Wednesday, May 25, 2005


So, it's basically a pain to travel.

If I want to take a trip out of the country, I need to spend half a day getting a re-entry permit and transferring my visa from my current passport to my next one. I really should do it anyway, in case I need to travel for an emergency.

If I want to visit China, I have to take 2 mornings and get a visa, once I've bought a plane ticket. I also need a letter from a Chinese tour agency. I'm not sure what to do if I'm not going on a tour.


After I have a big meal, I'm usually starving in the morning. I think my stomach is very quick to expand.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Japanese post: new vocab

有給休暇(ゆうきゅうきゅうか)paid vacation

Saturday, May 21, 2005


I am currently reluctantly studying Japanese. I'd have rather gone to dinner and movie with some friends, but I thought I'd be meeting up with another friend who's visiting this weekend, who ended up cancelling.

So instead I am studying Japanese and listening to this DJ Tiesto cd I got from George. Thanks George! I didn't notice until now that Sinead O'Connor makes an appearance on it. I like her song quite a lot. I've always liked her quite a bit. Ooh, she has a really interesting new cd coming out. 17 of her best collaborations. I love Peter Gabriel's "Blood of Eden."

Yukie NASU

那州雪絵 is one of my favorite manga artists. Primarily because of "Here is Greenwood," of which I am still looking for the wide version of the books. Apparently she has still been publishing 1 or 2 books a year, so I plan on checking them out. I'm glad! I hate it when one of my favorite artists fades into obscurity.

On a side note, another cafe that I like in Shimokitazawa has closed. Bummer!

Thursday, May 19, 2005


When communicating by email, it helps to keep questions simple and focus on one topic at a time.