nintendoh: (Rollin I guess)
  • Less than a week until I'm on a plane to California! I am excited, but at the same time it still isn't really feeling real?

  • We went to see the new Pixar movie, Inside Out, on Sunday as it had just come out. Loved it and definitely cried on two or three occasions. Also had NO idea Amy Poehler was voicing Joy beforehand, so that was a pleasant surprise.

  • Monday I got new glasses! Got one weak pair with "PC Lenses" (aka lenses that cut supposedly harmful blue LED light) for computer/games/general around the house time, and a stronger pair at regular strength for work and being out an about. The weaker pair is in this style in black, which is a bit of an image change for me, but they look good on me. Makes me feel a bit older? My stronger glasses are in this style in brown. Similar to what I've been wearing over the years, but the lenses are a bit bigger than usual (same with the weak ones, actually). So a slight image change, but not as major.

  • Katsushi and I have been watching my favorite Japanese drama, Suika, over the past week or so. Tonight we will watch the final episode. Watching it is a summer tradition of mine and this is Katushi's first time with it (last summer they released books of the script and I read those instead of watching, so he didn't have the opportunity our first summer living together) and he loves it as well. Glad to be able to share the love.

  • Speaking of Suika, over the weekend I picked up a collection of essays by Kobayashi Satomi, the lead actress of the show. I'm planning on reading it over vacation. Should make for perfect lake-side material!
nintendoh: (Ness strumming)
Feeling kind of peaceful this week. I think that's a good sign, however temporary it is. This is the calm before the ~vacation preparation storm~. The general packing is easy and other than a wedding gift, I'm taking it easy on gift buying since I was just home 6 months ago, but I have a pile of unavoidable Japan-life things I also have to take care of. So, next week will be stressful with chores and errands to be run every day, but I've made a to-do list and tentatively planned it all out, so if I follow my schedule (or ideally, keep a bit ahead of schedule) I should be fine.

So, the peace. In my free time this week I have been doing two things. The first, I've finally picked up ダブルハッピネス (Double Happiness) again, the Japanese autobiography of Sugiyama Fumino, a really awesome guy who also happens to be trans. It has been an enlightening, fascinating, and inspirational read so far. Hopefully I'll be able to finish the book before my trip.

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Another part of this peace, is, well, it's finally that time of year again. The time of year I indulge in a rewatch of one of my favorite shows of all time (for sure, my favorite Japanese one), Suika.

Me talking about my love of this drama. Also it's impending novelization )

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