Saturday, May 2, 2009

This week is golden!

Again, with the risk of feeling like I'm repeating myself, it's time for that Golden Week now in Japan again. One of the issues with keeping a steady stream of postings is that the novelty wears off a bit after a few years, but at least this year offers a slightly better proposition than last year giving us poor overworked salarymen and office ladies 5 days in a row off this time around.

I must admit that I do have issues making a funny spin out of this one with all the influenza business going on (making those poor bastards that actually paid up for those expensive flight tickets out of here feel really bad about it) but since my main agenda is full with exciting home activities with Ms. Sunshine I can't really be bothered.

At some point, I probably should list up the string of stupid holidays that the "Golden Week" actually is made up of (who actually celebrates "greenery day"?!), but at this time I'll just shut my mouth and be thankful that I got a breather!
(Bonus points to whomever can figure out who the doll is made out to be!)

5 comments:

ThePenguin said...

I believe the other two holidays are "Thanking the elderly volunteers who did sterling duty during the recent 交通安全実施週間" and "National Carp Swinging Day".

Nor-Cal Nikkei said...

The doll sort of looks like a cross between California Governor Schwarzenegger (AKA The “Governator”)and some U.S Marine drill Sergeant-Major.

Is the doll this year’s mascot?

sixmats said...

I thought that the head looked more like the Hulk.

Mr. Salaryman said...

C'mon people! It's the "Molten man"! I thought everyone would see that...

Foggia said...

I thought it was the Doom guy for a moment. After a golden shower.

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