My Mobile Phone

What kind of phone are you using?  I’ve had my current mobile phone for a little more than 2 years.  It’s a basic Sony model.   The phone itself was free, provided that I use it at least two years.  I use a few of the phone’s functions, such as text messaging and the alarm clock.   Moreover,  I use its camera, which performs better than my digital camera.

However, I never use my phone to connect to the internet.  That would cause  my monthly fee to jump up.  I usually stay at home and use my laptop, so there is no need for it.  The number of people using smart phones and tablets has been rapidly increasing in recent years.

I bought a WiFi model iPad mini last month.  This is my first time purchasing  Apple products.  This is a very convenient tool for outside use.  It’s handy and the right size for my bag. The covered iPad mini looks like a book.  I only had to pay for the device itself: no other monthly fee are needed.  I use many different functions and apps including Skype.  At first, it seems strange when speaking into my iPad, but I’m gradually getting used to it.  There are many useful apps for free.  Maybe I’m getting close to becoming  “high-tech”

By the way, my son also bought an iPod touch.  He is always playing the game “Puzzle and Dragons”  which is very popular in Japan now(>_<)

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Happy Yuan is My New Name

I recently noticed something.   When I do a google search for my username “happyuan,”  the terrifying sentences appear at the bottom of the page.(In Japan, google’s address is google.co.jp, not com.  The sentences are Japanese.  So I don’t know the same situation in overseas)

To response to a complaint we received under the US Digital millennium Copyright Act., we have removed 19 results from this page.  If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint that caused the removals at ChillingEffects.org.

What!  What’s going on???  And I clicked to check the reason of removal.  The next words appeared.

Child Pornography Complaint

Oh my goodness!!!  According the letter, Google received this complaint in 2007.  Why does this message appear now?  When I started this blog, I didn’t see it.  I wonder if there was another happyuan?  and was the person involved in child pornography?  I decided to change my name.  New name is Happy Yuan.   I just split it in two. lol   I hope problems won’t occur again.

Yuan is Chinese language (I’m Japanese, though)  It’s the same with “yuan” as Chinese currency.  I use this because I like its pronunciation.  When you type “happy yuan” to search, the result includes Happy Yuan Xiao Festival.  It seems New Years Festival.  It sounds good.

What Day Is It Today?

What day is it today?

Today is my birthday.   Happy Birthday!  Thank you! (double role)

And today is the Investment Day in Japan.  That’s why I like investment?

And today is the anniversary of my favorite singer, Janis Joplin’s death.   I’m glad I have things in common with her.  I believe she lives happily, singing blues in heaven.

And today, I created Happyuan Facebook page.   Hooray!   l upload my selected photos from Pinterest, which I wrote about before.    https://happyuan.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/i-started-pinterest/  I’ve already uploaded several photos.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Happyuan/476873692331627

This page is community site.  Please feel free to post, leave comments and write to me if you have any feedback.   I would appreciate it if you would give a like to the page.

In addition I started Twitter yesterday!    https://twitter.com/happyuanblog    I don’t really know about Twitter yet.

Am I addicted to social networking services?

I Started “Pinterest”

I opened my account at “Pinterest”  Photo sharing service.

http://pinterest.com/

Pinterest began in the United States, so I suppose many Americans have already known it.   But it’s not popular in Japan yet.   It seems that users are mainly women.  It’s very easy to use the sites.   It doesn’t need English skill much.  (good to me^^)   It’s very nice to be able to share Pinterest’s photos with Facebook friends.  Maybe with Twitter too.   I’m not belong to Twitter yet…  In the beginning I thought what was interesting???   But I found it interesting  in browsing through.   I search for nice photos for my collection every day.  What a waste of time!   I also want to upload my photo works some day.  I heard that Japanese on-line shopping company “Rakuten” invested in Pinterest.  Good decision!

http://global.rakuten.com/en/

Social networking services are now very popular throughout the world.  Recently, there seems to be voice posting service too.  But it’s not easy to monetize those services.   Pinterest for free,  this blog for free  internet for free.  What a good age we live in.   According to the newspaper,  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said “we don’t provide the service to make money.  we want the social bond of people to  strengthen”   Investors may feel at a loss.  Stock became half price of the first listing.

http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/fb/stock-chart

I think people in this modern era seek for spiritual relationship rather than material wealth.  After people are filled with a certain amount of material thing, do they desire for spiritual relationship with people having similar taste on the net?   Not only family and community but friends on the net …   By the way, how do American make so many Facebook friends?  hundreds, thousands friends…

I spend time for  SNS,  even not bringing money.  Especially it takes time to write this blog, translating with a dictionary(This blog is English version of my original one. Look at the personal link)  Why am I doing  these?   I feel the unique world on the internet.  I feel the warmth of people I meet there.    It’s very interesting and it’s fun.   Thank you for reading my blog(*^.^*)   An accounting teacher said only what is written down means existence.   No record means non-existence.   I ‘d like to leave something by writing this blog while I’m alive.