Final Exam Bolg Post: best/worst aspects of the Internet

How many people do not use Internet? is that many? I do not think so.
Most of people are using Internet everyday.

Have you ever think what is the best and worst aspects of the Internet?
I will pick up a few best and worst aspects of the Internet.

Now, let's begin to the best aspects here!!
Most of my opinion is proofed by this website

①Search Engines

Now, we have many kinds of search engines.
we can search whatever we want by this, and get information.
For example, Wikipedia is the most common search engines in the world. When you put some words, Wiki shows up information and links. You can click the links, and get more information. This hyper text system and search engines(Which based on the system) is one of the best aspect of the Internet.
Image(Search-Engine-Marketing. by Danard Vincents. CCL)

②Online advertising and Business opportunity

Dumb Facebook AdNow we have many SNS, and the most famous and common SNS is Facebook. There are many advertisements on the SNS, and some of people start to business with the Ado. That is NEW kinds of business!!
According to this site, many companies are using SNS as their advertisement, and most of result is increase in sales.
Oh, We can also find the business for smart-phone application. People create Free(sometimes light ver) and Share, if users like the app, they will buy a share one. also some of people create free app, but make money by ado.
Now here, I will discuss about the worst aspects of the Internet.
①Illegal file sharing
Many people sharing files on the Internet. However, many files downloaded illegal. There is a good example: Video2Mp3. When you put youtube video URL, and click convert, this web site converts the video as MP3(and we can download it FREE!!). This is one of the website which can download Youtube video as MP3. There are many kinds of website which can download some music, movie, book, and so on. These are all free, and according to the comic, most of people do not think it is big issue.
Now, Let's see the video bellow. The guy mentions how illegal file sharing is dangerous and big deal.
However, He also mentions many people are doing illegal file sharing.

②Online Shopping
Most of time, online shopping is mentioned as best aspect of the Internet.
However, online shopping cannot see products, so how we can distinguish good product and bed product? According to this video, it explains how online shopping is not always trustful and good for consumers.

This is another example about online shopping in Japan: last year, there was online shopping happening.
Some Japanese people reserved Oseti on the Internet.
the company sales their Oseti like this picture.
However, what customers got is completely different. The cost of this products was about over $100.
some company swindles on the Internet, but we cannot see and touch the product until we got it in our house.
Online shopping is not always the best aspect of the Internet.


バニRA☆ラ☆らイフ Vanilife!!

So, our Final Project for CIS which create a free game will coming SOON!!

I will introduce about this free game little bit for you!!

This is banners for the game.
Game title is バニRA☆ラ☆らイフ(Vanilife).
Basically, this game is for native Japanese speaker, but we are making English version for foreigners!!
So, for non-Japanese people(Students) should not worry about language things!!

I can not say so much information about this game YET, but let's me introduce about main characters in here!!

She is one of a main character for this game.

He is also one of the main character for this game.
(However, Player will not play the game from his view point.)

[For ENG version of Nao, it looks little bit fat than JPN version...it is my mistake...I'm sorry.]

We will show this game in the class next week!!

◇Sample Pictures◇

These are screen shots in the game.
Left: Start Menu Right: Screen shot during playing game


Together part9: Fighting

This is ds106 assignment on writing a fanfic about another blogger, taken one step further by being a continuing story written in parts without prior planning, and via the revolving effort of 2 bloggers going back and forth.

Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6, to be continued...

Oh my god...
Yeah...What I do?

I am sitting on the sofa, and Casey is sleeping next me on the sofa.
I pissed my wife off, because I came back little late from convenience store.
(Because of that, Casey waked up, and I just put him on sleep.)
Hmm, but I cannot understand why she so upset about it...
I just went to buy some stuff for this weekend, and it took little time...

Maybe, She worried about me so badly(Because I forgot to bring my phone...?)
After I got home, I checked my phone; there are bunch of miss calls from her. I suddenly realized how she worried about me...
Therefor, why she is mad at me? She suppose to be happy that I got home safely...

She shut the our bedroom door out, and might already sleep I guess.
However, I do not think I can get good sleep if I hold this problem on for tomorrow.
Let's me talk with her.
I stand up from the sofa and hold Casey in my arm.
I put him down on his bed again, and left his room.

I knocked our bedroom door, and entered into the room.
She rays down on a bed, and seems sleeping.

"Hey, Miki. Can I talk to you?"


Weekly Blog: Malware and Facebook

How many people are using SNS?
How many people are using smartphone?

Do you have smartphone?(or I-phone?)
I am using smartphone!!
Nowadays, most of smartphone users are using SNS with their phone.
Please look at this graph below.

According to this graph, many i-Phone and Smartphone users have facebook account.
Facebook is really famous and common SNS in the world.
I know almost TUJ students have the account, and use facebook for communicating with their friends.
However, facebook is really dangerous because your individual information might leak out in Internet.
Let's try how facebook is dangerous.
①Search your facebook name+facebook by google
②Click "search", and you can see how facebook is dangerous!!
That is my account of facebook!!Oh My God!!
I also tried to find some of my classmates' facebook account.
I put some students name who could found their account in Internet.
However, some of my friends are not comfortable to see their name on this post.
sorry guys :(
It was so easy to find my friends' facebook account in Internet.

There are many kinds of Malwares of facebook.
The Malware takes off your information from facebook!!
Facebook mentioned before, the number that login by account takeover occupied 0.06% among the login numbers to Facebook was released. 
It was indicated that it became the calculation by which account of 600,000 affairs is captured every day also about the number of 0.06% in login by account takeover. 
Wow, 600.000!!!!

however, have you ever think about facebook application for smartphone?
as I mentioned begining of this post, many people already have used facebook by smartphone.
Smartphone is like little PC, and it has many individual information.
If someone makes a malware for facebook application of smartphone, can you imagine what is going happen?
The malware will take all of your individual information from your phone.
Your individual information will leak out all of the world, and some bad people might use it.

Be careful who are using smartphone!!
There is many way to spread out malwares!! Not only application.
Most common way is spam-mail.
Do not click any URL on that kinds of mails!! It might be malware and/or virus for smartphone.

You can protect your information by some security applications for smartphone!!
Info Protector(Japanese)
McAfee(Not Free software)

Question for Final Exam
Q:What is the possible problem when smartphone/i-phone catches a malware?
①The malware will take all of your individual information
②Your phone background is forcibly set-upped picture of Hitler
③Your phone will transform Ultraman
④Nothing happens


Together part7: 30 min and home

This is ds106 assignment on writing a fanfic about another blogger, taken one step further by being a continuing story written in parts without prior planning, and via the revolving effort of 2 bloggers going back and forth.

Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6, to be continued...

I just got a convenience store from my house.

7 11
7 11; by calltheambulanceCCL

I came to here for buying Gyoza because my wife wants to eat it for a weekend.
I also want to drink some coffee (I kinda have to do my work after I get home).

When I entered to the store, I suddenly found Oden in front of the cashier.
It looked so good, and I remembered that my wife told me she likes Oden too.
hmmm, maybe she will be happy if I buy it for her.(Today is kinda cold also!!)
well before I buy Oden, I decided to look around the store.

I could found some snacks which Casey loves to eat.
I grabbed the snacks, Gyoza and coffee, and brought them to cashier.
During settling the bills, I ordered some Odens for my wife.
I hope she is not going to be fat...

When I left the store, it has already been 30 minutes since I left home.
I did not think it takes so long, so I did not bring my phone.
However, my wife might really worry about me...(Yeah I can imagine that she might call me a few times already...)

I should go home as quickly as possible.
I just walk little bit fast that usual...

To be continue


Together part5: On the Weekend

This is ds106 assignment on writing a fanfic about another blogger, taken one step further by being a continuing story written in parts without prior planning, and via the revolving effort of 2 bloggers going back and forth.

Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6, to be continued...

Casey Medsker-Saban came over to my house today.
My son Casey was so excited to be with him tonight. He was really looking forward to see uncle Casey, and drew some picture for him.
He got a Pokemon crayon last time when we went to Pokemon center.
He drew this picture with this new Pokemon crayon!!
Can you see a difference between this picture and previous one?
Well, Casey crumpled the picture into a ball, and rounded blue ribbon.

When Uncle Casey got to my house, he had a little gift for my son.
He found Pokemon noodle in convenience store.
Casey was so happy about this, and he ate the gift at the dinner.
Pokemon; by Snowy******'s photostream; CCL

Dinner was awesome.
My wife made many delicious foods for our meal.
Crunch & Munch: KARAAGE
Crunch & Munch: KARAAGE; by Sifu Renka: CCL

Karaage is one of the both Caseys' favorite foods.
My wife actually makes really good Karaage, so everyone like that!!
I little bit ate a lot tonight, but because of the delicious food.

After the dinner, Uncle Casey and my so started to play Pokemon.
My son Casey embraced the big Pikachu during Pokemon battles.
"It was so adorable!! Casey really likes the Pikachu!!"
My wife said with shining eyes.

Uncle Casey cared about my son so much. Every time when he came over, he always be with him and hung out with him.
When Casey needed to go back, my son was so grumpy. Casey did not want Uncle Casey goes home, but Uncle Casey told him
"I have to go back home and feed my Derpy. Derpy is so hungry now, are you happy when my Derpy is hungry?"
My son looks he still not happy about Casey going home, but he said
Uncle Casey patted on the Casey's head, and gave big hug to say bye.

After Uncle Casey left our house, my son suddenly got sleepy.
I think he is going to bed soon because my wife readies his pajamas.
Then, I will do dishes for her (Because she seems little bit busy now).

Where is sponge...

Go To Part6


Together Part3: Pokemon Center with my son

This is ds106 assignment on writing a fanfic about another blogger, taken one step further by being a continuing story written in parts without prior planning, and via the revolving effort of 2 bloggers going back and forth.

Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6, to be continued...

I got home just now from Pokemon Center with my son.
Casey is sleeping on my back, because he got really tired to play with Pokemons.
I was carrying my son on my back, and carrying Pokemon stuffs in my hand.

Casey got big Pikachu from daddy.
He was so excited to sleep with the Pikachu tonight.
He also got one of the his favorite Pokemon Card!!
When he got the card, his eyes were shining and looks so happy.
"Daddy!! Daddy!! I got Derpy!!"
Daddy was also happy when I saw his smile.

Derpy is one of the Casey's favorite Pokemon.
He always drew it and Vanilla-cat.
This is what he drew last night when we talked about Pokemon center.
This Pokemon is Samurott in English.
However, Casey called it as Derpy.
Maybe me and my wife's friend Casey Medsker-Saban told him "Derp".
My son really likes Casey, and he calls Casey as Uncle Casey.
Uncle Casey and my son Casey is really close, and Uncle Casey also plays Pokemon.

Uncle Casey will come over my house on this weekend.
We are going to have some nice dinner at my house, and my wife will make a lot of nice foods then.
Both Casey(Caseies)loves to eat Karaage, so she definately make that for dinner.

Now, I put Casey on his little comfy bed, and put the Pikashu next to him.
He seems like seeing Pokemon dream, and he is smiling.
"Sweet dream my little boy"

Casey smiled again.

Go To Part4


Together Part1:Will Fanfic

For Windows Users!!

When you create something for ds106. what kind of tool do you use?
I use Paint for ds106.
Print is free tool which Windows has in their program.

Click "Start", and search "Paint".
It is really easy to find paint with you computer.

Since I started to do ds106's assignments, I sometimes use Paint just for fun.
Today, I put some pictures on here which I created by Paint.
I also created some short story for these pictures, this short story is also for ds106.
Assignment name is Blogger Fanfic
I picked up Yeow William who is everyone know in my class.

This is ds106 assignment on writing a fanfic about another blogger, taken one step further by being a continuing story written in parts without prior planning, and via the revolving effort of 2 bloggers going back and forth.

Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6, to be continued...
~My son Casey drew awesome picture!!~
Today, my sweet Casey drew some pictures in his class.
When I got home from work, he gave me the pictures with lovely smile.

"Daddy!! I drew the pictures!!"

He drew Vanilla-cat which I and my wife created before we got merry.
Now Casey is crazy for Vanilla-cat, and he really likes to draw it.
He explained about this picture, and according to him, Vanilla-cat is walking around and finding his friend Bread-Vanilla-Cat.
I asked him "So, What Bread-Vanilla-Cat is doing now?".
He showed me another picture which he drew today, and explained me what the cat is doing.

Bread-Vanilla-Cat is trying to get some apples when Vanilla-Cat is finding him (According to my son).
Can you see the cat looks like different pen touch compared with background? Casey said he firstly drew some markers, but some of his friends also wanted to use makers. He gave the makers to them, and switched to use crayons.
He knows sharing!!
I was so impressed about it. How Casey is sweet and smart and good boy now!! Can't believe it!!

Last picture is the sweetest one.
He drew daddy and mommy!!

Casey can write daddy and mommy in Japanese!!
Actually, he still needs to improve for writing Yeow(やお) in Japanese.
His お is opposite.

Tomorrow, I will bring this family picture to my company, and put is on my desk.

Go to Part2


Clouston Park 1st Album "Education Without Natural Ability" NOW ON SALE

I found such a interesting assignment on ds106!!
An Album Cover

For this assignment, go to a few sites which I put on this blog below.
And pick up random words from them, and create Album jacket.
The Links are below, so Lets create my 1st Album!!

This assignment is really fun and easy to make!!
①go to Wikipedia: Random Article
the random article will be your bands name.
okay, my bands name decided to call "Clouston Park".
②go to Random Quotes
go to the bottom of the page, and lock at last quote. the last four to five words are your album title.
I got "Natural ability without aducation has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.", so my album name is Education Without Natural Ability.
③go to Flickr-Explore/ Interesting/ Last 7 Days
take a 3rd photo as you album picture!!
Then create my album jacket!!

Clouston Park 1st Album 
”Education Without Natural Ability”

1)Body Fantasies
2)A Chessboard
3)La Crame
4)Good Luck!
5)Made in China
6)Little Bobdog
7)Will Willer Willest
9)Life is not measured
10)Post it
-Bonus Track-
Clouston Park covered

I just picked up the songs title randomly around my desk.

1)Body Fantasies
From my body cream which I used to use everyday
2)A Chessboard
From little box which I put many stationery on my desk.
3)La Crame
From small paper bag(I actually do not know what La Crame means...anyone?) 
4)Good Luck!
From a gift/greeting card which I got from my friends when I leave Japan.
5)Made in China
From toy's tag which I got from crane game.
6)Little Bobdog
From Japanese junk snack which I got from summer festival.
7)Will Willer Willest
I just came up with this title when I was thinking about my boyfriend.
From a web site which I am using everyday
9)Life is not measured
From a part of poem(Life is not measured by number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.)
10)Post it
From my stationery.


Hello World...I mean ds106!!

This is for digital storytelling.
Assignment name is Greeting from ds106

For some reasons, my all posts did not show up on ds106...
I did not do many assignments, but it was kinda sad for me...
However, Professor Lockman and Jim Groom kindly supported me for solving this problem.
Finally, Swadloon(Miki Ozawa)is appear on ds106!!

Then, I should greet for all ds106 people!! YES I AM!!
(Because I am JAPANESE!! Greeting is our first step of communication!!)
Buenas tardes!!
Guten Tag!!
Sawar dii kha!!
Xin chao!!
Ni hao!!

Miki is Greeting from Japan!!


Weekly Blog:Are You Artist?

For weekly blog assignment, I heard We Are All Artist at Timmmmyboy.

Timmmmyboy basically described about artists.
However, He did not mention only about art major people, he said everyone can be an artist.
Even though people who are not art major (Political Science, International Business, and/or International Affairs etc) think they do not have any potential to create something, Timmmmyboy said they can describe whatever they want by art!!

Timmmmyboy said ds106 is really good for those people.
If people have energy for creating something, ds106 gives them bunch of experiences.
He put really good comments for readers on his blog, and I want to share the comments with you!!

1,Do not accept the lie that you were just not born creative.
2,Take something ordinary and make it extraordinary.
3,Take something complex and make it simple.
4,Take something new and make it old.
5,Find inspiration in the world around you.

6,We are more creative when we are uncomfortable!!

I agree with his comments, because I also have accepted the lie that I was not born creative.
Okay then, Let's follow the comments and create something as my feedback for Timmmmyboy!!
Let's see that I can be creative or not.
I though I do not have any sense of art, and I am not comfortable NOW!!
(Because I am hungry, my chair makes me uncomfortable, and I am so sleepy.)

I will create a poster for Timmmmyboy's blog post-We Are All Artist.

I use this picture for the poster.
I originally took it when I visited to Turkey.


  • Picasa3
  • Windows Paint

First, Let's change high-light and shadow of this picture, and put some effects on it.
Second, put some texts on picture.

Is it extraordinary?(Maybe?) 
(Maybe it is not Old...)
But I created this when I was uncomfortable!!

If people follow Timmmmyboy's comments like me, 
they can make whatever they want!!



This is for digital storytelling.
Assignment name is Song Story.

Now I will share my memory in America.
I was an exchange student from Japan, and stayed in America for one year.
It was not always happy things for me. In fact, some of my experiences are still my trauma.
I got many problems, I learned many things, and I changed a lot.

This song makes me remember all of the memory.

I was in Utah state, and I met many people.
Everyone thought me a lot of things, and I learned what is real communication.
My host-family, friends, and x-boyfriend were such a awesome people, and I still appreciate for them. I still do not know how many times do I need to appreciate for them.
They thought me everything about how to communicate with people, what is family, what is friends, and what is love.
Until I moved to Utah, I hate being human and I hate everything.
Now, I love everything. I appreciate everything.

Utah is such a nice place. Utah is very beautiful, people are all nice, and there are my host-family.
I put some pictures of Utah and my awesome family and friends!!
Please listen to Photograph/Nickelback with pictures!!



My host grand parents

My host dad and Little brother

 My host mom

 My friends Jackson and Logan

My friends Zack, Jade, Kevin

My friend Accasia

Best friend EVER Jade

Have you ever read lyric of this song?
This is full lyric of this song: Lyrics
I love this part
"I miss that town
I miss their faces
You can't erase
You can't replace it

I miss it now
I can't believe it
So hard to stay
Too hard to leave
Look at this photograph
Every time I do it makes me laugh
Every time I do it makes me"

It has been almost three years that I left there.
However, whenever I hear this song, I can remember all my memory like yesterday.
some of them might already forget about me,but I remember them.
You guys made Miki Ozawa.

Thank you so much.
I love you <3


Hungry caterpillar with Fukuda President?

This is for digital storytelling.
Assignment name is Mashedup Children's book.

I picked up Hungry caterpillar for this assignment.

I also picked up Fukuda President's comments.
”I can see myself objectively, so I am not like you".
This is really common phrase as Japanese politicians' stupid comments.

Then what I created is this.

Hungry caterpillar knows what he wants to eat!!
He is NOT like you!!

He is not like Japanese politicians who can not complete their manifest!!
He is not like Japanese politicians who changed their manifest easily!
Hungry caterpillar knows what he wants to do!!

He is not like you!!

haiku it up

This is for digital storytelling.
Assignment name is Haiku it up.

This picture is what I based for this assignment.

Here is Haiku

"Ice cream!?
Are you eating
Ice cream!!"

ah, this is not good Haiku at all.
I kinda confused how to describe Japanese traditional thing such as Haiku and Waka in English.
Don't you think it is too dificult to do that?
Then I created Japanese Version for this assignment.

I picked different picture for Japanese version.
Here is what I picked.

and here is Japanese version Haiku.

Finaly, its looks much closer to Japanese Haiku.


The Little Caption "I Found You"

This is for digital storytelling.
ds106: The Little Caption

I picked up one picture from my Flickr, and gave it one caption.

This picture is one of my favorite in my daily shoot assignment.
This picture is took by my couple ring.

This is the actual photo on my Flickr

It looks like I try to find him (or like "Hey, I got you!!").
This is why I put "I found you" on this photo.

For my Vanilla
Hey!! I found you!! I gonna get you, so just wait right there!!!!

I Can Read "Letters from Iwo Jima"

This is for Digital Storytelling.
The Assignment name is I Can Read Moveis.

I picked up one of my favorite movie which is Letters from Iwo Jima.
This movie portrays the Battle of Iwo Jima from the perspective of the Japanese soldiers.

Usually, I really do not like war movie even though I am Japanese.
However, this is my favorite movie because music and story are quite beautiful.
i put here an example of the sound from this film.

If you listen to this sound, you understand how this film has such a beautiful music!!

Story is also beautiful, If you are non-Japanese, please see this film because this film described one of the Japanese characteristic.
I usually do not cry for movie, but this is the only one which I cried.


For mid-Term; ds106 design-Pokemon Card

I will talk about design section of degital storytelling.
I forcus on one topic which is Pokemon card.

In this assignment, people sould make own pokemon card.
Do you know what the pokemon card looks like?
Here is some example of pokemon cards.
Shiny Pokemon Cards
Image; Shiny Pokemon Cards by Minhimalism's photostream ;CCL

It is really interesting to me because I like Pokemon, and Pokemon is pretty common for all of the world.
If people create the own pokemon card, some other countries people might be interesting with this.
We can share our impression and thought by pokemon!!
Seems like, this assignment is not so common for among degital storytelling poeple.
However, I found other people who did not create this for degital storytelling.
Some of interesting pictures are on Flicker.
"Mr Scott" Pokemon Card (2008)
According to St Boniface's Catholic College's photostream, this pokemon card is for one of the professor.
Here is another example.
Pablo's very own "Pokemon" card.
This is also created non-related people with degital storytelling.

Anyway, how to make that kind of pokemon card by own?
Here is example video from Youtube.
This Video is also interesting because she did not use any degital technology.
It might not related to degital storytelling. However, someone who are not good at using degital thing, this video might help.

I also found some blogs about this assignment from degital storytelling.
She also played pokemon game before, and seems really excited to create her own pokemon card.
This blog is really interesting. becuase He/She creted own pokemon picture book.
Its also Flash!!
He did not put any comment for the assignment, but this pokemon card is the closest compared with other two blogs.

I also have some experience to create the own pokemon card.
Here is what I created bofore!!
I kinda did not finished to create this, but It is also can be an own pokemon card!!