Funny/Weird photo of the week:
Days 2171 - 2177
Thursday, February 27 - Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Day 2171 ( Gaijinpot's Biased Companies / Some Women Prefer Their Husbands Dead)
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Mostly stayed in, blogged and prepared some documents for my Thailand visa interview coming soon.
Since a week ago I have been doing a little project with gaijinpot.com .... oh boy.
I noticed that I would get a few interviews, but most of the jobs I applied for simply ignored my application. Most as in 98% of them. As I mentioned, at some rare times I would get an interview but NEVER a job offer. This is for more than 5 years now.... So I embarked on a little project..... I changed my photo to the one below, and changed my country to America.
I kept the exact same qualifications and even lowered my Japanese level to basic. I applied for some random jobs. And what I found out was nothing short of astounding. In the space of like 2 days, I got 3 replies!!!
One for an interview......
One for a model gig (that I didn't even applied for !)
And this (See below)....... (Also that I didn't apply for !!!)
Did you see that??? 550,000 yen !!! Only white men are eligible!!! They found me ..... I didn't even apply for it !!! Wow...
Not knocking gaijinpot really, but it is clear as day to me that 98% of the jobs that advertise via them, are not looking for "people like me". I honestly need to up my Japanese though....... No excuses !
Some Women Prefer Their Husbands Dead
Day 2172 ( Successfully Completed Tax Returns Hassle.... By My Self )
Friday, February 28, 2014
After my first job today, I ran to the tax office in Sakuragicho (a busy part of Yokohama). When I got there, I was given some instructions on paper in Japanese...... The guy that handed me the paper had a concerned look on his face but still directed me where to go. Another guy told me to take a ticket number and wait in line. There were about 30 persons seated and waiting for their numbers to be called. All of them Japanese.... I was the only foreigner in the building. After waiting for about 15 mins, they called my number. So I went around and there was someone to help me fill out a paper. Luckily the guy spoke some English.
After filling out the form, I was told to wait again for another person who could speak English. Waited for about 10 mins, then this Japanese lady who could speak very little English, further helped me to fill out some other parts of the form. This took another 15 mins. When she was done with me, I thought it was over....oh no... All the information that I filled out had to be entered on a computer !!!
So yeah, I went around the computer and this old lady was there to assist. Of course, she spoke only Japanese. But her instructions were simple....She point on the numbers on my tax returns paper, and I entered them on the system. Pretty much. And most of what she was saying/asking, I could understand. This took like 45 mins. There was a mistake on my interac/maxceed tax returns paper though. It said I was married !!! So I was surprised when the lady asked in Japanese "what is your wife's name?" because I need to enter it on the system !!! I said "I don't have a wife" .... she was surprised and said that my tax returns form said I was indeed married !!!! Not sure how my company got that..... The lady had to call her boss it seem, who then told her just to ignore it and leave it out..... Anyway it was finally over...well most of it....They printed out the information I entered on the computer and told me that I need to either post it or deliver it personally at another tax office which is close to my apartment. So I will be doing that on Sunday.... They told me that in 3 weeks, I will be receiving US $200 / 20,000 yen in my bank account.
Day 2173 ( The Wolf of Wall Street / Desperate Singles in Japan get tricked !!!)
Saturday, March 1, 2014
This week was a movie week. I had to see all those oscar nominated movies ...... So after work at the YMCA today, I watched "The Wolf of Wall street" starring Leonardo Dicaprio.
It was loooong but very interesting. Kinda funny and will have you glued to the screen wondering what next is gonna happen. There is one scene that sicked my stomach though .....................so because of that turning stomach scene, I give it only a 7/10.
Desperate singles fall for apartment fraud
Day 2174 ( Django / Benefits and Disadvantages of Dating a Black man )
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Walked for 30 mins in the cold rain today to deliver my tax returns print out stuff. I wasn't sure where the place was so I had to be using google maps along the way. This means that my right hand was freezing because I had to touch my phone screen. The middle of my hand started getting blue, seriously!!! I've never felt my hands so cold before. I walked because it was wayyy cheaper than taking the train. I saved 820 yen just by walking 30 mins.
When I got to the tax office, they asked me if I wanted to add anymore information to what I already had. I told them no and just handed in the stuff. I then headed back home in the cold rain.
When I got home, I watched a movie name "Django" ... starring Jamie Fox and Leonardo Dicaprio.
This movie was soooo good.... It had some slavery stuff in it like 12 years a slave but with some humor to not have you weeping away. And even though the ending is violent, it was to me, somewhat of a happy ending. Superb acting and sensational story .... you have to watch it .... I give it a 8.5/10.
Afterwards, I went to a Mexican restaurant in the Yokohama station. Didn't even know this restaurant existed.
Benefits and Disadvantages of Dating a black man (Dating Scene 1)
Had a series of topics in mind to blog about since like summer last year. But how could I approach this topic without doing some interviews and research? I will document my findings here...But first let me lay down some general stuff....
These are my findings and it doesn't mean that it is necessarily true in all cases. There are ALWAYS !!! Exceptions .... but the general idea is still there.... Argue all you want but stereotypes do have a touch or some amount of truth to it.... Also it goes without saying that "Generally Speaking" ..... Someone from a particular race will "more than likely" prefer to date someone of their own race !!! eg. Blacks will naturally want to date blacks and whites will naturally want to date whites..... It is just natural. If you prefer dating outside of your race, then you are different from the norm. Nothing wrong with that in my opinion. But generally speaking again, all of this is moot...... Lets dive into scene 1 based on my interviews.... Also remember that cultures are different across countries so for eg. A white man from England may differ significantly from a white man from America. Same goes for blacks and for women.
Benefits of dating/marrying black men
- Lots of energy and fun to be around - Life of the party and almost never a dull moment.
- The black swag - I was told that black men has a specific kind of swag.
- Great in the sack
- Easy to get muscles and sometimes naturally muscular
Disadvantages of dating black men
- High possibility of infidelity
- Less likely to be well educated
- Daddy issues - very likely to not grow up with a father
- Possibility of having illegitimate kids
- May have criminal record
These findings are very general.... And you may find per capita a more set of educated black me in Barbados than in America for example. The same goes for the crime thing per capita differs in different areas. But this is veeery general.
Day 2175 ( Thailand Visa Interview / Her )
Monday, March 3, 2014
Woke up at 7:30 am this morning to do an interview at the Thailand embassy in Meguro, Tokyo. After everything seemed to be going smooth, the interviewer said I need to show that my company is registered in Japan. She then proceeded to show me that it was indeed on the visa application. How did I miss this? Was it because lets see .... I can't think of any other visa application that asks for this !!!!! .... Anyway, she instructed me as to where is the nearest place I could get one, which was in Shibuya. I didn't know where in Shibuya so I had to ask a police guy who instructed me. I ran to Shibuya and after making some wrong turns, I finally found the place.... Had to pay 600 yen for the document ..... Unfortunately, by the time I got through, it was too late to go back to the embassy. So I have to go there again this week.
After the embassy, I went to the YMCA to teach 2 classes then went home. I watched another Oscar movie called "Her".
It is about this guy...that you see up there on the photo, falling in love with a machine.. a computer program basically. Something is clearly wrong with him socially because his wife was beautiful... Even his dates were hottt.... The movie was kinda long but the concept was very interesting and makes you want to know what's next. I give it a 6.5/10 because at times it got boring.
Day 2176 ( Dallas Buyers Club )
Monday, March 4, 2014
Did nothing at my high school today, they are having exams. But did my usual 2 business English classes afterwards. Another Business English teacher (A Japanese lady) dropped me to the station today. I was grateful because I usually have to wait on the bus for about 20-30 mins then the bus takes like 15 minutes to get to the station... then I have to run like crazy to catch the next train, or I won't get home until about 11:00 pm.
Later I watched another Oscar movie called "The Dallas Buyers Club". Don't know what is it with all these rags to riches then kinda sorta back to rags movies. Saw something similar with "The wolf of wall street" and "American hustle" and now the "The Dallas Buyers Club" .... Just that this one I think was a full on true story and had a much more touching ending.
I give it a 7.5/10.
Day 2177 (More Trouble at the Thailand Embassy )
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Took a day off from work to go deal with my Thai visa stuff. Got there earlier than my appointed time and waited a couple of minutes. When it was my time, I noticed that the lady was looking at my documents suspiciously. Then she said .... "The address on the company registration is different from the address on your letterhead !" .... I was like What?!?! .. She then asked if I had any proof that they were the same company.... .... Well my company has several branches and my branch has a different name from the main company.. sigh... I told her no I have no evidence of that... There was this awkward silence, then she said ok wait a moment. I waited for about 45 mins then finally she said "Ok your visa is approved, please to come pick it up tomorrow". .... I am still trying to imagine what would have happened if I didn't get the visa and I already bought my ticket!!! Being as a purchased ticket is a requirement on the visa application !!!
After this, I went to Good Wood Terrace (The Jamaican Restaurant) and chatted with my friend there for a few hours. I then had some classes at the YMCA, then my private student in the evening.