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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Days 1054 - 1060 Sunday, February 6, 2011 - Saturday, February 12 , 2011

Days 1054 - 1060 Sunday, February 6, 2011 - Saturday, February 12 , 2011

Day 1054 ( Interview )
Sunday, February 6, 2011

Went to Okayama city today to do an interview for a similar teaching job, based in another prefecture. I think it went well, but lets see how everything will go. I have some thinking to do. At the interview they told me that we don't have to pay that exorbitant fee for the Japanese insurance thing. So it is like this :

Kokumen Hoken - I think this is the national health insurance and if you want this one, you have to pay back money for how long you have been working in Japan.

Shakai Hoken - This one you don't have to pay the back money but not every city or company uses this insurance. Your company stands part of the insurance fee while you pay the other part.

Day 1055 (Accident in Niimi)
Monday, February 7, 2011

The vice principal at my school today showed me an internet footage about a bus that was transporting some students that met in an accident. The students were from the biggest elementary school in Niimi and the news was all over Japan. Even my friend in Tokyo sent me a message about seeing the accident on TV. Here it is

Okayama bus-crane crash hurts 21

OKAYAMA (Kyodo) Twenty elementary school pupils and a man were injured Monday morning when a truck-mounted crane struck a school bus carrying 51 children, causing the bus to crash into an office building in Niimi, Okayama Prefecture, police and fire officials said.

The pupils and a 43-year-old businessman who was working in the building were taken to hospitals with abrasions and other minor injuries, while other passengers reported feeling sick, the officials said.

The crane truck was entering a road when the arm of the crane struck the bus at around 7:45 a.m., causing the bus to knock over a utility pole before crashing into an automobile sales and repair firm.

The police are questioning the 57-year-old driver of the crane truck and the 62-year-old bus driver on suspicion that negligence was involved in the accident.

The damage to the utility pole triggered a power outage affecting about 250 households in the area.


Went to bible study in the night and one of my friend's there showed me a book that was advertising Jamaica.

Day 1056 ( Season 5 Video Shooting )
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Today marks 2 years ago since my cousin / best friend Andre Jasper Mair died. R.I.P mi bredda. since Andre died, I don't know who else I can call a best friend. I have a couple of good friends but no best friend. My book was dedicated to him. 安らかにお眠り下さい。

In the evening I did a video shoot for the 5th season of my show. This was the intro part. It took only 25-30 mins complete.

I then went to the Tuesday Ekaiwa thing where we spoke about hobbies. The lady to the right in the picture also does karate with me and she spoke about her love for karate. So she decided to do a kata and she asked me and my friend Andrew to also do it as well.

Day 1057
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Went back to my apartment after work and finally ended the game Bayonetta.

Day 1058 (Ear acting up)
Thursday, February 10, 2011

My ear started acting up again so I wanted to ask for about a 30 mins time off from work today to go to the ear, nose and throat doctor. Unfortunately, the principal and vice principal left early and there was no one else to ask if I could do that. So I stayed until 4pm then dashed quickly to go to the doctor. The one I went to was not opened on Thursdays so I had to go to the central hospital and luckily an ENT specialist was there. Now my ear is fine again.

Played football in the night and as usual it was fun, and also as usual I was very tired quickly.

Day 1059 (Social Network)
Friday, February 11, 2011

Today was a well needed national holiday. I stayed in all day, didn't even open my apartment. I ended up watching the movie Social Network, based on the founders of FaceBook. It was quite an interesting movie.

Day 1060 ( Step up 3 )
Saturday, February 12, 2011

Stayed in for most of the day today again. Watched the movie step up 3. The story line was lame and predictable also the acting was horrible. But the dancing was AWESOME!!! I didn't really care about the story line but I wanted to see the dancing which was just amazing.

In the evening I was going to the darts bar and when I opened my apartment door it was all snow. I picked up my friend and we still went to the darts bar though. I played 4 games. Won 2 of them and lost 2. My friend in Tokyo drew a picture of me doing karate.


Yeah Richard I play the PS3 with HDMI -> HDMI connection, suh it run faaas. And yeah is Chantell Crooks send the tings dem fi mi.

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