Took my computer back today! When I bought it I said I wanted a fast laptop to do video editing on, but the one I bought, a Dunamis, wouldn’t work well except when it was plugged into the mains! Not too good for a laptop! But full marks to the computer store, Applied, who were great about the whole thing. I also ended up buying a whole load more stuff including another 160Gb hard drive. It is really silly what we can do with computers theses days! So then I felt really relaxed, I’d been worrying about my computer for a month now and wishing it would work, so now I’ll use my old LaVie computer (totally brilliant!) and be content in thinking how much money I’ve saved! My LaVie (NEC) is great, I hated the Sony I had before, but loved the Sharp Mebius before that! With all the travelling I do my computer is my life, it’s my work, my studio, my telephone home, my music and even my TV (my brother records all the good English TV during the year and then I put it in my computer at Xmas) so it’s got to be good! I was also thinking about where to live , and I reckon Okinawa could be a nice place. The upshot of being homeless is that I can live anywhere, so why not somewhere that’s supposed to be paradise? Plus I like the fact that everyone gets up late and works at night!! : ) But then I went out for lunch in Ehime in a gorgeous restaurant overlooking the sea. The sun was shining over the waves and with the palm trees in the foreground and the mountains in the background it looked so great. I wish Ehime could be like this all year round! This is actually one great thing about Japan, you actually get 3 Summers. One is the Japanese spring, which is just like an English Summer, then the Japanese Summer which is like the Mediterranean and then you get another English Summer in October! So find somewhere to go in the Winter months and your sorted! Spent the evening (till 2 AM) doing some more work including a cool new search engine for the site. This one is made by atomz.com and even works in Japanese, so for the first time the Japanese version of the site has a decent search engine!
Taking it back & Living in Okinawa
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