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23 March 2010 @ 11:46 pm
5/30 Did you know that I am weird?  
I wasn't sure that I was going to get home in enough time to make my post today. But I think that I'll make it alright, thankfully. :D

I talked with my now-ex last night and I dunno. I am just really confused emotionally. But I made a decision, and that is that I have to move on. I will not let myself go on wanting something that I really don't think is going to happen. So as much as I don't want to, I do want to and I will move on right now. It is the only thing that I can do to see if I feel better. I am sure that I'm going to cry over this before I fall asleep tonight, though. Tomorrow, I hope it will feel a little better.

Today, I was going to post pictures and/or some kind of story. But I am going to just instead talk about my day.

I had plans to go out with Eda and see the sakura in Shinjuku Gyoen today. But we got lost on the way to the park, and when we got there, it turned out that it was closed It's complicated, but Sunday was a holiday, and because said holiday was on a Sunday, Monday was a kind of make-up day off for people who already have Sundays off (aka Mon-Fri workers). The park is usually closed on Mondays, but it's open if it is a holiday and instead closed on the following Tuesday. I knew this. But in my way of thinking, the actual holiday being Sunday it never even occurred to me that a make-up day off also counted as a holiday. I mean, it wasn't a holiday, technically. (The holiday in question was Vernal Equinox, aka the first day of Spring, btw) At least this is the way that I think. Eda thinks that my way of thinking is unbelievably weird. LOL What do you think? (I think it goes back to the fact that she worked Mon-Fri jobs in America and I worked retail, so the make-up-holiday-thing didn't affect me, but it affected her. I had never heard of such a thing until I came to Japan, and I thought it was really weird then.)

Anyways, the park was closed. ^^; So we walked over to West-Shinjuku park, which isn't as pretty but is still an oasis of nature in the city. We ate our lunches under a Sakura tree and chatted. Then, since we were next to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, which is free to go into, went up into the observatory and relaxed. After this, I went back to Kichijoji and met Adele. We walked to her house and made hot-pot and chatted about all kinds of things. Then watched Weird Al music videos on Youtube. Very unproductive. But it was sure nice. I feel a little more human today.

I am so grateful for nice friends. ♥

Oh, and the bunny. It was randomly running around in the park and came up to us. SO CUTE. Mygod, I wanted to pet it for hours. I really miss my snake, and it made me think about all of the pets that I wish that I could have. First will be the aquarium (fish TBD), then a new snake, and finally a sugar glider. An aquaintance has one, and when I saw the picture, I fell in love. I used to have one back in the states, and it was so nostalgic. Definitely going to adopt one sometime this year.
 
 
 
arthurfrdentarthurfrdent on March 23rd, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
5/30 Did you know that I am weird?
your day IS a story... and a nice one. Heh, especially watching the weird al vids, golden!

crying about what is over is normal, not to be worried about. from here you just have to keep walking, and it gets better. ;)
uncreativemeuncreativeme on March 23rd, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
I don't think your way of thinking is weird. I was a retail worker too though so I never got holidays off either. I only got Christmas and Thanksgiving off since I worked in a book store. :/
Shannon Quinnchinookami on March 23rd, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
The wild bunny just let you pet it??!!? Japanese animals are so much more friendly!
And it's better to cry and let it out. Trust me, I know that heartache hurts much worse when it's bottled up inside.
Rayner: Futurama-Calculon-Soft Brainmundist on March 24th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
Yes, I've known you're weird for quite some time. I'm glad you finally caught on. =D
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 24th, 2010 04:13 am (UTC)
True, I'm weird.. but isn't it just logical? I thought the whole point of a holiday was to celebrate something, not to get a day off of work (that's just a bonus).
Raynermundist on March 25th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
Oh, sorry. I thought you meant in general. =D
Cherry: リョーマ ♦ True Lovecherri_oro on March 24th, 2010 12:55 am (UTC)
dawww <3

The bunny is adorable. ^^

Crying just proves you're human. No worries, it'll pass. <3
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인dilettantka on March 24th, 2010 01:19 am (UTC)
You know I love you but... you're locoooo
Tirchaotic_blue on March 24th, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
If anything is weird, it's that the bunny made you miss your pet snake.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 24th, 2010 04:09 am (UTC)
Really? Why do you think so?
Tirchaotic_blue on March 24th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
While I'm sure this isn't what ran through your mind, it's the first that ran through mine:

"Oh what a cute bunny. My snake would love it. For lunch."
amarylliszaiamarylliszai on March 24th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
Oooh we have make-up holiday here too...And we are always looking forward to longer holidays or longer weekends. Hehe.

That rabbit is cute!! I love rabbits. Haha though i lol when you mention rabbit and suddenly mention snake! Haha.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 24th, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
I'm not sure why everyone thinks that is funny, though..? They are both pets, after all..
amarylliszaiamarylliszai on March 24th, 2010 04:14 am (UTC)
I think u need to get special licenses here in singapore. In any case, its not that keeping a snake is funny. Rather that "image difference/gap" with that of a rabbit and a snake. The common perception of rabbit = cutness and snake = err not.

Nothing against snake though. ^_^
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on March 24th, 2010 04:34 am (UTC)
LOL I guess I'm just weird, because I think my snake was way cuter than the bunny =D
amarylliszaiamarylliszai on March 24th, 2010 04:39 am (UTC)
LOL nah you're not weird. Its all individual perception of what is cute ^_^.
akibareakibare on March 24th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
I'm used to getting an extra day when a holiday falls on a weekend, but then I've always worked in offices. So it's a big deal to get a 3 or 4 day weekend.

Used to be in Japan holidays were celebrated on whatever day they fell, so if it was Tuesday, we went to school Monday, had Tuesday off, then back to school Wednesday. So 成人の日 was always 1/15 regardless of day, 体育の日 was always 10/10 regardless of day, etc. Only Sunday would mean a holiday moved to Monday. Then they changed to the current system some years ago where holidays end up in a three day weekend (like the US has done for ages) and all the calendar makers were mad for a while because they had to change.

But the equinoxes was always a holiday. That's the day you go do お墓参り, go wash your family's graves. So we got the day off of school.

ANYWAY, I only noticed the holiday when I recorded the usual morning news and it was 10 minutes long rather than the usual half hour. Looked at my calendar (some giant free thing, from Japan, so it has their holidays on it) and sure enough, 振替休日.

Odd coincidence, I got sucked into watching Weird Al videos on YouTube last night myself. Someone linked one, and it went from there. So many of those old ones I haven't heard in ages, though I have cassette tapes of them from the radio :)
孤児koji on March 24th, 2010 02:03 pm (UTC)
Crying is good for the soul. I hope you felt better in the morning <3

Weird Al is so awesome! Man that brings back memories.

Also I had a roomie with a sugar glider once. He was very adorable and I loved petting him, but eventually he had to be moved to another room because he kept biting me in the night while I slept and eventually he drew blood. Still not sure if he was upset about me sleeping near his cage, or felt I was invading on his mommy's space. So while I love animals to death, I've developed a slight fear of sugar gliders, haha. Anyway I hope you're able to get the pets you want. I wish I had the time to take care of one, and that my apartment allowed them. For now I'm going to start buying catfood and putting it out for the strays. I keep running into stray kitties at night and they win my heart so fast, lol.
femo on March 24th, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC)
Sugar gliders are adorable but I could never have one as a pet because they're nocturnal. I have enough trouble falling asleep as it is without their scuffling and shuffling around. But they are cute, not going to lie.

That bunny is SOO CUTE. What kind of snake did you have? My cousin had a pet snake and she was so beautiful.