Felt the travel bug again recently, so I planned at trip to Tokyo with a friend for this weekend. I did everything on my smartphone, while on the train home from work in Mie. We plan to leave from Yokkaichi Saturday night and come back to Nagoya Monday evening.
This year has been a bit on the difficult side so far. So far I’ve had a serious lung infection, an allergic reaction to a common antibiotic, injured a tendon in my foot, and have come down with a nasty eye infection this week. It makes me want to bang my head against a wall, but I have to remember to take a breath. It hasn’t been all bad and I’m still living where I want to be, doing a job I don’t hate.
Joy Joy let me play with the good microphone this afternoon. Makes up for the fact that my room was the first off the reception area, so eveyone in the lobby could hear me (and a couple of people stood outside my door– creeps!)…
Though, using it I noticed a better accuracy score while singing Mucc’s Shiva and Hamasaki Ayumi’s Still Alone.
Yesterday was my day off, so I tried getting a bunch of errands done. I woke up a bit later than I indended, so I skipped making breakfast, and bought a little something from my local donburi shop around the corner. I had a ¥500 off coupon, so I spent under ¥200 for meal of rice, fish, and egg.
After that, I stopped off at the post office to mail out some packages that I had been putting off for forever. I think I may have attached the wrong content lables (same contentd but different amounts). I also had a short chat with the clerk about how much foreigners like Japanese sweets.
Then I went to the supermarket, where there was a sale on grapes, and the neighbouring clothing shop to look for tee shirts. I didn’t find what I was looking for, unfortunately.
After dropping my groceries off at home, I went into the city for some shopping and to convert some money for my upcoming visit to the States. I bought some gluten free bread (I have a wheat allergy), soap, and a bithday card for my mom.
Once I had what I needed, I did an hour of karaoke. Since I haven’t been practicing as much since I was sick in February, my voice sounded awful. I couldn’t hold any long notes to save my life.
I’ve been finding myself feeling rather nostalgic as of late. I’ve been missing places, things, and people that haven’t been around for years. Every year I usually find myself feeling a bit blue come winter, but it rarely lasts this far into a new year. After doing a bit of googling, it seems this is a common occurrence when people aren’t exactly happy with the here and now. I’m not unhappy per say, but I do admit there are places that would do well with some improvement. I’m hoping April will bring some much needed change.