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Sayaka Yamamoto on “How to get 20,000 views on WordPress.”

Sayaka Yamamoto’s suggestions for gaining 20,000 views on WordPress.

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I have been on my blogging hiatus, however I checked in today in order to view/return messages and delete my spam.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that I have now accumulated well over 20,000  views on WordPress!!!

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I have asked AKB48/NMB48 member Sayaka Yamamoto to be guest blogger today, so that I might continue to catch up at my day job — processing orders for agricultural chemicals.  Do you have some advice for those new to WordPress Sayaka-san?  

Translating …

1. Voice of Sayaka: You should follow other bloggers who have the same interests! Visit their sites, read their blogs!  Make suggestions. You may also come up with some great ideas!

If you are interested in "Interior Design" follow other bloggers with the same interests!

If you are interested in “Interior Design” follow other bloggers with the same interests!

2. Make sure to effectively TAG your posts! Tags are a great way to group related posts together and they quickly tell readers what a post is about. The right tag also makes it easier for Internet people to find your posts!

This post has been effectively tagged as "Water Conservation"

This post has been effectively tagged as “Water Conservation”

3. Start a new SERIES! Choose one of your favorite topics and write about it regularly. You may want to start a weekly, bi-weekly or some other interval.  You may develop a new following!

4. You may increase your traffic if you make interesting comments. Bloggers may visit your site, and find out what interests you, if you make comments. Remember: Always be polite!

Do not be afraid to SPEAK YOUR MIND!

Do not be afraid to SPEAK YOUR MIND!

5. Write about what YOU are interested in, or what you want to be an expert on!  You are not writing for anyone else.  Don’t worry about “giving the pubic what they think they want” — just be yourself.

If you are an expert on Wedding Gowns -- write about your unique designs!

If you are an expert on Wedding Gowns — write about your unique designs!

5. Give it some time!  Kyoto was not built in a day … You WILL find your audience!

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THANKS AGAIN SAYANEE!!!  Wow, she is so smart! Follow the advice from Yamamoto-san, and you new bloggers out there will soon find yourself with thousands of hits on your site!

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You may also find more helpful hints on my Saytaka Yamamoto board on Pinterest linked here.

 

 

Vintage kimonos online shop

Still on hiatus! I am having coffee and checking all my messages today. I am feeling so guilty for not having a “Kimonos on Monday” today, as I am taking a short break from blogging.
Somehow, a great throw of the cosmic dice has saved me! FRAN posted this on Sunday, so I am going to re-blog it while I still have some Monday left in my time zone : )
Coffee. Hiatus. Do you think that coffee causes hiatus the way it causes halitosis? Ever notice how closely related the words HIATUS and HALITOSIS are? Yet, once again I digress …
For those of you who are recent subscribers to my blog, please check out Fran’s blog!!! You will find many interesting posts about of Japanese art and culture. Also, she “writes more gooder” than me …
I suggest reading all of Fran’s posts on her “Sequins and Cherry Blossoms” in my absence.
— Denny Sinnoh

“Kaette Oide”

Do not worry about me, O Little Great One.

The Little Great One.

My Dear Friends: I will have to take a break from WordPress for a few weeks in order to pay more attention to work related activities.  You see I process requests for agricultural chemicals. The work is very dull … very dreary. I would often break up the mundane workday by listening to my favorite Jpop singers, many of whom have been recommended by my fellow writers here on WP. Unfortunately, my “in” box at the office and at home is so over-stuffed I will have to stop posting new material for a while.

EDIT: My comments deleted here …

Double unfortunately I will also not be able to read your posts as much as I would like, dear hearts.  I may check my messages from time to time, and maybe go in and delete my Spam (… holy Magi-carp … I just now looked … I had no idea how much spam was in there. I hate it … how it is now harder to access your spam folder … what with all the changes to the interface WP has made … Sorry, that I digress… )

I will not be able to make very my usual witty, Oscar Wilde-like comments on your posts. When I can return, I will make sure to review all of my favorite bloggers. My comments on topical issues may be delayed, but never will they be permanently waylaid.

Please enjoy one of my favorite Hanako Oku songs “Kaette Oide” which translates as “Return Home” or “Come Home”. I’m not sure which is the better translation, but I know The Little Great One’s song was used as a commercial jingle for frozen vegetables. No, I’m not making that up, the commercial used to be on YouTube (Record Industry Weasels took it down, but don’t get me blogging about that right now.) During the commercial, a nice lady comes home from work all tired, and she then has to worry about feeding her family. Good thing that she has a pack of (Whatever-Brand) easy-to-prepare food. Vegetable, meat (I think) and sauce all in the same easy-to-heat package.  Kaette Oide.

It is sweet, emotional song. Oh, Ms. Oku is my Raison d’être.  The reason for this blog in the first place.

If I only had a brain … a heart … and some courage …

I will return in mid-March … I have NOT YET said everything I want to say about Japanese Pop Culture. I will still give your posts a read when I am able. Although I will be able to compose little, I do want your latest Jpop, art and fashion news, the Pokemon events, and exactly what happens on that anime about the Lesbian Bears everyone has been talking about.

Denny Sinnoh

Password: NCC-1710  

As if the computer nerd hackers would ever figure that out.

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KIMONOS ON MONDAY (Week #39): What would it be like to go on a date with Mariko Shinoda?

Imagine being on a date with the glamorous Mariko Shinoda!

What would it be like to be on a date with the lovely Mariko Shinoda, or any of the ladies of AKB48? You may want to try the Playstation 3 or Vita game AKB 1/149 dating simulation game. This RPG game gives fans a chance to go on “virtual dates” with their favorite idols – or any of them in AKB SKE or NMB  groups. I have never played one of these dating games, and I do not have a Japanese Playstation, so I guess I never will. However, I am very glad that I found this video which features the lovely Mariko Shinoda in a lovely kimono! She is so elegant, so polite, and so ravishingly beautiful in these gameplay moments!

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Yes, I would LOVE some more sake, Mariko!

I always loved Mariko Shinoda when she was with AKB48. She was so stylish, and so graceful. Her dancing was great, and she always made it look so effortless.  (She was notable for being able to learn the dance moves faster than the other members.) I do think it unfortunate that she has decided to forgo a singing career however. She was a good comedian too.

I love this clip. It really captures what a wonderful person she must really be. She is beautiful, but she is also a woman of very strong character.  She is so well spoken and  so well mannered.  (Mariko graduated. That means some lucky bastard guy out there gets to see this for real right now.)

You will need a Japanese Playstation Network account to play the game. So that lets me out, darn it … I have however seen the gameplay for these dating simulation games on YouTube. Your RPG character has options to take on particular interactions. You need to make the proper selection, and choose the right thing to say and do at selected points. You either win the Idol over or you don’t.

If you come on too strong, she will think you are a pervert and reject you … if you are not aggressive enough she will think you are a spineless wimp and reject you. Sound familiar, gentlemen?

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The AKB48 dating games on the PS3 have video in them.  I think I might actually prefer the older PSP handheld games, which did not have video, but which used still photos instead.  The stills — I think were cuter … and probably safer … especially for an old man.  The PS3 videos look so realistic that it would be easy for one to become delusional, and think that the ladies are really there. (I mean even more delusional, than I already am.) With the stills, you remember you are playing a game. I’m also thinking with all the text, it would be a great way to learn the Japanese language.

Here is some “the making of” the video game which shows the outfits that Shinoda-san wears in the game.

What light through yonder breaks?

What light through yonder window breaks?

She is stunning even in the deleted scenes!!!

Unfortunately, the gameplay does not show Mariko’s full kimono, although there is a brief, full view in the “making of” video above.  I Googled these photos for a better look. Enjoy.

Starlight: Mariko graduated the year that this game came out (2013). 

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Pokémon Nicknames: Pancham and Pangoro

Premiere Of DreamWorks Animation's "Kung Fu Panda 2" - Arrivals

Pancham (in Japanese: ヤンチャムYancham”) is a baby-form Fighting-type Pokémon. The little panda Pokémon evolves into Pangoro (in Japanese: ゴロンダGoronda”) starting at level 32, but the player must have a Dark-type Pokémon in their party. Pangoro is a dual-type Fighting/Dark Pokémon.

X Y wallpaper for your computer!

X Y wallpaper for your computer!

I named my party-member Pancham “Chang Bang”. This is in reference to the Chinese river (and motorcycle brand) the “Chang Jiang”. Pandas are from China, so it fits. A friend of mine said that the names sounds too much like “gang-bang” as in these unruly gang-bangers who commit crimes in urban areas. Remember it is a FIGHTING type, so that is where the BANG comes from.

Speaking of the Chang Jiang, didn’t The Pretenders have a big hit in the 1980s “Back on the Chang Jiang”?  Wow — it sounds great …

My son named his party Pancham “Bam Boom” because Pandas eat bamboo, and the BOOM is for his punches.

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I named a female Pancham Lucy Liu after the beautiful actress (she even had a part in the “Kung Fu Panda” movie). I did not let my Lucy Liu evolve from the cute/baby form … well, because Ms. Liu is so cute, and I could not imagine her as a Pangoro.

If you did not want a Chinese sounding name, maybe use “Sprigsteen” as these pandas are always chewing on a sprig of bamboo in the game (and you can use your “Sprig Hat” in Pokemon XY).

I named another one “Manchuria” after the Northeast Region of China. The related name “Manchukuo” may also be good along that same line of reasoning. Perhaps you could use “Kung Fu Cham” or something similar. I suggest any Chinese name which might have a special meaning for your fighter. You may like the name “Ming Gardens” after my favorite local restaurant.

The names Ming Ming (for a female) and Ling Ling (for a male) may also be good names, as these are the names of world famous Giant Panda’s which lived in East Asian zoos. Get this: Zookeepers have a problem breeding Pandas in captivity.  The ones which were born in captivity were especially clueless on how to do the mystery dance with each other.

I am not making this up: Back in the 1980s, American Zookeepers once tried showing a “panda porno” film to a young panda couple, in hopes that it would teach them to learn – what goes where. Sadly, the panda pair were more interested in the projector than the film, so that idea failed. Darn, I wish I could have found that hot panda film to share with you. In lieu of that, please enjoy a photo of the stimulating Lucy Liu I found in GQ magazine.

Click the thumbnail for a full-size image there Panda thumbs!

What is your favorite Panda name? Please comment!

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KIMONOS ON MONDAY (Week #38): Oh, that Yuko …

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I can never get enough of the lovely and multi-talented Yuko Oshima!

Please enjoy this mini gallery of recent scans from Tokyo Walker magazine.  Click for full-size! Yuko is no “wallflower” but she makes a great wallpaper!

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Which is more beautiful? Yuko or her kimono … wait, let me re-phrase that …

The video shows that Yuko even looks good in “Sepia” !

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Oh, that Yuko …

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