Saturday, September 23, 2017

7 articles start from 09/25/17 8 am PT

毒者のみなさま江,

ちーっとも記事更新しておりませんでしたが,先週まで出かけていたイスタンブールでちょっとだけ撮影してきたので,記事を7本仕立てました。隔日掲載で太平洋時間の9月25日午前8時,日本時間の9月26日0時から公開を始める予定です。お楽しみに。ただ,iPhone 6 での撮影ですから画質は期待しないでください。いずれ iPhone 10 にでも買い換えます。(最近のスマホは良く出来なのでコンデジ持ち歩く気,もう無し無しw)
上の埋め草の写真は,我が家があるサンマテオ市の隣町,フォスターシティ。上空から見ると,まるで長崎の出島みたいですが,サンフランシスコ湾を埋立てて造られた人工的な街です。都市計画がしっかりしていて公にはホームレスがいない,全米トップクラスに治安が良い街とされています。まぁ,住宅街ばっかりで商店があんまり無いからムレスは暮していけないよね。治安がいいから日本からの駐在員のみなさんが一杯住んでいらっしゃいます。反面,コミュニティの規律が厳しくて玄関のドアノブひとつ交換するにも町内会の承認が必要な区画もあります。弊社にステンドグラス発注しようとして多分町内会の嫉妬でw承認がもらえなくてオーダーがキャンセル。なんてこともありました。

あと,クレジットカードの VISA International 本社とか,C型肝炎治療薬ハーボニーやHIV感染防止薬Truvadaなど超高額な新薬でボりまくり,あざといことで有名な製薬会社ギリアド・サイエンシズ社があるのも有名です。あ,あとソニー・コンピュータ・エンタテインメントUSAとかいう会社がPSなんたらという最初は勝ち組,最近負け組wのゲーム機を米国向けに販売担当してます。(最後の部分... やっぱし遠吠え?w)

以上の会社に恨みがあって放火して欲しい毒者,お気軽に御連絡ください。(ぉぃ...)

5 comments:

  1. おお、久々の再開に期待

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    1. masa39さん,
      内容が浅いからあんまり期待しないほうがいいざます。
      ・・・これぞユナイテッド航空の真骨頂?(爆)

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  2. obaKoba-sann,

    Foster City is a projected town situated in San Mateo County, right?

    I hear Foster City is every now and then thought to be a piece of Silicon Valley for its provincial business and its closeness to Silicon Valley centers.
    Is Foster City one of the secured cities in the US, with a median of one killing for each 10 years?... Besides, there are a lot of famous companies with HQs in Foster City.

    Anyway, a good city to live in, I guess.

    best denki

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    1. Dr. Best-denki sensei,

      Before replying your questions and confirmations, you don't have to write in English. I can't be your appropriate English tutor since my English score was much worse than biology or chemistry...


      Well... Foster City is belonging to County of San Mateo, and the facts in 2016 are as shown below. (Source: San Jose Mercury News, as of Jan-6-2017)

      Foster City, CA
      Population: 32,377
      Median Age: 40.9
      Median Household Income: $123,039
      Median Property Value: $897,200

      ...and the City of San Mateo (not County) is as follows.
      San Mateo, CA
      Population: 101,335
      Median Age: 39.1
      Median Household Income: $90,208
      Median Property Value: $778,500

      Obviously, Foster City is the town for those who has higher heels and deeper pockets.

      And surprisingly, in 2017 so far, no homicide neither in Foster City nor San Mateo. Within the county, there are ONLY FOUR killings in our county so far this year!! This number is significantly lower than San Francisco, and Oakland of course. (btw. The chance of death by gun shot is 20,000 TIMES higher than Japan if I compare to U.S. average, so it will be ONLY 200 to 500 TIMES higher than Japan, I guess. Welcome to the Wild Wild West.(LOL))
      However, you can't simply compare by the constant numbers but considering the population. San Mateo is 3 times bigger than Foster City and the citizens of Foster City are very frequently visiting San Mateo to purchase/fulfill their essentials. In other words, Foster City itself can't be survived without San Mateo or other surrounding cities.

      The county of San Mateo is considered as a north border of Silicon Valley. And actually the county of Santa Clara is the center of Silicon Valley. However, for example, YouTube started in San Mateo and SalesForce.com is in San Mateo, SolarCity which is now a part of Tesla is also located in San Mateo.
      Contrarily, vast majority of the areas of Foster City are residential. Barely few commercial/industrial zones are assigned hence the city functions are really depending on the surrounded cities as I said above.

      Bottom line, if you can afford safer place and not depending public transports, Foster City is a great choice to live. For me, the current location is perfect for me where is in front of CalTrain station and lots of Japanese restaurants are walking distance. Well, some junkies or drunk people are in weekends but still safe enough because I'm a big boy. Furthermore, some homeless guys as well as policemen in my area are my friends. (LOL)

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    2. Oh, I forgot to tell you this. The U.S. office of Rakuten is located in San Mateo. I heard their primary language is English so I asked some questions to the customer supports at 楽天市場 but they couldn't reply me in English... what's wrong with this picture?? (LOL)

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