you're looking for something to do today then watch your back because
it's Day of the Ninja! There are two ninjas in the room with you
right now... But let's get right into celebrating Day of the
WHY IS THIS A
Because ninjas are freaking awesome! They're sneaky little
killers that have been a part of our lives for quite some time... even
if it was just through TV and movies, for most of us. But the
long-lived battle of awesomeness between pirates and ninjas has been
going on for quite a while. And since the pirates have their own
special day, it's only right that the ninjas get a holiday too, right?
Just agree... one of the ninjas in your room is about to pounce!
Ninjas are stealth mercenaries from Japan, that didn't quite get
into the limelight in the history books, like the Japanese samurai did.
They were usually from the lower class and were trained to be really
secretive, even about their own identity. They were pretty much like
early spies, who did the dirty work for the Japanese. They would
sabotage, assassinate and collect information about the enemy.
training started as they were children because we all know practice
makes perfect. They would finely tune their bodies with long runs,
stealthily swim through water and climb a number of obstacles. Ninjas
were also great with disguises but the all black uniforms we see them
depicted in today aren't really historically accurate. No one seems to
have to written about such an outfit. In fact, they dressed more like a
samurai, but they did use katanas and throwing stars. And they are still in your room... just kidding! ...or am I? ;)
So, how can you celebrate today? Well for starters, why don't
you dig a little deeper into the true history of ninjas? It always
helps to know what you're really celebrating, and sometimes what we
think we know is far from the truth. So grab a book or find a good
documentary and start splashing some wisdom on your brain. Once you
know what ninjas really did you might be all about celebrating them
today, even if you are a pirate lover! And once you know the
truth, perhaps you'd like to take a stab at being a ninja for a day?
Dress up in a disguise and see how long you can go without people
noticing you. Set out some kind of plan you want to achieve for the day
and see how ninja-like you really are. I don't care if it's something
as simple as sneaking up on 10 people just to tap them on the shoulder
or something as hard as making your own shoes so you can walk on
water... just go be a ninja! And sure, you could stay in and
watch ninja movies all day but why don't you connect with some other
ninja lovers today? Ask around online or call your friends up and see
who has a love for these sneaky Japanese folk. Once you have a few
people willing to celebrate with you, you could do something cool like
go to a place with a bunch of gymnastic equipment and work on your
flips and parkour-style moves. And then, after you're all wore you, you
can all watch a ninja movie as you feast on some Japanese takeout.
Have a great day and... wait... where'd you go?