wanichan's English blog

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

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…

Continued: Leaks in my room because of typhoon Jebi

After the typhoon Jebi, I found the weird part of the wallpaper in my room. Come to think of it, I heard something weird water sound during the middle of the storm. This is the big point of leaks a lot. There was another point on the balco…

Leaks in my room because of the last typhoon (Jebi)

The typhoon Jebiwas already gone but the disaster wasn't over yet. Typhoon Jebi (2018) - Wikipedia According to the weather forecast, it will be heavy rain this weekend. I noticed that My room has been flooded with rain. I am sure that's b…

No more torrential rainfall, typhoons nor earthquake, please!

I was too frightened by the typhoon to do anything on Tuesday. However, thanks to the suspension of most transportation, the number of deaths was reduced. edition.cnn.com 台風21号の強さがよく分かる映像集。ほんまに関西ヤバかった。全国の人た…

Increase Traffic from the US on My Website

When I checked Google AdSense dashboard, revenue from the US has been increasing since August 15. I thought that's because someone clicks the ads deliberately so that my adsense account would be banned. I checked what's going on with Googl…

Daylight Saving just for twice in Japan for 2020 Olympics?

I think some powerful man insists to do such a crazy idea like this. Japan mulls daylight savings proposal for 2020 Olympics: report | Reuters If daylight saving time would take effect for good, that might make sense. But just for 2019 and…

Complaints sharply increased in air-conditioners that automatically stop for 3 hours

Residents of the rental properly "Leopalace 21" are screaming that the air-conditioner automatically stops in 3 hours. There are approximately 570,000 leased properties managed by Leopalace 21, of witch 330,000 households have "3-hour auto…

Bitcoin Blackmail

I often receive some blackmail or scam lately. Bitcoin Porn Blackmail Scam Reports Surge | Bitcoin Who's Who Blog I got the following message There is no specific website infomation. Can I ask you when and where I visited an adult web page…

NEC, Daikin Develops Air Conditioner for Staying Awake

Daikin and NEC built a prototype of a control system that detects a sign of drowsiness from the movement of the eyelid and gives a stimulus that combines air conditioning and lighting. The system will lower the temperature of a room after …

Trip to Hiroshima - Miyajima

I'd decided to go to Hiroshima with my friends from Ohio in April and he'd arranged our hotel. I did not anticipate such a terrible downpour disaster at that time. But, Shinkansen bullet train wasn't been suspended and the JR Sanyo Line op…

Do you want to get on Hello Kitty Bullet Train?

Hello Kitty Shinkansen, which operates between Shin Osaka and Hakata, debuted on June 30. It seems like people in the world are really excited about it. www.thejakartapost.com www.usatoday.com Car 1: HELLO! PLAZA The car No. 1 is a special…

Problems of Osaka Monday's earthquake

As I said the last post, I am not the victim but I am really sorry for those who were killed by walls. Osaka school was warned three years ago about wall that crushed girl to death in earthquake | The Japan Times Osaka police is now under …

North Osaka Earthquake this morning - M6.1

Osaka earthquake happened at 7:58 am, but I live in the south of Osaka city so I am okay. I live on the top floor (6 stories) so some stuff fell down to the floor at that time, but nothing was broken. www.theguardian.com Electric bulletin …

Do you think I should watch out for GDPR?

You know, I am Japanese, and most of my websites users are Japanese. But, I have this English blog and English website at wanichan.jp. What is GDPR in the first place? General Data Protection Regulation - Wikipedia Google Cookie Choices I …

How to kill time while you are in the hospital?

I mentioned about my dad in the hospital, but I got an unfortunate news. He got CT scan yesterday and they found some spine damage by bacteria. If there were no problems he could have been discharged from the hospital next Monday. He has b…

Lack of accommodations

Nowadays there are so many Chinese and Korean tourists in Osaka. Japanese government invites a lot of foreign tourist in order to get more money, but there are very limited hotels or lodgings. Airbnb removes 80% of Japan home-share listing…

Do you think I have to look at EU User Consent Policy?

Every time I check out my AdSense dashboard, I see the notice like this. To support publishers in complying with Google's updated EU User Consent Policy, EU user consent settings are now available. Actually I am Japanese and 98.5% of my we…

Deli Box at Starbucks

I go to the Starbucks before English class to prepare. I always do that very last minutes. When I am hungry at lunch time, I pick up Delibox - sales release on April 18th. Basil Noodle & Roast Chicken Tom Yum Noodle & Roast Chicken I don't…

One more pink alligator

When I checked the mail box yesterday evening, I got an undeliverable item notice from post office. It was a non-standard-size international mail from my friend in Ohio. I asked him what it was. He said it's a small version of me. I asked …

As a token of gratitude

Unfortunately my dad is in the hospital again because of lumbar pyogenic spondylitis occurring after spinal surgery. He asked me to come to the parents' house and take him to the hospital by taxi. Unfortunately I cannot drive even though I…

Being in the hospital is so boring, isn't it?

My dad is in the hospital because of lumbar spinal canal stenosis since last Tuesday. He got the same problem 10 years ago actually. Fortunately. the hospital is the best location for me because it's nearby my gym and English conversation …

I got a Colon Polypectomy

I had a medical checkup last December because it's for free. But they found some blood in my poop so they told me to have a thorough health examination at the clinic - a colonoscopy. I hated to pay a lot of money for them so I have been do…

List view Matched Content to Auto ads - Google AdSense

I posted an article about list view matched content long time ago But now it has changed to Auto ads. Transitioning from Page-level ads to Auto ads Auto ads replace and enhance Page-level ads. If you had Page-level ads on your site, then w…

SAKURA Strawberry beverage at Starbucks

This year for SAKURA beverage at Starbucks from February 15th to March 14th. If you visit Japan now, you can get these things. I tried the latte and the donut yesterday. SAKURA Strawberry Pink Milk Latte Hot Beverage of The Sakura and Stra…