12 November 2011

Dangerous living

Okay. Yesterday was something of an adventure, really!

So, anyway. I've caught a cold. Thursday, it wasn't so bad. I took some painkillers and blew my nose and that was it. Yesterday, I felt like I might have had a fever when I headed off to school, but everything went just fine. I wasn't very ninja, though, since Kubosensei immediately told me I looked like I wasn't feeling my best. Ha ha.

Heading home, that's where the adventure began! (Notice my optimism! I thought I was going to die, but looking back, it's very funny.) Both the yamanotesen and the chuuousen were late, about 5-10min. I have no idea why, but the past couple of days, they've been late. I should probably check the news. Heh. Either way, since both train lines are quite important to commuters, they get crowded as soon as the last person getting off has left the train car. (I might add, this was around 5.30pm.) I was in no hurry, however, so in Shinjuku I waited through three trains before I decided to get on the next one. It was crowded, but not so much that you couldn't move, so it was okay. Usually, it's so packed with people that you can't turn your head without poking your nose into someone else's ear.

Right. No seats available, though. I have a 35min ride with the chuuousen, so I hoped I would get to sit down soon. After a while, we reach Kichijouji, where a lot of people change trains. There was an open seat, so close to me! And I was feeling faint, so I headed for it, just to have this grumpy salaryman elbow his way past me and taking the seat. I was not pleased. Every time I sneezed och coughed he would give me this intense glare, like he had some personal problem with me being on the same train. I do not get why. Maybe he had a bad day, or whatever.

It was warm, since it was crowded. I was lightheaded and dizzy. I needed something to drink, most likely. A moment before stopping at Kokubunji, I almost fainted - vision got fuzzy, cold sweat, jelly legs, rush of blood in my ears. So I stumble off the train, even though it's not my station, and collapse onto a seat on the platform. A station employee comes up to me and asks me if I'm okay. I told him that I have a fever, and I think I might have collapsed if I had to stand up in the train any longer. He nodded seriously, and asked me how many more stops I had before mine, I told him just a couple, he nodded again and helped me up, helped me onto the next train, all like "watch the gap, here we go, hold onto the handle there, don't fall when you get off, okay, take care". I thought he was nice, but then again, maybe he just didn't want "dead foreigner" on his cv.

I did manage to make it out of my station. I was teetering, this way and that, the rain was really coming down in buckets, I have a 20min walk (or there about) uphill. Feeling resigned, I start to fight with my umbrella, but stop! Wait! There's a taxi-stop here. I ask how much to fujimoto 2chome. He says maybe 7-800yen. I'm like, w00t, okay, get me there.

There's this tricky little part with riding a cab in Japan, though. Streets do not have names. Only the larger ones. So you have to give directions to the driver, to make sure he'll find it. I tell him that I only know how to walk there, but he said it's fine, just tell me right or left or straight at crossings.

Except for the one street that was a oneway in the wrong direction, it went quickly and smoothly. 710yen later, I'm about to get out of the car.

Will you be okay? You look pale, oneesan.

I'll be fine, I have a fever and fell in the train, so thank you for driving me.

Do you need help to the door?

Nah, it's okay. 本当に助かったんです。


And then I was off, but he kept watching from the car until I went around the corner of the house. He he.

But now I'm okay, mostly. I'm stuffed with meds, I have the entire weekend off to just lie and do nothing in my bed, I'm dressed in several layers to keep warm, and now I'm having creamy corn soup for breakfast/brunch. Omnomnom.

But I will most likely just go back to sleep once I'm done eating.

So that's that!


08 November 2011

Long time, no write

Wow, I haven't updated in a quite some time, huh! I've moved off to Tokyo, currently renting a monthly in Kokubunji. It's all excellent, except that I am reminded of how horrible I am at studying properly. Ha ha.

I've made a lot of new friends, and I'm generally doing just fine. :)

I'm really too tired to update with anything of real value, I'm sorry! It's a great boost to be told no one believes me when I tell them how old I am. Oh yes. ^^/

Some photos for your viewing pleasure, and then I should have a last look at this week's kanji before I go to bed. Baibai~

my computer corner in my apartment

heading off to school, when I still lived at the guest house

betori and I waiting for the train

for the Halloween party at Ginza Roots

Halloween outfit/make up

 drinking coffee on the way to the party!

the area where I live now

in my neighborhood

fujimoto, kokubunji

and this is what is on my way to the train station!

28 July 2011

I caught a cold D:

Yes. I did. I caught a cold and now I am a sad panda.... Especially because I am going to NärCon (game/anime kind of convention) on Thursday next week. NärCon is on the 4th through 7th of August. On the 9th, Gackt is playing in Stockholm, you bet I'll be there with a bunch of friends! And then... I have some weeks of work (like three?) before I take out the rest of my vacation days and start packing and everything, because whoooooo in two months from tomorrow, I will be going to Tokyo!

 Here I am wearing EOS lenses. I can look up which ones, if you want. They are completely green with a dark ring, and since my natural color is rather light aqua-green mix, the lenses blended nicely with my color. They are 14,5mm. They are called EOS Max Pure Green if you order from HoneyColor.com .

And since we are nerds with resin bjds, and we were at my place, and I have eighteen right now... there were loads of dolls as well XD

This is my sweetest Cosette. She will come with me when I move. :3 She is my second doll, and I have had her for about three years now. Today, I tweaked her face up a bit, but I will show some pictures of her tomorrow, with new make up, new eyes, and perhaps I'll also change her clothes...

Ah, yes, and that's my kitty, Cassandra "Cassie" Snowboots! On Monday this week it was a year since I got her home. :3 She is so kind to the dolls, just bumps her nose at them and then leaves them alone... But whenever I have friends over Cassie demands constant attention! And being the sweet little cat she is, everyone adores her. :3

But now, I should try to sleep...

Pixie Sparklies~

22 July 2011

Circle lenses from HoneyColor.com

I got my order from HoneyColor.com today, containing six pairs of circle lenses. I'll be wearing them when I get the chance, to see how they look and everything. Most of them are 14mm, one or two pairs are 14,5mm. One pair has these little pink hearts! I can't wait to try them on, I wonder how well they will show up on my irises, as I have rather light colored eyes.

I also got six lens-cases (animal ones in different colors) and got a free gift of a travel case, which is a pink Hello Kitty on black background. Very cute!

The colors of them are:

  • pink hearts
  • green
  • blue
  • violet
  • violet blue
  • violet/pink three tone
 I have a light brown pair from mukuCHU as well, which are from EOS and super comfortable! I'm hoping the other EOS lenses I got now will be just as comfortable.

All in all, HoneyColor has been quick with shipping, reasonable prices, nice freebies, and excellent service. I will definitely recommend them!

19 July 2011

Playing around

I got some new wigs today! And my very cute little Pullip Dal Angelic Pretty Joujou (March 2011). She's adorable!

And then, of course, I wanted to try one of the wigs, but ended up dressing up and everything. XD

Right. XD

Anyway, tomorrow I am heading off to town to meet up with my brother, and we're going to look for the last things he'll need for his cosplay.

And now, I am going to take a bath!

Pixie sparklies~

17 July 2011

Nail polish

So. I dug up my pastels!And went at my nails. Much fun to be had.

But now, sleep! I must be at work tomorrow... Doggie-poo!

Pixie sparklies~

16 July 2011

Closing in

Every day brings me closer to the day when I will be leaving Sweden for Japan... To be honest, I am only sad about leaving my cat behind. While I am still not sure whether I really want to be a student again, I do want to do something other than work. So, this will be it, for now. Then, let's see what the future brings.

I have been feeling very motivated to pick up some sort of fashion style again, lately. I'm drawn to pastels, especially colors I haven't worn much before - especially baby blue and minty green. I got a cute baby pink t shirt today, with a cartoonish ice cream print on it (from Gina Tricot), and I think I will be wearing it tomorrow. ^^/

But really, the future looks bright and sparkling to me right now. I am going to Linköping for NärCon (anime and gaming convention) in August, and right after that, we're going to go on to Stockholm, to see Gackt. Then I only have a few more weeks of work, and then it's off to the other side of Terra.

I can't wait!

Pixie sparklies <3