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wanichan's English blog

Just blogging in English from Osaka, Japan

List view Matched content?

I got an invitation email from Google AdSense about a new feature available, List view matched content. List view Matched contentGenerate a list of recommended content for your visitors to explore as they reach the end of a page. This coul…

I want pink Macbook and pink iPad Pro

I bought 11' of MacBook Air in October 2014, and also got iPad mini 3 at the end of March in 2015. I have the AppleCare supports for both. They will be expired soon. So, I think it's time to buy new Macbook or/and iPad. I need pink stuff.

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Impreach Trump?

I hope the US justice will work well. The US is not his own country, but all of the citizens. If Mr. Trump is allowed for everything, I cannot visit the US anymore. Seems like he wants to control everything. If he can do that way forever, …

Handshaking Game starts

I don't think he knows how to handshake in right way. Did you see the reaction of Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Abe after handshaking with him?

Valentine's day?

I don't feel good about Valentine's day because there is "courtesy chocolate", even though I don't like them. When I was working for a company, I had to give chocolate to my co-workers or my boss, even though I don't want to. That's why I …

What's going on the Internet in Japan

I posted something like Google update case before But, you might not know about the background, so I will explain about it in detail. I found the following article. Please take a look. Google update removes sketchy sites in searches in Jap…

Mr. Trump admires Richard Milhous Nixon?

I have no idea what he is going to do next, but I think he is a double-dealer. I cannot tell him at all. edition.cnn.com Maybe Mr.Trump learned from Nixon because he respects Nixon. When PM Shinzo Abe visited the white house, they were sha…

Working for yourself isn't a piece of cake?

Not a few people are interested in working for yourself, but it's not easy. However, if you got depressed because of working for a company, working for yourself might be a good way.

Google Japan Algorithm Update

There are so many fake news on the Internet. They are posting such worthless articles in order to get money from Google AdSense or so. Not only in the US, in Japan as well. I have been working on my website ever since January 25, 1999. The…

How to organize a room?

I am now trying to organize my small room. I am not good at cleaning up my own room. When I was living with my parents, my mom always told me to clean up my room. Every time I start working on it, I always realize that there is a lot of tr…

Publishing a book is unprofitable

I got a feedback from my website user and he asked me if I was planning to publish a new book about Microsoft Expression Web 4, which is now freeware to manage your own website. I wrote the following 2 books of Expression Web (Japanese). H…

Alternative facts?

I watched about face news on TV last night. I learn "Alternative facts" phrase on the show. The following article is about the details in Japanese. www.nhk.or.jp Marco Chacon, the owner of RealTrueNews said "people don't care what is truth…

I've filed my tax return today

I went to the tax office to file my tax return. Working on it is now just a piece of cake for me because I've done it many times. I know what to do, I know how to do. In Japan, the deadline is on March 15th. Speaking or it, I found the fun…

I've lost my house keys

After I ordered for lunch, I realized that my house keys were gone. I was so anxious that I couldn't enjoy eating, but I just tried to put the food into my stomach. The spare keys for my house were at my parents' house so I called my dad a…

Sumiyoshitaisha shrine with my parents

I went to Sumiyoshitaisya shrine with my parents. We got there at 9:30 am so there were not so many people.

Lucky bird in Tennoji Zoo

After I enjoyed shopping with my little sister, she asked me to go to Tennoji zoo together because she really wanted to see "Masahiro". I had no idea who Masahiro was, but he was not human - as known as Lucky Chicken He started his life in…

I got the Thank-you gift from Microsoft MVP Reconnect program

I was a Microsoft MVP from April 2005 to March 2013, so I am eligible to join the program. for more detail, click the following link. Welcome to the MVP Reconnect Program! I think this gift is much better than MVP's one. I live in a small …

My mom treats me to dinner for my birthday

My mom and I always treat each other to dinner on birthday. This time she treated me yakiniku like below. Look at this picture! Does it make you hungry?

I got a new pink laptop

It's time to open!

Postpone buying a new laptop

I was thinking about a new laptop for a long time, but, unfortunately it's time to renew my English classes so I have to pay about $3000. That's why I cannot afford to buy a new laptop next month. I think I have too many devices so I am tr…

Miscommunication at the gym

Even though I have to lose a spare tire, I haven't gone to the gym for a while. That's because the gym mate always tell me to work for a company otherwise the way of thinking will be unbalanced? What a pain, you know? I decide my life and …

Only working for a company is the right path?

Yesterday afternoon, after I took a private lesson at the English school, an elderly woman was signing up to enroll. She seemed to be in the same generation as my mom, and she used to go to the other English school long time ago. After she…

I got my house keys back!

I have a long story. I went to my bank in order to apply for mutual aid system or something, but I needed to show them a copy of the final return for income tax form and the notification of opening business as self-employment. So I went ba…

McDonald's offers shrimp burger in Japan

When I posted to Facebook after I ordered shrimp burger set meal at McDonald's, a friend of mine said "Why doesn't McDonald's offer this everywhere?" Would you like to have shrimp burger? Actually they don't have the one anytime. This is n…

My Decision

I decided not to try to be back to a Microsoft MVP particularly. Before I became an MVP, I'd never tried to be that because I didn't know the program. But, I'll keep doing my best. Being an MVP is just a result, I think. Nobody knows what …

Funny old man at McDonald's

When I was studying English at McDonald's as usual, one American old man came and asked me what I was doing. He often comes here with his Japanese wife. I told him I am going to Seattle this Saturday, then he asked me why I am going to Sea…