wanichan's English blog

Just blogging in English from Osaka, Japan. Technology, Diary and Life Style.

How did they know my name?

I don't know who Colin is, but I got the following email. But Gmail put it in Spam. Why is this message in Spam? We've found that lots of messages from tbrecruiting.com are spam. I don't think he knows who I am. I am Japanese, and live in …

I went to the Genius Bar for repairing my iPod touch

Last time I posted about my iPod touch battery swelling, then I visited the Apple Store Shinsaibashi in Osaka. AppleCare+ was available so they replaced it for free! Yay! So I can take the replacement to Vancouver next week! Code Descripti…

Battery swelling issue in my iPod touch

I have an iPod touch 6th generation - 64GB. I bought it at the end of 2015 with AppleCare+. I noticed there was something weid in my iPod touch Friday night. It seems like the battery is swelling a bit. When I visit Apple website, iPod tou…

Where is the custom margins in Word for iOS?

I am an Office 365 subscriber, and the "What's new" information is the following article. According to the article, Microsoft added custom margins in Word on August 14, 2017. I confirmed that it is added for Android, but not for iOS. I cal…

Should I have to write technical articles in English?

One time, when I was working with Google AdSense team, they suggested me to create the technical English sites so that the revenue would be getting better. But, you know, I am Japanese. I have iPad and iPod touch, and I can change the lang…

Network Failure in Japan was because of Google?

Network failure happened on Friday in Japan. The pageviews on my websites went down because they could not use the Internet. One of the major Japanese ISP (Internet Service Provider) OCN and some parts of KDDI got into the trouble. I just …

Why does my workout cause weight gain?

As you know, I go to the gym everyday except on Thursday because of the closed day. Today is Thursday so it's time to rest my muscle. But, when I got on a scale after workout, I was shocked that my weight was gaining. Why...? www.shape.com…

I had a personal trainer for the first time

I had the initial personal training for 50 minutes at the gym yesterday morning. The trainer said that 50 minutes was too short and he needed 1 hour. At first, I get on the following body composition analyzer. Body Fat % : 29.0% (Standard …

Inner muscle training

When I lie down my back, I can get up without rebound or guarding. but if I bend my knees, I cannot do that. Some people can do both. How can I do that? You know I go to the gym almost everyday as to shape up my body. Maybe this is one of …

Should I buy Season 5 of Prison Break at Amazon video?

Actually I watched the whole episodes of Prison Break season 5 (with Japanese subs). I have also a 100 yen coupon for Amazon video - expiration date: August 31, 2017. If you select "Rent Season 5", for 1360 yen but only for 30 days. "Buy S…

Listening to music while riding a bike

I go to the gym almost everyday these days. Now I am making a playlist for the gym on my iPod touch. Unfortunately my gym is closed because of the system maintenance. I have to wait for Wednesday. I went to the body shop to buy the followi…

The more fake contents, the more ads

These days, so many people who want to get money easily started fake medias, right? Why there is a lot of trash on the Internet? support.google.com www.recode.net Is this true? I don't think it's effective in Japan. There are so many fake …

Google AdSense inFeed ads are not for Static websites?

I posted about inFeed ads on this blog But, I realized that they are not for my websites because of static ones. If you have CMS sites, inFeed ads are good for your websites. If you have static HTML websites, you might want to use in-artic…

Time is flying

Today is the end of July here. August will come tomorrow. Why time is flying so quickly? I found an interesting article. normanbird.com There are five dimentions length width height time space As long as a space exists, time keeps moving. …

I love African Ximenia Scrub, but

I bought the following body scrub at THE BODY SHOP at the end of May. www.thebodyshop.com You can also use The Body Shop® Bath Gloves for extra help to massage and exfoliate the skin while using the scrub. I don't have the Bath Gloves but …

I got a free drink at Starbucks

Before an English class, I went to Starbucks for lunch. I didn't use the CV coupon. I was hungry so I ate Teriyaki Chicken Sandwitch. I got a chance to get "One More coffee" for 100 yen. After I took the class, I went there again for a fre…

Google Search Console for wanichan.jp

After I moved my English site to wanichan.jp last weekend, and sent the sitemap.xml to Google Search Console, 212 of 254 pages have been indexed so far. As the result, English articles on wanichan.jp have listed on the matched content unit…

My first goal of this English blog

In order to make my English sites satisfactory, I decided to post 100 articles to this English blog. This is the 40th article of this blog, so 60 more? I have another Japanese non-technical blog and there are 202 articles. About 3,000 page…

First time to get a free drink at Starbucks

Yesterday, after I took an English discussion class, I went to Starbucks because the coffee beans in my house were gone. At first, I ordered a chocolate cake and a tall size of iced cafe latte with Cafe Verona and Starbucks VIA® Latte Caff…

"Limited in quantity" makes me buy them

Now I am into THE BODY SHOP. They have some "limited in quantity" items like this. What a nice green color! Maybe that's because I am so tired. I love also satsuma. Why do they call Japanese orange "satsuma"? Now the satsuma shower gel is …

Time to start planning for the upcoming trip?

In English, when I type "vancouver" on Google, "Search your Google account" on the top. In Japanese, "Upcoming Flight" info shows up on the top. I don't want to get lost so I am looking for maps in Vancouver on the Internet. Print them and…

Moved to wanichan.jp for the English site

I have three "wanichan" domain websites; wanichan.com, wanichan.jp and wanichan.net. Actually I've already decided that wanichan.com site is just for Japanese technical resources. On the other hand, wanichan.jp is for non-technical content…

Pink grasshopper in Kyoto

A pink grasshopper is found in Kyoto. in Keihanna memorial park. www.facebook.com A crabgrick falcon of the grasshopper family whose body was pink. photo by Shigeru Kuwata on July 18, 2017 Yuuta Inamoto (32), a park staff member, found the…

Working on my websites

After I applied "Always on SSL" to all of my websites, I have been working on the maintenance. I sent over the sitemap of 10,000 pages on my main website wanichan.com. I am wondering if Google will finish applying for all. Now, Google+ but…

Moving my sites to Always On SSL

The hosting company started providing Always On SSL with Let's Encrypt on Tuesday, so I applied for all my websites. There are over 10,000 pages on wanichan.com, so it takes time to switch from http:// to https:// on Google search engine, …

Ordered Kindle Paperwhite - White on Amazon Prime Day

I am an Amazon Prime member and now Prime sale is taking place in Japan as well. I have a white kindle with special offers that I bought two years ago, but the special offers are really annoying so I am tired of using it. So I decided to g…

Booked the flight to Vancouver

I don't want to flight to the US for a while because of the current president. I keep saving the United millage instead. I've been to Vancouver in Canada three times, the first one was for a homestay after new year's holiday. The second is…

Recording function doesn't work on OneNote for iOS 10.3.2

This is the following topic about the recording function issue on OneNote for iOS. out of order recording an audio function - answers.microsoft.com I have iPad mini 3 and iPod touch, on iOS 10.3.2. If I try to press mic icon to start recor…

Cannot restart editing on PowerPoint for iOS

The following article is in Japanese blog.wanichan.net But I am going to explain about this issue in English. I have iPad mini 3 and iPod touch, and upgraded to the latest iOS and apps as well. iOS: 10.3.2 PowerPoint for iOS: 2.1 for Word …

Do you think SSL is nessesary?

At the end of last month, Google said that EV SSL by Symantec might be distrusted. Actually LDP (Liberal Democratic Party of Japan) website is used the EV SSL. If you visit the website from Edge or IE, no problem like this