now this is a rare find, an iraqi who understands what kendo is, and NOT JUST THE TRANSLATION OF THE WORD, DAMMIT!
let me explain:
i guess, to 90% or more of iraqis, "athletics" EXCLUSIVELY means one of the following things:
a) Anything involving a spherical leather/rubber object (mostly football, thats "soccer" to non-metric system peoples)
b) 7adeed (bodybuilding/weightlifting/steroidpumping)
c) M7ebis (i believe this word doesnt exist in a non-iraqi tongue, something akin to "who stole the goddamn ring", thats what!)
d) All of the above.
so, when you find someone who can give you an answer not belonging to those above, you just know this is something special!
i guess the cynics, the critics, and the couch-coaches will jump at this golden opportunity to mock someone who "strayed outside the flock"..
Anyway, i will personally keep a supporting eye on this one, i like i like!
Domo, and rock on, Kyubai!
(this was the first post that mysteriously got deleted.. ahem)