Sorry for the lateness of this post but I've been watching the news in horror. A short time ago there were several coordinated attacks in Mumbai, India targeting westerners. Many have been hurt, killed, and hostages have been taken. One of the locations bombed was the Taj Hotel in Mumbai. I was in India this summer for my masters program and actually spent three days in that hotel. It is bone chilling to see a place associated with good memories in flames and ruin on the television. The staff there are some of the nicest, most wonderful people I meet in India. Please pray for all the people affected by this terrible act of terrorism.
But the world must continue to turn and so to my blog, so I present this pic of the week.
Actually this picture is 16 months ago when poor, poor Nobunari Oda apologized before the Japanese Press for his much publicized drunken moped incident.
But bad boys sometimes get a second chance, and after winning the Nebelhorn Trophy earlier this season, Oda is set to make his grand return to major ISU competition this weekend at the NHK Trophy.
And luckily for him he has decided to return now as this may be his best (last, only?) chance to reestablish himself as Japan's leading man. Takahashi has withdrawn from competition this season and Kozuka's stock is on the rise!
Nobunari enters this weeks competition with a mission, restore his pride before the people of Japan. And Nobunari...no more moped incidents, okay?
Here's a clip from this years Japanese Dreams on Ice