Fulfilled in Jesus

Our pilgrimage with our Beloved in Japan -- Yoko & Ramone on the journey with Jesus!

Monday, January 09, 2006

A Mighty Flurry!

Well, much of Japan is suffering under what is said to be the coldest winter since 1985! It's even got the Emperor worried! Since early December it's fallen and fallen, disrupting train lines and other transportation, flattening homes and even a gymnasium's roof, causing avalanches, and oddly enough the record blizzard is adding 657 million yen to the GDP. The army has been called in to dig people out. Snow has hit 16 prefectures hard taking some 63 lives. And even warm Nagoya got snow!

BUT! BUT! Here in Osaka, on December 22nd, we received...


Yes, yes, it's true! The mighty flurry raged outside while Yoko and I were sleeping. I opened the window just in time to capture these snapshots of it...

Marvel at the way it stopped this parked car in its tracks!

See the horror as it threatened to collect on the ground!

Witness the terrified people resorting to umbrellas as their last defense!

Courageous rent-a-cops risked their lives by fighting their way through the falling flakes in order to stop the escalators, close doors and pull down shutters! (I know my life was saved because I was forced to use the stairs!)

Hungry, dieting people were teased mercilessly by these "frosted" bushes!

Tennoji would never be the same...

People even dropped their cigarettes! (Look, Ma, we had sludge!!)

And my stalkers were not able to use this map to find my workplace!

But yes, Osaka's sun had the last laugh... ha.


  • At January 10, 2006 3:28 AM, Blogger Sarah said…

    Hahahaha!! Your post was hilarious!! We here in Newfoundland, Canada have had many a flurry and more and it truly is terrifying to see that beautiful flake fall from the sky! Sometimes it is good because we may get a day off work/school, but most times, it just adds to the morning commotion because we have to shovel it! Who knew something so light, fluffy and beautiful can add up to so much weight!! You're lucky, my dear Ramone... :oD

  • At January 10, 2006 10:04 AM, Blogger DJ said…

    I second Sarah, that was just HILARIOUS!!!!

    I especially liked the "frosted bushes" tempting dieters :)

  • At January 12, 2006 12:48 PM, Blogger TripleNine said…

    I have to ditto the other! You have a great sense of humor.


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