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10 November 2014 @ 11:12 pm
Oh, by the way, I've moved to Dreamwidth.
03 November 2014 @ 12:22 am
Halloween hadn't been very eventful for me as I neglected getting a costume. I was intending to do Kato from the Green Hornet, but I did not anticipate to celebrate Halloween this year. Regardless, Shibuya was packed on my way back home Friday night. A friend offered to take me down to Donkihote to get some last minute 'cheap' costume, and not so surprisingly, the 'cheap' costumes (by 'cheap', I mean a whopping ¥9000) were tacky, and everyone was wearing them anyway.

With this little opportunity passed, I'm actually quite glad to say that I did not fall into peer pressure to buy something so expensive for just one or two days. I'm saving up for materials for Kato's costume to bring to the expo next year. I'm so out of loop with the expo and general nerdy community, but every now and then I get this urge to brush the dust off my inner geek.

The last few times I was at the expo though, I got tired and bored very quick, with kids these days getting more inane and borderline intolerable...

Gah I don't mean to sound like such a bum. The expo was great once, more enjoyable when I was younger.

Anyway, I was down at Shinjuku today, and bumped into some of these gorgeous gems.


Goddamn! I was reluctant to buy them because I was (am) hoping to find a cheaper deal online. For real though, I was so tempted! Who would've thought Bruce Lee would still be around in the shops 40 years later! (That is a stupid question. Of course he would be. He is a legend immortalized all round the world.)
26 October 2014 @ 06:02 pm
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. 
19 September 2014 @ 01:39 pm
Aaaaand we're still married!

Very glad, very happy that Britain will remain as one nation.
18 September 2014 @ 03:36 pm
If Scotland decides to leave and become independent, I'll be very sad. Better together.
04 September 2014 @ 12:59 pm
Accommodation, flight tickets, classes and connections sorted.

All set to go in October.

Now I just need to work on my portfolio and brush up my language skills...
14 August 2014 @ 07:22 am

M for explicit sex, violence and language.

Following the violent break up with Kaneda, Tetsuo branches off to his struggling life as a fresh Yakuza recruit to pay off his debt, unknowingly thrust into a national scheme much larger than he could anticipate. Playing with fate and with his life constantly on the line, he sets to rise above the world’s most powerful crime syndicate, commandeering a new, ruthless empire in modern day Japan.

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14 August 2014 @ 12:54 am
This chapter between us has ended, but a closure has not yet been given from my part.

We have both been left to drown in the harshness of this world, and we had fought hard to be there for each other for as long as we could. My muse still carries the flame in him, and I will not let it die out without giving you one last show.

This story will be dedicated to you.
06 August 2014 @ 02:34 pm
I suppose there are perks living right next to a tattoo studio. Even though the bastards working in it fucked my plans over. I'm not a fan of keeping grudges and leaving loose ends. If I ever do move permanently into the apartment, I will make amends with them, as I will have to pass their shop front every day.

The apprenticeship for tattooing is still something I dearly want, on top of my other ambitions to build my own business/company.

I have a few exciting things happening in the coming months, returning to Japan to meet with a few friends, hopefully, and praying that Princess will come down from America at October *winkwink*. After that, I'll be aiming to get a job in the studios, both tattooing and digital art.

Things have been looking up for me socially. I'm glad that I'm slowly moving on from past, troubling connections, and making new ones that I enjoy. Nightmares have stopped, and I'm feeling all the more confident now that I'm taking on swimming again, after seven years.

I feel that my future is still uncertain, but right now? I'm happier.
06 June 2014 @ 02:54 am
I had a rival in primary school. We ended the year as a draw. Twelve years later I check to see what she's doing. She is now a published writer and illustrator.

I can't believe I let her overtake me. This is not going to last long.