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Category Archives: Time Spent with Friends

SF Chinatown – September 13th, 2016

On Tuesday the 13th of September, I had to visit San Francisco to take care of some official business. My original plan was to just finish that and leave, but my friend GameMaster was in town, so I asked if he would like to join me to San Francisco. Luckily, he could come with me. It was great that I was able to hang out with him one more time before I journey off to the land of the rising sun.

Before the photos, I must apologize about the crappy picture quality because I didn’t bring my DSLR and only had my outdated phone.


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As soon as we got to San Francisco, we were immediately greeted with the old style railway. At this moment, I realized that I haven’t really taken much photos of San Francisco, and that this is my last chance to do so.

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SF Japantown – June 16th, 2016

On Thursday, June 16th, I went to SF Japantown with a big group of friends. The purpose was to simply spend quality time together with them. If my plan for Japan proceeds smoothly, I won’t see most of them again for a long time. Joining me that day was GameMaster, Rafflima, Lettuce, another friend from high school (who I will refer to as GoodNeighbor), along with Xyrenth and Xyrenth’s sister.

Thank you to Rafflima, who drove us (me, GoodNeighbor and GameMaster) to SF Japantown. The rest of the group came in from different ways. During the ride, GameMaster showed me his nearly completed HG Gundam Crossbone Full Cloth. It looks good and really exemplifies GameMaster’s painting style. It is almost finished, with just the weapons left to paint. Continue Reading

Hanging out at DCG – May 12th ~ 17th, 2016

Although the events of these days were already mentioned in my Life This Month – May post, I would like to take this separate occasion share some extra photos I had taken on during that period of time.

So this is the new card shop that GameMaster has been telling me about. It seems like he has really gotten to know the staff and spent quite a bit of his free time here. -Continue Reading-

SF Japantown – Dec. 29th, 2015

The purpose of this trip to San Francisco Japantown wasn’t because I wanted to visit Japantown personally. I had plans to meet up with some study abroad friends I made during my 2014 trip. When discussing where we should go, I suggested visiting SF Japantown and then staying a night over at my place. That seemed to work with everyone so that’s what we did.

First, to introduce my friends on this trip. Starting from left, we have Corvus Corone, Lettuce, and then me. On a side note, Lettuce does some video game translations on his blog and Youtube channel. Continue Reading

Visiting Friends in San Jose – Dec. 17th, 2015

December is the month of the holiday season and that means winter break for those still in education. A certain long time friend of mine (who I will refer to as Oblivion) returned home for the break, and we have been planning to hang out somewhere. We decided to go ice-skating and he mentioned that there were some places in San Jose. Since I had some friends that live in San Jose (Blitz-X and Xyrenth), I invited them to join us or maybe even show us around. I haven’t seen them in person since June, and even longer for Oblivion. Continue Reading

SF Japantown – March 30th, 2014

It was only just a month ago since the last time I went to SF Japantown. The reason why I came again so soon was completely due to how the release dates of certain manga that I wanted were spaced apart.

I would liked to have gotten all of the manga that I wanted in a single trip, but there was no way that Kinokuniya could have reserved the books for a month. And so here I am again to pick up some manga. Continue Reading

SF Japantown – February 28th, 2014

It has been a really long time since I was last in SF Japantown alone. My objective today isn’t to hang out with friends, but to pick up a couple volumes of manga from Kinokuniya. Continue Reading!

SF Japantown – December 21st, 2013

It doesn’t feel like it was all that long ago when I had my manga shopping spree at SF Japantown on Nov. 1st, but in less than 2 months, I’m back here again.

Since I wasn’t able to get my hands on Minamoto Monogatari Vol.4 last time, I knew that I would be back soon. But in addition to that, a couple of my friends were going to watch a movie here, so that made for a perfect timing. Continue Reading!

SF Japantown – November 1st, 2013

As soon as me and my friend begin planning our next trip to SF Japantown, we knew that it would be all about manga. During our previous trip in August, I was unhappy about how I didn’t have time to dig through the shelves of Kinokuniya, so I wanted to set myself loose this time. In addition, my friend who is normally uninterested in manga, special ordered two volumes of a certain series he came across online.

It is just the two of us this trip and so meeting up was not as chaotic as last time. The first thing we did when we arrived at Japantown was pick up our special order and then head off for lunch. Continue Reading!

日本町 SF Japantown – August 17th, 2013

Originally, this trip was planned for June, the month with my birthday and my only week of summer break. However, we couldn’t set up a good timing, and so the trip was pushed to August, the month with one of my friend’s birthday. Even then, it was still difficult to plan a proper meeting time with everyone due to a friend’s bad circumstances.

Having been to Japantown semi-frequently for the past 3 years, I knew our routine well. Not a whole lot changes after all. We went through all the same familiar shops, looking at their stock and inserting jokes wherever appropriate. Continue Reading