wanichan's English blog

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

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

What's the new inFeed ads?

I got the following email from Google AdSense. Subject: You're selected: Invitation to join the AdSense inFeed ads beta InFeed ads are designed to be served in your editorial feeds (for example, a list of articles or news) or listings (a l…

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…