Happy New Year / 2011 Review
Days 1383 - 1389
Sunday, January 1, 2012 - Saturday, January 7, 2012
Happy New Year !!!
Welcome to my first blog of 2012
Day 1383 ( 2011 Review )
Ok the last 2 weeks were filled with activities, but from now on its going to get a bit boring because its time to rest a little.
All I ended up buying was a Nike room slipper.
These are my most memorable times of 2011 for me.
January 1 -
Rang in the new year at a wedding party.
January 5 - Got my 37 inch Sharp Aquos LCD TV.
February 26 - Second time skiing.
March 1 - Season 5 of my TV show premiered in Niimi, Okayama. Here is the full version of it.
March 11 - Major earthquake hits Japan, causing a great tsunami and messing up a nuclear reactor.
March 19-21 - Went to a Jamaican camp thing called Spring Ting in Osaka.
March 31 - Last Day in Niimi. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yTSdYWYqsk
April 1 - First Day in Yokohama
April 7 - Felt my first earthquake since like 2005 and it was 7.1 magnitude, while doing karaoke.
May 3 - Visited Nara, an old Capital of Japan
May 21 - 22 - Went to One Love Jamaican Festival in Tokyo
June 4 - New friends visited my apartment
July 17-18 - Went to Gunma prefecture and visited 2 onsens (hot water baths) and did white water rafting.
July 19 - My sister had a minor accident in my car. Luckily she was fine.
July 21 - For the first time living in Japan, I did a presentation at my company meeting.
August 3 - Went to FujiQ Highland to ride a few crazy roller coasters.
August 6-12 - Visited my previous town Niimi
August 16 - Met an old friend who I first met when I was in Brazil.
September 2 - Went to Jamaican Artist Ioctane's concert. http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/17038616
September 6 - My Jamaican blogger friend who blogs about Japan, Kelroy aka Jamaipanese visited me in Japan.
September 17 - Me and Jamaipanese visited an old Japanese capital name Kamakura
September 18 - Went to Tokyo game show. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF1qwVnnCcU
September 19 - Celebrated my 4th birthday in Japan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4xwqDCXGVw&feature=mh_lolz&list=HL1317031464
December 24 - 27 - Went to Okinawa
Day 1384 (Captain America The First Avenger / Why Japan Change Prime Ministers so quickly? )
Monday, January 2, 2012
Stayed in all day blogging about my Okinawa trip (previous blog). Then watched Captain America the first Avenger. I thought it was going to be terrible but it wasn't so bad actually. I give it a 6/10.
Why Japanese Change Prime Ministers so Quickly?
|Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda (top center) took office in September 2011 after Japan had five short-lived prime ministers since 2006: (clockwise, from top right) Shinzo Abe, Yasuo Fukuda, Taro Aso, Yukio Hatoyama and Naoto Kan.|
Experts ponder reasons for Japan's rash of short-term prime ministers
Divided Diet, frequent party elections, voter mind-sets, lack of political capabilities, rise of new media cited as possible cause
Day 1385 ( Number of New Adults in Japan Down to an all time low )
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Again, stayed in for the entire day just playing games and doing random stuff. The most exciting thing I did was go to the super market.
Japan's Population seriously shrinking
Day 1386 ( Immigration Office )
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
My Japanese visa will expire on March 20, 2012 so I went to the Immigration office to renew it. Last time I got a 3 year extension. But that was in Okayama where there are not many foreigners. I get the feeling that because the city has so many foreigners, they might give me only a 1 year extension.
Day 1387 ( Entertainment / Talent Agency )
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Had an appointment today at a talent agency. Trying to put what talents I think I have to use. And see if I can get a TV break in the city. So I signed up with this talent agency called Free wave.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Stayed in all day doing nothing.
Day 1389 ( Kunf Fu Panda 2 / Three Musketeers )
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Again another lazy day. Stayed in and played lots of Modern Warfare 3. also watched Kung Fu Panda 2 as well as The Three Musketeers.
Kung Fu Panda was ok. Got some good laughs from it. Give it a 6/10
I thought the Three Musketeers was going to be much better than I thought. but it was still not so bad over all. I give it 6.5/10.
My 5 Most Popular Blog Entries Top
I can now see how many view my blog entries. So far these are my most popular entries.
5 - http://davecollyjap.blogspot.com/2011/11/days-1320-1326-sunday-october-30-2011.html
120 views - Nov 2011
4 - http://davecollyjap.blogspot.com/2010/01/days-662-668-sunday-saturday-january-10.html
132 views - Jan 2010
3 - http://davecollyjap.blogspot.com/2009/08/day-505-jamaica-11-kool-runnings.html
196 views - August 2009 - I blogged about my second trip back to Jamaica at a water park.
852 views - October 2009 - Blogged about Scottish men that wear skirts. And about Robots
1 - http://davecollyjap.blogspot.com/2010/04/days-739-745-sunday-saturday-march-28.html
1072 views - April 2010 - Blogged about my trip to South Korea and looking over North Korea
@Richard is one mi friends found the deal. Since that many people asking mi how mi get that deal. It is marketed towards Japanese people though.