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Watermelon, baseball, mountain climbing, riverside barbeques,
summer festivals, swimming pools, fireworks displays, the beach. Summertime has arrived !!
What are we waiting for?.......
Jii-ga-take (elev. 2670m)
Northern Japan Alps
The magnificent view of God's green earth from the summit of
elev. 2932m, Japan's 26th highest peak (source: Miyuki Tan)
The Meiji University mountain climbing club celebrates their
ascent to the
top of Shirouma-dake,
elev. 2932m, Japan's 26th highest peak (source: Miyuki Tan)
A very international day at Enoshima Island on Umi
(Marine Day), July 18, a national holiday in Japan.
Our group included folks from Germany, S. Africa, France, Australia, Taiwan, and of course, Japan and the states.
Sun worshippers pack Enoshima Beach on
18 as the mercury
soared to 33 degrees on the last day of a three-day weekend.
Q: Tony, what do you think of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes?
A: They're GR-R-R-R-REAT !!!
Richard Gere advertises for The Tokyo Towers high-rise condos
The University of Texas Longhorn baseball team
poses in front of the UT Tower to celebrate their
June 26 victory in the finals of the College World Series
to become America's best college baseball team
Jack Bauer makes a splash in Japanese TV commercials
Ever heard of the "Screamin' SkyCoaster" amusement park
Check out this AMAZING video !!!
(requires Quicktime to view)
to see the most AMAZING 6-minute video of some Chinese Dancers.
And there's more to it than meets the eye. These dancers are all hearing-impaired.
Their (incredible) coordination is all due to the cues they get from
the people you see on the sides of the stage.
This was their live performance for the 2005 Chinese New Year.
The Columbia is alive and well.......in Japan,
as playground equipment on the rooftop of a Tokyo nursery school
Edogawa Ward, Tokyo, June 25, 2005
"Negima yakitori," my favorite Japanese food
(grilled chicken and onion kabobs)
Ocean Dome in Miyazaki Prefecture is listed in the
Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest indoor water park
Thank you to our Armed Forces, who place their lives on the line every day !!
Beautiful hydrangeas everywhere, a sure sign
Tokyo's early summer, 6-week rainy season has arrived
Don't Litter !! Pick up your dog's poop !!
face of Fuji-san, the nation's highest peak, glimpsed from the
cockpit of a Cathay Pacific 747 en route to Taipei, by Steve Abbey
Sunset over Tokyo's
5/31/2005, 6:38 pm
Satomi Koen Rose Garden -- June 4, 2005
the 3rd brightest object in the sky, has once again begun to
grace our evening skies after a long absence, and the above represents the
planetary alignment as of June 5, 2005.
Input your own custom set of parameters at Solar System Live.
A new system being implemented by
Tokyo train companies to provide refuge for women from gropers.
("Japan is a SAFE country!!")
Attention news junkies: Interesting new ways of getting your news fix graphically
Attention Star Wars fans: Challenge the intellect of Darth Vader here.
(over 400 images)
Take me straight to the Exciting Photo Gallery
Exciting Japan Photos
Exciting Texas Photos
Exciting Mountain Photos
Exciting Disney Kid Photos
Exciting Halloween Photos
Exciting Friend and Family Photos
More Exciting Friend and Family Photos, Page 2
More Exciting Friend and Family Photos, Page 3
Exciting President George W. Bush Photo Gallery
Exciting Body Sculpting in the Northern Japan Alps
Exciting Mt. Suisho-dake & Mt. Washiba-dake, Northern Japan Alps
Exciting Cherry Blossoms in Japan
Exciting Fall Colors in Japan
--------------------EXCITING SLIDE SHOWS--------------------
Amazing Picture Show (pps)
Happy Canada Day (pps)
The Interview with God
There is hope for us all.....right now
The Center of the Bible (pps)
Live a Life that Matters (pps)
Colors of the World (pps)
Magnificent World Mountains (pps)
Golf Truisms (pps)
Winter Day (pps)
(pps) files are rather large and
may take a while to download, depending on the speed of your connection.
Perhaps it is better to save them to your hard disk first, and then to view them locally.)
-----------------A TRIBUTE TO DAD-----------------
(Dec. 22, 1932--June 7, 2004)
-- take the tour through the almost 50-year career of one of the
best fast-pitch softball pitchers who ever walked on this planet --
Also, you can read dad's obituary here.
A very funny TV commercial
Bill Maher's New Rules
The End of the World
Firecracker Day to you !!
(Oh, you mean it's not the 4th of July yet? Darn....)
ALL WIVES: Wanna be sure of pleasing your man?
Then "The Good Wife's Guide" is a must read !! (he-he)
Feeling a bit down? Click here to boost your spirits with the "Automatic Flatterer"
How to identify
if your cow has MAD COW DISEASE
(courtesy: Mr. Lenny Burns)
A really cool Honda Accord advertisement
An Amazing Clock that follows your mouse pointer around the screen
The Magic Pinwheel
The Leader of the Free World
DRINK MORE BEER -- It's GOOD for you and HERE'S the proof !!
Click here to blow up Osama Bin Laden
The Flash Mind Reader
History of the
(Not for virgin ears. Recommended ages: 18 or over)
Engrish.com -- Engrish Favorites from Japan and around the World
Remember when musicians dressed like THIS? (he-he)
The Industrious Clock
absolutely HILARIOUS cartoon of George W. Bush.....
you just GOTTA check this one out !!
Lady Liberty Fireworks
You Don't Know Jack Schitt
there was ever any question as to which brand
of soy sauce you should use, here's your answer.
Earth Lights from Space
(It may be over, but the dancing never ends!)
The Dancing U.S. Presidents
The Parade of Stars
Fireworks over Tokyo Bay
3D Rotating Clock
Las Vegas Striptease Girl
(a virtual slide show)
The history and lyrics of the song, "The Yellow Rose of Texas"
Smiles to Help Brighten Your Day
George Carlin's Latest Theory on Life
Paradox of Our Time
former pastor of Seattle's Overlake Christian Church
The Twilight Zone page
(the original splash page for www.garywolff.com)
I Like Dreamin'
(Commentaries by Michael Josephson)
of the Bible
(if you have PowerPoint & a high-speed connection,
it's worth the wait....trust me)
(hey, WHAT'S wrong with being a COWBOY, anyways ??!!)
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's 12 Rules for Life
very moving and inspirational "Interview with God" presentation
(The words to the poem can be viewed here)
Don't be discouraged. There is hope for us all.....right now.
(Set your priorities. Take care of your rocks first.)
What is the Meaning of Life?
(updated July 12, 2005)
(updated Feb. 22, 2005)
Tips for Success
Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
by Baz Luhrmann
Going to College
Life's Many Little Lessons
of Faith in an Apocalyptic Age
by the Reverend John Donald Craig
(Jan. 3, 1915 - Nov. 1, 2002)
A Vanished Friend
The Most Beautiful Flower
Summer of '99 is Over, but the Memories Linger On........
(a short slide show)
Please check out my favorite
English Conversation Lounge,
(this week’s required Japan reading by Rick Kennedy)
of the Week
(from Metropolis, Japan's No. 1 English Magazine)
Vending Machines of Japan
Documentary of Kamagasaki, the largest slum in Japan
(by Shannon Higgins)
TokyoDV -- News, Photos, Products, and Online Videos from Japan
Japanese Streets -- Exclusive Shots of Japan's Trendy Street Fashion -- 150% Cool
Cherry Blossoms in Japan
here to see some spectacular fall scenery
from the Northern Japan Alps
Live Concert Schedules for Some of My Favorite Tokyo Musicians:
Bottleneck Blues Band
Donna Burke & Bill Benfield
More Tokyo Concert Info
Just How Crowded IS it on Toyko Trains, Anyways?
Gary's Tokyo-Houston News Beacon
What's Newsworthy in Japan These Days?
Live Minicam View of Mt. Fuji
(Japan Time = GMT + 9 hours)
Rob's Japan FAQ: Know Before You Go
(Visiting or relocating to Japan? Get your questions answered here)
(fine photographic images of Japan)
More Japan Links
More Tokyo Links
|Attention all stargazers !! If you're interested in satellites or astronomy, you've come to the right place! Their aim is to provide you with all the information you need to observe satellites such as the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle, spectacular events such as the dazzlingly bright flares from Iridium satellites, as well as a wealth of other space flight and astronomical information. They not only provide the times of visibility, but also detailed star charts showing the satellite's track through the heavens. All their pages, including the graphics, are generated in real-time and customized for your location and time zone.|
-- Flight Day 15 -- Columbia Space Shuttle Mission STS-107,
a music video essay by Chris Valentine
(Background music: "Imagine" by John Lennon)
Worlds: The Universe Within
View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth.
Then move through space towards the Earth
in successive orders of magnitude until you reach
a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida.
After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf
into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls,
the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally,
into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.
the first time ever, a camera mounted to the Atlantis space
external tank offered a view of the ride to orbit on Oct. 7, 2002
well there's no little bouncing ball, nor color-highlighted text,
but you've got the words and the music, so.....Get After It !!!
Like about Texas
by Gary P. Nunn
by Gary P. Nunn
you (to our Armed Forces)
by Hank Brake
by Steve Holy
by Savage Garden
Who am I
by Casting Crowns
I Like Dreamin'
by Kenny Nolan
by Martina McBride
I Have This Dance?
by Anne Murray
by John Lennon
Place in the Sun
by Stevie Wonder
Everything I Do...
I Do It For You
by Bryan Adams
Do You Remember?
by Phil Collins
by John and Yoko Lennon
The Yellow Rose of
Gary's Past Life in the States
Web Site Bookmarks
Previous Versions of this Welcome Page:
has Sprung in
Japan !!! (2005)
Happy Chinese New Year's 2005
New Year's 2005 ("2004--the Year in Pictures" photo collage, plus Samurai Gary)
Run-up to the 2004 Presidential Election
(Click here to see my special Election 2004 page)
Happy Summer !! (2004)
In Loving Memory of Dad--1932-2004 (June 2004)
Golden Week Boredom (2004)
I Love Spring !! (2004)
Mars Rover Photos -- February 2004
New Year's 2004 ("2003--the Year in Pictures" photo collage)
Christmas 2003 (Blue Santa Gary)
The View from the Top of Japan -- Fall 2003
Japan is NOT a Safe Country !! -- Summer 2003
Operation Iraqi Freedom -- Spring 2003
A Special Tribute to Space Shuttle Columbia -- Feb. 2003
Christmas 2002 (Santa Gary)
Fishing, Climbing, C&W Dancing -- Fall 2002
Fuji-Xerox World Cup Soccer Ad -- Summer 2002
Body Sculpting in the Northern Japan Alps -- Fall 2001
Cherry Blossoms along the Tama River -- Spring 2001
Email to President George W. Bush -- Feb. 20, 2001
Happy 21st Century !! -- New Year's 2001
Japan's Spectacular Fall Colors -- Fall 2000
A Summer Night in Japan -- Summer 2000
New Year's 2000 (Geisha Gary)
Fall '99 (Ricky "Gary" Martin)
Summer Fun in Japan -- Summer '99
Spring has Come (春が来た) -- Spring '99
'98 Nagano, Japan Winter Olympics
Original Home Page published January 27, 1997
Well, I guess that's
all for now. Thanks for visiting.
I sincerely hope this web site has been a culturally rewarding experience for you (joke).
It's grown considerably since first being launched in Jan. '97,
and it is unlikely you will be able to see everything in only 1 visit.
So please bookmark this site and come back when you can stay longer.
Or as we say back in Texas,
"Y'all cum back now, ya heah?"
Happy surfing !!
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