wanichan's English blog

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

I changed the running method and ran Nagai Park after a long time.

On the night of October 20, I had severe pain in my right knee while running through Nagai Park. I somehow finished running 4 laps. sprintrehab.com Runner’s Knee is an overuse injury caused by doing too much, too soon. It’s a sign that you…

Starting Japanese language Teacher Training Course

I've been working on my website for many years, but unfortunately, my business isn't going so well lately. Even though I had been looking for another job, the temp agency only referred me to a job in a call center. I am no longer young, so…

Booked the flight and hotel for United Airlines Guam Marathon

I had been looking for a tour of the upcoming Marathon 2020 at travel agencies for a long time, but I couldn't find any good plan for me. BUT, luckly I got the following email from United. Limited-time special fares and registration fee di…

Canceling the gym, outdoor run instead

The comsuption tax (sales tax?) will be raising to 10% next month in Japan. I need to save money. These days I cannot go to the gym because I am busy, so I decided to resign the membership this month. I already noticed for that on Friday. …

Compass app doesn't work because the battery has degraded?

I noticed that the compass app didn't work lately so I called Apple support. Then they said that I should change the battery first within AppleCare+ warranty period because it's degraded. support.apple.com Your battery’s health is signific…

EarlyBird Registration for United Airlines Guam Marathon 2020

I knew the marathon event on United Facebook page after I booked the flight. I can run more than 5km, but I've never challenged any marathon race in my life. After considering for a day, I've decided to regist for United Airlines Guam Mara…

Which seat do you like, window, aisle, or middle???

It's been 3 years after I went to the US. Then I saved more than 111K United mileage with the following credit card, though. I think it's time to use them so I used 70000 miles for Air Travel Award on Saturday. I am going to the US in earl…

Starbucks Japan offers Strawberry Very Much Frappuccino

That # Strawberry Very Much Frappuccino ® released last year is back. We will deliver two flavors of red and white this year. (from April 11) FYI, last year's post is below. Yesterday, I tried the following red one, Strawberry Very Much Fr…

Cherry Blossoms at Momogaike Park

I published cherry blossons pictures at Momogaike park in 2014. After voting for Osaka local election, I walked to Momogaike park. Unfortunately, we cannot go through the park due to the bridge repare work until June 30. News of the traffi…

Partly English on Microsoft Office for Mac

I am in Insider Fast for Microsoft Office for Mac, but after I updated to the Version 16.24 (190313), I am stucked reviewing new version on my website because of the localizing bug. Look at the following screenshot. Partly English on the m…

Starbucks Japan - Coffee Jelly with your favorite Frappuccino

Now you can add coffee jelly in any Frappuccino. starbucks.amebaownd.com The texture of the coffee jelly, which looks like the bottom of the cup, uses coffee extracted from espresso roast, which is the coffee bean that is the basis of the …

I am into Starbucks Japan SAKURAFUL series

I often go to the Starbucks, expecially before the English class at 2 pm. Well, I cannot prepare for the class at home. I do that at very last minutes. I really love this SAKURA chiffon cake, so I ordered it with Tokyo Roast Moused Foam La…

Starbucks Sakura has come in Japan

I enjoyed SAKURA beverage last year. Then I am enjoying this year, too. I got SAKURAFUL Frappuccino with Reward ticket on the 15th (on the first day). Topped SAKURA & Strawberry shaved chocolate like flower petals, and SAKURA milk pudding …

First Outdoor Run This Year

Yesterday, I went outdoor run in Nagai Park for the first time in a long time. After putting on AirPods and start workout, music starts playing automatically. I like it! My Watch > Workout Workout Playlist ➡ Enabled This playlist will auto…

I love AirPods

I had been wondering if I should get AirPods, but after posting an article to Japanese non-technical blog, I checked Apple Store website. え、心斎橋行ったら今日手に入るん? マジでどうしよ pic.twitter.com/EUM7uYynGa— wanichan (@wanichan) Ja…

Should I get AirPods?

AirPods are a little expensive, expecially I am concerned that one earphone will be lost. www.apple.com You know, I have iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 4. I need AirPods if I listen to music from Apple Watch. My Twitter friends highly rec…

Starbucks beverage for free with the Customer Voice Coupon

I don't often go to Starbucks lately, but when I ordered the following sesonal Valentine Chocolate Customania Frapputino on Thursday, I got a long reciept with CV coupon. This is the second time for me. The first one was one and a half yea…

I bought two pairs of glasses during new year holiday

I was wondering if my eye sight got worse, so I got vision test at the glasses shore. They told me I should get new ones so I bought light brown ones first - without nose pads but oval frame for everyday, on December 26. But, the next day,…

New Year's Resolution?

I went to Sumiyoshitaisha shrine with my parent in the morning. Then I drew a fortune as usual, then I got "Misfortune" According to the fortune, Have a spirit to overcome the current situation! Interpersonal luck - Don't just look to othe…

Walking to & Running around Nagai Park

It's really freezing outside that a runny nose comes out, but I really want to deal with my muffin top so I desided to go running again. I went there an indirect way - passing through my old elementary & junior high school. Outdoor Walk is…

Running around Nagai Park

I went to Nagai Park by bicycle in the morning, then I started running from the following start point. Start ➡ A lap of the park is 2813 meters. According to the official website, it is a paved garden road which becomes the same 42.195 km …

I love Apple Watch Series 4

I have been wearing Apple Watch since my birthday eve, and I went to the English school, the gym and dinner with my mom on my birthday. It's really easy to achive the goal when I go to the gym. Something like this Move663/250 Calories Exer…

I got Apple Watch Series 4 today!

I have been wondering which one was better for me, Apple Watch or Fitbit. Then I decided to get Apple Watch Series 4. I went to Apple Shinsaibashi, with my iPhone 7 and MacBook just in case this afternoon. APPLE WATCH S4 40 G AL PS SL GPS-…

Should you work for yourself?

There are various ways of working styles - not only working for a company but also working for yourself. People around me seem to believe that only working for a company is the right path. Even though there are so many other ways to work, …

The upcoming typhoon suppose to be similar to Typhoon Talim 2017

Why so many typhoons are comming to Japan? Do they love Japan or so? www.washingtonpost.com www.cnn.com Japan weather forecast says the upcoming typhoon #24 (Trami) suppose to be similar to typhoon Talim in 2017 (Category 4) like this. The…

Liberal Democratic Party to give up on introducing daylight saving time

That's a good news! The crazy idea like introducing daylight saving time in Japan for 2020 Tokyo olympic - LDP announced that it's the direction of abandonment. The last post on this blog is the following Regarding the "summer time" (dayli…

Which one was stronger, typhoon Jebi or hurricane Florence?

Tropical cyclone classifications are different. I wonder which one is stronger, the latest typhoon Jebi or hurricane Florence. Tropical cyclone scales - Wikipedia Jebi seemed to be in Category 5 13 dead 912 injuries (Seriously:38, Slight i…

Kansai International Airport (KIX) Access will be resumed on the 18th

I wrote the following article yesterday that Kansai Airport and the airport access will be resumed on the 21th, but I got a breaking news about the airport access. The bridge connecting the Kansai International Airport and the other side w…

Kansai International Airport (KIX) will be resumed next Friday!

I chcecked the United airlines website - Important Travel Notices. www.united.com I wondered why Osaka airport closure is until September 20, even though I heard the news that the connection bridge would be resumed in this month. The groun…

When Can We Get to Kansai International Airport by Train?

Because a tanker collided with the bridge with the influence of typhoon Jebi, Kansai airport line has been suspended. At this time, if you need to go to the airport, you have to get on the transfer bus from Rinku town. The Ministry of Land…