Monday, February 28, 2005


Finally I watched The Lord Of The Rings : The Return Of The King this afternoon.
Good as I expected. I'm tired though.
After that I was doing daily blog check... I saw this. Creepy.
Oh I think I'm cool about this year's Academy Awards. :)

p.s. hey baby, I'm sorry to call you baka.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

More Stuff

60% off

70% off

Today the store which I got those from was closed... the store was there for 25 years. I had a quick visit during my lunch time. And I got the bracelet for $10... the necklace, I got it couple days ago.
I will have two days off, Mon and Tue. :)

Saturday, February 26, 2005


Little bit busy at work today. It was good. Hope it's little bit busier everyday at work... (and hope it's little bit less busy for you baby.)
Another gym day. Well, when I go to work and gym I don't have time to do anything else. haha
Going to the gym after work is fine. Most of the time I can drive. It's nice to drive there at this cold night. It snowed today as well.

Friday, February 25, 2005

I Really Believe So

I think and I tell everybody that I was born under the lucky star of meeting great people and make friends with them.

I got this package from my great friend. Thank you sooooo much!
Now I have lots to read! :)

Thursday, February 24, 2005


I went to see Kyogen this afternoon. It was great.
After we came out from the theater it was snowing.

Today was my gym day, so I left to the gym by bicycle. Slippery.
Snow kept falling for few hours and when I came out from the gym it was sleet.
At gym I took Yoga class. Interesting. But I can't do "wariza"... (second last one on left)
It was relaxing anyways.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005


I will go to see Kyogen.
Mansaku Nomura (Japanese site) and Mansai Nomura (English site) will perform. Kayoko told me about this and we got the tickets more than few month ago. I'm really looking forward to see it.
Program ; 棒縛 (boushibari) 六地蔵 (rokujizou)

Tuesday, February 22, 2005


To myself. Yeah, again. I want to think of them as my valentine gift to myself.

I got those last week at a silver accessories store which is doing closing sale.
The store has been there for long time. As long as I can remember, it was there when I was in high school... (I want to think it's not so long ago... though yeah it's been long... like good 15 years! gee) I will probably go back there this weekend when stuff would be more than 70% off! I got them 50% off. I paid little bit more than $60. :)

Monday, February 21, 2005


I think Japanese is difficult... in a way.
I took a manner lesson today at work. All about how to speak proper Japanese. (gee, Japanese... I'm not very good at it) There's three different way to say things, honorific, modest and polite. It's pretty confusing to suit your manner of speech to the person you are speaking to. Sometime I feel it's easier to just speak my random English.
I want to talk about it more here though I need to go to gym now! Hope it wouldn't be too crowded.

update ; I went to gym. My back is bugging me tonight so I didn't stay there long. (still more than 1 hour and half though)

And I forgot to tell you something. At the manner lesson. Teacher said people can understand what I say, I speak very clear and polite. BUT, I do sound VERY business like. That means I do sound almost cold when I speak at work. Guess what? That's what I try to do. I am working! Not playing at work! Geez! (okay, I do sometime play at work or do nothing...)

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Someone was

Grumpy today. I haven't been grumpy for a while. So I could just let it go when he said "don't bug me" and it was the first thing he said. Funny that I was the one always grumpy, complain and sad. The times like this make me somewhat uneasy and relieved.

I didn't do anything today. Slept till noon. I don't really remember what I was doing all afternoon. Didn't read didn't really watch tv. I must have been just staring at the wall. :p
Cold today, snowed for a while.

Saturday, February 19, 2005


My metabolism is working better. After two hours of working out at gym, I can feel I'm sweating though still not enough I guess. I've been drinking 2L of water everyday. Try to keep my feet warm. (I used to be barefoot all the time even during in winter)
Tomorrow is my doing nothing day. Feels like I haven't had it for long time.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Happy Birthday + Belated Birthday

Today is my friend Carol's birthday.
Omedeto Carol!

Yesterday was my friend/brother Wilson's birthday.
Hope all is well with you!

Weekend Off

It might be the first weekend off which I didn't ask for since I started this job.
Though no plan. I will go to gym for sure either tomorrow or Sunday. (I'd better go tomorrow...) otherwise, I don't need/want to do much. I might go and pick up those necklaces which I bought today during my lunch break. I asked them to make it little bit longer and it's probably done by tomorrow afternoon... they are very cute. I will show you when I got them.

More pics from this week. Too bad the weather wasn't great for both days. Couldn't take any blue blue sky pictures.

Thursday, February 17, 2005




Cafe @ Takamatsu

Back to work today. Super sleepy... didn't go to gym tonight. Kinda feel bad. :(
I have few CSI episodes to watch. Gonna watch those and relax.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Art Site Naoshima

Mary and I went to Naoshima today. I drove again. Feels like I've done my share of driving for two years. My dad is very proud of me. haha Even I think I'm a good driver myself. I just suck parking.
Anyways, Naoshima was very cool. I loved it there. People were very kind and nice. And...

This guy is so friendly. He didn't wanna leave us, so stayed there for quite a while.

Quiet and very cool. I'd like to stay there for a night and walking around/relax. Well, maybe when it's little bit warmer. :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2005


We drove to Kotohira to go Kompirasan. It's about 45 mins to 1 hour drive from my place.
It was raining a little bit though didn't rain hard till we came down from the mountain. So we had a good time. We climbed up more than 1300 steps. Air was nice and crisp.

We are going Naoshima tomorrow.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Happy Valentine's Day

Hope you guys are spending nice time with someone you love/like/care.

I just got in from a day trip to Nara. Very tired. :p
But my sis Mary is here!!!

Sunday, February 13, 2005


I went to gym tonight. I've been good this week. Went there for four times.
Tomorrow, I will leave early to Osaka. Pick up my sis Mary and we gonna go to Nara.
Then I will take her home. :)

Now I remember what I wanted to write yesterday...

630 yen (about $7 Canadian) for ONE chocolate... and it's SOLD OUT online.
Oh did I mention it's for the Valentine's day? (no no baby, you would be happier with Kit Kat for sure)

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Talking Online

I talked to my friends on Skype.
I tried it first time a couple nights ago. It worked fine.

My Bear, my Z Speedster and my Kuma.
Funny that I've never really liked those stuffed animals when I was a kid. I don't remember I had any favourites. Now I have some favourites. Most of my love goes to Zen the turtle at the moment though. :)

I think I had something more to say, but I can't remember them... hmmm

Friday, February 11, 2005

National Foundation Day

Today was national holiday. And I had a day off. (not because it's national holiday, my shift was that way)

I saw Megu in the afternoon.

I don't wanna see cakes for a while... they were good though!
Always nice to hang out with her. She's dying to know what's going on with my love life because I refused to talk about it about a year ago. And haven't told her anything. Only because I like teasing her. And I like to see her trying so hard to trick me and get some info. She would never be succeeded anyways. I can trick her, but she can't trick me. That's the way it is. :D

After that I went to gym.
Then I bumped into one of my friends Kaori who I haven't seen for long time. I was just talking about her with Kayoko and I really wanted to see her. So we chatted while I was on a bike. We decided to go for dinner/lunch sometime soon.
I did the program which my trainer made. Gee it was hard. But I think I can do that few times a week.

Oh and... I fell in love...

with him...
I just couldn't leave him alone... So now he's my new room-mate. He's Scorpio. And I like Scorpio next to Taurus.

Thursday, February 10, 2005


Thank you very very very much to Jud!
I got the package today. Took about 10 days from Halifax. I take this as the Valentine's day gift. Thank you!!!

I got a CD which my friend Jud sent me from Halifax.

Wintersleep's new album. I am so happy to get their new album and also happy to know my friend is doing great.

My sis Mary is here in Japan now. I just talked to her on the phone. She sounded tired after the long flight. But also excited. Can't wait to see her on Monday!

Wednesday, February 09, 2005


My sis Mary will be in Japan tomorrow!!! I got an email earlier this morning (Wed Japan time) which was telling me she's leaving to Japan on Wed TO time.
5 in the morning, I was like "OMG!" And couldn't go back to sleep cuz I was too busy thinking how can I get few days off from work with such a short notice and it should be the way everybody at work wouldn't be too unhappy. Of course I figured it all out and everybody is cool. Gee I'm good at planning things. haha
Next I have to think what to do during those few days with my favourite sis!

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

My Training Program

Will be there on Fri. I had a session with a trainer today.
Actually I've never done any strength training... (? machine training?) Today I tried it and it was fun. Interesting to know how far I can go. And fun to know the percentage of my body fat. I'm kidding! Of course it wasn't fun! I thought I would faint. Anyways... now I'm officially fat. Thank you Geoff for yelling at me "NO! You are NOT!" though sorry I am! :p

Oh! One of my favourite guys on TV, he's reading news today in NY. A substitute for Bill Hemmer. Nice. I'm happy. haha

Today I got an unexpected gift. Thank you Carol! I got it today! You are such a sweet heart!!!

Monday, February 07, 2005


I went there first time at night.
Wow. I don't think I will go there at night again. So many people. Had to wait for a while to do anything! Tomorrow I will have a session with one of the trainers. In the afternoon of course. haha
Now I'm tired...

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Today's thought

My thought in this morning... "some people are like hyena..."

I meant some people just find you eventually, they never give up. And now I don't know why I used "hyena"...

My thought now... "atama itai... " (head aches) :(

Not grumpy though.
I had a good day. Busy enough to feel that time flys.
Oh and I sent a package. Hope it won't be late.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Staring at the wall

Today, I didn't do much.
Finished to read one book. Reply few emails.
Made a package to send.
I was up till 4am chatting with a friend who I haven't talked to for a while.
Got an email from one friend who's on his vacation in Hawaii.
Hawaii... I've never been interested to go there till recently. Now I'm curious and I'd like to go.

I saw the news about my friend's husband again. He got fired from school. My friend and I haven't been close since I started to move back and forth in Japan and Canada. And about same time she got married. So now I'm not sure what I should do. I can't just call her up out of the blue. She would know that's because I've seen that news. I actually asked our mutual friends who lives overseas to write her a letter and not to mention about the news. I just wanna know how she's been holding up...

Friday, February 04, 2005


Busy day... shopping. :)
First we (mom and I) went to get my new cell phone. We decided to walk about 50 mins to go to the store.
While we were waiting...

Me happy on massage chair. I mean expensive massage chair. $4500 US.
Then we walk to a gym. I sighed up. Oh my Gosh! Me gym?! hehe

Of course I needed to get a new pair of shoes for the gym... my gym member's card and new cell phone. Now I can use my cell in overseas. So I need to go somewhere.

Thursday, February 03, 2005


Setsubun ("seasonal division") is a festival held on February 3 or 4, one day before the start of spring according to the Japanese lunar calendar. Around the 13th century, for example, it became a custom to drive away evil spirits by the strong smell of burning dried sardine heads, the smoke of burning wood and the noise of drums. While this custom is not popular anymore, a few people still decorate their house entrances with fish heads and holy tree leaves in order to deter evil spirits from entering. In modern days, the most commonly performed setsubun ritual is the throwing of roasted beans around one's house and at temples and shrines across the country. When throwing the beans, you are supposed to shout "Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!" ("Devils out, happiness in"). Afterwards you should pick up and eat the number of beans, which corresponds to your age.
from japan-guide.com.

I ate 30 something beans... Good that I like beans... :)

Wednesday, February 02, 2005


There's 3 packages (as long as I know) coming! Can't wait to get them!
Thanks again to Aya and Jud. :)
Soon it's Valentine's day. I guess I should pack and send soon. (hint hint)
Today was another cold day. I don't usually turn on my heater in the morning in my room though I did turn on this morning. Freezing.
I'm planning to get a new phone. I would probably get this. Actually I don't plan to keep my cell phone in Japan more than a year. Hopefully in less than a year I can get out from here and live where I love. (not that I don't like it here though)
Anyways, we'll see if I like the phone when I see the real one. (I've seen some demo at work) Well, I haven't gotten a recommendation from my friend who works there. haha

Tuesday, February 01, 2005


Very cold day...
French lesson, changing my cell phone and signing up for the gym. That's what I was gonna do today. But it's freezing cold.

So I decided to cancel everything. But now, it's sunny...

I'm staying in my comfy room watching DVD.
Talking about DVD, my friend is doing "fast" for several days. He's not also watching any entertainment. I am not religious person so I don't know much about them. But I've seen him changing. Very strict. Seems rather happy though. I'm happy to know he's happy.