Tsurumi_Gawa river where I am jogging every morning. It is 3.5km point from the mouth of the river around Morinaga's confection factory and Shimo-sueyoshi fire station. This is where I usually start running. The half point is 7km point where 5 chome Komaoka is. These sequentiol 3 days, I have been running for 14km though they were inefficient training with very low pace so I will run for 5km with high pace and time it. Only for the distance, I can go for more than 14km.Actually I have already ran 14km. As I keep training, the pain on my knees and ankles were removed and I find they become much tougher than ever. The problem is the efficiency of my lung and heart. I'm sure I'm not confident of my lung and heart partly because of the asthma. Running 14km or 21km with low pace may be dragging on and waste of time. First of all, I need to improve my lung and heart.
Josh is a pilot of a space ship. But he does not belong to a fleet of any kind. He is a deliverer, independent deliverer. He is transporting packages of solid fuel to space colonies on other star systems where people will use those fuels to activate and fly the space ships. It is 2115 universe year.They started to use universe year after human being moved out to the outer space at the year of A.D.2560, so that means this year 2115 equals to A.D.4675. This is a story taken place very long time after our age. This world where Josh lives is not exactly the same place we consider the space bacause long time ago we human being left the planet earth and even the solar system. More than 2000years ago, human being came up with a new system to fly space ships which basicaly transport supllies to colonies and settlement on other planets on the Mars's and the Jupiter's moons. After 100years of those ages, one scientist invented a new totally epochal propelling system that actually enabled lockets to fly at the speed of 0.3% of the speed of the light utilizing plasma of the sun with huge unbrella on the ship to catch them. Every 100years, human being has kept improving the basic system of the propelling system and ships' engines. At the beginning of U.Y.(universe year)300, people came up with the most efficient way to fly to other solar systems.Using several radioactive substances' isotopes, they came up with hiper power but smaller that 1 inch cubic atmic bombs which enable space ships to fly 2% of the speed of the light and its surprisable property was that absorbing hidrogens in the air in the outer space(it is not necessarily absolute vacuum), it not only could keep the capability to propell the ship but also keep on increasing the power.So using those hiper bombs, people could keep on accelerating the space ships. But it is still not fast enough to reach even the next fixed star Alpha-centauri.They needed to improve them and people's desire to discover the new world could not be underestimated. After 150years of the time, people came up with the engine that enabled ships to fly 8% of the speed of the light.
And now, the time of Josh's age, people attain the speed of light. It took the human being for 1800years. It was a long story.And the story is going on.
ニックは教えかたはあまり上手くないけど、頑張ろうと努力してるし、（天狗みたいに顔を赤くして考え込むけどね。）なんといってもネイティブとタダで勉強できるのは大いによろし。 I am reseaching several conversation school. This is the midtime result. I reseached GABA, GEOS, AEON, NOVA, SHANE and am going to reseach ECC and Berlitz. GABA they provide very quality lessons, this time I took a free trial lesson and I got some advice in person also and from its webpage.Their support system seems to be really well organized and good.But the each lesson cost is 7000 yen and it almost impossible to cover for me. NOVA I used be a student of the school before it was closed.I still have 5Voicetickets un-expired.But I called to the nearest school and they said I have to pay other cost to regain the membership sounded stupid. AEON In this school, we might have lessons from Japanese instractors.How ever good their English are, it would not worth paying money.I'm advanced speaker and there is no point.And also we will have only one fixed teacher.I want to have lessons with various teachers with various back ground and accent, speech habits, his/her particular thought.Only one fixed teacher maybe good for beginner. GEOS It's out of the question.At first I visited its school located in Tamachi to get a brochure and ask some questions.I was wearing a nomal business suit and bahaved really decently.The probrem was that a woman staff member who answered me was weird.I opened the door and entered the school and saw the woman probably late 20s walking with tip toed most sneaky way.And looking at my face with cynical facial expression and asking me "w..w..what is it??".Her social manner was in a half way and not up to snuff.She mixed casual langueges within the talk and almost handed out the brochure with one hand. GEOS sucks.
My knees are getting better. I had severe knee pain for 2 weeks afterward I got rid of the ankle pain. I ran Tsurumi river for 14km.
I have a paln for running around the Imperial Palace with 2 of my friends at the last of the coming June so I have reseached shower and locker facilities around the Kudan-shita station on the metro Hanzo-mon line.
I'm running 7km everyday on the bank along side of Tsurumi river. For 2 weeks I had a stunning pain on my knees so I'm taking supplement pills.
I had a job interview with an American school yoday. Whereas I have failed in job interviews with Japanese company and school, I take it that I got rally good reaction from them. I have met with a Japanese run English conversation school that offers 180,000 yen for a month that was 50,000 yen less than the amount they shown on the recruiting web site that was 230,000 yen.The company held a job interview at 19th March that was the reason I left Canada 3 days before the day, I could have stayed there more 20days.I lost my precious time for the job inter view. That school was really suck. I am living in Yokohama and I asked to work in Tokyo or Kanagawa area but their potential work places were Aichi, Iwate, Ishikawa....who would learn English in those local area, sorry...I mean, it is not the time like 10 years ago when NOVA was expanding the business and increasing the school that was the English bubble but now quite a few English school are shutting down their school in the loal area because of scarcity of students and difficulty in finding sufficient quantity of native speakers. They don't know what will happen on the school in 10 years, they without fail will shrink the business.
The second one was Japanese run private English conversation school, that was also a suck.I partook in a class which had just 3 kids and there were already 1 native teacher and 1 other Japanese assistant.They offered me a chance to join in the class though only 3 kids for 3 teachers, what could I do?I felt strange.Moreover, they started stupidly strange dancing.I don't want to work as an assistant but as a main teacher. 3 days later, I got a notice that told failure but I was not disappointed because I don't want to dance the stupid dance.
The third one was an American scool located in out of the Yokohama area. I really wanted to work there so it brought me down when I knew I failured. It has an elementary school and a kindergarten. They were recruiting a Japanese teacher but when I visited the school there were no openings so the manager sent me to the kindergarten. I had a talk with the vice manager.She had me sing an English song Eensy-Wensy spider. And after the interview she went to find a native speaker but all were gone. I sent an email to the school meaning that I was willing to come to the school again to have a talk with native speaker. But there were not responce but I was failured. They would not hire me in the first place. I found it so rude. In the first place there were no openings, but they had me visited all the way already so they couldn't let me go so they cooking up the untrue excuse.
The 4th one was also an American school. But the opening was for a low paid parttimer. And both I and the manager came to the conclusion that the position was not match to my request.
Meanwhile I was sending resumes to other schools, some accepted the resume and I have been waiting for the answer.Some rejected.
Now I'm coming to one school. They are showing some possibility slightly. But the final answer is going to be told more than 1 month later after they had all job interviews.
My English might be inferier than others'. But by showing my sincerelity and possibility for more improvement, I will get the job.
I will do anything to get the job. Because I have no place to stand anymore.
By the way,I am jogging every morening. Before I used to run.I ran sometimes and discouraged and gave it up. I used to run on the bank of the Tsurumi river though just after I ran 3km I got out of steam and started walking.
The jub hunting is being in the final stage. Once I got a job offer in a private conversation school which is under rebuilding process. I would be supposed to be hired as both a teacher and an administrater at the same time. It has a few student children, with a few teachers seem to be tired from the job. I have already declined the offer because it seemed to be so risky to take in a job in a school runnin ing the red with massive budget deficit.They seemed to be hoping me to renovate the school and although the job might be charanging, I have to find a job which will last long stable.
I was pleased with persistent offer from the manager to work in the school though once I sew the interior of the school and whole atmosphere, I was decouraged somehow.
I am going to have another job interview coming Tuesday, that is going to be with all English in a spoken language so I will diguise a potential customor and take a free trial lesson in a conversation school.
Being John Malkovich An unpopular young puppeterior Craig was hired in a publishing company. Oddly the company's office was licated in between 7th and 8th floor in a word 7 1/2floor. The height of its ceiling was as half size as ordinary's one. They should shove a stick or an umbrella into the slit of the elevator's door in the best timing to make the elevator stopped at the 7 1/2 floor. On day, Craig accidentally found an odd small door behind a cabinet box. The door was the secret gate way of the tunnel that leads to inside of John Malkovich's mind.
パナマ運河の一大名所ミラフローレス水門です。 北アメリカと南アメリカの中間にある細いところ、あれを切って大西洋と太平洋を行き来できるようにしたのがパナマ運河です。 それまでは、アメリカ大陸を越えるためには、南アメリカの最南端を通って行かなければいけなかったんです。 ちなみに、どういうわけか、大西洋と、太平洋では水位、つまり水の高さが違うようで、途中でエレベーターのように徐々に水の量を変えて船の位置を上下させないといけないのです。 その役目をしているのがミラフローレス水門を初めとした水門。 This is one of a gate which separates Atlantic ocean and Pacific ocean. This one is placed most Pacific side. Once a ship gets over the gate there is Pacific ocean. Somehow the height level of water between Pacific and Atlantic is not same so the ships go over the gate have to wait in the middle station of the gate, once a ship comes into the station, both panels face to the ship come up and block the water, then it stars to drain the water and lower the water level to adjust to the level of Pacific, otherwise the ship would go tumble down under the Pacific level.
The bridge of Americas, which connects both south and north American continents disconnected by Panama canal.We Panama canal cruise went through the bridge and this maybe the most catching point for many travelers.They started snapping shatters before or under the bridge.
Where is the bridge that connects me and the next job?
I won't go half way for the next job. I will find the job perfectly fit in me and my future career.
I have already taken 3 or 4 job interview, yes this time it was 4th interview. I took, I met with people. They gave me a nod looking over my resume saying my past experience and certification seem to clear their needs. But it didn't clear my need. It was the salary. I'm not a person who works for 150000 yen for a month which might mean waste of human resource. パナマ湾クルーズにて、南北アメリカをつなぐアメリカ橋です。
After I was from Dagoba island, my friend took me to a hamburger restaurant in Panama. It was the friend's recommendation so I took his suggestion and dropped in at the restaurant. They also had other menus though he mentioned that hamburugers were recommended so I ordered sea food one. Just a couple of minutes later, I got the one I ordered but that was not a hamburuger but a sandwitch. I took it that Canadians and Americans were considering hamburugers as sandwitches. They also call hamburugers as sandwitches so that time I ordered it the word with a sandwitch, and I assumed that I would get a hamburuger but they served me a Sandwitch. I was at the time positive that North American people use the word Sandwitchs when they descrive hamburugers. Anyway, I didn't mean to dwell on it so much. Because, It tasted good.
ダゴバ島の桟橋、フェリーから降りた乗客はこの桟橋を渡って島に行きます。 桟橋にはベンチがあって、お年寄りやヒマジンがだべっています。 わたしも小さなこの島を見尽くした時点でベンチ。 本を読んで次のフェリーがくるまで時間を潰してました。 A pier in Dagoba island in Panama where people offboarded lands the island through the pier. It has benches which have elders and free guys chatting. Me too, I killed time while I was waiting for the next ferry on the bench.
以前、ミクシィをやってました。 去年の６月くらいからほとんどやってないですが。 人と同じことやるのがいやなんで。 ネット喫茶で隣の席でミクシィやってるひとがいると、なんか「こいつも同じことやってるよ」みたいな。 でもって、バンクーバーの図書館でも、シアトルのユースホステルでも日本人はみんなあの、オレンジと白の画面を開いている。 I enjoyed MIXI before, I have hardly done it since the last June. I don't like to do something the same thing that others are already doing. Wherever in an internetcafe, library, youthhostel, a person sitting next to me would open that orange and white screen and do it. ミクシィは便利だよ。 結論から言うと。 利用者数が多いから。 国内で同じようなことを考えてる人を探すのには便利かもしれない。 Honestly, Mixi is useful to the conclusion. With many users involved. It must be convenient to serch the person who has in common. ミクシィに日記を書く気にはなれないし、悪いが興味の無い人の日記に“おかえし”で何か書くのも気が疲れる。 でも、コミュは同じような人を探すのに便利だね。 自分は将来起業も考えてるんで。 I have already been discouraged to put diaries in it neither put something to other's diaries in as a thank you massage, which might be pain. ただ、問題点をいうとすれば、“記述言語が基本的に日本語である”ってことかな。 ミクシィ人口が１０００万人を超えた時点でミクシィは伸び悩むんじゃないでしょうか。 日本人が１億３０００万人だとして、ミクシィの利用者の主な年代が２０歳～５０歳だとして、その年代の７割がネットをやって、ネットをやる人の半分がミクシィをやってるとしたら１０００万人ってもう結構いい数字なんじゃないでしょうか。 To put it as a problem, main communication language is only a Japanese maybe. Mixi already has more than 10million users, let's take the population that connected to the network in to the consideration, MIXI has already attained more that 10% of totall population. The problem is that the sevice is basicaly for the people who use Japanese as native. As already known as a fact, most dominant language world internet is English. Mixi is not necessary useful or enjoyable service for the people use Japanese as a non-native language.All the informations, introductions, humors on the screen or any kind of informations appear in the service are designated for Japanese speaker as a native. I wonder how the service expand the business in the future. ミクシィが何を考えてるか知らないけど。日本人だけに特化したサービスだったら今後の発展はないかもね。
The upper photo is an image of Junior high students play basketball in a park in Dagoba island. They don't seem to have other passtimes why don't they buy some Playstation3 or so.
I am watching a TV show and have noticed that a counterpart of a comedian combi Taka has gaint weight.He must have gaint weight in an year. I can tell because I am the one who had gaint weight 20kg in 7years and has lost weight 18kg in 1 and half years.
Since the age of 23 to 30 I had been eating a cupnoodles in the mornings, a large bowl of curry rice for lunchs and oily chicken flies, Yakitori and 1 liter of can of beer for the evenings everyday. In the university, I had a drinking party almost everyday in the club house of fine art club. After I graduated the university, I was going out for a drink everyday. Finally, I had gaint 80kg.
The last year, I moved to Canada. Due to lack of the money, I was saving and cutting the cost for living. I was eating 1 and half bowl of rice and a half of souted mackerel with red chili sauce and very same dish for lunchs, in the evenings I ate a dish of lettuce or cabbage salad with omega3 fatty acid dressing, a smoked herring and whiskey. Moreover I was walking long destance that amounts to 2 stations everyday. And I have lost 15kg for an year.Now I weigh 62kg.