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Spring has Sprung 
in Japan !!

 

Cowboy Gary makes a guest appearance at a Tokyo elementary school on May 14

 

 

Ballpark Beer Girl

 

 

"Koinobori," or carp streamers, are symbols of Children's Day, May 5, a national holiday in Japan

 

 

Shibazakura are cherry blossoms that grow on the ground.  More photos HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cherry blossoms begin to open up in Ueno Park, Tokyo on March 31st.
Blossoms are expected to peak in the nation's capital sometime 
around April 9-10.  (Yomiuri Shimbun)

 

 

Yoshino-Baigo Plum Blossom Park, Ome, Tokyo

 

 


Source:  http://www.kathar.com/japan/index.htm

 

 


Source:  Celestino Cavagna Photo Exhibition

 

 Cherry Blossoms in Japan

 

And let us not forget springtime in Texas:

Springtime Flowers in Texas
(a virtual slide show)

 

I Like Dreamin' 


Dancing Bush 


Click here to view a one-minute video clip of an AMAZING 16-minute nighttime show 
at Tokyo DisneySea called BraviSEAmo, about the romantic encounter of Prometeo, 
a huge spirit of fire with six large wings (that astonishingly rises right out of the 
sea during the show), and Bellisea, a spirit of water.
  More info on the BraviSEAmo production here.

 


 

Attention all English-Speaking Foreigners in Tokyo

Please check out my favorite English Conversation Lounge,
Mickey House 

(Friday and Saturday nights are best !!)

 

 


 

Bust up chewing gum?


The very serious BBC News reports 
that B2Up is selling a chewing gum 
which can help enhance the size, 
shape and tone of the breasts,
and 
improve circulation, reduce stress and fight aging.

 

 

 

Day 33 - How Real Servants Act

The passage from the book "Purpose-Driven Life"
that saved Ashley Smith's life

 


 

Is it too early for a 2008 Presidential campaign ad?
Click here to view a Hillary-ous one.  

 
 

 

Gary Joe Wolff
(in Japan)
Vers. XXXVI

 

 

Navigating this site:

--------------------EXCITING PHOTO GALLERY--------------------
(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

 

-----------------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 --
(his website updated Sept. 11, 2004)  

Also, you can read dad's obituary here
or sign his guest book here.

  


--------------------FUN STUFF--------------------

A very funny TV commercial  

Bill Maher's New Rules  

Secret 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 End of the World    

Heavens-Above !!    

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 spaceflight 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.

Happy Firecracker Day to you !!   
(Oh, you mean it's not the 4th of July yet? Darn....)

ATTENTION 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  

The History of the "F" Word  

Engrish.com -- Engrish Favorites from Japan and around the World  

Remember when musicians dressed like THIS? (he-he)  

 The Industrious Clock  

 An absolutely HILARIOUS cartoon of George W. Bush.....
you just GOTTA check this one out !!

 Lady Liberty Fireworks  

 You Don't Know Jack Schitt

 If there was ever any question as to which brand
of soy sauce you should use, here's your answer.
 

 For 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
 

 Groovin' Granny

  Earth Lights from Space 

The Bush-Gore Dance
(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

Springtime Flowers in Texas
(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

The Paradox of Our Time
by Dr. Bob Moorehead,
former pastor of Seattle's Overlake Christian Church

The Twilight Zone page
(the original splash page for www.garywolff.com)

 

 

-------------------FEEL GOOD-------------------
STUFF

Character Counts!
(Commentaries by Michael Josephson) 

The Center of the Bible   
(if you have PowerPoint & a high-speed connection, 
it's worth the wait....trust me) 

Cowboy Bush   
(hey, WHAT'S wrong with being a COWBOY, anyways ??!!)

Wake-Up Call -- Flight Day 15 -- Columbia Space Shuttle Mission STS-107,
a music video essay by Chris Valentine
(Background music:  "Imagine"  by John Lennon) 
 
 

   U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's 12 Rules for Life  

 The very moving and inspirational "Interview with God" presentation
(The words to the poem can be viewed here) 

 Do not be discouraged. There is hope for us all.....right now.  

I Believe  

Rocks
(Set your priorities. Take care of your rocks first.)

What is the Meaning of Life?

Inspiration and Hope  
  (updated April 16, 2005)  

Love Poems
(updated Feb. 22, 2005)

Tips for Success

Everyone's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
by Baz Luhrmann

Going to College

Life's Many Little Lessons

Affirmation of Faith in an Apocalyptic Age
by the Reverend John Donald Craig
(Jan. 3, 1915 - Nov. 1, 2002)

I've Learned....

A Vanished Friend

The Most Beautiful Flower

The Summer of '99 is Over, but the Memories Linger On........
(a short slide show)

 

--------------------JAPAN STUFF--------------------

  The Small Print 
(this weeks required Japan reading by Rick Kennedy)

Photo of the Week   
(from Metropolis, Japan's No. 1 English Magazine)

Vending Machines of Japan 

A 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

 Click here to see some spectacular fall scenery
from the Northern Japan Alps

Live Concert Schedules for Some of My Favorite Tokyo Musicians:

Charlie Fukami  
Alan Patton
Bottleneck Blues Band
Marble Tears  
Aki Sasaki

Red*Thread
Donna Burke & Bill Benfield

Miya Ishida
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?

A 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)

Photo Japan
(fine photographic images of Japan)

More Japan Links

More Tokyo Links

 

 

-------------------KARAOKE ROOM-------------------  

OK, well there's no little bouncing ball, nor color-highlighted text,
but you've got the words and the music, so.....Get After It !!!

 An appeal for PEACE,
issued over 30 years ago by John Lennon.

A Place in the Sun
(an awesome, breathtaking sunset with background music)

Almost Full Moon Fever
(with "Everything I Do... I Do It For You" by Bryan Adams)

Phil Collins in Concert -- "Do You Remember?"

Listen to One of my Favorite Songs Here --
"Open Arms" by Journey

The music and lyrics of the famous song "Happy Xmas"
and message of peace by John and Yoko from 30 years ago !!

The Yellow Rose of Texas

 


--------------------BORING STUFF--------------------

Web Site Bookmarks

My Resume

Gary's Past Life in the States

 

-------------------ARCHIVES-------------------  

Previous Versions of this Welcome Page:

Happy Chinese New Year's 2005
New Year's 2005 ("2004--the Year in Pictures" photo collage)
Christmas 2004
Fall 2004
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
Christmas 2001
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
Christmas 2000
Japan's Spectacular Fall Colors -- Fall 2000
A Summer Night in Japan -- Summer 2000
Spring 2000
New Year's 2000 (Geisha Gary)
Fall '99 (Ricky "Gary" Martin theme)
Summer Fun in Japan -- Summer '99
Spring has Come (春が来た) -- Spring '99
Christmas '98
'98 Nagano, Japan Winter Olympics
Original Home Page published January 27, 1997


Sayonara

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 come 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:

garywolf@gol.com
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