Starting over with everything..

I lived and worked in Japan for a long time and have come back in a time of economic and ever present family drama to try and gain a foothold in my so-called home country. Armed with nothing but dog fur, a crappy car, a laptop that hates me, I try to see how far I can get.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Sunday entertainment

Whenever it's on and whenever I catch it, I watch a Japanese show called 'TV Champion.' It's a game show that pits 4 or 5 people that have a certain area of expertise, ex. ice sculpting, minature model making, being able to name an animal by smell, scent, or touch only, etc... in timed events, until they narrow it down it the best two and finally the TV Champion.

I love this show, but today it pissed me off to no end. Today they were trying to find the number one nature guy. They had to do stuff like make a fire with no matches to light some fireworks, gather the most shellfish for dinner, shelter themselves, create a mini-onsen, etc... This old guy worked his ass off and was smarter than everyone else. He was 62 and would finish each event first and way before everyone else. But the very last event was whomever finished first was the winner, regardless of the points you had collected before. It was like watching people who are 90 finishing the Ironman contests. He would have won if not for one of his self made oars falling to bits when he started out to this island on his self-made raft. And he didn't win even though he had more points! Grrr. The other guy even cried because he said it was crazy how much harder and burly the old guy was. Why he really cried was because he won cowardly as he didn't win anything else.

Anyway, that's my rant for today. Next week on TV champion, fancy stylish kiddy fashion designers go head to head.


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