walking around, looking for somewhere.

life is a maze, love is a riddle. i'm just a little bit caught in the middle.

December 16
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How do I stop myself from being a toxic person?

December 11
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I have three weeks.

December 10
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Spent most of yesterday watching documentaries on YouTube. Eventually found Austin Steven videos and watched them until I fell asleep.

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I wanna tell you something, but I'd rather not.

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I believe that a person sensitive enough would detect at which point another person completely loses hope for him.

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I also believe that people aren't indispensable.

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Random info because I'm feeling chattier than usual: I think the best birthday I've had was when I was a college freshman, away from home. Chichi was a thousand miles away but gave me a call on my mobile and wished me a happy birthday. On the flipside, I think the worst one was the year after, I was still away from home. I stayed up all night waiting for a call that didn't come.

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望まれていない is such an interesting word.


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December 08
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Well this is neat. It's like the second time in my life that I wanted a piece of jewelry for myself. Achievement unlocked? Haha

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I saw "If I Stay" last night and it reinforced my admiration of Chloë Grace Moretz and her good acting. I'm no film critic, but I'm surprised the movie got mostly negative reviews - the movie looked okay for me. I like the chemistry between the two leads, more so the one between the parents. Impressed with the cello-playing scenes, too. Couldn't stop the tears from flowing during the grandpa scene. I also like the soundtrack - god, I'm such a sucker for movies that have nice music with it. This one easily goes to my do-not-delete folder.

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A person I follow on Twitter dropped a Tagalog Mizuru (Michael x Yuzuru) fic she wrote and naturally, I had to check it out. I kept spazzing on Twitter because it was hilarious and basically included everyone figure skating-wise; I had fun imagining the characters (Misha! lol). It reminded me of a Super Junior fic I read a few years ago (with all the blue moon stuff) but I couldn't remember who wrote it, simply because I read too much back in the day, lol. I thought I should check out chineseink, because I think most of the SuJu stuff I read was written by her, when lo and behold, a bunch of Free! fanfics show up, and so I dove in there instead; I couldn't not.

I couldn't quite decide on an OTP while watching the anime, but her fics helped me appreciate MakoHaru so much now. This one hits close to home, in a way that it reminded me of my high school crush letting me borrow and wear his shirt (school uniform) for a school event, hahaha fond memories. Also, Makoto is freaking hot on this, idek. After reading and giving much deserved kudos I naturally had to check out more Free! ff, omg Seijuurou x Makoto exists!?! I guess Mako is really shippable with anyone. *thumbs up*

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December 07
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You wanted to exert the least amount of effort.

You start up the PC, browse for things that other people didn't want anymore. You pick out something you want, never caring about the fact that you haven't seen and tried it on. Trusting on blind faith, you tell yourself that if it doesn't meet your expectations, you'll be cool with it because you didn't spend too much time and money for it anyway.

You receive it. You try it on, it doesn't look good on you. You keep it anyway. It's just too bothersome to do anything more at this point. You let it rest. You keep thinking you'll eventually find some time to get rid of it later.

Six months. The thought crossed your mind but you almost immediately forget it.

One year. Life happened, and you were too tired to fight the current.

Three years. You wake up.

You suddenly decide to clean up. Your room, like your life, is such a mess. You find it buried under the big piles of whatever, hiding as if it's preparing for an ambush. You try it on again, maybe hoping that your state of mind and body has changed so much over the years that you'd now think it was a perfect fit. It still wasn't. You finally decide to sell it or to give it away to other people.

It took all that time and effort.



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December 05
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December 04
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Nothing much happened today. There's a typhoon coming but it was incredibly sunny and bright in this part of the country. Everybody wishes that it won't be as destructive as the previous ones, but we don't really do anything aside from "prepare for the worst."

And so this will be short.


Watching both the OVAs for "Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu" is extremely DEPRESSING, honto ni.



I also started watching Free! today (finally! after more than a year of having these files sitting in my hard drive). SPLASH FREE is my current jam; I thought STYLE FIVE sounded like V6 when I first heard it. Oh, how I love the animation for the ending sequence, regardless of Nagisa's slightly questionable dance moves and the allusion to Rin having what Haru and the others needed (relief! hahaha) I'm only on the fourth episode but I already realize that I can never look at this anime without thinking about BL - I form pairs in my head automatically! I'm most likely gonna be finishing both seasons tonight or tomorrow.


And writing about it for tomorrow's post, probably.


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December 03
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I went out today.

After lunch I went to Trinoma Mall to catch Sen. Miriam's book launch. I intended to go earlier so I could have a photo-op and a pre-signed book, but I became a bit preoccupied with answering an email, tying up a hyperactive dog, and choosing which t-shirt to wear (!?), among other things. Anyway, I arrived at around two o' clock, just on time for the launch.

While waiting for Madam I went around a bit and found the Esquire Eraserheads magazine. I almost bought it, but changed my mind at the last minute - the price was too takai for me right now, and besides, there were many copies, I don't think I'll run out of them any time soon. I also went looking for Bob Ong's new book, but I couldn't find it yet. After a few minutes, Sen. Miriam arrived from the side entrance nearest the parking lot. I was really so close to her but I couldn't understand why I didn't reach out my hand for her to shake. I also didn't whip out my phone camera, haha. I guess it's enough for me to see and hear her. I bought her book (and I plan to read it tonight) and left. I didn't join the crowd anymore (I dislike big crowds, tbh).

After dropping by the bank, I thought of spending the next few hours at Chemistea before I go to the office to complete my clearance. I sent a message to my former officemate to ask about HR hours, but she was able to convince me to put off the trip until Monday, so that they can meet me. It was only around 3PM and I didn't want to go home yet.

Now let me outline my regular course whenever I go kill time in the Trinoma-SM North vicinity. I go to NBS Trinoma, then to Fully Booked (they're selling Attack on Titan books at 440Php each! goodnesss.), then I go upstairs to Team Manila, then to Japan Home Center, out and over the pedestrian overpass to SM North. I then go around Uniqlo, Book Sale, and then I go home. This was exactly what happened to me today. WTH? Walaaaang pinagbago, haha.

Only this time, I didn't end up just window shopping at Uniqlo. I don't know why I indulged myself to winter clothes I'm not gonna need in the immediate future, but yeah, that's what I did. Maybe because all year I've wanted to buy that pom-pom hat (the first hat I'll ever own) so I finally gave in. Oh, the irony! Whatever the hell made me think I can still shop at this time? LOL

On my way out I passed by the Ramen Nagi store and decided, what the hell, I'll try this. I got their Butao King (390Php) and their gyoza (190Php).

No pictures because I don't. At least not when I dine alone.

I was surprised to know it was a bit similar to the Ichiran experience, because they also have this form you can fill up to customize your ramen. Service was fast enough, and I love that the kitchen was visible to diners (I love watching how people prepare food while waiting for mine to be served). Serving size was big, it wasn't unlike the ramen houses at Makati Cinema Square or in Tokyo. When my ramen arrived I tasted the bare broth and my goodness, it tasted exactly as Ichiran! Oh, the memories! But that was as far as the similarities go. After I mixed up the broth with their "special sauce" that's when things changed. It wasn't bad, but I quickly grew tired of it. Or maybe nabigla lang talaga yung tiyan ko, haha. The pork was a bit katai niku, but I'll admit, I don't know if it's supposed to be that way because it was shoulder part and not belly part. The chopped (sliced?) negi were too big for my taste, but that's just me nitpicking. It was sad that I couldn't finish my broth; I wished I didn't go for their "special sauce" maybe I'll try that next time I have the chance. I also ordered the extra tamago (50Php) but it didn't amaze me as much as the one at Ichiran did. Gyoza was served on a bed of beansprouts on a sizzling plate. I grabbed one but it slightly burned my tongue, so I busied myself with the ramen first. By the time I was ready for the rest of the gyoza (there were 5 pieces) the wrapper already grew too tough for my liking. They're also not the stuffiest pieces you'll ever find around; Osaka Ohsho pa rin ako! :P

I missed the Ichiran style of seating, because I absolutely loved that sense of privacy. At Ramen Nagi (maybe at any other Japanese restaurant) everyone can possibly see you slurp your noodles haha. Anyway, total bill with the homemade iced tea (their mango juice is in can, huhu!) and the service charge was almost 800Php. TOO EXTRAVAGANT, but well...

I was already too full to drop by Chemistea. Maybe Monday. For now I will go see "Stupid.."


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December 02
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I started today by listening to the latest MY FIRST STORY single and album. I absolutely liked "Fukagyaku Reprise" and the B-side Taylor Swift cover, I'm starting to change my opinion of Hiro. But listening to "Zero Gravity" from the Kyogen NEUROSE album still made me wish that he'd back off a bit from growling/screamo, it's like he's always inviting comparison between him and his brother Taka. They have similar voices to start with, so I can only imagine how tough it is for Hiro. Anyway, I personally liked Kyogen NEUROSE better than The Story is my Life, at least. Best three tracks for me were:





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ETA: Lol I kept editing b/c I also like "Kyogen Neurose," "Monochrome effector," and "Someday," I couldn't decide on just three, haha. In fairness ha, I didn't like them before (more like I didn't like Hiro - I was down with the music, I just didn't think Hiro's voice was developed enough)



The internet connection problems continue: it's been like this the whole November, I think. I'm at the point of considering switching to another provider. Mom wanted to bundle all services with PLDT, but I'm hesitant to agree (even though I have to take a reprieve from paying for internet) because of the horror stories I hear about PLDT services. I'd need more research before doing anything brash.

Goodness! My working phone is starting to give up, too! Something might have gotten loose at the charger contact. Thing is, I don't know where to have this Softbank repaired, if ever! I just wish it lasts until I can actually afford a new one.

I tried to start the long process of arranging my closet. It's been more than two months since I last had to press clothes for work or for going out, and all this time everything just piled up and it's gotten too mendokusai.

I'm planning to attend Sen. Miriam's book launch tomorrow morning. I also might drop by Chemistea (I've been meaning to go since the soft opening) and probably finally settle my clearance from work para closure na at maka-move on. So help me God.


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December 01
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Birthday month officially ended. Hello, 29. Be nice to me please. :)
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I think I just ran out of things to write.

Oh, I need a new bed. And a new PC (this one I'm using is starting to go out).

But first, I need a job. One that I won't want to leave after 3+ years.



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