Wednesday, October 27, 2004


Is way cool.

She's much cooler than Joss Stone and Beyonce.

I should buy her cd. I'd like it more if it were a little edgier. It's too smooth for me.

common sense

I enjoyed this column by Miss Manners.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

i used to write letters

But hardly anyone replied.

So I stopped.

I really want to go shopping

Specifically, I would really like to buy some new winter tops.

However, I have plenty of winter clothing. I'm just bored of it. This is not an acceptable reason to go shopping. Especially considering how much I've been spending on food lately.

I can go shopping for some casual shoes though. For whatever reason I haven't made it out the door to actually go look.

That's probably a good thing.

Whew, overslept today, but reached work at the normal time. Thank goodness.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

words of the week

暮れ(くれ ):nightfall; dusk; twilight.the end; the close; the year-end; the end of the year

帰省(きせい): return home.

激しい(はげしい): violent; strong; fierce.

渋滞(じゅうたい):delay; congestion.

復帰(ふっき): return/comeback.

Monday, October 11, 2004


I bought 1 座椅子(zaisu, this kind of upright chair without legs) and 2 cushions. Now I have somewhat proper seating for guests. Woohoo!

Next, a radio, and organization for my closet.

I finally delivered 2 gifts. Now, I just have to send Helen's wedding gift and some magazines to Jackie, and I'm all done! Yay!

I'm happy, my cousin and my friend liked their gifts! Woohoo! Feedback makes me happy.

I was reminiscing about some not so happy times in college. Sometimes, errors in judgement really don't make any sense after the fact, but at the time, they seemed reasonable. It is interesting how easy it is to push away reality. I ought to read some philosophy books.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

fair weather is gone

How sad that the lovely fall weather has turned back to rain. Apparently another typhoon is in town.

In other weather news, there was a rather strong earthquake a few days ago. They've all been about the same. Maybe 1 a month? Apparently a bunch of the train lines stopped.

air filter

Ugh, cleaned the filter to my air conditioner/heater. Will have to clean with soap and water and bleach tonight. I will have to clean the outside unit too. I probably need to go buy a screwdriver.

Then I'm going to clean the sink.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

i love Lawson

They have a relationship with Studio Ghibli (home of Hayao Miyazaki and "My Neighbor Totoro"), so they have a large assortment of Ghibli 2005 calendars. I can't decide which to get, but I'm leaning towards the "ハウルの動く城(Howl's Moving Castle)" calendar.

What's even cooler is they have these big promotional flyers for the movie. I think I'll get 3 pristine copies and frame them. Hehe.

size 9 1/2 shoes (us)

So, I have 3 pairs of shoes all roughly size 9 1/2. I don't wear any of them, as they're not the most comfortable shoes. They're pretty nice though. I really like the red ones, which I didn't have any problem with in the U.S. I guess I walk a lot more here.

Anyone want them?

Monday, October 04, 2004


I have a sudden desire to go shopping for a new swimsuit. There are the new types which look like workout clothes - shorts and tops. I want a set. They look rather expensive though, ranging from $100 to 130. Time to look for outlets.

I also need a haircut. A low maintenance hair cut.