(n) (1) dragon (esp. a Chinese dragon); (2) naga (semidivine human-cobra chimera in Indian mythology); (3) promoted rook (shogi)
sigh. ryo was up very late last night and unfortunately had two CP attack. the first one was very minor, but the second one many hour later was much more worse. not to worry. ryo is fine now except for being little bit tire. ryo need to go eat lunch and then will be back.
Your ichiban magomusuko,
PS Love the blue dragon picture!
had very nice bowl of broth and nother bowl of fine nihongi polished white rice with little bit peanut oil and soy sauce and big bowl of fresh strawberries from strawberry "mountain" in our back yard. ryo very sorry if not seem like very talky today. will do some more better now that have eaten good lunch. strawberry very tasty from home garden and so very good for you too neh. they loaded up big time with lot vitamin c (strawberry have more vitamin c in them than limes do!) and also lot electrolyte such as potassium, selenium and copper. all very good very natural ingredient for good healthy diet for growing boi neh. ryo very conscious of healthy eating ever since pops have his heart surgery. ryo hope you eating well too and get lots natural food vitamin and mineral and electrolyt too.
your ichiban magomusuko,
PS is changing avatar picture easier now ka ryo seriously thinking about changing to the first little dragon avatar you give me some time ago but not want mess up and not be able to have avatar.
I love meat and potatoes, sushi, chinese food, Italian, French and good ole American BBQ. Cholesteral & blood pressure are fine. Heart is strong as an elephants. Type II diabetes under control with oral medication. Eyesight & hearing not worth a damn. Back is weak as age progresses. Love to swim, boat, water ski, since 1953. Raced cars, boats motorcycles and endurance waterskiied as a young man. So at almost 66 sai, still doing good. Fixing myself a bowl of pasta with my homemade marinara sauce. Be back in a minute.
Put some fresh grated Asiago Cheese on top and oh boy so good.
the other night. he very good doctor. we have good time together last night at meeting. wish there was some way to update you because lots have been going on, but without the pm mail here working we are up creek without paddle neh. btw, your diet does not sound unhealthy at all. ryo like pasta and even with marinara sauce though really prefer pasta nihongi style. ryo not like cheese except on pizza. this is also nihongi thing too because not have much dairy product in nihongi diet or cuisine.
ryo really like picture of blue dragon you put up for sleepy head ryo lol! ryo hope you stay happy and healthy and strong. btw you say marinara sauce is homemake ka if so ryo would be willing to trade one of our recipe for nihongi dish for your marinara recipe. ryo also like sushi very much! ryo like yellowtail roll with extra avacado and hot sauce! is also very good for you too. seaweed have lot good mineral and clorophyl (sp?) and fiber in it and yellowtail is rich in iron and other good mineral too and also vitamin e and c.
have lot question to ask you so will just pick and choose ones that can ask on public post. ryo know you understand to be careful about what say in answers on public post.
first question is what can you tell ryo about the 6.5mm x 55mm Swede round ka
second question: are all 6mm rifle round neck down from standard .308 cartridge or are there other cartridge that are use as well and if so which ones ka
third question: what can you tell ryo about the merit of reason of why both IWI and Beretta are working on developing a 9mm rifle round in 9mm x 39mm ka does this suggest that both companies are planning on developing a new class of rifle to fire such round ka
thank you so much for all your help so far. any answers you can give to these question will be greatly appreciate!
Your friend alway,
Ojiisan not take advice from Drs he pays. Brad is a great guy, I like him alot. He is a gentleman first. Ryo still wet behind the ears...lol
I don't like the seaweed, too fishy tasting for me. I drink Kirin or Asahe Black Label and sake once in awhile. Drank to much Akidama (Plum wine) one night, terrible headache.
Ryo you small statured boy, they would have used you as a "tunnel Rat" in VietNam. You would have gone into the caves after the Viet Cong equipped with a flashlight a sidearm, .38 or .45 and maybe a Winchester 1300 12 ga.
The VC would also booby trap tunnels with pongee sticks, snakes, spiders and broken glass with dung on them. Remember they had a 40 year head start on the US, they had tunnels all the way into Hue, the ancient city. They came up next to, in front of & behind the GIs in the Tet Battle.
one may argue one way or nother but for all practical purpose it was really giap who invent the modern concept of asymetrical warfare. he was a great genius in spite of what general westmoreland said about him. westmoreland was soundly defeated even if it was not a defeat on the battlefield, but then asymetrical warfare not depend on battlefield victories to win a war neh. westmoreland was either trying to dismiss giap or simply did not understand giap's methodology neh. ryo is of opinion that the latter is right case. ryo would have been brave soldier and gladly use small size to assist tunnel rats in combat against the VC and the NVA in the tunnels. ryo not like spider, but even so, was dirty job that have to be done. as for weapon of choice in tunnels think ryo would have prefer the 1911 .45 over the .38. especial since the M4 carbine was not yet available at time. ryo have read somewhere that the ordinary blackjack and brass knuckles were also use for cqc in the tunnels and that these weapons were not familiar to the vc and the nva and so proved very effective. most likely ryo would not have use any kind of shotgun, as you are familiar with ryo well known fear of these weapon. ryo is not claustrophobic and so would have been perfectly fine in the tunnels. in fact ryo have read many books and story about escapes from nazi prison camps in world war 2. you are most likely familiar with two of ryo favorite books about this: The Great Escape by Paul Brickhill and The Kolditz Story by Patrick R. Reid. these are fantastic books! ryo have actual read both of them several time. ryo would have thought about what great adventure it was to work in the tunnels and help defend my country.
it is true however that giap was great genius even if he was very brutal man and sacrifice his warriors without thought to the numbers. he knew from very beginning that he would win and so numbers of warriors lost was of no matter to him. btw, this was the reasoning that westmoreland use to justify his position that giap was no genius, but that he was dangerous. westmoreland was alway clueless man neh. if norman schwartzkof had been commanding general instead of just major in this war, outcome might have been somewhat different neh. he was obviously much smarter and more dangerous man than westmoreland ever dream of being. westmoreland never understood political element to waging war. giap did and men like colin powell and norman schwartzkof did understand this too.
it interesting that you even think about this idea for good way to use young man like ryo in combat. have question for you. do you think the members of the forum here would be interest in an article on general giap by ryo and little brother ka he make for very interesting reading. also did you know that in his retirement he became very prolific and popular writer and is the author of more than 30 book including not only military books on military science, but also history books on the wars with the japanese, the french and the americans as well as books of fiction and even detetive stories and popular fiction ka ryo have read number of giap's books and find him to be honest and forthright and very interesting writer. in fact ryo think that people such as you and greasypaws would enjoy the works of general giap very much. he was very down to earth and realistic man who had not thoughts of personal glory or of financial gain even though his books did earn him a considerable amount of money. later he became a senior member of the central steering committee of the vietnamese communist party even though he himself was not an idealogue or for that matter even a devoted communist. he was however a most dedicated patriot and fervent vietnamese nationalist. he never hated the americans either in the way that he hated the french. he said that one day after the war, that viet nam and america would become close friends. he has been proven correct. ever since the vietnamese put a stop to pol pot in cambodia, even the vietnamese were appalled by the excess of kmer rouge, america and viet nam have grown closer together to the point where now we have normalized diplomatic relations with the vietnamese and they have become and important ally in the war on terror. these people despise terrorism as much as we do. they have been most very helpful in our dealings with our allies in the pacific rim alliance, and can be counted on and neutral intermediaries in negotiations with a number of our wishy washy allies in this alliance in much the same way we can count on the malaysians. malaysia's government often talk trash, but behind the scene they are dedicated allies of the US. communism in viet nam will die a natural death in the same way it die in the former soviet union. it only a matter of time. but honto would like to know if you think the people here would be interest in article on general giap.
Gen Giap. I am going to read some of his books, when I get old and infirm...lol
ryo spent lot of time and thought on writing that to you :( am very sorry you not take ryo seriously :(
ryo feeling very hurt :( LOL not really. but even as you say this, ryo would have wish you could have written more especial about what you think about ryo as tunnel rat after what ryo write to you about this.
Most didn't make it out alive. You would have been one of the best, I am quite sure. But it was thankless and very dangerous. There would be a tunnel with 3 branches, plus a hidden one from above. VC, straight ahead and above, snakes spiders and glss etc in the other 2. All perfectly concealed, some even had explosives booby trapped in. No, would not wish that on ex-wife, well maybe I would.
My ex brother in law was a tunnel rat while in the army in vietnam,short guy about 100 lbs soaking wet but he needed a wheelbarrow to haul his balls around.
ryo understand would have been both dangerous and thankless job. even so ryo would have answer call to duty if had been ask to volunteer for this. ryo will never be soldier because of handicap, but it was just supposing ryo were born without the CP neh. ryo is not coward and is not baby. spider would have bother ryo very much, but am not afraid of snake at all. glass and dung is nother thing. not want to step on that neh. the tunnels as you have describe only show how clever and how well prepare and how dangerous the vietnamese really were. most of the problem westmoreland have in the war was that he constantly underestimate the capability of these people.
the tunnel rats, as samD have say, were very brave men in dangerous and thankless job. ryo is only 5 feet 2 and half inch tall and only weigh about 112 pound. am consider very small for age group.