Saturday, March 29, 2003

Japanese women's pro-wrestling

Go to a local library to borrow Chikyu no Arukikata (the most popular overseas travel guidebook in Japan). I need to decide via which city I go to Cambodia. As I'm a member of the Virgin Atlantic Airways' frequent flier programme (called the "Flying Club"), and the Virgin Atlantic's partner airlines include the Singapore Airlines and the Malaysian Airways, I have two choices: Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. I read Chikyu no Arukikata - Singapore. This city seems nice.

Watch Japanese women's pro-wrestling matches on satellite TV. This is what I cannot do in London. Well, I guess the term "women's pro-wrestling" creates a lot of misunderstanding. First, pro-wrestling in Japan is totally different from the one in the States ever since the WWF gets popular there. The WWF pro-wrestling is more like drama rather than sports. Pro-wrestling in Japan has both elements of drama and sports. Second, "pro-wrestling" is totally different from amateur wrestling like the one you see in the Olympics. Amateur wrestling is purely sports while pro-wrestling has an aspect of drama. Finally, women's pro-wrestling is totally different from "catfight". Women's pro-wrestlers are surprisingly skillful, and on top of that they are entertainers. (I don't know much about "catfight". The only thing that I know is it's a form of porn.) A brief introduction to women's pro-wrestling in Japan can be found here though it's a totally superficial explanation.

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