Thursday, October 31, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Of course the two main songs are going to be awesome and full-on TOKIO; Nagase wrote the music and the lyrics and did the arrangement. His songs have the purest TOKIO sound - you don't get much more TOKIO than Sonic Drive. But when it comes to the members' sound, I adore Taichi's songs. I literally cried both times I heard The Course of Life live.
It's fun being a fan.
While I understand it's a potential 5000yen-ish I won't get each week, first it's not about the money. And it's only potential. Money can only get so much and waking up at 5am after coming home from work at 11pm has gotten old.
So farewell Tuesday morning shift, I will be spending my Tuesday mornings sleeping a bit longer, having breakfast, and getting things done.
Posted at 6:15 AM
Monday, October 28, 2013
To work for two lessons then back to the house to rest and have lunch. Then the evening shift. Hopefully not too hard on my throat. Then my last Tuesday morning shift. Yay! Then off to my grandmother's. Double yay!
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Now I'm in a crowded smelly train and feeling sick again. Blarg.
Almost full day today, but going to take it as easy as possible. I don't know how I'm going to hold up.
I think I'll be a bit more positive once I'm out of this train.
Posted at 10:01 AM
Friday, October 25, 2013
So it's back home to make chicken soup, courtesy of a kind friend who sent me a recipe. And I dropped by the fancy grocery store near work and they had cilantro! Yay! The Japanese tend to dislike the herb so it's a bit hard to find in regular grocery stores. One major thing I miss about living in SoCal.
Anyways, I'm obviously well enough to be blogging and making soup but sick enough to be struggling at work and really wanting that soup, so hopefully chicken soup and a good night's sleep will fix things up.
Posted at 4:16 PM
Yesterday was spent in bed in pain with construction going on next door, so, no, Mel was not a happy camper.
This morning was spent trying to convince myself I'm okay to go to work, getting over the pain, and watching Sorted FridgeCam episodes to distract myself from how sick I feel right now.
I actually feel better, but that's on a human level. If I had the day off, I'd be fine with this. Work...not so fun. But, yeah, work.
I should go take a shower.
Posted at 9:08 AM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
I also feel sick. Classic cold: sore throat and sniffles. So I got out of bed and I'm headed to Sakae because I want Soup Stock. I hope they have the samgetan today. Also taking care of some other errands while I'm out in town.
Then hitting up the drug store on the way back to the house and sleeping.
Posted at 1:52 PM
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
And did I mention I loved MatsuJun in it? Because I seriously did.
And now to shop some more.
Also on a theater seating note to self: row E may be a bit too close for Screen 4...
Monday, October 21, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Sorry I haven't posted since Japan. I've been working on a stationery post, but it got a bit out of hand, so I'm re-working it so it doesn't freak most people out. Yeah. Stationery.
Anyways, here's a quick rundown of the past few days.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Probably because I always get an aisle seat. Meh. As long as I can squeeze my backpack in the overhead compartment, I'm good.
My turn! Yay! Please have space for my bag. Please have space for my bag. Please have space for my...
Yay! Space for my bag!
Really nice plane. And I might have an empty seat next to me. Yay!
Doors closing. Catch you on the other side.
Posted at 5:28 PM
This may be the number one reason I don't like going home via Narita; sometimes I have to go through Immigration while racing the clock to my transfer. It's moving faster than the LAX immigration line, but that isn't very difficult.
Less than 20 minutes to boarding time...
So not good for my nerves. Though I'm much better about it than I used to be.
Thank goodness my luggage is checked in alk the way to LA.
And I'm out!
Now to fast walk to the gate. And stop for a bathroom and fill my water bottle, though they might make me get rid of it before I get on the plane. Wouldn't be the first time I've downed a liter of water in a minute.
And boarding is delayed. Better than early.
I wonder if there's wifi...
Posted at 4:45 PM
The skies here have cleared enough to show blue skies and fluffy clouds. Let's see how it is in Kanto.
Catch you in a bit.
Posted at 2:33 PM
I realized I've been to Centrair at least once every month since July.
It's been a busy year to say the least.
Posted at 10:55 AM
And my flight is this afternoon, so I'm still at the house.
For a while, I was worried about packing but then I realized I'm not going on vacation; I'm going home. Clothes on my back, omiyage, chargers, notebooks, Ghosthunt, water bottle, cash, passport, and a few other things.
Planning on just taking it easy. I have lots waiting for me back home, but today is my day.
Posted at 7:45 AM
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
Also in the haul is a mini glue stick (Because Japanese envelopes typically don't come with adhesive and the tape glues all tend to be bulky. Kicking it old school. Kinda.) and Frixion refills for my work pens (I go through one of these a week).
I also picked up the newest issue of Bun2. Yes, I actually read a stationery magazine. I'm really close to subscribing.
See the area outlined in red? That's the predicted severe winds area.
Posted at 6:05 AM
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
I swear, I just walked into one of my favorite stationery stores to relax before work, but I tried this pen out and it felt like exactly what I think I have been looking for to ink my sketches. I've been using just my Platinum Preppy, which gives my sketches a nice feel that I like, but I want to add more details.
This pen can write both like a marker and a brush pen. Most importantly, it can write really thin without needing the delicacy my brush pen requires. The detail-oriented side of me is extremely happy about the possibilities, while the perfectionist side of me has been given the opportunity to drive the rest of my brain crazy.
I like what I see so far. We'll see where this goes.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Can't wait to start the next one. Vlad and the Winchester House mushed together. The Bloodied Labrynth.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Also, it's October!
Just over a week until my birthday, which is the same day I'm headed home to the States for a little over a week.
Home! Planning a few things with my mom that I'm looking forward to. And of course, Raul's wedding. :)