I went to photograph Shinbashi the other night. The number of infected people continues to be high, so I wondered if there weren’t a lot of people in the izakaya(Japanese-style pub), while not entirely absent, it did not feel like there were a lot of people in the bars.
On the other hand, what was strange was that there were many touts to “girls’ bars” (Bar where young women will serve you drinks and just talk acrosss the counter) . I didn’t know there were so many of them in Shinbashi. I had never seen so many girls’ bar touts in Shinbashi. I guess the fact that some of the previous bars had closed down had something to do with it. I felt a little disappointed to see that the salaryman’s town Shimbashi has changed a little.
The last review was until I bought it and a long one, so I’m going to give you a proper review this time. I would like to focus on the feeling of using the iPhone 13 mini, since it is not so much that something has changed significantly. The biggest difference from the iPhone 12 Pro that I already use is above all the size. How will this size fit into my life? That is what I am wondering.
長らく悩んで悩んでいましたが iPhone 13 mini を7月末に迎え入れてました (iPhone 14が目前に迫っているのは知っていてです)。iPhone 12 mini がアナウンスされた時からずっと mini サイズは気になってたのですがどうしても Pro モデルの方に目が行き (カメラ性能的にどうしても…) 、iPhone 12 Pro を選びました。 ただ、やはりiPhone 5 / 5s / SE(初代) のサイズに近い mini モデルはずっと良いなと思って引っ掛かっていました。僕は仕事用とプライベート用で2台持ちなのですが、iPhone 12 Pro と別で iPhone SE (初代) を使っていました。 SEそのものには不満は無かったのですが、使っていたキャリアは、OCN モバイル ONEを使って格安で運用していたのですが、そこに落とし穴がありました。どうも調べてみると「グローバルIPアドレス」を利用した形態となっており、これがバッテリーの消耗を著しく落としていたようです。それに引きずられてどんどん iPhone SEのバッテリー能力も落ち、ちょっと触るとあっという間にバッテリーが減るという問題もあって、まずはキャリア変更を最初に浮かべていました。
I had been thinking long time about how to get the iPhone 13 mini and finally I bout it in the end of July (I know the iPhone 14 is just around the corner.). Since the announcement of the iPhone 12 mini, but my attention was drawn to the Pro model (because of the camera performance…) and I chose the iPhone 12 Pro. ), so I chose the iPhone 12 Pro. However, I still had my eye on the mini model, which is similar to the size of the iPhone 5 / 5s / SE (the first generation), because I always thought it was better. I have two phones, one for work and one for private use, and I was using the iPhone SE (first generation) separately from the iPhone 12 Pro. I had no complaints about the SE itself, but the carrier I was using was OCN Mobile ONE, which is a low-cost carrier, but there was a pitfall there. I found out that it was using a “global IP address” and this was draining the battery significantly. This was dragging down the battery capacity of the iPhone SE, and with the problem of the battery draining quickly after a slight touch, the first thing that came to mind was to change carriers.
Jack’s Wife Freda is a restaurant in New York located in Mizumachi near Tokyo Skytree. It was the first restaurant to land in Japan, and I finally had a chance to visit (there is now also a branch in Roppongi).
The atmosphere inside the restaurant was full of a New York feeling, and the interior design was well thought out. The staff were foreign (some were Japanese), which added to the foreign atmosphere (you can order the menu in Japanese). I personally liked the fact that the restaurant’s worldview was well organized and did not have a Japanese taste. In this type of restaurant, the atmosphere is always somewhat Japanese, which spoils the originality of the restaurant. Of course, the chairs and tables may have been sized to fit Japanese people. However, I was very comfortable with the fact that the restaurant’s worldview is not just a typical Japanese one, but rather a coherent one.
The food we ordered was delicious, and although it was a bit pricey, it was a reasonable price considering the cost of the place. The restaurant was very comfortable and not too crowded since it was a weekday and a little after noon (the Mizumachi area is also not too crowded).
It has been difficult to get official information since it was said that Apple Ginza would be relocating, but the 8-chome location has been confirmed, and it looks like the move is finally underway.
Apple Ginza was the first Apple Store outside the U.S. and the first global store. At the time, I wondered why Ginza? But now I think Ginza was the only choice. At the time, I think it was one of the stores that Jobs was particular about. The move was due to the reconstruction of the Saegusa Building, which houses Apple Ginza. I have a lot of memories of this place, so I feel sentimental about it. I can’t tell you how many times I stood in line here all night on the day the iPhone went on sale. How many times have I been helped by the Genius Bar? How many times have I watched sessions at Theater? Thinking back on it makes me want to cry.
It’s been a while since I’ve talked about Macs. Did you know that traditional rivals Microsoft’s services (not so much now?) can now be usable smoothly on the Mac? The COVID-19 has made teleworking more popular in Japan, and one of the ways to do this is to use your own machine. Some places use the machine provided by the company, but even if you use your personal machine, which is also a Mac, it will be a little more convenient if you know the following things.
The hot days continue day after day. I have felt that summer has been getting hotter and hotter every year for the past few years, but the most important thing during this time of the year is to stay hydrated. (In Japan, It’s crazy hot summer in few years.) Buying plastic bottles at the convenience store every day only adds to the cost and is not a good thing, so last summer I bought a water bottle.