Well I’ve been looking for stuff to watch here in Japan to practice my Japanese. Unfortunately either Japanese TV is generally boring (which I heard from several Japanese people) or it’s that I don’t understand it so it’s boring to me. I’m not sure which it is. Maybe a little of both. So, I’ve been trying to find something interesting enough that I will want to watch it in instead of having to force myself to watch it.
Well I found it! Crayon Shinchan is a cartoon show. It seems to be aimed at kids but I’d say it’s often aimed at adult kids kind of like South Park though not quite that far.
I picked up this book at the big Kinokuniya book store on the south side of Shinjuku station. I haven’t finished it but so far I really like it. It’s kind of like "How to Win Friends and Influence People", that old book by Dale Carnegie but unlike that book, this book gives you specific things to do instead of just generalizations.
Well today is that dreaded day for all us single people. Valentine’s Day. It’s been 9 years since I’ve receieved anything on Valentine’s day.
About a month ago I saw that casio had released this little label printer which you can see here. It’s very cute and it seems like since it was released there is now one next to every computer in nearly every store in Japan. They are only about $50 and plug in via USB and have a very simple interface. In your tool tray you click the icon, type the text, press print.
But, even crazier than that today I saw they have a new mouse out that has basically the same printer built in. It’s about $60. The mouse is a little larger than a normal mouse but still, who’d have thought of this one?
The first time I came to live in Japan I was setup by my company, Sega, in the company dorms. That wasn’t the best place but it was all taken care off. Some small fee like $150 was deducted from my paycheck and the personal department took care of getting my name registered with the electric company.