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Cat's Tongue

Many languages have a variety of unique expressions, and today's title is an example of Japanese one translated directly into English.

The expression "Neko jita" consists of two Kanji(es?), and the first part(Neko) means "cat", and the second one (jita) is "tongue".
English speakers would not understand this expression because, I guess, it makes sense only in Japanese.
So what does it mean?

This saying describes that his or her tongue is too sensitive to have something very hot, or easy to burn their tongues.
I don't know how this expression comes, but this is really useful and I frequently say it.

Like when I have a coffee with my friend,
"It's too hot for me. I am "Neko Jita"!"

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  1. 2012/10/18(木) 22:47:34|
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YouTube Evolution

YouTube Changes Its Search Ranking Algorithm To Focus On Engagement, Not Just Clicks
YouTube just announced that it is changing its search ranking algorithm to highlight videos that keep viewers engaged. The idea here, says YouTube, is to “reward engaging videos that keep viewers watching.” Because of this change, YouTube expects that the time viewers spent watching videos from search will increase in the near future.

YouTube Search: Now Optimized For Time Watched

Today’s announcement doesn’t come as a total surprise. Earlier this year, the company already explained its focus on ‘watch time.” When it updated its suggested videos algorithm, YouTube noted that it did so to “better surface the videos that viewers actually watch, over those that they click on and then abandon.”

Previous to this, smart video producers had noticed that YouTube would reward clicks more than actual views, so they would ensure that their video thumbnails were as provocative as possible. YouTube, however, is obviously more interested in getting its users to engage with videos (and ads).

This search ranking change also comes just a day after the company announced that it would add data like time watched to YouTube Analytics. Thanks to this, the YouTube team noted today, video producers “have even more tools to evaluate the performance of [their] videos and channel.”

YouTube Changes Its Search Ranking Algorithm To Focus On Engagement, Not Just Clicks

I thought this English to Japanese translation is very good quality, and that's the reason I chose this article for today's blog.
In the last sentence of the 2nd paragraph, did so to “better surface the videos that viewers actually watch, over those that they click on and then abandon.
This kind of sentence would never be taught in Japan...

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  1. 2012/10/16(火) 20:35:06|
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Stewardess Secret Photographing CEO is released.

A 34 years old man, the CEO of a company in Takamtsu, was arrested by the Tokyo Airport Police for sneaking shot of a stewardesses in a flying plane, but he was released without indictment, reported on Ocotber 12th.

From the witnesses, the police confirmed that he took a sneaking photograph over the Hyogo prefecture's sky, and arrested him on suspicion of the prefecture's Anti-Nuisance Ordinance. However, the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office judged that they did not have enough conviction to specify where the crime happened.

In the morning on September 9th, the man was grabbed because of taking inside of a stewardess's skirt with a spy cam attached to a ball-painted pen in the flying Japan Airline's plane .

He confessed to the clime, and many sneaking pictures were found from his computer.

Usually each Anti-Nuisance Ordinance is applied for sneaking shot's exposure, but planes travel around some prefectures at very high speed so that it is difficult to identify where the incident has happened.
There has been no example of arresting during flight so far.


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  1. 2012/10/14(日) 20:04:13|
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11,721,000,000,000,000 EUR for telephone charge.

A French telephone company sent a whacking phone bill, approximately 6,000 times of the country's GDP, to their client by mistake. An information operator had not admitted the client's inquiry for a while.

Solenne San Jose, who lives in Pessac located in the southern east part of France, received the bill from the company Bouygues, and could not believe her eyes because of the amount.
The bill showed 11,721,000,000,000,000, (11 quadrillion 721 billion EUR).

The correct amount was 117.21 EUR.

>Did she called around Andromeda?
>The world economy would change if it's paid.
>It's impossible even for Bill Gates.
>takes about about 55.7 billion years to calculate ate 0.40 EUR/min

My realization: Writing journals everyday is difficult.
At least 5 journals in a week would be my ideal border... Read more

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  1. 2012/10/13(土) 22:57:08|
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Masked Japanese

On the way to home, my coworker told me that she saw many people putting on a flu mask in Japan.
I told the reason that they could feel easy by doing it, but a question came to my mind, too.
Why are they comfortable?
Google gives the solution for this question. lol

According to a website, people, especially girls, prefer to put on a mask in order to hide their face.
They are very conscious about make-up, but it takes them time.
Getting lazy to make-up everyday, they started to use it to cover below the eyes, and to save time.
It sounds very clever for me!

There are also another reasons for wearing a mask.
I used to use it, too, in winter because I have asthma and it gets worse during the season.
It's caused by the dry air, so I have to keep the moist condition, and wearing mask is the perfect way to do that.

Masks are very useful in terms of not only avoiding flu but also another aspects.

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  1. 2012/10/11(木) 22:26:33|
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