A little about myself.
I am an IT technician, participate in many projects, some HTML work, and reading a lot. I also contribute articles to IT magazines about Open Source Software as a core member of Japan Apache Users Group. I've been in computer related fields from 1978. starting in college, nuclear physics major, I had to take a class in FORTRAN and that was it, I was hooked on the machines. I started working first as an application programmar at a system development
company. Then moved on to a system integration company, and specializing in data communication, small & mid size systems. I run a small intranet at home, a router, Windows Servers, Windows Desktops and CentOS Linux . The Linux runs DNS, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, and POP3 making it nice for software testing and development.

Friday, October 30, 2015

South Africa isn't an English country

South Africa isn't an English country. Almost all people can speak English. But native English speaker is less than 9 percent. They usually speak their native languages, whites speak Africans, blacks speak Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa and so on. 
They also really love chatting. They are talking very quickly their language. I cannot understand at all what they are talking. Of course, when I ask something in English, they answer English, but they back to their language soon.
A colleague asked me why I didn't join their chatting. I couldn't find a word to answer.

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Is raining good weather?

It had been raining from early morning and stopped a little while ago. When it rains, people in the area say, "It is a good weather today". I feel a bit strange but understand it very much.

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Shintoism and traditional religions

A couple days ago, I explained a black friend about Shintoism. I said Shintoism was a polytheism and a nature worship. Then he said that it was very ancient. I was offended a bit. Shintoism is an important cultural backbone for us Japanese. But he simply said it was ancient. I knew he meant no harm. There was a traditional religion in South Africa, and it was a polytheism and nature worship like Shintoism. I guessed he was taught that was ancient by a missionary. I changed the mood. He invited me to go to church with him. But I said no politely.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Today's dinner was handmade udon and toppings

today's dinner was
handmade udon noodles top with shrimp tempuras and sliced boiled egg without beer smile emoticon
I can't say it was very delicious but okay.

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Today's lunch.

It's too hot, but I drink beer too much.
It's difficult for me to eat pizza without beer.


The way bad cops to make extra money

I got stopped for speeding on my way home from Sabie. The cop said I had to pay R500 for 20Km over the limit.
The cop asked some questions as looking at my driver's license.
He also said to me that if I could pay it by cash now, he could discount to R300. 
I understood the way bad cops to make extra money. There were 3 cops. I guessed It's R100 each. But there was no choice. I paid R300 by cash and left. I should have asked for a discount a bit more.

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guest house in Pretoria

I usually stay in a hotel in a quiet exclusive residential area in Pretoria.
There are Belgian embassy and Austrian embassy near and sees young women jogs. I believe it is sure to be a safety area. But, It is prohibited to travel by foot in the whole area in Pretoria by JICA because of the security concerns. I must call a taxi to go anywhere in Pretoria. It is considerably troublesome.

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I made udon noodles

I made udon noodles from flour. Today's dinner is udon noodles with beef and shichimi spice.

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