cobaltcannon: Game Of Death - Bruce Lee (GOD - Bruce Lee)
Wrote that just minutes before it turns midnight here, when it will no longer be his birthday. Hah. Is it weird that I care more about his birthday than my own? (Edit: Oops. And I missed it anyway.)

So tired these days. Got to class late today because I slept in a bit. Last night I didn't get home until 2 am, having missed the last train after watching Interstellar. Took me an hour and a bit to walk home from Shibuya in the rain, which eerily reminds me of the time I watched Gravity back in London and having to take a long, contemplative walk back along the Thames after missing the last train...

Ah, the period after movies are a great time for introspection. So the walk did me good.

Although running on just 3 hours sleep prior to that for the whole day, I think I'd have preferred a late bus at least. Especially when it was raining. Nevertheless, a little memento of the event.



I'd honestly say more regarding the movie and it's aesthetic/scientific qualities, and how it ties in with my knowledge on the current theories in quantum physics. But that's far too overdone on the net, and I'm too exhausted now as I'd already discussed it with a few people (who graciously bombarded me with texts regarding it), so frankly I'm all talked out. Instead, I'll just quickly say here: it was a great movie of science fiction with excellent graphics as it's highlight, and a creative take on old, existing concepts.

Moving on from that!

A funny thing happened with me today. Walking back home, someone passed me this leaflet:

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Which basically advertises the local English coffee lounge I pass every day, encouraging people to go and talk and learn English there with the staff. It was hilarious when I realized what it was. Clearly, the white dude thought I could do with English lessons. I didn't get time to back track as the leaflet was shoved in my face as I was rushing past before I could read it properly. I would've gone to him and asked if they had any places open for hire right there and then, but he had left before I could.

I never bothered to go into the venue before. 'English lounges' sounds fucking cheesy. Who knows though. I like meeting new people and I wouldn't mind teaching some English as a casual part-time. I guess I'll pop in next week to see.

Alright. I have more to say but I ramble so much. So I'm gonna sign off here. Good night everyone!
cobaltcannon: Game Of Death - Bruce Lee (GOD - Bruce Lee)
 Whew! What a weekend!

Went back to Shimokita to welcome Mike back after a month. Went to a newly opened izakaya that served great food and drinks. In fact, they even gave the smokers free cigarettes depending on the type of brand you smoke. (I'm also afraid to say that I failed to quit. But that won't stay for long as the cigs back in UK are too expensive to keep up the habit). After that, we hopped to a smaller bar in one of the quiet side streets. It was nice in that it was frog-themed, and the waitress, Kozue, was really cute and charismatic. Chatted with her for the while there, along with a nice young couple who came in next to us. Learned a bit of the Osaka dialect, ('めっちゃ... 愛してると?') which was hilarious judging from the Kyohe's reactions. Funny how men here can't take a simple sign of affection without responding like the girl is proposing to them.

I got back just after midnight, and crashed right away as I had the Disney trip early next morning. The trip itself was great. Went on all the big rides, my favorite ones being Journey to the Center of the Earth and Raging Spirits. The queues were as expected, fucking crazy, from 60 mins to 130 waiting time. The Christmas fireworks show was really disappointing, lasting a mere 3 mins with nothing spectacular. Even my local park in London did a way better job. This is my first time experiencing such a shit fireworks show of all my visits to previous Disney theme parks. Fireworks usually were the highlight of my visits. But eh, guess Japan isn't feeling the Christmas spirit as in the west.

Other than that. The rides were short, but a great experience. I still do prefer Orlando and Paris, and had been meaning to go back to Orlando because of the Harry Potter theme park. Maybe one day...

Ah and apparently we had a severe earthquake on Saturday night, 10pm, when I was still at Disney Sea. I did not realize it was an earthquake until I got home when I got texts from people asking if I was okay. I looked it up on the news, and at the exact time I recalled feeling motion sick, but assumed it was from my exhaustion. In fact, I realize now it was the slight tremor from the quake that happened at Nagano. It was so small that I didn't pick up on it though. But it was a 6.2 magnitude, so it was quite notable. Did quite a bit of damage on site.

I've been lucky so far in that we hadn't experienced something as big as that yet. Let's hope it stays that way!
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Nov. 21st, 2014 04:05 am

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Oops. Got tagged by [personal profile] serys

A. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
B. Tag seven people to do the same.
I tag: I do not know enough people on DW. So whoever on my mutual list who has not done this yet, I tag you.

1. In total right now, I have 8 tattoos. A crow on my arm, a weird collage of roses/skulls/moths on my other arm, a capsule on my wrist, two black crosses on my chest, two skulls on my back, and the most recent one I have shown on my journal of the brushwork Japanese snake on my leg. I'm also pierced up, less so than before as some got rejected (sob, my favourite eyebrow piercings). But now I currently have my tongue, nipples, genital, ears, and snakebites.

2. I am an INTP. Sometimes I get mistaken as an ENTP by people I talk to. I can't get on well with extreme introverts, and I can't get on obnoxiously loud extroverts. Finding people who share interests and hobbies of mine, in both introvert and of extrovert nature is very difficult. I can't find myself satisfied with most people.

3. The people who inspire me, who I aspire to and/or relate to most are:
Artists: Andree Wallin, Dan Lu Visi, Jonas De Ro, Seung Eun Kim, Kekai Kotaki, Shilin
Intellectuals: Albert Einstein, Michio Kaku, Bruce Lee
Creators: Hayao Miyazaki, George Lucas, J.R.R. Tolkien, Katsuhiro Otomo


4. I had several successful online graphic novels running back in the day, to the point where I had publishing offers. However, I procrastinate so badly I let the opportunity slide. As with many others. I haven't given up on it yet. It's simply on hiatus.

5. My favourite field in Science is quantum physics. I have several books and magazines on them. I had even written my own theory that combined the string, M, dark matter, dark energy, the Big Bang, the theory of relativity and black holes. I have no idea where to take this yet, but for now, I think I'll just incorporate into my future writings.

6. I have many ambitions. A few I have achieved already, some others I'm in the process of achieving it. The others, I do not have time for. They are, in no particular order: publish my work, start my own indie company on gaming/animation/graphic novels/films, work in NASA, work in CERN, own a motorcycle, have my own tattoo studio, find a comfortable place working as an actor, play the guitar and drums, learn how to parkour and freerun like a pro.

7. My goal in life is to inspire others as others inspire me. I ultimately see humanity as one functioning system, not as individual people. Everything I work for will be for a meaning for us as a whole, and is in a way, selfless, or so I hope it will be. For this, I live in a world of probabilities, theories, function, and reason.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand." - Albert Einstein
Nov. 21st, 2014 02:48 am

Oo la la

cobaltcannon: Enter The Dragon - Bruce Lee (ETD - Bruce Lee)
Talking with too many Italianos lately. Oo la la. Blogging at nearly 4am in the morning, again?? Oo la fucking la.

If there is a way to turn platonic friends off from hitting on you, then please fucking tell me. I'm getting so annoyed with it happening so much and I'm not even trying to appeal or come off like I'm flirting. And when I reject them, they get butthurt and the friendship falls apart. Or I endure the weird glances here and there. Granted, I wouldn't turn down a cutey with the sweetest curves and probably splurge my cash on her if she asked, but -- a friend circle? Needs to stay as a friend circle. No matter how attractive the people. Period.

Or maybe that is a bit biased of me as I didn't come here to mate. I came here to fucking learn shit, network for jobs and pursue my ambitions. And the last thing I want is my work space to be awkward because some people can't keep to themselves.

HH.


More venting )
cobaltcannon: Enter The Dragon - Bruce Lee (ETD - Bruce Lee)
Managed to do up to 90% of the tattoo last night. Only the head is left to go, left to the final session in December. So far it has taken 7 or so hours, albeit yesterday's session taking a little longer than usual as Kenny was being chatty with Chikuru. Otherwise, it was mostly pain-free, in terms of it not being 3 solid hours of me gritting through it and clenching the chair. There were some parts where the pain starts to shoot through, that being near the nerve bundle at the back of the knee and along the shin. The skin is stretched thin over the bony areas, and the needle jams right into it, making you feel the vibrations thrumming through your pelvis.

It was nothing to compare to the first session though. Line work is always the worst as the needles used are few so the pressure applied is stronger, as opposed to the 9 shader. Yesterday went like a breeze in comparison, even though it dragged on longer.

Now it's swollen as fuck, not to mention it blistering with pain whenever I stand. Hah.


In other damn news. Something I should have noticed long before finally hit me. Went to brush my teeth this morning, picked up my toothpaste left on the shelf to find that it is --- almost empty.

Fucking assholes.

The past few weeks I had the feeling my toothpaste was going down quicker than usual. It's nothing new that flatmates like to use each other's stuff behind their backs, and this is far from the first time that happened, but for fuck's sake! After realizing in horror the absence of a should-be-half-full toothpaste container, I rushed to the shower room to check my shampoo which I only bought two weeks ago. I never checked or lifted it to measure the contents as it's one of those pump out containers, and what did you know? A full 430 grams of shampoo almost fucking gone with my own usage of it only counting up to probably 8 times since.

Here I am buying shit and people had been sucking it up dry. Hygiene products aren't exactly cheap, you fucktards.

It's kinda embarrassing admitting this as I'm hardly new to sharing flats, and should had known better. I guess I just didn't expect it to happen here, and was too caught up with all the bottles piling up around the bathroom that I assumed everyone had their own stuff.

I took all my stuff away and keep it in my room now. Can't point the finger to anyone, and can't prove who used it. But fuck it. I don't care to pursue this. I'll send an email out, maybe. But I'm due to get out soon and the hassle isn't worth it. I doubted that I would've finished all the body wash and shampoo before I leave anyway, and was planning to leave it for the others to use when I go. But hey - looks like most of the job is done already, and now I gotta buy a new fucking set. Whoop dee doo.


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I shock even myself sometimes how much I eat when given the chance. It isn't necessarily a bad thing as I need to eat to gain weight, and carbs are the best for my body type as an ectomorph. But my body must be like wtf right now because I go through monthly bouts of no food to extreme pig outs. And once I start these pig outs, I get so used to the regular (probably normal) amount of intake than usual, and then it starts making me hungrier and hungrier in shorter times. I have no idea why I'm complaining. Maybe I'm just not used to being actually 'hungry' within a few hours after eating and it gets annoying. Though I'm actually glad I'm finally eating enough and that I'm starting to retain some of the weight gained from it.

In other news, I'm glad the week is done and the three tests. I think I did pretty well in the last one, so I deserve the break. Friday after class was great. My friend introduced me to a great ramen restaurant downtown. Then after that we went to Hooters to wind down with drinks and ogle at some booty. 

Now I have to get back to commissions to subsidise the activities this month. I updated my deviantART after many months of absence, and was glad to see one of my idols favouriting my piece. Which reminds me - I have to step up my game and start getting back to my original plots, work on my portfolio, and actually start the damn project.

There are several pieces I had left hanging and wanted to still finish. As well as getting back into 3D modelling. Shit, I miss modelling so much, but I lost the license for 3D Max as I'm no longer a student. I'd been meaning to design a cockpit and vehicles for Chroma, and reckon it'll be easier to draw if I model it first, so I can rotate it to see the different perspectives.




"FUCK FUCK FUCK. SMOKING AT HIGH ALTITUDES IS IMPOSSIBLE."




Who misses big fat killer tiger tanks? ME.

I'm still failing on projecting high poly models to low poly. That was the only part of the assignment I fucking failed. Texture I nailed down otherwise. If someone knows how to project high poly models properly, please tell me. I tried it and the end result was just an exploded piece of shit.




cobaltcannon: Game Of Death - Bruce Lee (GOD - Bruce Lee)
Trying to study hard tonight.

I really sucked at the last test.

I can't concentrate to save my life though. So I blog vent and procrastinate.

You wanna know a recent rude awakening I had? Waking up to an earthquake. A small one, but nonetheless waking me up before my alarm and I was admittedly pissed off as I didn't get enough sleep. But it reminded me to perhaps put my delicate devices closer to ground level in case they fall the next time.

Also, just to put this on record, I found this amazing indie produced movie short for The Green Hornet a few weeks ago, which totally stumps Seth Rogen's piece of shit. The fight choreography is pretty tight, believable, and packs a punch. Just as the duo should be represented (not like the bumbling idiot that Rogen played for the Hornet). What I love most about it though is the sinister tone, drawing a bit of Nolan's style, keeping the classic touch from the TV series from the 60s and yet adding a modern twist.

Which made me wish that Nolan took The Green Hornet project instead, with the result turning out much more appealing, giving the story a realistic, gritty feel like TDK trilogies. I mean, The Green Hornet '66 already collaborated with the Batman show back in the day, so just imagine how a Nolan, modern-esque version of that would be like...  I can only dream.



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 ... Are actually decently priced than what I initially saw.

A pack of three apples in the convenience store was a tad more expensive than the pack of four in the supermarket. I've heard that the morning farmer's market from 7-8am sells the cheapest fruits, but where exactly is the closest one I've yet to discover.

Still though, walking out and about and popping into these side shops, there is a severe lack of on-the-go fruit salads and healthy snacks. The sandwiches are mostly (if not all) white bread with mayonnaise and meat. As much as that is nice as a sweet snack, I'm starting to miss the whole grain selection with fresh lettuce and tomatoes. The egg and chicken sandwiches makes for great post and pre-work out meal.

It's no wonder I'm putting on weight easier here. Most things on sale seemed to be sweetened and refined products, and the very few organic produce are tucked away in some secluded health store which are twice the price than they should be.

It doesn't help that it's almost impossible for me to get any decent work out here. I can't go to the gym or the pool due to my tattoos, and rolling up the long sleeves or wearing a sport shirt is out of the question as that will also reveal the tattoos. The only thing I can do is hire a bicycle and ride that. Another thing that irks me is that it is considered inappropriate to eat/drink/smoke while walking. Surely someone bustling to places could spare a swing of their water bottle on a hot day?

Hoo haa. I can't complain too much though. I'm enjoying the walks I have daily. The highlight of my trip so far is heading down the side roads into the quiet residential areas. The cicadas are dying down, but it's always so refreshing to be away from the busy streets.

Jesus I need to fix my sleeping pattern. It's 5 am and I'm due to head out by half 7, and probably won't get home until night. Haha I'm fucked.

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