Days 2020 - 2026
Sunday, September 29 - Saturday, October 5, 2013
Japanese word of the week - nazenaraba - なぜならば - Because
Day 2020 (IOS 7 / Japanese won America's Got Talent )
(Sunday, September 29, 2013)
Pretty much stayed in all day completing my blog for last week. I also updated my phone to ios7. The new features look really cool. And I like it generally but, I am having some issues with some of my games and other apps though. It was only about a month ago I updated to ios 6, because I was thinking about "Jail breaking" and "unlocking" my phone.
Japanese conquers ‘America’s Got Talent’
You may have seen this before but if you didn't, please watch... It blew me away.....
Day 2021 ( iphone Finger Print scanner Being Questioned )
Monday, September 30, 2013
Played a "touch the correct cards" game and tic tac toe at the YMCA today with the kids. They seemed to enjoy it for the most part.
Privacy analysts question iPhone fingerprint scanner
What if someone gained access to your finger print data? They can pretty much own you forever.
Day 2022 ( 15 Black Uprisings Against European and Arab Oppression They Won’t Teach in Schools)
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
I should have been working in Osaka by now... But stuff didn't work out as planned. I am however still busy and making much less than what I'm worth lol ... Or than what I could have been making if I didn't quit elementary school. But I'm not as exhausted... I enjoy teaching the high schoolers. I created a handout today about the "passive voice" ... Before coming to Japan, if you asked me to make a sentence using the passive voice.... I would've stood there staring at you ....
Found this and thought it was quite interesting. Be careful how you read the authors' writings though. He/she seem to be extremely Afrocentric (which is not a bad thing, as Black people still do somewhat suffer directly or indirectly from a mostly European dominated world), but ... bordering racist..However, he/she could just be giving information... I'm not sure what is the author's aim.....
15 Black Uprisings Against European and Arab Oppression They Won’t Teach in Schools
Nat Turner’s Revolution
Nat Turner’s rebellion, also called the Southampton Insurrection, is probably the most famous slave uprising in North America. The revolt was brilliantly planned by Turner and took place August 1831 in Southampton County, Virginia. The Turner-led group of ”freedom fighters” killed up to 65 people of European descent, the highest number of fatalities caused by a slave uprising in the American South. Though the rebellion was quelled within a few days, Turner survived in hiding for more than two months afterward.
If you are interested, you can check out the other 14 here .... http://atlantablackstar.com/2013/09/26/15-black-uprisings-european-arab-opression-wont-teach-schools/
Day 2023 (Names/Titles Jamaican Men Use To Call Each Other / Fishing Video )
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Did my usual Wednesday stuff. I gave my private student a personality test thing that I saw in the Jamaicans in Japan group. If you haven't tried it... Give it a try.... I got a score of 46.
I also created the second video of my video blog.... And Already I'm tired of doing it.... too much work keeping up with 2 blogs and my 4 or 5 jobs. Here is the video though. Sorry I couldn't find it in the embedded thingy.
Names/Titles Jamaican Men Use To Call Each Other
There are several names/titles that Jamaican men have been using to address each other. These names/titles has evolved over the years...
Pretty much all of them means "Hey my friend" ... or "Hey bro", "Hey pal/buddy" ..... No other meaning. In Japan, they don't do things like this, persons are usually called by name. The closest thing is when they say "Oniisan - which means brother"... So most Japanese persons may have a difficult time understanding these terms... The terms are not literal .... All of them pretty much has the same meaning as I said above.... No bad meaning is implied when using them....
Yow mi boss (my boss)( 部長 )
Mi fren (my friend) (ともだち)
Yow mi bredda (my brother) (お兄さん)
Mi parry (my friend)
Yow pawdy (I Think it means Partner) (仲間)
Yow King (王様)
Mi don (my don, not literal don)( 組長 )
Yow Dads (Father but again not literally) (お父さん)
Yow Elda (Elder) (先辈)
Mi bredrin (my brethren)
My yute (youth)
My Lawd (My lord) (主)
Mi tuggs (my thug) (ちんぴら) ... Sounds harsh but still means "Hey bro"
Mi link (my link)
Linky (same as above)
Chargie (This is fairly recent and I have no idea where it came from or how it developed)
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Met an old friend from my main school last year. He was like the gardener, cleaner etc for my main school when I taught elementary. He is around 63 but very funny and speaks some amount of English. I told him that I visited his friend's restaurant which is close to one of the YMCAs that I teach at. The restaurant is called 55 (Go Go) in Japanese... I told him that go go in Jamaica means pole dancer/stripper .... He almost died with laughter because his friend's place is a simple restaurant/coffee shop.
I didn't teach my business student because she had a meeting.
Latest robot can pick strawberry fields forever
Day 2025 ( More Soccer With High School Soccer Team )
Friday, October 4, 2013
Played soccer with the soccer club after work today. I purposely avoided the training part where I had to pass the ball with my left foot etc. How can I expect to get better then? Any way, I stood up nearby, watching them, then the goal keeper who has a broken arm, started speaking to me. He said he likes English. And actually he speaks pretty well. He asked me if I wanted to play. So I of course said yes. I ended up playing 4 ... Ten minute games in all. I scored 4 goals.... Only the final match when I was exhausted, I didn't score a goal.... It was fun .... And they aren't as good as I thought initially. They are really good at making long passes and at shooting. But only a few of them were good at dribbling the ball... That's my specialty ... Long passes?... ooh no...
After playing...we did some sprinting... 50 meter sprinting, 5 times up, 5 times down..... I was out after the last run...Jeez I'm getting old... I went to the YMCA hoping afterwards...
Day 2026 ( Interview in Tokyo / Final Dexter/ Mizuho Bank Giving Loans To Yakuza )
Saturday, October 5, 2013
After teaching at the YMCA, I did an interview in Tokyo. The interview went ok I think but the job was still uncertain ....The interview was at the Tokyo Station Hotel. Let's see how that goes.
The final episode of possibly my favourite TV series of all time, came to end. Well it came to an end about 2 weeks ago but I watched that last episode today. I almost shed a tear when I saw Dexter throwing his sister in the water ... but then everything after that just left me with a big ?
The ending was reallly stupid!!! And disappointing.... If you don't watch Dexter, then move to the next section or stop reading here...
I found this review of the last episode that I agree with and found quite funny at the same time... Here goes...
Loans to yakuza must stop, FSA warns Mizuho