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This summer I bought a new smartphone. It's BlackBerry KEYone, my second BlackBerry and my first Android device. So far I'm (almost) satisfied.

Do you know "Gara-kei" (feature-phone) ? Mobile phones that support voice calling and SMS only. I've been using this type of phone since good-byed to my first BlackBerry. Now in my new smartphone, everything looks fresh and interesting even an ordinary email. And I'm very happy that I can use the physical keypad again. Physical keypad is great!

So, why "(almost) satisfied" ? Because KEYone is 66 gram heavier than my previous feature-phone. Yes, I measured both weight with my food scales. Though it's an insignificant problem I can ignore.

I can't believe it's April already! The highest temperature has dropped below 7°C in Tokyo. It's still February here, isn't it? I cancelled today's go-out plan and playing a game for hours.

The games title is Dream Day True Love, a classic hidden object game. Simple rules, beautiful graphics and sounds, this is a good game for beginners like me. I recommend this to everyone who likes light-hearted games.


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Two years ago, NTT Docomo announced that they will terminate BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) in Japan on March 31, 2017. The reasons seem to be the rise of iPhone and Android and decrease of BlackBerry users. BlackBerry isn't popular in Japan these days and its user like me might be considered as endangered species.

I have always been very satisfied with my BlackBerry. One of my favorite features is QWERTY keypad. Most smartphones sold in Japan have flick input for Japanese input methods. I don't like flick input. QWERTY is better! Physical keypad is better!

Anyway, without BIS, my BlackBerry Bold 9900 will become just a phone receiver. No Internet, no emails, no apps. I have to find my next favorite smartphone. Maybe Huawei P9 Lite or ... I don't know. I already miss my BlackBerry.

I'm going to write about a dream I had this morning, before it disappear from my memory completely.


In my room, I was sitting on the floor and sorting out my clothes. There were old clothes I've never owned in reality, like a denim skirt with green ribbon or chunky oatmeal sweater in my closet. But I didn't wonder why these clothes were here. When I looked at the outside through dirty window, laundries were wet with the rain. I noticed it was raining.

Suddenly, an old white puffy coat appeared in front of me. I inspected the coat carefully then thought that this coat was left to me by my relative. It had zippers on both shoulders and they were broken. I thought so because every time I pulled up the zipper closure, it went down by itself. Gradually the coat changed its color to light pink.
I showed the coat to a woman at the cleaner to ask how to handle this strange stuff. I don't remember what her answer was.

What do you think this dream means? I can't find any convincing interpretation.