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.
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.
Well anyway, today's class was considerably boring. Perhaps it was because it was easy. Either way, afterwards, I had another nice night out. Broke my record of a week and a bit not smoking, but I managed to not buy another pack of cigarettes today. Had a glass of beer though, but once in a while can't hurt, right?
I was down in Shibuya with a bunch of people I haven't met before, invited by one whom I invited to one of our own nights out. I only knew two people there, and it was a leaving party for a chick in their class. Settled in fine, and found a cozy Korean BBQ restaurant. After that, started drinking games of truth and dare. Obviously an onslaught of sex related questions followed.
It was hella awkward when they questioned about the 'American guy' who suddenly went from charismatic to arrogantly quiet as he'd usually hang out at the front of the school. Only after I rejected him, he took a total 180 and starts to fuck off early. Which is fine, I don't need him around. But it sure makes me uneasy whenever someone brings him up. Only Luca knows of what happened, and he managed to keep his mouth shut. Bless him.
Here's the food we had, anyhow!
On another note, Kenny invited me to be his exhibit for his live tattoo showcase next Friday. Since he's still working on the snake on my calf, and I'm due to complete it soon. Unfortunately, the date clashed with my welcoming party for Mike, so I had to turn it down. I'm not sure if I'd be keen on getting tattooed in front of many people though, especially at the calf area where it stings like crap, especially near the ankle and the nerve bundle behind the knees. It's enough that I'm gritting through it alone. So I rearranged the date to this Sunday instead.
I'm a tad nervous as I haven't scraped up the remaining cash for him. The last commission I did paid for my phone bills, which I had intended for the tattoo. Ahh, gotta work harder on the commissions before Sunday. Gambare, ne.
Settling in great here in Sangejaya. I've been meeting some very interesting people, not to mention a great new tattoo I'm in the process of getting done. I've felt some weight lift off my shoulders since taking a break, departing from England to try out new things. I miss London terribly, but it won't be too long until I'm back again, so I'm relishing every day I'm having here in Tokyo.
I find that I'm eating much more now that I'm abroad, with access to much cheaper food. Here you can grab a ready cooked meal for £2-ish, whereas in London, you're looking at twice that price, if not slightly more, for more or less the same thing. So I think I am putting on some weight, which is great, I didn't think it was even possible to do so before. But I've noticed myself getting a little bigger, but I'm still skinny as fuck and that needs to be sorted. Luckily the diet here consists mostly of starch and meaty products. I should start looking into daily training routines to hone this extra weight I'm getting.
Getting really into Bruce Lee stuff lately. That has partially inspired me to retake kung fu, though the classes are ridiculously expensive still, I'm considering self taught as I have with most other things.
All in all, I'm feeling quite well. Haven't had much time to sit down at a laptop, but I'm snagging the moment I have now and to catch up with the things I had missed. Nightmares are sporadic and infrequent, though I had experienced a small rise just last week. Perhaps triggered by my visit to my friend's medical school, Teikyo University, which was fascinating in itself. But there was so much exposure to medical equipment and emergency training that -- well, it reminded me of a lot of things.
However, that was last week's news. This week I can happily say, no nightmares. I'm moving on.
And as for the tattoo in progress, have a little lookie at this!
Proper excited to get this completed. So far this has taken 3 and a bit hours (approx). Just another 2-3 to go to fill in the shape with solid black. It's a Japanese brushwork snake done by my friend, Horisano.