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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Foreign Men Complain About Japanese Wives / How To Avoid Cancer / Japanese Racist Commercial??


I have a series of interesting topics coming up in a few weeks. Research and interviews are on-going. So stay tuned !!!!!


Days 2129 - 2135
Thursday, January 16 - Wednesday, January 22, 2014 


Day 2129 ( How To Avoid Cancer )
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Did an interview today for a company name IMAGINE. I think the interview went pretty well BUT, they don't offer visa sponsorship, which is a major concern for me now, as my visa expires in 2015. That and they want me to start working March 1. At this time my contracts aren't quite finished yet.

Later on I went to the Jamaican restaurant in Shibuya.

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How to Avoid Cancer



AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY …
1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.
2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime.
3. When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.
4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.
5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.
9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to STARVE the cancer cells by not feeding it with foods it needs to multiple.
What cancer cells feed on:
a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Note: Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.
b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk, cancer cells will starved.
c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.
d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes t o nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells.
To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).
e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water–best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines will become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.
13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor.
Anger, unforgiving and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.
16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.
http://premaseem.wordpress.com/2012/12/19/how-to-avoid-cancer/


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Day 2130 ( Create your  Shopping Website For Free )
Friday, January 17, 2014

Had 2 classes at my main school then my usual late class at the YMCA. I forgot to mention that a student who I'm having English conversation with at my main school, showed me the stuff she made by hand. She made these :


At my Friday YMCA classes, the students attempt to draw a picture of me weekly. This is the me for this week :


I also gave each of them a small gift for their New Year as I promised them last week......


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Here is a website you can use to list products for free. If you want to list more products you of course have to pay a fee.




http://bigcartel.com/signup

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Day 2131 ( Foreign Men Complain About Japanese Wives / The Other Guys )
Saturday, January 18, 2014

Usual 3 classes at the YMCA today then go home. I am counting down the days when I get another break from these kids. I have like 8 lessons to go.

Later on, my friend recommended a funny movie for me to watch. The other guys. I didn't even know about this movie.



Its just plain comedy with a kind of familiar plot. I give it a 6/10


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Foreign men sound off on the difficulties of having a Japanese wife




As its society becomes more and more internationalized, a growing number of Japan’s citizens are choosing a spouse from another country. It’s not hard to see why, as an interracial relationship can be the deepest and most rewarding form of cultural exchange.
That said, there’s no such thing as a perfect spouse, with of course the notable exception of my lovely wife, who I’m sure will be reading this article (Hi baby….um, I’ll get started on that load of laundry right away!). Following are a list of difficulties foreign men have had in blending their own customs and traditions with those of their Japanese brides.

A common complaint from foreign men is a lack of overt affection from their Japanese wives. It’s well known that Japanese are less likely to utter the phrase “I love you” than their native English-speaking counterparts, but the lack of validation can seem all the more distressing when your wife has no problem showing her devotion to someone she’s only seen on stage holding a microphone.


It’s not just verbal affirmation some men hope for more of, either. Like most of Asia, Japan has very different standards about casual physical contact from many Western cultures, and one person’s casual flirting can be another’s violation of personal boundaries.
“Sometimes, even though I hardly touched her, she asks ‘What are you groping me for?’ and shoots me a hard look.”
▼ Unwanted touching is sometimes returned in kind.
JW 2
Still, at least some compatibility on this issue is a prerequisite for most marriages, and plenty of international couples are cozy enough to produce offspring. Of course, raising them brings with it its own issues.
“When I watch action movies with our kids, my wife says they’re too violent. But then she watches action shows from Japan like Kamen Rider with them when they’re still in preschool. What gives?”
▼ Because early child education starts in the home, and it starts with cyclone spin kicks.
JW 3
The home tends to be a frequent problem area. It can be particularly difficult convincing your spouse that something you’ve always had is a necessity when she’s gone her whole life without it, such as the men whose wives criticized their wasteful desires for fluffy, machine-dried laundry and the convenience of an automated sprinkler system. Home-use clothes dryers were extremely uncommon in Japan until the last 10 years or so, and automated sprinklers for private dwellings are still unheard of.
▼ Let’s just say the country that elevated rock garden design to an art form doesn’t spend too much time worrying about the easiest way to water the lawn.

And then there are the topics of shoes and baths, two things Japan and the West have always had trouble seeing eye to eye on.
“When I come into the house with my shoes still on, she asks, ‘Do you have any idea how many bacteria you pick up just walking on the road?’”
“After a nice hot bubble bath, my wife gets mad if I don’t rinse myself off in the shower before drying off. She’ll even sit in our bedroom listening for the sound of running water, and if she doesn’t hear it before I start toweling myself off, she’ll shout ‘Shower!’”
Japanese society tends to be fastidious in general when it comes to grooming and taking care of your appearance, as illustrated by another man whose wife flips out and forces him to change immediately if she notices a hole in his clothing or socks. Of course, sometimes this phenomena is reversed, as in the case of a man living overseas with his Japanese wife.
“Her casual clothes are all old and beat up, but she says she won’t buy new ones until the next time she goes back to Japan for a visit and can go to Uniqlo.”
▼ Yet another reason Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo needs to hurry up with their global expansion already
JW 5
This sort of shopping pattern seems to be common, and is likely a result of the huge amount of products Japan exports compared to what it imports. If the whole world is buying your stuff, it must be good right? Even still, some husbands are surprised at their wives’dedication to buying from their birth country.
“When my wife goes back to Japan to see her friends and family, she always buys a bunch of salt. We have salt in my country, too, of course, but she doesn’t want to use it because ‘it tastes different.’”
All of this clothing and seasoning shopping apparently takes time, too, which can leave some guys feeling a little lonely.
“Whenever she goes back to Japan, she spends a month. It’s nice having some time to myself for the first three days or so, but after that…”
But hey, giving your spouse the time she needs to visit her relatives comes with the territory in an international marriage, just like language hiccups.
“Sometimes I ask my wife what something means, and she brushes me off with ‘I can’t explain it in English,’ even though we’re speaking in Japanese!”
“Recently, my wife’s English is getting worse, and when she gets angry, she just speaks in Japanese.”
▼ Depending on how angry she is, not being able to understand her might be a good thing.
JW 6
And even when spouses aren’t flapping their gums, they sometimes run into problems while stuffing their faces. For instance, one husband laments that his wife can’t understand the importance of potatoes as a staple food of his culture’s diet.
▼ This week’s dinner planning? Done.
JW 7
But while we can appreciate a tasty spud as much as the next person, we’re confused by some of these gripes.
“My wife always chows down on giant bocks of tofu.”
▼ So your wife likes eating an inexpensive, low-calorie food that you have to do literally nothing to prepare? And this bothers you because….?
JW 8
But most baffling of all is this man’s grievance.
“Whenever we have guests over, she makes too many different kinds of food.”
JW 9
Yeah dude, that sounds terrible. Let us know the next time this happens, and we’ll rush right over and see if we can’t help you solve this tricky problem of too much home-cooked food.

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/01/16/foreign-men-sound-off-on-the-difficulties-of-having-a-japanese-wife/

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Day 2126 ( Japan's Racist ANA Airlines Commercial )
Sunday, January 19, 2014

Stayed in for the most part then had lunch with my friend at TGIF.

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Japan ANA to alter ad after stereotype complaints



Japan's ANA says it plans to revise a television commercial that drew objections over its portrayal of Caucasians. A spokesman for ANA, Ryosei Nomura, said Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 the airline intended for the ad to encourage Japanese to be more international. But he said the carrier would change it after receiving negative comments and phone calls.

Japan's All Nippon Airways plans to revise a television commercial that drew objections over its portrayal of Caucasians.
The airline intended for the ad, titled "The Japanese are changing," to encourage Japanese to be more international, ANA spokesman Ryosei Nomura said Monday.
"Our intention was not to offend," he said. The carrier would change it after receiving negative comments and phone calls, he said.
The 30-second ad pokes fun at the reserved image of Japanese as two men discuss plans for more international flights out of Tokyo's Haneda International Airport. But it ends with one donning a long, pointy nose and blond wig apparently meant to portray a Westerner.
Reactions on ANA's official Facebook page ranged from bemused to offended.
Nomura said the airline would take the "different opinions" into account in having the commercial changed.
There are few non-Asian foreigners in Japan and Westerners are often stereotyped as having blond hair, blue eyes and big noses.


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Day 2133 ( Gravity )
Monday, January 20, 2014 [5 Years 10 Months]

Did one class at the YMCA. All I did was practiced some sports words with them then played games for the remaining time.

Later I watched a very interesting movie about outer space name Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Cloony.


Really really superb movie. Great acting, unusual but very interesting story and plot. It will keep you on edge all the time. I give it a solid 9/10. Only because I think they could have done something more with the ending.

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Day 2134 ( Every Week at Komatsu, Before Teaching Business English )
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Every week I go to teach business English at Komatsu, there is going to be either a worker there, or a random person passing through, that will be shocked by my presence. Every now and then, there will be some Caucasian person who is there for negotiations or for whatever reason, and they too will be shocked by my presence. I remember seeing a white guy here once giving a presentation in a room. And the dude froze for a while and could not stop staring, with a very concerned look on his face.



Today now while heading to get the stuff for my class, there were about 10 Japanese men walking by. Some were regular workers, others seemed to be there on business. One of the guys at the front saw me, and the only thing left for him to do was to run and jump through a window. The dude eyes opened wide, then his walking sped up and he started almost leaning on the other side of the wall to avoid me, even though some of the other guys in the group were already between us. All this while giving me the Japanese side stare of suspicion... the "why are you here stare" or the "I'm looking at you but I don't really want you to know that I'm looking at you stare".


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Day 2135 ( Drugs Found at Justin Bieber's Home??? )
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Today was a busy day. 3 Normal classes at my main school. Then my 2 volunteer classes with 3rd yr students at my main school as well. After this I had 2 classes at the YMCA. One was terrible, the other was ok. Finally spoke to my evening private student about Japanese politics, technology and the movies I watched recently.

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Drugs found at Bieber's home after egg-attack raid





Detectives searching pop singer Justin Bieber’s Los Angeles mansion over an egg-throwing attack seized illegal drugs and arrested one of the singer’s associates on Tuesday, officials said.
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department officer Dave Thompson said an individual was arrested after the drugs were discovered in “plain view” as deputies combed through Bieber’s luxury home in the upmarket enclave of Calabasas.
Around a dozen detectives swooped on the 19-year-old star’s home early Tuesday, probing allegations that the Canadian teen idol was responsible for causing thousands of dollars in damage to a neighbor’s house after pelting it with eggs.
Thompson said an investigation into a “felony crime” was ongoing, with the neighbor claiming as much as $20,000 in damage was caused.
On the narcotics arrest, he initially said the drug found on the premises was cocaine, but his department later backtracked on that statement.
“Nothing is confirmed,” another spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department, Sergeant Carmen Arballo, told AFP.
“It’s a controlled substance but we don’t know if it’s cocaine. We won’t know until it’s gone to a lab and been tested.”
Another sheriff’s spokesman told The Los Angeles Times it could be a form of ecstasy.
Thompson said the drugs found at Bieber’s property were “in plain view of the deputies when they were looking for the evidence.”
Celebrity news website TMZ, which generally has solid sources, said the man arrested was rapper Lil Za, one of Bieber’s close friends.
Bieber, who was in the home during the raid, had been neither “arrested or exonerated” in connection with the vandalism case, Thompson said.
He added that the pop star was “not connected” to the drugs seizure, beyond the fact that “the gentleman was staying at his residence.”
Officials however dismissed suggestions that the nature of the alleged vandalism was trivial.
“A felony crime is a felony crime. The damage was from the eggs,” Thompson said.
“The felony comes from the amount of the damage, and this residence sustained a great amount of damage that easily achieve the felony vandalism section. I get that the eggs don’t seem that significant but it does rise to the level of a felony. There’s an extensive amount of damage and I and the sheriff’s department take that very seriously.”
http://www.japantoday.com/category/entertainment/view/drugs-found-at-biebers-home-after-egg-attack-raid?utm_campaign=jt_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jt_newsletter_2014-01-15_PM


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