wanichan's English blog

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

Hello, my new Surface Laptop 4!

I bought a new laptop for the first time in a long time. In fact, the computer I bought before that was a 12-inch MacBook. The AppleCare warranty has already expired. I also have Windows 10 installed on that MacBook, but it does not meet t…

Japan is an experimental country

Did you know that Japan is known as an "experimental country"? There is a famous quote by Truman, who was the president of the United States. The purpose of school education in Japan is to deprive students of the ability to think and train…

Starbucks Japan Offers New 47 Prefecture-Specific Frappuccinos

Starbucks Japan is now offering Frappuccinos for each of the 47 prefectures to commemorate its 25th anniversary. We hope you will enjoy the Frappuccino created by our partners in each prefecture with the customers of the region in mind. Fr…

Revealing Population Reduction Plans

You are very tired of the state of emergency declared, aren't you? And yet, they are going to hold the Olympics soon. The TV and mass media do not want to tell the truth. But they have unconsciously verbalized the real aim of the secret. …

Why the Word file was still in the Share with Me list even though they are deleted already?

In the Microsoft Office app for Microsoft 365, there is a "Share with me" section on the home screen. It seems that this is usually a list of things that are on OneDrive. But we didn't have OneDrive back in the day, maybe we had SkyDrive? …

I got a Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad

I took advantage of Amazon's points up campaign for over 10,000 yen and took the plunge and bought a Smart Keyboard Folio and an ELECOM small mouse for my iPad Air 4. Let's unpack the Smart Keyboard Folio. The Apple logo is engraved on the…

I got my new iPad Air 4 with Cellular

I needed to get a new iPad to go paperless and show my presentations to everyone. iPad mini 5 is good for personal use, but too small to show to everyone. I chose a rose gold iPad Air 4 with cellular so that I can use it anytime, anywhere,…

Time to clean up the room for a rainy day

On a rainy day, it's all about cleaning! I checked my Twitter timeline and found that several people had started cleaning their rooms. It is said that if you throw away things you don't need, your luck will improve. I've been putting all t…

Why are restaurants restricted to open until 8pm?

In Japan, the declaration of a state of emergency has been extended as a measure against new coronavirus infections. In particular, restaurants have been restricted to open until 8:00 pm. I have a question. Why until 8 pm? Will Covid-19 be…

Let's think about things in the big picture!

There are many different political parties in the world, and they divide people. There are Trump supporters, Biden supporters, all sorts of people. There are those who "preach" around about hoaxes and conspiracy theories, but don't they do…

My bike is gone during New Year's holidays

Eating soba noodles on New Year's Eve is one of traditions of Japan. We call it Toshikoshi soba. When I was about to buy one at the convenience store, my mom texted me asking if I would like to come over and eat Toshikoshi soba. then I rep…

2 Apple Watches listed in"Use Apple Watch to unlock apps and your Mac"

I got a new Apple Watch Series 6 on Sunday morning, but there is something wrong on my Macbook. The macOS is now Big Sur (11.0.1) Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Security & Privacy. support.apple.com I've already done reset my …

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…