Halloween Party 2015 and Sting

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Saturday Evening was the traditional Halloween Party.

 

Last year I went to the party dressed as the Shockmaster and this year I went dressed as the wrestler, Sting. It’s funny.

 

I was originally going to go to the party at 3 O’clock but it took me an hour to apply my make-up. At first I was dubious as to whether I was going to pull this off as I didn’t have the correct tools or enough face paint. However, with help from my Mum, I managed to apply the face paint successfully. It was far from neat but considering this was our first go, I am very proud.

 

Everyone, from families and friends alike, were very impressed with my Sting costume. I had the coat, the T-shirt and gloves to go with. I even managed to wrap the baseball bat in gaffer tape and applied hair spray to my hair… it was very uncomfortable. Haha.

 

Unfortunately, being Sting did have some drawbacks… I scared the young people that were at my Brother’s Halloween party.

 

The party was fun. I set the time to leave at half 6 but I did enjoy it and decided to stay an extra hour or two. We played board games and I did manage to chat to a few people. Usually if I stay in a crowd a long time I tend to get dizzy and nauseous. I managed to hold out for quite some time but I did get nauseous around 8 o’clock. It was the right time to go.

 

Things don’t always happen as we anticipate them to be. That’s the one thing I’ve told myself throughout the years.

 

I genuinely believe that this Sting outfit is undoubtedly my best ever outfit. I was really happy that I managed to pull off a good Sting and I intend to dress up as him in the future. Now that I know how to apply his make-up I have prior practice. Who knows, perhaps I will dress up at him if/when I go to Kitacon 2016. I won’t even bother to think about that for now though as it will give me an unnecessary head mush.

 

You can see my picture right at the top of this topic. That is me dressed as Sting. If you like to check out the rest of me posing as Sting, you can view this gallery in this Halloween Party 2015. I titled the album as “Halloween Party 2015” but really, it’s just me posing. Haha.

 

I hope Halloween was fun for you too.^^/

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma Episode 16 Thoughts

Food Wars Episode 16 Eyecatch

I really enjoyed the battle between Soma and his Dad and I liked the judging panel. I thought it was amusing how Megumi was elected to be the third judge when she was in her half-awake state.

 

It’s funny because in episode one I hugely underestimated Soma’s cooking abilities. As he lost to his Dad for the 489th time and he made unorthodox dishes I automatically assumed that he was going to be a bad cook. However, since entering the academy he’s been on a big role and is especially impressive when it comes to adapting quickly to situations. In this battle, it doesn’t really show that Soma is a bad cook it just shows how incredible Jouichirou is as a chef.

 

That apple dish that Soma dished up looked really nice. I think Satoshi and Fumio in her younger days would make a nice couple. It was fun to watch them dance together in their visualisations. It was funny when Megumi was visualising herself as Snow White being picked up by a prince with an apple head!

 

However, it seems that Jouchirou deliberately dropped by to give Soma motivation, I.E., beating him as it seems that losing just makes Soma more determined. Soma always knew that he was going to lose but he’s never been a bad loser, so far he has been dignified in defeat.

 

It was good that Satoshi gave him constructive feedback. Satoshi is part of the elite ten so his opinions, when it comes to cuisine, are worth taking on board.

 

So, Ryouko and Yuki wanted Jouchirou’s advice and tips to improve their skills as chefs. I think really, deep down, they just wanted to smooch up to him because they fancy him. Haha. Well, they fell in love with his cooking more like!

 

It was interesting how Erina sensed Jouchirou was nearby and ordered the car to stop at once so she could see his idol. It will be interesting to see her reaction once she discovers that Jouchirou is Soma’s Dad.

 

It seems that I enjoy Food Wars more as the weekly episodes go by. I’m looking forward to the next one. =)

THANKS FOR READING

Food Wars Episode 16 Endcard

I’m looking forward to WWE Night of Champions as Sting is challenging Seth Rollins for the WWE World title. It would be amazing if Sting became world champion but I really can’t see WWE allowing that to happen unfortunately. It would be quite a send-off for Sting if this was the case as I got the impression from Sting’s speech on Raw that he intends to retire soon. Then again, perhaps I read his speech wrong?

 

In an ideal world for me Sting would win the championship from Seth Rollins. It wouldn’t be just for the heavyweight championship either. I think he should have put the United States title on the line too. That way Sting would not only win the WWE title but he would win the former WCW secondary title of the United States. I think that would have been an amazing touch but alas John Cena is challenging Rollins for the US title.

 

After beating Seth Rollins at Night of Champions Sting would face the Undertaker for the World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series. Survivor Series would be the most appropriate match for Undertaker to challenge Sting as both Undertaker and Sting made their WWE debut at Survivor Series. It could be the best way for Undertaker and Sting to retire if it’s appropriate. If not, then perhaps at Wrestlemania?

 

To get back on track-

 

I’m somewhat behind with Food Wars and other anime as of late as I’ve been busy with other projects such as renovating my garden and the summer house. However, I have found some time to myself and I’m taking this opportunity to play catch up as well as playing Atelier Shallie’s second play through.

 

Thanks for Reading. =)

Ryan.^^/

Post WWE Wrestlemania 31 Thoughts

Wrestlemania 31 poster

Wo, oh, oh! Wo, oh, oh, Wrestlemania!

Haha. I still have that theme on one of my old school wrestling soundtracks.

I really had fun last night. I played the new Mario Party game with my wrestling crew whilst munching on cheesy pizza. I lost plenty of times but it was still fun. I can play games now without being overly competitive. =)

The stadium that held Wrestlemania 31 was spectacular. The last time I recall an open stadium was when the Undertaker beat Giant Gonzalez and Yokozuna beat Bret Hart but went on to lose to Hulk Hogan. Coincidentally, this was a Wrestlemania event as well. The atmosphere at this year’s Wrestlemania looked very lively and jubilant. I don’t think I would have enjoyed it though, I’m more than happy to watch it on TV. =)

  1. Tyson Kidd and Cesaro (champions) beat The New Day vs Los Matadores beat The Usos (Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Championship Match)

I think this was a good way to kick off the event on the pre-show. I got confused during this match a couple of times. I didn’t know what was going on, and I don’t think the referee did either. Haha. I’m glad that Kidd and Cesaro managed to retain the titles in the end.

  1. Big Show won by last eliminating Damien Mizdow (30-man Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal)

In this battle royale I was rooting for Kenta, aka Hideo Itami, and Damien Mizdow.

I actually thought Sheamus was going to make a surprise entrance and win. However, he never showed up. I’m going to make a random prediction for tonight’s Raw… Bad News Barrett speaks about his disappointment of losing the title. He will either say that he deserves a rematch or he offers an open challenge. Whatever happens I bet Sheamus is going to come down, make a “surprise” return and beat Bad News Barrett.

Back to the match… It was at the back of my mind that Ryback or Big Show will probably win it, however, I was really rooting for Mizdow. I was really happy that he made it to the last two and I got excited at the prospect of him winning the actual match. I think he has more to gain by winning than the Big Show does. Ultimately, the Big Show won. I was really gutted about this but I’m happy to see Mizdow doing himself justice. I hope he gets a big push now. =)

  1. Daniel Bryan beat Bad News Barrett (champion), Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper, R-Truth and Stardust (Ladder Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship)

This was a really good match. All ladder matches tend to be good. My favourite one is still Razor Ramon vs Shawn Michaels. All the stunts the wrestlers pulled were dangerous. I’m really pleased that Daniel Bryan won but I wouldn’t have minded if Barrett retained the title. I wore my Daniel Bryan “yes” T-shirt with pride.^^/

  1. Randy Orton beat Seth Rollins (Singles Match)

I enjoyed this match, especially the ending. I was anticipating that Randy was going to do a crazy RKO, and I was right. However, I never anticipated that he would launch Seth the way he did. I’m quite glad that Rollins performed that Phoenix Splash…I think that’s what it’s called. It’s a great move whatever it is.

  1. Triple H beat Sting (No Disqualification)

Me and my brother have been waiting for a long time for Sting to come to WWE. I was extremely excited when he first appeared. He made his debut at Survivor Series. I wonder if this was deliberate as Undertaker made his debut at Survivor Series as well.

I kept getting excited every time Sting made an appearance or cut a promo on Raw. He looked really strong going into this match. I wasn’t expecting a long fast paced match between these two wrestlers. I was just glad that Sting was finally going to wrestle in a WWE ring.

This match was exciting and it went to the point where I couldn’t predict the outcome. I do question the entrances though. I didn’t really engage with Sting’s entrance, I was more confused with what was happening. I think an orchestra would have been more appropriate and would have made the music slow and mystical. I think that’s more Sting’s character then the percussion music that he came out to.

I was a little confused by Triple H’s entrance as well. However, on reflection, I wonder if that’s to promote Arnold Schwarzenegger and his new Terminator film? It did make me immediately think of the time when Robo Cop busted Sting out of that cage in WCW. It’s very creative though, Triple H sees Sting as the enemy so he must take him “down”.

I enjoyed the match a lot more than I thought I would. I got excited when DX interfered and Sting took out Triple along with Billy Gunn, Road Dogg and X-Pac with a flying crossbody. My heart skipped when Nash, Hall and Hogan came down and fought as the N.W.O. I never thought I would see DX and N.W.O. square off like that. Then you have Shawn Michaels making an appearance and did the Sweet Chin Music on Sting.

In the end, all it took was a sledgehammer for Triple H beat Sting…

I was really, really gutted and a little upset. WWE were building Sting up and making him appear strong. Plus, it was his debut in WWE so surely he was going to win. Sting losing doesn’t really make sense to me. I was very confident that Sting was going to win. Did they big him up on purpose so we didn’t anticipate his loss? Does that mean that Sting is going to disappear now? Is there going to be a re-match between Triple H and Sting? They both shook hands at the end of the match so it does make me think that this feud is probably going to end for now.

Sting breaking the sledgehammer with his baseball bat was cool.

Regardless, I did enjoy it. I enjoyed seeing DX and N.W.O. square off and I enjoyed seeing Sting in the WWE ring for the first time. =)

  1. AJ Lee and Paige beat The Bella Twins (Tag Team Match)

It was rather humorous to see AJ getting knocked off the apron before she had been tagged in. I really liked Paige’s attire. It was both cool and easy on the eye. I’m glad her Wrestlemania debut was a win.

  1. John Cena beat Rusev (WWE United States Championship)

Rusev’s entrance was very grand. I’m not sure about those soldiers though… their legs didn’t look very natural when they were marching. They looked rubber. Haha.

If anyone was going to beat Rusev for the US title, it was going to be John Cena. I think on Raw tonight the huge US flag is going to drop down, just like how the Russian flag has been dropping down on recent episodes of Raw. =)

I’m pleased to see Lana back.

  1. The Undertaker beat Bray Wyatt (Singles Match)

Admittedly, I was very nervous about this match up. It’s no secret that the Undertaker had a nasty concussion last year in his match against Lesnar. How was he going to fare this year? If he fights this year.

He did fight this year… I think he has done better this year than he did last year. He did the Old School move. He looks very healthy. I was anxious at times whenever he wobbled about. Were these wobbly moments part of the act or had he suffered another concussion? I’m glad he won this year and I really, really liked his match with Wyatt.

I’m still with the view that the Undertaker’s streak should never have been broken, especially by Lesnar. I can understand why WWE chose Lesnar to beat Undertaker’s streak so I’m not complaining but I still maintain my views from last year.

  1. Seth Rollins beat Brock Lesnar (champion) and Roman Reigns (Triple Threat Match)

I think this was a great conclusion. I honestly thought that Lesnar would win the match and Rollins “cashes” in his Money in the Bank after the match. When Lesnar executed that third F5, it did cross my mind, at that point, that Rollins would cash in there and then. It turns out that he actually did! I was really happy that he did. I was even happier that he actually won the title. As far as I’m aware no one has cashed in the Money in the Bank at Wrestlemania before.

I do wonder what’s going to happen now. Will Orton challenge Rollins for the world championship? Will Big Show and Roman Reigns be part of the world championship picture as well? Maybe Sheamus will be added to the equation when he returns. I think I’ll have a good idea when Raw airs tonight.

THANKS FOR READING

 Sting diving

This has certainly thrown my sleeping pattern off schedule. I went to bed late but got up early. Haha. I was invited out to the pub quiz this evening but I decided not to go as I wanted to use today and this evening to slob about. Usually I would feel self-guilty and worry about not socialising, but I was too tired and relaxed to let it become an issue. Haha.

Thanks for reading.^^/

Ryan

WWE Royal Rumble 2015 Predictions

Royal Rumble 2015

I’m going to watch the Royal Rumble this Sunday and I’m looking forward to it. The Royal Rumble is my favourite event of the year along with Wrestlemania. Admittedly, I haven’t really been following it for the past year but I did get back into it when Daniel Bryan made his return. That and Sting making his first ever WWE appearance at Survivor Series…that was such a surreal moment. =)

Anyway, I decided to take this opportunity to share my predictions on what I think may happen…

Pre-Show.     New Day vs Cesaro, Tyson Kidd and Adam Rose

It may be short and sweet but I think the New Day will win. They’re popular with the crowd and from the audience point a view a win for the good guys will whet their appetite for the evening.

  1. The New Age Outlaws vs The Ascension

It’s nice to see Road Dogg and Billy Gunn again but I think the Ascension will win this match. It will be a good example on how the classic veterans put over the new generation and make them look strong in the tag team division. If the New Age Outlaws win then I think it will discredit the new and uprising tag team.

  1. The Usos vs The Miz and Damien Mizdow

I really want the Miz and Mizdow to win as I find them hilarious but I think the Usos will win. If the Ascension are going to go for the tag titles then the ideal place will be Wrestlemania. Since they appear to be bad guys they will need to face a tag team that’s probably popular, I.E., the Usos. With that reason in mind I think the Usos will win this match and keep hold of the titles at least when Wrestlemania comes.

  1. Paige and Natalya vs The Bella Twins

I think it would be cool if Paige and Natalya will win but I think it will be a win for the Bella Twins.

  1. John Cena vs Seth Rollins vs Brock Lesnar

Hmm… I have to say that this match is the hardest to call. I think any outcome of this match is likely. However, whatever happens, I do think that Brock Lesnar will lose the title… unless, he wins the match and the Undertaker makes a surprise entrance in the Royal Rumble, wins, and goes on to face Lesnar at Wrestlemania for the world title. Oh my, that would be some rematch. =D That would be an exciting outcome but I highly doubt that will happen. I can’t see Lesnar retaining his title.

My prediction is that either John Cena or Seth Rollins will win this match… anything could happen in this match. Cena could win the title and Rollins cashes his Money in the Bank. Or it could be that Cena wins and Rollins “cashes in” but doesn’t win the title as he is somehow thwarted by Sting.

  1. WWE Royal Rumble

In an ideal world, for me, Seth Rollins wins the title, Daniel Bryan wins the Rumble and they face each other at Wrestlemania 31 in the main event. I think that will be an amazing match. But… unfortunately, I can’t see that happening.

It seems like WWE wants to continue the feud between Bryan and Kane. I think Bryan will enter the Rumble and Kane (probably when eliminated) eliminates Bryan which continues the feud. They will either face each other at the following pay-per-view or at Wrestlemania 31.

Rusev could win the rumble and face Cena in the main event. Then it will be the whole USA versus Russia angle. I think if anyone is going to give Rusev his first loss it will be someone who won’t tap out to his Accolade, I.E, John Cena and Daniel Bryan. On this occasion I think it will be Cena.

Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns and Dean Amrbose are all good candidates too.

I like to see Adrian Neville and Sami Zayn in the rumble, even if they’re in the match for only a matter of minutes. Since Neville lost the NXT world title it could elevate him a push on the main WWE roster. I can see him having a great feud with either Wyatt or Amrbose. =)

It’d be great to see Scott Hall participate too. For many years I always wanted to see Scott Hall coming out to Razor Ramon’s music and enter the rumble. Since he appeared in the Raw Reunion episode perhaps there’s a chance that he’ll appear in the Royal Rumble too?

  1. Sting’s Future Involvement

I’m super excited that Sting has finally made his appearance in WWE.

I knew that he was part of the WWE system but I didn’t really think that I would see him in the actual WWE ring. His new theme is growing on me a little but I feel that they should have used his classic crow theme for his actual debut. His sudden appearance certainly caused a big impact but I still think they should have used his old theme for a short period. I wonder why he isn’t using his baseball bat. It’s his trademark weapon. Perhaps he’ll introduce it if or indeed when he faces Triple H?

It’s no secret that he wants to face the Undertaker but I think WWE are gearing him up to face Triple H. In the WWE 2K15 panel he said that he’d like to face Triple H as well. Since he keeps on thwarting Triple H’s schemes I think it could lead to a Wrestlemania match.

In an alternative ideal world it would be Seth Rollins vs Sting at Wrestlemania, Sting vs Triple at Summerslam and Sting vs Undertaker at next year’s Wrestlemania. However, it seems to me that Sting rather go up against wrestlers from his own generation (i.e., Triple H) rather than the younger generation.

So far I like the angle that they’re doing with Sting. He is being the vigilante who keeps on thwarting the Authority from getting their own way. It’s similar to the situation he was in when he was in the angle with the N.W.O. back in the WCW days. We know that he’s a vigilante and his “finger point” was clearly directed at Triple H, but it’s a matter of finding out why. I don’t want to guess why this might be but it makes me look forward to seeing Sting more. I highly anticipate that we will see Sting in the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. =)

THANKS FOR READING

Non Non Biyori Wallpaper

Right now I’m currently watching the FA Cup updates. Liverpool and Bolton are coming on TV later and I’m looking forward to it. Afterwards I’m going to listen to the Non Non Biyori drama CD that came recently. I’ve been waiting for a while for that to arrive and it’s finally here. =)

Thanks for reading.

Namaste.^^/

Ryan.

My First Year Blog Anniversary

Party Popper

Blog Tidings.^^/

It seems rather strange that I have been blogging for one full year now and this was met by many adventures that I did during that period. =) I’m not sure how it started really. I believe I was just rambling on with my family when it came up in passing that I should blog about my experiences with Autism. I learned over the years that writing things down can release my unwanted tension and it’s another form of me expressing myself. =)

After careful consideration, I registered on WordPress and my blogging journey started…

I could talk about my year as a whole, but instead, I’ll just summarise and link to the blogs that I think are significant.^^/

  1. Introduction

This is my introduction which I wrote one year ago. =)

(http://ryanlikestospeak.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/introduction/)

  1. WWE Raw 2013

I went to WWE Raw with my circle friends. I used to be a big fan of WWE but this was the first time that I attended an actual wrestling show. It was daunting but it wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be. Plus, my favourite wrestlers were in attendance.

(http://ryanlikestospeak.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/wwe-raw-experience/)

  1. Segway

This was good experience and an instant highlight of the year. I arranged a birthday treat for my brother. This was the first time that I had actually arranged anything. I was also venturing into the unknown here. It was a little distance away but we both had a really good time and I would do Segway again without hesitation.

(http://ryanlikestospeak.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/segway/)

  1. Pub-Quizzing

On some occasions I would go to the Pub Quiz either as a night out or to celebrate a special occasion. I would often have to have a long think about whether I want to go out or not. Last month though, I went to the pub quiz for Cheese’s (the friend, not the dairy product) birthday celebration. Instead of needing to think I just decided to deal with my emotions when the time arrived.

(http://ryanlikestospeak.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/pub-quizzing/)

  1. WWE Royal Rumble

In early 2014 I stayed at my brother’s until the early hours watching WWE Royal Rumble. For some televised wrestling events I would often stay over. Usually after the event I spend the rest of my night sitting in a chair reading as I don’t feel comfortable sleeping in someone else’s house.

(http://ryanlikestospeak.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/wwe-royal-rumble-2014/)

  1. Completing a Writing Course

This was certainly a joyous occasion and I celebrated it with a pint of J2O. 😉 I learned a lot about writing and how to approach a publisher. Nothing has been happening for me and my books just yet but I believe I’m steering myself in the right direction. =)

(http://ryanlikestospeak.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/passing-an-online-course/)

  1. Positivity and Autism

Naturally, coping with Autism can be tough. I tend to over-think and read into situations that are not there.

(http://ryanlikestospeak.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/negativity-to-positivity/)

(http://ryanlikestospeak.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/negativity-to-positivity-over-thinking/)

  1. Visiting College

Visiting my college again was quite a challenge. I was invited back to college a few times to watch performances and to catch up with people but I declined those offers. I was out of routine and had become unfamiliar with everything.

However, this year, I decided to pluck up my own courage and visited. I thought long and hard about this invitation but in the last minute I decided to say “yes.”

(http://ryanlikestospeak.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/visiting-college/)

  1. The Wedding Blogs

I didn’t have much to blog about in July except for one…my sister’s wedding. That was a very significant moment and I achieved a lot personally on that day.

(http://ryanlikestospeak.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/the-wedding-part-one/)

(http://ryanlikestospeak.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/the-wedding-part-two/)

  1. Yoga

My outlook on myself and confidence is highly due to my regular practice in Yoga.

(http://ryanlikestospeak.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/my-yoga-journey/)

(http://ryanlikestospeak.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/my-yoga-journey-continues/)

  1. Film with a Friend

I went to watch the Transformers film with a friend… this was definitely a significant moment as this was the first time that I’ve been out with someone without a family member being present. The following day I went to the cinema with my Dad, and I took the initiative as he is less familiar with the procedure then I am.

(http://ryanlikestospeak.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/transformers-age-of-extinction-film-review/)

(http://ryanlikestospeak.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/inbetweeners-2-film-review/)

  1. Impromptu Outing

Going to an impromptu trip to a train station was an interesting challenge.

(http://ryanlikestospeak.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/journey-to-tumbleweed-station/)

  1. November Happenings

November was very busy month and was perhaps the most challenging.

I designed a Halloween costume dressed as the Shockmaster for my Brother’s Halloween party. The day after that I went to London to watch Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. As I travelled to London it was necessary for me to stay in a hotel, the first time that I ever slept in a bed that wasn’t my own… If that wasn’t challenging enough, I then travelled to Liverpool to watch WWE Raw.

(http://ryanlikestospeak.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/halloween-as-the-shockmaster/)

(http://ryanlikestospeak.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/london-trip-part-one-the-preparation/)

(http://ryanlikestospeak.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/london-trip-part-two-the-london-experience/)

(http://ryanlikestospeak.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/london-trip-part-three-the-final-fantasy-concert/)

(http://ryanlikestospeak.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/wwe-raw-and-liverpool-experience/)

BLOGGING

I believe I still have a lot to learn where blogging is concerned. What I have learnt though is that at times I probably forced myself to blog about stuff if I felt that I should blog about it. I like to think that in one year I developed my own style of writing and blogging. I consider myself always upbeat and looking on the happy side of life.

What I learnt is that I need to enjoy what I’m writing and I would often remind myself that all these blogs are from my own point of view. I tend to get the best out of myself if I enjoy writing, especially when reviewing film and manga. It can be hard at times since I find it difficult to summarise but thankfully I have my editor (aka Mum) to help me out. 😉

I find as well that if you don’t force yourself to blog you will have more things to talk about.

I feel a lot better when I’m blogging as it’s a good way to express myself. However, it came to light at times that viewers from all over the world are actually reading what I have to say. I’m also aware that some of my blogs have put smiles on the faces of my friends.

Making people happy is what motivates me to continue writing and blogging. Being happy is important, and if I’m making someone happy then I intend to keep up with that flow! =)

THANKS FOR READING

Two Thumbs-Up

I summarised my whole year to the best of my abilities. How did I do? Did I waffle too much? Haha. Well, I had to figure out how I was going to write this blog. In all honesty, it wasn’t a tough as I anticipated. All I had to do was sum up what I did and share my adventures from last November to now. =)

I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. I can’t wait to see what my future adventures will involve next.

See you next time.^^/

Namaste,^^/

Ryan.

WWE Raw and Liverpool Experience

Raw in Liverpool

Winter Greetings.^^/

  1. Post-London, Pre-Raw

A lot has happened in November, especially around the time when I went to London. I found that even though I came back home, I still couldn’t really relax my mind. It seemed that everything was happening at once and I was dealing with lots of things at the same time. If it’s one thing, I usually find a way to work with it. However, too many things give me a head mush. At that point it did feel like my head was about to explode.

To cut a long story short, I had to make a decision whether I wanted to go to a surprise birthday gathering and to WWE Monday Night Raw with a few of my peeps. For the life of me I could not decide what I wanted to do. I enjoy celebrating the happiness of other people but I decided to reject the party invitation in the end. There would be lots of people there that I did not know. I didn’t fancy it in the end and decided not to go.

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I haven’t watched Raw in weeks. I sort of lost interest in WWE since Daniel Bryan and Bad News Barrett became absent. Did I really want to go to this live event when I wasn’t feeling very well? Not just any event, but an event that I’m not really that into at the moment. I literally decided to go in the last minute, an hour before I was being picked up.

It was at that point when I started to rush around. I had a shower, washed my hair, picked out my clothes and had dinner. I got it in my head as well that we were eating out, but I received a text explaining that we weren’t…oh my. So, with quick thinking, I had jacket potato with melted cheese. I fancied doing beans but as I was on my own I didn’t want to risk doing anything to myself. It’s one thing to harm myself if my parents were around, but if I’m on my home and cooking, that could spell trouble…

I tried to relax, but I couldn’t fully relax. I felt sick, dizzy, had a poorly chest and was eating a luke warm jacket spud. Haha…you’ve got to laugh in those situations. =) I decided to go to Raw as I already paid for my ticket, and, it could be interesting.

  1. Liverpool

The other reason I didn’t want to travel to Raw is because it was in Liverpool. Travelling to this city appears to be a bad omen to me. Throughout my life, every time I go to Liverpool, something goes wrong. It’s not that I dislike Liverpool it’s just that Liverpool dislikes me. XD

  1. I was going to college (which borders Liverpool) but went to the completely wrong campus! I think the driver was taking me to the technology campus. So, I was an hour and a half late for my first college class…. Later on, it was established that I was in the wrong class. Then, it was established that I was actually in on the wrong day. So yeah… I won’t forget about that day in a hurry!
  2. My Dad was taking me to Liverpool, since he used to be the kit man for a none-league side, when we broke down… the policeman helped us, but he came up to me and said ‘this is all your fault!’ It took us a full day to travel back home.
  3. I went to Liverpool to support the Foundation Degree students by watching one of their theatrical productions. However, we got completely lost and had to turn back. We asked for directions but none of the locals knew where the performance location was… silly people.
  4. I was going to perform as the violinist at the Maritime Museum and we were going to take the train, but…the train was cancelled so we had to walk in the scorching heat, take 4 buses, one underground train, and we made it with 15 minutes to spare. We only had time for one full rehearsal.
  5. We went to the theatre to watch Jonathan Pryce in a Harold Pinter production, but the show was cancelled because he was ill…

I really hoped that this trip to WWE would break my trend. I’m sure some day Liverpool and I can settle a truce and drink a J2O like old buddies. =) …that night wasn’t going to be one of those days though, as an incident occurred. It’s a recurring joke that I bring bad luck to Liverpool, but what happened was not a funny matter.

There was a car crash on the motorway involving four cars, which in turn made the roads very busy. I felt instantly bad. I thought “they had a crash because I came to Liverpool.” Thinking rationally now, that’s not really the case. Accidents happen all the time, especially when drivers get impatient on the road. Regardless of everything, I pray that they are all safe and recovering at the speed of light.^^/

  1. WWE Monday Night Raw

We just made it with five minutes to spare. It was an absolute rush. I don’t handle travelling very well, I tend to get sick. I felt unwell to begin with, but the long journey didn’t really settle me. It unsettled me more when we had to rush to our seats, and that took a while too. A gent actually hijacked one of our seats so we had to ask him to move.

The show started pretty quickly. Well, actually, it began with WWE Superstars. Then, it went to WWE Raw. All the while I was still battling with my emotions and tried to focus on the show. The trick I used was taking photos and video clips for my Uncle. I sat on an end isle seat as I could escape whenever I want. However, the Echo arena was a very big arena and I didn’t really fancy getting lost in that building. Haha.

The biggest chants were “Where’s our network?” Apparently, this does not bode well with the WWE officials. When Raw was on TV, they edited this out as best as they could. Other bigger chants were Miz and Mizdown, Dolph Ziggler, Big Show, Sheamus and the crowd.

The crowd were bantering with each other. If the match bored them then they would find a way to entertain themselves. One guy held up a sign but he had that confiscated by a security gent and everyone chanted “you sold out!” The biggest boos were directed at another security guard. The bottom crowd were playing around with a beach ball during the Sheamus and Rusev match. He got heavily boo’d when he confiscated the beach ball, probably more than Cena. They chanted “you suck!”

The intro was funny, when everyone chanted “John Cena sucks” that went along with his entrance song. The UK really does have a good crowd.^^/

I didn’t join in with any of the banter as my head was really bad and I felt unwell. The sheer noise was not very pleasant, and it did detract from the Raw show somewhat.

Paige got a few standing ovations. I know I stood up and clapped, and I even went down a few steps so I could snap a good picture of her. =) I liked how Lilian Garcia sang our national anthem, it was sweet and touching. Some of the top tier crowd were booing though and chanting about the network. I thought that was disrespectful and in bad taste, but I just ignored them and listened to the anthem.

I also liked the Sting promo and Triple H making an appearance. I kept on anticipating Bad News Barrett making a sudden appearance though, and was gutted when he didn’t.

When the show finished we all darted out asap. I thought the show was ok but I was certainly glad when it was over. I would say that I’ve enjoyed last year’s Raw more, this year I somewhat lost interest in WWE and I was going through a lot this time around. I am focusing on what I enjoyed about the show though, rather than recalling what went through my mind at that moment. I know I’m talking all about it now, but I’m feeling much better and more open to talk about it. =)

  1. Going home

I was asked if I wanted to take a detour to McDonalds on the way home. I declined. It didn’t matter whether I was hungry or not, I just wanted to go home. When I got home my Dad bought me and my Mum McDonalds. I was pleasantly surprised as I didn’t know that there were any McDonalds that were open 24/7.

I’m not a fast food lover, but sometimes fast food is better than no food. 😉

THANKS FOR READING

I was spotted on TV courtesy of a close friend. It’s a blur, but my T-Shirt has made it on TV. I was spotted during Paige’s entrance. Haha. Fame at last. =D Here is the picture.^^/

Me on TV

I wasn’t going to upload this blog until I give account of the 1st Year Anniversary blog, which I plan to post on the 16th November. I’m still recovering from a very busy couple of days. However, my gut instinct told me to upload this blog right now instead of waiting.

With all that is said and done, I can finally relax. I have nothing pressing to focus on. It’s always important to remember to focus on the positive points. It can be hard at times when your head is in a mush, but it’s not impossible. And I like to think that I’m capable of doing that, even when I’m not in the best state of mind.

I endure a lot inside with my Autistic quirks but I always mask my face and feelings with a smile. =)

See you all for now.

Namaste,^^/

Ryan.

Dressing up as the Shockmaster!

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Spook Tidings!^^/

  1. The Idea

For Halloween I went to my brother’s Halloween party dressed as the Shockmaster.[1]

I decided to come as the Shockmaster since March, during the time when I watched WWE Wrestlemania with my Brother and co., everyone was bantering and someone suggested that we all should go to the gathering dressed up as a wrestler, to mark the occasion. I decided at that moment that I was going to dress up as the Shockmaster since it would be funny and no one would suspect it. It was sort of last minute though, so I decided to put that idea on ice. But, then I had a thought… what if I was to dress up as that gimmick for Halloween? It would be amazing, I thought, and so I would bide my time until October…

October had arrived and my brother did indeed arrange a Halloween party for us all. But, I was then under the impression that my Brother decided not to hold a party this year so I decided not to pursue with the Shockmaster costume. It turns out that that I misunderstood, so, my costume idea was back on!

  1. The Items

The Shockmaster had a huge Stormtrooper Helmet which was covered in silver paint and sprayed with a lot of glitter. He also had a huge black fluffy coat and denim jeans.

Getting my hands on a Stormtrooper Helmet was difficult. I could have bought one off Ebay but I opted out of this. The ones I saw were very expensive and not local. Haha. Upon my Mum’s advice I went to a few local charity shops to see if they had any in stock. Big moment coming up…

Me and Dad went into a shop and browsed randomly for something entirely different. We both walked out and it occurred to me that we forgot to ask for a Stormtrooper Helmet! So, I went back inside the shop, and asked the lady at the till if she had any Stormtrooper helmets in stock. She went to have a look, came back, and said no. I sort of smiled and said ‘thanks for looking’… I didn’t really know what to do after that as situations like this doesn’t happen that often. I decided to say my byes and left the store. In hindsight, I think that was the best protocol action to take.^^/

Desperate times called for desperate measures… we had to make a Stormtrooper Helmet ourselves!

  1. The Making

I refer to ‘ourselves’ since my Mum kindly gave me a helping hand with the helmet.

First off, we measured my head with a bucket. Then, we used lots of newspaper and glued it onto the bucket. We had to keep leaving the layers to dry overnight, so, we’d often put them in an airing cupboard to leave them to dry. We decided that my face required room so we then added a fruit bowl underneath the top of the bucket. Plus, it adds stability.

When bits of newspaper were dry my Dad carefully lifted the dried newspapers from the bucket with ease. However… he couldn’t get the fruit bowl out! D=

After all this we covered the newspaper with a layer of brown paper. We then shaped the front bit of the helmet using cardboard tubes, covering them first in silver foil. Our next step was to spray paint the whole thing silver. When this was dry we painted the helmet with silver glitter glue to get that sparkly effect. Thus, on the morning of the Halloween party, it was officially complete!

  1. The Party and Reaction

I sort of had my doubts to be honest, I won’t lie. Whilst we all did the best we could the helmet did not look anything like a Stormtrooper Helmet nor did it look like the Shockmaster. Haha! We all had a good laugh at it though.

I think as long as it had the comical effect and it makes people laugh, it’s all good. It was why I decided to dress up as him in the first place, to make everyone laugh. =) Still, I must say though, people would probably mistake me for a darlik rather than some wrestler from the 90’s. Haha!

I walked to my Brother’s door, knocked on it, he opened up and I shouted “I’m going to SHOOOOCK YOOOOOOOOOU!!!” he laughed, Cheese laughed and everyone else laughed as well. Everyone laughed and the atmosphere was great. My job was done. As my job was done that meant me taking off my helmet! XD

  1. The Conclusion

It was a good evening. I spoke to a couple of new people and we have similar interests in common. I was happy to speak to these new people and I felt like I instigated the conversation at times. Good for me. =D I was a little bit under the weather and felt slightly nervous at knowing or not knowing who may or who may not be there. I did ok though.

THANKS FOR READING

 The Shockmaster 3

I had utmost fun doing the Shockmaster costume. In truth though if I had more time then I reckon I could have done a better job and come better prepared. I felt a little disheartened from time to time and took jokes from my parents perhaps a little too seriously. I did ok under the circumstances. In all honestly I would have been more anxious about the Halloween party had it not been for the more upcoming London trip the following day.

I will tell you all about my London trip in future blogs. It was a very significant moment in my life and I’m still feeling the after affects even now. Bear with me for a couple of days and I will fill you in all about it. Stay tuned. =)

Ps, you probably gathered that I spent the evening with a fruit bowl on my head, and you would be right! 😉

Thanks for reading.

Sayonara.^^/

Ryan

[1] The Shockmaster, portrayed by Fred Ottman, was a wrestling gimmick from the World Championship Wrestling promotion during the 1990’s. The Shockmaster made an infamous debut due to his falling incident during a WCW segment. Here is the Youtube clip that shows the incident: <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5oMiqJRVqs>

Living a Happy Life

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May Tidings.

 

I’m going to take this opportunity to talk about life. It may seem serious, depending on how you look at it, but that’s not my intention.

 

WWE are known for many controversies but they also do a lot of amazing things. Like, for example, Make-A-Wish Foundation where people who are seriously ill get their wish and meet their favourite superstars. I’d explain it but you can just watch the video below, it’s only 5 minutes long so shouldn’t take any of your time away. =)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfS0deQlgHw

 

Did you watch it? What are your thoughts? I find Connor to be a very strong boy. He was ill but here he chose to focus on the positives and be himself rather than feel sorry for himself. I find that to be amazing and it shows how strong people like Connor really are.

 

Young people like Connor do make you think about life in general. To me, it’s something that you should never take seriously. Sure, there are many hardships for many people, I’ve had many hardships when I was little, but at the end of the day it all depends on how you look at life. I know what’s happening in the world and many things happened in my past that I didn’t like. Sometimes, it can be painful to recall those memories (depending on my mood) but, sometimes, life guides you through unexpected journeys.

 

I learnt in my years to let things go and appreciate what I have and what I am. There are things I can’t change. The only thing I can change is my perception and views on life. My view on life: Be happy.

 

John Lennon said it himself. His mum told him that the most important thing in life is to be happy. So, when his teacher asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, he said he wanted to be happy. The teacher said that he didn’t understand the question and John replied that he didn’t understand life. A very compelling quote right there. =)

 

What Connor has shown in that video, the point I’m sort of trying to make, is that whether you live until your 10 or 100, you should fill that time by focusing on what makes you happy. We all go through hardships but those hardships should not hinder your chance of being happy. Dealing with those hardships make you strong and make you who you are. Being alive and happy in this world is an amazing feeling. =)

 

Life is worth living, and I’m living the life I want to live and focusing on the things I love in the given moment. =)

 

Namaste.^^/

Ryan

Post WrestleMania 30 Review

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Good Evening.^^/

 

It was one of those nights again where I went over to my brother’s, stayed up half the night to watch WWE wrestling. It wasn’t just an ordinary event though, it was Wrestlemania 30. =D I’m now going to share some of my thoughts on the segments and matches.

 

Opening Segment

It was a cool touch seeing Hogan, Stone Cold and Rock in the ring together. That slip up from Hogan when he said silver dome instead of super dome is definitely a memorable moment. The Rock was funny on the mic. In my opinion, this was a great way to kick off Wrestlemania 30.

 

Daniel Bryan vs Triple H

This was a fantastic match that had both elements of storyline and wrestling. I heard that Triple H beefed himself up in order to compete in this match, he certainly looked strong when he came out. My first thought was ‘My word, his neck’s disappeared!’ But then I thought ‘Wait, did he actually have a neck to begin with?’ XD Regardless, he looked the part.

I genuinely couldn’t anticipate the outcome of this battle but the match as a whole pleased me greatly. Triple H can still perform and he had one heck of a match with Daniel Bryan. This is without a doubt my favourite match of the night.

 

The Shield vs Kane and the New Age Outlaws

This was a pretty short match compared to Daniel Bryan and Triple H.

I would have liked to see the Shield perform for a little bit longer but I can see why this was made into a short match. Roman Reigns looked like a beast, with that double spear to the New Age Outlaws. The ending was just as cool with both the New Age Outlaws being at the end of the Powerbomb.

Do I believe in the Shield? …Yes. 😉

 

André the Giant Memorial Trophy Battle Royal

This was built up to make it look like Big Show would win. I felt that it would be more then appropriate that Big Show would win the trophy.  In truth, I was actually cheering Big Show to win but then surprise, surprise Cesaro won.

I most definitely did not see that coming. It was clever not to announce that he was participating or show his entrance. It seems like he’s going to become a face, which I approve, it could mean that he’s gunning for a championship once again. The way he threw Big Show out of the ring was most impressive and I’m glad to see the sportsmanship after the match.^^/

 

John Cena vs Bray Wyatt

Quite decent match.

There was quite a lot of deep psychological storyline from John Cena’s point of view. It seems like not only was he battling with Bray Wyatt but he was mostly fighting with himself. With the way the match was going it made you think that he was going to turn heel. I.E., beat Bray Wyatt down, go past boiling point, and beat him up more than necessary.

In the end it was John Cena’s victory. He might have won the battle but did he win the war? It would be interesting if this leads somewhere in the future, even if his feud with Bray Wyatt has ended.

 

Vickie Guerrero’s Divas Championship Invitational

I wonder how the Female wrestlers felt since this match happened right after the Brock Lesnar and the Undertaker match. AJ Lee winning was pretty much what I had expected. Although, the way AJ moved Naomi’s hand to make it look like she ‘tapped’ was very humorous to watch. =D

 

Triple Threat for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship

I thought that Batista was going to win this match since I figured that it would have been part of his contract. I was surprised again when Daniel Bryan defied the odds and ended up winning the title. It was truly a magnificent sight.

I have been following Daniel Bryan’s career when he was known as the “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson. Never in a million years would I have thought that not only would he be in WWE, be the most popular superstar but, he would go on to headline Wrestlemania and win the championship! I’m very pleased for him. I wore his “YES” shirt and I chanted proudly when he won. Haha.

Bryan wrestled for just under 50 minutes in both matches combined. I’m calling it now, I want to see a 60 Minute Iron Man Match in next year’s WrestleMania between Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, Cesaro and Adrian Neville. XD!

I’m hoping that Randy Orton is ok. When he used the RKO (well, technically Neckbreaker. XD) on Daniel Bryan it looked like he landed on the small TV monitor thing. He looked like he was in a lot of pain and I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t wrestle for a couple of weeks.

 

Finally, this wasn’t the last match but it’s the match that I have the most views on…

 

Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker.

I wasn’t really engaged with the hype and build-up of this match. Like a lot of people out there I automatically assumed that the Undertaker was going to win. I just thought that Brock wouldn’t gain anything from ending Undertaker’s Wrestlemania streak since he’s a part time wrestler. Then, to my utmost surprise, Lesnar pins the Undertaker for the 1-2-3! =O

I was literally dumbstruck and so was everyone in New Orleans. You could’ve heared a pin drop, it was that quiet. I actually don’t think the commentators knew that the Undertaker was going to lose since their reaction seemed genuine.

I can’t really say that I approve of Undertaker losing, especially at Wrestlemania, but don’t necessarily agree with him losing to Brock. What did Brock gain from beating the Undertaker? In my opinion if the Undertaker was going to lose his streak he should have lost it to someone of the future like Daniel Bryan or Roman Reigns.  Not to someone who performs part time. Is there a secret motive to Brock Lesnar winning? Or is Lesnar going to become a full time wrestler from now on?

I felt a bit sorry for the Undertaker in general, watching the match it looked like the Undertaker was struggling to walk. Was his age catching up with him? Or are his legs going? I did get the impression that Lesnar was holding back as usually he could pound his opponents down with no remorse. He didn’t do that with the Undertaker.

 

So, with all that in mind, it begs the question, what of the Undertaker now? I’ll toss up a couple of theories now.

 

The Undertaker’s Future

What I’m thinking now is a mixture of what I’d like to happen and what could happen.

It’s no secret that Sting wants to fight the Undertaker, and it’s no secret that we all want that to happen. Since Sting’s TNA time is over the rumours of him coming to WWE have been stronger than ever.

I propose that the Undertaker and Sting have been in talks about how to make their match as realistic and most anticipated as possible. They have to make it in a way where the Undertaker and Sting are equal. Perhaps they’re working it for the following WrestleMania?

But, how do you get Sting and Undertaker on equal footing? If Undertaker goes undefeated against Sting then we can all guess for England that the Undertaker will walk away the victor. However, since he lost to Brock Lesnar, if that match between Taker and Sting was arranged then that would make them equal. So, maybe that’s the main reason why Brock beat the Undertaker. The Undertaker wanted someone to beat him for the build-up to his match against Sting and the only wrestler that could legitimately beat Taker was Brock.

I have been speculating all this time that Sting will make an entrance on Monday Night Raw, the one after Wrestlemania and interrupts Undertaker’s “retirement” speech.

There’s a strong chance that the Undertaker will come out on Raw this evening, make an “important announcement” and then Sting comes in and make his WWE debut for the first ever time. =D I seriously want that to happen and I would love it more if he gets back his crow look and crow music from his WCW days. I especially hope for the silent Sting, where stories were told with his eyes rather than through speaking. =D

 

I say all this but most of it is just me hoping to see Sting in the WWE, especially against the Undertaker.

If Sting should appear in the WWE then I would want to be taken by surprise. It’s because of that reason that I’m avoiding all media as much as I can. I can’t wait for Raw tonight. =D

 

Winding Down

Phew!

 

I never planned to make a Wrestlemania review but when I woke up very late this morning/afternoon I suddenly had the urge to.

 

Boy, did I go to bed late last night, and I’ve got badminton this evening! I’m definitely going to sleep sound tonight. =D

 

^^/

Ryan

WWE Royal Rumble 2014

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Headlock Tidings! ^^/

 

Last weekend I spent at my brother’s until the early hours. We played the who am I? game (this time I didn’t give anything away!) as well as Dungeons and Dragons.

 

Admittedly I wasn’t so keen on D and D at first as I found it too confusing and kept on getting things wrong. I felt rather guilty because I was under the impression that I got everyone frustrated because if my continuous misunderstandings. It turns out that it was all in my head. Luckily I have a better grasp of how to play it more efficiently.

 

The main purpose of going that very evening was to watch the WWE Royal Rumble 2014. This means staying up until early hours of the morning. I always had great difficulty sleeping anywhere if it wasn’t in my own bed. Gradually, over time, I was able to overcome this obstacle. It’s still fairly rare for me to stay the evening at someone else’s place though. I usually only ever do this when a major WWE event is on, like Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania.

I think it all started when I visited a friend’s house when we worked on my project for Uni. It took longer than expected and so we all worked a long time. I stayed and worked on that project from 4pm to 5am! I wasn’t so concerned about myself because I was very focused on completing my task. I had a few impromptu naps as well. So, I think I showed that I can do something like this if I really need to. From then on I tried my best to not worry about staying over. I just think, in those moments, “What do I feel like doing? Am I up for staying up until the early hours?” Each and every single time my answer will change depending on how I feel. I wasn’t up for it so much last year but I was up for it this time around. =)

 

As for the Royal Rumble event itself… it certainly had some interesting twists and it has obviously bought much controversy. When I say controversy, I meant huge negative criticism from social media. Instead of giving you my thoughts on this news I’m just going to focus on what I enjoyed about this event. =D

 

The pre-show match was good; it was certainly nostalgic seeing the New Age Outlaws back in the ring again. Not only that, but winning the tag team titles! I bet they would never have guessed that they’d win the tag team titles again after 10 years. Goldust and Cody Rhodes were good too. What does anyone think about Goldust doing a forward flip on the outside? For a man his age that is quite amazing. It goes to show that no matter how old you are- at the end of the day age is just a number. =) I’m 25 but I never felt a day older since I started college. =)

 

Daniel Bryan against Bray Wyatt was an amazing match! I was thoroughly engaged with the story and action that these two wrestlers shared. It did leave a somewhat sour taste in my mouth when Bryan lost though but I do think there was a good justification there. Bryan suffered from a concussion in real life a couple of weeks back and Bray Wyatt took advantage of that. So, it was probably legitimate that Bryan lost because he wasn’t 100%.

 

Roman Reigns…what a beast. Ever since the Survivor Series I made a prediction that he was going to break Kane’s record and eliminate the most superstars ever in a single Royal Rumble match. And I was right with my assumption. =) I’m pleased that he got into the final two, he looked very strong and monstrous.

 

As soon as Batista was announced to be a Royal Rumble participant and confronted Randy Orton I sort of knew that he was always going to win this year’s Royal Rumble. The timing of his return was rather odd but I think he’s starring in an upcoming film in WWE studios. Perhaps they’re trying to raise Batista’s profile to promote the film? Whatever the case it won’t change the fact that Batista won.

 

For me I would have liked CM Punk, Daniel Bryan or Roman Reigns to win the Rumble. You could say that I no longer believe in the Shield, I believe in Roman Reigns! =D

 

Have a nice day! Bang! Bang! ^^/

Ryan