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Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Plight and Rise of the Black Race (From The Ranting Files) / Japanese School Festival

Japanese Sentence of the Week : Kiwotsukete kudasai / 気をつけて下さい/ Be careful or take care 

Days 1908 - 1914 
Sunday, June 9 - 15, 2013

Day 1908 ( Madagascar 3 )
Sunday, June 9, 2013

Stayed in and watched Madagascar 3. Believe me, I thought it was going to be a waste of my time. But shockingly it was really funny!!! I had some good laughs. The story was interesting and it was good fun for the whole family. If you like to have a good laugh, then you should watch it. I give it a 7.5/10.

Looks dumb but it's fun

And it got a

5 - Download/Stream Worthy (Want to see a movie badly? Don't want to waste money? Are you ok with stealing/downloading and/or sharing/streaming movies? If your answer is yes to any or all of these, then this is for you.... )

with my review system.



Day 1909 ( Japanese Man Walks 40,000 km Around the World )
Monday, June 3, 2013

Did my one class at the YMCA not too far from where I live. The students in this class are getting very disrespectful. I try to make the class happy and fun but something just ain't right with these kids. Especially because it seem like their parents force them to do English. I had to speak very strongly to one of the students today, to which everyone got silent. I'm going to tell the boss about them just in case. I also need to make peace with them because I can't afford to lose even 1 class.


Japanese man completes 40,000 km round-the-world walk

A 32-year-old Japanese man completed his walk around the world Sunday in which he covered around 40,000 km with a two-wheeled cart, returning to Shanghai where he started the journey about four and a half years ago.

Masahito Yoshida, from the city of Tottori on the Sea of Japan coast, left Shanghai on New Year’s Day 2009, heading west with around 50 kg of luggage, including a sleeping bag, in his cart.

Yoshida said he hoped to visit small towns that he would bypass if he traveled by train or bus.

He spent a year and eight months covering around 16,000 km from Central Asia to the western tip of Portugal’s Cape Roca, where he arrived in August 2010 via Istanbul.
He then flew to the east coast of the United States and started his 6,000-km walk from Atlantic City in New Jersey, reaching Vancouver in Canada in October 2011.

Yoshida spent eight months traversing Australia from Melbourne in the south to Darwin in the north via Alice Springs, completing his 5,000-km walk across the continent in June 2012.

He took up part-time work in Canada and Australia to meet his daily needs.
In Asia, he started from the southern part of Southeast Asia, visiting such countries as Singapore and Vietnam.



Day 1910 ( China and USA Don't Trust Each other )
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Had 2 short classes at the high school. They invited me to their welcome/goodbye party. I then went to my second job and of course got home at the usual 10:30 pm on Tuesday nights.


No breakthroughs at Obama-Xi summit

It was orchestrated as the shirt-sleeves summit, where President Barack Obama, embarking on his second term with a strategic focus on Asia, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, starting his first year of a decade-long rule, might cool tensions between their rival nations and forge a comfortable friendship.

But even before the leaders arrived for two days of high-stakes meetings in California, some suspicions abounded. Xi and his delegation declined to stay at Sunnylands, the expansive desert estate hosting the summit, believing that it might be bugged by the Americans. Instead, the Chinese checked into a nearby hotel.

Once the meetings began Friday, Obama and Xi’s conversations were often stilted. Neither speaks the other’s language fluently, and they opted against the simultaneous translation often used in such instances, so their statements were interrupted every couple of sentences by interpreters. This slowed down the talks and prevented spontaneous back-and-forth.




Day 1911 ( The Plight and Rise of the Black Race - From The Ranting Files )

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Today my classes were all cut to 40 mins without the schools telling me anything. I learnt when I arrived at the school in the morning. There are few things more annoying than this. So when I got there, the class already started 20 mins before.

I must say that I really enjoy teaching high school. Unfortunately the pay sucks... Summer is going to be TERRIBLE!! Especially because I have a trip to Singapore coming up as well as my tax !!! Darn tax I have to pay to keep Japanese old people healthy. Well that isn't so bad after all right?


The Plight of the Black Race

Just another random thing I wanted to write about. Some things we face just being black. I guess I can speak on behalf of all black people wherever they are, Africa, Caribbean, Europe, Asia, US, South America. Cause from yuh black, yuh jus black. (Because if you are black, you are just black.. no matter how mixed you are or think you are).

Here are some points I made.

We are abundantly successful in only certain areas. Key word abundantly.

What are black people mostly hugely successful in? You can guess it easily:

Sports - Too many to name. Basket ball players, American football players.... etc etc

Entertainment... Be it movies, singing or what ever.. Many in this area too.

How many successful black business men out there? Some are around but not as much as athletes and entertainers.

Most predominantly black countries / communities are marred by corruption, violence, trickery and a general unsafe feeling. 

Except for a few predominantly black countries like say Barbados, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and The Cayman islands to name a few... The vast majority of them are either unheard of or has a bad reputation. Check out the African nations and many Caribbean nations. Wars, gangs and kidnapping etc galore.

How about in America? There are some places in New York, California, Detroit and Washington DC where you don't want to go.

There are a few communities around with educated blacks though.....Not many by a long shot.

Not Many other races like us very much

Anywhere in the world that black people go, there will be some others that just don't like us because of our color. Go to Europe, Asia, Latin America... It's all the same...Hey even we don't like ourselves at times you know. Ever tried to get some statistics on Black on Black crime? I'm sure it would be shocking.

Check out what some Black European soccer players go through. Particularly in countries from the Old Roman Empire like Spain, France and Italy...Even sometimes when a black guy is playing for a particular club, their own club members will booo them, make monkey sounds, throw bananas on the field and what not. Nothing will happen to these fans because its not a concern to the management.

Go to any Asian country... Any one....You are going to be stared at. And seen as suspicious depending on the country you go to. Latin America? I heard a story recently of a Black lawyer in Peru, where the judge thought he was the janitor and couldn't believe that he was a lawyer until he got his documents...... My friend also said a Mexican restaurant here in Japan... Didn't want to accept her... Yup we still face all manner of crap after hundreds of years...

Lots of Division Even Among Blacks

It is probably true that we don't try to build each other up when we see a Black brother/sister doing well. One person might "Bad mind (grudge)" the other and possibly even attempt to sabotage them. Or the reverse may happen... With the person who get promoted start looking down on his/her colleagues. And oooh how we love to quarrel and fight....  Do you know about the bloods and crips in the US? How about One order and Clansman in Jamaica? Who are they made up of?? All blacks.... These guys can't be reasoned with to stop the foolishness.

Was it predicted in the Bible That We Black People would Have Trouble for The Rest of Our lives?

I know that not many people believe in the Bible but yeah still. Long time ago, and maybe even today still, some White Christians quoted this verse to support the slavery of Black people:

Genesis 9:24-27

When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him, 25 he said,
Cursed be Canaan!
    The lowest of slaves
    will he be to his brothers.
26 He also said,
“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Shem!
    May Canaan be the slave of Shem.
27 May God extend Japheth’s territory;
    may Japheth live in the tents of Shem,
    and may Canaan be the slave of Japheth.”

A little background to this... Noah (The dude who built the huge boat with animals) had 3 sons. Shem, Ham and Japheth. Historically, at least, Japheth is believed to be the ancestor of White people, Shem, the ancestor of Middle Eastern and Asian people and Ham the ancestor of Africans. Ham had a son called Caanan. And Noah cursed him as seen above... If this is true.. Then it can be said that the rest is history. We are still suffering the effects of this curse.

Black Christians as well as some White Christians explain this away, saying it was the racist Whites who used this verse to push forward their agenda. But, what if it was really true??? That God cursed us forever?

Is it Human nature to not like Black?

Why are kids afraid of the dark? Why are there negative connotations attached to stuff like "Black Cat", "Black Sheep", "Black magic" for example? Why is it that in Jamaica, lots of men tend to praise the "Browning (Females with lighter colored skin)?"... Again in Jamaica why is it some people say "Yuh black like (your skin is very dark)" as a way to ridicule someone? Is it that we blacks just naturally prefer seeing none-blacks? What is it?

We Get Successful Only to a Certain Point And No Further. But That is Slowly Changing

So maybe in the last 15 years or so... Some multi-millionaire/Billionaire Black people surfaced. Even a few gaining Multi-Billionaire status. But!!! Check out any big company all over the world... Maybe there are only a handful of black CEOs. And 90% or more of them are Black Americans.... They all stop at a certain point. American's and Europeans will only allow us to get to a certain point. Recently a few Africans have popped up though. That's good. Maybe it will become better in the future... Just maybe..

All Billionaires!! The dude to the extreme left is #43 on the Forbes Billionaire list... Name Aliko DangoteThe guy to the extreme right is a Jamaican born Canadian
I bet you don't know her? Isabel Dos Dantos of Angola
The second of only 2 Black Billionaire women

In Closing + A Little History Rant

Even before the entire continent of Africa was conquered by the Europeans, it was being raped by the other middle east countries. Assyria, Babylon, Persia etc.... It was always being reset, time and time again. Some say that our own African brothers sold us into slavery, which maybe true, but this is an old practice. Slavery has been around forever. And there was no way Africans could have defended themselves against the invasion of Europe which was wayy more advanced technologically and otherwise. So even if the guys didn't sell their brother's into slavery, Europe would've still conquered Africa. Heck, they conquered the word!! That is why there are so many Chinese and Indians in Jamaica today....Britain sent them from the main land.  Do you really think every single one of those 50 or so countries in Africa were deceived by their fellow brothers?? I think not.

So why is it that the countries above the equator became more advanced than the countries below it? Well I think the most logical explanation is that because up north is so cold, they had to find ways to survive. So it was more of a survival instinct. They had to develop or die. But the countries down south are warm and nice so its more comfortable and fosters laziness. So why develop when you are warm and comfortable? I think this continues even to this very day. Plus that lazy and comfortable DNA will pass down to our descendants. While the developing DNA will pass on to those in the developed countries. And the cycle will probably never end.

Africa is blessed with natural resources. But the people their weren't blessed with the know-how of capitalizing on these natural resources. So the Europeans and Asians go down there and make good use of it.

Any way, I do have hope for a brighter future for us. I hope we will one day be able to walk anywhere and do anything without any trouble. And I hope to see more Blacks rising up the corporate ladder and owning their business etc. I'm sure we can do it. It's happening slowly but surely...



Day 1912 ( New Student's First Real Class / Eye Licking Becoming Popular in Japan. WHAT!!! )
Thursday, June 13, 2013

We are in the rainy season now so rain fell for the most part today. I had the first real lesson with my new private student today. And as I mentioned last week, this lady has a baby clothes business for over 20 years. And her business is booming .... she does her stuff online. I asked her how much is her monthly expenses for the business. She broke it down for me 1 by 1 and the total was a whopping 6,000,000 yen per month!!!!! Unbelievable....


The EYEBALL LICKING craze that's sweeping Japan and causing a surge in eye infections

WHAT tha??

We've all heard about people doing strange things for love, but Japanese students are taking love-induced madness to a whole new level - and putting their health at risk in the process.
The latest craze sweeping through Japan is ‘oculolinctus’ – eyeball licking as an expression of affection between young lovers.

However, it has led to a surge in cases of eye infections and can even cause blindness, doctors have warned. 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2340988/The-EYEBALL-LICKING-craze-thats-sweeping-Japan-causing-surge-eye-infections.html#ixzz2Wjby6caa
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Day 1913 ( Google Experiments With Balloon For Internet )
Friday, June 14, 2013

Today was another one of those days where I go to work for a couple hours and do nothing. The students were preparing for their bunkasai (School festival) so everyone was busy cleaning, painting charts, doing flower arrangements, making tents etc.. So I went home after a couple hours then did 1 hour at the YMCA.


Google experiment uses balloons to beam Internet down to Earthlings

Google revealed top-secret plans Saturday to send balloons to the edge of space with the lofty aim of bringing Internet to the two-thirds of the global population currently without web access.

Scientists from the technology giant Saturday released up to 30 helium-filled test balloons flying 20 km above Christchurch in New Zealand, carrying antennae linked to ground base stations.

While still in the early stages, Project Loon hopes eventually to launch thousands of balloons to provide Internet to remote parts of the world, allowing the more than 4 billion people with no access to get online.
It could also be used to help after natural disasters, when existing communication infrastructure is affected.

“Project Loon is an experimental technology for balloon-powered Internet access,” the company said on its latest project from its clandestine Google (x), “where we work on radical, sci-fi-sounding technology solutions to solve really big world problems.”

“Balloons, carried by the wind at altitudes twice as high as commercial planes, can beam Internet access to the ground at speeds similar to today’s 3G networks or faster,” it added.



Day 1914 ( School Festival )
Saturday, June 15, 2013

Had my usual 3 classes at YMCA today. One of them was an open class where the parents came to visit. It went well I believe.

After YMCA I went to my school festival with my big haired friend Viviana. As soon as we entered the school yard, some students started shouting "Viviana sensei, Viviana sensei".... I was like "What?", "Isn't this my school??" How comes they are calling to her ??? Not one soul recognized me... Many of the visitors were from Viviana's Junior high school.  It was after a long while, some of the students recognized me. I don't normally dress casual so I guess it confused them??

That's a dude in the skirt by the way

That should be a picture of the teacher who is wearing the shirt

Same thing here...

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