Tag Archives: poll

A million and a half

6 Nov

Today my blog has reached one-and-a-half million (1,500,000) visitors.

It gets an average of 1,400 visitors a day. (On my blog’s busiest day, it got over 10,000 hits!)

I appreciate everyone who visits my blog…especially if you leave a comment! The interaction is what makes blogging enjoyable…so, by all means, leave a comment often!

Just how big of a number is 1.5 million?

Well…1.5 million days, for example, is about 4,109 years!

Here’s an idea of what a crowd of 1.5 million people looks like:

There are an estimated 1.5 million people in this crowd of protestors (according to “Google Image” search).

Please answer my survey and let me know how often you visit my blog:

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How is X-mas celebrated in your country?

27 Dec

Christmas isn’t nearly as big of a holiday in Japan as it is in western countries.
In Japan, New Years is the biggest holiday.

In Japan, Xmas is a regular workday and many people don’t even bother to celebrate it at all.
Generally speaking, X-mas Eve is considered a romantic evening for couples to go on a date…often to a place with X-mas Illumination, and either on X-mas Eve or X-mas Day families eat a Christmas dinner (often of Kentucky Fried Chicken).
Champagne and “Christmas cake” are popular parts of a X-mas dinner in Japan too.

Japanese X-mas cake (from "Fujiya")

To give you an idea of how X-mas is spent in Japan, some statistics from a poll taken by monitoring group conducting a poll of Japanese people (the respondents were a ratio of 50:50 male:female and between the ages of 20-60):

  • How do you spend Christmas?
    – Relax at home 45%
    – Nothing special 19%
    – Party at home 17%
    – Go on a date 10%
    – Go drinking 5%
    – Take a trip 4%

  • Who do you spend X-mas with?
    – Family 64%
    – Boyfriend / girlfriend 11%
    – Undecided 11%
    – Alone 8%
    – Friends 5%
    – Other 1%

  • What will you eat on X-mas? (multiple answers OK)
    – Christmas cake 61%
    – Roast chicken 53%
    – Fried chicken 47%
    – Pizza 39%
    – Salad 35%
    – Sushi 25%

  • What will you drink on X-mas? (multiple answers OK)
    – Beer 44%
    – Champagne 43%
    – Wine 36%
    – Other 29%

How important is Christmas in your country? What is your country’s biggest holiday?
How is X-mas celebrated in your country?

Survey

20 Aug

Please take this survey about how many foreign countries you’ve ever visited…and then, please tell which countries you’ve visited, and which were your favorites (and why) in the comments section.

Thanks.