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Which dolls do you want? The $2400 one or the $2500 one? (I am fudging on the exchange rate.)... [Read More]
I had a driving infraction so instead of getting my Gold Card driver’s license which is 5 years per renewal, I got a license with a blue streek in it. Instead of an easy peasy 30 minute lecture I got a longer lecture. Here is what I want you to guess.
How many years is my license good for now?... [Read More]
Today is February 2, Reiwa* 2 or 2020 for those outside the Empire.
Which do you prefer 2-2-2 or 2020-2-2? (Gerry and Richard, 2 is the number after 1.)... [Read More]
Anyone have a 286? 386? 486? I hear 10 Cents needs one to run this…
Are you now wearing or have you ever worn a surgical type mask in public?
In Japan, people wear masks around allergy, cold, and flu season. Sometimes it is for prevention of getting something and at other times it is to prevent giving something. What do you think of the practice?... [Read More]
Yet another reason to impeach 10 cents….
Ya’ know, this has gone too far. Now he wants us to call him; “Your royal highness”! Impeachment is too good for him and if we let the democrats in this forum in charge of it, well you know how that goes, it will take forever.
I propose we just look for a replacement, and I have just the puppets in mind that will fill the bill nicely. They once stared on a segment of MTV and now they say they are ready to come out of retirement! Isn’t that great?... [Read More]
Back in May, 2018, we had a post here about rice cookers. That was about a very high-end unit, but the bottom of the line products often used a remarkably clever means to cook perfect rice every time, regardless of variables such as the kind of rice, altitude, initial temperature of the water, and the exact quantities of rice and water (within reasonable limits) put into the cooker. Here is a Technology Connections video about how they did it.
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How is that for advertising! We got a whole year named after us. 2020 is the Year of the Rat. We even got these other years named after us.
|Start date||End date||Heavenly branch|
|11 February 1804||30 January 1805||Wood Rat|
|23 January 1816||16 January 1817||Fire Rat|
|14 February 1828||3 January 1829||Earth Rat|
|2 February 1840||22 January 1841||Metal Rat|
|20 February 1852||3 February 1853||Water Rat|
|8 February 1864||26 January 1865||Wood Rat|
|26 January 1876||12 February 1877||Fire Rat|
|12 February 1888||30 January 1889||Earth Rat|
|31 January 1900||18 February 1901||Metal Rat|
|18 February 1912||5 February 1913||Water Rat|
|5 February 1924||23 January 1925||Wood Rat|
|24 January 1936||10 February 1937||Fire Rat|
|10 February 1948||28 January 1949||Earth Rat|
|28 January 1960||14 February 1961||Metal Rat|
|15 February 1972||2 February 1973||Water Rat|
|2 February 1984||19 February 1985||Wood Rat|
|19 February 1996||6 February 1997||Fire Rat|
|7 February 2008||25 January 2009||Earth Rat|
|25 January 2020||11 February 2021||Metal Rat|
|11 February 2032||30 January 2033||Water Rat|
|30 January 2044||16 February 2045||Wood Rat|
|15 February 2056||3 February 2057||Fire Rat|
|3 February 2068||22 January 2069||Earth Rat|
|22 January 2080||8 February 2081||Metal Rat|
|7 February 2092||26 January 2093||Water Rat|
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For as long as I have been in Japan December 23rd has been a holiday. Christmas is not a holiday but the 23rd was. This is because the emperor’s birthday was that date. With abdication he has lost his national holiday. (Pro tip never abdicate before your birthday. ) So there is no Happy Emperor Birthday for me. :-(
The Emperor’s Birthday (天皇誕生日 Tennō tanjōbi)is a national holiday in the Japanese calendarcelebrated on the birthday of the reigning Emperor, which is currently 23 February, as Emperor Naruhitowas born on that day in 1960. Emperor Emeritus Akihito, whose birthday is 23 December, abdicated the throne on 30 April 2019, meaning that the holiday will not be observed in 2019 and its next celebration will be on Emperor Naruhito’s next birthday (23 February 2020).... [Read More]