Vale remora….

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of remora.

remora was a founding member of Punjapit & a great friend to all at the shed.

With sincere sympathy,

robin

Closed for a End of Summer Holiday

Management has asked us to take End of Summer vacation….

So Punjapit is going to be closed & will reopen mid October.

(Arf will be guarding “the SHED”)

Action-man’s Tears of Joy….

Were those really tears running down Vladimir Putin’s cheeks? The returning Russian president has long nurtured a he-man image, but as he addressed thousands of supporters outside the Kremlin walls on Sunday night his voice was, unusually, cracking.

“I asked you once, will we win?” he said. “And we won!” he declared, to cheering and flag-waving from his fans.

“We won an open and honest battle,” Putin added.

http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2012/03/04/putin-tears-in-his-eyes/

by The Punjapit Alliance

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Closed for Christmas & New Year

We are closed for Christmas and New Year ….

We will return in about 3 weeks.

By The Punjapit Management

The Punjapit Alliance gears up for Xmas: Crystal Swings the Hucklebuck

by Dr.Vince + Arthur Furrowfield + robin + Elizabeth + Arf the Dog

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The Punjapit Approach to Blogging

why complicate things?…children definitely have the right idea….

by The Punjapit Alliance

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PUN-JAP-IT Season 3: Fukaki Umi No Kanata

Welcome to our third season, first a report from our sports reporter Arthur Furrowfield…..

Nude Blacks take on Conquistadoras /PA

New Zealand’s naked rugby team, the so-called Nude Blacks, have lost for the first time in their nine-year history – to a women’s team.

But an offer by the clothed women’s team – to remove an item of clothing for each try they scored – may have influenced the result.

Asked if they had let the visiting Spanish Conquistadoras score a few easy tries, Brad Henderson, 23, replied: “Of course.”

The all-amateur Nude Blacks – named for the country’s elite All Blacks side – played the exhibition game in New Zealand ahead of the World Cup clash between Argentina and England.

The Nude Blacks play an invitational side before every international rugby game in Dunedin, where they are based.

A crowd of about 1,500 watched the all-male team get beaten 25-20 by the Conquistadoras who count a pole dancer, a teacher and a student among their members.

The all-girl side started out in blue shirts and black shorts, with underwear in co-ordinated pink layers, so they could still tell what team they were on.

The Conquistadoras visit came about after they won a competition to travel to New Zealand for a rugby tournament on ice after posting a video of themselves playing on the beach in Barcelona.

The Conquistadores’ Vanessa Pleguezuelos, 31, said: “It could have been a distraction but we played the match like any other.”

 http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Naked_rugby_team_beaten_by_women

by Elizabeth + robin

 
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PUN-JAP-IT Second Anniversary

we’ve hardly got started!

robin hard at work!

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Punjapit Makes it into The Chinadaily!!

A dog and a goose have become unlikely best friends in China after the dog rescued the bird after it was hit by a car. Yu Yanping, who owns both animals, feared the worst when he saw his pet dog carrying the limp goose into the yard of his home at Jiujiawan village in Urumchi, northwestern China. But it turned out the goose had been only stunned and it came round after being carried to safety by Yu’s pet dog in the village, part of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Yu, 47, said: “I thought he would eat the goose – but instead he put him down and licked the bird until it came round – and since then the two have been inseparable. “They eat from the same bowl and even share the dog’s kennel. And when the goose hears anything he starts honking – and that starts the dog barking. They are a great burglar alarm. “Locals say they have even seen the two kissing but I think the dog is just washing food from the goose’s beak. But they are inseparable.” Local vet Lu Wan said: “The dog probably now considers the goose part of his pack after so much time together. It is normal that a bond can develop although it is an unusual partnership.”

Date of Publication: 3 May 2011.

Source: https://punjapit.wordpress.com/20 … e-become-best-pals/<a

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Royal Rifles of Canada at the Repulse Bay Hotel – 1941

On 8 December 1941, a day after the its Air Force had devastated the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbour, the Japanese Empire launched an attack on the Britsh Crown Colony of Hong Kong.

In the ensuing battle, the Royal Rifles of Canada and the Winnipeg Grenadiers – the first Canadian ground units to see action in the Second World War—fought valiantly to defend the colony. Initially, the Grenadiers were dispatched to the Gin Drinkers’ Line, a chain of defenses in the New Territories on the Chinese Mainland, to hold back the onslaught. But heavy air raids and artillery attacks forced the Commonwealth troops to withdraw from the New Territories to their garrison on the island of Hong Kong. After several days of heavy bombardment, the Japanese stormed the island’s northern beaches on the night of 18 December.

The Japanese, well-supported from the air and reinforced from the Mainland, quickly separated the British East and West brigades, thus severing the Canadian contingent into two. With both brigades isolated, it was only a matter of time before the Island would fall. Still, the Canadian defenders fought on in the face of the relentless Japanese assault and suffered heavy casulaties. On Christmas Day, the Canadians were forced to surrender; those who survived would have to endure three and a half years of hardships as prisoners of war.

full article: http://wwii.ca/page42.html

by remora + Arthur Furrowfield

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