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Counting down the days…

08/20/2012 10 comments

To my trip to Japan! I really wish I had the time and effort to post more about my preparation for Japan here. It’s obviously otaku related! But most of that stuff ends up on Twitter and Youtube. So if you are interested in following my adventure more closely, be sure to subscribe to me on Youtube and follow me on Twitter.

It’s today only 23 days left only! It’s so crazy. I have a strange feeling and thinking about it almost makes me freak out! I’m both very very nervous and very very excited. It’s such a big part of my life, been waiting a long time for it and it’s finally so close. Almost can’t believe it, feels like a dream already. I have so much to prepare and so many things I wanna get done before I go so I can relax on my trip even more and not come home to a bunch of crap.

That’s one reason for the lack of posts here. And I know I’m aaaalways saying “sorry I’m not posting as much”, “I really wanna post more” and yada yada. But it’s true. I just need more structure and time and motivation. I don’t even make as much videos as I want. But now almost all time is used to prepare for the trip. The coming posts here will probably mostly about just that. And nothing while I’m there. Twitter really is the best place for small updates from me about my life and small news and whatever I find online. Still not gonna abandon this place! Love to have my own blog. Maybe Tumblr would have been a better choice though. I do have Tumblr but I’m using that for other things, I’m not posting anything there anymore either…

Anyway. I’ll try to get some posts up here before I go about the preparation. And if not you can see stuff on Youtube and Twitter like I said. And during my time in Japan I’ll be tweeting like crazy and trying to upload some vids as well.

As always, I do appreciate all my readers, however few you are. Thank you.

Categories: Japan

Sleeping aid for otaku

08/06/2012 Leave a comment

So I came a cross a weird video. An anime film of some sort. I don’t really know anything about it but it’s called “Sleeping with Hinako” in English. And it’s about a girl that talks to you, the viewer, as she’s trying to sleep. One part I liked about this video is the part where she sleeps. It’s soothing. I don’t like to talk about it but obviously as an otaku I’m quite… lonely and is drawn to these sorts of things, because I’m an otaku. I tried to find a video with only the parts where she sleeps on Youtube but I couldn’t. So I edited my own video together, I made some smart cuts and doubled one of the parts to make the video long enough. I also started out with the lullaby. So if you have trouble sleeping (like me) and wanna try this out, I recommend getting your iPhone or whatever device you have, use the speaker on it if you can and lay it next to you in the dark and play this 45 minute long video with the sound of a cute Japanese girl sleeping. おやすみなさい。

Categories: anime, Japan, nihongo