free web tracker soliloquies: 11/26/2006 - 12/03/2006


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.

Thursday, November 30, 2006


My past had made sudden reappearances during the past few days. Peculiar reunions, both virtual and real had temporarily brought me back to those memorable days of middle school. It all began when a classmate from junior high sent me a registration request on mixi. I have had few encounters with some middle school friends on mixi, but I never expected her to be online as well. Although I haven't talked to her yet, some pics she posted on her diary appealed how much she's changed over the past 5 years.

The other rendezvous occurred today. There was this guy I used to talked to a lot in cram school. He was the first "authentic" returnee I met in Japan and we used to have foreign life talks that are "tabooed" tacitly in Japanese society. I had known that he advanced into Keio Academy of New York upon his parents' transfer to New York and that fact leads me to a conjecture that he would be around on campus. To be honest, I have witnessed a guy who looked just like him on campus before, but that guy's height which was much taller than my friend I had known in cram school, prevented me from confirming my guess.

Well, he was the one who broke the ice today. I was surprised when I saw the "suspect" at a convenience store in Zushi. He remembered me after all. We talked quite frankly there for about 20 minutes and updated our backgrounds through it.

It's quite strange when someone who you thought had disappeared into the past suddenly shows up in front of you. The Coming-of-Age Day ceremony is coming up. It's rather tempting to see how everyone is after 5 years since graduation.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

united arrows

Lately, it is getting more and more difficult for me to participate in some meaningless lectures I have applied to this semester. Concentration of these classes on Wednesday and some other favorable factors rewrites the fundamental reason for me, a student, to go to school. Although I did make a visit to Hiyoshi, I had achieved nothing academically. Nonetheless, according to the forecast, today was supposedly the last day with sufficient sun and warmth, so I guess my judgment was correct.

After having a delayed lunch at Yottekoya in Hiyoshi, I went to Yokohama to rendezvous with my mother for some Christmas shopping. There are two occasions a year where my mother buys me clothes; summer and winter which overlaps with my parents' "bonus" seasons.

I brought my mother to Lumine in Yokohama. I had always favored United Arrows for its line of clothings which usually matches with my taste. Strangely, for some reason, I am not as attracted to their selection this year, so I made my purchase at United Arrows Green Label and Beams instead. It is quite strange for me to wander around for clothes like this, but the research I had done in Machida came in handy.

In total, my mother bought me two pairs of pants and a sweater-like shirt. I may look quite different with this coordination, but I am satisfied with this change of image, since the majority of the clothings I wore previously were composed of dark colors. A fresh new start...I can't wait to expand my collection, with a different attribution.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

november 28th

Two months have passed since my last update and the year is about to end. Unbelievable. This lack of updates can probably be used to prove how hectic I was during this period. From dating to industry talks in Mita, I moved around Tokyo and Kanagawa prefectures, attempting to gain some meaningful experiences.

If my memory is correct, I remember establishing this blog as a place to exercise my English writing skills. By doing this, I should be able to prevent all my vocabularies from personal information nowadays. Indeed, I have this feeling that I have lost some fluency with my English, since all I have done in the past 2 months was the routine essay writing for my English class. Although this assignment is useful to brush up my English, its insufficient volume was the reason why I decided to continue blogging in English. My assumption tells me that now is the time I should restart blogging in English. So here I am, back on cyberspace, yapping about insignificant events and stuff. goes nothing. Today was sort of like a "back-to-school" day for all the Keio students, since Mita Festival was being held in Keio University this week. As for me, with no particular event to participate, I used this free time to visit a few places and to gain some extra pocket money. It was like any other Tuesdays with the French classes with one exception: Civil Law class was canceled again!

With 90 minutes of spare time that came without advance, I played video game with my classmates at one of my friends' house in Hiyoshi. Time flew after I took my shoes off there and it was quite dark out when we all left. I can't specifically remember when I previously was that into video gaming, but I can say one thing for sure. Nintendo 64 RULES!! lol

Constitution class was also canceled on my own account. Sorry, folks!