some thoughts and hi

Hi, again. Long time, no update.

The world is so green and nice these days. I wanna go outside and enjoy it but I work in a stale office!

Anyway, about not updating.

I’ve decided that planning what to write is beyond me. (That only took a few years to figure out, right?)

I get all caught up in what is interesting to read or not, and end up just never writing anything. But honestly I don’t really expect anyone to read this, so I’ve decided to go back to just using at as a journal (RIP LiveJournal).

So, hey again.

I’ve been having a busy week. It’s weird, I had so much to do recently, and our team moved floors in our office to sit in our new boss’s section, so this week has just flown by. I know I went drinking in Ebisu and Roppongi last Friday, but that feels like a month ago.

Speaking of which, I hate Roppongi nightlife.

A friend also joined our company last week, so our team had a welcome party/fried chicken party in Shinokubo last night, which interestingly ended in a midnight visit to an Ikebukuro host club. HAHA!

But Korean fried chicken is boooomb.

Half and half chicken and (surprisingly) delicious cheese tteok-bokki ❤

I wish I had had the mind to take some pictures, but Shinokubo has really changed so much. The vibe has become so much more like Harajuku now. I really wanna spend more time there and eat that weird rainbow mochi thing. And maybe ravage their Don Quihote (which sells tons of Korean snacks and such).

Looks like my overtime my be increasing though, so hopefully I can find the time. :/

Another thing I’m really into recently is… lofi hip hop.

 

I listen to this stream all the time at work. It’s hard to listen to songs with lyrics sometimes when translating, and especially for long stretches, but this is pretty perfect for my mood and keeping me productive.

Anyway, I’m off to watch some Hoozuki no Reitetsu and farm some Hanami event materials on Toram before bed. So happy tomorrow is Friday….

[Friday] 4/20 – To Do List

  • 100-150 cells on memoQ
  • 70 squats
  • 30 sec plank
  • Hanami Event Chapter 2 solo run through finish
  • Trim bangs
  • Order expander to replace Ono-san’s that I lost…
  • SHOES DAMNIT.

 

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New Job

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Long time no update. I think I made a couple of posts on my tumblr since my last post here, but… Yea. Here we are again.

I’ve been meaning to post since before August since… I got a new job!

No more school for this guy. FOUR YEARS. Four years I worked as an ALT. Honestly, when I think about it now, I see why my psyche is the shit heap it is now.

But yes, I got a new job doing translation for a company and started on the 1st of August. The company I’m working for now is pretty big and laid back, so it’s nice to be able to roll in and just listen to my music on the computer all day. It’s so bizarre not to have to be a dancing monkey for people for once.

Everything feels a lot better now. Yea, I sometimes have dreams I’ve been possessed by a demon, but DON’T WE ALL?

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I guess the best part of moving on is that I feel like, even though this isn’t my dream (the job, not the demon thing), I’m a little closer to doing what I want to do. I have a lot of opportunities to learn and time to work on my goals.

I guess technically I had time at my last job, but I was so busy thinking of ways to kill myself that it was hard to be motivated enough…

I worked myself up all year that everything would be fine if I could just make it to Summer and the beach, but now I can’t even believe it’s time to buy Halloween costumes. (I’m gonna be a nun, btw. Fitting, right? HA!)

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I know this post isn’t much but raves. Hell, there are points of contingency even with my new job, but one thing I’ve really felt lacking recently was blogging. I need to get my mind together, and putting things on paper/blog really helps me with that. And hopefully protects my poor roommate from having to listen to all my ramblings.

So in the end, this was a post for the sake of posts.

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And that’s Mexican food for the sake of Mexican food.

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And here’s drawing for the sake of drawing.

Cheers.

spring break begins

So spring break is beginning. I’m still technically “on call” from my job for a couple more days (ALT life), but lately the weather is getting warmer and I’m focusing more on creative things, so my mood is already ON VACATION. ♣

Today I woke up blissfully at 10 and a made a deliciously healthy breakfast.

 

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yogurt, granola with dried strawberries and raisins, and banana slices

Recently I’ve been pretty busy, overbooking my free time and my diet has suffered. I’m not strict about my diet usually, but there’s only so many days one can live on ramen and Family Mart chicken before fat and fatigue approaches.

I’ve definitely been overbooking my free time, though. Lately I find myself out with people all weekend, and then exhausted at work all week. The thing is, I love hanging out; it’s just my job does absolutely nothing for me. :/

So, I’ve started reading this book recently, Fuck It – Do What You Love by John C. Parkin.

 

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It looks like it’s exactly the kind of motivational help I need with this right now. I’m only 15% in on my kindle though, so I’ll let you know more what I think when I get further in. However it starts off with this great quote that really spoke to me.

 

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”

-Henry David Thoreau

It’s not an awful job, but I’m personally not happy with being an English teacher, so this year my goal is to start doing what I want. I don’t know entirely how to go about it yet, but I have a couple of small projects in the works (that I will mention here when I’m ready), so I will see where it takes me.

I do believe in the power of human will, though. When I was in high school and university, I surprised myself many times by driving for and getting what I wanted. Granted, the doors waiting for you to open when you are younger seem more numerous than in the years after university, I know if I had the power in me to do something I wanted then, I can do it now too. I just need to get back into doing hard work for it.

And with that I’m off to get another cup of tea and get back to that hard work.

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