03/02/2011 Cheap translations
This is from a menu at Fukuoka airport. It’s enough for you to lose your appetite. [ Click for a larger image ]
01/30/2011 Other countries
This is a panorama made from seven photos. While the New Year in Japan must have been very cold, the weather on Phuket was ideal . . . [ Click for a larger image ]
01/13/2011 Chinese Quality
I’ve bought many things in several countries and there is almost always a one-year guarantee. Recently, when you buy an electrical product in Japan, the store offers an extended guarantee up to five years. For example, in the town where I live, I buy my electrical products in a store that offers a free five-year guarantee for any purchase of 5,000 JPY or more. This means I can make my purchases knowing that I’ll be able to use them for at least five years. Even with just the manufacturers one-year guarantee, since an electrical product that is faulty is likely to malfunction in the first twelve months. During my first …
Since we have come to Phuket (Thailand) for our vacation this year (22nd Dec. to 8th Jan.), we decided to go diving for the day. It had been a while since we had been diving, but it was like getting back on the proverbial bicycle, and the water was warm! I’ll sort out some more photos soon . . .