Because I went for so long without pay, because I had to buy my tickets home at a time when many people were fleeing back, because I wanted to make sure I had an excuse to go back to Japan (and this made my ticket a round trip with the return part being January 20th) what little savings I scrimped together in Japan were pretty much decimated upon my return.
Even though I didn’t have much by way of money any longer I didn’t want to get a crappy job for two months while I was on what would be my vacation. So I didn’t even though my mother kept telling me I should.
I read Monster by Urasawa Naoki which was really good and 20th century boy which was good up to a point and then just got long, you could tell that Urasawa had planned to end 20th century boy at the first arc but was probably told by his publicist to keep going, and by the second arc was told to keep going again, which then at that point he ran it into the ground most likely to just get rid of it.
Got to hang out with the Anime club which I really missed. AND I SO MISS THEM STILL. It’s kind of nice to just once a week sit around with people who are all watching the same set of shows and to watch them all together. ((I think I should start doing that at my house once I get a TV… And a sofa. -2014 self))
On December 4th I read Japan Probe and an article on how South Korea’s making it so people getting or renewing a work visa there have to have a criminal check, a disease check and be fingerprinted before being permitted their visa.
Suddenly Japan’s airport xenophobia doesn’t seem so bad. I feel bad for RD who’s in Korea right now, I wonder if this is affecting her? ((It wasn’t really but she had other complaints))
I think I’m mostly pissed off because my parents are giving me a hard time about dating Soda and quite frankly it gives me mixed feelings about him.
No it doesn’t make me think I don’t like him, in fact since he’s delightfully disbelieving of my family’s negativity toward him so that makes me wish I could be with him now. But it’s more, is my yearning towards wanting to hasten my trip back to Japan a desire to protect him, to affirm my parents fears in the situation, or to just get away from their not-so-mild racism? ((Mostly the latter since later when they met Soda they LIKED him and thought we were a good match, shame that didn’t work out-SPOILERS FROM 2014))
I dunno a sudden desire to marry the guy has sprung up where before there was none just so I can go to my parents and say “HA so there, what do you know!” but that’s the only reason I ever seem to want children either, frankly I don’t think either is going to happen.
I don’t know why they’re so against supporting any of my decisions, any time I’ve done something for myself it turns out okay. Soda’s a hell of a lot better than anyone my sister has brought home that’s for sure.
I watched 28 weeks later, the sequel to 28 days later.
Got to say, it was about on par with the first one, only personified the pure stupidity and violence that the American military is so well known for.
Had a good haul this Christmas, I mean ridiculously so. I got my Teeth Cleaned (150$), New Glasses (100$) and still got a cardigan, two work pants, a “Rug” sweater, a small sweater, two t-shirts, some underwear, some socks, a work shirt, PJ’s, candy and a CD.
You know you’ve grown up when you get socks and underwear for Christmas and don’t groan but go “YEA SOCKS!”
Truly my childhood died this year.
It has kind of been a disappointing visit home, pretty much all of the people that were saying they’d come see me didn’t, but I guess I made an okay use of my time, started up 6 new WOW characters, got one up to 20 one a few around 15 and one up to 37 which it might overtake my highest character at 41. (Ziggy said she’s going to be taking up WOW if I bring back my disks for her so WOOT)
I guess, it just kind of scares me to have to go back, I mean I could get some kind of job teaching English again quite easily…
It’s a little late to be double guessing my choice to go back to Japan or to stay in Canada I’ve got to go back at least for a while, even if it’s just like a month or two to clean out my bank account here and to file all my bankruptcy paperwork.
A lot is depending on how much I can stay out of Ziggy’s way since I might have to stay with her for a real long time. But she lives way out in the ass end of no where. Bit of a pain in the ass to get places from where she lives.
Except maybe a beach.
Defiantly have to hit a beach before I leave, I think this time around, I’m just gonna take it easy, fuck this whole “Hard Work” thing, I’ll pay some taxes and just do round about work for a while. Maybe get something kind of a job. I dunno.
A South Korean ferry named the Sewol has capsized off the southern coast of SK. There were more than 460 people on board. Most of them were high school students. Students are still trapped inside, and are texting their parents through their smartphones begging for help.
There have been 172 survivors but over 300 still missing and presumed dead as of today.
So we went to Odaiba on the 18h for my Going to Canada party.
First we rode the Himiko there and that was pretty cool, it was like a spaceship, the only thing that would ahve made it even MORE cool is if it could go under water.
Then we walked around Odaiba for a while because what I wanted to do wasn’t what other people wanted to do but people didn’t want to split up just yet so we went to a bit of a car show thing and then people went home.
So Ziggy, Slick, Suke, MK (Both students of mine) Soda and I all went to the Joyopolis. It wasn’t as cool as Tokyo Dome but it was alright. 2500¥ for a night rider pass. But the lineups were huge which was a pain in the ass.
Went on a 3D roller coaster thing, then in this Erdragon theme house where a Dragon Rider took you through in order to find 3 dragon eggs. If you get three you get a bonus ending, if you don’t well, beans. He was funny even though I couldn’t understand everything. (we only got 2 eggs)
Then we went into a haunted house called “The Dark Castle” but it was just a lame 3D movie. then into another Haunted house which was a little better and then into the “House of the Living Dolls” which was FUCKING SCARY.
You walk through a hallway into a room with a table and a big doll at one end. The story is that theres a preistess there who’s trying to replace the dolls parts in order to make a real daughter, and that the room houses the spirits of killed children and the dolls are there to placate the children so they don’t become evil.
So when you get in you put on this headset and sit at the table. The lights then go out and you can’t see anything but you hear a voice. I can’t understand everything but basically it goes something like "I need hair for my Daughter, do you have beautiful hair? Can I use some of yours?" and you hear her sharpening scissors and then hear her cutting hair but it actually feels like she’s there cutting your hair. Then you hear a *Grakk thud* sound where apparently she accidentally cut off someone’s head. "Oh I’m sorry you should have held still. Ahh hair perfect, now I just need a heart, a good heart do you have a good heart" she’s whispering in your ear, you can hear her voice move to a corner of the room where you hear a muffled scream and squelching noises of a knife and a heart beat sound as she takes the still beating heart from the chest. Then the doll in the room screams and it’s eyes glow red and there’s light flashing and it goes dark again and you hear the doll talking. "Mother… Mother it.. It HURTS" the heart I guess is no good so you hear the doll creak along to the mother who says the daughter can have her heart. The daughter screams and you hear the mother scream in the corner and more squelching. Then the daughter laughs crazy like "Mothers dead… but… I can’t see! I need some eyes." She moves around the room and whispers in your ear sweetly “Can I have your eyes?” Louder into you ear poised to strike “LET ME HAVE YOUR EYES!!” There is a flash of lightning as the protective doll in the center of the table comes to life. The Daughter screams “Ahh it hurts it hurts!”
The protective dolls says softly “everyone? Are you okay” The Daughter screams obscenities at the protecting doll and tries to attack only to get struck back again. The chairs you’re sitting in, in one final screaming crack fall down an inch and everything calms. The end.
I was clenching Soda’s sleeve the whole time. The second time I went in with Slick, Suke and Ziggy I touched Ziggies hair just as the scissors started and she didn’t scream but she went *mmmph* in fear which was funny and made it less scary for me. I touched Slick’s arm around the same time and he DID scream.
Afterward they were all like “OH MAN SOMEONE TOUCHED ME AND IT WAS SO SCARY I NEARLY PISSED MYSELF” and I started giggling and then Ziggy smacked me. XD
The next day I packed up and put it all at Ziggys place and then we went to Ueno for a taco eating contest. Stu got 15 Lion got 20 but was pretty sick Slick got 20 but said he could do one more and looked fine so I declare him the winner.
Twas fun and pretty cheep. Which considering we all hadn’t been paid in two months and were getting pretty broke, was good.