free web tracker soliloquies: 07/09/2006 - 07/16/2006


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, July 14, 2006

way too hot

According to the forecast or "backcast" in this case, the temperature went up to 33C today. This number may not sound high to some people, but with humidity in place, you can probably understand why I am this disgusted about it.

It was hot since morning today and this made me think of skipping school, but I somehow managed to control this desire and forcefully brought myself to school for some classes that were irrelevant to the upcoming exams.

I basically devoted myself to studying throughout the day, even when I was in class. As a result, I got a lot done...I think. I remained efficient throughout the day, especially after class in the media center. That weird music has got to go...I stayed there until its closing hour and it was an interesting experience, being able to witness an exodus-like flow of students out of the campus.

Although I was able to accomplish a lot today, I have failed to throw away a profound, leftover bag of marshmallows in one of the garbage cans (or rubbish bins) on my way home. Oops, I did it again...I guess I never learn. Well, at least I'm a good fellow! lol

Thursday, July 13, 2006


Last night was a long night...all because of those goddamn examinations that are dooming my merrily summer days, that I basically don't like with all the people and the heat and the humidity here in Japan. Enough complaints.

With a lot of agendas in my mind, my studying wasn't as efficient as I had hoped. I think I was able to finish about the 1/4 of the sections I am being tested on Civil Law and the rest of the time was spent on reviewing of the Linguistics class. As a result, I went to bed at around 3:45 last night or better said...this morning.

But fortunately, I think I did fairly well on my Linguistics test that took place today. Even better when compared with a relative aspect. Apparently, a lot of people were expecting an easy exam from the character of our professor, but the exam was an exam, no matter how nice the teacher is. It was based on logics and explanations and I believe that people had to study to a certain extent in order to pass it with an appropriate score.

I am writing this from the media center, using the spare time I was able to make from an early dismissal from the Linguistics exam. I have still got an Economic science class I have to attend and a lot more studying afterwards...sigh.
However, I was able to enjoy a small leeway out of reality in a Starbucks in Hiyoshi after my Economic science class. As the rumor said, they were having their 5th anniversary there with a bunch of special events and an original Frappuchino. The place was filled with live jazz performance which was a bit too loud, but it added on some specialty to the environment there. My stay there was a bit shorter than the length I would've wanted, but it was fun anyhow...thanx! :)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Let's see...where should I begin? I woke up at 7:30 this morning, got a haircut at around 9:30, hopped on a Shonan Shinjuku Line train and headed for Harajuku, the teenage capital of the world to do some...studying. lol This phrase sounds really weird if you are familiar with the characteristics Harajuku has. Not in a Starbucks, not in a cafe, not in Laforet...the place was the Central Library of Shibuya Ward. Neither of us were a citizen of Shibuya Ward, but its environment was relatively tranquil, compared to the chaos outside.

Well from obvious reasons, we didn't "JUST" study there...that's just way too lame. During our break, we went out on a walk to Omotesando to have a light meal and dessert. The cafe was really fashionable and the food there was just as great.

In total, we were in the Central Library for about 6 hours. Then, we moved along to the University Library in Mita to study some more. With a study-oriented nature, it may sound like a dull day, but for me, it was as special and fun as any other "day".
According to some speculations, tomorrow's apparently going to be just as fulfilling. Yay! By the way, the weather was really weird in my hometown with all the fog...humid, phew.

Monday, July 10, 2006

an another step up

Remember how I wrote about my "promotion" at work yesterday? Before I even got to exercise that new authorization I got yesterday, my boss gave me another training session today at work which is even more of a hassle. There is this ordering form that is specifically designed to ship products directly to patients instead of eye doctors/lens shops. Obviously, from this passage, you can probably understand the fact that you must manually enter addresses, one after another, in order to achieve this objective.

Today, along with few of my colleagues at work, my boss taught me how to handle this type of ordering form. Additionally, today was my first weekday with the new authorization I had been talking about. The result...busy, tiring day with a lot of errors and mistakes. I felt like I was a beginner again, back to those old days when I knew nothing about my current job.

Nevertheless, all days are filled with positive and negative elements. If this element is considered negative, the positive element was that I was able to tell my "a bit scary" boss about my summer school program without any trouble...phew.

According to my plans, tomorrow's a day out in Harajuku. This may sound like an act people usually don't do before exams. True, but I'm going there to study. Persuaded? lol

a step up

Believe it or not, I ended up waking up at 13:30 today, presumably from all the drunken fun yesterday. I had work from 15:00 in Yokohama which means that I must take the 14:08 train to be there on time. Yes, I could've been late even though the shift began from a time that's usually considered impossible to be late of.

At work today, my boss gave me another step up, authorizing me to input these special types of ordering forms. This significantly increases the amount of work on weekdays(not on Sundays), so it wasn't that difficult today, but I have always observed how everyone was really busy on this certain time period of the day on weekdays.

Back home, I ended up talking on MSN with various people until 3:00 in the morning and it was a bit awkward and busy, but was quite fulfilling indeed. Yes, the posted time of this entry's been manipulated. Oh well. lol