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A Funny Step In the Right Direction

Until recently people in startup companies drink coffee heavily, eat a lot of pizza and stay up late to work. However, according to the f...
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Mar 31, 2012 21:53
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Sideloading Potters

I read the following article a couple of days ago. Harry Potter And The Great Sideloading Gamble. A ‘Dark Day’ For Publishers? | TechC...
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Mar 30, 2012 23:06
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Fractal Pollock

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jackson Pollock. The exhibition entitled "Jackson Pollock: A Centennial Retros...
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Mar 29, 2012 23:39
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Foreign Nurses In Japan

Japan signed the economic partnership agreement (EPA) with the Philippines and with Indonesia. They became effective in 2008. The followi...
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Mar 28, 2012 23:41
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Changed Cram Schools

The Japanese school system consists of the following schools:  6 years, elementary school  3 years, junior high school  3 years, hig...
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Mar 27, 2012 22:33
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A Bad Teacher Is Sometimes Good

I'm taking online English lessons. The teachers are very friendly and cheerful. They always praise me for my English and sometimes ev...
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Mar 26, 2012 23:02
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The World Is Not Flat Yet

Yesterday I wrote about the Big Mac index and referred data from a report titled "Prices and Earnings". http://www.ubs.com/glo...
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Mar 25, 2012 23:32
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The Big Mac Index

The day before yesterday I wrote an entry about the Special Resident Retiree's Visa (SRRV) of the Philippines. http://lang-8.com/116...
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Mar 24, 2012 23:04
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A New Book in My Library - 「聴いたら危険! ジャズ入門」

Yesterday morning, after breakfast, I was using my Mac on the dinning table as usual. There was a cup of coffee on the other side of the ...
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Mar 23, 2012 21:35
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Special Resident Retiree's Visa

I heard that it is relatively easy to obtain the right of permanent residence in the Philippines. Is it true? I did some research. A p...
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Mar 22, 2012 23:29
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Spring - the Season with Partings and Meetings in Japan

I seldom wear suits and ties. Some ceremonies in Spring are rare occasions that I wear them. Today I attended a graduation ceremony. I...
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Mar 21, 2012 23:10
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Broadway Boogie-Woogie

Today someone tweeted about a programming language called Piet. The tweet reminded me of scattered but somewhat related memories. Piet...
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Mar 20, 2012 23:00
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I'm Just a Rock'n Roller - Cyndi Lauper at The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan

A few days ago a someone's tweet let me know the following blog entry. This is the entire Japanese transcript of Cyndi Lauper's p...
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Mar 19, 2012 22:48
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An Ambiguous Japanese Phrase - 黒い髪のきれいな女の子

A textbook on academic writing says "Don't write an ambiguous sentence." A Japanese textbook warns that a sentence in Japan...
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Mar 18, 2012 23:18
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Unplugged Drum Machine - Cajon

The day before yesterday I had my hair cut. While getting a haircut I browsed some magazines and came across an article about a musical i...
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Mar 17, 2012 21:50
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A Japanese Garden Path Is Dead-end

Yesterday I wrote an entry about a garden path sentence in English language. Since then I have been thinking about if there are similar s...
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Mar 16, 2012 18:53
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I Want You To Want Me - Garden Path Sentence

Yesterday I read an entry by ctakemoto-san and learned a new thing about English language: garden path sentence. I didn't know about ...
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Mar 15, 2012 23:25
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Tell Your World - Music Video

Someone shared a music video on Google+ and I found it by chance. This song, "Tell Your World", was originally composed for a c...
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Mar 14, 2012 21:50
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My B-Class Gourmet - Canned Broiled Saury

Have you ever eaten canned broiled saury (さんまの蒲焼の缶詰)? When I stay at home alone I often eat it for lunch. It is cheep (about 100 yen) ...
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Mar 13, 2012 23:17
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春だったね - Ambiguous Lyrics of an Old Japanese Song

It was very warm today. Spring has come. While I was walking with my dog, Peter, I suddenly remembered an old Japanese song. I was thinki...
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Mar 12, 2012 23:21