大好きな僕ですが、こまがい話はよく分かっていないと大体どこかで可笑しくなる?これからは最終兵器を使うしかない、パソコンの再起動をしてからもう一回やってみるしかないです!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

American Idol !




これはこれで。今年のAmerican Idolは終わりました、僕は応援していたAdamはやっぱり最後まで残りました。しかし、優勝にはならずで残念でしたけど、きっと彼はこれからCDデビューしてくれると思います。そこで、どんな曲がでてくるかな~

Monday, June 15, 2009

Samurai Spirit mode !



今回初めて英語で話してみました、日本語バーションはアメブロの方で見れます。よろしくお願いします!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Beard time




This is how you shave your beard...I have been shaving like this for years!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A good day !

I had a very good day yesterday, I had three power meetings and and although on my way to one of those meetings, the foot peg on my gear shifter broke off. I still managed to come out on the winning end. It was a day to remember and a day that hopefully will stand out in my history books. It has nothing to do with all I have done until now in the martial arts world, it was just the culmination of a lot of business meetings coming together. Now I need to tie up the loose ends and make it all happen from there. It is something I have been waiting for a long time. I can't exactly tell you what it involves but it might be something real big for me! Anyway today I am shooting on the Samurai Spirit show, so I need to get in the mood for some Samurai !

昨日は一日3のパワーミーティングがありました、何とそのミーティングは全部上手く行きました。久しぶりにいい話はできてうれしかったです。ま、移動していた時にバイクのギアレバーが外れたのはちょっと大変だったけど、それよりもそのレバーで苦しんでいる僕はこにしきさんがある信号で隣に来て!ニコラス!バイクいいね。。。とギアレバーは手で動かしていた自分は笑うしかなかったです。今日はサムライスピリットの収録があるので、午後はサムライモードオンにしないと。。。

Friday, June 12, 2009

横浜ガレージ館!




I spent all day shooting on location for the Yokohama Garage-Kan, it is the link at the bottom of my homepage that takes you to this awesome wheels only shop. If you need a new set of rims for your car this is the place to go and get them. And I am sure that if you tell them that you know me, that they will give you a deal.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Chinese lunch in Ikebukuro !




This is the version of my Chiniese lunch in Ikebukuro, I have been going to that place ever since I came to Japan 18 years ago. And the the dish on the picture is the one I always eat when I go there...It is awesome!

And then I hit the 700 mark for posts today, the question here is? Will this ever end?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hulk




This movie was awesome, I mean they even had Lou Ferigno play a small role. The cast was awesome and the story line was all HULK should have been. Ed Norton is always good and when they cast Liv Tyler in there as his girlfriend there is not more to be said. I thought the best part was when they put in STARK INDUSTRIES,I noticed it right in the beginning and of course when Iron Man came out in the end, they created what they have done in the comic books for decades. A full world where players can interact, I can't wait to see where this will go in the future, it is all I ever dreamed of when I was a kid reading the weekly spider-man comics...

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

TV Shoot at Fuji

Monday, June 08, 2009

test on new youtube profile

If this works out well, this is what the future of my blog might look like...


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

もしこれはうまくいくのであれば、ニコラスのブログの将来はこんな感じになるのではないか?









Sunday, June 07, 2009

TV Shoot

Today I am shooting on a program called "Suberanai Hanashi" it kind of means, realy funny talk. It is a special program where all the top comedians of Japan get together to talk battle it out amongst themselves. And of course the idea is to come up with the funniest story. Japanese love stand up, it goes on and on never really ending. Thank God, I am not one of the comedians that have to battle it out, I am just one of the honored guests to be invited on the show to sit and laugh! I even get paid to do that...I love these jobs!!!

今日、っていうか今から家を出て、お台場スタジオを目指します。“すべらない話”のゲスト出演が決まったので、今夜はスタジオの中で笑いっぱなし!初めて出る番組なので、どん感じかよく分からないけど、ひょうっとしたらあの有名なプロレスラーの隣に座るかも?かなり楽しみですが、できたらアメブロの方でちょこちょこアップします。。。それで、何とYoutubeでいろいろと探していたらこんな訳わからないsuberanaihanashi が出てきた???この人だれ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAP1VQdU6hc

Friday, June 05, 2009

Team Super Fujita


July 12th. is the day to hit the streets and make our way up to Ishikawa/Kanazawa, Fujita-san is putting on a real big show and it looks like we are going to have a lot of fun going up there and fighting.


7月12日は石川県の金沢でTeam Super Fujitaはまたまた、プロデュースしてくれた”あばれ祭 3”が行います。内からヘビー級選手を3人もつれてきます!本当に楽しみです、車でみんなで行って健康ランドに入って試合で大暴れして帰ってくるパタンだと思いますが本当に楽しみにしています。

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Writer and Journalist has been born !







I have actually written a book or let me rephrase this, I have written a couple of books...that is to say I have written something down in my computer that might one day get published into a book. It has been a very long time in the process, so I am taking steps very slowly. But you have to start somewhere and I had my first initiation yesterday. It was officially decided that I should spend some time on actually writing and researching things I like.









この前は正式にニコラスが作家やジャーナリストの誕生パーティーをしました。僕はこの10年前からいろいろ書き続けていたので、それをきっかけにしてものにしましょうとのことで、改めて新しいニコラスの誕生日会を開きました。大分前に子供の本の話をしましたが、たぶんそこから始まるんじゃないか?と思います。。。それから、何に集中するのかはこれから考えるところです。

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

2009 Camp Spirit 縁 !

SPIRIT「縁」がおくるアマチュアファイトに続く第2弾プロジェクト!!

「2009 CAMP SPIRIT 縁」

海開きホヤホヤの九十九里の海岸で降り注ぐ太陽の下、トレーニングにバーベキュー、浜辺でスイカ割りに、花火大会!現在スタッフみんなで企画していますが楽しい事が多すぎてまったく収まりつかない状態です!

普段では出来ないトレーニングに打ち込むのも良し!
いつもの仲間と騒ぐも良し!
初めて会ったメンバーと酒を飲むのも良し!
海でハシャギ過ぎて夜9時に寝るのも良し!
浜辺で寝てても良し!

皆さんの今年一番の想い出を作るべくスタッフ一同企画喧々諤々会議を重ねていますので興味がある方も興味がない方もドシドシ参加してください!


場所 : 九十九里浜 小川荘
日時 : 2009年7月18日(土)~19日(日)
参加費: 15,000円(一泊2食付 夜はバーベキュー)


This is the announcement for the annual summer camp, if you feel like coming along for the ride then please contact me at office@nicholaspettas.com

15.000yen for two days of Martial Arts, fun and games and a BBQ !

I am riding up there on my bike to have some fun on the way up there too, if you feel like coming along for the ride only then that is fine too.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Rebel ! High end Street Fashion !

This is the brand that sponsors Koichi, they came out with a new line of T-Shirts and asked if we could all pose for them. They have been helping out Koichi a lot, and it is always a good thing so we all posed for them.






Rebelっていうブランドは前からコウイチの応援をしているので、今回は新しいT-シャーッが出たのでみんなでポースをとって写真撮影をしました。応援をしてくれるっていうのは嬉しいことです、これからもよろしくお願いします。











Monday, June 01, 2009

Ge Ge Ge No Kitaro!











Is a very famous cartoon/comic caracter and his creator was from the small fisher town I was in yesterday, it is located in a part of Japan called Tottori-Ken. Way down south from Tokyo, and the city is Sakai-Minato. The small area around the Harbor flourishes on the incoming fishermen, and ofcourse the legend of Kitaro.

本物の鬼太郎はやっぱり面白いです、今回は初めてじゃないですけど前見に行ったときは10年前でした。本当に境港は可愛いらしいお化けが大好きな街です。鬼太郎のグッズはいろいろありましたけど、T-シャーツは本当に可愛かったです。