"I need some fucking friends." -- Peter Klaven (I Love You, Man)
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Hashimoto Nanamin is graduating from Nogizaka46 in February next year, and I feel sad. Another of member of my favorite idol group leaving. This one is tough to take as she is returning to her private life and no longer partaking in the Japanese entertainment industry. Once she's done she's done.

I am selfish in that I want her to stick around. Or at least be available as an entertainer. I don't want to lost track of her. But that is stupid selfish talk.

She deserves what she chooses. She brought her fans so much joy that we she wish gets it back as much.

I wish her well when she graduates.


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Monday, October 17, 2016
Nishino Nanase's Instagram for outtakes and photos from her second photobook. Let's just enjoy shall we?


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Saturday, October 15, 2016
The Magnificent Seven ain't no Seven Samurai. It ain't no Magnificent Seven of Yul Brenner fame. It's its own movie, a western born in the 21st century. With a diverse cast and its own agenda.

It doesn't make the wild bunch do it for honor. They do it for the money. And for personal reasons. This last fact changes the movie into revenge. No one wins. Even the farmers lose. You the view do as well.

It's a decent action movie, but again, no Seven Samurai.

3 of 5 stars.

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Friday, October 07, 2016
I had some dizziness on Tuesday. I felt like I was tipping over. And then I was anxious. It blew over and I was fine.

I had some dizziness on Wednesday. I had 3 events. I was weak at the end of the day. I thought I was fine. I thought I was going to die. I went to the emergency room to see if I was dying.

I spent the night in the ER. Then I was admitted for observations for another day. I was at the hospital for the next day.

Turns out I have Type I Arnold-Chiari malformation. Yeah sounds scary. Not sure if I should be fine. Who knows. YOLO.


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Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Oh, Minami, why must you be so kawaii.

Hoshino Minami not liking her dad's catch phrase for her.


Friday, September 30, 2016
Bookstore Haul: Volume 11 -- This Is The End of NewsRadio Quote Month

Why did I have to leave work early? Now I had to find some place to kill time. And I went to my favorite hang. Fudge. I bought some stuff. Again. Why? I haven't even cracked the other stuff I bought the other times. This is getting to be ridiculous.

Also, the end is neigh for NewsRadio Quote Month. One more into the books. Shit. Another year. And more around the waist.

The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu as translated by Ken Liu. Science fiction. I haven't taken a look at fiction in a while. Let alone sci-fi. I hope this is good.

Sushi: Taste and Technique by Kimiko Barber and Hiroki Takemura. There's dashi maki tamago. I need to eat less sushi. And make it more.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Quote of the Day [9.29.16]


「気づいたら片想い」 乃木坂46 8th Single

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Link of the Day [9.29.2016]

I don't know what today's site is about, but if it could get me to Japan on the cheap with a good itinerary from Fukuoka to Hokkaido and back to Tokyo, I will link to it.


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Saturday, September 24, 2016
Bookstore Haul: Volume X Marks the Spot!

There is an itch that needs scratching: travel to Japan. To begin scratching, I am learning Japanese. I should've done this many years ago when I was full on into anime and manga. I've picked up a few books over the years, but my learning has only begun in earnest this year, because of the beautiful members of Nogizaka46 or in kanji, 乃木坂46. Their videos are being pulled from lots of the video aggregation sites that housed hundreds of episodes of their variety programs. The subbed versions of said programs are disappearing quicker. Now you only find their videos on YouTube untranslated and in miniature. I am trying to learn as quickly as possible so as to understand the members. The 3rd gen is there I need to meet them.

Anyhow, I went and got a couple things this time: a map of Japan and a book on the history of the Philippines. Aye, the Philippines my motherland which seems to have taken a back seat to Japan.

Maybe once I get done with the current book I am reading I will get to these. I haven't read a page of the current book I am reading in 12 days...

Travel map of Japan from International Travel Map & Books.
A History of the Philippines: From Indios Bravos to Filipinos by Luis H. Francia

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Link of the Day [9.24.16]

When you go distributed and base your work in the cloud, always remember, "There are no files on my hard drive." Your local machine does not own the files on the local file system. The cloud does. O, you may think the files are there, but that is just for the moment. The files are in the cloud. Accept that and prepare for it no matter what. Accept that they could disappear at a moment's notice. Prepare for them to disappear at a momennt's notice.

Excuse me while I back up my drive...


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