Input Japanese Texts in English Ubuntu Linux

You don't have to completely convert your English Ubuntu system into Japanese if you only need to occasionally input Japanese characters.  Just like Windows OS, Ubuntu has input method components that allow you to enter Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji characters into your applications.

Leaving Tokyo

Yes, we have left Tokyo for good! I mean Tokyo, the station, not the city.

The company I work for has moved its main offices located near the Tokyo station to a new location west of the Imperial palace.

Launching of the commemorative stamp of Ka Erdy (Bro. Eraño G. Manalo)

Today, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo led the launching of the special stamp honoring Bro. Eraño G. Manalo, the late Executive Minister of the Iglesia Ni Cristo, at the INC Central Office in Quezon City.

(Updated) video clip featuring speech of Ka Eduardo:

When the mouse is away, the cats will play?

No, because it's the mice that play when the cat is away, not the other way around.  Besides, I'm not talking about small mammals called mice.  Rather, I'm talking about the pointing device that revolutionized human-computer interaction.

So what should you do when the mouse stops working and seems to have gone "away" from your system?  Easy, just use the keyboard.

Special Stamp honoring Ka Erdy (Bro. Eraño G. Manalo)

On April 23, 2010, the Philippine Postal Corporation will be issuing special commemorative stamps in honor of Bro. Eraño G. Manalo, the late Executive Minister of the Iglesia Ni Cristo.

Did God die on Good Friday?

The answer is simply "No" if we consult the Bible. The Bible categorically states that the true God cannot die (I Tim. 1:17). However, it seems those who believe that Jesus is God find it hard to answer this question.

Here is a link to an article which discusses Trinitarian answers to this question.

http://iglesia-ni-cristo.org/did-god-die-good-friday

2010 Spring Hanami (Flower-viewing)

Now is the time to go out for a hanami if you still want to catch those Sakura or Cherry blossoms. For a real visual treat, we recommend going to large parks like Ueno Park, Inokashira Park, and Shinjuku Gyoen.

Tsukaeru (Useful)! Idea House

This morning, we were able to watch the initial telecast of the TV show "Tsukaeru! Idea House".  The show, which airs over Asahi TV every Saturday at 9:55 AM, introduces items that are, guess what? Useful!

NET 25, newest Filipino TV Channel in Japan

Net 25, a popular information-oriented television channel in the Philippines, is now available in Japan through ACCESS TV - a direct-to-home broadcast service provided by IPS.  The signing of Memorandum of Agreement between Net 25 and IPS was held in Tokyo last March 23, 2010.

INC joins "Earth Hour" observance

Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) members join billions of people around the world in observing "Earth Hour" or switching off lights and appliances for one hour tonight.