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NICHOLAS PETTAS BLOG: December 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year !

I would like to say thank you all for 2009 and whish you all a great
2010! I know it will be great year, all we have to do is want to make
it a good one, like in that movie about a baseball field, "if you
build it, they will come!" let's build it together!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Disney Sea !

Man it was crowded but we still managed to get some nice rides! About
a year ago or so they built this thing called the house of terror! And
it was absolutely terrible! Although we all got in it, two of my girls
nearly cried their hearts out, I a tually wonder about the age limit
for such a scary ride??? Eventually I convinced them all that they
survived the ultimate ride and that now there was nothingthat could
scare them? But I am sure they will never go on that thing again... Me
too...

昨日はこんでいたけど、それなりに楽しかったです!ミスティックリズム
は最高にかっこよかったですし、最後のハウス オブ テ
ラー?は最高に怖かったです。。。子供達は頑張って乗ったけど、最後の
大泣きはかわいそうだった。。。二度と乗らない約束しましたよ!この写
真はシンバッドの乗り物です、シンバッドの新キャラ、チャンドゥはやっ
ぱり可愛いよ!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Disney Sea !

This place is really different from Disney Land! Unfortunately there
are way too many people here, and it is taking up to three hours to
get on a ride...

今日は子供達とディズニーシーに来ているけど?人がいすぎて何時間も待
たないと乗れない感じです!本当はすごい楽しいところですけど?今日は
軽く散歩しかできないかも?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Gallaway golf wear !

Looks like they have started moving in a new direction, so they needed
strong looking model. And what can I say ? They picked me! I thought
the shoot went fine and we took some good pictures. It is always fun
to do jobs that are a bit different from what I normally do, and being
a big unit like I am I don't get a lot of model jobs! So I really
enjoyed this one, hopefully they like me and call me back for the next
seasons line too...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

what a flower house




This was an amzing place, so many flowers in the middle of no-where...

ここは本当にきれいなところだった、山の中の道で走ってたらあったんです。。。

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Santa Claus ride

It was a ride against Domestic Violence, somthing I want to support. So I joined in with 120 santa's riding around Tokyo to raise awareness about the cause!





この動画はこの前アメブロでアップしましたけど、もう一回見たい方がいればどうぞ!いろんなバイクがあるので楽しいです!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry X-Mas !


Merry X-Mas ! It is the time of the year where we all get together and celebrate great times!
メリークリスマス皆さん! 家族でいい日をすごすように祈っています!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry X-Mas Santa ride

We are 120 riders joining up today to ride around Tokyo in our Santa
Claus outfits !

120人のライダーでサンタのかっこを来て町を回ります。。。
メリークリスマス!だね!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Japanese hotsprings

I went to the hotsprings over the weekend and just had a great time.
The natural hot springs in japan is a special treat, and located only
a couple of hours out of Tokyo the mountains were covered in snow. If
you feel you need a break from all the rush of finishing off the year,
I would definetely recommend you take a small trip out of the city and
enjoy a couple of great hours in the hot waters.

この前の土・日曜温泉に入る事にしました、仲いい会社の社員と皆で最高
の時間を頂きました!これで、来年に向けてかなり気合いが入りました!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

アレッシオ帰り!

寂しいよ!アレッシオ君のビザが切れたので一度イタリアに帰る事にしま
したが、来年は是非戻って来てね!押忍

See you next year Allecsio!

Last night it was Allecsio's last training in Japan. His visa ran out
an he has to go back for some time before coming back here. Let me
just say that we are all going to miss you. Osu! Hope to see you soon
again, you will always be part of the family!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Spirit Gym end of the year party !

We are approaching the end of the year, and as it is tradition in Japan. Everyone gets together to say good bye and thank you for the year and get ready for next year, last night we got everyone from the Spirit Gym together for our traditional Bonenkai! Thank you all for a great year and let's keep up the good work in 2010!

2009年は本当にお疲れ様でした、たくさんいい稽古が出来て皆さんとの修行時間はいつも楽しくやらせていただいています。来年は黒おびの審査も待っているし、夏に合宿も楽しみしています!

来年もよろしくお願いします! 押忍

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The thing is !

The thing about working out it is so addictive! I got out of bed this morning and although I was sore from working out yesterday I wanted to go to the gym again. So I just went! I love the feeling I get after have done a great workout. It is like getting a fix or something! I love and have missed it for too long now, it gives me focus in my life and way of thinking. It gives me life, next year I am hoping that I can actually do some sparring or something like that. But for now I am just overly exited about the fact that my split is almost back to normal, the joint has been really stiff from scar tissue and other complications. But today I was able to open up my legs farther than I have been able to in almost two years now, I am actually feeling that my leg is more flexible in some stretches than before the operation.

運動のよさ!運動のよさは、一度始まるとやめられなくなる。昨日から気分的に本格にやりたいっていう気持ちが生まれてから絶対に毎日何かやりたいです。昨日は忘年会で遅い時間まで飲んでいたのに、朝起きたらジムに行きたい気持ちになっていたからそのままジムに行って何と昨日より少し走りました。走りのは僕元気をくれるバロメーターです。毎日のロードワークは実に言うとこの二年間出来ていなかった、当然それで体は大きくなったし、気持ち的に少しな変化が感じましたけど、何とかこの体を治せばまだ元に戻れる自信があった。まだ体はついてってないですが、久しぶりにモチベーションは本格的に帰ってきた気分です。別に今までうそじゃなかったけど、何とかリハビリのために動いていたこともあって、今は本当のニコラス心の底からのモチベーションはやっと帰ってきた!待ってました!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Back in the gym !

So I finally decided to make my way back to the gym again, I was in my house just sitting here in front of my computer and then it hit me. I need to work out, and it has to be now. So I packed my bag and got up and my bike and 4 min. later I was in the gym doing arm curls and squats. I really just wanted to run but, I figured that the build up of atrophy during my off period needed a bit of a power boost. So I spent some time juggling around with some dumbbells and barbells, after that I got up on the treadmill and although I just wanted to take off like a bat out of hell, I ended up spending quite some time getting my leg warmed up and then trying to ease into a slow running pace. But by the time I had finished my 30 min. I felt quite good about myself, now I am just more interested in how the soreness is going to hit me tomorrow? If everything goes well then I will be able to run again tomorrow! But let's just take one day at a time for now...

今日はいきなり来た!あの気持ち、絶対に運動したいっていう気持ちです!最近足の調子はあんまりよくなかったりしていたので、今年いっぱい休み事に決めたんですけど。。。今日の気持ちは絶対に殺したら駄目です、行くしかないって自分も分かっています。なので、リュックをしょって、バイクに乗ってその4分後ジムでバーベルをいじっていました。最後はランニングマシーンに乗って、気分的に言うとそこで思い切り走りたい気持ちですが。。。足はおもっとほど言う事聞かなくって、ちょうゆっくりになりましたけど、30分がたつと非常に気持ちがよかったです。それからストレッチをしてシャワーです、帰りのバイクでは”明日も走りたいですね”と考えながらゆっくり帰ってきた。。。

Monday, December 14, 2009

Uncle Carls flying house ?

I am not quite sure what they are calling the new movie from Pixar
Studios in English? But that is what they would call it if they
translated direcy from Japanese. Anyway, I thought it was amazing! We
went to see it because it was Keito's birthday today, and it was just
one of those movies that the whole family can enjoy. Lots of humor, a
bit of scary stuff in there to get the kids exited and then of course
a lot of love! They got it right this time I will say that.


恵友ちゃんの誕生日だったんです!12月14日に何と10歳になりました、これは初めて年齢が二桁になった。早いな~!それぐらい自分も年がとったっていうことでしょうけどあんまり感じないです。お祝いとしてバーガーキングで好きなものだけ買ってきて、この”カールじいさんの空飛ぶ家”を見に行きました!本当によかったです、さすがPIXARの新作品は面白かった、親見ても面白かったし、子供見てもよかったです。早くDVDで欲しいです、きっとまたはまります。

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Before the fight !



Check out Naoki getting ready for his fight against Takase !

これは試合前のアップしている寒川です!頑張るぞう!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Samukawa Vs. Takase

There has been a huge buildup about this fight, and even with more
than 10 kg's weight difference. Samukawa was able to pull it off last
night! It turned out to be a hard fight, but with everything taken
into consideration it was all worth it.

昨日の後楽園はかなり熱かったです!寒川 Vs. 高瀬戦は本当に楽
しかったです。寒川は10キロ以上かるかったのに試合を受けまし
た、高瀬選手は元総合の選手なので、お互いにハンディーを持ちながら試
合をしました!本当にお疲れ様でした。結果は寒川の判定勝ちでした!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Samurai Spirit Party !




This is some footage from the party to celebrate our program winning a prize! Some of the directors kids are here to celebrate. They are really cute! And then of course there is the live performance using the traditional Japanese flute and Koto(lying down guitar kind of looking thing)

今回英語のレポートです、同じサムライ スピリットのパーティーからの動画ですが?日本語バーションはアメブロで見れます。よろしくお願いします。。。

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Samurai Spirit

My show Samurai Spirit won a great prize at the 27th. Milan
international sports program festival. And last night we had a small
party to celebrate it. I think it is awesome to have been part of
something like that, and look forward to shooting the rest of the
episodes.

第27回ミラノ国際スポーツ映像祭「SAMURAI SPIRIT」奨励賞受賞
のお祝いパーティーを昨日やりました!みんなの力を合わせた結果ですの
で、本当に嬉しいです。来年はシリーズが続きますので、頑張ってもっと
もっといい番組を作りたいです!皆さん、に感謝の気持ちで胸がいっぱい
です!本当におめでとうございます。

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Jackpot lucky 777


I got up on my bike tuis morning and before I knew it I had hit the jackpot when I turned off the engine ! Great weather with a smooth running bike, and the jackpot is just like getting an extra bonus!

今日はいつも見たいにバイクで子供を幼稚園に送ってたら、何と!バイクのエンジンを切ろうとしたときに、ジャックポットに当たりました!
777これは、本当に偶然ですけど?なぜか?気持ちいいです。





Monday, December 07, 2009

25$ Shrimp ! In one bite

So I went down to the local fish store last night to get some dry food
for my fish tank, when I saw some cute white sox shrimp! They cost
about 25$ or 2500¥en a piece but the look real cute, so I bought
a couple of them! Then the moment I put them in the tank, my little
blowfish swam over and ate one! I don't think I have ever eaten a 25$
shrimp that fast.

昨日は魚のエサを買いに行ったら、可愛いエビが売ってましたので二匹
もって帰りました!しかし、すいそうに入れた瞬間、こいつがぺろりんと
食ってしまった!2500円エビが一分も持たなかったよ!ちょう悔し
い。。。

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Happy birthday Brotha !

It was a party to remember ! Great friends, great food, great
atmosphere and then the K-1World GP on TV! I don't think we could have
asked for more, but when they came out with the cake and sang the
happy birthday song. I thought I saw a little tear in my friends eye!

昨日はK-1GPを見ながら、友人のバースデーパーティーをやりまし
た!最高の仲間と食事、酒、K-1GP!プライスレスでした!しか
も、最後にバースデーソングをみんなでうだったとき感動しました!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

The Wasteland Behind the scenes!

This is what it looks likebehind the scenes on the set of FUMOCHITAI, in english the Wasteland! It is a drama based on true facts, and some of the mayor building stones of the Japanese economy during the 50's and 60's leading up to the 7~80's. I play John Pratt the Asian Liason for Ford in America.




セットの中からの映像ですが?残念ながらほとんど独り言です。。。

Friday, December 04, 2009

This is Yakiniku!

Last night I went out with some of the members from Club SP Works,
because we had gotten invited out to a yakiniku restaurant by the
owner of a famous bike shop called Esper! It is the handsome man with
the receding hairline to the left on the picture, mr. Komiya! The
yakiniku was awesome one of those places that only cares for getting
the best meat to th costumer. And we got the best!

昨日はCLUB SP WORKSの沢野さんとボスのシェリフさんと
一緒に、V-MAXのカスタム専門店エスパーの社長と焼肉
に行きました!お店は川崎にある北京って言うところ
に行きましたけど⁉この店は半端じゃないです!本当
にや。き。に。く。って言う感じの店で久しぶりにお
腹がパンパンになるまで食べました!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Motivational speaking seminar

This is something I have been working on for quite some time now, and
it is finally become structured enough to sell as a package. I have
been doing speaking seminars for years now, but they have often been
more or less on the spur of the moment. Now I have about four
different patterns of seminars that can range from anywhere between 90
min. And two full days! This page here is explaining more or less what
the next one is all about, there even is a voice recording of one of
my previous courses. So you can get a feel for what it I all about!

http://trky.jp/voice/pettas/

てらこやって言うところで僕の話しを録画して、今ネットで無料ダウン
ロード出来るようになりました!良かったら、ダウンロードして見て下さ
い!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The Wasteland !



This is something from the location of the TV drama called FUMOCHITAI, The Wasteland. It is based on a true story set during and after the second world war. This is my kid in the role as John Pratt, a very handsome looking young boy with a spring in his step and good nature!

湾岸スタジオ前でロケをしました、このでは写真でしか出てこない息子役のブラッドくんです。かなりいいキャラをしている!