N1 on Sunday

No post this week. Aside from saying that I have N1 on Sunday and I hope you’ll wish me luck. Also, quitting Final Fantasy Record Keeper was the best decision I’ve made in a long time.

Have a good week! See you later, 鰐.

Just a little something

There’s a lot that I see everyday that I don’t even think deserves mention. But, that’s totally wrong. There’s a lot out there we take for granted that other people would appreciate if only it were disseminated properly. Might as well post a little of what I see, bit-by-bit.


On the wall in the 9th graders’ classroom.

It reads something like:

If you change your heart/mind, your attitude changes.

If you change your attitude, your actions change.

If you change your actions, your habits change.

If you change your habits, your personality changes.

If you change your personality, your fate changes.

If you change your fate, your life changes.

Dreams come true!

Good motivational poster. Guessing my kids made it?

A Sign of Good Friendship

A friend recently flew up to my place from western Japan to come snowboarding for the week. I’d agreed to it when I thought I had a lot more time to work on the game. As the final stretch approaches, I realize that perhaps I was naive. But, so be it. This weekend will be a good time to relax and get some needed sleep.

The same friend was looking to come up one more time for some more snowboarding and we were trying to decide when a good day is. Most of his good weekends were busy for me and vice versa. There was one particularly free spot: the weekend of February 27-28.

My final stretch period.

He asked why that weekend was bad. I explained that I had to work on my project. I was preparing myself to hold my ground if pushed, to not budge on that weekend even if it was the only one left of the season. I was happy to find that he didn’t push, and we found a good, if expensive, weekend in late March.

One sign of good friends: They understand when you say no. They understand when something that is important to you isn’t worth missing.

It was a relief to find I didn’t have to defend myself. But maybe it says more about my trust in friends that I worried he would push. In any case, it was a good start to this relaxing, snowboarding weekend.

A Quick Shout Out


I just wanted to give a big thanks to “I think in comics” for mentioning my blog among the blogs she enjoys reading!

“I think in comics” is one of my personal favorite blogs as well, so I hope you’ll all check it out. I think it’s of a similar caliber as Hyperbole and a Half, which I hope speaks for itself. Fun stories about life, illustrated hilariously, with nice little insights scattered about. Worth checking out!

Not only that, but the author has been to Japan as well, so for those looking for more Japan stories, here’s another place to look.

Keep rocking, yo!