Posts tagged journal

Posted 2 years ago

In Japan, Father’s Day seems to be all about giving your father food and booze.  Mothers get ‘thank you for giving birth to me’ but Fathers just get a normal ‘thanks for everything.’  I dunno, somehow that feels uneven to me.

It’s also interesting to me, cuz I can’t imagine an ad for Father’s Day in America encouraging small children to give their father alcohol as a present.  Any such image would be really sad in America, actually— but in Japan, totally normal.

Posted 2 years ago
三面鏡メイクボックス
In the very least, I really want something like this.  it’s like a fancy jewelry box, but for make up!!!  I saw a thing like this at my recycle shop but stopped myself from buying it, and now I’m kicking myself for that, cuz omg it looks so useful and amazing >_<

三面鏡メイクボックス

In the very least, I really want something like this.  it’s like a fancy jewelry box, but for make up!!!  I saw a thing like this at my recycle shop but stopped myself from buying it, and now I’m kicking myself for that, cuz omg it looks so useful and amazing >_<

Posted 2 years ago

pics out the window of a nice restaurant in Collette Marre

Posted 2 years ago

Really bad cell phone pics of the special Evangelion drinks and snacks at JoySound karaoke, which I fiiinally went to with some friends over Golden Week.

I got the Kaoru cocktail (blue liquor with cola) and my friend got the Shinji one (blue liquor with soda).  TOO BAD THEY SUCKED.  Good thing we also snuck in our own booze.  The snacks were purple potato chips (for EVA 01), cheese doodles (for EVA 00) and red sweet-but-spicy-thingies (for EVA 03).

Whatever, I now have a Lance of Longinus drink stirrer.  So worth it.

Posted 2 years ago

西遊記という中華料理屋さんのマーボー版

This was my dinner tonight.

It’s ok to be jealous.

Posted 2 years ago
The open air mall at Gumyouji

The open air mall at Gumyouji

Posted 2 years ago

This would be the vegetable stand I like the most ^_^

Posted 2 years ago

This is what my bike usually looks like when I come back from the library in Gumyouji on the weekends.  The stores over there are so cheap!! I bought 2 weeks worth of vegetables for only about 1500円!  I probably didn’t really need the gobou though (that’s the huge stick/root sticking up in the back there), but goddammit I ate it!

Posted 2 years ago

I wanted cute flower pots, and I ended up getting these Totoro ones as an end-of-semester gift for myself.  Actually, I bought just one a while back, and then ended up getting the other too, lol.  I seriously had plans to get houseplants to put in them, but the one I got already wilted, so I decided to go the fake flower route for now (plus, it’s coming up on sakura blossom season, so there’s lots of pretty fake sakura stuff around!).  One day I will raise a houseplant that survives.  One day!

The fake flowers are bought at 100円 shop and expertly arranged by me (it actually took a bunch of cutting and creative use to cardboard, cuz I couldn’t find floral sponges at the 100円 shop).  The Totoro and Kodama themed plant picks were also bought at the Ghibli store.

Posted 2 years ago

In Japan, the delivery of packages of srz biznez

I got an email for my T-point card (basically the universal point card I use at my grocery store, DVD rental place, etc etc) about a special offer for women in my area to get a free sample of some new kind of pancake mix.  I figured, what the hell, it’s free, lemme sign up for it.  I honestly didn’t figure I would get the thing for a few weeks, if at all.

The pancake people called me not once, but multiple times today (was in class so couldn’t pick up) in order to confirm my information andto find out the best time to deliver my free sample.  Tomorrow.  They weren’t calling to harass me, they just wanted to make sure my delivery would come at a convenient time.

Basically, they are paying people to call individuals and also to personally deliver free samples.  This is why Japan’s unemployment rate is so low.  It may also be why their suicide rate is so high, you never know.

Posted 2 years ago

View from the top of the mountain.  There was a pretty big graveyard up there.  I dunno if I would wanna live that close to it…

Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago

Random お寺 (temple) near my house.  NOT the one that blocked me from getting to the library (that is a whole other story).  I saw it up on the hill from my super market and finally hiked up to see what it was all about.

Posted 2 years ago

I originally bought this cloth to cut out the Kabuki actor and sew it over the rip in my jeans (due to a biking incident).  But then I opened it all the way up and it was just too kewl to cut up, so now it hangs over my coffee maker.

Posted 2 years ago

I actually got this made a long time ago but didn’t post about it yet… this is my はんこ!

Hanko are basically stamps with one’s name on them.  You are supposed to get one with you family name and register it at your ward office (which I may or may not have actually bothered doing).  Basically, it is your official signature.  You can get generic ones with common last names at various stores, but if you have an uncommon name you really need one made specifically.  Which is what I did. It actually wasn’t that much money!  I really only use it for signing for packages, but I still feel awesome doing it (especially since the delivery slips only ever have a little circle for one’s signature, and when I write by hand it never words!

Anyway, I had my hanko made with the character 卯月, which is basically the old name for April (now it’s 四月).  The awesome part about it is that the 卯 also means ‘rabbit’.  (and for those of you who don’t know, I have adored all things bunny related from a very young age)