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Happy Fall & Merry Xmas 2008
Please check out my new website:
Gary J. Wolff (in Tokyo, Japan)
Welcome to MY Space.....
not to be confused with that OTHER one !
It's my take on Japan, Texas, and the world.
A special memorial webpage has now been
prepared to honor our departed friend,
Ted Evan Stewart
March 22, 1957 - January 9, 2008
This Christmas card was sent to me from Space.
I received this from Japan's high-speed internet communication
satellite "KIZUNA," which is in orbit 36,000 km above Earth.
A special Tokyo friend of mine applied to JAXA (Japanese space agency)
for me to receive this Season's Greeting from space.
by Yoshimizu Koike
(an original production by one of my university students)
is really, really neat. Watch the actual 24-hour flow of air traffic around the
globe.....as day turns into night and then back into day.
Look at how lonely it must be flying the south Pacific between Argentina/Chile at the southernmost tip of South America over to Australia. And just a couple of aircraft between Australia to South Africa! Lonely days and lonely nights, all over water.
A larger and much easier-to-see animation can be found HERE.
Santa & Mrs. Claus cheer up the desserts plate at a Tokyo year-end party
About 125,000 blue and white LED bulbs representing the infinite universe
depict the Milky Way and constellations on the 2,000 square
meter Grass Square at Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi
Courtesy: Farhana Wahid
Venus, Jupiter, and the Crescent Moon on Dec. 1, 2008
in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Shiodome, near JR Shimbashi Station, Tokyo
Thru Xmas Day, Dec. 25, 2008
Gaien Icho Namiki Dori (Ginkgo Avenue)
Dec. 3, 2008
HERE are the subway rules:
"Please refrain from drunken behavior."
...and HERE is a prime example of an infraction in progress
by one of Tokyo's most habitual violators:
Courtesy: H. Wolff
Double rainbow near Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008
An estimated 4.5 million light-emitting diodes
offer an amazing spectacle at the Nabana no
Sato theme park in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture,
on Saturday, Nov. 15. The annual winter light
show is scheduled to run until March 8.
Autumn reflections in Kamikochi, Nagano, by Anne Wittrick
The Magic of Japan's Fall Colors
Oct. 18-19, 2008
Just when I thought I'd seen everything, then there were
outside the south exit of JR Shinjuku Station with illuminated signs on their backs
advertising the 10th anniversary of Tower Records Shinjuku.
Somehow I think this message inside a Tokyo subway got lost in translation !!
Courtesy: Joji Yoshida
Sunrise from the summit of Mt. Fuji
Japan's tallest peak
Sept. 14, 2008
Redneck Fire Alarm
Photos of Hurricane Ike and my Houston Vacation
Mt. Yakushi-dake, elev. 2926 m, Japan's 19th highest peak, Aug.
(almost 1000 images)
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 Photos
Exciting Suisho-dake & Washiba-dake Mountain Climbing Photos, Northern Japan Alps
Exciting Cherry Blossoms in Japan Photos
Exciting Fall Colors in Japan Photos
Exciting Jii-ga-take Mountain Climbing Photos, Northern Japan Alps
A photo tribute to my uncle Larkland P. "Larkie" Colebrooke
Exciting Halloween 2005 in Tokyo Photos
Exciting Fall Colors in Yoro Keikoku Valley Photos, Boso Peninsula, Chiba
Exciting Shirouma-dake (Hakuba) Mountain Climbing Photos
Exciting Tokyo Bay Fishing at Miura Kaigan Photos-- Saturday, June 16, 2007
Exciting Guam Vacation Photos -- March 19-22, 2007
Exciting Mt. Kashimayari-ga-dake Mountain Climbing Photos -- Aug. 11-13, 2007
Exciting Houston Vacation Photos -- Sept. 8-17, 2007
Exciting Saipan Vacation Photos -- Nov. 23-28, 2007
Exciting Mt. Yakushi-dake Mountain Climbing Photos, Aug. 9-11, 2008
Exciting Gary's Santa Pics
--------------------EXCITING SLIDE SHOWS--------------------
In the Garden (pps)
Ten Things God Won't Ask (pps)
Life on the Train (pps)
Marvelous Antarctica (pps)
Spectacular Pictures (pps)
Wonderful World (pps)
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)
(These PowerPoint (pps) files are rather
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.
If you do not have PP on your computer, you can download a free viewer here.)
-----------------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
Dancin' Cowboy Gary
(Oops, the link went south. Dang, you missed a good one. )
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"
to identify if your cow has MAD COW DISEASE
(courtesy: Mr. Lenny Burns)
A really cool Honda Accord advertisement
Clock that follows your mouse pointer around the screen
(works best with Internet Explorer browser)
The Magic Pinwheel
The Leader of the Free World
DRINK MORE BEER -- It's GOOD for you and HERE'S the proof !!
The Flash Mind Reader
The History of the
(Not for virgin ears. Recommended ages: 18 or over)
Engrish.com -- Engrish Favorites from Japan and around the World
The Industrious Clock
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!)
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 Age
former pastor of Seattle's Overlake Christian Church
The Twilight Zone page
(the original splash page for www.garywolff.com)
My Tribute to Sigi Rindler, a.k.a.
(revised Dec. 26, 2008)
"What Will Matter"
by Michael Josephson
Ten Guidelines from God
This Place I Go
When God Made You
Thank You to our Troops for a Job Well Done !
(Commentaries by Michael Josephson)
Center 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 June 22, 2008)
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)
A in J Fortune (Associates in Japan)
(English language programs, homestays, website design services)
Please check out my
English Conversation Lounge,
(this week’s required Japan reading by Reg Dunlap)
of the Week
(from Metropolis, Japan's No. 1 English Magazine)
Vending Machines of Japan
Photo 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:
Maro Sakai (Marble Tears)
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.|
Wake-Up Call -- Flight Day 15
-- Columbia Space Shuttle Mission STS-107,
a 2:50 min. music video essay by Chris Valentine
(The song "Imagine" by John Lennon is the actual music the 7 astronauts woke up to this day,
just 2 days before they perished upon reentry on Feb. 1, 2003)
The above represents
the planetary alignment as of June 5, 2005.
Input your own custom set of parameters at Solar System Live.
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 shuttle's
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 !!!
The Time of My Life
by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
(from the movie "Dirty Dancing")
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
by Kenny Nolan
In My Daughter's
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
by J. K.
My Resume (zzzzzzzzz...)
Gary's Past Life in the States
(no longer maintained)
Previous Versions of this Welcome Page:
Happy Spring 2008
Happy Valentine's Day 2008
New Year's 2008
New Year's 2007
Xmas 2006 in Japan
New Year's 2006
Merry Xmas from Japan !! (2005)
Japan's Spectacular Fall Colors (2005)
Summertime !!! (2005)
Spring 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 !!
And don't forget to drop
me a line if you have time.
If you have any comments, suggestions, complaints,
or would just like to yell at me,
you can send email here:
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