Pictures of the week:
Days 2269 – 2275
Thursday, June 5 – Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Day 2269 ( Soccer again / Child left in Apartment to Starve)
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Played soccer again with the school’s soccer team/club. I was sore afterwards.
My hamstring muscle contract problem even resurfaced in the night. It lasted a while and was really painful.
Man arrested after child's skeletal remains found in apartment
Police in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Saturday they have arrested a man after the skeletal remains of a young boy were found in his apartment on Friday.
According to police, the remains of the child were found at around 3:15 p.m. inside the apartment. TBS quoted police as saying that the remains were that of a young boy who apparently died about seven years ago when he was five.
In April, when the boy failed to show up at the start of school—where he had been enrolled several years ago—school officials notified a child welfare center which, in turn, contacted police on May 22.
Police went to the apartment and found the mail had been piled up but were unable to contact the boy’s father, truck driver Yukihiro Saito, 36, until May 30. Saito lives in a different apartment. However, he accompanied police to the apartment where the remains of his son (given to the school as the boy’s address) and officers discovered the boy’s remains.
Based on on-site analysis of the body, police said the boy had been dead for a long time. The apartment also showed signs of not having been in use for a long time.
Saito—who is divorced from the boy’s mother—was arrested after he admitted letting his son die due to starvation in the fall of 2006, TBS reported. Saito told police he moved out of the apartment shortly after.
Meanwhile, the Kanagawa Board of Education told a news conference on Saturday that the elementary school where the boy had been enrolled tried to make contact with his family after he did not come to school in 2007, NHK reported. Officials visited the apartment several times but there was no answer and the school assumed the family had moved away and delisted the boy.
Day 2270 (300 Rise of an Empire )
Friday, June 6, 2014
Today after work, I watched 300 – Rise of an empire. Some of the action scenes were amazing and the historical stuff was also interesting. However, it was nothing compared to part 1, which is one of my favorite movies of all time. “This is Sparta !!!” I give it a 6/10.
Later on, I went to the Jamaican restaurant in Toyama called Jelly’s, my second time going there.
Day 2271 (Toyama Starbucks)
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Met 2 Jamaican friends today. We walked around an area of Toyama which is said to be one of the most beautiful Starbucks locations in the world.
|Big Mike at work again.....www.bigmike-photos.com|
We chatted for a long while then headed to a ramen shop. I haven’t had ramen at a ramen shop in years. Actually this was probably the third time.
Later on I met up with this German guy who has been living in Toyama city for a while now. Actually, I met him at the airport 1 month ago when I just came to Toyama on May 9. This guy is a professor at Tokyo University and is researching dark matter !! Pretty much the stuff that makes planets.
We went to an Irish bar and had a looong talk about planets, dark matter, dark energy and some nerdy space science stuff that I am very much interested in. At the Irish pub, I saw this alcohol with a huge scorpion in it.
Later on he introduced me to this other pub that has some sort of dance floor there. You have to pay 3000 yen to enter then you drink all you want. Met some interesting people there. This German intellect really knows how to party and have a good time. Even in this remote location.
Even met the Jamaican restaurant owner's brother who said he has been visiting Jamaica every year, for 20 years now. I think he is some sort of reggae DJ plus has a sound system. He calls himself chinpira, which has some weird meaning in Japanese he said. Oh just checked... it means hooligan or young yakuza in training... Meet chinpira.
|SMH @ dude around the back|
It was an interesting day....But I had to head back to my apartment in the rain at about 3 am in the early morning.
Day 2272 ( X-men, Days of Future Past / Interview with Didan Ashanta )
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Stayed in all day today. Watched X-men days of future past. I fell asleep twice while watching this. It lacked action.... I wanted to see much more and was expecting way more. So I was a bit disappointed. I also give this a 6/10 only because I am a long time x-men fan.
Interview with Didan Ashanta, my former classmate
My former classmate, good friend and fellow blogger, interviewed me earlier this week. Here is the information and link to her blog.
Meet a Jamaican Expat: Dave in Japan
Day 2273 ( Man Arrested for Exposing Himself to School Girls )
Monday, June 9, 2014
There was some sort of sport event opening ceremony at the school today. It was held in the gym and they made it look like the opening celebration of some Olympic style event. I think they call it soukoukai 壮行会 All the sports clubs came out in uniform: soccer, baseball, basketball, table tennis, etc etc. It was interesting to watch.
35 year-old-man arrested for exposing himself to schoolgirls
Day 2274 ( Men being outperformed by women in workplace in Japan...Or is it everywhere? )
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Finally got paid.... felt like I was waiting for a year. Paid a few bills, including my tax that I thought would have gotten less. Also got some Jamaican chippies banana chips
that I ordered from a Jamaican here.
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that I ordered from a Jamaican here.
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Men being outperformed by women in workplace
Day 2275 ( )
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Just a usual Wednesday. Went home after work and watched Game of thrones... Season 4 - Episode 9. Wasn't all that interesting but still a good watch.