UTF-8 support of LiveJournal

Regarding my last post in this blog, I checked another blog site, LiveJournal, which is one of the biggest online journal sites.  It supports UTF-8 and you can write or display multiple languages.  You can also search in multi-language, but its search function is a bit poor because there seems no full-text search function of journal contents. 


ほとんどのサイトがShift_JISかEUCの日本語エンコーディングであった。そのうち、UTF-8を採用しているのはExcite, ココログ、Ameblo, Windows Live Spacesの4つのみであった。
インターフェースの多言語対応については、調べなかったが、Windows Live Spacesは、ブラウザの規定言語によって、表示される言語が異なるようだ。これは、MSならではといったところか。
Windows Live Spaces  

오늘 한 것

오늘은 기온이 낮았지만 날씨가 좋았어요


오후 데모를 해러 손님의 회사에 갔어요.  사람은 이야기 도중에 번이나 자리를 뜬다든지 실례한 사람이었어요.  귀택후에는 기타를 연수 했어요.

Poor writing

It snowed in Tokyo today.  It may come from global wariming, but there are less and less chance of seeing snow in Tokyo.  Some one had said you could ski around there forty some years ago.
By the way, my body fat rate was 10.8% when I weighed myself in the gym.  I have never had such firm body. 
Actually, after I injured last year, I try not to exercise very much, especially in terms of legs.   It is sure that amount of work-out has decreased, but I wonder why I’m losing weight.  
Oops. What a prose!

My taste in music

These days I feel I am acquiring a taste for unsophisticated music.  When I was in high school, I was not attracted much by musicians like Jimi Hendrix or Led Zeppelin.  However, when you get to my age, I’m moved by their unstable music with momentary impact.  Their music is definitely different from the contemporary one.  The current music trend is apparently digital sound music with exact rhythm.  One of the very outstanding examples is vocaloide such as Hatsune Miku.  
When I was in my parents’ home in the beginning of this year, I found a old newsletter from B’z fun club.  There was an article in which they said they came to love 70’s music as I mentioned.
I thought that maybe I’m getting old on the right track.
Their sound is human itself.   It is violent, warm, explosive, exciting, and heroic at the same time.   They are hard to copy but I’m devoting my life to the sound like them.

A discount shop nearby

Perhaps I’m not a good shopper.  I usually hesitate to buy something that is over 5000  Especially for clothes, I don’t like to spend so much.

I shopped today at a discount store and there were brand goods all over the floor. Although they were discounted considerably, I’m not willing to pay for them.  If I am very determined to buy a certain brand, I might buy one, but there won’ be a case like that.

By the way, that discount store was very cheep for everything including suits.  I regret that I haven’t buy suits there because it is cheaper more than 10000.  I should take it into account when I buy suits the next time.

오늘 한 것

오늘은 날씨가 좋았지만 아주 추웠읍니다.


오전에는 소제를 했읍니다. 오후에는 짐에 트레이닝을 하러 갔읍니다. 기타 상품을 사러 갔읍니다. 저녁밥은 여드바씨 카메라에서 먹었읍니다.

Being the worst is hard

"Be the worst." 
Be surrounded by superior people to become better. This is one of my goals I set up at the beginning of this year. 
That’s easier said than done. 
It takes courage to dive into a group by yourself in which people know each other. 
I stood at the entrance but I was scared to take the next step toward the downstairs.
However, deep inside I feel that this wasn’t a bad decision.  I had imagined myself being in the bar and I felt that I would not have a nice time down there. 
I may have to wait until the time has come.   I’d like to find another way to get there.  There have to be a way.

Nasal sprays

I had pain in the back of neck today.  Felt very uncomfortable.  The possible reasons are:
1. blew my nose too much
2. worked too much in front of computers.
Yesterday, I bought nasal sprays.  It is very immediately effective, but I found some web sites saying using nasal sprays too much can cause some side effects.  Even so , could some one stop my snivel?

It’s time to change

While I was in my parents’ house on the beginning of the year, some TV programs and newspaper articles on the rise of China and India, caught my eye.  They differ in their own perspective, but these are what they are trying to say:
-Wave of globalism expanding more and more.
-Environmental destruction might occur.
-Japan might lose its competitive ability.
-Jobs will flow out to more cost-effective countries.
Some things I stated above are already happening actually.   Within a few years, convenience stores and fast food stores became to hire many foreign part-time workers.  Today in the center of Tokyo, you cannot expect a waiter come to take your order who speaks Japanese in a decent manner.   Most of them seems to be Chinese, guessing from their pronunciation, name plate and talk with other staff or cooks.
I believe it is the time to have a sense of impending crisis, otherwise I cannot keep up with the times.   They are very cost-effective, diligent and tough.   They have something I’ ve lost years ago.  I’d say they are threat.