Monday, December 31, 2012
It has been a good month for movies. I'm liking this. Under the cut are the movies (and other things) I've seen and some random thoughts. I hesitate to call them reviews because movies are a matter of taste and I have always said that a "good movie" and a "movie I like" are not always mutual. I've also done my best to leave out any spoilers.
Also upcoming movies for January and February that I am somewhat interested in seeing. Living in a big city like Nagoya has its perks and I'll most likely be able to watch most the movies I want to see.
Now eating mikan and watching Kohaku. Already saw Taichi be a camera hog. Awesome.
It looks like TOKIO's not at Countdown, so I gotta get my last TOKIO kick of 2012 from Kohaku. Though there's lots of TOKIO to be had on the first. Yay!
And now it's TOKIO's turn. Just in time for toshi-koshi soba. Yummers.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
I finished up at work, changed clothes, half ran to the station, got to Nagoya station with enough time to eat a bowl of kishimen, and get on my planned Shink.
So far, so good.
Posted at 9:39 AM
I only have a half-sleeve shirt under this and I wasn't even cold! Chilly, perhaps, but I only have a regular shirt under this. As a result, I feel perfect in the train. Usually I'm broiling.
And it really lives up to its name. Deliciously light.
We'll see how it handles a Hama wind, but so far I'm extremely happy with my purchase.
Oh yeah, and
I'll try to post through the day. I've got an interesting one coming up.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Full day today, empty day tomorrow, work in the morning then off to Hama for Christmas.
Posted at 8:49 AM
Friday, December 21, 2012
Starting March 23, 2013, a lot of the major transportation IC cards will be useable across systems. Awesome.
I have a Manaca, Toica, Nice Pass and Suica. Toica and Manaca became accepted on each other's systems early this year, making me way happy. I knew that next spring, I'll be able to use my Manaca on Toica vending machines. But this is even better.
Unfortunately, it looks like Nice Pass isn't on there. But that's understandable. It'll be there soon enough.
Posted at 11:35 AM
While I'd love to follow today all the way to December 22nd across the world, I'm going to sleep now because if the world is still here *knocks on wood* I have work in 6 hours.
Good night and see you on the flipside.
Posted at 12:32 AM
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
I know, it's not a "fine dining establishment" but it's pretty empty right now and I was the only one to order at that time, so there was no rush. No excuse to be this careless. Presentation counts for a lot in my book when it comes to food at a restaurant. Unless it's a dive. But even then, or especially then, there is an aesthetic.
But it's still a really nice breakfast. Especially for 350yen.
Just peeked over at another person's tray. Left-handed as well. Maybe there's another reason behind it.
Hmm. I would ponder more, but it's time for work.
Friday, December 14, 2012
And seeing as I'm doing Movie Monthly for 2013, I paid the 500yen membership fee for the club card. 300yen off AND points? It pays for itself after 2 movies. Score.
Okies, it's show time. Catch you after the movie.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
I forgot to post my SNOW! pics from yesterday. Just as I was heading to work after a mini Tokyu Hands spree, it started to really snow. It was awesome. Having grown up without snow as part of reality, it's still quite novel to me. Plus my transportation methods aren't affected by it, so that helps keep the experience positive.
Ooh! Update on the skating, Fridays are Ladies' Day and it's only 500yen. Might have to try it.
Monday, December 10, 2012
I went to pick up the newest BACCANO! at the bookstore (1935-B and there's going to at least be a C as well! Yay!) and get a few things for my parents at Tokyu Hands, then realized I get 5 times the points. Awesome!
Might pick up a few more things later this week too.
At this time of day, they only have a morning set. Small serving of udon, rice, fish, umeboshi, kombu, nori, and a coffee for 350yen. Quite balanced and satisfying for breakfast. It was good too, including the hoji-cha that was first served.
And since the lady brought in the sign I was going to take a pic of, I'm assuming this set is only until 10am.
Morning udon! Yum. I will most definitely be back. Another breakfast option in Sakae. Awesome.
Also. Feeling 100% better today. Was feeling strangely off yesterday. Feverish, fuzzy in the head, headaches, topped off with a bit of nausea. A jolt of vitamin C and 6 hours of sleep seems to have done the trick.
Now that I've pretty much signed up for kickboxing, I'm going to have to change a few habits. It'll be a pain in the butt, but that's partially the reason I want to do this. Force myself into a less self-destructive lifestyle.
We'll see on Tuesday. I really hope the gym and I are a match.
Posted at 6:32 AM
Sunday, December 9, 2012
In other news, I finally signed up for a trial kickboxing lesson, so that'll be Tuesday. And on Wednesday my friend and I are going to make nikuman from scratch! Yum!
Posted at 9:22 AM
Saturday, December 8, 2012
I'd love to go to a skating rink especially if it's so close to work and in the shopping district. I'm a horrible skater, but I do enjoy it.
And I'm curious about what this non-ice skating rink is. It says 1000yen, but I wonder if that includes skates. Hmm.
Posted at 8:04 AM
Friday, December 7, 2012
The jet-lag still has me in its clutches and I've been awake since 1am, but enjoying Castle Season 4 (just finished disk 2) and arranging my desk and planning my day.
I've transformed my closet doors into a work area. The whiteboard I was using as a schedule is now a to-do and to-buy board. I brainstorm here then transfer the plan to my planner. Turns out I'm even more visual than I thought. I draw the pieces to the puzzle that is my day, then arrange them as effciently as possible. It's more a mosaic than a puzzle, but you get my drift. It can't quite be done only in my head; I forget things. Little details get lost and the pieces don't get the right shape.
Anyways, I'm going to finish my Komeda morning then head into the center of town. Today I'm off to get some things done before going back to work tomorrow. Then I'm going back to bed.
Posted at 8:52 AM
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The flight itself was rather pleasant. Considering it was a little under 12 hours, that's actually quite a feat.
Alrighties. Now, what to do.
Posted at 4:10 PM