「毎日楽しいの為に」 Flawless Passion
After a long and treacherous year, I have moved on to live at a new apartment with my friend that I met as my roommate during my first trip to Japan in 2012. I say “new” apartment, but my roommate has been living here for a couple years now, and I joined in to take the place of someone who had moved out.
The apartment itself is not as fancy as my previous one, but very comfortable and the location being much more convenient. The video is a tour around the place, starting outside next to the parking lot and moving through the space.
The view that you are presented with when open the front door. The place did not look like this when I first moved in. I spent a lot of time organizing the living room, but it certainly became a lot cleaner than before but still kind of messy by my standards.
My roommate here doesn’t actually have his own room and instead sleeps in the living room. This is pretty much his area, with his bed behind the sofa. All of the posters you see here are his.
A closer look at his wall of stuff. Almost everything you see here were acquired during our time in Japan.
His small collection of figures and a bunch of manga. That Touhou scaled figure was bought from Japan. I want to say he got it when we were in Osaka, but I can’t remember for certain.
Turning around, this is what you see when you sit on the sofa. Everything here are his as well. He is a fan of older games. I occasionally see him play .Hack, Zelda, or Metroid.
Another angle. The door in this photo is the front entrance. The hall to the rooms are to the right of it.
The kotatsu that my friend and I bought in Japan. It has been chopped up and repaired in order for me to be able to bring it back. After our time in Japan, I had kept it for a year, and by chance, came back to him since I moved in. I am glad that I am able to share it again.
Here are a couple photos of our kitchen. The built-in microwave is really neat. It frees counter space and also has 1-2-3 minute shortcut buttons.
This is the hallway to the rooms, with the bathroom all the way down the hall. Our apartment is generally dark like this.
The left photo is the first room down the hall, which belongs to another roommate. She is in the middle of moving out, which is why it is relatively cleaned up. It used to be almost impossible to walk around. She has a pet hamster, so the room has a smell to it.
The right photo is a look at the bathroom. The rack behind the toilet and the ledge by the window are very useful. They might be odd things to point out, but both were things that never existed in any of the past places I had lived before.
Moving on, this is my room. Dark and cave-like, which makes it very cozy. I don’t mind how dark it is, but it does make it quite difficult to take photos. This is the smaller one of the two rooms here, but big enough to fit everything of mine and still be very roomy.
Now that I am in an apartment that I can really settle down in, I moved this personal desk of mine here from my parent’s place. I really like this desk and I wanted to have it here with me. Over time, the stuff on my desks went from being filled with figures to being filled with manga. Since the room is so dark, I hardly ever took much photos.
In between my desk and bed is my TV where I play games or occasionally work on model kits. As you can see here, I was building the Valvrave III Hikaminari at the time. This was also the time when I borrowed one of my roommate’s PS3 to play the Gundam Unicorn game or the Gundam Breaker Beta demo. I think that the row of Hatsune Miku straps above the TV were a nice touch.
My lovely bed. Besides my desk, this is the other place where I spend the most of my time. Not just for sleeping, but also reading manga or playing games on my PS Vita. In addition to 3 pillows, I also sleep with a dakimakura. Fluffy heaven.
Standing at the desk and looking to the other side of the room. The back side of the wall is a large mirror-door closet. Instead of a centralized healing and cooling system, the rooms in this apartment have their own AC built in, which is great because I can make the room as cold as I like without bothering anyone else. Near the left side of the photo, you can see my spare dakimakura that I am in the process of finding a cover for. Then I can sleep with 2 of them!
I have a second desk here, which I use for drawing and occasionally work on model kits.
Sitting on the bed and looking towards the doorway to the room. Thanks to the closet, I was able to make use and hang this noren with Asuna from SAO on it. I really like this item, and you pass through it every time you enter the room.
Lastly, I will end this page with the waterproof poster that I put onto the closet mirror door. This was really meant to be used in the shower and bath area, but this is the best that I can manage to use it for now.