Archive for April 17, 2009

Preliminary Japan Prep Travel Notes 2

April 17, 2009 1 comment


This morning was a pretty decent day. Enjoyed the Spring weather finally!  Today I had lunch with JP and Hinano, but before that I swung over to JTB and arranged for a Free tour to Kyoto for two days. That is like $200+ out the window already. My sister actually said that I am using a lot of money to prep for this trip. Possibly, but it can’t help, but try to be ready for this trip.Still trying to think about some things, but know this.. going to Akihabara for me, is going to be something major. Have one or two friends asking me already to get things for them.Will probably see some things that I will definitely want to buy, so this is my initial shopping rules and a tentative mental list of things to buy.


Will try not to end like this – but also take note that I am going to be a lone shopper, since my friend is going to be busy at work until the weekends.

I know in the last entry I wrote about this, Omo commented and said that this is fuuuuun.. in a sarcastic manner I think? I thought fun is when you get there, and buy things.. .but fun is not this whole planning thing. Ugh. I will probably be window shopping a lot when I am there.. ugh.. must not get into the mind scape of purchasing everything just because I am there!

  • No Japanese games, since I buy all my translated PC games from J-List, and from a high school sempai of mine.. and yes I am a female who plays eroge.. now this is one of the posts I want to write about, the reasons why – wondering if that is repetative. Why would I play eroge games. Heads up to my slight rant on some parts for Princess Waltz, because that is the current game I am playing at the moment.
  • Must purchase those figures, will probably be tempted to purchase some more figures… ie Luffy, Franky… (salivates)..
  • Must try to find some more merchandises for Chi’s Sweet Home, and other anime that I like in terms of stationary, pencil boards.
  • Must visit a Japanese library or find as much Bookoffs as I can stand to visit!
  • Must purchase Dr. Slump DVDs..rather also pick up the DVDs I ordered via I am really grateful from the bottom of my heart to my friend, who I am staying with and would probably see this link if I send it to her. I really miss the fact that I won’t get to see her cosplays this year at the cons.

Also trying to figure out if I should splurge money to go to an Onsen, but wouldn’t that take away money from Akihabara? Probably, but since my friend mentions Onsen Tamago.. I wonder..since I love eggs.. will I be able to get this elsewhere? Probbaly not.. onsen gun ho.. and good bye to more okane.. >_<

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Blogging and an idea…probably a small musing post.

April 17, 2009 2 comments


Somehow I don’t know how fast the day went by, I have been on my laptop since this afternoon. Sat through the Noon Edition, 5:00 Edition and 6:00 Editions of the local news. I know Spring Break and wow. They were mentioing so much on the new Yankee Stadium opening day.. that I was like.. boo…

Well during those times I took a slight break to call and speak with an old professor of mine. Found out that I was late in registering as a matriculated student for the fall semester.. but no bother. I am still going to start for that second masters in the Fall come hell or high water. Called the college, and made a statement of intention to go with my credit card next week to apply as a non matriculated student.

Been also staring at this blog, and thinking what can I do in writing an entry, and while I looked over Danny Choo’s latest article. Took a very long time thing read through it. Thought.. that man he must love to show what he loves to eat. But that is his type of article.

Then after a while of scanning thru Anime Nano for other blogs who mentioned about ideas on blogging and anime blogging in general. I kinda liked those, since focusing on writing is something I truly try to improve on. One of my friend keeps on telling me to not beat myself all the time about my wriitng – since it is not the best. But must move on, and practice, practice, practice.

I want to post a link to Otaku Dan’s mos recent blog entry on why blog. I thought about the aspect of blogging for themselves. While I certainly am not thinking about the fame aspect, since staring at Danny Choo’s networking is kinda daunting. There are aspects of preening… and then some.

I don’t want to always repeat what the other people like to blog about. Since it seems so redundent, that you get lost in a crowd, but then as I look at my blog stats. I wonder if what I talk about is a little too obscure? Still I digress.. since this is my blog and I do want to make it more of an extension of what is mine. So mostly my blogging thoughts are: do I feel like writing thoughts, or do I write information?

Now then I started to read thru Otaku Dan’s category of Blogging.. and found that I really like this entry as well on Blogging Etiquette. Also another aspect about this post. To prevent blog burn out… one must take a break sooner or later. I certianly do that all the time. But then taking a look at the comments, I have this thought – I don’t know how anyone would have ready posts on the side, but as I personally I stare at my own list of 18 drafts.. I think hmm.. must write them sooner or later.

After starring about this blog for about an hour now, must have to conclude this post sooner or later, so I’ll sign off here. ^_^

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