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06 October 2004 @ 08:14 pm
So, another Monday... or, at least that's what we call our first day back at work after our 'weekend'. (two days off in a row... usually not on the actual weekend) Yesterday I went to Akihabara and wandered around for hours in the pouring rain. ^.^;;; I ended up with a printer/scanner/faxer thing. The software is in english (though the outside panel is not.. but I know what it says), and it's niiice! ^^ I don't think that it's the greatest scanner ever, but it will suit me for while I'm here, and I saved the box so that it can do the same for back home. ^^ I need to get more paper, though, and some of that photo paper that came as a sample in the box.. it's niiiiiice!!! <3 I didn't have to pay tax, either, so it was really cheap!! It was hell to carry around, though... -_- ESPECIALLY in the rain. Especially when I wanted to go back to Shibuya to look for work shirts afterward... I got to Shibuya about 8:30, and all of the reasonably-priced clothing stores were closed, so I wandered around staring at the kogals (saw one girl with purple hair!), buying capsule toys, and then going back home.. I was dead when I got home, so I pigged out on chocolate and found that sure I was tired, but I couldn't sleep. ^^;; So I watched Four more episodes of Dead Like Me. It's a good show, though I wouldn't put it in my top 5 or anything. ^^

So yeah, where was I? I hate Mondays. ^.^;; Oh, and yesterday I picked up something for kawaii_gurl.. XD She'll love it! <3 My new printer.. I had to use the backs of old sheets, but I printed out all of the stuff that Elvy sent me for Emiko and want to finish at least one other before I go, so that I can take them with me to work in case I have free time. I think I have extra training today, but I'm not sure, so the free time is iffy. ^.^ Wanna draw something for Ron too.

By the way, Athy, the Anizona website is looking sooooo spiffy now! I'm so impressed, that will be an awesome mark on your resume!! ^__^ Yes, I finally just got a moment to check it out finally.. I need to catch up on the staff forums too, just to keep abreast. I need to stop by animate again soon (*coughs*) and look at the fliers for events coming up, to see whose signature that I can get to offer as prizes for Anizona stuff, as requested by Elvy. There were too many fangirls when I was there the other day, but I never mind making a trip back up there. XD

Oh yes... I love Japan.. except when I have to go back to work. ^_^;; And I'm thinking that I'd like my own apartment... I love my roomies, but I'd like a place with a separate bathroom and that's cheaper!! I'm going to ask Winnie at work if she'd like to look for a place with me and split it. Plus, I'd like to be on the Odakyuu line instead. ^^ Either near Noborito or Shinjuku.. not on the crappass Nanbu line ^.^;;; And NEAR the station, not a 15 minute walk from it.. >.>;; Maybe Nicole would split with me too, though she works too far away, so we'll have to see. I want to be closer to the good parts of the city! ^^

This is the walkway to my apartment.. we're the last door on the right.

My apartment building.

This is a random train station on the way out...

This sign was neat in Akihabara

*coughs* Aki has LOTS of adult shops... and apparently this one sells drugs. XDD

A busy Akihabara street..

Heh... this truck made me think of Eda...

*coughs* This is in Shibuya, I just thought it was.. odd.. O_O

I thought I had more of Akihabara... I'll have to look for the pics, I must have missed them..

ELVY!! I hope that you get to come to Japan soon!!! *hugs tight*
Current Mood: blah
slyabneyslyabney on October 5th, 2004 08:29 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear things are going better for you. You should go in Condomania. I have some friends who've been there and they've got the funniest shirts from in there. ^^

Jen-Neko-Hanjennekohan on October 5th, 2004 08:47 pm (UTC)
Aaah to see TMR's name on a truck! <3 XD
buriteri on October 5th, 2004 08:53 pm (UTC)
waa i love the pics!! it makes me miss japan so much
glad to know everything is going alright for you there^^
Elvy: Born Freesoundsoft_elvy on October 5th, 2004 09:12 pm (UTC)
*Is in heaven*
*stars in her eyes* Oh my god...it's so...beautiful! <3_<3

My application for NOVA is in as of yesterday! So let's hope and pray I make it!! *crosses fingers*
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 6th, 2004 06:20 am (UTC)
Re: *Is in heaven*
LOL Actually, I didn't get any really good pictures of Akihabara, sadly enough. T_T I'll take more next time! I think you would like, it, obviously.. it's gamer heaven!! Not to mention electronic heaven!!! I'll take you there right as you come here!! ^^

BTW.. of course you'll make it into NOVA! ^__^ I'm not worried at all! Just tell them that you really like Japan and you like working with people, and you think you'll adjust well to another country, and you'll be shoe-in!! ^^ Ooooh... definitely request Tokyo, and tell them that you like kids a lot (lie if you have to... kids classes are easy), and chances are that you'll get positioned near me!! ^^
Elvy: Angels dont answer their phonessoundsoft_elvy on October 6th, 2004 10:53 am (UTC)
Re: *Is in heaven*
Well, I told them I love teaching people of all ages. Plus, my previous jobs have had me teach children before as well as host parties for them. So I think I managed to get the point across that I like working with people regardless of the age. I also told them that I thought the culture was fascinating, and that I would like to know more about it in order to become an asset for a gaming company in the future via becoming a liasion.

......*crosses fingers* Do you think that might do that trick? ^_^*

Akihabara....*is in a daze from the spiffiness* And yes, I requested to be placed in Tokyo. I said I wanted to work in the big city, plus there were places I wanted to frequent on my off days that were mainly in that area. Hopefully that'll work. ^_^* But the date I have requested to go is April 1st. I finally had to come to a decision on that one. ~_~*
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 6th, 2004 04:13 pm (UTC)
Re: *Is in heaven*
I think that'll do it!! You'll make it for sure!! ^^

For April 1st, that's right before Anizona, ne? You might want to leave earlier, so that you're here for a while before taking off to go back home. It's a looooooooooooong flight, plus it would suck to leave right in the middle of getting used to things. ^^;
Chiakichiaki777 on October 5th, 2004 09:25 pm (UTC)

I can't believe it... I did make it into the fetish shops though. God, one of them was only accessable via elevator. And you passed through this jungle esque walkway decorated with.... 3l3m3ntary sch00l girls and Middl3 Sc00l Girls. I wanted gothic lolita...but alas my DVD player cannot play region 2....
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 6th, 2004 06:22 am (UTC)
LOL If you look around, there are region-free DVD players all over in Akihabara.. XDD I think Condomania might have actually been in Shibuya, I'm not sure.. I was cold and tired and wet at that point, so it kinda blurs together. ^.^
Chiakichiaki777 on October 6th, 2004 12:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I did find a few, but I just didn't feel like chucking so much cash into them.
SatanClawssatanclaws on October 5th, 2004 10:21 pm (UTC)
Really? I thought you were the last door on the left, you know, right on the other side of the railing ;) Just Kidding of course. =) Nice pics though.
konbonwakonbonwa on October 5th, 2004 10:39 pm (UTC)
how much is an apartment in a descent area there?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 6th, 2004 06:23 am (UTC)
It can really really vary, depending on location and the size of the apartment. If you want a single room apartment, you're probably looking around 90,000 yen/month or so, if it's in the city.
konbonwakonbonwa on October 6th, 2004 07:28 am (UTC)
ouch! 900 in USD! do you make more money there? I am hoping to get a job with Polyphony Digital Studios(Gran Turismo racing games)http://www.playstation.jp/scej/title/gt4/
but I'll probably end up working for NOVA or a company like it when I first move out. But heck, that wont be till the end of 2007 or maybe even early 2008.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 6th, 2004 08:10 am (UTC)
I'd highly suggest learning as much japanese as you can before you get here. ^^ It will help, trust me.
Laineytaiirei on October 6th, 2004 12:54 am (UTC)
!!! The outside of your apartment spookily reminds me of every anime that features the outside walkway of an apartment. Not the actual apartment.. just the walkway!
Shannon "Roku-chan" Townsendroku_chan on October 6th, 2004 06:22 am (UTC)
LOL I can't wait to get over there and see some of this stuff myself. It's all I can talk about lately. I think my co-workers are gonna slap me if I keep babbling ^_^

*snugs* ^_^
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on October 6th, 2004 08:09 am (UTC)
Heheee!! I'm waiting for youuuuuu over here!! ^.^
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인: pretty shindilettantka on October 6th, 2004 06:25 am (UTC)

*sobs* T_______________T
Dusty!: RL-Dusty+Jamiedriley1 on October 6th, 2004 09:16 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad you're having fun (well, minus work)! ^_____^ *huggles and snuggles*
Luna: happylunarbluerose on October 6th, 2004 09:25 am (UTC)
I don't know if i should show my friend that picture of the truck. cuase if so he would die just right now ^^;;; he loves his GS. hehe.
long gone with her red shoes on: hufflesoup -- sourlysweetredshoeson on October 7th, 2004 04:58 pm (UTC)
I love looking at your pics!! They make me want to go there all the more. ^^