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Gary J. Wolff's blog is my mini-journal about GaryJWolff.com. It...

  •  lets you know whenever any new pages are added to GaryJWolff.com
  •  allows me to periodically share some interesting stuff about Japanese culture  
  •  keeps you up-to-date on any other postings or news regarding GaryJWolff.com

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Gary


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Oct. 24, 2020 - America in Peril — America 2020 Predicted in 1961

America In Peril exposes the list compiled in 1961 that details the specific goals necessary to destroy Christianity in America, destroy the republic, and implement a godless Marxist, communist system of government.

The 45-item list was published in 1961 in “The Naked Communist” by former FBI Agent W. Cleon Skousen and is shown at the conclusion of the video below.

Most of the communist goals have been achieved, and our country is on the brink of becoming a communist country where liberty is crushed and the people live in fear and misery.

Watch this shocking analysis of what is going on in the United States today and what we face in the crucial upcoming election. Conduct your own analysis, pray, and vote. (Source: Buzzsaw Media)


America In Peril — America 2020 Predicted in 1961
(If player above is not visible, you can view video at YouTube here.)




Oct. 17, 2020 - We can never be too careful...

...to protect ourselves against COVID-19!! Meanwhile in my home state of Texas, this guy is Double-Filtered, ha ha... laughing icon

Meanwhile in Texas
Meanwhile in Texas




Oct. 6, 2020 - Japanese "high-jumper" (ハイジャンパー)

This interesting piece of Japanese playground equipment is known as a "high-jumper" (ハイジャンパー), to measure how high you can jump up and touch. The little numbers range from 210-280 and indicate height in centimeters, e.g. the red "225" represents 2.25 m (~7 ft. 5 in.). Only in Japan... laughing icon

Japanese high jumper
Japanese "high-jumper" (ハイジャンパー)




Sept. 25, 2020 - NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia (スペースシャトル・コロンビア) is found alive and well....in TOKYO!

Just when I thought that all of NASA's space shuttles had been retired, then while out on my bike earlier this year, I found Space Shuttle Columbia (スペースシャトル・コロンビア) parked on the rooftop of a Tokyo kindergarten, disguised as a piece of children's playground equipment. laughing icon

Space Shuttle Columbia in Tokyo
Space Shuttle Columbia (スペースシャトル・コロンビア) in Tokyo
                 



Sept. 12, 2020 - THE FAMILY TREE OF VINCENT VAN GOGH:

The dizzy aunt -- Verti Gogh
The brother who ate prunes -- Gotta Gogh
The brother who worked at a convenience store -- Stop N Gogh
The ballroom dancing aunt -- Tang Gogh
The bird lover uncle -- Flamin Gogh
The fruit-loving cousin -- Man Gogh
An aunt who taught positive thinking -- Way-to-Gogh
A sister who loves disco -- Go Gogh
His niece who travels in an RV -- Winny Bay Gogh
The grandfather from Yugoslavia -- U Gogh
His magician uncle -- Where-diddy Gogh
His Mexican cousin -- A Mee Gogh
The Mexican cousin's American half-brother -- Gring Gogh
The nephew who drove a stage coach -- Wells-far Gogh
The constipated uncle -- Can't Gogh
The little bouncy nephew -- Poe Gogh
The great-niece who worked at an organic dyeing factory -- Indi Gogh
The safari-cousin -- Con Gogh
The half-brother who exported cars from Japan -- Car Gogh

And I saw you smiling, so...there ya Gogh! laughing icon

Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh's self-portrait
(public domain, courtesy of Wikipedia)




Aug. 28, 2020 - The final TGIF sunrise of August 2020! :-)


Edogawa sunrise - 20.8.28
Edo River (江戸川), Tokyo, Japan
Fri. Aug. 28, 2020, 5:11 am




Aug. 18, 2020 - Funny Japanese store names

One of the pleasures of living in Japan are the delightful little surprises one routinely encounters in a typical day. For example, strolling thru Tokyo shopping malls might raise a few eyebrows while trying to decipher the creative use of English in some of the shop names! Never a dull moment in the Land of the Rising Sun... smiley laughing icon

American Holic store in Tokyo, Japan
American Holic store in Tokyo, Japan


Awesome Store in Tokyo, Japan
Awesome Store in Tokyo, Japan


Love Toxic store in Tokyo, Japan
Love Toxic store in Tokyo, Japan


3 Coins store in Tokyo, Japan
3 Coins store in Tokyo, Japan




Aug. 6, 2020 - YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN TEXAS IN AUGUST WHEN…

- Trees are whistling for dogs.
- The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
- Hot water now comes out of both taps.
- You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.
- You discover that it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car.
- You break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 am.
- The temperature drops below 95 (35 C) and you feel a little chilly.
- You discover that you can get sunburned through your car window.
- You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
- Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, 'What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?'
- You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
- The potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out and add butter, salt, and pepper.
- Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying boiled eggs.
- The cows are producing only evaporated milk.
Ah, what a great place to call home.
God Bless the Great State of Texas. laughing icon

waving texas flag




July 26, 2020 - Social distancing failure

Oops! Looks like someone's brain wasn't firing on all cylinders when laying out these waiting lines on a Tokyo subway station platform. But definitely worth a hearty laugh, ha ha! smiley laughing icon

social distancing failure
Social distancing failure
(photo credit: David Couvreur)




July 20, 2020 - I have ARRIVED!! :-)

I'm finally moving up in the world. At long last, after a remarkable six decades, I've finally been granted my own personal parking space... smiley laughing icon

Gary's bicycle parking space
Gary's new personal bicycle parking space




July 13, 2020 - Lettuce face mask! :-)


lettuce face mask

Lettuce come together.
Romaine calm.
This may just be the tip of the iceberg. laughing icon




July 4, 2020 - Happy Birthday, America! (お誕生日おめでとう、アメリカ!)

Today, on the occasion of America's 244th birthday, I just want to share a song that has truly touched my soul. It's America's national anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner," sung by a precious little 8-year-old girl named Malea Emma. WOW, what a BIG, beautiful voice from such a tiny little person! smiley



"The Star Spangled Banner," sung by Malea Emma
(If player above is not visible, you can view video at YouTube here.)








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Website Updates

Oct 24, 2020

America in Peril — America 2020 Predicted in 1961

America In Peril exposes the list compiled in 1961 that details the specific goals necessary to destroy Christianity in America, destroy the republic, and implement a godless Marxist, communist system of government.

The 45-item list was published in 1961 in “The Naked Communist” by former FBI Agent W. Cleon Skousen and is shown at the conclusion of the video below.

Most of the communist goals have been achieved, and our country is on the brink of becoming a communist country where liberty is crushed and the people live in fear and misery.

Watch this shocking analysis of what is going on in the United States today and what we face in the crucial upcoming election. Conduct your own analysis, pray, and vote.

(click link to view video)

Continue reading "America in Peril — America 2020 Predicted in 1961"

Oct 24, 2020

Gary J. Wolff's Blog

Gary J. Wolff's blog keeps you up-to-date with my everyday life in Japan, as well as recent additions/changes to the GaryJWolff.com website.

Continue reading "Gary J. Wolff's Blog"

Oct 21, 2020

Gary J. Wolff's Blog Archives, April-June, 2020

Posts include coronavirus statistics, Mariah Carey’s Holy Week tribute, a Texas longhorn, KFC’s Golden Week GW sign, and the Feel the Wind statue.

Continue reading "Gary J. Wolff's Blog Archives, April-June, 2020"

Oct 21, 2020

Gary J. Wolff's Blog Archives, April-June, 2019

Posts include beautiful Spring 2019 flowers, including the baby blue eyes flowers in Hitachi Seaside Park and stunning cherry blossoms at Tokyo’s Chidorigafuchi Park.

Continue reading "Gary J. Wolff's Blog Archives, April-June, 2019"

Oct 16, 2020

We can never be too careful...

...to protect ourselves against COVID-19!! Meanwhile in my home state of Texas, this guy is Double-Filtered, ha ha... :-)

(click link to see funny picture)

Continue reading "We can never be too careful..."

Oct 08, 2020

Gyotoku Bird Observatory (行徳野鳥観察舎)

The Gyotoku Bird Observatory is a 56-hectare natural habitat for aquatic birds in Ichikawa, Chiba, and a great place to escape Tokyo's concrete jungle.

Continue reading "Gyotoku Bird Observatory (行徳野鳥観察舎)"

Oct 05, 2020

Japanese "high-jumper" (ハイジャンパー)

This interesting piece of Japanese playground equipment is known as a "high-jumper" (ハイジャンパー), to measure how high you can jump up and touch. The little numbers range from 210-280 and indicate height in centimeters, e.g. the red "225" represents 2.25 m (~7 ft. 5 in.). Only in Japan... :-)

(click link to see photo)

Continue reading "Japanese "high-jumper" (ハイジャンパー)"

Sep 24, 2020

NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia (スペースシャトル・コロンビア) is found alive and well....in TOKYO!

Just when I thought that all of NASA's space shuttles had been retired, then while out on my bike earlier this year, I found Space Shuttle Columbia (スペースシャトル・コロンビア) parked on the rooftop of a Tokyo kindergarten, disguised as a piece of children's playground equipment. :-)

(click link to see space shuttle pic)

Continue reading "NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia (スペースシャトル・コロンビア) is found alive and well....in TOKYO!"

Sep 11, 2020

THE FAMILY TREE OF VINCENT VAN GOGH:

The dizzy aunt -- Verti Gogh
The brother who ate prunes -- Gotta Gogh
The brother who worked at a convenience store -- Stop N Gogh
The ballroom dancing aunt -- Tang Gogh
The bird lover uncle -- Flamin Gogh
The fruit-loving cousin -- Man Gogh
An aunt who taught positive thinking -- Way-to-Gogh
A sister who loves disco -- Go Gogh
His niece who travels in an RV -- Winny Bay Gogh
The grandfather from Yugoslavia -- U Gogh
His magician uncle -- Where-diddy Gogh
His Mexican cousin -- A Mee Gogh
The Mexican cousin's American half-brother -- Gring Gogh
The nephew who drove a stage coach -- Wells-far Gogh
The constipated uncle -- Can't Gogh
The little bouncy nephew -- Poe Gogh
The great-niece who worked at an organic dyeing factory -- Indi Gogh
The safari-cousin -- Con Gogh
The half-brother who exported cars from Japan -- Car Gogh

And I saw you smiling, so...there ya Gogh! :-)

Continue reading "THE FAMILY TREE OF VINCENT VAN GOGH:"

Sep 06, 2020

Climbing Mt. Fuji - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Page 2

Page 2 of the most frequently asked questions about climbing Mt. Fuji, including info on routes, maps, videos, transport access, weather, and climber stories.

Continue reading "Climbing Mt. Fuji - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Page 2"

Sep 06, 2020

Gary J. Wolff's Blog Archives, January-March, 2016

Posts include Tokyo Metro's Mega Solar project, a paraglider flight thru Norway’s Northern Lights, and a video interview with ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.

Continue reading "Gary J. Wolff's Blog Archives, January-March, 2016"

Sep 06, 2020

English Pronunciation Mini-Course for Japanese Learners

A quick 4-lesson English pronunciation mini-course focusing on the main problems that Japanese learners have with the TH/S, R/L, B/V, & F/H sounds.

Continue reading "English Pronunciation Mini-Course for Japanese Learners"

Sep 03, 2020

Mt. Ai-no-dake (間ノ岳) and Mt. Shiomi-dake (塩見岳), Japan's 4th & 16th Highest Mountains

Pics, maps, and trail description of my Sept. 1996 climb of Mt. Ai-no-dake (3189m) and Mt. Shiomi-dake, 3047m, Japan's 4th & 16th highest mountains.

Continue reading "Mt. Ai-no-dake (間ノ岳) and Mt. Shiomi-dake (塩見岳), Japan's 4th & 16th Highest Mountains"

Sep 03, 2020

About Me (How I ended up in Japan...)

How I ended up in Japan and a short discussion of my background, interests, hometown, and life in Japan. I hope you’ll have time to read my story!

Continue reading "About Me (How I ended up in Japan...)"

Sep 03, 2020

Mt. Notori-dake (農鳥岳) and the Shiranesanzan (白根三山)

Pics, maps, and trail description of my Aug. 2011 climb of Mt. Notori-dake and the Shiranesanzan in the Southern Japan Alps.

Continue reading "Mt. Notori-dake (農鳥岳) and the Shiranesanzan (白根三山)"

Sep 03, 2020

Mt. Yatsu-ga-take (八ヶ岳), Japan's 33rd highest peak

Pics, maps, and trail description of my Aug. 2000 climb of Mt. Yatsu-ga-take, elev. 2899m, Japan's 33rd highest peak.

Continue reading "Mt. Yatsu-ga-take (八ヶ岳), Japan's 33rd highest peak"

Sep 03, 2020

Mt. Senjo-ga-take (仙丈ヶ岳) and Mt. Kai-koma-ga-dake (甲斐駒ヶ岳), Japan's 18th & 24th highest peaks

Pics, maps, and trail description of my Aug. 1997 climb of Mt. Senjo-ga-take and Mt. Kai-koma-ga-dake in the Southern Japan Alps.

Continue reading "Mt. Senjo-ga-take (仙丈ヶ岳) and Mt. Kai-koma-ga-dake (甲斐駒ヶ岳), Japan's 18th & 24th highest peaks"

Sep 03, 2020

Japan Links

A short list of links to some of the more noteworthy Japanese websites I've bookmarked thru my many years of residing in this phenomenal country.

Continue reading "Japan Links"

Sep 03, 2020

Strongest Ever Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, News updates for March 19-25, 2011

March 19-25, 2011 news updates for the strongest ever Japan earthquake and tsunami on Mar. 11, 2011, including maps, photos, and videos.

Continue reading "Strongest Ever Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, News updates for March 19-25, 2011"

Sep 01, 2020

Gary J. Wolff's Blog Archives, Jan.-Mar. 2011

Posts include the Sendai Pageant of Starlight, Diamond Fuji, Gyotoku Bird Observatory, Space Shuttle Discovery, and videos of burlesque/belly dancer Safi.

Continue reading "Gary J. Wolff's Blog Archives, Jan.-Mar. 2011"





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What's New?

  1. America in Peril — America 2020 Predicted in 1961

    Oct 24, 20 01:41 AM

    America In Peril exposes the list compiled in 1961 that details the specific goals necessary to destroy Christianity in America, destroy the republic, and implement a godless Marxist, communist system…

    Read more

  2. Gary J. Wolff's Blog

    Oct 24, 20 01:30 AM

    Gary J. Wolff's blog keeps you up-to-date with my everyday life in Japan, as well as recent additions/changes to the GaryJWolff.com website.

    Read more

  3. Gary J. Wolff's Blog Archives, April-June, 2020

    Oct 21, 20 08:43 AM

    Posts include coronavirus statistics, Mariah Carey’s Holy Week tribute, a Texas longhorn, KFC’s Golden Week GW sign, and the Feel the Wind statue.

    Read more










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