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I ordered Apple Watch Series 6 to trade in my Series 4

I got an Apple Watch Series 4 two years ago, so It's time to change the new one. I was wondering if I should select Series 6 or SE for a long time. I don't care about the constant display lights, but the charging speed is very important fo…

Received from United Airlines Guam Marathon Japan Office

I did run a half marathon - #UGM2020 go virtual event at Nagai Park in September, then I got the following items yesterday. A T-shirt, Half Marathon finisher 2020 medal, a beachmat, a UGM 2020 sticker and a number cloth. Let me unfold the …

Morning runs may be getting harder and harder

Today's sunrise time in Osaka is 6:29 am. It was one minute before the start of the radio exercise. I woke up at 4:30 am as usual. I thought like "It's still dark and cold outside, but it's time to leave?" It was still dark after the fourt…

October Challenge from Apple Watch

The October 2020 challenge for the Apple Watch was really tough - Burn 23,300 Calories this month - that's about 752 Calories a day - to earn this award. But I managed to accomplish it today. I get up at 4:30 a.m., as usual, and after refu…

United Airlines Guam Marathon Virtual Run

The marathon was originally scheduled to be held on September 13 on a postponed date, but instead of being cancelled, it's a virtual run. The #UGM2020 is a virtual event/race that can be run or walked from any location, locally and interna…

Squeezing money out of people with little knowledge

A lot of people are losing their job these days. Not a few people have lost the places to live, so some of them started living in their cars. The more people who lose their ability to make decisions, the more businesses that target the ill…

Heat wave in Japan due to two layers of high pressure

The area around Japan is covered with high pressure from the ground to more than 10 km above the ground. This is caused by the Pacific High and the Tibetan High, and it is thought that this year's extremely hot weather is also caused by th…

United Airlines Guam Marathon has been cancelled

I got an email from the Japan office that the upcoming marathon has been canceled. Subject: United Airlines Guam Marathon 2020 has been cancelled The United Airlines Guam Marathon 2020, originally scheduled for Sunday, April 5, 2020, has b…

Which sub-bag is better for the airport?

I bought a raspberry purse pochette at the department store yesterday. I will be using that purse pochette as my iPhone compartment as well. Look at this combination. Isn't that good? I also bought a navy shoulder bag as a sub-bag for my M…

May Challenge of Apple Watch

Do you have Apple Watch? May Challenge 2020 is a little tough, isn't it? This month, walk or run 257.9km to earn this award. For the first time in a long time, I decided to take on this challenge. I get up at 4:30 on weekdays... at 4:32am …

The second early morning run

Yesterday I set my alarm for 4am, but today I set it for 3:30am and lounged around on my bed for 10 minutes before waking up. I counted the number of people I passed by before I arrived at Nagai Park, and there were zero. Four bicycles pas…

The first early morning run

There are too many people in the daytime anyway, and it gets muggy and sweaty quickly, so I set the alarm on my iPhone to 4 a.m. and took on my first early morning workout. It was 4:24 a.m. when I left the house. It was dark outside. No on…

8 laps run of Nagai Park for the first time

Seven and a half laps of Nagai Park is the distance for a half marathon, but another half lap doesn't seem to make much difference, so I ran eight laps as I felt like it, never mind my heart rate. With temperatures this high, it's essentia…

20 km run for the first time

If it weren't for the coronavirus, there would be a marathon in Guam today. So I figured I should be able to run a half marathon. I walked to Nagai Park (with a dash on the way) after dark to avoid the crowds, and I decided to run 7 laps f…

I was finally able to cancel the hotel reservation for free!

This is a continuation of the following article. I made a non-refundable hotel reservation last October, but United Airlines Guam Marathon has been postponed to September due to COVID-19. United Airlines Guam Marathon - Run in Paradise I a…

United Airlines waive change fees with original travel dates of March 9 through April 30

Last time I posted an article that United Airlines Guam Marathon has been postponed So I have been in contact with United if they waive change fees in case of rebooking a flight on Facebook. Finally, I successfully rebooked the flight for …

Starbucks Japan's measures for COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Starbucks announced measures for coronavirus Translation (an extract) Notice of changes in store operations related to the spread and prevention of new coronavirus infection Thank you very much for using Starbucks.We sincerely thank all th…

United Airlines Guam Marathon postponed to September

I got an email from Guam Marathon Japan office that the marathon has been postponed while I was working. The United Guam Marathon Secretariat has been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and its impact on Guam and inter…

Can I go to Guam for the upcoming marathon?

My business has been not so good so I just tried to apply for a new job after new year's holidays. I didn't recieve for a while so I thought they didn't accept me and I forgot about that. But, unexpectedly they contacted me later. I didn't…

Starbucks Sakura 2020 has come to Japan

On February 20th, I got Spring Season Blend 2020 first, and I enjoyed the sakura chiffon cake with coffee (if my memory was correct, it was spring season blend). I think the chiffon cake is the same as last year, but I don't know the diffe…

Why Japanese govt. still accepting people from China?

Coronavirus is now out of control. But I saw some foreign tourists carrying on the suitcase with a Chinese national flag sticker and KIX baggage claim tag at JR Tennoji station central concourse lately. Why Japanese govenment still allows …

Over 10 miles outdoor running again

Last time I did run 6 laps around Nagai Park at January 11th. It's been 1 month so it's time to do it again. What a beatiful sunny day! As you can see, there is no cloud. Moreover, it gets warm and direct sunlight. It's hot! I actually ran…

I was able to run 10km within an hour!

It suddenly got cold and it was hard to go outside, but I tried my best to ”transform into a human" and ran. This time, I tried at normal running speed. Then, when Apple Watch told me it was a kilometer, I thought it was in the 5 minutes r…

Training for the upcoming United Airline Guam Marathon

I did apply for United Airline Guam Marathon 2020 at the end of last April, then I've already arranged for the flight and hotel. I've been struggling with the runner's knee. When I noticed, it was less than three months before the marathon…

Good news from my website user who have passed the MOS exam

I got the following email during new year's holiday. www.wanichan.com I am sorry to say that this is an old article, but I used this Outlook 2010 article (https://www.wanichan.com/pc/outlook/2010/) completely and successfully passed MOS (M…

Starbucks Japan offers Santa Boots Chocolate Frappuccino

Santa Boots Chocolate Frappuccino Frappuccino® inspired by Santa boots packed with your favorite sweets A base of chocolate sauce and chocolate chips was layered with salty shred potatoes, and red pearl chocolate was added to the top to cr…

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. …