www.a-bombsurvivor.com/yuuki.diary.eng.html
 
http://www.a-bombsurvivor.com/newtoppage/english.edition/2018/jan.4.html
                             The Editor's memo for this day!      
                       (Beginning from Wednesday, 29, December, 2017)
        (In the memory of my age becoming "86-vyear-onve-month-old")


Wednesday, 17, January, 2018(513.92KB)
The first job this morning was the [VOA@com], received at 5:56, with " No.350(Jan. 17, 2018) "On January 16, 1978, NASA names 35 candidates to fly on the US space shuttle, including Sally Ride,"(Reference article:"Today’s Highlight in History"(The Associated Press ) ). Be sure to click and see what the Heroine, Sally Ride, was excellent lady! Editing, especially selecting the photos concerned, gave me deep respect to her and power for living to this old Editor.

My deep concern to her is that she died so early at 62!  This drove me to try to know more about her by going to the Google both in English and Japanese editions.  "Sally Ride " and "サリー・ライド"  in Japanese. Oh, better add this line of photos to the original column I edited! Amen, amen!!!!!
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Tuesday, 16, January, 2018(513.92KB)
No opportunity of having sunbathing to my regret....
Oh! I have an idea of filling this column with an interesting photos attached. The below ones are the ones I selected an Japanese newspaper article related to another English titled
"Brigitte Macron biography says husband wrote steamy book about their romance"(Richard Lough)".

As is well known, the wife of French prime minister, Emanuel Macron, was a mother of  the Prime minister's former classmate, 25-year-older. What a splendid love story it was!!! Never for fun but for my sincere yells, I selected and attached such many photos!

The divorced former husband and his son, Brigitte's son, the three are seen in the middle of the photo the lowest. I felt getting younger and pleased while editing, I mean, selecting the photos concerned...ha, ha.(22:00)
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Monday, 15, January, 2018(513.92KB)
Two days have passed since I began to use the new device for the Internet access, which is indeed helpful and useful. For young people this sort of Internet device is common. However, for an old man like me is very new and need to get used to it. After three-days Internet disconnection, things seem not yet get normalized, so that the photos of the device are attached in this column once again as a token of my thanks and appreciation;
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I have something in my mind when I talk about computer and its Internet access function and others. To say the truth, I have no enough knowledge of computer function, so that once met the device of this kind, I am ashamed of being unable to understand quite well, only  use it according to be taught. The language used in the computer world is English, in Japanese case, "Katakana" , for example, "コンピューター” for "Computer", the pronunciation  is the same. However, the trouble is that  an old man like me, even though with some knowledge of English language, computer terms are technical and special, so that I often come across unable to understand truly!

I often come across what it means when the explanation is made using computer technical terms.  The trouble is that the explainer uses the computer  terms so much and so often with a thought that the listeners understand them as the technical terms. I remember some time ago, I wrote a guidance letter for what is called " Text Encoding" in Japanese, how to prevent to the letters confused, An old man, business consultant, wrote me saying. "Mr. Yoshida's explanations are far better understood and clear and much better than a professional teacher". The teachers are apt to use the technical terms with a thought of the listeners know and understand, Ha ha.

By the way, Chinese language for computer is "计算机". Japanese word for computer is "コンピューター”, pronouncing " kəmpjúːṭɚ " , same as English pronunciation!!! Confusing, isn't it?

Sunday, 14, January, 2018(484.11KB)
My deep concern and effort devoting myself ever since yesterday is trying to get used to the device I ever met and touched yesterday by the help of Arnel, our family head whom I call so. The instability of the Internet connection by what is called "The new version of Mozilla", which, I have been informed by Arnel, under the contract by the Chinese  supply company or something, has been terribly bad to use!

Saturday, 13, January, 2018(484.11KB)
I've been a sort of  mental stress over the incapability of editing due to the trouble happening over the Chinese involvement over the new contract of the new version of the Mozilla Firefox between the Philippines and the Republic of China. President  Rodrigo Roa Duterte is in favor of it while things are not going on well with the Internet disconnection for over three days throughout the nation due to something not proper or the improper care on the side of the Chinese technical service and care.

Arnel went to Manila and bought something for me which is a special device for overcoming the trouble! It is "Globe AT HOME  0REPAID WIFI" . I am poor at explaining the effect of the device, but it does solve the problem of the present incapability of editing the sites even though the Mozilla has some troubles under the contract with China.

The device is excellent! Valid for 7 days, P1999. Ever since I came to this country of the Philippines, I have tried from UBS, Antenna UBS and the Cable but none was satisfactory. Fiber Fabric is not yet in the market. I understand that the Internet technology especially the speed in this country is the lowest in the world. 
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Friday, 12, January, 2018(453.93KB)
Internet disconnected
Thursday, 11, January, 2018(453.93KB)
Internet disconnected
Wednesday, 10, January, 2018(453.93KB)
Internet disconnected
Tuesday, 9, January, 2018(453.93KB)


Monday, 8, January, 2018(453.93KB)
Things are preventing me go on with the editing due to something happening in the computers after a technician made the work done this morning. An amateur like me can go on with the editing somehow. However, once unusual things happen to the computer, I could do nothing but "give up".....

One of the most important function I use often is "Searching", either Google or Yahoo, recently the latter mainly due to the former seems to have some trouble, I mean, on my side something miss operating or the like, though.

By the way, I noticed the blue sky was there out, so that I dashed to get out again! and enjoyed the sunbathing in the back pretty good. Nothing is best but being healthy under the Sun....

Back in Japan, I was used to say that our country is blessed with four seasons. However,  ever since I came to live in this tropical country like Philippines, that concept of mine has been remarkably changed! The four seasons demand people to be ready with thing for four seasons, bringing more burdens for clothes and for room coolers and heaters, which, I think, is one reason why we Japanese are known big in number for suicide. Ironically, T    

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Sunday, 7, January, 2018
In the Japanese edition this day, I chose an article about a Japanese adventurer who succeeded in reaching the South Pole with no help of been supplied of and no any material or help, only with a container sleigh by pulling himself, with nobody nothing for help!  The photos attached are 40 in number! The article says that walking distance was 1130 Km with 50 days with a sleigh loaded with tent, food and fuel weighing  some 100 Kg. I, editer,  selected and pasted some 40 photos with a sort of admiration and respect to the adventurist, Mr. Hagita! 
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Saturday, 6, January, 2018
I had two times for sunbathing this morning. The blue sky through the window of my office invited me to get out of the room placing me under the Sun in such a wonderful feeling and satisfaction of "being blessed by the Sun!".
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Friday, 5, January, 2018
This morning's "VOA@com" was received at 3:55. It is " No.345(Jan. 5, 2018)"On January 4, 1974, President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over tape recordings and documents..."(The referenced article: "1974  President Nixon refuses to hand over tapes(HISTORY)"). I made some comment about Mr. Nixson, as tinny personal contact experience with him.

II was lucky I had good amount of sunbathing and that two times, in the morning and afternoon. I sure feel getting powered! Indeed I feel my skin seems turned strong! I never had this sort of experience even at this age!

Thursday, 4, January, 2018
Lucky I could have a considerable time of sunbathing, not quite a satisfactory amount of times, though. I see heavy cloud through the window now.

This morning's "VOA@com" is  No.344(Jan. 4, 2018) "On January 3, 1959, Alaska becomes the 49th state in the Union"(The referenced article:"1959  Alaska admitted into Union(HISTORY)").

For the English site visitors, I mean, non-Japanese language visitors, let me explain what this Editor, Yoshida, try mainly to write or blog.... Out of the daily information by magazines, newspapers I read through websites and e-mail magazines coming into my computers, I try to select some which I find interesting to share with the visitors to this website. My unique way of the expression is try to compose what I call "The Illustrated- Stories", I mean pick up and paste in the column so that the viewers could enjoy following the article or the stories by watching the photos attached. In the process of selecting the photos I could learn or come to know of things behind, so that I could learn things and histories behind. The following lines of photos are the ones I selected in an article in the Reuters, the English title of which I do not know or have no time to find and put in here because I have no time.... I am sure the visitors could imagine what those photos tell. Ha ha.
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      http://www.a-bombsurvivor.com/yoshidadiary/2018.jan.first.html      
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Well, sorry...for my talking or writing at random. This is a sort of the corner where I practice writing English composition....(20:30)

Wednesday, 3, January, 2018
My desk work began from before 5 am with the expectation of the "VOA@com", which came in at 6:56 am, the first time with the absence of couple of days for the year-end & Xmas holidays. No.343(Jan.3,2018)"On January 2, 1788, Georgia becomes the first Southern state to join the union after ratifying the US Constitution."("1788 Georgia enters the Union(HISTORY)" )is it. I made it done at past 2 pm, ready to put into the tomorrow' site.

Well, in the Japanese custom, this day 3rd is the last day for what we call "Year-end & New Year vacation". However, mine has been something we called in the War time, "Monday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Friday!", meaning "Work and work! with no holidays!" Ha ha. However, for me, though working all the time, I am in the mood of enjoying lifetime or lifelong vacations...Never do as obligation but as my hobbies. Ha ha

As you probably notice, the "Today's Events" attached photos are mostly English. This is because the Japanese edition has very less ones with its language. The purpose of this column is to try to compose a sort of "the illustrated stories", so that the editor's effort is to let the visitors understand it by watching the photos, which is much easier than reading, though, in fact, the photos do not necessarily are not enough to explain it with, though...

The Japanese edition has a unique column in which I deal with some of the interesting articles from the newspapers or the magazines with photos concerned in the form of this illustrated stories. I edit them as if I am playing with it, you know....

Well, anyway, the year-end-beginning-holidays are over. I'll get down to the normal day and night life. 

Tuesday, 2, January, 2018
Strange to say, I never feel time passes so fast during the new year holidays as I felt in the past. This is partly because I have so many and much of work to do, I mean, this editing web site, from early in the morning until late at night, sometimes even wile people are sleeping. I am quite satisfied with and am enjoying all my working with computers as being satisfied for the accomplishments and what is more I could have a feeling of satisfaction of learning something at this age, not being felt of losing the purpose of life or self identification of being alive or for. 

For instance, in my editing website work, I came to a wall with some trouble in the right way of shifting the new year number and words from 2017 to 2018, so that what I thought I have put in words the right way did not work. I tried and thought of the way to find the solution taking some three hours but in vain..

I even sent an email to the Hosting firm, asking to teach me how to solve the problem. It happened that I came to be aware of something missing and that is I neglected to delete three or four words from the link words needed. The point is the one I am accustomed never neglect. However, things happen that what is easy and accustomed suddenly get lost...I thus overcame the crisis! I confess that at one time my mind became almost paralyzed as if confused. Ha ha.

As for my favorite sunbathing, a couple of days passed without it with occasional rain. Well, the New Year Days are still one day left, and I am in a mood that I could enjoy the New Year's Days seem to be long and continuous longer and more, for which I am in mood of holiday season, though in fact, I am a kind of a man retired with no any obligation. Never be like what is called a man of "Sunday Everyday", the name of a Japanese magazine. Ha ha. I have a lots to my owns, never never called so.

Well, early tomorrow morning expected would be the "VOA@com". What it would be? For a busy man like me, it gives me, in a sense, an opportunity of accepting it with a sort of rest and joy at the same time, and even expectation for the accomplishment being made. I find joy and rest and sense of accomplishment in such mood, so to speak. Well, do this self-talking like this here in this column make sense?...

Monday, 1st, January, 2018
At around high noon, past mid day, CNN was just broadcasting the very scene of 2018 opened in New York! The time lag of 12-hours late, so that I hit upon an idea of bringing some of the scene photos in this corner, continuing from yesterday's. This drove me to paste more photos continuing yesterday here in this column. I wanted to focus more to the people enjoying, but no ones concerned. Anyway, year-end and Xmas season is indeed happy time o the year. 
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Sunday, 31, December, 2017                    
Well, well, this is the last day of 2017! An idea man, Yoshida, hit upon an idea of pasting the below photos in my website top both in English and Japanese editions! I even thought of pasting the top sites of a year ago, so that I reflect upon myself what are the things different a year ago..

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 http://www.a-bombsurvivor.com/newtoppage/english.edition/index.2016.12.31.html

CNN TV at this time of midday, Philippine time, is now showing the new year coming scenes at midnight with such a contrast-like mood and behavior of the people gathered in the New York Square Garden. I could see such a big difference of national characters between the two peoples, indeed. This drove me to try to paste the photos concerned here to watch the differences...
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Saturday, 30, December, 2017
Early this morning at 6:21 was the the "VOA@com", driving me to begin editing immediately. " No.342(Dec. 30, 2017)"On December 29, 1890, the US Cavalry kills 146 Sioux Indians"("1890  U.S. Army massacres Indians at Wounded Knee(HISTORY)") is it .  I've done it quite earlier and posted in this top site. I  would be free from this weekend on 31th and 1st of 2018 due to the time lag between USA and Japan.

I was fortunate I made the sunbathing two times. Due to the cloudy days continue, when I see sunshine through the window, I dash to get out as if hungry from the sunshine! Strange, once touched to it's nice and comfortable effect, I just cannot stay away from it for days.

Well, back in my mother country, people are enjoying what we call "Year-end & New-Year-coming". However, my absence from that for ten years here in this country even with no NHK TV reminds me of it less and less, only when I make editing work with Japanese mass media articles.

Friday, 29, December, 2017
Morning sunshine coming into my room drove me out for the sunbathing! Soft wind makes me feel a little too cool though the skin in the sunshine sure feels being given the benefit of the Sun shine, indeed. I stayed under the Sun for some an hour. My thought was back to mother country for some moment with an imagination that never could be naked outside even though under the Sun as the temperature goes down to the level never in this country.

Early this morning at before 5 am was the "VOA@com", bringing me the editing work of "No.341(Dec. 29, 2017)"On December 28, 1869, the first Labor Day is observed in the United States by the Knights of Labor," ("1869  America’s first Labor Day(HISTORY)"). 

We do have "Labor thanks Day" in Japan. However, entirely different motivation from that of America! Ours come from the imperial classic tradition of what we called "Niiname-sai", which comes from the old imperial tradition of "Thanks ceremony for the food given by God". GHQ(General Headquarters) demanded to take away thing for Shintoism, so that our government shifted it renaming it "Labor Thanks Day", little different motivation from that of Americans, so to speak. 
 
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Thursday, 28, December, 2017
This day of 28th makes me say, "I have become 86-year-one-month-old". This is the way I always say and write when I express how old I am. I enjoy and try to be aware of how I have lived my life up to this moment with dear memory and expectation ahead in my life to come.

One of my motto of life is "Try to learn as if you were to live forever and live as if you were to die tomorrow.". I recall that this fraze is the one I said in the very last of my English speech I made in Las Vegas in 2005, "My  9-minutes-speech in Las Vegas in the International conference of SAM(The Society for Advancement of Management)". Oh!  it was one of the most exciting moment in all my life!!
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Well, again cloudy with no sunbathing opportunity. It sure disappoints me.... However, I should be grateful that I am and live strong even at this age of 86-2-month-old in such a way as this. 

My habit of choosing the articles from the New York Times "Obituary" is the one who lived more than a Century!, thus trying to capture the power of living that long! Ha ha.

By the way, my wish and effort of living that long comes not from my personal selfish desire but from my sense of obligation that I am in a place of trying my best to let the Filipino family, Arnel as the head of family, could live a happier life with future their possessing "Lot and House"....(To be continued...)(16:00, 28th)

Wednesday, 27, December, 2017
Cloudy with no sunbathing. It sure disappoints me.... However, I should be thankful for being not hit by the typhoon as it usually does in the southern part of this country with sacrifices so much and many.

Well, this is the last day for me being "86-year-old-one-month-old", becoming another "86-year-old-2-month-old" tomorrow of 28th. People will laugh when told of my concept of counting my own age in such a way. My concern is just be aware of my aging by months not simply by the age year. This is my unique way of being aware of my creeping ages in order that I reflect upon myself how I have lived in my life not with the span of year but of month so that I could appreciate the moment of my life not only with the span of year but that of month, too. Do I make myself understood for what I am trying to express?

In the Japanese edition of the top site last column is described what it means. My wish is that someday, I will try to make its English edition as the column for this time of the months, I mean, when 28th comes, the column would be replaced with this until the end of the month. If interested, please shift to the Japanese edition and see what it is like. For fun, I would like to paste the photos of those who have the same day of birthday old and new.

As seen below, mine is two photos with the one recently taken in my room with my computers at work. 86-year-2-month-old Yoshida's working style in "Suteteko-half-sleeve-shirt".  Ha, ha. Oh, one of my humble identification is that famous American business man, Bill Gates, is one of my "Same Birthday" persons! Ha, ha. 
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Tuesday, 26, December, 2017
This morning, Arnel drive me to let me see the site of the lot we are now paying for for our future "lot & house" materialization! It is along side of of the rout "Tagaytay", well known place as "Philippines Karuizawa". Karuizawa is Tokyo, well known as the best Summer resort in Japan. The lot is alongside of the rout with considerably wide for farming as a hobby, Arnel says.

Having a drive in this country reminds me of the good old days when I enjoyed the drive with newly-bought American car "Chevrolet". The Tagaytay is one of the routes I used to drive. Writing something about driving hobby, I was used to have "Left-wheeled-car" all through my active life back in Japan, where the right-wheeled-car is common in left lain traffic. For fun, I would like to insert here the photos of the cars I had used back in Japan and partly in this country of the Philippines. Oh, better to put in here the link article, which turned to be an motivation of my special column "today@VOA & NYTimes.com". Please click for fun the first one " No.1:A Short Story of Yoshida's Car Life in Japan(Oct.2, 2016)". For those who are too busy or not interested, let me put in below the photos of my former cars....The middle right two, "rear-and-front-view" is German "commodore", which I used for more almost 20-year-old, nearly becoming what is called "Classic Car". This is just for FUN!I really mean it! Ha ha.
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Now back to our future life with Arnel family, as a man of management myself back in Japan for far more than a half Century as a top business person, I am encouraging him to run a computer teaching firm half as his hobby and half for keeping his brain young never to be seniority. Ha ha.

By the way, trying to keep this diary myself, I find it very good for my English self learning each time I come across something making me stop and learn myself looking with web dictionary. You know, one of my life- through philosophy is "Try to learn as if you were to live forever, and live as if you were to die tomorrow."

This is cloudy all day with partial rain with no giving me the beloved sunbathing opportunity. Well, it seems better for me, the editor of this website, to shift the date to tomorrow earlier.(18:00)

Monday, 25, December, 2017
This morning Arnel family came into my room, saying and hugging "Merry Xmas!, Daddy!". CNN TV, at all times on with small sound gives me a sort of Xmas mood in their programs.

As for the sunbathing, I enjoyed twice, at past 9 am and 2 pm with my satisfaction of feeling I have been given some sort of power with my skin being strong enough never get cold or the sort of it even if I sleep in with a short‐sleeve shirt in cool room long. In the past, I was apt to catch old either cough or light fever. I even came to know that even if be bitten by a mosquito, the spot seems never that like mosquito bite and even don't feel itchy that much with less beaten spot as in the past.

Sunday, 24, December, 2017
This is the last week-end for 2017! Back in Japan, young people enjoy what they call "Xmas Eve" even though they are not christian. Behind this trend is a fact that we Japanese tend to think religion is something they accept as a traditional custom not as the religious personal belief but a sort of tradition or the .

When year end come we cerebrate Xmas, especially young couples, especially the ones in love, not necessary married, seem to be enjoying the happy times in hotels. 

When some one dies in the family, we morn in the buddhism tradition regardless of whether they believe or not, and one more, when some national holidays come, in the Shinto tradition.... Some critics say Japanese has a sort of peaceful national character because of this multi religion concept or something... 

Saturday, 23, December, 2017
"VOA@com" I received early this morning is  No.337(Dec. 23, 2017)"On December 22, 1882, the first string of lights is used as a Christmas tree decoration"

It seems that the computer has some problem keeping the Mozilla Firefox keeping the time effective, so that I have to reinstall it frequently... Indeed the computer is like a human living with vivid change or going wrong with my no knowing why...

The daily Manila in Japanese edition reports the interesting article that Philippine president and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front come into X-mas vacation in their struggle and battle. History tells the same thing during the World War I between German and English soldiers with drinking and playing together. You could see what it was like by scrolling up into "Today's event" in No.13, two line-of attached photos. This is a sort of an interesting international happening.
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Friday, 22, December, 2017
"VOA@com" I received early this morning is "No.336(Dec. 22, 2017)"On December 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland,"("1988 Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over Scotland(HISTORY)").

This morning at around 10, Arnel and I visited the bank "Metro Bank", which is just out front of the Laguna BelAir village we live in. The bank has been the one for the remittance of the a-bomb health care, so that we decided to move the pension to the same bank account.

It is very rare I get out of the village, but my mind is not that hungry or thirsty because of my having joy and happiness of being in office all day and night in working for this web editing. Ha ha. If not so, I would have felt so happy getting out of the home visiting and watching things and scenery.  Or rather feel for hungry of getting out. Indeed this sort on my feeling is a happy matter...

I got enough sunbathing this morning! When I  make it, I always make it in the prayer for everything I have and my being in and with.

Thursday, 21, December, 2017
"VOA@com" I received early this morning is No.335(Dec. 21, 2017)"On December 20, 1957, rock-and-roll icon Elvis Presley receives his draft notice for the U.S. Army" ("1957 Elvis Presley is drafted"(HISTORY)). I sure enjoyed editing it! The article I used for selecting the photos("1957 Elvis Presley is drafted"(HISTORY)) write in the end "...After he(Elvis Presley) got his polio shot from an army doctor on national TV, vaccine rates among the American population shot from 2 percent to 85 percent by the time of his discharge on March 2, 1960." This I say as myself being the Polio victim.

The weather here has been cloudy with occasional rain. I've been told the typhoon is coming in the southern part of this country. However, I noticed before noon the sun light  seems to be coming, so that I dashed to get out for the sun bathing. However, only a matter of a quarter hour to my disappointment, but better  than nothing.

Wednesday, 20, December, 2017
Well, what should I begin with this day?... This is the first day for my sunbathing in three or four days!... I noticed the sunshine is out there! So that I dashed to get out!

In recent days, I never put on the cap when I come out under the Sun! I feel my head and hair need it as good as the whole body, and in fact, my hair head seems to be in need of it for preventing it from feeling itching.

"VOA@com" I received early this morning is No.334(Dec. 20, 2017)"On December 19, 1998, President Bill Clinton is impeached...". When I take a look at the one in 2016, it was "On December 19, 1777, with a bitterly cold winter setting in, the Continental Army led by Gen. George Washington enters...".

Well, the time now is past 4 pm. It is about the time I shift the top site for the following day of Dec. 21st. Shifting the date in ordinary case is midnight of the day. However, in my case, I make it at around 5 pm with a thought of feeling free from the burden of editing that late at night. In fact, my website is a sort of my own diary and enjoying editing work myself for the memories and records of my blogging.

Tuesday, 19, December, 2017
Past 9 am, the sunlight came into my room, so that I dashed to get out for the sunbathing. It was so splendid especially after days of its absence! I even felt my head cleared from itching. My sunbathing style is with no cap so that I accept the sunshine from head to toe! This is real wonderful!!!

Back into room, concentrating into editing work, I really thought of the sunbathing wonderful gifts! In my case, different from ordinary people, my legs and feet were long kept closed with the braces, and that kept shutout from the Sun benefit, so that the tinea pedis was a sort of  chronic disease incurable, but now I am entirely free from that trouble and happy indeed!

You see, such miner thing makes me feel that much of happiness and I sure feel those things, differences of my life styles, sure gives me joy and happiness an ordinary people just cannot imagine, you know.

You know, such minor things bring me that much of happiness and joy and even excitement in the course of my life comes from my life shift to the present one especially in this tropical country of the Philippines!!

I even feel what I have lost or missed turned now at this age and circumstances, are being given now for which I am really thankful and excited! As I often state, my present daily routine is sitting at the computers with keyboard tapping for more than 10 hours  a day and night, never making me feel tired or exhausted.

Behind this fine physical condition is my constant effort of using the time in a way very well-functioned such, when I ever feel something, I immediately turn myself to lying in bed or floor trying to make my original stretching excising movements and that while watching the CNN, like killing two, three birds with one stone.(3:00 pm)

Monday, 18, December, 2017
It' been rainy all day through, making me stay in my room with desk work and occasional stretching exercises in bed. When I make that exercises I usually use a thin mat on the floor so that I could enjoy solid floor with a special tool between my stiff body part and floor, weighing my body on the ball so that I could make a sort of stretching effect on the spots.

My shoulder stiffness and effort of fighting against it began a year before leaving Japan, which means, I have been practicing this special menu more than 10 years! My shoulder aching came from my long year use of a walking cane, weighing my body weight on it, which gave stress in my shoulders.

My way of using it is placing it(the golf ball) between the floor and the spot and weighing my body weight as if giving a pressure on the spot, you call it like a "chiropractor"(?). In fact, more than a year effort has given me free from the pain in the both shoulder with the left perfectly free from pain and the right one 90% fixed okay! It is like a struggle between the exerciser and the spot nature of going back to the condition past.

You know, an old man of 86-year-old trying to work with computer more than 10-hour a day and night! Even a young people find it hard with that amount of work! when I ever feel my right shoulder beginning to ache, I immediately move to the bed or the floor to make that exercises! Thus making me able to stand that longtime work possible!

Oh! I will show you the device I developed by my self! I have no photo of it, but the ones below show what it is like. The photos below are all ready made one, not for shoulder stretching except the far let one in the upper line. It is on sale, but the point is that it does no "roll" to follow the stiff potions along. 

My hand-made tool is very easy to make! "Drill a hole in the golf ball, and insert the slim bar in, and that is all!".....Well, do I make myself understood to the visitors...? Ha ha.... Try anyway! It's so good!
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Sunday, 17, December, 2017
I've done quite a lot this morning in editing
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the Japanese language column what I call "Yoshida's main column with mass medias articles with the editor's opinions and photos attached. This is Japanese written, but the visitors could enjoy the photos attached.   

Again, cloudy this morning with no opportunity of enjoying the sunbathing. Instead, being able to enjoy following the various sites for the sources of editing. The
"VOA@com" is weekend holidays as so am I with it, enjoying(?) being free from that.

The TV HBO behind happens to be showing "Pearl Harbor", which I once saw some time ago from the middle. but I am not going on to see it....

My websites, both in Japanese and English are ready to shift the date at any time. I usually change it not in a mid night, rather before 5 p.m. with the  thought of the Internet disconnection is liable to happen. When I am in Rome, do as the Romans do, is the answer. Ha.

By the way, the fabric cable is not yet familiar in this country. I have been told by Arnel(whom I call "Head of the family"), it won't be long now before my Internet is connected with it. I am looking forward to the day coming. 

Saturday, 16, December, 2017
"VOA@com" I received early this morning is No.332(Dec. 16, 2017)"On Dec. 15, 1890, the Native American leader Sitting Bull was shot and killed by police". With the help of another article concerned was "1890  Sitting Bull killed by Indian police"(HISTORY), with which I could follow the article story for selecting the photos concerned.

The cloudy days continue making me have no time for the sunbathing. It is a sort of my tinny dissatisfaction, though it sure gives me more time spending editing work. As I often describe, the sunbathing sure gives me with stronger skin, so that for years I have no fever nor coughing even I happen to sleep with half shirts in the cooling room. Even caught by a  mosquito, the spot never turn hard as it was in the past.

Monday, 15, January, 2018(513.92KB)
Two days have passed since I began to use the new device for the Internet access, which is indeed helpful and useful. For young people this sort of Internet device is common. However, for an old man like me is very new and need to get used to it. After three-days Internet disconnection, things seem not yet get normalized, so that the photos of the device are attached in this column once again as a token of my thanks and appreciation;
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I have something in my mind when I talk about computer and its Internet access function and others. To say the truth, I have no enough knowledge of computer function, so that once met the device of this kind, I am ashamed of being unable to understand quite well, only  use it according to be taught. The language used in the computer world is English, in Japanese case, "Katakana" , for example, "コンピューター” for "Computer", the pronunciation  is the same. However, the trouble is that  an old man like me, even though with some knowledge of English language, computer terms are technical and special, so that I often come across unable to understand truly!

I often come across what it means when the explanation is made using computer technical terms.  The trouble is that the explainer uses the computer  terms so much and so often with a thought that the listeners understand them as the technical terms. I remember some time ago, I wrote a guidance letter for what is called " Text Encoding" in Japanese, how to prevent to the letters confused, An old man, business consultant, wrote me saying. "Mr. Yoshida's explanations are far better understood and clear and much better than a professional teacher". The teachers are apt to use the technical terms with a thought of the listeners know and understand, Ha ha.

By the way, Chinese language for computer is "计算机". Japanese word for computer is "コンピューター”, pronouncing " kəmpjúːṭɚ " , same as English pronunciation!!! Confusing, isn't it?

Sunday, 14, January, 2018(484.11KB)
My deep concern and effort devoting myself ever since yesterday is trying to get used to the device I ever met and touched yesterday by the help of Arnel, our family head whom I call so. The instability of the Internet connection by what is called "The new version of Mozilla", which, I have been informed by Arnel, under the contract by the Chinese  supply company or something, has been terribly bad to use!

Saturday, 13, January, 2018(484.11KB)
I've been a sort of  mental stress over the incapability of editing due to the trouble happening over the Chinese involvement over the new contract of the new version of the Mozilla Firefox between the Philippines and the Republic of China. President  Rodrigo Roa Duterte is in favor of it while things are not going on well with the Internet disconnection for over three days throughout the nation due to something not proper or the improper care on the side of the Chinese technical service and care.

Arnel went to Manila and bought something for me which is a special device for overcoming the trouble! It is "Globe AT HOME  0REPAID WIFI" . I am poor at explaining the effect of the device, but it does solve the problem of the present incapability of editing the sites even though the Mozilla has some troubles under the contract with China.

The device is excellent! Valid for 7 days, P1999. Ever since I came to this country of the Philippines, I have tried from UBS, Antenna UBS and the Cable but none was satisfactory. Fiber Fabric is not yet in the market. I understand that the Internet technology especially the speed in this country is the lowest in the world. 
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Friday, 12, January, 2018(453.93KB)
Internet disconnected
Thursday, 11, January, 2018(453.93KB)
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Wednesday, 10, January, 2018(453.93KB)
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Tuesday, 9, January, 2018(453.93KB)

Monday, 8, January, 2018(453.93KB)
Things are preventing me go on with the editing due to something happening in the computers after a technician made the work done this morning. An amateur like me can go on with the editing somehow. However, once unusual things happen to the computer, I could do nothing but "give up".....

One of the most important function I use often is "Searching", either Google or Yahoo, recently the latter mainly due to the former seems to have some trouble, I mean, on my side something miss operating or the like, though.

By the way, I noticed the blue sky was there out, so that I dashed to get out again! and enjoyed the sunbathing in the back pretty good. Nothing is best but being healthy under the Sun....

Back in Japan, I was used to say that our country is blessed with four seasons. However,  ever since I came to live in this tropical country like Philippines, that concept of mine has been remarkably changed! The four seasons demand people to be ready with thing for four seasons, bringing more burdens for clothes and for room coolers and heaters, which, I think, is one reason why we Japanese are known big in number for suicide. Ironically, T    

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Sunday, 7, January, 2018
In the Japanese edition this day, I chose an article about a Japanese adventurer who succeeded in reaching the South Pole with no help of been supplied of and no any material or help, only with a container sleigh by pulling himself, with nobody nothing for help!  The photos attached are 40 in number! The article says that walking distance was 1130 Km with 50 days with a sleigh loaded with tent, food and fuel weighing  some 100 Kg. I, editer,  selected and pasted some 40 photos with a sort of admiration and respect to the adventurist, Mr. Hagita! 
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Saturday, 6, January, 2018
I had two times for sunbathing this morning. The blue sky through the window of my office invited me to get out of the room placing me under the Sun in such a wonderful feeling and satisfaction of "being blessed by the Sun!".
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Friday, 5, January, 2018
This morning's "VOA@com" was received at 3:55. It is " No.345(Jan. 5, 2018)"On January 4, 1974, President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over tape recordings and documents..."(The referenced article: "1974  President Nixon refuses to hand over tapes(HISTORY)"). I made some comment about Mr. Nixson, as tinny personal contact experience with him.

II was lucky I had good amount of sunbathing and that two times, in the morning and afternoon. I sure feel getting powered! Indeed I feel my skin seems turned strong! I never had this sort of experience even at this age!

Thursday, 4, January, 2018
Lucky I could have a considerable time of sunbathing, not quite a satisfactory amount of times, though. I see heavy cloud through the window now.

This morning's "VOA@com" is  No.344(Jan. 4, 2018) "On January 3, 1959, Alaska becomes the 49th state in the Union"(The referenced article:"1959  Alaska admitted into Union(HISTORY)").

For the English site visitors, I mean, non-Japanese language visitors, let me explain what this Editor, Yoshida, try mainly to write or blog.... Out of the daily information by magazines, newspapers I read through websites and e-mail magazines coming into my computers, I try to select some which I find interesting to share with the visitors to this website. My unique way of the expression is try to compose what I call "The Illustrated- Stories", I mean pick up and paste in the column so that the viewers could enjoy following the article or the stories by watching the photos attached. In the process of selecting the photos I could learn or come to know of things behind, so that I could learn things and histories behind. The following lines of photos are the ones I selected in an article in the Reuters, the English title of which I do not know or have no time to find and put in here because I have no time.... I am sure the visitors could imagine what those photos tell. Ha ha.
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Well, sorry...for my talking or writing at random. This is a sort of the corner where I practice writing English composition....(20:30)

Wednesday, 3, January, 2018
My desk work began from before 5 am with the expectation of the "VOA@com", which came in at 6:56 am, the first time with the absence of couple of days for the year-end & Xmas holidays. No.343(Jan.3,2018)"On January 2, 1788, Georgia becomes the first Southern state to join the union after ratifying the US Constitution."("1788 Georgia enters the Union(HISTORY)" )is it. I made it done at past 2 pm, ready to put into the tomorrow' site.

Well, in the Japanese custom, this day 3rd is the last day for what we call "Year-end & New Year vacation". However, mine has been something we called in the War time, "Monday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Friday!", meaning "Work and work! with no holidays!" Ha ha. However, for me, though working all the time, I am in the mood of enjoying lifetime or lifelong vacations...Never do as obligation but as my hobbies. Ha ha

As you probably notice, the "Today's Events" attached photos are mostly English. This is because the Japanese edition has very less ones with its language. The purpose of this column is to try to compose a sort of "the illustrated stories", so that the editor's effort is to let the visitors understand it by watching the photos, which is much easier than reading, though, in fact, the photos do not necessarily are not enough to explain it with, though...

The Japanese edition has a unique column in which I deal with some of the interesting articles from the newspapers or the magazines with photos concerned in the form of this illustrated stories. I edit them as if I am playing with it, you know....

Well, anyway, the year-end-beginning-holidays are over. I'll get down to the normal day and night life. 

Tuesday, 2, January, 2018
Strange to say, I never feel time passes so fast during the new year holidays as I felt in the past. This is partly because I have so many and much of work to do, I mean, this editing web site, from early in the morning until late at night, sometimes even wile people are sleeping. I am quite satisfied with and am enjoying all my working with computers as being satisfied for the accomplishments and what is more I could have a feeling of satisfaction of learning something at this age, not being felt of losing the purpose of life or self identification of being alive or for. 

For instance, in my editing website work, I came to a wall with some trouble in the right way of shifting the new year number and words from 2017 to 2018, so that what I thought I have put in words the right way did not work. I tried and thought of the way to find the solution taking some three hours but in vain..

I even sent an email to the Hosting firm, asking to teach me how to solve the problem. It happened that I came to be aware of something missing and that is I neglected to delete three or four words from the link words needed. The point is the one I am accustomed never neglect. However, things happen that what is easy and accustomed suddenly get lost...I thus overcame the crisis! I confess that at one time my mind became almost paralyzed as if confused. Ha ha.

As for my favorite sunbathing, a couple of days passed without it with occasional rain. Well, the New Year Days are still one day left, and I am in a mood that I could enjoy the New Year's Days seem to be long and continuous longer and more, for which I am in mood of holiday season, though in fact, I am a kind of a man retired with no any obligation. Never be like what is called a man of "Sunday Everyday", the name of a Japanese magazine. Ha ha. I have a lots to my owns, never never called so.

Well, early tomorrow morning expected would be the "VOA@com". What it would be? For a busy man like me, it gives me, in a sense, an opportunity of accepting it with a sort of rest and joy at the same time, and even expectation for the accomplishment being made. I find joy and rest and sense of accomplishment in such mood, so to speak. Well, do this self-talking like this here in this column make sense?...

Monday, 1st, January, 2018
At around high noon, past mid day, CNN was just broadcasting the very scene of 2018 opened in New York! The time lag of 12-hours late, so that I hit upon an idea of bringing some of the scene photos in this corner, continuing from yesterday's. This drove me to paste more photos continuing yesterday here in this column. I wanted to focus more to the people enjoying, but no ones concerned. Anyway, year-end and Xmas season is indeed happy time o the year. 
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Sunday, 31, December, 2017                    
Well, well, this is the last day of 2017! An idea man, Yoshida, hit upon an idea of pasting the below photos in my website top both in English and Japanese editions! I even thought of pasting the top sites of a year ago, so that I reflect upon myself what are the things different a year ago..

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 http://www.a-bombsurvivor.com/newtoppage/english.edition/index.2016.12.31.html

CNN TV at this time of midday, Philippine time, is now showing the new year coming scenes at midnight with such a contrast-like mood and behavior of the people gathered in the New York Square Garden. I could see such a big difference of national characters between the two peoples, indeed. This drove me to try to paste the photos concerned here to watch the differences...
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Saturday, 30, December, 2017
Early this morning at 6:21 was the the "VOA@com", driving me to begin editing immediately. " No.342(Dec. 30, 2017)"On December 29, 1890, the US Cavalry kills 146 Sioux Indians"("1890  U.S. Army massacres Indians at Wounded Knee(HISTORY)") is it .  I've done it quite earlier and posted in this top site. I  would be free from this weekend on 31th and 1st of 2018 due to the time lag between USA and Japan.

I was fortunate I made the sunbathing two times. Due to the cloudy days continue, when I see sunshine through the window, I dash to get out as if hungry from the sunshine! Strange, once touched to it's nice and comfortable effect, I just cannot stay away from it for days.

Well, back in my mother country, people are enjoying what we call "Year-end & New-Year-coming". However, my absence from that for ten years here in this country even with no NHK TV reminds me of it less and less, only when I make editing work with Japanese mass media articles.

Friday, 29, December, 2017
Morning sunshine coming into my room drove me out for the sunbathing! Soft wind makes me feel a little too cool though the skin in the sunshine sure feels being given the benefit of the Sun shine, indeed. I stayed under the Sun for some an hour. My thought was back to mother country for some moment with an imagination that never could be naked outside even though under the Sun as the temperature goes down to the level never in this country.

Early this morning at before 5 am was the "VOA@com", bringing me the editing work of "No.341(Dec. 29, 2017)"On December 28, 1869, the first Labor Day is observed in the United States by the Knights of Labor," ("1869  America’s first Labor Day(HISTORY)"). 

We do have "Labor thanks Day" in Japan. However, entirely different motivation from that of America! Ours come from the imperial classic tradition of what we called "Niiname-sai", which comes from the old imperial tradition of "Thanks ceremony for the food given by God". GHQ(General Headquarters) demanded to take away thing for Shintoism, so that our government shifted it renaming it "Labor Thanks Day", little different motivation from that of Americans, so to speak. 
 
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Thursday, 28, December, 2017
This day of 28th makes me say, "I have become 86-year-one-month-old". This is the way I always say and write when I express how old I am. I enjoy and try to be aware of how I have lived my life up to this moment with dear memory and expectation ahead in my life to come.

One of my motto of life is "Try to learn as if you were to live forever and live as if you were to die tomorrow.". I recall that this fraze is the one I said in the very last of my English speech I made in Las Vegas in 2005, "My  9-minutes-speech in Las Vegas in the International conference of SAM(The Society for Advancement of Management)". Oh!  it was one of the most exciting moment in all my life!!
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Well, again cloudy with no sunbathing opportunity. It sure disappoints me.... However, I should be grateful that I am and live strong even at this age of 86-2-month-old in such a way as this. 

My habit of choosing the articles from the New York Times "Obituary" is the one who lived more than a Century!, thus trying to capture the power of living that long! Ha ha.

By the way, my wish and effort of living that long comes not from my personal selfish desire but from my sense of obligation that I am in a place of trying my best to let the Filipino family, Arnel as the head of family, could live a happier life with future their possessing "Lot and House"....(To be continued...)(16:00, 28th)

Wednesday, 27, December, 2017
Cloudy with no sunbathing. It sure disappoints me.... However, I should be thankful for being not hit by the typhoon as it usually does in the southern part of this country with sacrifices so much and many.

Well, this is the last day for me being "86-year-old-one-month-old", becoming another "86-year-old-2-month-old" tomorrow of 28th. People will laugh when told of my concept of counting my own age in such a way. My concern is just be aware of my aging by months not simply by the age year. This is my unique way of being aware of my creeping ages in order that I reflect upon myself how I have lived in my life not with the span of year but of month so that I could appreciate the moment of my life not only with the span of year but that of month, too. Do I make myself understood for what I am trying to express?

In the Japanese edition of the top site last column is described what it means. My wish is that someday, I will try to make its English edition as the column for this time of the months, I mean, when 28th comes, the column would be replaced with this until the end of the month. If interested, please shift to the Japanese edition and see what it is like. For fun, I would like to paste the photos of those who have the same day of birthday old and new.

As seen below, mine is two photos with the one recently taken in my room with my computers at work. 86-year-2-month-old Yoshida's working style in "Suteteko-half-sleeve-shirt".  Ha, ha. Oh, one of my humble identification is that famous American business man, Bill Gates, is one of my "Same Birthday" persons! Ha, ha. 
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Tuesday, 26, December, 2017
This morning, Arnel drive me to let me see the site of the lot we are now paying for for our future "lot & house" materialization! It is along side of of the rout "Tagaytay", well known place as "Philippines Karuizawa". Karuizawa is Tokyo, well known as the best Summer resort in Japan. The lot is alongside of the rout with considerably wide for farming as a hobby, Arnel says.

Having a drive in this country reminds me of the good old days when I enjoyed the drive with newly-bought American car "Chevrolet". The Tagaytay is one of the routes I used to drive. Writing something about driving hobby, I was used to have "Left-wheeled-car" all through my active life back in Japan, where the right-wheeled-car is common in left lain traffic. For fun, I would like to insert here the photos of the cars I had used back in Japan and partly in this country of the Philippines. Oh, better to put in here the link article, which turned to be an motivation of my special column "today@VOA & NYTimes.com". Please click for fun the first one " No.1:A Short Story of Yoshida's Car Life in Japan(Oct.2, 2016)". For those who are too busy or not interested, let me put in below the photos of my former cars....The middle right two, "rear-and-front-view" is German "commodore", which I used for more almost 20-year-old, nearly becoming what is called "Classic Car". This is just for FUN!I really mean it! Ha ha.
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Now back to our future life with Arnel family, as a man of management myself back in Japan for far more than a half Century as a top business person, I am encouraging him to run a computer teaching firm half as his hobby and half for keeping his brain young never to be seniority. Ha ha.

By the way, trying to keep this diary myself, I find it very good for my English self learning each time I come across something making me stop and learn myself looking with web dictionary. You know, one of my life- through philosophy is "Try to learn as if you were to live forever, and live as if you were to die tomorrow."

This is cloudy all day with partial rain with no giving me the beloved sunbathing opportunity. Well, it seems better for me, the editor of this website, to shift the date to tomorrow earlier.(18:00)

Monday, 25, December, 2017
This morning Arnel family came into my room, saying and hugging "Merry Xmas!, Daddy!". CNN TV, at all times on with small sound gives me a sort of Xmas mood in their programs.

As for the sunbathing, I enjoyed twice, at past 9 am and 2 pm with my satisfaction of feeling I have been given some sort of power with my skin being strong enough never get cold or the sort of it even if I sleep in with a short‐sleeve shirt in cool room long. In the past, I was apt to catch old either cough or light fever. I even came to know that even if be bitten by a mosquito, the spot seems never that like mosquito bite and even don't feel itchy that much with less beaten spot as in the past.

Sunday, 24, December, 2017
This is the last week-end for 2017! Back in Japan, young people enjoy what they call "Xmas Eve" even though they are not christian. Behind this trend is a fact that we Japanese tend to think religion is something they accept as a traditional custom not as the religious personal belief but a sort of tradition or the .

When year end come we cerebrate Xmas, especially young couples, especially the ones in love, not necessary married, seem to be enjoying the happy times in hotels. 

When some one dies in the family, we morn in the buddhism tradition regardless of whether they believe or not, and one more, when some national holidays come, in the Shinto tradition.... Some critics say Japanese has a sort of peaceful national character because of this multi religion concept or something... 

Saturday, 23, December, 2017
"VOA@com" I received early this morning is  No.337(Dec. 23, 2017)"On December 22, 1882, the first string of lights is used as a Christmas tree decoration"

It seems that the computer has some problem keeping the Mozilla Firefox keeping the time effective, so that I have to reinstall it frequently... Indeed the computer is like a human living with vivid change or going wrong with my no knowing why...

The daily Manila in Japanese edition reports the interesting article that Philippine president and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front come into X-mas vacation in their struggle and battle. History tells the same thing during the World War I between German and English soldiers with drinking and playing together. You could see what it was like by scrolling up into "Today's event" in No.13, two line-of attached photos. This is a sort of an interesting international happening.
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Friday, 22, December, 2017
"VOA@com" I received early this morning is "No.336(Dec. 22, 2017)"On December 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland,"("1988 Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over Scotland(HISTORY)").

This morning at around 10, Arnel and I visited the bank "Metro Bank", which is just out front of the Laguna BelAir village we live in. The bank has been the one for the remittance of the a-bomb health care, so that we decided to move the pension to the same bank account.

It is very rare I get out of the village, but my mind is not that hungry or thirsty because of my having joy and happiness of being in office all day and night in working for this web editing. Ha ha. If not so, I would have felt so happy getting out of the home visiting and watching things and scenery.  Or rather feel for hungry of getting out. Indeed this sort on my feeling is a happy matter...

I got enough sunbathing this morning! When I  make it, I always make it in the prayer for everything I have and my being in and with.

Thursday, 21, December, 2017
"VOA@com" I received early this morning is No.335(Dec. 21, 2017)"On December 20, 1957, rock-and-roll icon Elvis Presley receives his draft notice for the U.S. Army" ("1957 Elvis Presley is drafted"(HISTORY)). I sure enjoyed editing it! The article I used for selecting the photos("1957 Elvis Presley is drafted"(HISTORY)) write in the end "...After he(Elvis Presley) got his polio shot from an army doctor on national TV, vaccine rates among the American population shot from 2 percent to 85 percent by the time of his discharge on March 2, 1960." This I say as myself being the Polio victim.

The weather here has been cloudy with occasional rain. I've been told the typhoon is coming in the southern part of this country. However, I noticed before noon the sun light  seems to be coming, so that I dashed to get out for the sun bathing. However, only a matter of a quarter hour to my disappointment, but better  than nothing.

Wednesday, 20, December, 2017
Well, what should I begin with this day?... This is the first day for my sunbathing in three or four days!... I noticed the sunshine is out there! So that I dashed to get out!

In recent days, I never put on the cap when I come out under the Sun! I feel my head and hair need it as good as the whole body, and in fact, my hair head seems to be in need of it for preventing it from feeling itching.

"VOA@com" I received early this morning is No.334(Dec. 20, 2017)"On December 19, 1998, President Bill Clinton is impeached...". When I take a look at the one in 2016, it was "On December 19, 1777, with a bitterly cold winter setting in, the Continental Army led by Gen. George Washington enters...".

Well, the time now is past 4 pm. It is about the time I shift the top site for the following day of Dec. 21st. Shifting the date in ordinary case is midnight of the day. However, in my case, I make it at around 5 pm with a thought of feeling free from the burden of editing that late at night. In fact, my website is a sort of my own diary and enjoying editing work myself for the memories and records of my blogging.

Tuesday, 19, December, 2017
Past 9 am, the sunlight came into my room, so that I dashed to get out for the sunbathing. It was so splendid especially after days of its absence! I even felt my head cleared from itching. My sunbathing style is with no cap so that I accept the sunshine from head to toe! This is real wonderful!!!

Back into room, concentrating into editing work, I really thought of the sunbathing wonderful gifts! In my case, different from ordinary people, my legs and feet were long kept closed with the braces, and that kept shutout from the Sun benefit, so that the tinea pedis was a sort of  chronic disease incurable, but now I am entirely free from that trouble and happy indeed!

You see, such miner thing makes me feel that much of happiness and I sure feel those things, differences of my life styles, sure gives me joy and happiness an ordinary people just cannot imagine, you know.

You know, such minor things bring me that much of happiness and joy and even excitement in the course of my life comes from my life shift to the present one especially in this tropical country of the Philippines!!

I even feel what I have lost or missed turned now at this age and circumstances, are being given now for which I am really thankful and excited! As I often state, my present daily routine is sitting at the computers with keyboard tapping for more than 10 hours  a day and night, never making me feel tired or exhausted.

Behind this fine physical condition is my constant effort of using the time in a way very well-functioned such, when I ever feel something, I immediately turn myself to lying in bed or floor trying to make my original stretching excising movements and that while watching the CNN, like killing two, three birds with one stone.(3:00 pm)

Monday, 18, December, 2017
It' been rainy all day through, making me stay in my room with desk work and occasional stretching exercises in bed. When I make that exercises I usually use a thin mat on the floor so that I could enjoy solid floor with a special tool between my stiff body part and floor, weighing my body on the ball so that I could make a sort of stretching effect on the spots.

My shoulder stiffness and effort of fighting against it began a year before leaving Japan, which means, I have been practicing this special menu more than 10 years! My shoulder aching came from my long year use of a walking cane, weighing my body weight on it, which gave stress in my shoulders.

My way of using it is placing it(the golf ball) between the floor and the spot and weighing my body weight as if giving a pressure on the spot, you call it like a "chiropractor"(?). In fact, more than a year effort has given me free from the pain in the both shoulder with the left perfectly free from pain and the right one 90% fixed okay! It is like a struggle between the exerciser and the spot nature of going back to the condition past.

You know, an old man of 86-year-old trying to work with computer more than 10-hour a day and night! Even a young people find it hard with that amount of work! when I ever feel my right shoulder beginning to ache, I immediately move to the bed or the floor to make that exercises! Thus making me able to stand that longtime work possible!

Oh! I will show you the device I developed by my self! I have no photo of it, but the ones below show what it is like. The photos below are all ready made one, not for shoulder stretching except the far let one in the upper line. It is on sale, but the point is that it does no "roll" to follow the stiff potions along. 

My hand-made tool is very easy to make! "Drill a hole in the golf ball, and insert the slim bar in, and that is all!".....Well, do I make myself understood to the visitors...? Ha ha.... Try anyway! It's so good!
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Sunday, 17, December, 2017
I've done quite a lot this morning in editing
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the Japanese language column what I call "Yoshida's main column with mass medias articles with the editor's opinions and photos attached. This is Japanese written, but the visitors could enjoy the photos attached.   

Again, cloudy this morning with no opportunity of enjoying the sunbathing. Instead, being able to enjoy following the various sites for the sources of editing. The
"VOA@com" is weekend holidays as so am I with it, enjoying(?) being free from that.

The TV HBO behind happens to be showing "Pearl Harbor", which I once saw some time ago from the middle. but I am not going on to see it....

My websites, both in Japanese and English are ready to shift the date at any time. I usually change it not in a mid night, rather before 5 p.m. with the  thought of the Internet disconnection is liable to happen. When I am in Rome, do as the Romans do, is the answer. Ha.

By the way, the fabric cable is not yet familiar in this country. I have been told by Arnel(whom I call "Head of the family"), it won't be long now before my Internet is connected with it. I am looking forward to the day coming. 

Saturday, 16, December, 2017
"VOA@com" I received early this morning is No.332(Dec. 16, 2017)"On Dec. 15, 1890, the Native American leader Sitting Bull was shot and killed by police". With the help of another article concerned was "1890  Sitting Bull killed by Indian police"(HISTORY), with which I could follow the article story for selecting the photos concerned.

The cloudy days continue making me have no time for the sunbathing. It is a sort of my tinny dissatisfaction, though it sure gives me more time spending editing work. As I often describe, the sunbathing sure gives me with stronger skin, so that for years I have no fever nor coughing even I happen to sleep with half shirts in the cooling room. Even caught by a  mosquito, the spot never turn hard as it was in the past.

Friday, 15, December, 2017
Early this morning arrived "VOA@com" is  "No.331(Dec. 15, 2017)"On December 14, 1964, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled against an Atlanta hotel", with immediately set in editing, and posted in this top site.

It's past 9 pm. The computer seems to have some trouble as if frozen. I've been working more than 12 hours with the computer. Better stop working anymore. Tomorrow will find the solution...

Oh, I missed having the sun bathing today. I feel something is important left undone. When I go into bed, my routine behavior is stretching shoulders while watching the TV, trying always to be like killing two birds with one stone. 

Thursday, 14, December, 2017
This afternoon, when I was viewing the New York Times website, the one hit my eyes is  the article "Aharon Leib Shteinman, Ultra-Orthodox Leader in Israel, Dies at 104", so that I immediately began to take it up, while on the other side, used its title of my own column of "Aharon Leib Shteinman, Ultra-Orthodox Leader in Israel, Dies at 104"(The New York Times). The two are not the same, I mean, the former is the column I edit with photos concerned and the latter the New York Times article itself.

First time in a few days, I could enjoy the sunbathing, though only a quarter hour due to the cloud came out. It seems that the skin seems to be turned strong, strong enough not to catch cold even if exposed to the old air long. This is something I have never experienced before. It's a sort of funny that I came to know such simply thing at this age of over 86 years old! Oh, I have to go back to the editing of the New York Times article! VOA@com. will be coming early tomorrow morning! I have a lot of thing to do....Ha, ha. 

Wednesday, 13, December, 2017
As it was so yesterday, today's weather seems to be cloudy all day through with my sunbathing unable to enjoy.

CNN TV is broadcasting the Alabama Senator election. My interest is whether or not this election of the winner would become a step forward to the impeachment of President Trump. I am from the very beginning of the President election, an anti-Trump Japanese..... Sorry, for my rude blog! I don't hesitate to call him "He is President of a family-dominated big company". 

For more detail, please click the site. "How to watch the Alabama special election results": )

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Tuesday, 12, December, 2017
Cloudy with minor rain in the morning with no sunshine through the day. Arnel hired a computer technician for checking the computers I have some troubles with. I always admire the way the technician(John) works so fast and right, and I would say he is the best man I ever met! If I(We:with Arnel) ever have a plan for establishing a computer firm, he would be the best and the first man. I really mean it! 

You know, even at this age of past 86, my thought or spirit never be lost with no mind and heart of being a businessman-like way of thinking and living for or at or with or heart!

Believe me! My life in Japan was more than 64 years with the spirit and exercises of businessperson, so that even in this retired age, my heart and way of living never goes with no spirit of ”Eenterpreneurship".

For instance, my life in the Philippines ahead was formerly called "The Fourth Life" as a sort of light meaning of spending the rest of my life as a retired, yet still with making some sort of productive like editing web site of my own.

However, quite recently I shifted to "The 5th life", meaning "Editing an autobiography", which would be something like in Japanese人生いろいろ いきいき ハツラツ わが人生は五毛作! "(Meaning something like "Life is various and different; My life of the Fifth stage with the spirits of  vividly, vigorously!!"  I wonder this explanation of  my publication plan of my "Auto Biography" means to the visitors. Ha, ha. My final work to be done would be made in what I call " The Fifth Stage of My Life". in such spirit and ways.

Today's VOA@com is "On December 11, 1941, Adolf Hitler declares war on the United States."(The article concerned:"1941 Germany declares war on the United States"(HISTORY)). The motivation of this "Today's Event in English edition" comes from the one I have done more than a year now continuing in the Japanese edition with the Japanese Wikipedia. 

Monday, 11, December, 2017
It is cloudy from morning to evening, so  that I could not enjoy the sunbathing. Talking about the sunbathing here in this country at this time of the ear, it is comfortable with half-sleeve shirts off with abundant Sunshine on the upper body. When think of my mother country, one cannot stand upper naked out in the temperature of 10 ℃ or so.

I recall back in Japan in active life with the braces in my legs with stress and closed long, I used to feel uncomfortable and even troubled with boat bug(water boatman, tinea pedis, athlete's foot...Which is best?). However, I have long been free from that trouble and feel so nice and comfortable! I really feel nice and comfortable now. Oh, I remember back in Japan with braes on both leg and foot for more than eight, ten hours a day, watching people with sandals, I used to think "Oh, it must be so nice and pleasant free from such stress!!! Now, that feeling in mine!

No.327(Dec. 12, 2017)"On December 11, 1941, Adolf Hitler declares war on the United States."(Article concerned:"1941 Germany declares war on the United States"(HISTORY)) is the one received and began to edit immediately early in the morning of following day, 12th.

Sunday, 10, December, 2017
I see no new and interesting articles in newspapers nor magazines this day suitable enough to take up in my websites, which I accept this day a holiday for the editor.

When I am free, my interest goes to editing "Today's Event" ahead for allowance  I could expect to keep what I call "Saving articles", which gives me a sort of relaxation with the saving ones with free mind and spirit. For instance, it goes ahead of "13, December".

....In the midnight, I happened to watch a couple of American movies straight, one "Pearl Harbor", and other "The Great Raid". I was deeply touched with my humble thought of the historical tragedies of WWⅡ....

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Saturday, 9, December, 2017
I have been at desk since 5 AM at this time of before 5 PM with a minor nap after lunch, almost a day's amount of working hours! Strange to say, I don't feel tired at all! May be because of my free style of "Suteteko(half short pants) & short shirts) with free style of sitting on the flat and simple chair, sometimes with my feet up on the chair left and right as I feel I wish, free style, so to speak. I never use the one with deluxe style of the so called "Good Cushion-Armrests-Headrest-Reclinning". I try on the flat chair what I call Yoshida-way of leg&foot exercises. I really mean it! Believe it or not! I especially enjoy my pushing planta pedis in the corner of the flat top while tapping the keyboards!

This morning "VOA@com" arrived at past 5 am, and put into editing immediately. It is " No.326(Dec. 9, 2017)"On Dec. 8, 1980, former Beatle John Lennon was shot to death by Mark David Chapman"  with "1980 John Lennon is murdered"(HISTORY) " as the source of information for editing attached photos. Tomorrow and the after are going to be he weekend holiday for the VOA@com and so is for the editor Yoshida, though other editing works are waiting for my practices.(17:00)


Friday, 8, December, 2017
This day of December 8th(American times, 7th)is something we can never forget, so is the Americans, especially Hawaiian people, the Perl Harbor. last year of 2016 was " On December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers launch a fierce attack on the U.S. naval base at Perl Harbor,... "  However, this year of 2017 is "On Dec. 7, 1787, the Delaware delegation to the Constitutional Convention unanimously ratified the new U.S. Constitution". I just cannot help think why and why?". Do they try to forget about such tragedy in the past?, Or maybe they simply try to avoid to select the same event no matter how it is important, I wonder...

Talking about Hawaii, my mother who lived until 102 years old, was born in Hawaii, and returned to Japan at the age of 11. I have many relatives there and I visited Hawaii three times, not for sight seeing, but for some business related. In the first one, I remember I had some thirty watches in my bag as the souvenirs or presents to my relatives especially my uncle-aunt families as the token of our thanks for their efforts of sending us in Japan so many and much of food and clothing and daily materials such as sugar and soup for our needs of right after the War. I invited some thirty or more of them in a restraurant for dinner party and gave the watches  to them. I was a bit guts at that time, ha ha.

The third time was the continuation of my "One-month-investigation-trip to the American trucking industry investigation trip" in January 1994. I invited my cohabitant lady, widow, and her daughter with me. My main work was to visit the Hawaii Trucking Associations, Inc., the president, whom I met and talked a lot at the time of my ATA Annual convention held in Jacksonville,  Florida for a week in 1993.

By the way, watching the CNN TV, I notice my mother country temperature is low, some 4, 5 ℃, while here in this country less than 30℃ good enough with short sleeve & Suteteko, under-ware short pants. Ha ha. My room cooler is always st at 28℃.

Thursday, 7, December, 2017
An interesting and the first time trial for editing the column of "VOA@com" is that, for the first time, I used the one a year ago, and that is "No.55(Dec. 8, 2016)"On December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers launch a fierce attack on the U.S. naval base at Perl Harbor,..."(The article used for editing the attached photos: "Pearl Harbor"(HISTORY) ). The only difference is that the very file of VOA used as of now is the old one with no photo in it. As soon as the new mail arrived, it would be replaced with the new one.

Well, as for the top site of both the Japanese and English editions for tomorrow, 8th, are ready to be shifted at any time, so that I would like to spend time for this column in a relaxed mood.

After shutting down the computers, I lied down in bed for shoulder stretching with the TV switched to HOB. It was coincidentally showing the "Perl Harbor"!...I once saw it a few years ago though not from the beginning to the end. and this time from the middle to the end.
Pearl Harbor is a 2001 American romantic period war drama film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer and written by Randall Wallace. It stars Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, Colm Feore and Alec Baldwin. The film is loosely based on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, and the Doolittle Raid.(Wikipedia)

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Wednesday, 6, December, 2017
This early morning desk work is the continuation of the yesterday midnight to this morning. The editing of 「No.323(Dec. 6, 2017)"On December 5, 1981, U.S. President Ronald Reagan expands the powers of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)"(The article used for:"1981 Reagan gives CIA authority to establish the Contras"(HISTORY) )」 is the one I tackled with.

I had a bit trouble this morning with constipation, my only anxiety for my health problem. I am aware that more than 10-hour desk work is one factor for that. However, my effort of its prevention is real hard with my possible trials of pushing-up and some other physical exercises to say nothing of food care. When in trouble with that, I always try to think that that is the only trouble in my health problem, for which I should be thankful not being with worse diseases for life and death matters.

When I think of health care, one thing I could emphasize progressive is that I came to be aware of the Sunbathing benefits! It is beyond description. My Sun-bathing attitude is a little different from others in that I spend the time with thanks to God and my recitation of the five English documents, beginning with the Lord's Prayers and end with "My Way", five in all taking some 8-minute.

By the way, trying to go on with this diary, gives me a good opportunity of reflecting the past and it even gives me an opportunity of meditation.

It's past 5 pm, about the time I try to make a change of the date of my websites both the Japanese and English editions. In the past I tried the date change before midnight, but the Internet disconnections occurs sometimes, so that I have been making it much earlier for my peace of mind.

Tuesday, 5, December, 2017
My daily work in the weekdays seem to be beginning early in the morning for editing the 「VOA@com」, so that when, say, the clock shows "7 a.m.", for instance, I feel having done a lot of editing work. This makes me feel the morning and the day and even the night seem to me quite a long period of time, making me feel "I've done a lot each day. I've done this and that!". Never "The time flies so fast", never! On the contrary, "I've done this and that", making me feel satisfaction for living. It would be very rare for an old man after retirement with such feeling. This of course gives me great deal of notion of having a meaningful morning, days and nights....

Oh, even at the time I enjoy watching the TV, I never watch it with doing nothing but trying to do something such as stretching exercising or the like. The time is money, indeed! Ha, ha.

....In the midnight I happened to wake up. As usual, began to make a stretching in the shoulders inadvertently with my eyes closed. This is the way I make it it rule to do in such cases you know. 24 hours are my own with no obligation for others, so to speak, so that I enjoy and be satisfied whatever I like to do so to speak. Enjoy myself in and with freedom as my own wish! Wonderful!

For example, you know, yesterday morning at around 9 am, I felt strongly and said to myself, " Well well! It's still 8 am! I've done a lot!". This sort of feeling gives me some sort of satisfaction of having done a lot in my life in each span of 24-hour everyday life, which means giving me a sense of enjoying every  corners of my daily life, in stead of feeling "Oh, time passed so quickly...". Don't you think so?

Well, it is past 2 a.m. Within a few hours, "VOA@com" comes in, which is one of my keen interest and source of one of my pleasures.

Oh, I hit upon an idea! One of the leading newspapers in Japan, Nihon Keizai Shimbun"(Nikkei) has its column "Shunjuu(Spring-Autumn) column", which is renewed past midnight!  I clicked to find it tells about the American Yankees player, "Rickey Henley Henderson". It would be an interesting hero for tomorrow's column here with some photos!  Well, good night and good morning!!!!
   
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Monday, 4, December, 2017
......Well, What should I write.......
My daily activities are limited within my editing my own website both in English and Japanese. People may think I live in a small world. However, never do I ever think that way! I have so many magazines and newspapers and email information to which I respond with my own thought and idea and that with some photos I obtained from the Google or Yahoo researches, and paste them in along with the articles as if to composing what I call "Illustrated- stories". This unique method of editing the articles is Yoshida style, so that the visitors or the viewers find easier to understand what the articles mean or the editor want to express.

A moment ago I happened to watch women's valley ball tournament opening ceremony, which gave me very heart-warming feeling with the girls players manner and attitude, which to my eyes much more modern and bright than Japanese ones. They seemed much more westernized and bright, an I always think it comes from the fact that Filipino cultures are based and affected greatly by the Spanish and American colonization.

I remember some quite a long time ago, a famous Japanese author wrote, "As long as I know, the Filipino is the most bright and well westernized nation in the Southern Asian countries." I think he was right, indeed.
(To be continued......Give up to continue with something ahead the editor has to do...Sorry!)

Sunday, 3, December, 2017
This Sunday morning was especially significant in that ideas and plans came up in my mind, I mean, about the new rental housing plans in my room layout and expectations in my mind. The one I missed to blog yesterday was about the American made exercising big device, which has been obliged to keep not in my tinny room but in the living room. When I feel like using it, I have to get out of my room, which often prevents me doing it for my effort and time to get out of my room, you know. I have so many and much to do that I hate to stop it and get out of the room for the sake of using it, you now. The necessity for not away from it needs to keep it at hand so the user is close to it at hand and at any time the user wishes to. Anyway, the new rental housing plan is a matter of "until we get our own house and lot in some four or five years to go".

This is Sunday! However, it seems to an old-86-year-old man, like the national key word in the War-time slogan, ♪Monday, Monday, Tuesday, wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Friday♪, meaning no holidays a week! Ha,

Oh, by the way, I have an interesting episode about my Sun-bathing experiences. Because of a house user across the street cut of a tall tree in front of its house because of the user's selfish convenience of it being cut off for some reason, the morning Sun shine could be enjoyed as soon as it began to rise in the East. This enables me from morning till late afternoon. However, the new rental house which is in the same line of four or five houses apart, has line of tall trees with never that cutting empty space, so that the Sun-bathing time would be limited only the high-noon times....Ha. Again, it would be a matter of until four or five years from now. Ha ha.

This issue, however, is never that small ones because for a man staying in the room so long from morning to late at night for desk work like this needs to have sunlight in the body, you know. In fact, ever since I began to make it, I never get cold or cough, which I was troubled almost every year when it become cool season. Either coughing or fever almost every year...

Well, it's past 3 pm, close time of 5 pm when I try to edit the websites for the day change. In the past, I tried to make it in the midnight. However, due to the Internet disconnection occurs so often, I shifted it much earlier and find myself at ease and free from that kind of trouble ever since. Well, thus this day is going to end the this day work... Good night, this web visitors...Be sure to come back again tomorrow!(17:00)