MiniDisc

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question from this technology-challenged Riceball. I own a Kenwood portable MiniDisc player. The image on the right is a newer version but it looks similar, without the LCD display. Anyway, M bought this for me a few years back and I have yet to use it! Yeah, not nice of me and I feel REALLY bad about it. Seriously.

But here’s the problem: I don’t know how to record onto a disc. I know that I can connect the player from its microphone jack to the earphone jack of my computer, but then that’s basically an analog recording, right? That’s what the Kenwood manual says. How stupid is that? What’s the use of having a digital player if you are going to record analog? I want to record from digital, but I can’t figure out how… well, unless I buy a fullsize Kenwood Minidisc Player for like $700… Is there such a thing as a minidisc external drive for computers? Or is there a way I can connect my portable to my computer to download music files digitally?

Please, please, please, can anyone help me? I would truly appreciate it…

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SleepingCutie

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nce there was a girl who loved to blog. She exposed a LOT of herself. She wrote about her first experience *ahem*, she talked about her boobs, my God she even talked about farting! I was in love… But this young girl has been taken away from our world, and I miss her. No, she isn’t dead… SleepingCutie has been abducted by World of Warcraft! I was never a fan of computer games and now I have an even greater reason for hating them: They took away one of my favorite boggers.

Oh well, she has made a bit of a comeback–two posts in a row! And she even mentioned me, which has again increased traffic to this site. Thanks girl, but I’d rather have you blog than increase the count of sitemeter…

TheWaterJar

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he interview completed the other has been passed on to a few other unsuspecting souls. The first one to repond is TheWaterJar. Don’t ask, I don’t know what it means either. But he is a rather intelligent and articulate young man studying English and Philosophy and writes ABOUT philosophy on his page, so when I am in desperate need of a headache, I visit his site… heheheh, Just kidding.

Anyway, here are the questions I gave him:

  1. What second or third language do you want to master and why?
  2. With as much detail as possible–without divulging exactly where you live–describe your living quarters. (Size, furniture, windows, junk, etc.)
  3. What is your favorite TV show and why? If you don’t watch TV, why?
  4. What is your major in college? How will it affected your future?
  5. Why do you blog? OR What is Kant’s position on Art (in Critique of Judgement)? Must we presume that there is intention in Art? And if so, is that intention the intention of the Artist or is it inherent in the Art?

Please visit his site to see his responses; they are rather elaborate, to say the least!

JustBeingV

The second one to post the answers is JustBeingV. Some of the questions are similar to theWaterJar, but her description of her neighborhood is soooooo un-New York. Check out her answers as well…

  1. With as much detail as possible–without divulging exactly where you live–describe your the area around you residence. (type of street, neighboring buildings, etc.)
  2. Have you ever thought of leaving NY and living elsewhere? Where and why? Or why not?
  3. What is your favorite TV show and why? If you don’t watch TV, why?
  4. What was your major in college and how has it affected your future?
  5. Why do you blog? And why is your blog so popular? (Okay, that’s two questions, choose one…)

Update

ca1boy

I also interviewed Yohei was also interviewed. Questions 1 to 3 were the same as the Jar and V, but his answer to his living space was really nostagic. He describes the teeny tiny living quarters most single Japanese men live in. If you’ve never been to Japan, you gotta read it. I posed two question specifically for Yohei, who is originally from CA.

  1. Same as V 1.
  2. Same as V 3.
  3. Same as V 4.
  4. Do you want to come back to the States? Why or why not?
  5. Okay, I’ll ask since your friends are getting married too. What do you expect in the perfect wife, the perfect match for you?

And apparently, the thought of getting hooked has been on his mind lately…

Oh yeah, who wants to see the other “O”-man?

Demonic Rice

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mentioned the other day–actually it was yesterday–that being an Orgasmic man instead of a Riceball man left me speechless… so mvprg suggested that I change my abbreviation to Oni-man.

Hmmm… This, too, may be problematic…

Interview with a Riceball

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esterday, I visited Eechim‘s site and innocently left a comment. Her post was a response to an “interview”, which she was then required to pass along to the first five commenters on her site who wrote, “Interview me.” Well, I usually have my own Q & A write here–because I’m such a narcissist–and so did not write “Interview me.” But this morning, she left me a comment asking me if I’d be one. So I said, “okay.” She must not be getting very many takers…

Anyway, so here goes. But before we start, we must set down the ground rules, lest there be any misunderstandings.

Rules

  • Leave me a comment saying “interview me”.
  • The first five to leave a comment requesting to be participants will be interviewed.
  • I will respond by asking you five questions.
  • You will update your blog/site with the answers to the questions.
  • You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
  • When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions. (Write your own questions or borrow some).

Sounds easy, right? Well, it is a good way of getting to know each other, even though there were a number of you who thought of me as a Xanga buddy or a Cyber buddy, but not a cyber pal. Maybe because it sounds too dirty… *sigh*

Anway, here are my responses to Eechim’s questions:

  1. If you could go to any country to visit , where would you go and why (a place you never been to before)
    I’m not sure if this is a country, butg I want to go to Tahiti because:
    a) I wanna go somewhere as far away from my normal life and not worry about anything except maybe a tanline; b) I’ve always wanted to say, “I’ve been to Tahiti”; and c) the young and slender and tanned young ladies are an attraction unto themselves–platonically speaking of course…
  2. 5 desert island essentials (5 items you would take , if stranded on a desert island)
    This is actually harder that I thought… 1) Although I don’t own one, I would have to buy an solar-powered iPod because I love music and I would need music to survive anywhere, and an iPod will hold a lot of tunes. 2) Swiss Army knife because it will have virtually every utensil I would need, like a corkscrew. 3) polartec blanket–easy to wash, quick drying, perfect to stay warm, and makes a great throw for a beach picnic. 4) a large notebook with at least a thousand pages. 5) a box of pens to write an account of my daily life as I doubt I will have access to Xanga and I definitely need to write something everyday.
  3. Tell us a secret about you, that no one knows (c’mon, you know you want to!)
    Secret? Whew, that’s so hard because I have so many… Well, here’s one: I don’t shower every day. Now, I shower every day I go to work, but on days when I’m just lolling around the house, I’ll forgo the usual shower. Okay, so I admit it. Alright? Happy? I wanna conserve on water, So sue me…
  4. Tell me what you like about me, Eechim! (heh)
    You’re very international. From Southeast Asia, married to a non-Asian, living in Switzerland. That kind of open-mindedness is refreshing and beautiful and totally necessary in today’s world.
  5. Aside from being a teacher, what other job would you like to do (if you could go back in time)
    Cook. I love to cook. I love to cook for others. That’s why I cook okonomiyaki–Hiroshima style–for my students. I just love to see the smile of satisfaction. Although I must admit that this is easily accomplished with students who are often deprived of home cooking…

Okay, that’s it. So who wants to be interviewed by me? I’ll ask you five questions. The first five commenters who write, “Interview me“, will get five questions.

Interview with a Riceball

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esterday, I visited Eechim‘s site and innocently left a comment. Her post was a response to an “interview”, which she was then required to pass along to the first five commenters on her site who wrote, “Interview me.” Well, I usually have my own Q & A write here–because I’m such a narcissist–and so did not write “Interview me.” But this morning, she left me a comment asking me if I’d be one. So I said, “okay.” She must not be getting very many takers…

Anyway, so here goes. But before we start, we must set down the ground rules, lest there be any misunderstandings.

Rules

  • Leave me a comment saying “interview me”.
  • The first five to leave a comment requesting to be participants will be interviewed.
  • I will respond by asking you five questions.
  • You will update your blog/site with the answers to the questions.
  • You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
  • When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions. (Write your own questions or borrow some).

Sounds easy, right? Well, it is a good way of getting to know each other, even though there were a number of you who thought of me as a Xanga buddy or a Cyber buddy, but not a cyber pal. Maybe because it sounds too dirty… *sigh*

Anway, here are my responses to Eechim’s questions:

  1. If you could go to any country to visit , where would you go and why (a place you never been to before)
    I’m not sure if this is a country, butg I want to go to Tahiti because:
    a) I wanna go somewhere as far away from my normal life and not worry about anything except maybe a tanline; b) I’ve always wanted to say, “I’ve been to Tahiti”; and c) the young and slender and tanned young ladies are an attraction unto themselves–platonically speaking of course…
  2. 5 desert island essentials (5 items you would take , if stranded on a desert island)
    This is actually harder that I thought… 1) Although I don’t own one, I would have to buy an solar-powered iPod because I love music and I would need music to survive anywhere, and an iPod will hold a lot of tunes. 2) Swiss Army knife because it will have virtually every utensil I would need, like a corkscrew. 3) polartec blanket–easy to wash, quick drying, perfect to stay warm, and makes a great throw for a beach picnic. 4) a large notebook with at least a thousand pages. 5) a box of pens to write an account of my daily life as I doubt I will have access to Xanga and I definitely need to write something everyday.
  3. Tell us a secret about you, that no one knows (c’mon, you know you want to!)
    Secret? Whew, that’s so hard because I have so many… Well, here’s one: I don’t shower every day. Now, I shower every day I go to work, but on days when I’m just lolling around the house, I’ll forgo the usual shower. Okay, so I admit it. Alright? Happy? I wanna conserve on water, So sue me…
  4. Tell me what you like about me, Eechim! (heh)
    You’re very international. From Southeast Asia, married to a non-Asian, living in Switzerland. That kind of open-mindedness is refreshing and beautiful and totally necessary in today’s world.
  5. Aside from being a teacher, what other job would you like to do (if you could go back in time)
    Cook. I love to cook. I love to cook for others. That’s why I cook okonomiyaki–Hiroshima style–for my students. I just love to see the smile of satisfaction. Although I must admit that this is easily accomplished with students who are often deprived of home cooking…

Okay, that’s it. So who wants to be interviewed by me? I’ll ask you five questions. The first five commenters who write, “Interview me“, will get five questions.

Interview with a Riceball

Y

esterday, I visited Eechim‘s site and innocently left a comment. Her post was a response to an “interview”, which she was then required to pass along to the first five commenters on her site who wrote, “Interview me.” Well, I usually have my own Q & A write here–because I’m such a narcissist–and so did not write “Interview me.” But this morning, she left me a comment asking me if I’d be one. So I said, “okay.” She must not be getting very many takers…

Anyway, so here goes. But before we start, we must set down the ground rules, lest there be any misunderstandings.

Rules

  • Leave me a comment saying “interview me”.
  • The first five to leave a comment requesting to be participants will be interviewed.
  • I will respond by asking you five questions.
  • You will update your blog/site with the answers to the questions.
  • You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
  • When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions. (Write your own questions or borrow some).

Sounds easy, right? Well, it is a good way of getting to know each other, even though there were a number of you who thought of me as a Xanga buddy or a Cyber buddy, but not a cyber pal. Maybe because it sounds too dirty… *sigh*

Anway, here are my responses to Eechim’s questions:

  1. If you could go to any country to visit , where would you go and why (a place you never been to before)
    I’m not sure if this is a country, butg I want to go to Tahiti because:
    a) I wanna go somewhere as far away from my normal life and not worry about anything except maybe a tanline; b) I’ve always wanted to say, “I’ve been to Tahiti”; and c) the young and slender and tanned young ladies are an attraction unto themselves–platonically speaking of course…

  2. 5 desert island essentials (5 items you would take , if stranded on a desert island)
    This is actually harder that I thought… 1) Although I don’t own one, I would have to buy an solar-powered iPod because I love music and I would need music to survive anywhere, and an iPod will hold a lot of tunes. 2) Swiss Army knife because it will have virtually every utensil I would need, like a corkscrew. 3) polartec blanket–easy to wash, quick drying, perfect to stay warm, and makes a great throw for a beach picnic. 4) a large notebook with at least a thousand pages. 5) a box of pens to write an account of my daily life as I doubt I will have access to Xanga and I definitely need to write something everyday.

  3. Tell us a secret about you, that no one knows (c’mon, you know you want to!)
    Secret? Whew, that’s so hard because I have so many… Well, here’s one: I don’t shower every day. Now, I shower every day I go to work, but on days when I’m just lolling around the house, I’ll forgo the usual shower. Okay, so I admit it. Alright? Happy? I wanna conserve on water, So sue me…

  4. Tell me what you like about me, Eechim! (heh)
    You’re very international. From Southeast Asia, married to a non-Asian, living in Switzerland. That kind of open-mindedness is refreshing and beautiful and totally necessary in today’s world.

  5. Aside from being a teacher, what other job would you like to do (if you could go back in time)
    Cook. I love to cook. I love to cook for others. That’s why I cook okonomiyaki–Hiroshima style–for my students. I just love to see the smile of satisfaction. Although I must admit that this is easily accomplished with students who are often deprived of home cooking…

Okay, that’s it. So who wants to be interviewed by me? I’ll ask you five questions. The first five commenters who write, “Interview me“, will get five questions.