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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. …

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 learned 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 M…

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,…