Today I found out in Japanese class that when the trains stop, say because of an accident, it costs them on average $50K a minute in lost ticket sales. If it takes 30 minutes to fix that’s $1.5 million dollars.
I don’t quite know what the point is but NTT DoCoMo has a portable Kareoke machine. It’s about the size of CD player. It plugs into your phone and your TV and some speakers and a Mic. You have a catalog from which you select songs. They get downloaded over your cellphone to this machine and then played back.
Check out this article about the differences between apologizing in Japan and in America.
I didn’t see much about the accident but when I did see the US representatives they hardly seemed sorry.
FOMA = Freedom of Mobile multimedia Access. It’s NTT DoCoMo’s name for W-CDMA service which starts here in Japan in May, less than 2 months away.
I was in Shinjuku today wondering around and I stumbled upon the DoCoMo tryout center. They had some of the FOMA phone models on display. 384K to the phone, 64K from. Fast enough for reasonable video.
I actually lost some better pictures of these clouds. A bunch of coincidences piled up. First I had forgotten to empty my memory stick that was in the camera. I didn’t expect the memory stick to fill up but I forgot that the day before I had put some MP3 files on it as a test on somebody’s MP3 phone. Also I have several memory sticks but I had misplaced them and hadn’t taking the time to find them
So, one day we had a kimono day at school and I wanted to take pictures of as many people as possible wearing kimono’s so when I ran out of space I deleted a bunch of images. On the small screen I forgot why I took these pictures. At a glance they just looked like pictures of Iidabashi which I had alot of already.
*They* tell you you should not worry about having a girlfriend. You should just have fun with your friends, get out and eventually you’ll meet one. Well, don’t believe it.
Rejection never feels good does it. Even if you never expected anything of to come of it.
It’s so strange. One day I can do so well and another I can completely fail.