Friday, June 28, 2013
It's actually a smartphone stand, but as long as I keep the iPad horizontal, it works like a charm. And while I was taking pics, I just figured out I can lay my iPad down at a lower angle to make it easier to type and read blogs on.
I have iPad stands in my room and at my grandmother's, but they are bulky and are not made for mobility, which is fine. Bought them at the 100yen shop, so no complaints there. I found suction-cup stands, but as you can see from the pics, those won't work on my iPad case. I thought about the folding covers, but they make my iPad thicker than I'd like, plus I really like my cover and have no intention of replacing it.
So after about 5 months of searching, I spotted this at one of my favorite stationery stores. Cute, compact, and practical. And for less than 1000yen. Score.
I had to add a chain so I wouldn't have to detach the two pieces each time I use the stand, but this is me we're talking about; I had a spare chain floating around.
So worth the cash and more.
Plus, I'm listening to his ５年モノ album and I'm on my way to buy the Galileo+ album.
It's a Masha day.
As for the movie, going to go see it on Tuesday.
Posted at 10:03 AM
Thursday, June 27, 2013
I say this, of course, as a person who grew up watching Japanese period dramas and I went with the person who exposed me to them and still watches them.
So for us, a lot of the buildings and streets are quite familiar and it was cool to get a behind the scenes look.
And with it being a weekday and all, the crowds were small. I ended up getting "saved" by the samurai who was "passing by" during the sword fight show, being the "a member of the audience" in the street performer show, and getting to start a fire with a flint in the Everyday Edo Life lecture.
Pretty damn cool actually.
Also, my mom bought us matching umbrellas to ward off the heat, so that probably helped me stand out in the crowd.
Can't complain, though.
More on the more serious reason for my Kyoto trip later.
Posted at 5:54 PM
Saturday, June 22, 2013
I gotta pack tomorrow night but I still can't open my closet thanks to a sudden urge to rearrange my room Thursday night and while I got the big stuff set, the rest is in chaos.
I like my new setup though.
For now, I'm glad my mom's here safely and I'm headed back to the house to eat something and sleep.
Posted at 9:22 PM
Friday, June 21, 2013
And that night, we're having a Galileo marathon! XX then Episode 10, then the season finale in real time. If there's time, we'll squeeze in Episode 10.
Then we're off to Kyoto on family business. And taking in some sights just because we can.
There are other plans in store like fun in Hama, which includes the Galileo movie, of course.
It should be good.
Posted at 6:17 AM
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I wanted to try for the pen case that looks like Okita's eyemask, but I'll leave that challenge for next time.
Yeah, I would say there is a very good chance I'm going to see the movie when it comes out next month.
In the meantime, I'm putting the reflector on my bag and bringing Elly to work with me.
And I just thought of some Vines I could do with Elly. Oooh so much fun potential!
Posted at 7:59 PM
I thought yesterday would be torture, but turned out to be decent. Can't ask for much more.
And totally unrelated, but there is this Asahi beer ad on the train featuring the ever gorgeous Masha. *drool*
Posted at 6:15 AM
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Listened to Masha last night as I did my nails to match my top. Decided last minute to try a moon manicure. The result is a bit messy, but not bad for a first attempt.
Posted at 7:24 AM
Friday, June 14, 2013
Also, it's totally summer. I couldn't sleep last night (and subsequently overslept) because my feet were hot. That sucks. Time to invest in a cooling pad for my bed.
Posted at 6:24 AM
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Anyways, after I survived the heat of the day in my room, I headed out to the drugstore to pick up detergent and such. It's still a bit warm, so I decided to spend some time at Komeda to sort out my game plan for the next week/rest of the month before heading back to the house.
I like late-night Komeda. I might do this more often.
Posted at 10:03 PM
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
So major discovery today. I find blue problems, which are graded higher, easier than pink problems, which are the easiest. My body moves the way I want it to. Plus, failing a blue doesn't look as lame as failing a pink.
So now I have a bit of a game plan. There is light at the end of the tunnel. I know it's there, but now I see it.
Posted at 4:27 PM
Monday, June 10, 2013
I never really was an Old Navy person, but I couldn't resist the California map shirt, the pink Nagoya shirt, and the from California to Nagoya shirt. I'll take pics later.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
They're filming the last episode now. Amami Yuki! Which means Salvation of a Saint! If it isn't, I will be very disappoioted.
Fangirled with a client yesterday over Masha's arms in the basball episode and the t-rex in episode seven. If there's anything I know, it's fangirling.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Summer's coming. Ghost story time in Japan. This is going to be so much fun!
That being said, I'm climbing again (possibly twice this coming week), I might have a solution to my work schedule killing me slowly, I have a steady income, work makes sense, my mom's coming to Japan in two weeks, Restaurant Week is coming up, I'm going to London in three months, the first two years of Gintama showed up on the Bandai Channel's all-you-can-watch list, and the people around me are generally healthy. Oh! And it's Saturday, which means Masha tonight!
Quoting Firefly is never a sign of life being great, but
I'm still flying. It isn't much. But it's enough.
Posted at 10:09 AM
Friday, June 7, 2013
Friday mornings. If I get rid of them, I can come back from my grandmother's on Thursday evening, climb, and recover/make breakfast and food for the week/get stuff done in the morning.
That's the theory anyways. Means less possible income, but I don't get too many on Friday mornings anyways.
I should put my new problem-solving skills (will post book info later) to the test and analyze this possibility. But my gut instinct is saying Yes. I just happened to have my first lesson at 8:30 and even just that let me climb without being worried about this morning. I like having that peace of mind. Which also tells me quitting the regular gym and climbing was the right choice. I would never change my schedule to go to the gym, but to climb, yes, I find a way.
Posted at 7:49 AM
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Weight gain+overall laziness+a slowly decreasing, but still disabling fear of hurting myself
But I came back this week. And I can do more than last week. I banged up my knees and left some skin on a hold, but I'm doing better than last week.
My goal at this point is to stay for two hours. Not pushing too hard. Just climbing and resting.
And now that my arms feel a tad rested, one more go.
Posted at 8:51 PM
Totally different topic, but wearing what I am now, I realize I finally need to dish out some cash and get some more early-30s appropriate work clothes and figure out make-up and such. Maybe when I get back from London. Make-up maybe before London. Never know, the guy of my dreams might be waiting for me. Granted the guy of my dreams wouldn't care that much about my appearance, but I need to catch his attention, right?
Oh yeah, did I mention I'm going to London? In less than three months. It's pretty much my first real trip overseas. Whee!
Posted at 9:40 AM
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
Even if making breakfast is unrealistic, tea is doable. I'm awake and strangely happy. Not going to question it either. I still don't want to go to work because I'm just that mentally tired and this line of work goes against my nature. But people at work don't need to know that.
And when I would usually be slapping a smile on my face and playing Queen's The Show Must Go On over and over again in my head, I'm naturally smiling now. A large part of this is thanks to the tea and Masha flowing through my earbuds.
TOKIO will always be my number one guys, but Masha is a different kind of awesome. He's one of my ideals. I want a love like the ones in his songs. And his dedication and honesty towards his work is inspiring. I could sing his praises all day. But I have work, so I'll spare you from my rambling.
Today's going to be a good day. I have decided this and no one else gets to make that decision.