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I gave my mom an iPad for Mother's Day

I bought Surface 2 for my mom long time ago, but it doesn't work anymore, so I ordered the following iPad on Apple online store for Mother's Day on April 5. 10.2-inch iPad Wi-Fi 64GB - Silver After a while, I received a notification text m…

I am looking for a friend seeking after the truth

I have been going to an English conversation school for over 10 years, but this pandemic is making it difficult for me to continue any longer. First of all, we are "asked" to wear masks when attending classes, and in fact, I feel that it i…

I got one of those hot selling cherry blossom mugs from Starbucks!

I went to Starbucks to eat my love SAKURA chiffon cake yesterday. However, this fantastic cherry blossom mug caught my eye. SAKURA 2022 Mug petal pink 355ml - 2,310 yen The mug is selling very well and is out of stock in the online store. …

Starbucks Sakura 2022

I love Sakura series in Starbucks Japan. I got the Sakura Strawberry Shiratama (rice‐flour dumplings) Frappuccino soymilk version with chocolate sauce for free on Thursday. Sakura Strawberry Shiratama (rice-flour dumplings) Frappuccino wit…

New Year's Holiday

I stayed at my parents' house from New year's eve for 2 nights. We ate toshikoshi soba noodle. On New Year's Day, our family of six gathered together and ate Osechi (Japanese New Year's Day food) for lunch. Photo at 11:22 am Then, I went t…

I knew slow jogging would improve my cardio fitness.

This morning, I went for my morning run as usual. Unfortunately, it was raining. It was only a light drizzle, so I decided to go for it. Today I arrived at Nagai Park earlier than usual, so I ran three laps. I started out slow and then inc…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…