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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Computers in Japan

So, in Hawaii I was too busy doing audio "somethings" or BBQ and beaching it to ever even use computers except at University. I came to Japan and plugging in a printer was beyond me. After having some problems with my first Sony I brought it back to Deo Deo to have it fixed. I suppose I doubted them from the beginning? Anyway I installed a "keylogger" and let it go wild while they were holding/servicing my P.C.

Two weeks later after I got it back I decided to check the logger and was stunned (O.K., not so stunned) to realize my little James Bond act worked and caught a "tool" in the act. After booting the P.C. the repair person (actually just the guy who received it for service) proceeded to open the pictures folder and browse through every single picture and photo sub file. The f__k?? And then he went everywhere except where I now know he should have been.

The Problem was with one of the USB connectors. No reason to search each and every photo on my computer. And he watched some videos from the School parties.Ummmm???

I called and explained what I knew and I was strongly told I was they were insulted??(That's what I'M saying!!) Oh man I couldn't get there fast enough to shove some tech they should know ,right up in their lying mugs!! They opened that door and I stormed in!! So I take the P.C. back to Deo Deo Yanai, and start up the PC open the logger and start showing the receipt they gave me and how 2 hours later on the same day someone was surfing through personal files that were in no way connected to the service request/write-up????? Day/hour/minute/second with the duration of each selection.

They say it must have been a tech in Hiroshima who did it.

I tell them the time stamp shows someone would have had to be doing it while it was being delivered to Hiroshima even if it was shipped immediately? We both know it wasn't shipped that day. It was 2 days later that it was sent to Hiroshima.

They say they are sorry for violating my trust and will have the worker apologize when they find who it was.

I tell them the the guy that took it from me is standing behind that row ignoring this whole event because it was him. I want him standing in front of me and I want to know why after buying a T.V a Home theater a P.C. a DVD 5.1 for my P.C. a refrigerator a stand-up freezer and everything else I needed he felt it O.K. to violate my privacy?? And how they could then lie about it when being computer guys they should "know" I might "know" and have a record of it.

They bow apologize and insist I accept something? Perhaps a gift card? I don't know because I was on fire yelling and pointing and telling them to shove various nearby items up their lying a___'s. It coulda got really bad if they told another lie. They were smart to look at the floor while I vented because anything arrogant smug or feigning ignorance would have went over really bad at that moment.

****What they did sucked but it happens.But, their lie was the bigger problem and me having to go show them like they're children was unacceptable. I have zero bad surfing habits so no problems for me other than the insult which is a big problem for me****

If Deo Deo has the best price for something I need ,I take their advert to Best Denki or Yamada Denki and show them, they ALWAYS match the price. They're no fools so they get the sale. I wouldn't trust anyone again not to be curious and human and peek my stuff.

Then I decided to learn and build my own rigs and I have become the repairman for all my students that have P.C. problems. I always get them running and I keep my skills up and they get free service so all is good.

Thanks Deo Deo Yanai, for being soooo f___ed up that I learned to do it myself and help others to support my new hobby. When I return to Hawaii there will be no time for Blogs or sticking to / fixing P.C.'s. But for now. This kills the time in a country town just fine :)

"Beware of the hand
When it's comin' from the left
I ain't trippin' just watch ya step
Can't truss it"

Public Enemy - Can't Truss It

**just added this track to my playlist. Long time no listen :)**

This is the secret behind my repair skills!! I'm just the OZ behind the curtains!! It's really these kids that do all the work ;)

It is perfect how today turned out. Moe has been saving since I started this money system and she was focused on one thing from the beginning..The "Baby Elmo" Pillow. I know some other girls who will be sad it's sold but Moe earned it with a great diary,great test scores, marked and steady improvement in class. She always has a great attitude and she is waaaay beyond her 5th grade level in Reading, Writing and Speaking.

She was excited to get her pillow and she will be next months #1 student.
She had a really reeeeeally good day!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Rainy in Japan!!

I think Yamaguchi Prefecture is going to slide right into the ocean in a giant mud slide because of all this rain!! This rain is a little bit ridiculous and over the top. I'll be happy when the Sunny part of Summer arrives which is getting shorter day by rainy day :(


Saturday was fun as usual!! Saki is a master of the Japanese fan. She can do it really smooth and cool. And I got a steak something gift from Chikako and it looks great!! freeze dried steak?? steak chips?? steak dango??

Thanks Chikako!! :)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Japanese money laundering :)

So the "Money scheme" has withstood the time test and has become a keeper. Everyone has adjusted to it and they have all managed ,exchanged, and otherwise handled it in their own way which has been interesting to watch. I can already see who will be the future adults that go on vacation and come back with money in their pockets and the ones who blow every last penny because that's what they think "spending money" is. That would be me in the latter category. Broke and smiling.

I have since grown-up I guess... But some of these kids have money managing skills way beyond their years. I hope this little system has helped them to learn the Life equation that says..

Hard Work gets you ______, which lets you _____.

Being lazy and gutless gets you _____, which makes you have to______.

Their level of their focus and commitment in whatever they choose to do will put one of those sentences in play.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Japan "Summer Gifts"

In Japan they give "Summer Gifts". Today a couple of my students brought me gifts :)
Thank you!!!!!

and then they showed off their sticker collections :)

An adult students diary.And the newest "best" dictionary out there!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Rainy in Yamaguchi

Wow!! It was really coming down hard last night and this morning. I wish I had my camera when it was really falling hard. A couple of my adult privates canceled because the downtown flooding was knee deep in some places. Oh first :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

July 16 = Birthday :)

She walks into the butcher shop and says " my teacher loves steak and it's his birthday so give me your best cut".

And this beauty of a steak will be eaten very soon!!

***Message to student***

Good gift choice!!!!! Thank You!!!

also got this cool little photo viewer leaning against another gift..the Hawaiian pattern fabric bag that was filled with other gifts... Yeah!!

And thanks again, to ALL the nice students who gave me gifts and cards!!

Got some more steaks!!!! Thank you "K.M." :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

2009 Summer Beach BBQ

The Prime Rib was sooooo good!!! I will post a slideshow tonight or tomorrow with lots more pictures! The Party was great and I thank all those who helped make it a big success!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

X-files in Japan (Adult Diary)

I used to watch the X-files way back when. I really loved the first 3 seasons before it went off track (in my opinion anyway).
It's good to see Mulder and Scully helping to teach English in Japan :)

The Prime Rib is in hand and it's a huge chunk of meat!! It'll be slow roasted using the new spit shown in the post below this one. Morgan will be doing the Chicken "Lau Lau" just like last year but with boneless and larger sizes of chicken. Some pics of the AMAZINGLY soft slow cooked chicken from last years party below.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Barbeque in Japan

My newest toy!!! a "Spit" or "rotisserie" whichever you prefer. I prefer giving it a name like "Mr Badass" or something?

Thanks to Mr Wakimura, the Prime Rib (this Sunday),will be cooked just right!! The adjust ability and quality of workmanship is excellent and I prefer this to others I saw on the internet. This is what I wanted so I am VERY happy!!


Saturday, July 4, 2009

CASH..."The Exchange!!"

Today was a good day to "launder money" ;)
My 11:00am girls could combine to initiate a "hostile takeover" of my School they got so much green!! I don't know what the goal is?? But I'm happy to see they have better "Money management" skills than their teacher does:) They are ALL great kids and Saturday's kids are a great way to shut down my week :)

***The students who challenged Eiken all passed!!!!***

Congrats!! Don't stop, Keep going!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Do they know??

This is a book from the "Tommy Tales" series. This one is so trippy even these kids were mumbling what sounded like "WHAT the ___ is this all about??" But even with this book (which seems to have been written by a "Child of the 60's")it is a great series overall!!

She brought her new pens and is seriously expecting to get on the blog...and she did ;)

Getting ready to launder some money
exchange her money :)

Just about to speak!! She does it well!! It's one of the reasons she's my #3 "overall" student!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

"Top 10" for July 2009, Hey Hawaiian!!

Minami keeps the top spot and her sister returns as #2. This is a monthly "stress-fest" I go through while trying to decide this list's members. The rules were clearly stated and put in the newsletter which all the students and their parents received. As a motivational tool it has been amazing!! As a "stresser" it has been amazing too!! :(

Satomi brought some seriously delicious looking cream puffs in for her fellow students today!!
Thanks Satomi!!

The rainy season has come. Time to cover up!!

In a land full of cats...this crayfish is living dangerous!! I guess the rainy season is making him feel strong...or the big claws do that :)

Yeah, I remember when IZ died.(6/26/97) It was slow as he was on a respirator for quite a while before he died. He had a big Hawaiian heart but his body was just too big :(

Big Man,
**Reminded by Brother Morgan**

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole HERE

Oh and a cute version of my FAVORITE Hawaiian Song...Wahine Ilikea"