12 Aug 2018, 20:16

lesson via phone

20:16 Sunday 12 August 2018 JST

Today Lin and I are at her sister’s house, but they do not have strong wifi so I cannot use Skype. At least not in this quiet room. Maybe that is why it’s quiet haha.

I do not have unlimited data on my phone, but I do have unlimited calling, so I am doing a lesson via phone instead of Skype.

12 Aug 2018, 08:25

plans for today and forever

08:25 Sunday 12 August 2018 JST

After watching “A Journey Towards Inner Beauty,” Shirley Liu being interviewed on The Happy Mindset,

I have been thinking about my morning routine. Today I came upon a grand idea to exercise each morning by walking around my local area for perhaps 20 or 30 minutes on days that I do not have to leave at 5:45 in the morning.

Lin walked with me today, and we saw some interesting old (and not as interesting new) houses in our neighborhood on streets I had never previously used. This could be a fun healthy adventure!

Had a quick meeting with Tariq this morning about ConSwi. At this point there are 2 open issues (#2 and #6) and Tariq will adjust the size of the image which shows players to swipe pieces.

After writing this entry, I will go to SOGO for weekly workout and after that join Lin at Chazu’s house in town.

10 Aug 2018, 11:03

random pics

11:03 Friday 10 August 2018 JST

These are from Dec 2016

charu foot painting climbing 2016-12-24 at 7.35.08 PM climbing 2016-12-24 at 7.35.08 PM 2 climbing 2016-12-24 at 7.35.08 PM 3 climbing 2016-12-24 at 7.35.08 PM 4 climbing 2016-12-24 at 7.35.08 PM 5 class party 2016-12-24 at 7.27.01 PM 42 fish 2016-12-24 at 7.27.01 PM 44 fish 2016-12-24 at 7.27.01 PM 45 flowers 2016-12-24 at 7.27.01 PM 41 good morning 2016-12-24 at 7.27.01 PM 40 lin and keiko 2016-12-24 at 7.27.01 PM 43 telescope zoom 2016-12-24 at 7.27.01 PM 45

Placed pics in these files


10 Aug 2018, 10:32

oops pics of mt3 characters

10:32 Friday 10 August 2018 JST

I took pics of the MT3 workers, but decided not to use them because the white pipe cleaner in the background kinda mucks up the picture.

brothers candy mama g choppy manager mr mcglue pinky reversible shikatama spoonhead.

10 Aug 2018, 09:46

todo book

09:46 Friday 10 August 2018 JST

I bought a book that has become my todo book. It’s as portable as my phone and even more reliable in terms of battery power. I bought it on Tuesday and have used it daily since then. Wow four days in total.

So far I have used a single page per day. (It’s 91mm x 160mm x 6mm, featuring 96 pages and two covers within the 6mm thickness. It’s about the same size as my phone.) If I keep going at the current rate, (one side of paper per day,) it should last 6 months.

08 Aug 2018, 13:00

headed to work

13:00 Wednesday 08 August 2018 JST

Headed to JB now soon; hopefully no big concern from the typhoon. I will bring my rain coat, but I ain’t too worried.

21:35 Wednesday 08 August 2018 JST

The typhoon has been like a typhoon for ants.

But my train is nearly empty because apparently nobody came to work. Or at least everyone left work early.

I’m just finishing work and heading home now.

08 Aug 2018, 12:58

taxing work

12:58 Wednesday 08 August 2018 JST

Been working on my taxes for 2017. I filed them on time, but did not provide any list of expenses. Now they are like “yeah you owe $2000.”

I have compiled a list of expenses based on the train stations I had to use to get to the various lessons. Hopefully that will be enough.

I have been keeping better track of my expenses in 2018.

06 Aug 2018, 22:27

today / recently

22:27 Monday 06 August 2018 JST

I contacted the organizer of TEDx Roppongi, which is scheduled for November 3rd of this year. I’m not sure if I will end up helping with that, but I’m interested, because eventually I would like to speak on stage at a TEDx event.

In other news, I’m preparing for a workshop to be held on November 23rd, which will be an introduction to the men’s group work that we do. We plan to allow only 12 new attendees to attend that workshop.

We have a typhoon coming apparently. As always with typhoons in Tokyo, I’m not too worried. The storms end up being less impressive than a normal spring storm in Houston.

Mixed-gender group was cancelled today for the second week in a row due to lack of attendance. boo.

One of my new students paid me Friday yay.

05 Aug 2018, 13:01

new hybrid rolling backpack

Sunday 5 August 2018 JST

(written 13:06 Wednesday 08 August 2018 JST)

I got a new backpack a couple of days ago. Actually it is a hybrid rolling backpack. It was less than 12 price because of the color, approximately あかむらさき “red purple” according to one of my magic markers. I would call it magenta.

Lin does not like the color. I figure no one will steal it, plus it is easy to identify in a lineup.

I will keep my old backpack until I travel a few times without needing it.

2018 august new hybrid rolling backpack

04 Aug 2018, 17:17

got a new set of beds

17:17 Saturday 04 August 2018 JST

We got new beds today, to which Lin has been looking forward for a couple of years. Actually she was looking forward to a new bed, not beds, but they will hopefully stay together okay.

2018 aug 04 new beds