20th August, 2014

Had a great time at Rising Sun! But so, so tiring… I’m definitely getting old, haha. They weren’t kidding when they said the music keeps going until sunrise. I was nearly dead by the time Sakanaction finished around 2:30am, but things were still in full swing well into the morning.
We had a tent site close to the main stage, so luckily I could see without shoving my way into the crowd. I saw lots of good music from bands I’d never heard of, and got to see a few favorites too. Things that shocked me: Kimura Kaela’s stage was stuffed with aggressive fanboys (gah!), The Pillows have apparently not aged since I was in high school, and there are people who don’t like BEGIN…. yes, I know, where do these un-chill people come from?
Sadly, Sakanaction, my main reason for wanting to go along, had a terrible set! I went with a couple super fans and there was a collective “…..” after they finished. It can’t cool my love, but seriously, I don’t know what they were going for, and why they felt a major outdoor rock festival was a good time to experiment.
But it was fun! Lots of meats were grilled, lots of dances was danced, flower crowns were drunkenly worn, and I had a nice time with some nice people. Wish I’d taken more pictures…. or, well, more unblurry pictures. don’t drink and photo Had a great time at Rising Sun! But so, so tiring… I’m definitely getting old, haha. They weren’t kidding when they said the music keeps going until sunrise. I was nearly dead by the time Sakanaction finished around 2:30am, but things were still in full swing well into the morning.
We had a tent site close to the main stage, so luckily I could see without shoving my way into the crowd. I saw lots of good music from bands I’d never heard of, and got to see a few favorites too. Things that shocked me: Kimura Kaela’s stage was stuffed with aggressive fanboys (gah!), The Pillows have apparently not aged since I was in high school, and there are people who don’t like BEGIN…. yes, I know, where do these un-chill people come from?
Sadly, Sakanaction, my main reason for wanting to go along, had a terrible set! I went with a couple super fans and there was a collective “…..” after they finished. It can’t cool my love, but seriously, I don’t know what they were going for, and why they felt a major outdoor rock festival was a good time to experiment.
But it was fun! Lots of meats were grilled, lots of dances was danced, flower crowns were drunkenly worn, and I had a nice time with some nice people. Wish I’d taken more pictures…. or, well, more unblurry pictures. don’t drink and photo Had a great time at Rising Sun! But so, so tiring… I’m definitely getting old, haha. They weren’t kidding when they said the music keeps going until sunrise. I was nearly dead by the time Sakanaction finished around 2:30am, but things were still in full swing well into the morning.
We had a tent site close to the main stage, so luckily I could see without shoving my way into the crowd. I saw lots of good music from bands I’d never heard of, and got to see a few favorites too. Things that shocked me: Kimura Kaela’s stage was stuffed with aggressive fanboys (gah!), The Pillows have apparently not aged since I was in high school, and there are people who don’t like BEGIN…. yes, I know, where do these un-chill people come from?
Sadly, Sakanaction, my main reason for wanting to go along, had a terrible set! I went with a couple super fans and there was a collective “…..” after they finished. It can’t cool my love, but seriously, I don’t know what they were going for, and why they felt a major outdoor rock festival was a good time to experiment.
But it was fun! Lots of meats were grilled, lots of dances was danced, flower crowns were drunkenly worn, and I had a nice time with some nice people. Wish I’d taken more pictures…. or, well, more unblurry pictures. don’t drink and photo Had a great time at Rising Sun! But so, so tiring… I’m definitely getting old, haha. They weren’t kidding when they said the music keeps going until sunrise. I was nearly dead by the time Sakanaction finished around 2:30am, but things were still in full swing well into the morning.
We had a tent site close to the main stage, so luckily I could see without shoving my way into the crowd. I saw lots of good music from bands I’d never heard of, and got to see a few favorites too. Things that shocked me: Kimura Kaela’s stage was stuffed with aggressive fanboys (gah!), The Pillows have apparently not aged since I was in high school, and there are people who don’t like BEGIN…. yes, I know, where do these un-chill people come from?
Sadly, Sakanaction, my main reason for wanting to go along, had a terrible set! I went with a couple super fans and there was a collective “…..” after they finished. It can’t cool my love, but seriously, I don’t know what they were going for, and why they felt a major outdoor rock festival was a good time to experiment.
But it was fun! Lots of meats were grilled, lots of dances was danced, flower crowns were drunkenly worn, and I had a nice time with some nice people. Wish I’d taken more pictures…. or, well, more unblurry pictures. don’t drink and photo Had a great time at Rising Sun! But so, so tiring… I’m definitely getting old, haha. They weren’t kidding when they said the music keeps going until sunrise. I was nearly dead by the time Sakanaction finished around 2:30am, but things were still in full swing well into the morning.
We had a tent site close to the main stage, so luckily I could see without shoving my way into the crowd. I saw lots of good music from bands I’d never heard of, and got to see a few favorites too. Things that shocked me: Kimura Kaela’s stage was stuffed with aggressive fanboys (gah!), The Pillows have apparently not aged since I was in high school, and there are people who don’t like BEGIN…. yes, I know, where do these un-chill people come from?
Sadly, Sakanaction, my main reason for wanting to go along, had a terrible set! I went with a couple super fans and there was a collective “…..” after they finished. It can’t cool my love, but seriously, I don’t know what they were going for, and why they felt a major outdoor rock festival was a good time to experiment.
But it was fun! Lots of meats were grilled, lots of dances was danced, flower crowns were drunkenly worn, and I had a nice time with some nice people. Wish I’d taken more pictures…. or, well, more unblurry pictures. don’t drink and photo Had a great time at Rising Sun! But so, so tiring… I’m definitely getting old, haha. They weren’t kidding when they said the music keeps going until sunrise. I was nearly dead by the time Sakanaction finished around 2:30am, but things were still in full swing well into the morning.
We had a tent site close to the main stage, so luckily I could see without shoving my way into the crowd. I saw lots of good music from bands I’d never heard of, and got to see a few favorites too. Things that shocked me: Kimura Kaela’s stage was stuffed with aggressive fanboys (gah!), The Pillows have apparently not aged since I was in high school, and there are people who don’t like BEGIN…. yes, I know, where do these un-chill people come from?
Sadly, Sakanaction, my main reason for wanting to go along, had a terrible set! I went with a couple super fans and there was a collective “…..” after they finished. It can’t cool my love, but seriously, I don’t know what they were going for, and why they felt a major outdoor rock festival was a good time to experiment.
But it was fun! Lots of meats were grilled, lots of dances was danced, flower crowns were drunkenly worn, and I had a nice time with some nice people. Wish I’d taken more pictures…. or, well, more unblurry pictures. don’t drink and photo Had a great time at Rising Sun! But so, so tiring… I’m definitely getting old, haha. They weren’t kidding when they said the music keeps going until sunrise. I was nearly dead by the time Sakanaction finished around 2:30am, but things were still in full swing well into the morning.
We had a tent site close to the main stage, so luckily I could see without shoving my way into the crowd. I saw lots of good music from bands I’d never heard of, and got to see a few favorites too. Things that shocked me: Kimura Kaela’s stage was stuffed with aggressive fanboys (gah!), The Pillows have apparently not aged since I was in high school, and there are people who don’t like BEGIN…. yes, I know, where do these un-chill people come from?
Sadly, Sakanaction, my main reason for wanting to go along, had a terrible set! I went with a couple super fans and there was a collective “…..” after they finished. It can’t cool my love, but seriously, I don’t know what they were going for, and why they felt a major outdoor rock festival was a good time to experiment.
But it was fun! Lots of meats were grilled, lots of dances was danced, flower crowns were drunkenly worn, and I had a nice time with some nice people. Wish I’d taken more pictures…. or, well, more unblurry pictures. don’t drink and photo Had a great time at Rising Sun! But so, so tiring… I’m definitely getting old, haha. They weren’t kidding when they said the music keeps going until sunrise. I was nearly dead by the time Sakanaction finished around 2:30am, but things were still in full swing well into the morning.
We had a tent site close to the main stage, so luckily I could see without shoving my way into the crowd. I saw lots of good music from bands I’d never heard of, and got to see a few favorites too. Things that shocked me: Kimura Kaela’s stage was stuffed with aggressive fanboys (gah!), The Pillows have apparently not aged since I was in high school, and there are people who don’t like BEGIN…. yes, I know, where do these un-chill people come from?
Sadly, Sakanaction, my main reason for wanting to go along, had a terrible set! I went with a couple super fans and there was a collective “…..” after they finished. It can’t cool my love, but seriously, I don’t know what they were going for, and why they felt a major outdoor rock festival was a good time to experiment.
But it was fun! Lots of meats were grilled, lots of dances was danced, flower crowns were drunkenly worn, and I had a nice time with some nice people. Wish I’d taken more pictures…. or, well, more unblurry pictures. don’t drink and photo Had a great time at Rising Sun! But so, so tiring… I’m definitely getting old, haha. They weren’t kidding when they said the music keeps going until sunrise. I was nearly dead by the time Sakanaction finished around 2:30am, but things were still in full swing well into the morning.
We had a tent site close to the main stage, so luckily I could see without shoving my way into the crowd. I saw lots of good music from bands I’d never heard of, and got to see a few favorites too. Things that shocked me: Kimura Kaela’s stage was stuffed with aggressive fanboys (gah!), The Pillows have apparently not aged since I was in high school, and there are people who don’t like BEGIN…. yes, I know, where do these un-chill people come from?
Sadly, Sakanaction, my main reason for wanting to go along, had a terrible set! I went with a couple super fans and there was a collective “…..” after they finished. It can’t cool my love, but seriously, I don’t know what they were going for, and why they felt a major outdoor rock festival was a good time to experiment.
But it was fun! Lots of meats were grilled, lots of dances was danced, flower crowns were drunkenly worn, and I had a nice time with some nice people. Wish I’d taken more pictures…. or, well, more unblurry pictures. don’t drink and photo

Had a great time at Rising Sun! But so, so tiring… I’m definitely getting old, haha. They weren’t kidding when they said the music keeps going until sunrise. I was nearly dead by the time Sakanaction finished around 2:30am, but things were still in full swing well into the morning.

We had a tent site close to the main stage, so luckily I could see without shoving my way into the crowd. I saw lots of good music from bands I’d never heard of, and got to see a few favorites too. Things that shocked me: Kimura Kaela’s stage was stuffed with aggressive fanboys (gah!), The Pillows have apparently not aged since I was in high school, and there are people who don’t like BEGIN…. yes, I know, where do these un-chill people come from?

Sadly, Sakanaction, my main reason for wanting to go along, had a terrible set! I went with a couple super fans and there was a collective “…..” after they finished. It can’t cool my love, but seriously, I don’t know what they were going for, and why they felt a major outdoor rock festival was a good time to experiment.

But it was fun! Lots of meats were grilled, lots of dances was danced, flower crowns were drunkenly worn, and I had a nice time with some nice people. Wish I’d taken more pictures…. or, well, more unblurry pictures. don’t drink and photo

14th August, 2014

Testing the iPhone’s xkit app. I met a former coworker who teaches in Kenya last night, and one of the things he brought along was some local beer.jeeze how do I use tags on this crazy thing…

Testing the iPhone’s xkit app. I met a former coworker who teaches in Kenya last night, and one of the things he brought along was some local beer.

jeeze how do I use tags on this crazy thing…

13th August, 2014

it’s trash day!

1hourfromsiberia:

step one: take your trash

step two: take a specifically color coded bag

step three: draw a pentacle on your floor

step four: summon demon

step five: give your trash to the demon and dismiss

it’s actually not quite that terrifying, I think I will make a video about it later ehehehe

(via 1 Hour from Siberia)

12th August, 2014

(via Ms Leah HBIC)

11th August, 2014

So it seems that suddenly I will be heading down to the Rising Sun Rock Festival this weekend! A friend randomly invited me to stay in a tent with her group, and who am I to say no to a chance to see Sakanaction for the millionth time? haha.

It’ll be my first real music festival, the kind that’s outside and over many days and requires a tent, so I’m a bit nervous. Anyone have any tips on how to make the most of it, or any advice on how not to mess it up?

I’m not very uhhhh camping inclined (haha). How do you charg a phone in nature?!

I don’t think there’s a way I can enter a tent and come out looking cute. This will be brutal.

8th August, 2014


I’m not one of those people who thinks that what we did was alright because it was necessary for our survival, or that we were somehow an advanced species, so killing the living doesn’t count. It does count. I did kill her. And all I can say is that I would have done anything to have stopped it.

I’ve had the internet back for not even a week and I already blasted through this show. I should not be allowed to have the internet. 
I’m not one of those people who thinks that what we did was alright because it was necessary for our survival, or that we were somehow an advanced species, so killing the living doesn’t count. It does count. I did kill her. And all I can say is that I would have done anything to have stopped it.

I’ve had the internet back for not even a week and I already blasted through this show. I should not be allowed to have the internet. 
I’m not one of those people who thinks that what we did was alright because it was necessary for our survival, or that we were somehow an advanced species, so killing the living doesn’t count. It does count. I did kill her. And all I can say is that I would have done anything to have stopped it.

I’ve had the internet back for not even a week and I already blasted through this show. I should not be allowed to have the internet. 
I’m not one of those people who thinks that what we did was alright because it was necessary for our survival, or that we were somehow an advanced species, so killing the living doesn’t count. It does count. I did kill her. And all I can say is that I would have done anything to have stopped it.

I’ve had the internet back for not even a week and I already blasted through this show. I should not be allowed to have the internet. 
I’m not one of those people who thinks that what we did was alright because it was necessary for our survival, or that we were somehow an advanced species, so killing the living doesn’t count. It does count. I did kill her. And all I can say is that I would have done anything to have stopped it.

I’ve had the internet back for not even a week and I already blasted through this show. I should not be allowed to have the internet. 
I’m not one of those people who thinks that what we did was alright because it was necessary for our survival, or that we were somehow an advanced species, so killing the living doesn’t count. It does count. I did kill her. And all I can say is that I would have done anything to have stopped it.

I’ve had the internet back for not even a week and I already blasted through this show. I should not be allowed to have the internet. 
I’m not one of those people who thinks that what we did was alright because it was necessary for our survival, or that we were somehow an advanced species, so killing the living doesn’t count. It does count. I did kill her. And all I can say is that I would have done anything to have stopped it.

I’ve had the internet back for not even a week and I already blasted through this show. I should not be allowed to have the internet. 
I’m not one of those people who thinks that what we did was alright because it was necessary for our survival, or that we were somehow an advanced species, so killing the living doesn’t count. It does count. I did kill her. And all I can say is that I would have done anything to have stopped it.

I’ve had the internet back for not even a week and I already blasted through this show. I should not be allowed to have the internet. 
I’m not one of those people who thinks that what we did was alright because it was necessary for our survival, or that we were somehow an advanced species, so killing the living doesn’t count. It does count. I did kill her. And all I can say is that I would have done anything to have stopped it.

I’ve had the internet back for not even a week and I already blasted through this show. I should not be allowed to have the internet.
I’m not one of those people who thinks that what we did was alright because it was necessary for our survival, or that we were somehow an advanced species, so killing the living doesn’t count. It does count. I did kill her. And all I can say is that I would have done anything to have stopped it.

I’ve had the internet back for not even a week and I already blasted through this show. I should not be allowed to have the internet.

(via unstoppable.)

7th August, 2014

The internet is back! … but sadly, the busy-ness remains.

The new apartment is working out really well. There’s still a lot of unpacking to do (clothes…. clothes…!!), but I’m really enjoying it. A young girl also moved into the room next door, so I don’t have to worry about getting a weirdo for a neighbor. 

The new ALT (my successor… haha…) is also nice. I’m starting to really feel the age gap, though! There’s just a flippancy about work that her and the other ALT (a young guy) have, an urge to look cool, get whatever they can out of others, and keep everything detached with all these layers of irony. A lot like me in college, to be honest! It’s weird, but the older I get the more earnest I get. But anyway, we really lucked out and I think she’ll be a really good addition to the team!

I finally got the certificate from the head of the BOE making my new job appointment official. I’m on the job through March, and if things work out then I’ll join on a yearly basis like other similar workers.

This also signals the end of that sweet, sweet JET Program money. Goodbye, goodbye… I’ll miss you, travel and crazy shopping…! RIP my spending money, I hardly knew ye.

31st July, 2014

Back in the office, still home internet-less, but things are good.

We just finished up our town’s first English Camp. It was only two days long, spending one night sleeping over, but I still feel tired!

It went alright, but even being able to say just ‘alright’ feels so good. This is the first time I’ve been given so much responsibility, and have had coworkers looking to me to coordinate an event this large. I felt like a real employee instead of a temporary guest, which I guess I really am now…. It’s pretty surreal. I knew I could do it but I didn’t think they knew.

Today the new ALT arrives and of course our office is particularly humid and disorganized, haha. Just like when I arrived 5 years ago! 

Dai and I skyped over my phone and for the first time since he was sick he didn’t wear his mask. He said it was ‘too hot’ but he just wouldn’t stop grinning.

Feels like something is just beginning.