Japanese Word of the week is: Konbanwaa /こんばんは/ Good Evening/Night
Note : Konbanwaa is only the pronunciation.. It is actually spelled konbanha... ha is pronounced wa in this case.
Days 1789 - 1795
Sunday, February 10 - Saturday, February 16, 2013
Day 1789 ( Yokohama China Town / Small Tsunami Hit Japan's Coast)
Sunday, February 10, 2013
|He hates you, can you tell?|
Today was China's New Years Day. So what better place to go than China town, which is about 30 mins by train from me. There were maaaaany people there. So getting into a restaurant was next to impossible. Me and my friend did mange to find a restaurant after waiting for only 20 mins.
Small tsunami reach Japan from Solomon quake
|Whats up with the Pacific and Tsunamis?|
Tsunami 40 cm high were observed at Hachijo Island in the Izu chain off Tokyo last week following an 8.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, the Meteorological Agency said.
Day 1790 ( Japan - A "Cute/Kawaii" Culture / Jamaica Skaters Got Medal in Special Olympics )
Monday, February 11, 2013
Today I stayed home all day as it was another national holiday in Japan.
Japanese females generally thinks almost anything is cute. Even somethings that we westerners have to wonder about. But generally speaking, they are obsessed with cute stuff. Another reason why they tend to spend hours in the mirror putting on makeup, trying to (and some successfully do) make themselves look cute.
Hello kitty is especially famous here. I never knew about this character until I came to Japan. My sister would love it here. Why is "cute" such a big thing in Japan? Your guess is as good as mine.
You probably won't hear about this news anywhere else outside of Jamaica or possibly the Caribbean but hey.....
J’can skaters win historic medals at Special Olympics
Nigel Davis and Tamra Mitchell broke new ground for Jamaica yesterday when they won two silver medals in ice figureskating here at the Special Olympic World Winter Games.
Davis, who has previously won gold in speed skating, was confident and expressive during his ice dance routine at the Yongpyong Dome ice rink (skating surface), but had to settle for second place behind the small-framed Yuktotorah Ho of Hong Kong in the Singles Male Level One category.
Mitchell and Davis then combined to win Jamaica's second silver medal at the Championships when they were bested by the Hong Kong connection of Sze Hou Ho and Ka Man Ng in the Teams Level One segment.
Day 1791 ( Information About Jamaica / Russia Also Messing With Japan)
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The guy who is trying to start a English class thing with me, is also recommending that I start to expose information about Jamaica more to Japanese people. So he offered to set up a website and asked me to supply some information.
Russian fighters intrude into Japanese airspace on isle row day, spurring protest
Day 1792 ( Marriage Talk / Jamaica Restructuring its Debt)
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Spoke to my evening student about some marriage stuff after work today. Who knows? You might be hearing some big news this year!!!!
This is the first time I'm seeing news about Jamaica in a Japanese news paper. Sadly, it isn't even good news.
Jamaica to restructure its debt again
The Caribbean nation swapped $7.8 billion of local bonds for securities with longer maturities and lower interest rates in 2010. Since then, central bank reserves have fallen to about $1 billion from a peak of $2.6 billion in the first half of 2011.
Day 1793 ( Happy Valentine's Day / Bionic Eye Reveled )
Thursday, February 14, 2013
|I love you|
Today, a special needs child gave me a chocolate. I got chocolate from about 4 different persons today. I also got a pair of thick, warm socks. If you didn't know, the coldest places on your body in winter are your fingers and toes. So I really appreciate the socks.
I also ordered a new Laptop computer today.
I was suppose to meet with the guy who want me and him to start the English school today, but I cancelled.
We have the technology: Bionic eye makes debut
Day 1794 (Meteor Shower Over Russia )
Friday, February 15, 2013
Today was one of my rough days. Where I work from 8:30 - 8:00 almost none stop.
Nearly 1,000 people injured as a meteor shower rained down on central Russia were mainly hurt by flying glass.
No one was killed in the celestial event in Chelyabinsk, but the country’s Emergencies Ministry says nearly 1,000 have been hurt - including children.
Speaking from Chelyabinsk Hospital, surgeon Vladimir Basmannikov said: “The wounds that people have are mainly cuts and bruises, due to windows and window frames breaking and flying around. And you can see how many people are here. We’ve already treated 60 or 70, and we still have a corridor full of people.”
The meteor explosion and shower may be connected to an asteroid the size of an Olympic swimming pool that is due to pass Earth at a distance of 27,520 kilometres – however, the link has not been confirmed.
Day 1795 ( Got New Laptop )
Saturday, February 17, 2013
I received my new Laptop today that I ordered 2 days ago.
It is a Asus X301A (Asus is the 5th largest PC Vendor and is based in Taiwan)
It is a 64 bit system with Windows 8.
4 GB of RAM (DDR3)
500 GB Hard Drive
Intel Pentium 2.4 Ghz Processor