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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. …

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 …