He gestured for me to stand in the middle for photo time. Although very young, I somehow felt more secure in a “sandwich” with two naval defenders. The husband thinks they’re gay. Thanks, Al, for taking the photo.
Sailor bears! It’s Sanrio’s Relakku Kuma (relax bear).
Not being a big fan of war and violence, I find it satisfying to see the militaries of the world spending their money on making silly iPhone apps and super-campy YouTube videos. This delightful instructional video comes from Japan’s Ministry of Self Defense, and shows how sailors and viewers can use their iPhone to learn how to properly salute.
Although this will not be well received by some of Japan’s Asian neighbors, there’s an extra high MOE benefit to this education that requires no subtitles! Too bad that the free app is not available on Apple’s US App Store. Tear down the wall, Steve Jobs!
To show what an equal opportunity admirer of male beauty, I must add these sad images of South Korean sailors, most likely killed by the North Korea military. It’s like boxers in the ring: why are the good looking guys hurting each other? It doesn’t make any sense to me.