Thursday, May 29, 2014

Out damned spot!

Refilled some pens while I was at my grandmother's and I've got the ink stains to prove it.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Ominous clouds

To work, then to lock myself into Gusto to work on the podcast script (aka write lots with my pens).

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Morning Adventures: Pronto Morning Latte Egg Muffin

Left a bit early to get some breakfast in me before my volunteer gig.

The muffin's nothing amazing, but I love the latte cup. Proves that the visual is an essential factor for me.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

At lunch

Believe it or not, the Tokyo Tower and the SkyTree are both in this shot.

Good food at a nice restaurant for a decent price with a kick-ass view.

Color us happy.

Snack time on the Shink

Ieyasu-kun madeleines made with Mikkabi mikan.

Enshu Love all the way.

Off to Tokyo

My mom's headed back to California tonight from Haneda, so I'm going to Tokyo with her then head back to Nagoya since I have work tomorrow.

No real concrete plans for today. Let's see how it goes.

Monday, May 12, 2014

At the Theater: Lupin the Third - The Castle of Caligstro

Yep. You read that right. We're watching The Castle of Caligstro in the theater. So cool!

OSD: INK! and other things

I'll post an Instagram tomorrowish, but after much debate, I left with 3 new inks, a Prera, a dip pen, and some nibs. FUN!! Who wants a postcard?

At the Theater: 相棒�

At the movies with my mom. Whee!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

On the way back from Kyoto.

So tired! But had a great time! Will post pics later.

First, taking the Shinkansen back on our way to my grandmother's.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Suppressing laughter on the train

Japan's been cut off from Comedy Central and being denied The Colbert Report and The Daily Show, I played the association game and ended up at The Bugle. It's basically sarcastic bs news by a pair of Brits. I don't know what it says about me, but I quite like it.

Now I'm listening to old episodes and trying my best to not laugh out loud on my commute. I'm also learning more about British politics. In a way.

Recently my podcast subscriptions are The Pen Addict, Erasable, Nightly News with Brian Williams, World News with Diane Sawyer, and pre-dance clips from Ellen. And now, The Bugle.

What are your favorite podcasts?

At the mt ex Exhibition...again

Making a sunset!

Now to make the ocean...

My Golden Week Starts Now

Well, not Golden Week, just a week or so off.

Recording this morning, then packing and heading to my grandmother's to meet up with my mom.

Monday, May 5, 2014


A few days ago, I noticed "mt" bags on the subway. As far as I knew there was no masking tape shop in Nagoya, which meant one thing: mt expo!

And it happened to be in the building where I work.

So I closed my last lesson tomorrow intent on checking it out. But I ended up having time after dinner today and the picture above is the all-too predictable outcome.

There is a table where you can decorate a card for free and while I don't know if it was the intent, everyone who bought something was decorating their bags. But the staff wasn't stopping anyone and I couldn't resist decorating a white bag with the mountains of masking tape on that table.

The 9 o'clock closing time came around and the security guards started to close the gates, so I couldn't finish the "mt" on the back. But I grabbed some black tape to finish it in my room.

All in all, my desimgn is a bit predictable, but not bad, if I do say so myself.

Will post more on Instagram including the stuff I will probably buy tomorrow. Whee!

PS I'm not even that big of an mt fan. :)