2011/08/31

Dat lunch set

I don't always eat lunch sets, but when I do I eat it all.

2011/08/30

Shopping spree

That is right folks, I allowed myself some shopping!
Guess where?
...the 300 yen store.
Hardcore stuff.
A room spray (or what's it called) that says Citrus but smells like candy. Now my apartment smells like candy. Yummeh.
And a cute case for my hanko!
Yes! I'd completely forgotten all about it, but I found it lying around yesterday. I think I bought it just after I came to Japan two years ago... and then I forgot it, it's never been used.
Hanko is a stamp with your name on it, and Japanese people use this instead of writing signatures. There's special stores for them, or you can find cheap ones with the most common names here and there. I went to a special store since I had to special order one with my name.
The little case I bought today has ink too, so it's ready to use at any time!
And there we have it!
I'm not sure why I bought it, I have no use for it since foreigners never need hanko and can just squish a little signature instead on all kinds official papers. I'm also not sure why I ordered my given name instead of my family name... but I guess it was because my family name is quite long.
Oh well. Fun thing to have!

I also popped into Donki and bought a tracksuit for a mere 2000 yen.
Oh no, don't worry, I'm not gonna use this for exercising! Haha, really now... But it'll be nice to wear at home, or if you suddenly need to go to the konbini at 2 in the morning. So if you see a suspicious person in the middle of the night wearing a shiny black track suit with even more shiny gold details, yea that's probably me.

2011/08/29

Butterflies

 Today I had lunch in Shinjuku with my friend Junko. She surprised me by giving me... a yukata! And a bag and obi decoration! Just like that! (The obi on the picture is from my other yukata set) And this is some nice quality from Odakyu as well. Quite different than the white one I bought at Shimamura, haha! I also find it amusing that there's butterflies on both of them..!
Oh wow, when's the next matsuri? I wanna wear it now!

Also, dat lunch set.

Koenji awa odori

This Saturday me and some friends went to the awa odori in Koenji! It's one of Tokyo's biggest matsuri, so there was loads of people. Of corse, dressed up for the occasion!
Rebelling at the "Keep out" sign
Yukata is so nice to wear, it's easy to put on and while it was still nice to take off, it's not at all uncomfortable to wear.
Sooo many people! Had a bit of a hard time seeing the all the dancers. There's so many different dances and dancers, it went on for three hours but we didn't watch it all.
Drinking at a local jub! I love Koenji, the atmosphere is just so wonderful. If I didn't like Nakano this much, I'd want to live in Koenji! (But they're right next to each other so it's okay anyway.)
Later we went to a darts bar, and then I made my way home while the others went to para para.
I get so happy every time I see people in yukata or jinbei! And at matsuri, there's a lot of men wearing it too! A young couple in yukata is just so cute, don't you think?
(....I'm not talking about me and Jaz here.)

Yesterday I went to a friend's friend's live event in Shimokitazawa, but stupid as I am I didn't take pictures, not even of the afterparty... I might get some from another friend, so I can write about that more later.
See ya!

2011/08/23

Tuesday

Yesterday was a sports day with the school, nothing that deserves an entry of its own. I don't get why they persist in having those sports days, it's so boring. Even if you happen to like volleyball (yes, volleyball.) you still gotta stand around for ages waiting for your class' turn to have a match.
Meh.

Here's what I did today - my part time work as a tranlsator. I do voice recordings a couple of hours each time. I could also take a picture of the office and my other workspace but I guess everyone already knows what a computer looks like.

IN OTHER NEWS
I just spoke to my friend on the phone who just came back from a trip to her hometown Sendai, where she picked up her old kimono and obi she wore two times when she was 20 years old. She's 65 now and doesn't have any daughters so she's giving them to me! As in a real silk kimono with matching obi that I gave up the thought of owning because they're so ridiculously expensive!
AH so grateful and surprised and excited and I haven 't even seen it yet but hnnnnggg!!

2011/08/21

Hana no mai

The other day I met with my friend Sakura! After some karaoke we went to Hana no mai in Kabukichou. Really nice place, great recommendation if anyone's interested. Nice interiour, friendly staff, tasty food, not that cheap but still reasonable prices.
Cutest
And a great view of west Shinjuku! (17th floor)

Actually the whole reason we picked that izakaya was that they currently have a collaboration with  Hakuouki, that Sakura absolutely loves. So there was some serious moe going on there, i tell ya...!
The drinks were tasty but too weak, haha.
Their salmon sashimi was the best I've ever tasted. I'm not even kidding.
I always order salmon sashimi at izakayas, it's one of my absolute favorite dishes, but this just took the price! I could eat this for the rest of my life...
Also this sausage in melted cheese with bread thing, deeeelish!

Nighttime over Shinjuku...
Yea that's me in the window.

Yes.
I can't believe I just made a whole picture entry about one visit to an izakaya, haha.
But it feels like this day was kinda important in a way... It's when I realized that the path I'm about to choose is very difficult and will certainly not be easy in any way whatsoever. BUT.
That I want to do it anyway.

Will make an entry about that later
Peace out ☆

2011/08/19

The ears

This Monday I was enjoying myself in Shinjuku.
My burns are allright now! Not completely healed yet, but it doesn't hurt anymore so all is good. This Monday it was still hurting, but I couldn't stand being inside anymore.

We went to Mysterious and later Arabian Rock, two themed izakayas (I think you can guess the themes) who has really nice interiour although the food isn't all that special to be honest.
Before that I met my friend I went to Alta and had a mini shopping spree, some new earrings so I could make some updates on my ears! And that is about what I allow my self to shop these days, I'm on a super strict saving budget. My plan is to start college next year, but it's a lot of money involved...

2011/08/13

Quarter Void report: nothing new.

The products that might have helped prevent my limbs from rot and fall off all together!

No but really, has this week been painful or what... and it's not even healed yet! My feet and the lower back of my calves looks like a warzone, something noone would go near. But the rest of the burned parts are fine now, I've shed skin on my nose two times already and my hands and arms has got a super tan, compared to my other white milk white skin, haha.
I probably should've seen a doctor, but a few days ago I couldn't even stand up for a few seconds, and now there's no real point anyway, I think.
Due to my extreme inactivity, I've gotten insomnia deluxe as well so now I'm sleep deprived too!
Yea this is kindof a depressing entry, but I just want people to know of my SUFFERING.
Also I've been all alone the whole time. Boo.
What a waste of my summer holiday...
:(

2011/08/11

Ushijima-kun

Remember that awfully good but seriously depressing manga I blogged about? Well it's gonna be a liveaction movie, with no other than Takayuki Yamada in the leading role! Eff yeah!

2011/08/09

Akigawa river bonkura BBQ

Sunday was the barbeque at Akigawa river! All the way off to Musashi-Itsukaichi, kindof countryside with beautiful mountains and lots of delinquents loitering around in the middle of the nights. I actually went there the night before to meet up with some friends and spend the night. When I think about it now, I have no idea why I did that, but I guess you have to sleep by the riverside at some point in your life... or something. And the dawn was just stunningly beautiful.

Sunday morning all the other people arrived, and there was some serious bbq time!
Oh man just look at those shining white legs, blinding everyone in sight.. no wonder I got burned so bad.

Sitting in the river was so nice and cool in the heat.
Food!
Group shot!
It was tons of fun but oh did I have to pay for it with this super nasty burn...
Actually at the subway on my way home this random (Japanese) woman came up to me and started saying "Oh dear you seem to have burned yourself very bad, you must quickly go home and put ice on it..!!" and then she interrupted herself with "Oh but maybe, yes... I think it's already too late..."
Wha
Well she was right, today is day two and my feet are still red and super swollen, I can't even stand up let alone walk around without intense pain, oh dear where is this gonna end...

2011/08/08

Campus Summit 2011

 
Last friday I went to Campus Summit at Shibuya O-EAST, a huge gyaru event that I got a free ticket from Jaz. All the famous models were there, and the model bands and some other performances.
CiEL and PLAY-Z performed, both being absolute crap, haha.
Also, I'm not a fan of playback..
And she needs to have a cheeseburger or two.
There were a lot of people there, but over all it was kinda boring. It'd be more fun if you were able to mingle around a bit more... but everyone just stared at the stage with a blank stare.
It was kinda hilarious that all the gyarus in the hall had spent around three years fixing their hair and makeup, but me, due to some other business I hadn't even have time to wash my hair, haha.
Well! At least there was free alcohol!

2011/08/07

BURNSS

I've had the best of times this weekend, ending with today's barbeque up by the river in the mountains! So much fun BUT my skin didn't think so...
I've got the worst sunburn of my life, more red than, than the reddest thing you can ever imagine, and my legs, arms AND face is on fire! This actually feels more like an actual burn than just a sunburn oooh this might have been one of the most meanest things I've done to my body. I'm sorry, body.
I guess I need to head out tomorrow to a drug store and see if I can find some gel or something, although to be honest I don't really want to put myself under the sun for the rest of my life. In the mean time, I might just spend the night taking an endless cold shower!

2011/08/04

Kishis

I'm still left in a Kishidan wonder world!
I wanna go again...

And if you're not already following my tumblr, check it out right here!
I post a lot of Kishidan my drawings and sketches of Kishidan

I also shamelessly stole the above picture from Show's blog.


I also started a twitter! Look under the picture to the right
Follow if you want ~

2011/08/02

Kishidan vs Nightmare @ Shibuya-AX

 That is right folks, I went to another Kishidan live! This time, an event with Nightmare!
I was pretty excited since I hadn't seen Nightmare before. I arrived to the venue 18:50 because waiting is tiresome and I always stand in the back anyway, and I got a relly nice place in the sold out Shibuya-AX (that takes 1'500 people), where I could see the whole stage and everything very clear!

So, there was the same opening act as the last time, and then Nightmare came on stage. They were wearing white gakuran uniforms! Awesome. They didn't play so many old songs which was a bit disappointing for me, but they were a nice live act and Yomi's voice is of course something special. But I don't know, they didn't quite do it for me. Probably  because I'm not as into major VK bands as I was some years ago..

And after Nightmare finished, Kishidan came on stage and everything became at least 20% cooler, oh my godness, be still my beating heart!!
No really. I got just as bewildered as the last time, if not more! Like last time, Bousou Skyline Phantom was the first song and I'm very serious when I say my heart wasn't calm for one second.
They'd changed a couple of songs from the setlist, and they had different uniforms after the break, otherwhise the show (hehe pun) was the same as last time.
NOT THAT I'M COMPLAINING
I can watch them for ever and ever and EVER. ♥

2011/08/01

Tokyo parliament

Today I met with a friend of mine, and since it was Sunday but we wanted to go somewhere there weren't crowded, we went to... the parliament! And later on to Hibiya for food.
Yes.
There surely. Weren't any people around.
But we had a great time anyway!