Sunday, January 8, 2012 - Saturday, January 14, 2012
Day 1390 ( Top 5 Regrets people have before Death)
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Stayed in today and did some studying and played games.
Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed
I found this interesting article and decided to add it.
2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my [true] feelings.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
Day 1391 ( Over 30,000 Suicides for 14th Consecutive Year )
Monday, January 9, 2012
Suicides top 30,000 for 14th straight year
2011 figure lowest since annual tally hit mark in 1998
2011 appears to be the 14th straight year for the annual suicide count to exceed 30,000, according to tentative statistics recently released by the National Police Agency.
Day 1392 ( Twitter Really Popular in Japan )
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
First day of work for 2012 and I actually looked forward to it in order to break my 4 day boredom streak. I had only 3 classes today then the principal sent me home.
Twitter is huge in Japan — bigger than Facebook, actually
I have a twitter account but I hardly ever use it really. However it seem as if it is a big thing in Japan. I didn't even know this.
Twitter is getting to be kind of a big deal globally, at least among marketers and the digerati.
But in Japan, the microblogging service already trumps Facebook in traffic.
According to stats from comScore, Japan sends around 25 million monthly unique visitors to Twitter. Facebook, on the other hand, sees around 15 million monthly unique visitors from Japan.
Still, until recently, neither site has been as big in the region as Mixi, Japan’s homegrown and highly popular social network. While we don’t have data for monthly uniques, Mixi had around 27 million users as of April 2010.
Depending on how much Mixi has grown since then, it’s entirely possible that Twitter could now be the country’s largest social network.
Day 1393 ( Final Car Payment/ 10 Months After and Persons Still Missing )
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
After work I did my final payment for my car in Jamaica today. I took a 4 year loan for my car and its finally done. The loan was 700,000 Jamaican dollars / about 8200 US dollar / 630,000 yen.
After this, I went back home and took a 2 hour nap.
Police hunt for missing 10 months on
Police carried out an intensive search for people still missing in the March 11 disasters in Miyagi Prefecture on Wednesday, 10 months after the massive quake and tsunami wreaked havoc on Pacific coastal areas of the Tohoku region.
Day 1394 ( Japanese Visa Renewal #2 )
Thursday, January 12, 2012
I got a card in the post yesterday saying that my visa is now ready. So I went there today to collect it. To my surprise they gave me a 3 year extension instead of a 1 year extension. In Japan we can only get a 1 year extension or a 3 year extension. When we apply we don't know which one they are going to give us. I thought that because I am now in Yokohama with so many foreigners, they would only give me a 1 year extension. However I don't think I am going to stay for the full 3 years. Jamaica is calling me back home. So I think I will be heading back in about next year (2013) December or possibly sooner.
Friday, January 13, 2012
They did me a great injustice today at work. I had 2 early classes from 8:40 am-10:10 am then nothing until 2:15pm. So after lunch time I was falling asleep at my desk. The person that is in charge of doing the school lunch noticed and offered me some green tea which kept me awake until my final class started.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Met a friend of mine today in Yokohama and we spoke for a while. We then went to Shibuya in Tokyo and ate at a restaurant and chatted for a while again about various stuff.
Yea Richard that is one reason why the prime ministers change so often. I think another reason is because most Japanese take a while to make major decisions. And if they do make a decision too many people start complaining so they run away from the job. Also they are probably waiting on a miracle to make their economy grow again. If the prime minister in charge can't make the economy grow, then people start complain again and the prime minister run weh again.