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07 November 2009 @ 12:33 am
Thanks for all of your suggestions on tv shows, guys!! I haven't even finished reading all of the comments, but I will definitely get through them!! Lots of good suggestions in there! ^-^

But.... BIG NEWS!!!!! I GOT MY NEW VISA TODAY!!!! It was kind of a struggle and I had to go over and over to this government institution or that office over the last two months, and get this form from the city office or that thing from Sensei or wait for this receipt or that proof-of-something. Only to have an immigration officer give me the most dubious look in the world a few days ago and talk to me in a tone of voice that said, "You are crazy, this visa is never going to fly." But it did!!!!!! I got the notice that I was approved today and changed all of my plans immediately and spent the rest of the day picking it up and taking care of other legal things! I'm now all set for the next three years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *throws a party* I really, really am considering digging into my savings to buy an ipod touch (in celebration). Or not. BUT I AM HAPPY!!!! *dances*

So, while I was in the immigration office I went to the convenience store downstairs and saw some cute things.. I was wondering, is anyone interested in random pictures of things like this? Truth be told, convenience stores ('conbini') are huge parts of life in Japan. At least, life in the city. Without them, I think that a lot of people would die for lack of food, bandages, or even shampoo. Funny because I never went to a convenience store in the states unless it was to get gas for my car (they don't have gas at conbinis here) or slurpees or those delicious do-it-yourself nachos (also not here)!

Cocoa espresso drink! I am still new to coffee, but I love cocoa and so I gave this a try! Err.... too much sugar, but decent. Though I felt like I was putting something veryveryvery unhealthy into my body... ^_^;

Next time I will take a picture of all of the kinds of canned coffees available at a conbini.. There are usually 20-something varieties at any one time! I just liked this because it's subtitle is "Wonderful coffee" XD (Which is where the name "wonda" comes from...)

This nikuman (meat bun... though a lot of them don't have meat, lol) display had cute nikumans drawn all over it! Someone here is a budding artist!

After seeing them, I kinda wanted one XD Too bad they're so high-calorie!!

(I should be sleeping because I need to get up early tomorrow, but I am totally watching the Star Trek movie because it just came out on DVD in Japan today... couldn't help myself and had to buy it!!!! And who knew my DVD player was region-free! Not me!! =D)
ore-samathesundaywriter on November 6th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
That's awesome news dear~ now you can rest =3
calliopem_eratocalliopem_erato on November 6th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on getting your visa! The meat bun looks delicious and I hardly care for calories (even if I belong in a family of diabetics).
Kira_Shadowkira_shadow on November 6th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)

and those drawn nikuman are the cutest nikuman ever!
☆ミルキウェイ☆: mac_gyvermilkyway85 on November 6th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
I miss nikuman so much (;_;)
but anpan even more...

congratulations on getting the visa!
cryduchat: Retarded Owlcryduchat on November 6th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
I love your random photos! They are an awesome part of your blog - don't stop posting 'em!
shin_no_hanabi: winkshin_no_hanabi on November 6th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
i also like the random pictures~

i'm so glad your legal problems are over for a bit!!!
Auroratwistedfae on November 6th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
Congrats on your visa! ^-^ I have been thinking of getting an iTouch too even though I rather not have an ipod. XD
V: Rei - And We Kissedgalyndean on November 6th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the visa. :)
aly Says \ ألينramble_corner on November 6th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
Congratulations XD
Getting the Visa is definitely cause for celebrations
Linstarrbeam on November 6th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
thats awesome!@
None of Your Bee's Wax lolisachi on November 6th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
OMG NIKUMON~~~~~~~~ *WANTS* T_____T
L-Samamurasakiblue on November 6th, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
Congratulations for your visa, Jamie.

Now I wish I could try that cocoa expresso drink. I tasted something similar when I was in Germany and it was really yummy!

Have a good time watching Star Trek. Oyasumi nasai.
Kees: Kyonkees_s on November 6th, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! And please keep on posting random pictures, they are fun ^^
a walker of many pathsmankycat on November 6th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
random photos from a person's day is usually pretty fun. :-)
Accidentally Trolling Since 2009: haruko niceerinfinnegan on November 6th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
Is your visa for being a manga artist? I only ask because I once talked with Felipe Smith, and he had a heck of a time getting a manga artist visa. Like... he had to invent a new visa category or something.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 7th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
It's one of the common-type of visas that apply to your college degree. Because I have a bachelor's in animation, I'm able to work in a field related to that. The same type of visa would apply to something that you hold a degree for. ^^
Mewgokumew2 on November 6th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the visa!! I know how much trouble that was giving you. Glad everything worked out okay. At least it's one less thing to worry about, right?