March 18, 2018

Kaiyodo – Deep Sea Aquarium Figure collection

As an European, I had the chance in this life to visit 3 times already the beautiful Sumida Aquarium from Tokyo, Japan.

In my first visit from January 2017, in the aquarium building, between sharks, penguins and garden eels, I have found several capsule toy machines with different toy collections. I have decided to try my luck and chosen the deep sea aquarium figure collection which had a total number of 6 different toys representing animals from the deep sea. 400 Yen and my first capsule was in my hand.

Back at my hotel I have opened the capsule and found inside a beautifully crafted Vampyroteuthis infernalis.

Vampyroteuthis Infernalis

Ten months later I was back at Sumida Aquarium and I decided to push a bit more my luck and I have extracted two toy capsules from the machine. Indeed I was lucky this time. In my two new capsules I have found Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni and Chaunox abei.

Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni.jpg

Chaunox abei.jpg

Five months later I was back at Sumida Aquarium and decided to push my luck again, but this time I went for all: I decided to gamble for three capsules. I already had three different toys and I needed exactly three more to complete my Deep Sea Aquarium Figure Collection.

I took the capsules out of the machine and went in front of the shark aquarium, took a sit there and started to open them.

First toy: Alepisaurus ferox. No duplicate, I already had four out of six figures!

Alepisaurus ferox

I placed back in the capsule the Alepisaurus ferox and started to unseal the second toy. I was wondering what duplicate I would find in the capsule. I already had 4 different toys from the collection and only two more were left. It would have been a miracle to find a fifth different toy In a row.

Seal was off, capsule was opened. A silver fish with blue dots and red fins could be seen in the wraps. It was a beautiful Oar fish, Regalecus russelii. This was a miracle, I had five out of six toys from exactly only five chances taken.

Regalecus russelii

Last toy was about to be opened. I was just curious what would be the duplicate that I would get. To be honest, I like all of them, but I would have preferred a bit more to have a pair for my Oar fish, just not to be alone… 🙂

Opened the capsule and it was indeed a fish inside, but, unfortunately not the oar fish, it looked like the Alepisaurus ferox. I opened the wraps and almost fainted. Some strange karma happened to me in Japan and found the last toy from the Deep Sea Aquarium Figure Collection by Kaiyodo: the Goblin shark, Mitsukurina owstoni.

I had the complete collection from the first try! No duplicates! It was a miracle!

Here is the Goblin shark and several pictures of my entire collection.

Mitsukurina owstoni


folding 2

folding 3

full collection

full collection 2

January 2, 2014

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 37 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

January 22, 2013

Connecting Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 to Windows 7 laptop

I just lost an entire day trying to connect my bluetooth mouse to my newly installed Windows 7 operating system. This operation can grow you white hairs, I mean, it’s a Microsoft device, windows is also a Microsoft product, why all these stupid problems just for a bluetooth connection between two entities developed by the same company, a company that pretends to be one of the most serious companies in the world?! I’ve never expected such big problems caused by a bluetooth connection! I need my mouse! What to do, just sell it and never use it?! NO, no way! I really need it with my work, the touch pad can’t do what the mouse can do!

So, anyway, the day is lost but the mouse is working :D.

When I encountered the problem I started looking for solutions on the internet. This part eats you a lot of time. I didn’t found the solution in just one place, I had to combine and to research myself what works and what does not work. So, for you not to loose youre entire day like me, I will just write here all the needed settings. Here it goes…

First of all, I use a Lenovo Thinkpad R61 7742 NCG laptop. The operating system is Windows 7 Professional on 32 bit. The device I want to install is a laser Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000.

First setting: go to the bluetooth devices -> open settings -> check the box for ”Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer”.

Second setting: click the start button for windows -> type ”services” in the search area -> from the ”programs” section choose ”services” -> double click ”Bluetooth Support Service” -> from the ”General” tab, at the ”Startup Type” select ”Automatic” and don’t close the window.

Third setting: from the same window go to the ”Log On” tab -> make sure that ”This account” is checked and in the first field is written ”Local Services” -> and to be sure, delete the other two fields for password and password confirmation -> click ”Apply” -> go to the ”General” tab and from the ”Service status” section click ”Stop” – > wait a few seconds until the service is stopped and then click ”Start” to start the service.

Fourth step: reboot! Very important.

Fifth step: go to bluetooth devices -> Add a device -> push the bluetooth connection button on the back of your mouse -> the system will detect it -> double click it and wait for the system to download and install the drivers for the mouse.

That’s it!

Note! If you don’t restart after the first three steps, it is possible that the system just detects the mouse but freezes there without downloading and installing the mouse drivers.

Feel free to ask questions if other problems encountered.

December 31, 2012

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

September 15, 2012

How to delete Facebook profile pictures

Because I have Facebook just for keeping in touch with my foreign friends and because I’ve decided once more that my privacy is violated through their techniques, I’ve decided these days to delete all the pictures that were, in any way, personal to me: pictures that show my personal objects or personal places and, of course, pictures with me (which were very few anyways).

There are many ways to delete pictures from Facebook, but all these ways are somehow hidden and not very easy to find, mostly because you don’t have the “delete this picture” option just near the picture. Don’t try to manage albums and go through all those options, there are two other easy ways to do it.

So, the first and the easiest way is to click on the picture and go on the “options” link on the bottom of the picture. There you will find the “delete this photo option”.

To access the old way of viewing pictures on Facebook, click on the album which contains the picture that you want to delete and then click on the picture with the wheel of your mouse (for Firefox), or right click on it and open it in a new tab. In this way you will access the old way of viewing pictures on Facebook and you will also have the option to delete the picture on the right side of the picture.

August 20, 2012

Stupidity in this World

When stupidity will be registered as a disease this world would be better.

You will just be diagnosed by the doctor as “stupid” and you will get medication or/and you will be hospitalized for reeducation, that will help you not to be stupid again.

Specialized personnel will help you understand why you are stupid and will show you what you need to do to cure from stupidity.

Nowadays the world suffers a lot because of stupidity, this disease seems to be contagious in some cases and spreads worryingly fast.

If stupidity wouldn’t be registered as a disease, stupid people will continue to persevere in it, sometimes contaminating other people that are not stupid but that can be influenced, and creating stupid colonies by growing stupid offsprings that can’t ever imagine that they are stupid.

If the World will be conquered by stupidity, it will stupidly end in anarchy.

October 20, 2011

Filmed Nonsense

Today I have watched the movie called “Borat”. From the beginning something was dubious, the main personage started presenting his home town with a distant air and then comes the first idiocy. The main personage starts kissing a woman with the air that he didn’t wanted to kiss her but it was necessary, this resulting in a disgusting kiss, an then he presents her like his sister!!!?? Of course, things have gone from bad to much bad until the end of the movie, culminating with a naked fight between a morbid fat man and the main personage and a scene where the main personage comes with his excrements in a bag at a dinner table full of very nice guests. In other scenes the main personage express his anti-Semitic views going so far that the Jewish hosts, where the main personage was accommodated at some time in the movie,  were presented in the stance of cockroaches.

This movie disgusts me most of all because it is not really a movie. Besides the main personage, his friend and an episodic female personage, all others are real people that didn’t know that they were involved in a movie filming. So what is the main personage (which also directed this ineptitude) doing in this movie? He actually goes to people and pretends to be somebody else than he is and then he puts them in stupid situations in front of the camera. I am thinking at the scene where he pretends to be a foreigner that wants to learn about the American culture and he establishes dinner with a lot of people wanting to help him to integrate. The scenes are very sad because you can see a whole bunch of people that want to help him to integrate and he talks just coarse stories. Even when a men tries to make him understand that he is not retarded, as the looney main personage faked to understand, he is retired, and after this all people from the room try to do the same way, he continues mocking them with an air of a false pity. After all this he goes to the rest room, in this time people trying to discuss his situation with a big willing to help despite of all that he did, and all this just to see him coming from the rest room with his excrements in a bag, waving them and asking where to put them. Just think about it, those people were people like you and me unconscious that any movie scenes were filmed there, and of course unconscious that they were going to be seen worldwide afterwards. Maybe the producers were telling them that the cameras are for a TV show that will never appear if the filming was no good. After those people thrown the main personage out of their houses with all the crew, maybe they weren’t at all thinking that the failed TV show will ever put them in front of the eyes of the whole world, with this unstable director trying to make fun of them. This is just like you go to somebody and say that you need help to write something on a piece of paper on his back because you don’t have anything flat around, and when he turns around you steal his wallet. But this is not any wallet, this was people’s dignity, and this was happening allover the movie from start to end. The main actor has a concerning cold blood in treating real people like objects.

The movie has also some mistakes in it that only cheap movies have, from this it can be extracted the superficiality of the producers. The main personage says that he is from Kazahstan but all the people presented in his home town speak the Romanian language. The scenes of the movie seem to be short movies linked together. There is no convincing action from start to end. The scenes are supposed to be humorous but they are just sad and some of them evil shocking.

I now ask myself why this lobotomy had won a golden globe??? There must be something wrong in the world if that happened. But somehow it can be explained, just read “The Success Paradox” article which I think applies in this case. Anyway, to direct this kind of lobotomy is just wrong. Think about that this director will involve you in one of his ineptitude putting you in a worldwide selling movie and stealing your dignity practically forever.

October 19, 2011

Music Revelation

There has been a really long time since I’ve listened to good music in the real way, from a contemporary artist. Kimbra shook me really hard. She’s the real revelation in music for me these times. Just listen to her voice!

I have discovered her for some time but I’ve felt that I have to blog about her these days, and I’m glad I did!


A great duet with Gotye!

October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs died

Steve Jobs

1955 – 2011

This text appears on Apple’s index page.

After resigning as chief executive from Apple on Wednesday, 24 August and informing the public indirectly about his health,  Wednesday, 5 October came when he passed away.

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

Rest In Peace Steve Jobs.

September 30, 2011

Science strike

I’m not at all a misogynist, so please girls forgive me if I’m to flat. I have discovered lately a new scientific formula after years and years of study. It occurred to me in a big mall.

%Ω = %ζ


Ω – estrogen factor

ζ – random thinking factor

But don’t be scared girls, it’s not a bad thing! You know what’s scary? This formula applies also to boys!

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