26 March 2011 @ 12:12 pm
Nuclear winter!  
A few nights ago, it snowed!!! It was more like a blizzard than anything else, although thankfully it turned back into rain in a few hours and there was no trace left behind. If you hadn't looked outside at the right time, you would have never known it was snowing! It was sure cold, though! I don't think that I have ever seen it snow in March.. the end of March, no less. For my warmth-loving bones, it's pretty frustrating.

So yeah, it miiiiiiiight be a little bit cold for this time of year, yes? In other news, because there was some radioactive iodine detected in the water here the other day (perfectly fine for adults, but too high for babies and pregnant women), the hoarding of water started all over again. I haven't been able to get any bottled water in two weeks (the cheap ones have been continuously gone, and I didn't want to pay double or triple. Now the quintuple ones are even sold out). It's getting to be a bit frustrating, when you want it for normal things, and would also like a bit in reserve "just in case", but can't get it at all, and yet hear stories of people washing their dishes in the stuff. COME ON. More than me, what about all of the babies and pregnant women out there who can't get it because you want to totally unnecessarily wash your dirty plates in it? Come on.............. Sorry for the rant. There are so many awful things going on in Sendai, and here I am ranting about water! But I just wanted to get it off my chest, since there indeed is nothing that I can do about it besides rant. (I feel much better now, even better if anyone agrees with me!)

Enough complaining! This is pretty awesome: Japan quake map (animated). It shows all of the quakes from the 11th until now. There have been 770 quakes since the 11th. It's like a neverending roller coaster! Magnitude 5? No problem! I think I mighta felt something :D

I had a dentist appointment on Thusday, so I ventured onto the trains for the first time since the day before the quake. But as anyone who was reading my twitter that day found out, there are no more express trains! They have all been cancelled to help with the power-saving measures. So I was 45 minutes late. ^^; I live just far enough from the center of Tokyo to take forever on local trains, but be fairly quick and easy on normal trains. ^^;;;; Good to know before I have to work and all.. (Monday)

Oh, and I also heard the greatest thing a few days ago. Someone at Fox news (why are your fictional dramas so great but your news so bad?!) reported that a famous concert hall in Shibuya is actually a nuclear reactor. Let's laugh together: LOLOLOLOLOLOLLLLLL!!! You can read about it here, and also see what the concert hall thought of it: Shibuya Eggman is really a secret nuclear reactor (not)! (I don't see how anyone with enough intelligence to land a job in the news research department of a major channel could mistake somewhere called "Shibuya Eggman" as a nuclear power plant... I mean... seriously? Did you play too much Sonic the Hedgehog as a kid?)

It's good to have a laugh every now and then to release the tension. ^^ Well, anyways, since I was in the city the other day, I decided to make a day of it and went to Akihabara after my appointment to hang out with Adrian. Though some of the advertising screens were turned off (not a bad thing!), it was basically just as busy as ever!















The West side of Akihabara station as seen from the fourth floor of the new shopping center in the station. While we were sitting in the Starbucks chatting, there was another quake. It was only a 2, but everyone suddenly went quiet and an announcement came over the speakers from the "disaster prevention center" informing us that we weren't losing our minds. It does feel a little bit stronger when you are in a tall building, but within 30 seconds the normal volume of talking had resumed. ^^


Adrian swears these puttied cracks were a product of the first quake. I really wonder!


Moe batteries are now back in stock at Animate!


Packed to the brim with shoppers as usual!


Gee... so deserted (not)!!


A random picture from Yokohama the other day. Mako's friend asked him to help with a job of his, and I played babysitter for the car. I don't mind, since I love Mako and I love riding in cars! Win-win! (There is no place to park that's not expensive, but if a person is in the car you can leave it on the side of the road forever. I just played games, studied, and wrote when he wasn't around). And enjoyed the scenery.



I was thinking that maybe it's time to continue that meme that I was doing before this all happened... so whynot! =^^=

Day 01: 10 things about you
Day 02: 10 things you love
Day 03: 10 things you hate

Day 04: 10 things you want to say to one person
Day 05: 10 wishes
Day 06: 10 items you can’t live without
Day 07: 10 important people
Day 08: 10 of your favorite songs
Day 09: 10 ways to win your heart
Day 10: Final 10 words.


These are each to a different person/people, and some of them are to more than one person... I think it's more fun that way! Can you guess who they are to? I feel like I want to run some kind of fun contest.... *starts thinking up ideas...*

1. I love you, more than I have loved anyone, ever!!! I never want to be parted.
2. I feel like we have grown closer ever since the earthquake, since we rarely ever talked before! Though of course I have known you guys for all/most of my life.
3. I luv you!
4. I wish that you would stop overreacting.
5. You can't have it both ways. I've been really horrified at the way that you treat XX, but I will never tell you because it's none of my business. But as someone who has been treated that way by other people, I feel really, really bad for XX.
6. Please hurry and come back to Japan!
7. I know it's expensive to call here, but I really wish that you would. Let's trade more videos!
8. I am soooooooooo jealous of you, because you have two things that I have worked really hard for and still can't seem to achieve. T-T But I still love you as a person.
9. I am SO proud of you!
10. This is to everyone who has ever left me a message of any kind, and ever will from here on out (not counting spambots): THANK YOU!!!!! I don't think that I could do anything without every single one of you. I really am lucky.
 
 
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 26th, 2011 03:21 pm (UTC)
PS: Because you (and 2 other friends) are always talking about it, I started to watch Fringe :3
Sheryl Nomepocket_girl on March 26th, 2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
oh, you certainly should!!
first season is kind of meh, but more you watch of it - you'll love characters.

i watch a lot of shows, but some is just "i have to watch it" like House or Glee, but Fringe is something you never know what happens, i wait for it every week with doki-doki feeling inside.

i also really like The Good Wife, it is not that entertaining, but still good and serious.

and, think about it, 10 things - yeah, there may be more than 1 things that you would say to me! ^_^
and i would say to you too ^^