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Time for an update

Well, it’s been over a month since my last blog post.  I feel I’ve failed you all at posting regularly.  It’s just been so refreshing not having to post on my blog all the time.

I’m doing quite fine.  I recently had a lot of stress built up from school (long story short, Japan isn’t always open to things that are different, that including foreigners.  I wrote a huge blog post but removed it within about 10 minutes.) I’m better now, though, and have gotten to spend a lot of time with friends of recent which makes me happy.  I’m sad to have to leave them in 2 months.

Well, to make this blog post the least bit interesting, I’m going to share one more thing I’ve tended to over-blog about: Japanese cell phones.  But this is a bit different.   Japanese phones are all about expressing yourself, and Japanese female phones can get pretty crazy at times.   My host mom wanted to make her phone cuter, and thus bought all these small little fake gems and glue and stuff.   I took on the task of painstakingly gluing all the tiny little gems onto her phone, as a sort of gift because she said she didn’t like doing those sort of things.

Phone before:

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After:

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As goes without mentioning, I’m thankful it’s not my phone. 

It took me a freakin 2 and a half hours to place all the gems.

Picture of the Day

I removed the number from the title. Made it less stressful. Because, as I predicted, I was not able to keep it daily.

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This is my Japanese cell phone.  On which I am watching Harry Potter 3.  As the TV tuner is built in and not run from the cell phone service, it’s completely free. and Harry Potter was on TV today. The thing on the left is the antenna. The music note is the subtitle function that I have on my phone.  Other functions of the TV tuner include that If I wanted to, I could watching two different television channels at once on the same screen.  Also, if I were to hold my phone normally and not in screen-view mode, that information would be streamed under the television.  For example, if I were watching the news weather would be streamed underneath or if there’s a commercial it might stream a link right underneath and thus I could go right to the website, with the television still streaming on the upper half of the screen. I can also hit a button and take picture or videos of what I’m watching, or even set up a schedule and my phone automatically records what I want to watch. like TiVo. It’s absolutely amazing.

This is what my phone looks like normally, by the way

Tokyo by Cell Phone Camera

Here’s a collection of photos I took of Tokyo today with my cell phone from a car.  None of them were edited, it’s just that my cell phone camera acts funky sometimes and adds it’s own slight affects to pictures.

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This was, amazingly, the best picture i managed to get of Tokyo Tower.  All the other ones had either a building or a sign blocking the entire tower.  Here you can at least see some of it.

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Tokyo Harbor

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  The Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo

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                  A bridge going to Yokohama

                                           (in distance)

 

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Same Bridge as above/right

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A tunnel. Yeah

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My lens was smudged which gave this picture a nice glowing look

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