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Ico in real life.

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If you’ve ever played Ico on PS2, you’ll get a kick out of it. If you haven’t played it, it’s a beautiful fairy-tale like gaming experience that shouldn’t be missed.


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December 4, 2006 at 10:41 pm

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Happy Thanksgiving from Japan

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Well, it’s Thanksgiving here, and I just had an English Muffin and some scrambled eggs.  What a Thanksgiving dinner!

Here’s a pic of me and the Colonel.

It requires an app called Pando, but Pando allows for fast downloads of large files.  The link is only valid for 14 I think though.  We’ll see how this goes.

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November 22, 2006 at 12:49 pm

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Being sick.

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I’ve been sick now for over two weeks as of today. I finally went to a doctor about it yesterday. He gave me some medicine, and I’m feeling better, but still kind of crappy. Sayaka took me to a doctor near her house. I didn’t have to worry about any lines or waiting. Hopefully, these meds will clear up all this shit in my chest and head soon, because I haven’t been myself the last few weeks. I’ve been crankier than normal, and this new gym membership I’m paying 35 bucks for is going to waste because I’m not up to going to the gym, let alone during the sparse morning hours I’m allotted for my “Morning Set” membership. And I’m afraid I’m gonna gain something back because I haven’t been able to even go running like I had been doing for such a long time.

In addition to being feeling like shit because of my cold, my living situation is getting worse and worse everyday. I have never had any roommates, and I don’t really want any now. Call it a product of being an only child, or whatever, but I’m not a happy camper. It’s impacted even more by the fact that I don’t have another American in the house. We might all share common grammar, but the three of us don’t speak the same languages. I can’t even say “shut up” in a joking fashion to the Brit without him wanting to knock my head off. He got so pissed the first time I said while we were at a bar, and he raised his hand to me, before I “accidently” knocked him off his barstool and onto his ass. Just talking about language, I can converse with the Canadian better, but I still can’t talk with these two like I do with my friends back home, and it’s why I’m sure I will never be friends with them. Add to the fact that I hate the Canadian’s girlfriend, and that she’s always here, living here is a bit unbearable to me. I’ve pretty much outlived my “stay up late drinking” phase, and these two are still in the thick of it.

Lately when I go shopping, I keep getting frustrated, one because of the sizes, but also over the prices. Especially when I go into shops that we have in the US, and shit is so much more expensive here. Going into The Gap in Japan makes me wanna fly back to the US, just to go shopping for clothes.

Also, I’ve been thinking about what and how much I should be buying here. I really don’t know how long I’m going to be here, I would be very angry if I bought a bunch of really nice stuff, and I couldn’t sell it before I went back to the US or something. Plus, I don’t think I want to have anything expensive as long as I’m living in this apartment. These two only want to clean once every two weeks, and want to point out that they do, but want to leave shit everywhere the majority of the time. I clean up beer cans, and all the fucking dirty bowls in front of the TV, far too often. It’s a good thing I never moved into Phi Tau, because I probably would’ve just moved right out.

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October 20, 2006 at 2:38 am