Days 2276 – 2282
Thursday, June 12 – Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Pictures of the week
|Only Jamaicans will understand|
Day 2276 (The Greatest Show on Earth begins !)
Thursday, June 12, 2014
I played football with the school team today again. This time it was in torrential rain. The coach said the only way he would cancel training, was if it was a thunder storm or a blizzard ! otherwise, training goes on.....Plus the school team has a big match this weekend. So I got soaked in the rain, mostly watching them train because I didn't play too much.
God's not dead
Forgot to mention that some weeks ago I watched a show name God's not dead. It's chiefly about some guy defending his faith in a class at an American university. It has some other side stories in it as well, pretty much talking about believing in Jesus.
It wasn't too bad overall. So I'm giving it a 6/10.
The Greatest Show on Earth begins !
My readers should know by now that I'm a fan of football/soccer, whatever you may call it. I play it whenever I get the chance to. I don't really follow the English premier
league and Spanish league stuff, nor do I know which clubs the famous players play for. I do know many of the famous players though.
Since 1994 I have been a fan of Brazil, never stopped... From the days of Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Bebeto, Roberto Carlos and Dunga etc....
|Ronaldo, My all time favorite player|
I even have his jersey ...
And I can assure you I'm not alone. At least 80% or more Jamaicans are fans of Brazil. The only ones who aren't fans, are the ones who tend to follow the premier league, UEFA cup stuff, and want to show-off that they know details about every player on the field :) ...
So once again, Brazil is my favorite, with Germany coming in second and Netherlands third. Surprisingly, Brazil and Germany are the 2 countries I enjoyed the most so far, in all my travels...
|In Berlin, Germany with my friend's wife 2008.|
Well I mean... she wasn't his wife then but...
Ok just forget it....
|Berlin, Germany 2008|
|Porto Alegre, Brazil 2006|
So Brazil played today and of course won their opening match 3:1 against Croatia.
|Hey Jamaipanese as usual, I stole this from your blog... gomene ;)|
Day 2277 ( Hunger Games 2/Woman murdered her 22 year old son )
Friday, June 13, 2014
Did absolutely nothing at work today. These days come quite often it seem in Japanese Junior High Schools. I just have to sit and wait until the day ends, while pretending I'm doing something constructive around the computer.
Luckily, there was a competition being held in the gym. A hand ball competition. I've never seen this game before coming to Japan...But it was exciting.
It's like a combination of netball (that we play in common wealth countries ... Americans and Japanese probably have no clue what this is), basketball and football/soccer.
Hunger Games 2 - Catching Fire
When I got home, I watched Hunger Games 2. It was kind of interesting but didn't grab me as much as I thought it would. Still a good watch though. I give it a 7/10.
Woman arrested for murder of 22-year-old son 'saw no hope for his future'
Day 2278 ( Suicide falls to less than 30,000 )
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Went to a nomikai/enkai/Japanese drinking party with the school that I am now teaching at in Toyama. After living in Japan almost 7 years now, I get to realize that some Japanese teachers will never speak to you outside of these settings. But, when they get drunk, most of the quiet ones will chat. I always enjoy these drinking parties, because you get to see another side of the teachers....And their true personalities come forth. I went back to my apartment at about 1am. Then watch some world cup matches.
I'm in a yahoo fantasy league thing with some of my friends from university. We should predict the correct scores, and we will get 4 points if the scores are correct and 2 points if the correct teams won. So far, I got 2 predictions spot on...
|I got the France pick correct as well as the USA / Ghana 2-1 game|
|Classic Japan I tell you.|
I know no other set of people
from any country that would do this
after losing a match.
If the population is falling in Japan, then it is only logical that the suicide rate will fall as well right? This is not so much of a big news.... But 27,000 is still a huge figure.
No. of suicides in 2013 falls below 30,000 for 2nd straight year: white paper
My top comment ....
That equal out to 76 suicides per day, or 1 every 20 minutes. It's a huge problem. The pressure in Japan is unbearable for those who can not make in society. If you have depression or other problems, you have to hide it in Japan. Seems more needs to be done by health, police and community groups to assist and counsel those in unstable states of mind. If they believe they have failed at something or will be a burden to their family, some will commit this act. Unfortunately in Japanese culture there's no room for human error. The increasing levels of stress on students, the salarymen and other workers who have suffered enormous hardship in Japan.
Day 2279 ( 200,000 visits / Sony on Top with Game Console Sales )
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Yes My blog finally hit 200,000 views after 6 years. My most popular post by far is
Translation of patwa/patois to Japanese and English.
Today was one of those "stay at home and be lazy days". In Toyama, those days are many. I need to hit the gym because I'm putting on weight....Especially on my stomach ....
Sony back at top of console sales after eight years
Day 2280 ( Dating Japanese Women, The Japanese Cops Way )
Monday, June 16, 2014
Nothing special today, but I started playing my PS 3 again. I'm back on Assassin's Creed Revelations. Also watched the season finale of game of thrones.... I'm now searching for a new series to watch.... I welcome any recommendations. Some years ago I started watching 24, maybe I should start watching it again.
Dating Japanese Women, The Japanese Cops Way
Ohh Japan Japan
Cop sends stalking letters as ruse to date woman
Day 2281 ( Happy Birthday Debs )
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Played football with the students today.
As soon as I got home from football, I went to a small birthday gathering, a stone throw away from my apartment.
|Happy birthday Debbie|
Then watched the Brazil - Mexico match up...That had me jumping out my seat every now and again for nothing. The 0:0 draw had people creating memes like these :
|Mexico's superb goal keeper Ochoa|
Day 2282 ( What's up with these people killing their children? )
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Collected some hustling funds today...Even in Toyama you gotta hustle !!!
Man arrested for stabbing 15-year-old daughter in Fukushima