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Sunday, April 20, 2014

10 Types of Women You should Never Date


Days 2213 - 2219
Thursday, April 10 - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Day 2213 ( Game of Thrones )
Thursday, April 10, 2014


Still worried about my future.... Started wondering if this blog here got me in trouble (again) lol ... Or my youtube videos or something.... Because I was supposed to hear the result of my interview from like Monday.... It's Thursday!!! So I called the foreign person who gave me the first round of interview. He said that he is 98% sure that all is well, but if not, I would still have a job with the company... That was all I wanted to hear really. He said he is almost sure that I would be getting a call TOMORROW...

Anyway, while I was home fretting, I decided to start watching the much talked about series of "Game of Thrones".


This series had me hooked, even though it is full of gore and some other random disgusting stuff. I couldn't stop watching it. I sat and watched almost the entire season 1 in a day.... I'm now on episode 9 of season 1. That is 9 hours!!!!! That's how hooked I am.


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Day 2214 ( New Job Announcement / 300,000 yen Mango )
Friday, April 11, 2014


Again, was waiting all day in my apartment for a call about my job situation. And again, all my part-time jobs from last school year are already in full swing. I even have work later today!!! I pretty much stayed in still worrying about what will happen, and watching some one piece as well as game of thrones episodes. Then at around 4pm I decided to check mail. and finally I saw a job offer from the head office of my company.... A MAIL !! Not a phone call. What if I didn't check my mail? Traditionally when I see mails, it almost always mean you got rejected right? and a phone call usually when you get the job... Well that's usually my case any way. Then to top it off, my contract begins on MONDAY !!! bright and early .... So I had to email several resignation letters ... Well only 2 actually... 1 to my Monday/Wednesday YMCA and the other to my Tuesday evening job. The YMCA didn't reply to me, but my Tuesday job said I should try to find a replacement as soon as possible. My Tuesday job which is controlled by a male was more direct with me ..... My Monday/Wednesday YMCA job which is run by a female didn't even reply to my mail. Which (in my experience) is how many Japanese females react when they are angry and don't want to have anything to do with you again ... Perpetual silence !!!

So yeah enough said.... Starting Monday, I will become a Human Resource Trainer.... Basically train Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) in my company, how to do their jobs, give presentations, support them when they need help etc etc. That is just the easy part... I can't say too much and I'm going to have to be verrrrrrry careful about what I post on my blog from now on..... Suffice to say though... this is not an easy job by no means....Still a bit puzzled as to why I was asked to do this job even though I have no experience being a head teacher.... Well not on paper at least. I guess I was doing something right lol ..... I must say that I am humbled in many ways.


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Pair of mangoes fetch Y300,000 at auction




A pair of mangoes grown in southern Japan sold Thursday for a whopping 300,000 yen, a record price for the fruit’s first auction of the season, Kyodo News reported.
The “Taiyo no Tamago” (Egg of the Sun)-brand mangoes were set to be airlifted from Miyazaki to a department store in Fukuoka, where they were to go on sale, the agency said.
To qualify as a “Taiyo no Tamago” mango, each fruit must weigh at least 350 grams and have a high sugar content, according to the Miyazaki Agricultural Economic Federation.
Fruit is routinely expensive in Japan and it is not unusual for a single apple to cost upwards of 300 yen, while a presentation pack of 20 cherries can set you back 10,000 yen.
However, all pale in comparison with the eye-watering 2.5 million yen price tag for a pair of cantaloupe melons auctioned in 2008.
http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/pair-of-mangoes-fetch-y300000-at-auction?utm_campaign=jt_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jt_newsletter_2014-04-11_PM


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Day 2215 ( Cherry Tree From Space )
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Went to the YMCA to run around with some kids and teach a few grammar point stuff. I went back home then to the dentist for my twice a year cleaning.


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'Cherry tree from space' mystery baffles Japan




A cosmic mystery is uniting monks and scientists in Japan after a cherry tree grown from a seed that orbited the Earth for eight months bloomed years earlier than expected—and with very surprising flowers.
The four-year-old sapling—grown from a cherry stone that spent time aboard the International Space Station (ISS)—burst into blossom on April 1, possibly a full six years ahead of Mother Nature’s normal schedule.
Its early blooming baffled Buddhist brothers at the ancient temple in central Japan where the tree is growing.
“We are amazed to see how fast it has grown,” Masahiro Kajita, chief priest at the Ganjoji temple in Gifu, told AFP by telephone.
“A stone from the original tree had never sprouted before. We are very happy because it will succeed the old tree, which is said to be 1,250 years old.”

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Day 2216 ( 10 Types of Women You Should Never Date )
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Stayed in today, resting up for the mystery of my new job next week. Watched loads of One piece and Game of Thrones again. I am now on Season 2... lol yeah I know I'm crazy. When I really get into something, I just want to see it all and now.

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Guys, this is exclusively for you. Have you ever wondered why the women you date always turn out to be annoying or weird in some way? Have you ever thought that perhaps you have been choosing the wrong type of women? Below is a list of ten different types of women you should avoid, according to an article I just came across. Read carefully and see if you can learn one or two things. 

1. The Chatterbox




This is the woman who never shuts up, barely stopping to breathe. Seemingly only concerned about what is going on in her life, she always has to make a comment about everything and dominates conversations. 


2. The Desperate Chick

This type of woman will seem fantastic at first, until she starts talking about your wedding location, how many kids she wants and the name of your future dog–right after the first date! When a woman advances WAY faster than normal, watch out. She NEEDS a man so bad that she’s willing to put anybody in that slot, even the homeless guy on the corner. 

3. The Overly-Critical Woman




Anything you do for this type of woman is simply not good enough. Nothing seems to work unless it is done according to her standards. Anything that is said by anyone will be quickly taken out of context to become some sort of insult or some reason to wage war against the world. This type of woman has plenty of emotional baggage and will make you an angry and bitter person as there will be nothing but misery with her.

4. The Bimbo




This type of woman can’t obtain a GED but has managed to secure a PhD in the science of the bedroom. This is an intellectually challenged woman who looks great but, in all honesty, shouldn’t open her mouth. Her skills are unquestionably only rooted in the physical realm and unless you’re just after one-night stands, you do not want to bring a stupid girl home to meet Mom and Dad. The majority of girls you see on the streets everyday fall into this category,

5. The High Maintenance Chick

If this type of woman breaks a nail, she expects you to drop everything you’re doing to drive her to the salon immediately. Her daddy always told her she was a princess and she expects to be treated like one at all times. She has expensive taste and expects you to shower her with only the best things and take her out to posh places on a regular basis. If you don’t have a lot of money and a penchant for luxury, don’t even bother.

6. The Clingy Girl



This woman is a nuisance who can’t go anywhere or do anything without the company of her man. She’ll adopt your interests, calls 20 times a day and fly off the handle anytime she’s not around to monitor your behavior. This type of woman will smother any chance of you missing her by insisting that you spend every waking moment with her, refusing to let you go out with the boys or spend any significant amount of time with anyone else.

7. The Baby’s Mama

This woman has a great physique, great personality and her toes are pretty too! There’s only one problem–she’s got a pretty large amount of children with assorted “baby-daddy’s”, and when women like this get desperate, any and every guy has the potential to be “daddy.” This woman got knocked up by somebody that she was supposedly in love with, and not only is she a bad judge of character, she’s GROSSLY irresponsible. The same guys that are “jerks” now are the same guys she once thought the world of and had unprotected sex with.

8. The Gold Digger

The Gold-Digger will compliment you on your expensive watch, ask you what kind of car you drive, what you do for a living, where you live and so on. Like the high maintenance woman, the Gold Digger is basically looking for a sugar daddy, she’ll size you up within the first five minutes and drop you just as quickly if your cash flow runs out and you can’t take her shopping anymore. These types of women will just suck your wallet dry and leave you emasculated. Fortunately,you can usually see this type coming from a mile away. She wants to write out the names of all her designer items and post it on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

9. The Club Girl




Club girls are nothing more than fantasy women who have been practically living in bars and clubs since they hit the legal drinking age. They have beautiful faces with full lips, big doe eyes, great legs, and all the curves you could ever ask for. The problem in dating these women is that they love to wear clothes that show off their great assets not just to you, but to every Tom, man-hood and Harry on the street. A woman like this may be carefree and wild; however, once you take a closer look, you’ll realize that her entire life is a party and most nights will end with her puking in your car. Or waking up hungover, in some guy’s bed in the morning.

10. The Feminist

This type of woman can never be pleased by a man and she believes that men are the cause of all the pains and suffering of society. It is her strong belief that women are much more intelligent than men and are capable of doing things “the right way”. You don’t want to waste any time with this type of woman because anything that you do will always be negative to her.

http://www.crazyafricanz.com/2014/03/men-should-see-this10-types-of-women.html

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Day 2217 ( First Day As A HR Trainer )
Monday, April 14, 2014













Again I can't give too much information ...... But yeah started my new job today in the office. I haven't worked in an office for over 6 years .... Yeah pretty much for all of the time being in Japan. My last job in Jamaica, I taught but also did loads of stuff in an office. I heard now that this new job 70% of my life will be on the road. And while on the road, work will be piling up in the office. So today, I watched a training session being conducted and also was given loads of information. The information about what is expected of me as a trainer alone was overwhelming. This is my first day. I felt like running away seriously.... It is a high stress job !!! Unlike being an ALT .... Now I'm going to have to manage them (ALTs)...... Many many many of them .... and their problems too ..... I am only 1 of 6 doing this job for my branch. That was probably too much information already (cough cough)... So if you come back here and see my blog edited, it means that I wrote something that I shouldn't have. That's all I will say for now.

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After leaving the first day from work.... my head was throbbing.... I felt depression kicking in and started wondering if I made a mistake by accepting this job and not knowing the full details. I probably still would have taken it anyway just for the experience. While on the train I decided to go to the Jamaican restaurant in Shibuya to unwind. This is how to unwind with music and Jamaican food.







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Day 2218 (  )
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Second day of work and already I'm thrown to give a brief presentation along with my immediate boss. Again, can't say anything more. It did go well though except I was a bit nervous..... I look forward to the challenge ahead... I was told that I have a "presence". And may appear slightly intimidating and scary... Well maybe I am !!!!

It is April, and it is still cold here. I had on my heater today and look what it did to this baby oil bottle?



What do I use baby oil to do??? Um aah um yeah.... My friend said it helps to keep my skin moisturised when the same darn heater that melted the bottle, dries out my skin....



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Day 2219 ( Best/Worst Student Jobs in Japan )
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

3rd day of work on the new job. Everyday so far I've been having a slight stress headache. Another trainer said that for him, that same stress headache took 3 months to go away!!! I had Greek lunch with some of the other trainers today. Everyday I'm learning new stuff (which is what should be happening right?). I already started dreaming about the job ..... It has only been 3 days. I guess it's welcome to the world of being a full time employee in a Japanese company. I have 4 choices:

1) Become a workaholic 
2) Take on the challenge but try to balance it with life
3) Quit
4) Be lazy and get fired

1 and 2 are the most viable options now with 2 being what I surely hope to achieve.

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It’s all about the money: The best (and worst) paid student jobs in Japan


As Japan’s university students return to start the new academic year this month, many will be looking at their bank balance with trepidation and wondering how exactly they managed to spend all that money during spring break. Over two-thirds of Japanese university students work part time, helping contribute towards the cost of study materials, weird alcohol for drinking games, and buying the same clothes as everyone else.
For students looking for extra funds, or – dare we say it – graduates who’ve been unable to find full-time employment, Japanese site Recruit Jobs has compiled a happy little list of the best-paying part-time jobs in Japan. 
1) Cram school teacher
Hourly wage: 1,279 yen

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the highest paying part-time job for students is a specialised one: tutoring at one of Japan’s myriad juku, so-called “cram schools” offering extra tuition at evenings and weekends. The industry is big business: virtually all high-schoolers studying for university entrance exams will attend juku.
2) Promotional staff
Hourly wage: 1,232 yen
Known as “kyanpeen sutaffu” (“campaign staff”) in Japan, this job also allows you to sell a little bit of your soul every time you put on the color-coordinated uniform! Promotional representative jobs, usually being filled by - let’s be honest here – pretty girls, range from the relatively mundane to the bizarre.
Alternatively, you could become a representative for your city, like these lovely ladies from Wakayama in the photo above.
3) Pachinko staff
Hourly wage: 1,172 yen

Staff working the halls of pachinko, the highly addictive Japanese arcade game that’s a bit like pinball without the flippers, can expect to make an average of 1,172 yen an hour. Presumably some of that is to compensate for the effects of deafening noise and an overwhelmingly smoky atmosphere – work here and you will smell by the time you leave.
The jobs with some of the lowest hourly wages come from more typical student employers: so-called “fashion advisors” (i.e., clothing shop assistants) only get 919 yen and hour; convenience store staff average out at 879 yen, and workers at fast food restaurants can expect to make 900 yen per hour.
That last figure for fast food workers looks pretty similar to the hourly wage of a McDonald’s worker in the United States, which is between $6 and $9 per hour. The cost of living in Japan is notoriously high though, so perhaps we should think about applying the Big Mac Index for a more nuanced comparison?
Cash concerns aren’t the only reason students choose to work, though. Recruit Jobs also asked respondents what they felt they gained from having a part-time job. Making friends outside of their usual circles was one of the answers given, as was personal development. “Seeing my coworkers work towards achieving their dreams is my motivation,” said one pizza delivery guy. See? Maybe money’s not everything after all…
http://www.japantoday.com/category/lifestyle/view/its-all-about-the-money-the-best-and-worst-paid-student-jobs-in-japan?utm_campaign=jt_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jt_newsletter_2014-04-08_AM


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