wanichan's English blog

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

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…

Air Canada app doesn't work on my iPhone

I got a new phone in new years holidays. But, Air Canada app doesn't work on it. Every time I open the app, I can see the following display just for a few seconds, but it crashed and dissapeared. But it's still on the app like this. I saw …

I got a new rose gold iPhone 7

After I went to Sumiyoshitaisha shrine with my parents, I got a new iPhone. The same color with my MacBook - because people around me say I must have pink ones. www.apple.com I had been using Android smartphone for many years, but the devi…

I got a new pink MacBook

I am thinking that my next smartphone should be iPhone, so I decided to buy a new MacBook. 512GB PCIe-based onboard SSD / 8 GB 8GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz, with 4MB L3 cache…

Enjoyed at Universal Studios Japan

My mom texted me on Saturday and she is really busy these day so she couldn't meet me on my birthday night, so she proposed me to go to Universal Studios Japan on Sunday instead. It's very beautiful sunny. A lot of people as usual. And a b…

How did they know my name?

I don't know who Colin is, but I got the following email. But Gmail put it in Spam. Why is this message in Spam? We've found that lots of messages from tbrecruiting.com are spam. I don't think he knows who I am. I am Japanese, and live in …

I went to the Genius Bar for repairing my iPod touch

Last time I posted about my iPod touch battery swelling, then I visited the Apple Store Shinsaibashi in Osaka. AppleCare+ was available so they replaced it for free! Yay! So I can take the replacement to Vancouver next week! Code Descripti…

Battery swelling issue in my iPod touch

I have an iPod touch 6th generation - 64GB. I bought it at the end of 2015 with AppleCare+. I noticed there was something weid in my iPod touch Friday night. It seems like the battery is swelling a bit. When I visit Apple website, iPod tou…

Where is the custom margins in Word for iOS?

I am an Office 365 subscriber, and the "What's new" information is the following article. According to the article, Microsoft added custom margins in Word on August 14, 2017. I confirmed that it is added for Android, but not for iOS. I cal…

Should I have to write technical articles in English?

One time, when I was working with Google AdSense team, they suggested me to create the technical English sites so that the revenue would be getting better. But, you know, I am Japanese. I have iPad and iPod touch, and I can change the lang…

Network Failure in Japan was because of Google?

Network failure happened on Friday in Japan. The pageviews on my websites went down because they could not use the Internet. One of the major Japanese ISP (Internet Service Provider) OCN and some parts of KDDI got into the trouble. I just …

Why does my workout cause weight gain?

As you know, I go to the gym everyday except on Thursday because of the closed day. Today is Thursday so it's time to rest my muscle. But, when I got on a scale after workout, I was shocked that my weight was gaining. Why...? www.shape.com…

I had a personal trainer for the first time

I had the initial personal training for 50 minutes at the gym yesterday morning. The trainer said that 50 minutes was too short and he needed 1 hour. At first, I get on the following body composition analyzer. Body Fat % : 29.0% (Standard …

Inner muscle training

When I lie down my back, I can get up without rebound or guarding. but if I bend my knees, I cannot do that. Some people can do both. How can I do that? You know I go to the gym almost everyday as to shape up my body. Maybe this is one of …

Should I buy Season 5 of Prison Break at Amazon video?

Actually I watched the whole episodes of Prison Break season 5 (with Japanese subs). I have also a 100 yen coupon for Amazon video - expiration date: August 31, 2017. If you select "Rent Season 5", for 1360 yen but only for 30 days. "Buy S…

Listening to music while riding a bike

I go to the gym almost everyday these days. Now I am making a playlist for the gym on my iPod touch. Unfortunately my gym is closed because of the system maintenance. I have to wait for Wednesday. I went to the body shop to buy the followi…

The more fake contents, the more ads

These days, so many people who want to get money easily started fake medias, right? Why there is a lot of trash on the Internet? support.google.com www.recode.net Is this true? I don't think it's effective in Japan. There are so many fake …

Google AdSense inFeed ads are not for Static websites?

I posted about inFeed ads on this blog But, I realized that they are not for my websites because of static ones. If you have CMS sites, inFeed ads are good for your websites. If you have static HTML websites, you might want to use in-artic…

Time is flying

Today is the end of July here. August will come tomorrow. Why time is flying so quickly? I found an interesting article. normanbird.com There are five dimentions length width height time space As long as a space exists, time keeps moving. …