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Monday, January 28, 2013

Most Viewed Blogs Of 2012 / Viagra and Green Tea Cures Cancer?


Days 1768 - 1774 
Sunday, January 20 - Saturday, January 26, 2013


Day 1768 ( New Electric Blanket / Apple Revenues Getting Stagnant )
Sunday, January 20, 2013 ( 4 Years 10 Month )

Stayed in all day helping my friend to create a video.

By now, everyone who reads my blog should know that I absolutely hate being cold. So I went to one of those famous electronic stores in Japan name "Yodobashi Camera" to purchase an electric blanket. I used it for the first time tonight and it even made me sweat a bit. Nice!!



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Apple revenues miss expectations














Apple Inc.’s profit surge halted in the latest quarter, as a flood of new products such as the iPhone 5 resulted in high start-up costs for new production lines.
Apple posted net income for the October to December quarter that was flat with the year before. It was the first time in years that Apple failed to post a double-digit earnings increase.
The report also made clear Apple is no longer able to sustain the breakneck sales rises of the last three years, even with a fresh iPhone on store shelves.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/01/24/business/apple-revenues-miss-expectations/#.UQUjKR04trN


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Day 1769 ( Most Viewed Blogs of 2012 )
Monday, January 21, 2013

Had my usual 5 classes today at this school then went back home. I then had skype devotion in the night.



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As my blog viewership slowly climbs to 100,000, these were my 5 most viewed blogs last year and since I started blogging.


5) The Twang - 1640 Views 
Posted on Feb 12, 2012
And surprisingly the key word that made this post popular is "Seizure"    

http://davecollyjap.blogspot.jp/2012/02/twang.html

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4) My Experiences of Racism in Japan - 2077 Views                         
Posted on January 30, 2012            



http://davecollyjap.blogspot.jp/2012/01/my-experiences-of-racism-in-japan-more.html


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3) Best Japanese Foods / Nanjing Massacre - 3470 Views
Posted on February 27, 2012
The key word that made this post popular is "Nanjing"




http://davecollyjap.blogspot.jp/2012/02/best-japanese-foods-nanjing-massacre.html


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2) Patois/Patwa (Jamaican Dialect) translated to English and Japanese - 4315 Views
Posted on June 4, 2012
The key word that made this popular was "patwa translation"


http://davecollyjap.blogspot.jp/2012/06/patoispatwa-jamaican-dialect-translated.html


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1)  Things I Like About Japan - 4417 Views
Posted on March 12, 2012
The key word that made this popular was, simply put "Japan"




http://davecollyjap.blogspot.jp/2012/03/things-i-like-about-japan.html



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Day 1770 ( Quit Caring for Old people Who are Terminally ill ??? Says Politician  )
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Did only 2 classes today, had lunch, went home, then did nothing but sat around my computer.

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Cut state funding to terminal patients so they “can die quickly”




Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso caused a stir Monday in talks on social security reforms when he said the medical system should be changed so that the many terminal patients now using “government money” for expensive treatment “can quickly pass away.”
“Such patients can keep living even if they wish to die,” Aso reportedly said during a meeting of experts, only to later scramble to retract his gaffe.
“I cannot sleep well when I think of (myself receiving expensive treatments) by using government money,” the gaffe-prone Aso reportedly said, apparently referring to massive government expenditures for the public health insurance system.
In an apparent bid to correct his remark, Aso told reporters later in the day that the remark was his “personal view” and not meant as a generalization about the medical system.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/01/22/national/cut-state-funding-to-terminal-patients-so-they-can-die-quickly-aso/#.UQUjFx04trM



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Day 1771 ( Heat Gears / Firefox Smart Phone )
Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Had 4 classes today then went shopping for some "heat gears". Went to a famous Japanese store name Uniqlo to buy a down jacket and a sweat pants. Then I went to another store to buy a pair of boots. I got them all for relatively cheap. I didn't know that the down jacket was what I needed all this time until my friend told me. This is what we need to keep warm in the blistering cold.


Down Jacket/Coat - What you absolutely NEED in Winter


Also keeps your feet warm in winter

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First Firefox smartphones unveiled




Hmmm looks like the iphone

The Mozilla Foundation on Tuesday previewed two new smartphones as it invited developers to try its new open-source mobile operating system to challenge Apple Inc.’s iOS and Google Inc.’s Android.

The announcement marked a major step forward for the new Firefox OS mobile operating system, which is being built using open Web standards such as its Firefox browser.


http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/01/24/business/first-firefox-smartphones-unveiled/#.UQUjRB04trN


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Day 1772 ( Cloud Atlas / Japanese Among Algeria Hostage Situation )
Thursday, January 24, 2013


Was supposed to meet some friends today but they cancelled. So I stayed in and watched a movie that a friend in Jamaica was recommending to watch for a "movie night" they were going to have at his house. I spent over 2 hours watching Cloud Atlas and still felt a bit empty afterwards. I still didn't get the full point of the movie nor see how persons' lives in the movie intertwined. I fell asleep several times while watching it, but somehow I wanted to see the end. The story was different from the norm but very complicated. The acting however was really good. So I give it a low 4/10.

Not for people whose attention span is short - like mine
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Victims and survivors return from Algeria






The bodies of nine Japanese killed during last week’s hostage crisis at a natural gas processing plant in Algeria were flown back to Tokyo on Friday along with seven survivors.
The clash at the Ain Amenas facility between the Islamist militant captors and the Algerian military claimed the lives of 10 Japanese and six non-Japanese employees of Yokohama-based engineering firm JGC Corp.
“I’ve had to report to you very lamentable results. I’m feeling truly heartbreaking grief,” JGC President Koichi Kawana told reporters at the company’s head office in Yokohama shortly after he returned from the resource-rich North African country aboard the same plane as the survivors and victims.



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Day 1773 ( Nyquil / Viagra and Green Tea Combination Cures Cancer??? )
Friday, January 25, 2013

Went to YMCA after my main job. My throat was burning me since Wednesday so after YMCA I took 2 Nyquil tablets that I bought when I went to New York in December. And they knocked me out cold!!! I didn't even take a bath nor brush my teeth, which is a norm before I got to bed. I got knocked out at about 10:00 pm and got back up at 8:00 am Saturday morning. And was still feeling a bit drowsy.


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Viagra-green tea cocktail combats cancer: study




Erectile dysfunction drugs and a phenol found in green tea may be effective in fighting cancer when administered together, according to research on mice conducted by a Kyushu University academic.
In the study published Friday in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, professor Hirofumi Tachibana said the treatment’s clinical trials on humans are scheduled to begin in the United States later this year. But he cautioned the public against trying the concoctions at home due to possible side effects.
In 2004, Tachibana found that the EGCG type of catechin found in green tea suppressed cancer cell activity, although some researchers doubted its potency. He then suspected that the human enzyme PDE5 might be weakening its effectiveness.
Since Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs block PDE5, Tachibana tried injecting them into a mouse suffering blood cancer together with EGCG and found that the cancer cells stopped growing.




http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/01/27/national/viagra-green-tea-cocktail-combats-cancer-study/#.UQZtcx04trN



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Day 1774 ( Korean Food )
Saturday, January 26, 2013

Went to YMCA then back to my apartment. Met my friend later in the evening and we went to a Korean restaurant near my apartment. I had bibimbap, chijimi and kimchi.

 Bibimbap


Chijimi - Taste like Jamaican fritters


Kimchi - quite spicy


Monday, January 21, 2013

2012 Recap / Slippery Snow

Days 1761 - 1767
Sunday, January 13, 2013 - Saturday, January 19, 2013 


Day 1761 ( Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey / Jamaica's Debt )

Sunday, January 13, 2013

While heading to my friend's place yesterday, I took this photo of the majestic looking Mount Fuji.

The tallest anything in Japan

Stayed in all day with my friend today. We watched Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey. It was like the prelude to Lord of the rings. I think it was a good watch for the most part. A little boring at times but overall it was ok. I give it a 7/10.













Jamaica's Debt

Read this article sometime ago and was shocked to see how in debt Jamaica was. Even worse than Greece.


Jamaica's debt hurricane

The Greece of the Western Hemisphere


Americans concerned about the impact of public debt on the global recovery have focused — with good reason — on Greece. Closer to home, however, the tourism mecca of Jamaica illustrates the catastrophic effects of borrowing way too much, and the painful choices that follow. This saga, less familiar than Greece's, is a lesson for lawmakers in the U.S. and elsewhere.
The Caribbean nation actually is in worse financial shape than Greece: Jamaica has more debt in relation to the size of its economy than any other country. It pays more in interest than any other country. It has tried to restructure its loans to stretch them out over more years, at lower interest rates, with no success. Such a move would be risky for its already nervous lenders. So Jamaica is trying to wangle a bailout from a skeptical International Monetary Fund. Another deadline for a potential deal just came and went last week, though negotiations continue.
Jamaica is caught in a debt trap. More than half of its government spending goes to service its loans. The country can spend barely 20 percent of its budget for desperately needed health and education programs. Its infrastructure is faltering. It lacks resources to fight crime. It has little margin to recover from natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-jamaica-0108-jm-20130108,0,6500520.story

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Day 1762 ( 007 - Sky Fall / Heavy Snow in Yokohama and Tokyo / 25 YO Company President )

Monday, January 14, 2013

Today was a public holiday in Japan so I stayed in and watched another movie at my friend's home. Skyfall which grossed over a billion dollars recently. I still don't see how though as the movie wasn't all that. It did have some good action scenes and the plot was also good. But overall I don't think it was as great as the dollars spending on it, make it seem. I give it a 6/10



Heavy Snow in Yokohama and Tokyo

While heading back from my friend's place, I encountered this:





25 Year Old Japanese Company President


It is a rarity for a young person to turn a startup into a corporate success story in Japan, but the nation's future growth may in fact depend on such youthful entrepreneurs.
This 25 year old is richer than you and all your relatives combined
Unlike in the United States, where Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates serve as shining examples of such success, Taichi Murakami is not the stereotypical 25-year-old genius. Unlike many his age, he's had only one dream since he was a child: to become a company president.
The dream came true when he founded Livesense, a job-information service, while a freshman at Tokyo's Waseda University.
Last October, he listed the firm's shares on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, becoming the youngest entrepreneur in Japan to do so. His actions stood in clear contrast to the behavior of the nation's usual 20-somethings.
Due to the lingering economic slump, many new graduates feel inclined to work at blue-chip companies that they hope can weather bad times, instead of starting up their own businesses.
"I never had fears about starting a new company," Murakami told The Japan Times in a recent interview. "I rather have fears about not doing what I want to do."


http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20130108a5.html



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Day 1763 ( Slipping in the Snow )

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

While going to work this morning, there was quite a bit of snow on the road. Living on the top of the hill doesn't make this any easier. The snow morphed into ice on the roads. I slipped several times, but luckily I didn't fall any of the time.

Outside of my apartment this morning


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Bomb cyclone' blizzard claims one

Heaviest snow since '06 hurts 900, snarls Tokyo traffic, flights





The heavy snow that blanketed eastern Japan over the holiday weekend left one man dead and injured more than 900 others, while Tokyo commuters dealt with slippery streets as they returned to work Tuesday.

A low-pressure system, dubbed a "bomb cyclone" by the local media, dumped 8 cm of snow in nine hours, the heaviest snowfall in the Tokyo region since January 2006.


Traffic networks around the Tokyo metropolitan area continued to be disrupted Tuesday morning. Rail services were largely back to normal, but many domestic flights were canceled and some sections of key expressways were impassible.
At Narita International Airport, about 3,400 travelers were forced to spend Monday night in a terminal after snow caused airlines to cancel 71 flights.
Airport officials distributed sleeping bags, water and crackers to the stranded travelers. Normal flight operations at Narita resumed Tuesday, except for a few delays.
At Tokyo's Haneda airport, two of the four runways were temporarily closed Monday while snow was removed.
On Tuesday, Japan Airlines Co. and All Nippon Airways Co. canceled more than 30 flights, mainly in the morning.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20130116a2.html


Hey I noticed that my company as well as the remittance firm that I use to send back money  to Jamaica, are both advertising on my blog!!! Yet still my company don't really like the idea of us having blogs.





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Day 1764 (  2012 Recap  )

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Felt as if I was going to faint at work today. Its the 3rd time this is happening to me at this school. I ate a big breakfast, and even took vitamin tablets, so I'm not sure why this happened.

In the evening I spoke to my evening student about my trip back to Jamaica.

2012 Recap

These are the most memorable things for me in 2012:

January 4, 2012 - Got a 3 year extension to stay in Japan

February 25, 2012 - Accidentally went to a goukon (Japanese group dating party) with my old friend Peter.

March 6, 2012 - Got an electricity bill for over 14,000 yen

April 5-9, 2012 - Went to Malaysia and Singapore  
http://davecollyjap.blogspot.jp/2012/04/i-will-be-on-tv-again-malaysia-and.html

April 26, 2012 - Came on TV on TBS - Arita and Matsuko late night TV show.














April 28 - 30, 2012 - Went to Jamaicans in Japan "Spring Ting"
http://davecollyjap.blogspot.jp/2012/05/jamaicans-in-japan-spring-ting-2012.html

May 8, 2012 - Received my Masters Degree

May 19 and 20, 2012 - Went to One Love Festival in Tokyo

May 29, 2012 - My good friend from Grenada, Jerome died :(

July 28, 2012 - Went swimming at a pool centre with some friends

July 30 - August 8, 2012  - Went to Kyoto, Osaka and back to Niimi, Okayama

August 10, 2012 - Jamaica came 1st, 2nd and 3rd in 200 meters in London Olympics















August 15, 2012 - Went to morito no hama Festival














August 30, 2012 - Was on TBS TV again










September 22, 2012 - Had my birthday party/dinner in Tokyo with a few friends.

October 13, 2012 - Saw Usain Bolt in Yokohama

November 9, 2012 - Started swimming lessons

November 25, 2012 - My brother who I've never met before, died in Canada. :(

December 7, 2012 - On Nihon terebi TV 












December 14, 2012 - On Nihon terebi TV again









December 24, 2012 - Arrived in Jamaica again

I would say this was a good year, not so much bad news. And I generally had a good time in 2012.


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Day 1765 ( Japan's Suicide Rate Falls Below 30,000 )
Thursday, January 17, 2012

Met with a potential business partner after work today. Then ran to Shibuya to collect some funds from the Jamaican restaurant there.

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Suicides fall under 30,000 for first time in 15 years


The number of suicides last year slipped below 30,000 for the first time in 15 years, falling 9.4 percent from 2011 to 27,766, the National Police Agency said in a preliminary report Thursday.

The annual figure remained between 20,000 and 26,000 from 1978 to 1997 before hovering above 30,000 since 1998.

Last year 19,216 males committed suicide, down by 1,739 from the previous year and falling below 20,000 for the first time in 15 years, the NPA said. Female suicides numbered 8,550, down 1,146.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20130118a4.html

Day 1766 (  )
Friday, January 18, 2013

Had 6 classes at my main school then 2 classes at YMCA afterwards.


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Day 1767 ( Ebisu, Tokyo Aalawi Jamaican Restaurant Visit 2 )
Saturday, January 19, 2013


Went to a Jamaican restaurant in Ebisu, Tokyo with some of my Japanese friends who were once living in Jamaica. The food is great and probably the closest you will get to the real Jamaican taste, from a Jamaican restaurant in Japan.


















Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Back To Jamaica 2012 / 2013 pt 2

Days 1747 - 1760 (2 weeks)
Sunday, December 30, 2012 - Saturday, January 12, 2013 


Day 1747 ( Dunn's River Falls, Ocho Rios )
Sunday, December 30, 2012

Left from the villa in Ocho Rios and went to Dunn's River Falls. I climbed the falls then went to the beach.







Saw another Jamaican currently living in Japan at the beach there. I heard someone calling my name then when I turned around, it was my friend Dale. He was taking his winter vacation in Jamaica also. We went to the same high school.


Other photos on the beach.





After the beach, we took a bus to the Ocho Rios Jerk center where the Knutsford Express bus would come and pick us up. While at the Ocho Rios Jerk center, we stopped and got some seriously delicious jerk chicken and jerk pork. I also saw yet another Jamaican who is currently living in Japan there. He should be leaving Jamaica on January 3rd.


The best jerk anything you will find in Jamaica

The Knutsford Express then dropped us to New Kingston where my mom and sis picked us up and headed back to Portmore.
View from Mt. Rosser while coming back from Ocho Rios

Sun down in Portmore

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Day 1748 ( At The Banks )

Monday, December 31, 2012

Went to the bank today with my mom and spent over 4 hours there just to open 2 accounts.






After the bank, we went to the KFC in Portmore mall. The last time I came here was 2009 and it looked nothing like this.






After KFC, we went back home then to what we call in Jamaica - a "Watch Night" service. This is basically going to a church service that begins at around 9:30 pm (On Dec 31) and yes ends at or around 12 midnight (On January 1). They allowed me to do a dub poem there entitled "New Year". Here it is:


New Year Dub Poem




Me performing the Dub Poem - New Year


The truth is, after I performed, I started falling asleep in the church. Too tired from the trip to Jamaica and around Jamaica.


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Day 1749 ( Happy New Year - 2013/Other Siblings )

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013


Happy New Year to my faithful and no so faithful readers/followers. I have somehow managed to triple my readership throughout 2012. I am now at over 87,000 views. Thanks for checking up on my stuff, where ever you are in the world. Continue checking and click on any advert that may interest you :)

After the watch night church service ended at midnight, I went back home and slept a bit. Then I went to a gathering of sorts where my dad lives in Kingston. So I met some more of my siblings whom I've never seen before.

Here are the pics:


Big sister Marcia, meeting for the first time

Dad is in the center in green, his wife is front center

My nephew and niece, meeting for the first time

Big sister Pat, met back in 2004, Big brother Junior, first time meeting

Nephews Xavier (classmate at University), and his bro Garvin with his son

My sister Pat works with the Jamaica sports foundation or the Jamaica Olympic Association, I am not sure which or the exact name of it for that matter. But she was at the Olympics in London 2012 and she attends any cricket and basketball stuff that Jamaica is involved with all over the world. She gave me a few Puma apparel.



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Day 1750 ( Licence Renewal Issues / More Japanese In Jamaica / Tracks and Records)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Licence Renewal Issues

Dropped my friend at a Blue Mountain Coffee outlet shop today in Kingston. Then went to the Tax office in Constant Spring to renew my Jamaican driver's licence. Luckily I had a friend who works there so I didn't have to join any of the long lines. But there was a problem. They needed my Tax Registration Number (TRN) and when they looked for it on the system, it had me registered as a female!!!!! WHAT!!! I got my TRN since 1999 and some how the system had me on there as a female, even though I can do no transaction without my TRN. Interesting! and sloppy!!!

My friend pulled some strings and had them change it on the system for me, but I still have to go back there tomorrow to collect my new licence.

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More Japanese In Jamaica

Met with some Japanese persons who are currently living in Jamaica. 1 of them has been living in Jamaica for over 8 years and he is a gymnastics teacher. He and his wife recently went back to Japan briefly. 1 person is a JICA/JOCV volunteer in Jamaica. They do various things including: teach special education, help with sports programs, work at the Japanese embassy among other things, depending on their area of specialization. 1 other person I met initially in Japan back in October or November of 2012.





Tracks and Records / Car Trouble

While heading to Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records restaurant today, my car started over heating. I took the necessary precaution of pouring water into the radiator before leaving my house, but water couldn't go in, so I thought it was already full. How wrong I was.

Anyway, while at a stop light in an area called 3 mile, some guys always wait on the stop light to flash red, then attempt to wipe your car windshield for a fee. Most people ignore them or tell them NO!!! I told them no. But, my car started overheating. So I turned it off a bit to make it cool down. Then when the light went on green, my car couldn't re-start. This was scary. I had to put on the hazard lights to allow other motorists to pass me. This is the second time I can recall my car failing me like this. Anyway, I was lucky to get it re-start at the next green light. I stopped nearby a church and poured coolant into the coolant area plus some water as well. Then drove to tracks and records with the car still overheating a bit.

Finally, I made it to the restaurant to meet my best friends from university. I have to meet these guys every time I return to Jamaica. All 5 of them. We helped each other through university. We ate and chatted for a while, but I had to leave after about 2 hours.


My Best Friends !








Left Tracks and Records at around 11pm I think and headed home. My car started over heating again. Had to stop and let the car cool down. Called my cousin who luckily lived not too far away from where I decided to stop. He came then that was when we figured out that a part of the radiator cap got stuck in the radiator. So while I thought that radiator was filled with water before I left my house, It was actually empty!!! Like not a drop of water in there.... We then filled up the radiator and then it started running smoothly again. Finally I got home.


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Day 1751 ( Busy Day And Meeting More Friends )

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Went with my cousin to drop off my friend at the airport early this morning. Police stopped him and gave him a ticket for speeding. He was doing 90 in a 50 zone. We dropped off my friend, then I went back home, slept, then another friend who now teaches at my former high school came to visit me. She dropped me in Half way tree where I met another friend who was at tracks and records with us yesterday. I forgot my bag with some important papers there, and he took it for me. He introduced me to his daughter who I finally met after 2 years.


He then dropped me at the tax office again for me to finally get my renewed Jamaican driver's licence. I then took a public bus back to Half way tree and bought a small bongo drum, 2 pair of reggae socks and a Jamaican colored scarf.


I then met an old class mate from high school, whom I haven't seen in like 15 years.



We spoke for a while then I headed to New Kingston to meet some more friends. But first I stopped at a famous patty shop "Juicy Patties" to purchase a cheese Patty....


It has been 2 years... I missed you

Later on I met some more friends at restaurant name Cuddy's.




My friend Lance in the blue shirt then dropped me home. We spoke quite a bit about what we were going through for the past 2 years.


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Day 1752 ( Final Meetings Before Heading Back To Japan ) 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Went to another bank again today to set up another account thing. And again it took around 4 hours. After this I again took public transportation to Half way tree then to New Kingston. There I met a Jamaican girl who is in love with Japanese culture. I actually met her via the internet over 2 years now. But finally met her in person. She visited Fukuoka in Japan back in 2011 for 2 weeks she said. And she is crazy about going back. Its so strange how I ended up in Japan without previously knowing much about this country and its culture. Just came here and developed a liking for it slowly.

Anyway, met more friends again at Cuddy's. Left there at around 11pm and my friend Tamara dropped me home.





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Day 1753 ( Heading Back To NY and Japan )

Saturday, January 5, 2013

I think I managed to do everything I intended to do in Jamaica. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Even though I still didn't get to meet up with many more persons who I wanted to see over the 2 weeks. This was my 4th trip back to Jamaica and I think possibly the best one. If only my sister would care the car more, I would have had less embarrassing situations.

Took some pics with my mom and sis before leaving.


Then my sis dropped me at the airport where we took more photos.



I then got on a 7:20 am flight to NY. It took 3 hours to get there. My flight to Japan was going to be at 6pm so I had a long wait. Luckily my friend is only like 20 mins from the airport, so he made his nephew pick me up and we stopped by his house in Long Island.


My friend's child

His wife who is also in love with Japan

Stayed at the house for a couple of hours then headed to the American Airline area to take the 14 hours flight back to Japan. Surprisingly, the 14 hours only felt like 6 hours. I slept out the other 8.


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Day 1754 ( A Day In the Plane / Taken 2)

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Basically spent the day in the plane, flying 14 hours into the future. I watched the movie Taken 2. Part one was awesome.




But Taken 2 sucked. Poor plot, poor acting by the enemy dudes and just overall a bad sequel. I give it a 4.5/10

Landed in Japan at around 10:30 pm and cleared customs easily. All the guy asked was what is my purpose in Japan. When I told him I was a teacher, he looked pleased. He asked about 2 more questions then sent me on my way. Japan was like.... Welcome back to the cold!!!! I hate the cold.... Anyway, I got back to my apartment at around 12 midnight.


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Day 1755 ( Jet Lag Day 1 )

Monday, January 7, 2013

I was smart enough to take the day off today since like November. Because there is no way I could function properly the next day at work, after a 14 hrs flight. but I stayed up after getting back to my apartment, checking mails etc. Then fell asleep at 9am. Got back up at around 3pm. Paid some bills etc.


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Day 1756 ( Jet Lag Day 2 )

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Had 6 classes today at my main school. What a terrible start ! And by 10:30am my head started feeling strange. It was telling me to go to bed. 1 Teacher noticed that my actions slowed down a bit, so she took over the class. When I got back to my apartment, I went on the computer a bit, then fell asleep at around 5pm. Then got back up at 9pm. I then started blogging until about 5am and fell asleep.


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Day 1757 ( Jet Lag Day 3 )

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Woke up with a terrible headache and stomach ache. So I called in sick. Pretty much stayed in and tried to doctor myself.

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Day 1758 (  )

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Went to my worst school today and had my worst class. I got very angry with a student today. No one can speak to this dude. But some how with the help of the home room teacher and my anger, we got him to participate.


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Day 1759 ( Falling Down stairs / Wait For What? )

Friday, January 11, 2013

Did 6 classes at my main school today with a supporter guy who is over 70 years old. This guy hardly helps me with my lessons. I think they still use him because he probably has nothing to do and they are basically helping him out.

After my 6 classes, I was rushing to the YMCA. I was running a bit late and while running down some stairs, I fell, but held on to the rail. I saw a few persons looking on in shock, some holding their mouths....But I got back up so quickly and ran off that it seem like nothing happened. It was like a slow motion, matrix drop, roll and run ... all in one... It was indeed embarrassing.

At least I held the handrail!

After doing my class, my YMCA boss told me that I had a private student at 7:20pm. So I waited from 6pm - 7:20pm, but no student came. I asked her to re-check, then she realized that she made a mistake.... I am not even going to be paid for wasting 1hr 20 mins doing nothing.



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Day 1760 (  )

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Had 2 classes at the YMCA today, then ran off to my friend's apartment for the 3 day weekend.



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@Richard, The video you saw was a Japan year in review of sorts for 2012. Yeah I had to do some crazy stuff, many people were passing by watching. And yeah I felt dumb, I didn't even get paid for it.


Hey Nikole, yeah shame on mi fi real. I've never seen Jamaica's underwater life before...


Thanks for your comment Peta... I hope you get through fro the JET program.