Thursday, July 30, 2009



You have no idea how excruciatingly painful it was to live for 2 months with no internet except on my iPhone.
I know I should never say never, but I am NEVER doing this again. Unless I move to Bhutan, haha. But then of course I wouldn't expect to have internet.

I got Softbank/eMobile cellular/wireless internet service, and it's actually really fast, much better than I expected.

On a completely separate note, today is one year since I came to Japan. I didn't even realize until I looked at my old visa expiration date and embarkation card, which was today.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Tomorrow morning someone from a moving company is coming to take all my stuff. They will deliver it in a week, which works perfect for me. Except it's a work day, in the morning, so I'll have to apologize to the school many times.

I am so glad I took care of my stuff. I just have to finish packing some small things tonight.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


I finished packing tonight, so now I have to figure out the cheapest way to ship all my stuff off to Mie.

I was going to use Kuroneko, but after reading up on my options, I found that Kuroneko is one of the more expensive companies.

On Monday I have to call a number of places for price quotes. I don't really have the vocabulary to explain what I want to ask, so have to look up some stuff first. Hehe, study time! :P.

With these moving companies looks like I'll have to ship stuff the morning when I leave for Mie myself. That might be a little difficult but in any case, I won't know till I call and ask.

Hehe, good luck to me. :P

Thursday, July 23, 2009


12 shipping forms filled, 8 more or so to go.

I am moving next week, so I have to ship my stuff to my new home. I have a lot of stuff, as it turns out, but I am almost packed, I just need to finish off a few boxes, and tape them, and weigh them (to get a rough idea of how much shipping will cost). And of course, fill out the forms with my address.

Japan has a great shipping service, fast, cheap and flexible. It's called Kuroneko.

Probably by the time I am through with the forms, I'll remember my new address... I hope I do, after writing it so many times.

8 more minutes till work starts. Sigh. I don't want to work today... but I am sure once it starts, it will be fine... Bring it on!



I want Internet!

I didn't think life without Internet would suck this much.

As soon as I get my visa renewed I will get wireless Internet (that works using the cellular network).

People in my building are too smart, they lock their wireless.

I want to update my podcasts, and get email on my computer, and use firefox.

Ok, enough complaining. I hope my visa is renewed soon and I can get internet.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


I got some ginger, ground it, and made a drink with hot water and honey. I am sure it's good for my throat and will help bring my voice back, but man it's spicy! After just one cup I feel like a fire-breathing dragon :P.


Last night I danced away at the J-punk rock live show, and then talked to many people at the after-party, so I got really tired. My cold got worse too, because of all the cigarette smoke (I should go get some ginger). So now I am reading, lying on the rug under the coffee table, and don't want to move :P.

Man, the live show was so great!

But yeah, I am skipping the BBQ event for the International Lounge. There's no way I am moving from under my coffee table, away from my book, and go to Okazaki. I wish I could go, but I need to get this cold fixed before work tomorrow, and I can't handle too much entertainment in one weekend, hehe.


I actually own enough pink clothes to make a separate laundry load.

Same goes for yellow.

Hehe, I never used to wear pink until the last few years of university. I am turning more and more girly eh.


Today's live had so many great bands. Or rather, all the bands today were great.

Eye-candy, eye-candy *evil grin*. *Cough* I mean research, research for the novel *drools*.

Anyways, good times! Everyone was dancing so much (and me too of course), and the music was great, and the atmosphere too (minus the smoke). At the afterparty I got to talk to many interesting and fun people, so I am glad I stayed for that.

The next live is in Toyohashi on September 13th, so I am going for sure unless I have an event at work. Most of the bands from today are coming, so I am really looking forward to it.

And now I am sleepy, but I missed the last train (I knew I would), so I am in a manga kisa (comic/Internet cafe), where you get your own cubicle with a door and a very comfortable chair that goes almost all the way down and almost becomes a bed. So for $10 you can stay here for 4 hours, so it's a very cheap alternative if you missed the last train. Karaoke migt be cheaper but it's loud...

Anyways, I am gonna try to sleep now. It's not so comfortable but the live was worth it.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


I was just walking to the train station and saw a snake. In the city too. I was not brave enough to take a picture.

I can deal with many things, but snakes and spiders, and flying cockroaches freak me out.

Monday, July 13, 2009


I was thinking the other day that envy is a pretty nasty feeling, and having someone envy you is really unpleasant.

Someone I know has started envying me recently, and because I have to tolerate the person's company for three more weeks, it's annoying as hell. She envies all sorts of things, from my work schedule, to my weight (go figure eh, I understand if I were 60kg, but I am overweight for my height), to my height, to my clothes, to my relationship. She even envies my gym membership (she couldn't get a membership there because she has tattoes and things are pretty strict here). Seriously though, give me a break. If you like my clothes, go to the mall, and if you want to lose weight, keep a damn food diary.

The thing is, I always believed and still do that my life is pretty ordinary, and what special things I have are mostly the result of my own work, although sometimes I've been very lucky (like on April 26th ;)). So there is nothing really to envy, I wasn't born a princess. And that's why I am starting to get really annoyed with this girl who envies me, but I can't very well tell her to go screw herself, unfortunately, because I still have to work with her until the end of this month.

Negative emotions are so suffocating. Oh well. Only 3 more weeks.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Plan

I am conducting an experiment, and I am supposed to get the result by
November 17th, 2009. That's not so far away... I just have to stay

I wonder if this experiment will be a success... Well, it has to be.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


やばい、やばい, I am so so behind on answering emails. (@_@). And
on piano homework. Sigh. What to do, what to do........ Starting to
feel a bit stressed...

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