I booked my flight home for this August — four weeks this year! — and registered for Otakon early enough to get the lower rate. Looking forward to it.
Went to see Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2 tonight in Shinagawa and thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Due to a digital sale, I was able to further reduce my at-home disc library.
More importantly, however, was the free rerelease of one of my all-time favorite games: Phantom Dust.
One of my students visited Kyoto over the weekend, and brought me back a box of ほうじ茶 Kit Kat, one of my favorite things here.
I found and confirmed a streamable station that broadcasts American Top 40: The 70’s on Sundays. It’s been entirely too long.
Two things today:
First, my favorite new movie of the last couple years, 君の名は。, finally has a DVD/Blu-Ray release date. I’ve been eagerly awaiting a home release.
Second, I found a used carrying case for my new headphones for 500円 today from the store where I got them.
I stopped by an earphone/headphone specialty store recommended to me to get a better pair of hanging earphones. Not only did I find a nicer pair than my current ones at a low price, but an affordable pair of good-quality headphones that will allow me to enjoy my music on the train much more now.
The best part? I used a thousand of my remaining T-points to cut the equivalent of about ten bucks off the price.
My college friends Josh and Feilu (who met the same day I met both of them and had since gotten married) came to Tokyo the other day after a visit to Shanghai, so I got to spend some time with them for the first time in years.
Not only did I have a nice morning/early afternoon in Nagoya before leaving, but I came home to find a massive DLC sale on the Xbox Marketplace — something I’d been waiting to see for a long time.
My second day in Nagoya allowed me to visit Oasis 21, Sakae (briefly), and Oosu, where my friend Konan and I had a hearty dinner that I paid for with my company birthday coupons. I do miss this city sometimes.