free web tracker soliloquies: 06/25/2006 - 07/02/2006


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.

Friday, June 30, 2006


Because of the classes I chose, there is a certain tendency for solitude on Fridays, but I was able to see a lot of people today; in fact, a lot more people than usual with no expectation, starting from the crosswalk this morning. From there, I counted 11 people excluding my English this more or less than average? Let me just note that I encountered all of these people without an appointment.

It was a hot day again. I'll keep my blog entrees short to save time for studying. Bye for now.

Thursday, June 29, 2006


School, like always. According to the news, today was the first "manatsubi" this year which is a Japanese meteorological term used to describe a day that recorded a high of 30C or more. Indeed, it was a hot, humid day with its mugginess emphasized by the amount of people on campus.

The exam week is coming up and the professors are gradually explaining the format they are going to use on their finals this semester. So far, judging from the professors' explanations, it seems like Civil Law III and Crime Law II exams are comparatively pleasant while Constitutional Law exam(s) seem a bit more difficult.

It would have been another unpleasant, muggy day out on campus if it weren't for that "bonus stage" I talked about yesterday. Although it wasn't as memorable as yesterday's string of events, I was able to share some grand time together with a can of Red Bull in an empty classroom, thanks to the cancellation of my Lingustics class. Because of our class schedules, it's a bit difficult for us to arrange meets on campus, but it's really nice if we can create more opportunities to do so. Thanks!

After school, my friend gave me a copy of last year's problems for the economic science class I took this year. I must thank him as well. I just hope that the exam week comes and goes with favorable results A.S.A.P.. I mean as soon as possible...why does it have to be now when I have an agenda with utmost priority in my mind? Sigh.

Other than that, my life's been quite pleasant this month. I also hope this trend continues on as long as possible.


Yesterday was such an ordinary day that I didn't have enough materials to compose an entry. The happenings yesterday completely overlapped with the events that occurred last Tuesday with an exception of the seminar orientation. On the other hand, today was filled with fun, excitement and joy.

My Civil Law class felt a bit more interesting than usual since my motivation was a lot higher because of an approaching exam, but this is not the part of the day that brought me all the fun and excitement. Although it was a sudden appointment, I walked, ate, drank, bowled and drank again in various areas of Tokyo with someone special after school.

First, we got off at Daikanyama station, but with no specific agenda on our minds. This condition brought us all the way to Shibuya station, but in order to make it on our reservation, we walked back to this famous cafe in Daikanyama filled with chairs designed by Philippe Starck to have dinner. The atmosphere there was really nice and the food there was great as well, although we could have ordered a bit too much.

After dinner, we walked back to Shibuya station again and played air hockey and bowling there. I had a lot of confidence with my air hockey techniques, but somehow, I ended up in a tie...pooey. The only game we bowled resulted in an average score for both of us. Last but not least, we visited "Cafe de Copain", located at Spain-zaka and had a drink there along with a pleasant conversation.

Even though it was really sudden like I mentioned before, without a doubt, I was able to enjoy those 6.5 hours fully. This would sure motivate us both toward the upcoming exams, right? Apparently, there seems to be a "bonus stage" coming up tomorrow, so I'm looking forward to that as well!

Monday, June 26, 2006

view from office

Nothing much to write like always...some simultaneous thinking and planning during work. I may have slept during work as well, but only for an instant though. Tomorrow's an even more hectic Tuesday with an additional orientation on seminars after school.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

a lot better

With help from medications, plenty of sleep and heart-warming care...I felt a lot better this morning. Although I was unable to give her a definitive answer last night because of my condition, I decided to accompany my mother to Yokohama today. As you may know already, though reasons may vary, I always go to or pass through Yokohama station and I had absolutely no necessity to go there today, but since I had been craving to drive long distance for a while now, I decided to serve her as the driver, round trip.

My previous drive on a highway dates all the way back to January when I still was a student driver. Obviously, from this fact, I had plenty of anxiety this morning on whether or not I would be able to make it home in one piece. Nonetheless, the drive there was quite pleasant with no traffic and its wide open environment instantaneously brought the car's speed up to 130km/h or 80mph.

Ever since I was 3 or 4, my parents always used the highway route we still use today and I was never able to imagine myself driving on it then. It was a wicked experience when the sceneries you only were able to see from the passenger seats whizzed behind you through the front window from driver's perspective.

We were able to get there in 30 minutes and the city center wasn't as crowded yet. Even though I didn't obtain anything for myself, my mother bought me lunch and some other goodies from the underground food department. My way home was just as pleasant and smooth as the way there and I think I was able to experience some new aspects of being a driver. A satisfying day.