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.
Bourjois is a cosmetics brand born in France. I had been using Bourjois make-up products since I was a teenager. I bought their mascara, blush, foundation, eyeliners, nail colors and so on. Especially my favorite was blush No.54 Rose Frisson. It was a small round pink container, looked so lovely. I never used the attached brush, by the way.
However, in May 2014, Bourjois decided to withdraw from Japan. Their products are not available in Japan anymore. How sad.
I can still buy my favorite blush from overseas websites like Feelunique if I want to, it costs only 7.99 GBP. But the delivery fee is 15 GBP. That means I could buy another one for the delivery fee. Or free delivery if I spend more than 60 GBP… Should I buy it? I can not decide.
Just added Pixel art page, a place to show off my old creations. Take a look!
Though it is a little late for setting a new year’s resolution. Here is a list of my want-to-read books.
Continue reading 12 Books I want to read in 2017
Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan.
I had some errands and visited Fuji today. The weather was nice, I could see the whole city from the balcony of my mother’s apartment, so I took a picture.
It’s freezing! Could not withstand the cold, I turned on an electric heater that I would not normally use. While sitting on the couch and enjoying the warmth, suddenly I remembered (remember or remembered ? English is not my native language…) that I had made a little mistake at work. And I should not have googled about “making mistakes at work”. Now I’m too worried about my job. I won’t be able to sleep tonight.
Listening to Solid Steel Radio Show 03/02/2017 hour 2 – Jesse Osborne-Lanthier
Woke up too early (it’s 3:48 a.m.) I don’t know what to do… Should I go back to sleep? Or should I stay awake and have a cup of coffee?