wanichan's English blog

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

Diary

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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?

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…

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…