Just 2 weeks left in Japan. I wonder what I am doing here. I couldn’t make any friends nor meet anyone that shares my hobbies in the same way I do. The city was too far for me to visit on a daily basis, so I can’t even occupy myself with shopping, karaoke or even just walking around looking at displays.
On the 10th, I listened to could have been the last NicoNico live broadcasts of a singer that goes by Kibareha. Long story short, her dream is to become a seiyuu, but in order to chase her dream, she would have to leave her single mother behind. She cried and I sat in silence, telling us viewers that she doesn’t know what she should do and that this may be her last live broadcast. This event made me rethink about my own dreams. What do I want to be in the future? Am I up to the challenge?
While those questions linger in the back of my mind, Destiny was released in the States and I wanted to get back to play it with my brother, wishing that my flight was on the 10th or 11th, not the 15th. Not just Destiny, but I bought 2 copies of some other PSV games so that we could play together. To my surprise, my brother actually showed an interest in playing co-op when I called him. I said that I can stay at home for a week before returning to my college apartment, and he said that a week seems short.
After some more difficult moments in Japan, I returned to the United States with some rushing and buzzing and hours of waiting. When my family came to pick me up at the airport, my brother actually took his copy of Destiny with him to let me see it. I ended up playing a lot of Destiny, too much perhaps. Playing with my brother, we finished the non-existent story together and we also played quite a bit of co-op on Gundam Breaker. I ended up delaying my trip back to university so that I could spend more time at home.
As for other entertainment, I played Dracu-Riot and BaldrSky. In Dracu-Riot, I finally finished Miu’s route and I was surprised to see an After Story scenario unlocked. Before playing the extra scenario, next up is Rio’s route. I didn’t watch any anime this month with the exception of Robot Girls Z, which was free to watch for a limited time on NicoNico Douga. The streaming quality was quite bad since I don’t have premium, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.
Once I got back to my university apartment, I took my time to unpack all my extra stuff from Japan. I was able to take most of my stuff with me but not all. As you can see in the photo of my desk, I have like no room to put all the manga I bought. I seriously doubled my manga collection. My walls are also quite blank and I have to get to putting up decoration.
Once university started, my new roommates moved in and they seem like nice people. I am glad that was able to get them as roommates before I left for Japan. I also met with my friends from the said study abroad. I had remained in Japan the whole time while they have been back in the States for two months.