wanichan's English blog

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

Changing my Mac from Pink 12'' MacBook to Pink 24'' iMac

My current Pink 12" MacBook no longer allows macOS update. Up to macOS Ventura. MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017) I received an email a few months ago that said, "Would you like to upgrade to a new MacBook Air?" Unless there is pink on the M…

My first full marathon, successfully completed!

The 25th Osaka Yodo-river Citizens' Marathon, 10km run on November 4 and registration the day before the half and full marathon held on November 5. I went to pick up my bib to check the venue. 10K run men 33 min, women 44 min. Wow, too fas…

Does a Running Habit Improve Communication Disorders?

This morning, after returning home from my usual four-lap jog at Nagai Park, an interesting article popped up in my iPad's Google app recommendations. "7 Ways That Running Makes You a Better Person" - Running not only makes you healthier, …

I pre-ordered this Pink Apple Watch Series 9!

My first Apple Watch was Series 4, bought at the Apple Store on my birthday eve 5 years ago. I swiched to the Series 6 two years later. When the Apple Watch Series 8 came out, there was no pink in the body color, and instead it was replace…

I'm running a marathon this fall.

Last time I entered into 2020 Guam marathon but it's postphoned and cancelled, My running mate encouraged me to run a marathon, so I got off my butt and I decided to run in Osaka Yodo-River Citizens' Marathon first of all. It has been thre…

To Prevent from Heat Stroke

As you know, this summer has been very hot and humid, and we must be careful of heat stroke. We are told to avoid going outside during the day. However, many Japanese are unable to take off their masks despite such dangerous heat.

Go with the flow

I have been anxious lately because my income is down 35% from what it usually is. However, even if I am in a panic about it, it won't make anything better. Look back at past experiences. When faced with the reality that my finances were in…

I'd probably be better off jogging alone.

I usually go to Nagai Park for jogging after I wake up in the morning, but lately I have been finding it hard to jog with my jogging friends. In a sense, I live each day with an "I am what I am" stance. Therefore, the people who happen to …

I got an annual passport to the Nagai Botanical Garden to see the nemophila

I have been feeling down lately, so I thought that flower therapy might be a good way to cheer myself up these days. However, it is a waste to throw away cut flowers when they are finished, and potted flowers are also difficult to take car…

Why do they want us to eat insects so badly?

In Japan, food products using insects are beginning to be marketed. Do you want some? Chirimen Maggot Exactly Chirimen Sansho (Small Dried Sardine with Sansho Pepper). Maggot from Gunma Prefecture, grown by Fly High with okara (soy pulp), …

I got a new Kindle with pink fabric case

I got my first Kindle in September 2015, and I got another Kindle Paperwhite 7th generation during Amazon Prime Day in 2017. I gave my dad my first Kindle when he was in a hospital to kill time, then he was so happy to read without glasses…

I love Starbucks sakura chiffon cake with sakura beverage!

I posted the following article 2 years ago, and last year Feb 21, 2022 And I was looking for the sakura chiffon cake yesterday. The Sakura Chiffon Cake is a popular limited-time-only item, and was sold out at the first Starbucks I visited,…

Ain't I a Beckoning Cat?

Earlier I mentioned that one of my jogging buddies opened a cafe and I also started computer classes there. The cafe is just on my way home from my morning jog, so I sometimes stop there before it opens. But strangely enough, after I enter…

Ehomaki is sexual harassment

Today is Setsubun day. Tomorrow is "Risshun," which is considered spring according to the calendar. If you wonder what Setsubun is, I think the following article might be helpful to understand. For the past several years, convenience store…

I switched to iPhone 13 mini at Apple's first sale

I should have made an appointment to visit the Apple Store in advance, but for some reason an error prevented me from doing so, so I took a chance and went to the Apple Store after getting my Starbucks Lucky Bag. Actually, I received a cam…

Contents of my Starbucks Lucky Bag 2023

I previously posted that I won the Starbucks Lucky Bag 2023 lottery sale. Since I usually spend the first two days of the New Year with my family and am usually busy, I decided to specify delivery on the morning of January 3. However, they…

New Year's Holiday 2023

I usually have New Year's Eve soba at my parents' house at the end of the year and stay there, but this year I welcomed the New Year at home because my morning jogging friends invited me to go watch the first sunrise together. Sunrise time…

Reference Type on Excel for iPhone

I have been writing about Microsoft Office for many years, and currently I am working on updating the articles on my website. If you want to change the reference type of a cell in an Excel formula creation, you can use the F4 key in Window…

I won the Starbucks Lucky Bag 2023 lottery sale

In Japan, lucky bags are sold in many places during the New Year holidays. It's normal for the contents of a lucky bag to be hit or miss. However, you are not likely to be too disappointed with the Starbucks Lucky Bag. This is because ther…

Street Smart VS Book Smart

I take one-on-one lessons at an English conversation school to have in-depth talks about information that 90% of people do not know. I cannot change the world only by myself. However, I believe that by deciphering their schemes, we can lea…

When do you start your journal / diary?

First, I am still confused about the difference between a "diary" and a "journal". Different people have different definitions of each. Could you please explain the difference to me? Right now, I'm desperately keeping my diary in a Muji on…

Japan to abolish health insurance cards by 2024 - for digital ID?

'My Number' card in Japan was just like the social security card in the US for the first place, right? But this is not what we have heard. Digital Minister Kono held a press conference and announced that the current health insurance card a…

Japan Fact-check Center established; $1.5 million from Google

The Safer Internet Association (SIA) will establish the Japan Fact-check Center (JFC), a fact-checking organization for countermeasures against disinformation and misinformation, on October 1. The organization that conducts comprehensive c…

I cannot live in Sheeple Society

I have a TV, but I don't watch it. Because it looks like a bunch of crap shows and propaganda. They seem to be deliberately trying to sway and polarize viewers to fight each other. Most of them seem to be played by rad actors, and the medi…

Sweet Potato Series at Starbucks Japan

Starbucks Japan offers the sesonal products from Thursday, September 21st. YAKIIMO (Baked Sweet Potato) Brulee Frappuccino is very popular and sells out quickly. You should get it on weekdays, by 3 pm, maybe?

Whereabouts of the Super Typhoon Nanmadol and the Weather Weapon

My friends outside Japan are worried about Super Typhoon Nanmadol, but in fact that typhoon no longer exists. Yes, there are strong winds blowing from time to time, but it is not a big deal. However, TV and the media are still agitating th…

I've ordered bifocal lenses - I am no longer young?

Lately, I have been having difficulty seeing my Apple Watch in my hand when I am wearing my glasses for distance. After I take off the glasses, I can see my hand clearly. So, first of all, I got a pair of glasses for middle-distance viewin…

I bought the pink leather bag

I was having trouble keeping up with all the coins in my purse, so I deposited the extra coins and 10,000 bills at the bank ATM. Then I took the train, and got off at JR Osaka station to get a new pink sholder bag. This shoulder bag is ava…

Bandura's box has been opened - Tokyo Olympics scandals

After the assassination of former Prime Minister Abe, the so-called "Bandura's Box" seems to have been opened. For some time now, the TV media has been reporting on the Unification Church, but still seems desperate to cover up its cozy rel…

Relationship between the Liberal Democratic Party and the Unification Church

I believe the world now knows that former Prime Minister Abe was assassinated while giving a speech in Nara Prefecture. I read through the suspect's tweets before his Twitter account was suspended. He seemed to be a very normal LDP support…