free web tracker soliloquies: 01/30/2005 - 02/06/2005


so・lil・o・quy/- n. [C,U] a speech in a play in which a character talks to himself or herself, so that the audience know the character's thoughts.

Saturday, February 05, 2005


Work again, but I'm not going to talk about work today. You've heard enough about it already, right? lol

I've decided to give some literature to my soul to develop some literary sense. Today I went to bookstore; a place I haven't gone to for a while now to get my mother a copy of "The Phantom of the Opera" after work. The book was out of stock, thus, I was unable to accomplish my primary objective, but while I was browsing around the shelves searching for it, I was able to find a lot of books that caught my attention.

Since I've been denying the value of books for quite a while now, this feeling really was a sensation. Looking back into the past, I was quite a reader up until Internet came into my life and Americanization advanced inside me. I was really fond of Jules Verne(French writer, read a lot of Japanese translations) and was actually reading 450 pages long "Voyage Au Centre De La Terre" in 3rd grade!

My parents are begging me to read Japanese novels to improve my Japanese skills for a while now. Luckily, my city's municipal library is going to be renewed in April, so this could be just the right timing for me to enter the world of literature...

Friday, February 04, 2005

priceless treasure

I was visiting Kita-Shiga in Nagano Prefecture for 3 days with my best friends on a snowboarding trip. It was my first time snowboarding but since my teacher was so easy to understand, we were all able to board down an intermediate course in just 2 days, without us having to enter a boarding school. The weather was kind of "blizzardy" throughout our stay but because of it, the snow on the course remained powdery, so it didn't hurt at all no matter how we fell. I would like to rest well today, to cure my muscleache. lol

The trip was great! Yes, snowboarding was an exciting and a fun sport to do, but the members of contributed a lot to the memorableness of this trip.

It really is a weird connection. We banded together to achieve this same goal for our first time this year, but we don't really have any obvious link that connects everyone beside "Bunkasai". But who really cares about origination? It all began in June with the fireworks display, continued on with the Kamakura field trip, "Mezamashi TV" recording, "Bunkasai", countless dinners at Denny's, Christmas Eve, my birthday party and this trip...all of the great memories I have for this year have these great fellows in them. It's really comfortable to be together with them...indescribable by words.

I was finally able to obtain a priceless treasure out of my school in my third year. We all are heading for a different faculty, but I would like to maintain this fabulous connection I fortunatelly was able to find with my utmost effort. Next up, cleaning!? lol

Monday, January 31, 2005


I actually went to school today, just to hand in this form my mom asked me to. Well, I did have some necessary shopping before my snowboard trip I'm going from tomorrow, but it was a meaningless and wasteful trip, whether I had the shopping or not.

After Chinese class ended, I went to Higashi-Totsuka with my friend who lives there, to buy myself a new goggle, since I couldn't find my old one anywhere. With the goggles ready, I've finished packing and am ready to go. As I've written before, it's supposed to be freezing. I can bear coldness, though.

Tomorrow's going to be my first pay day. Yippee!

Sunday, January 30, 2005

endless vacuum

I've been vacuuming numerous rooms for 8 hours straight. Boring. I was planning on vacuuming my own room after my work today, but...pass. Enough vacuuming for a day.

Today was my fourth time working at the place I work now, but I'm can't understand why Japanese residence level is so low. People, I mean families are actually living in a matchbox like these. I've probably seen most of the rooms already, but they are so small! Even if a lot of mass residences are necessary to serve the population in Tokyo area, why can't designers make high rise apartments or condos with large rooms? That way, a lot of people will be able to live on a small amount of land, with a wider space. Land use efficiency is a major issue in Japan.

For example, people in Singapore enjoy larger apartment lots for a cheaper price, since their lots are bigger than the ones here in Japan. If someone is able to build a residence with a lot of large rooms for a cheap price, it could spark a new competition, where constructors compete each other, making better residences. Maybe the reason why residences are ridiculously expensive here is because of materials expense...who knows.

Anyway, I'd love to live someplace where residences are big and cheap when I grow up.