Mount Fuji Climb in Off Season Yoshida Trail

Posted on November 4, 2017, 7:51 pm


My 1st attempt to climb MtFuji was on 29 September 2017 and the original plan is Subashiri Trail, spending a night at Taiyokan 大陽館 (mountain hut), continue to the summit to see the sunrise on the next morning, walk around the volcanic craters. Taiyokan is one of the few mountains hut that still operates in late September as many huts closed in earlier September.

I catch an earlier train from Tokyo station and arrive at Gotemba station at 9h10, it takes 2h11mn.
You can get there quicker (at less than 2 hours) by catching the Rapid Service Train. It takes only a few stop.

Backpacking Checklist: Gear Essentials
Backpacking Checklist: Gear Essentials



The Bus station is just about 1 minute by walk from Gotemba station.
I'm quickly walk to the ticket office and asking for a bus ticket to Subashiri 5th Station.
The ticket officer said: The bus runs only on Saturday and Sunday.
O.M.G What should I do?

There were many obstacles while making plan, I have to deal with mountain hut to make a reservation as I don't speak Japan and they don't speak English, transportation, logistics etc.

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Yogurt cake becomes a yogurt bread

Posted on September 19, 2016, 4:57 pm


For a long time I just wonder how this cake was made, this is the 2nd time that I've tried to make it. Like the 1st time my cake becomes bread ^^ and I gave it a new name "Yogurt Bread". I think this is due to the "baking powder" and I’m going to try with another one for the next time.


Yogurt cake become a yogurt bread ^^

Yogurt cake become a yogurt bread ^^
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3 days in Washington DC

Posted on September 13, 2016, 4:55 pm


Day 1
Not different from my 6 days in NYC, I started with Chinatown than go for a walk in the biggest garden in DC where you can find :

  • Capitol Hill, US Botanic Gardens
  • Washington Monument, National World War II Memorial, Reflecting Pool
  • LincoIn Memorial, Vietnam War Veterans Memorial


Chinatown, WDC
Chinatown, WDC


Capitol Hill, US Botanic Gardens
Capitol Hill, US Botanic Gardens


Washington Monument, National World War II Memorial, Reflecting Pool
Washington Monument, National World War II Memorial, Reflecting Pool


LincoIn Memorial, Vietnam War Veterans Memorial
LincoIn Memorial, Vietnam War Veterans Memorial


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How to Fix an Oracle User's Password When It Has Expired

Posted on September 8, 2016, 10:33 pm


In sqlplus connect as sysdba


Select from dba_users

Flatiron Building


SELECT username, account_status FROM dba_users WHERE ACCOUNT_STATUS LIKE '%EXPIRED%';
ALTER USER {username} IDENTIFIED BY {password};
ALTER USER {username} ACCOUNT UNLOCK;
ALTER PROFILE DEFAULT LIMIT PASSWORD_LIFE_TIME UNLIMITED;
SELECT username, account_status FROM dba_users WHERE ACCOUNT_STATUS LIKE '%EXPIRED%';
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US Visitor Visa - B2 Visa experiences 2016

Posted on September 6, 2016, 10:01 pm


You're working in France, you're not a citizen of France and you want to visit the United States of America, you need to apply for a non immigrant visas. Below my experiences step by step to get the U. S VISA for my vacation.


VISA

VISA


1- Determine VISA Type.
There are several categories of non immigrant visas, I applied for a B2 ( more type of visa here : https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html )

2-Complete the Online Application Form DS-160 and Upload your photo.
Photo must be 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size no other size is accepted. Online Application Form DS-160 : https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/

3- After submitted your application form you'll be instructed to schedule an interview, at this point you'll need to pay to get your appointment's date.
Appointment website for the U. S Embassy in France : https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-fr/niv Below some documents that I bring with me on the interview day :

  • Passport, 6-month minimum before expiration date
  • ID card (TDS : Titre De Séjours)
  • Working contract
  • Payment Sheet
  • Bank Transaction Sheet
  • 1 Photo ID (2 x 2 inches, 51 x 51 mm)
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