22 May, 2007

..refresh happy time..

golden master key – スーパーカー

been a busy month. then again, when have I had a month that HASN’T been busy?

but this month has been good-busy instead of just crazy-busy.

so what have I done? well, most of may was spent with sister sin. she came over right at the end of april, then spent three weeks – part of which was golden week.

we spent a lot of the time drunk, and we spent even more time smiling.

we spent a lot of time with friends and we managed to do a bit of site-seeing…

we went up for a bbq at j-daddy’s; we wandered around harajuku with sandi & the boys; we did blue corn (a few times!); we had dinner at m&s’; we had mellow evenings at home but there were 2 highlights.

first was a girls’ road trip to Izu. sister sin was the driver, sandi (who's written a lot more - and better - than me about our trip) & me were the passengers down there. had bloody lovely weather for the 2 days we were there – managed to burn myself as usual (I am SUCH a brit when I get out in the sun…)

went to Ohama right at the end of the Izu peninsular, and stayed at the same place I stayed with j-ster a few years back (oba-chan still brings random gifts of food everyday…)

martine made it down on Saturday night and there were 4. had a lovely day/weekend/evening. was great to get away from Tokyo & all the greyness and concrete & I feel really recharged after that.

after izu, sister sin & me had an overnight trip to Disney Sea. we’ve both been there before, but this time we stayed at the miracosta hotel inside the park. was great – we could watch the shows from our hotel room. bloody expensive, but well worth the cash (thanks, sis!)

so, yeah, been a busy but good month.

realized some things too.

need to get WAY more green in my life. or ocean or SOMETHING. can’t spend my week/weekends bouncing around between work & blue corn. need to make more time to get out of Tokyo.

but I am doing something about it. next month, mooney’s playing at paradise café back down in izu, so the Davis clan and me are heading down to Ohama for another road trip. be very different to the girls’ road trip, but sure it will be fun. (note to self: take Nintendo DS in order to play with the boys)

07 May, 2007

..random burblings from a chaotic mind..

'vapour trail' - ride

i have a little dilemma - nothing major, but would like input/opinions/thoughts - whatever...

been sporadically seeing a boy, nothing serious, but lots of fun.
now, i know i like him more than he likes me.
also know that there is no future in it at all.
also know that i enjoy spending time with him.
know it's all going to end sometime.

so, should i carry on this way? i know what i'm like - while i am sporadically seeing him, i probably won't find anyone new.
also know that there's no hope, and have given up trying to expect anything from him.
and those are not very good things to carry on seeing someone for, are they?

but, on the other hand, i enjoy my sporadic times with him.
and that's worth something, isn't it? we enjoy each other and always seem to have a good time together.

so, what to do?

02 May, 2007

happiness is....

'green fields' - the good, the bad & the queen

green nail varnish.

you likey?

did YOU know?

'this shameless moment' - saxon shore

lovely sunny day outside, but i am here, tethered to my desk. what joy.
well, at least i can enjoy the next four days off.
AND i am taking some time off next week to head down to Izu (via the Gotemba Outlet Mall) with Sister Sin & Sandi. Kind of a mini-road trip with shopping. Actually, not 'kind of' at all.
It IS a road trip - with shopping, sea, sand, mountains & beer. Woohoo....words can't express how much i am looking forward to getting away from the big smoke.

and then, following the road trip, Sister Sin & me are heading off to DisneySea. It's like visiting europe, but everything's clean & it doesn't smell. (hey, i'm british, i am allowed to slag off europe...)

anyway - j-ster meme-d me & wanted to know 5 things about me that people don't know.
I don't think there's going to be much surprising information here though. i don't really have much to hide - and i have to be honest that i wish i had had something truly interesting to write down...e.g. i was a stripper in vegas out of high school, or my mother is actually my sister or something else equally jerry springer like. (Un)luckily, i grew up relatively unscathed by my own (or parents) choices and therefore have 5 pretty mundane things to tell you about...

so here they are - ranked in no particular order...

1. I lived in France
Fair enough, i was about 7 at the time, but i went to french school and everything. think we were there for about 18 months & i could speak french pretty well by the end of it. then, several years later, i started studying japanese & lost it all....still can do the basics though.

2. I've never owned a pet
It's always been something i have wanted - a dog or cat, but due to time constraints, familial allergies & other factors, i have never owned a pet. Daddy Sin isn't really into animals so we never lived with any growing up either (unless you count the shrew that hibernated in our toy cupboard when we lived in france...) One day, eh?

3. I'm petrified of water
Had a near drowning experience in high school (got out of my depth in the ocean) and since then i can't handle not being able to touch the bottom of the pool/sea/lake. if i get to a point where i can't touch the bottom, i start panicking & lose my ability to swim. totally a mental thing - but it stresses me out...very uncomfortable on ships too...all that swirling water...arghhh....

4. I have 10 piercings
All in my ears, and all usually visible. Weird thing is friends always seemed to be surprised. they keep asking me if i've always had this many?' My answer: well, no, not always, but my most recent piercing is from about 7 or 8 years ago

5. I've worked in a supermarket
when i was in high school, i worked part-time in a supermarket 3 times a week for a year. i worked on the deli-counter, and sold cheese, hams, bacons & other deli-type stuff. not the most varied of delis (bear in mind i come from stoke-on-trent....), but there was enough to keep us amused (and fully snacked up) one of the things i am proudest of during that time, was my ability to be able to cut a piece of cheese into 1 pound blocks - just on sight. not everyone can do that, you know!!

so, there you are, i hope you learnt something new about me.

and who do i pass this on to? Sandi & Tanabata & Arumanda & anyone else who feels the urge.
And i second J-ster's request to Life Out Here - where have you gone?! The Cubans taken away the internet because of y our suberversive writings?
Have another meme from
Tanabata too, but i need a little more time to think about that one...hopefully next week sometime...