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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Days 1019 - 1025 Sunday, January 2, 2011 - Saturday, January 8 , 2011

Days 1019 - 1025
Sunday, January 2, 2011 - Saturday, January 8 , 2011



Day 1019 { Recapping 2010 }
Sunday, January 2, 2011

After such a wonderful time over the Christmas, it is back to my boring apartment :( Today I re-stocked my apartment with groceries from the super market, and that is all I did today. To provide some entertainment, I started re-watching an old Japanese animation that I used to watch about 10-11 years ago in Jamaica, name Dragon Ball Z. Only this time it is in High Definition.

Recap of 2010

January 1, 2010

Started off the New Year in the Philippines, then headed back to Japan.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m2TOY3-OBw

http://davecollyjap.blogspot.com/2010/01/day-653-happy-new-year-back-to-japan.html

Also season 3 of my show started http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqsTRlt1CNA


January 30
Went skiing for the first time in my life http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNwwdU64v3M


January 31

Me and my girl friend of 1 yr 2 months broke up... We had irreconcilable differences. We both saw it coming but we still held on, until I finally initiated it. It was really difficult for us both but we thought it was the best thing. However, it tore me to shreds because she helped me with everything, so this day was possibly the worst day for me so far in Japan. It would have been easier for me if I was in Jamaica with support from people and with activities like crazy but in country side Japan ??? My mind was going through hell. No one to talk to, no where to turn. I am happy this time had passed eventually. Going through it was no fun.

The good is that, this hard situation lead me to start studying Japanese like crazy and also lead me to start the process of writing my book.

Relationships can be so hard sometimes, even worst when we are from different cultural backgrounds. I wish there was a manual for such.


March 31 - Went to South Korea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ3EYP3rNOQ

http://davecollyjap.blogspot.com/2010/04/days-739-745-sunday-saturday-march-28.html


May 8 and 9
- Went to Tokyo for One Love Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?Link
v=e6TyKhyX9Q4

http://davecollyjap.blogspot.com/2010/05/days-774-780-sunday-saturday-may-2-may.html


May 26
Printed first 5 copies of my book for editing purposes

June 14
Had a photo shoot for my book. I heard from sources that the person who took my photos, didn't really like me. Also heard that this person was telling others about me and somewhat painted a bad image of me to others. OOh well such is life.

June 23

95 of my books arrived
http://davecollyjap.blogspot.com/2010/06/days-823-829-sunday-saturday-june-20.html


July 1

My book debuted in Japan


July 20
My book was ranked number 7 at the local book store in my area

http://davecollyjap.blogspot.com/2010/07/days-851-857-sunday-july-18-saturday.html

July 27

Went to New York

July 29

Went to Virginia via Washington DC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFG7vmTKIRU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzH17RoYWws&feature=related

http://davecollyjap.blogspot.com/2010/08/days-858-864-sunday-july-25-saturday.html

August 9

Went to Jamaica and surprised both my mom and sister. Did some poetry readings while in Jamaica.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPJTAhxs7BY - My Love for you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7PHsdV7Sos&feature=related
- I am sorry
Link
http://davecollyjap.blogspot.com/2010/08/days-872-878-sunday-august-8-saturday.html


August 27
Back to Japan and back to my apartment

September 1

Fourth season of my show started today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmZ5M1NdPeA



September 14

My book was sold out in the local book store

September 19

My third birthday in Japan so I went to visit my friend in Kochi Prefecture.

October 8

Started going to a darts bar in Niimi

October 22

Did Karate Exam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9bwpToUnDA


November 16

Got my blue belt in Karate today

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/10892594

December 12

Entered a darts competition.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWVQQ440UDU


December 23

Went to my first wedding in Japan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPs0_UL3txM

December 25

Went to Tokyo for my winter vacation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAAojNMgps8

December 31

Went to a New Year and Congratulations Party in Hiruzen, Maniwa, Okayama, Japan.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhPcSwxKlBg


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Day 1020 { Toy Story 3}
Monday, January 3, 2011

I hope reading my recap was some what interesting, because this week was really boring for me. Today I went to the post office to mail a game to my friend in Yokohoma, only to realize that everywhere was closed. I ended up watching Toy story 3 on my computer. It was very interesting.

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Day 1021 {Toyota Prius top selling car of all time}
Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Today all I did was paid my rent and my credit card bill then played a bit of Call of duty Black ops.


The Toyota Prius is now the top selling car in Japan, dethroning the Toyota Corolla...


Toyota Motor Corp. sold more than 315,000 units of its Prius gas-electric hybrid in Japan last year, making it the top vehicle in the nation and dethroning the Corolla for the first time in 20 years.

The previous record was held by the Corolla, which Toyota sold about 300,000 of in 1990.

Boosted by government subsidies and tax incentives for environmentally safer cars, the Prius chalked up strong sales with its high fuel-efficiency and low price compared with conventional hybrid cars.


http://search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20110104a6.html


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Day 1022 { My TV Arrived :) }
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Paid some money on my car checkup thing today, I have only 1 installment left and I am done.

I received my 37 inch Sharp Aquos TV today, that I bought from Akihabara in Tokyo. Instantly I started replaying ninja Gaiden sigma 1 on it with my PS3. I cannot yet hook up my computer because I need a device to convert analog to digital (DVI - Dsub) So I ordered it on amazon today.

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Day 1023 {Last Company Meeting for the school year 2010-2011}

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Went to a company meeting in Okayama city with the other English teachers today. All we did was watched a video and discussed it in groups. The meeting lasted from about 1pm until about 4pm.

When I got back to my city, I ate dinner by myself at a nearby restaurant. It is the first I am eating at this restaurant by myself in a very long time. I don't like going here alone because I hate when everyone just start staring and laughing. It drives me nuts, and I just cannot get used to it. If even one other person, anybody, Japanese or foreigner was there with me I feel a lot better. The kids especially just can't help themselves from staring.

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Day 1024 { New Chair }

Friday, January 7, 2011

Stayed in for most of the day. Received the DVI - Dsub converter thing today and I attached it to my TV. So now my computer information can be seen on my 37 inch screen :)

I received some food stuff from my Jamaican friend in Tokyo today. She sent some Jamaican soup packs, a piece of Jamaican Christmas cake, corned beef, sausage and some other stuff :) Thanks Chantell !!!

Later in the evening I went to the darts bar. I won one game of darts out of 3, against the guys who were there. I am almost 100% sure that we won't be seeing much of one of the guys because he now has a new girl friend :) who I also know quite well.


The Darts bar owner asked me to create some DVDs for him with songs by Rihanna and this other artist from Bulgaria name Sahara or Andrea... if you watch this video you will see why he likes her ... Be warned, it is very very sexy... And your wife/girlfriend may become insecure or even fall in love. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBHv0pO94JQ

Maaan Balkan girls are hottt. Anyway, the darts bar owner said if I burned some DVDs for him, he will sell me a nice chair for only 3000 yen. He gave me the chair for the 3000 yen and I will be giving him the DVDs on Monday.


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Day 1025 { Multi-Million dollar fish} Saturday, January 8, 2011

Went to Okayama city again today to visit the orthodontist. While going there, I missed my stop and had to walk back for about 7 mins. My orthodontist wasn't there today, so 2 other persons had to attend to me.



Check out this Multi-Million dollar fish

Giant bluefin fetches ¥32 million

A giant bluefin tuna fetched a record ¥32.49 million in Tokyo on Wednesday during the first auction of the year at the world's largest wholesale fish market.



The price for the 342-kg tuna beat the previous record set in 2001 when a 202-kg fish sold for ¥20.2 million, Tsukiji market spokesman Yutaka Hasegawa said. "It was an exceptionally large fish," Hasegawa said. "But we were all surprised by the price."

1 comment:

zRö TöLéRàNçE said...

Dave - Day 1024 - which Chantell you talking bout? Crooks?

Do you use HDMI to connect your PS3 to the TV? What you do with your old TV?