Days 2311 – 2317
Thursday, July 17 – Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Day 2311 ( Heavy Twitter use is bad for marriage: study)
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Started playing Uncharted 3 - Drake's Deception
again after taking like a 1 year break. I got stuck in it because it has too many annoying puzzles. So I played it while watching a walk-through on youtube.
Heavy Twitter use bad for marriage: study
I must admit that facebook got me in some mess more than once with relationships. I gather, I'm not the only one.
Day 2312 ( Seattle's First legal pot shop runs out of marijuana)
Friday, July 18, 2014
Jogged to work this morning, did 2 classes then got seriously soaked in the rain while heading home. Luckily I had my umbrella but it did little justice against the torrential rain. Lightning, thunder and all. It was sudden and scary.
When I got home, my good friend here in Japan recommended we start playing an online game on the PS3. I am hardly busy so why not? We started playing Red Dead Redemption online with the PS3.
It is like Grand Theft Auto but in the wild wild west.
Seattle's first legal pot shop runs out of marijuana
Day 2313 ( Hurt Locker / Latin Dance Lesson 3)
Stayed home and watched a 2008 movie called Hurt Locker, about some American military guys in Iraq? Afghanistan? Not even sure... But yeah one of those middle east desert places. I kinda like these movies.
I give it a 7 / 10.
In the evening, I went to yet another Latin party of sorts. Are you noticing that I'm enjoying these? This time they brought a professional from Cuba to teach us salsa, bachata, and merengue. It was even more crazy fun, because my Jamaican friend was there. So we combined the bachata stuff with some Jamaican dances like "willy bounce" and "pon di river". Much to the delight of the others there.
|This Cuban Lady was teaching us.|
My elbow needs some lotion
As you you see ... It was maaad fun... I could do this everyday.
Day 2314 ( Jamaican Cook out/link up in Takaoka, Toyama )
Sunday, July 20, 2014 (6 years 4 months)
My Jamaican friends in the neighboring city of Takaoka, picked me up this afternoon for us to do a sort of cook out thing. It was 9 of us... All Jamaicans.
We had curry goat, fried chicken, carrot juice, mashed potato salad. It was a great time.
Haven't had curry goat or lamb... whatever this curry was, in a while. After taking the train back with a couple of the Jamaicans, I walked/ran 3 miles/4.8 Km from the Toyama station, back to my apartment.
Day 2315 ( The Grey / The Walking Dead /19 yo Woman Tries to Kill family but Ends up killing only Her Son)
Monday, July 21, 2014
After those activities on Saturday and Sunday, I stayed in all day today, and it was boring. I seem to be disliking holidays now .... Today is known as sea day in Japan ... A national holiday dedicated to the sea/ocean. So yeah I watched a 2012 film recommended to me by my Jamaican friend. It's called The Grey ... starring Liam Neeson .... Same dude that came in Taken ( really great) and Taken 2 (which was a huge flop for me).
I give it a 6.5/10 .... At some points there was just too much talking and no action.... And personally I think the plot was lacking..... Pretty much a man and some others surviving a plane crash, fighting wolves, and missing his girlfriend and daughter... That's it. It wasn't too bad though... My friends in Jamaica also recommended that I watch the series called The Walking Dead.
I am not a fan of zombies ... I much prefer vampires or ware-wolves :).... So I was a bit skeptical. The first episode was ok. Not feeling it too much but it was ok.
These recent sad stories in Japan I tell you.
19-year-old mother arrested after car crash kills 1-year-old son
Day 2316 ( Check out Personalize With Vinyl )
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Today, the second year students had some form of inter-class track and field event in the raging heat..... It was interesting.
In the evening, I had grilled beef (yakiniku), chicken, shrimp and lots of food. Very close to my apartment. It's hard to say but my apartment in Toyama is in a much better location than my apartment in Yokohama. I can't believe initially I was complaining.
|Ishiyaki bibimbap and yakiniku|
Check out Personalize With Vinyl
A Jamaican here in Japan is also trying to venture into the business world like myself. So she started printing messages on items like cups and t-shirts etc etc. at a price.
|Take my picture|
Check out her website and facebook page at
Day 2317 ( Benesse - Owner of Berlitz in Trouble )
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Today, the 3rd years had a 2 hour inter-class football competition. It was really exciting. But to my surprise, many of the classes with lots of soccer club members, lost their matches. It was the strangest thing to me. Only to find out that some of the other guys who were not in the soccer club, actually play for some under 15 semi-professional teams. But at the school they choose to join some other club.
Benesse struggling to deal with massive theft of customer data
This is the parent company of Berlitz that I did an interview with a couple of months ago and got turned down.