Homestay students’ mobile phones and computers

ホームステイ留学生達の携帯とパソコン』Hi, this is Hosma. The following is a translation of the past article “ホームステイ留学生達の携帯とパソコン“. Most things can be done with a smartphone now. It is convenient and helpful. Do you use a computer? Then read on.
(どうも、Hosmaです。 以下は過去記事『ホームステイ留学生達の携帯とパソコン』を翻訳アプリで翻訳しました。 今はたいていのことがスマホで済ませられますね。便利で助かります。みなさんはパソコン使いますか?それではお読みください。)

I’ve been writing my homestay articles and exposing them to the public, but Hospa keeps them in stock and uploads them when I have time or when I feel like it.

Our shy host mother, Hosma, spends all her time writing from her smartphone during her commute. Apparently, it takes four to five days to publish one article.

I feel that typing is 7-8 times faster than typing on a mobile phone, so I’m writing articles on my computer. I’ve been using a computer for almost 20 years now. And typing will be faster.

Summer has passed and it’s about to get cold, but there’s a strange phenomenon

One day in October 2017, even though it was cold and summer had already passed, a strange phenomenon happened.

When I started up my laptop as usual, only the display glowed brightly and a part of it was black and shocked.

Oh, my God, did you have a virus attack? I thought, but the virus is still a better event. I can take him down with a buster.

It seems that my innocent Hachimacha Chibby’s got on the thin LCD part of Hospa’s work tool laptop and broke it from there.

It turns on, but I can’t even log in because the LCD just glows brightly. Simply put, it’s like a lethargic junkie or drug addict who is alive but has a broken spirit.

Because the data in the previous PC also flew away, there is a pain for a while, but I have no choice but to give up and say that what a child does is not like an accident. A new computer will be bought and the economy will start spinning again.

Isn’t this a modern version of fire?

In the Edo period (1603-1868), fires were scary, even in the Heisei era. Especially in the Edo period, when we lived in a row house, we were afraid that our house might catch fire if there was a fire somewhere.

There was also a fear that if a fire broke out and burned all of the household items, you would not be able to go about your daily life, and you would lose your life.

Nowadays, in another sense, online fire “flames” are scary. You know, I was thinking that when a computer is suddenly broken (destroyed) and all the data inside it goes missing, it’s close to the loss of household items in a modern fire.

No wonder our house caught fire in the modern era. Give me a break, but that’s why I want you to be prepared for fire insurance and backup HDDs in case of fire.

Let’s get down to business.

Today, I would like to write about the relationship between homestay students and computers.

I’m sorry to tell you about my own case, but it was more than 10 years ago when Hospa was studying abroad and I took my computer with me. It was a PC (Sony’s VAIO) that I had been using for quite some time, so I brought the Japanese one with me. Incidentally, it’s a desktop, not a notebook. It was heavy. I think I paid extra for it.

The shape of the adapters in Japan and overseas are different, aren’t they? Furthermore, the voltages are different. If you plug it into an outlet with a different shape and voltage, and that appliance doesn’t support it, it will break, yikes! When I was in my thirties, I gained a little bit of life experience, and I was about ready to change jobs twice in Doraemon 3, and I finally understood that it was normal now, but I didn’t understand it as a teenager at the time.

I used pliers to insert the male part of the plug into the electrical outlet, and it turned on brilliantly! Good, you can do it, you can do it, you can do it, Uesugi-sama! After a few seconds of relief

Bombs from the PC!

A pale, black, burning smoke was emitted.

It’s a great way to make sure that you’re getting the most out of it. There are so many things we can learn from our mistakes (tears)

Well, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty, shall we?

So far, all the international students who are staying at our house have brought their own laptops from their home countries. One for each person. Many manufacturers are Dell and Hewlett-Packard Company.

A PC is a consumable item! Some kids bring a conversion device to fit the Japanese adapter, but sometimes there are those who buy locally.

As for buying in the electric town in Japan, I wondered if I could buy it at a convenience store that sells everything. I’m not sure I can do that even at a convenience store where everything is available. I also advise them, “Akihabara has an electric town, so you can buy something there.

By the way, unlike then, it’s nice that you don’t have to worry about the voltage of the current notebook computer.

Homestay students use the laptops to watch their favorite videos on Net Flix or You Tube. They also seem to be using web cams to keep up with updates with their parents and friends back home. Some kids were in contact with their parents every day, really every day.

It’s a normal age for people to be able to keep in touch with each other easily, even if they are far away from each other or even at the border. When I was a student in Japan, I could make international calls by Skype or other means, but I don’t think it was that widespread.

In those days, the speed was slow, and if someone was using the Internet on the phone line, they couldn’t use the phone, so they said, “You’ve got to disconnect the Internet! It was a little more inconvenient than it is now.

Many homestay students have laptops or even smart phones and i-pads as a matter of course. If you look at the world, the percentage of IT device ownership is higher in some countries than in Japan, and it seems that technology is ahead of the rest of the world.

Oh, but at the moment, there are a lot of “i Phone for mobile and Windows for PC”. (Hospa) Are there many people in the world, including myself, who prefer iPhones for mobile phones and windows for computers?



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