The month of March started off with bad news, bad luck, and just trouble overall. I won’t mention any details but certain things derailed and when the month turned to April, it exploded. By sheer luck and timing, I was able to save myself. In fact, I can even argue that I am in a better place now than before. In March, a lot of things came to an end. I have been considering many things and decided that it is time for this blog to come to an end as well.
When I started this blog as a high school student in 2010, I had a fair amount of free time. But now, things are different and I have way too much to do. I cannot afford to play catch-up and this blog is entirely that. I cannot fully explain my reluctance to pick up the camera in recent years but for as long as I continue to feel that way, this blog will be on hiatus. Thank you for the 8 years.
I purchased a new desk that is perfect for my tasks.
Below: my life in the month of March.
I have finished moving into the new community share house. All that remains is to clean out the previous house. Already it is a quarter into 2018. Everything I want to do, I must start today, to settle down and set up my own space and new life. I have a new desk that will be my station from today forward.
Hobby-wise, I couldn’t fully enjoy myself due to different reasons, but here is what I did.
2nd~4th – Over at my friend Lettuce’s apartment, I played SAO:FB. I completed some sub-quests before proceeding in the story where I explored the 4th field and the spaceship on it. Upon reaching a locked gate, I need to search for certain bosses in the previous fields. Out of time, I stopped there for now.
7th – finished 鬼物語. Limited on time, I waited until later in the month before starting on Accel World vol.15 and 恋物語.
Finally had the chance to start Accel World Vol.15 on the 23rd, finished on the 26th.
10th – With March and Lettuce, we went to karaoke in central Chiba. One of the few and the last time I hanged out with March. We took turns singing for 5 hours. March was amazingly good. I am awful but tried my best and a few songs sounded decent. The two of us also sang Climax Jump together. Lettuce mostly listened.
One of my biggest regrets, is how given an entire year, I only finished playing 1 Rockman.EXE game with Lettuce, out of 6 games. Later that evening, I stubbornly suggested us starting the 2nd game and we played in the lounge of the share house, while building a new model kit. We continued Rockman.EXE 2 throughout March, but sadly, we never finished. Lettuce missed his chances, and he couldn’t continue to stay in Japan.
The rest of the month until spring break could only be described as tiresome. I had a lot of things to see through to the end, so I couldn’t wait until it was all over. By the end of everything, I should have achieved the environment that I sought after for so long.
The events during spring break:
・New roommate arrived. I was relieved to see that our lifestyles go along fine.
・Continued on reading Accel World as mentioned.
・Watching anime and playing games.
・25th – Watched Kurod’s live broadcast playing a Steam game called Panty Party. Pretty funny and interesting. Sadly, I couldn’t watch all of the broadcast to the end, so I bought the game myself and played it on the 27th. It’s a short game that only takes a couple hours. Never actually used my Steam account until now as I don’t play games on PC. Funny that such a game was my first purchase and so far, the only game in my Steam library.
・26th – Purchased a PS4 to resume on SAO:FB. Cleared the boss for the mothership.
・28th – Finally finished my first playthrough of the Re:Zero PSV game. I was able to get Emilia’s normal and good end. It took me a year of playing now and then to finally finish my first route. The actual game time is about 30 hours. Then, over the next few days, I reloaded saves and went to get Rem + all other endings + extra scenario.
As mentioned, this is the end of this blog. One and a half years have passed for me in Japan. That was how long I took and how long I have endured in order to achieve the current true living environment that I needed so desperately. Looking forward, my life is now stable enough for me to really settle down and focus on my goals. I imagine my life within the next year to be calm and unchanging, not much to blog about and filled with secret projects on my desk I cannot take pictures of. So that’s my reasoning. Thank you for the 8 years, and some day, let’s talk again.
PS: There may be random updates if I ever feel like touching my stockpile of old photos from past events and photoshoots.
Finished off some more anime:
- 終物語 (finished – ep.8~12 + 2nd season ep.1~7)
- さくら荘のペットな彼女 (resumed & finished – ep.14~24)
- 劇場版 艦これ
- ロックマン エグゼ Axess (ep.4)
- しゅごキャラ！パーティー (finished – ep.19~25)
Had to hold back on reading this month:
- アクセル・ワールド (finished vol.15)
- 鬼物語 (finished)
Tried to focus on games:
- -PS4- ソードアート・オンライン -フェイタル・バレット-
- -PSV- Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 -Death or Kiss- (finished)
- -PSV- ガンダムブレーカー２ (resumed)
- -GBA- ロックマン エグゼ
- -GBA- ロックマン エグゼ２ (started)
Trying to complete these models:
- [HG] ガンダムAGE Ⅱ マグナム (started & finished)
- [MG] アドヴァンスド ジンクス