March 14th, 2013

Here’s the story of me, the spider and the roach. (aka completely useless post that I’m writing because I have time and I thought it be fun to remember how I freaked out when I get old and re-read my posts.)

Let’s begin.

Having enjoyed a medium vanilla latte at 4pm on 12th of March and finding myself awake during bedtime, I decided to do some studying since I’ve been falling behind a little. At around 1.30am when I was getting annoyed at my fantastic lecture who somehow managed to cramp 42 pages of jam-packed information into an hour long lecture, I spotted something black crawling into my room from the window.

See, the windows without the fly screen CANNOT be opened so I was really curious as to how this creature managed to squeeze through the fly screen. I think it was a cockroach (a baby toddler one) but it looked different from what the cockroaches looked like back at home…A different species perhaps.

Moving on, I mustered my courage as it started moving towards the edge of the window ledge and was going to grab a piece of tissue to kill it when I noticed this tiny spider circling it and it looked like the spider was trying to immobilize the roach by spinning web since the roach kinda struggled a little. So I thought ‘awesome, the spider is going to do the job for me’ but alsa, the spider was too tiny and the roach broke free.

(I must say the spider looked like it gave up)

Since spider failed, time for me, the human, to get rid of a roach.

I grabbed a piece of tissue and well, tried to smother/smash it which in my defense looked like it worked because when I removed the tissue, the roach wasn’t there so my first thought was that it is in the tissue and I should get rid of tissue with dead roach ASAP. I barely moved away when the son of a bitch jumped out of my tissue, landed on the table which made me abandon the tissue and almost let out a bloodcurdling scream at 1 plus am.

While I let out a silent yelps and did stupid dance movements (or more like threw a fit) to shoo away the ‘eek’, it fucking crawled to god knows where.

I blame the uneven surfaces.

Unable to locate the roach and seeing how I don’t have insect killing spray, I resorted to using insect repellent that is used on humans. Well, it did make the tiny tiny spider run around (which I killed) and it did lure out the roach. It was crawling at the side of my table closer to the wall and I thought ‘There! My chance!’ so I grabbed another piece of tissue and once again, smashed right down at it.

I swear it is the small gap between the wall and the table that saved the roach because when I removed my tissue, it was alive. Yes, ALIVE. Resilient creatures I tell you. (I am so getting bug spray when I go grocery shopping next time) Bright side, it started crawling on my table which means a flat surface and this time, I rolled up unwanted magazine and smacked it twice before grabbing it with my tissue and panicking all the way as I threw both magazine and tissue into trash bag, tied it up and threw it outside.

So, crisis adverted. Roach gone, spider gone, Misaki still wide awake and feeling really really paranoid thus leading to a shower at 2am.

Finally deciding that screwed up body clock isn’t going to be fun, I went to bed at 4am and I somehow managed to get up at 9am. I was surprised alright. Went against it and went back to sleep only to wake up 2 hours later feeling hungry and groggy.

If there’s anything good about ungodly hours is that it is quiet, the air is cool and it is great for study.

THE END.

Abrupt endings. I love them sometimes.

December 20th, 2012

Oh god no.

I per-orered nendoroid Mirai Suenaga at the start of this month and at the same time, decided to get Saber (because Saber in lion suit jut screams ‘BUY ME’) along with it just to save on the shipping fees. I mean, it costs about 970 yen for one nendoroid and 1,350 yen for two if you use SAL small registered parcel. (Not sure about anything more than that because I haven’t had the money to buy that many in one breath).

Of course, the unregistered one is much cheaper but what’s the point of paying less if my nendoroid is going to end up missing/stranded somewhere?

Anyway, since Mirai has been delayed till next month, my combined shipping obviously failed so I have to pay 970 yen TWICE.

The thing I don’t understand is Saber was re-released sometime in November but I only ordered her during December and Mirai was supposed to be released in December so combine shipping was possible. BUT, since Mirai got delayed, why can’t my Saber order be pushed to next month?

I did email them, asking about it but their reply was “We are unfortunately unable to ship together items released in different months.”

I guess it’s company policy but I still find it really annoying and upsetting having to pay 590 yen more. Call me a penny pincher if you like but it is a expensive hobby so I would very much like to save whatever I can. (Btw, I got my Yune for 500 yen so yeah.)

Okay, so the exchange rate did drop a tiny bit but I am still feeling a little indignant about it.

Hope that Kirito and Yuno a) doesn’t get delayed or b) both gets delayed but bottom line being both has to be in the same month. I also have to decide where I want them to ship my items because I’ll be going overseas for collage.

Speaking of collage (it being expensive aside), I feel that their admin system is rather slow.

Here’s one example.

I applied for credit exemption on the 25th of September and have yet to receive a reply.

My advisor said that I have to wait till mid of Jan next year due to year-end break.

Hmm.

November 20th, 2012

I’m down with a cold and it is miserable.

Usually, I am one of the few survivors when the virus/bugs invades the classrooms. Even at my work place, when most of them were down with the cold/flu bugs, I was fine.

Can’t even remember the last time I was ill.

Maybe it’s because I graduated from school and quit my job thus reducing the people around me since I don’t like going out. No more war zones for my immune system to fight thus it gets lazy and when the missile hits, boom. Bad sore throat, runny nose, headaches and though this is more of a braces thing, my molar hurts.

Side note, I’ve been looking EVERYWHERE for nendoroid Menma but it seems to be out of stock/pre-owned and I don’t trust ebay/amazon/etc sites with the bootleg version going around.

I NEED Menma in my collection because she looks fucking adorable.

Why don’t I buy the pre-owned one? Well, there are damages to the box and it is much more expensive.

Why would I pay more for something that is damaged especially when I have this pet peeve of requiring my nendoroid boxes to be perfect.

Good smile, please produce a second batch of it. You can even raise the prices.

Go on and take my money please ; _ ;

September 26th, 2011

It is finally over.

For the past 5 days, I had 2 meals per day and stood for about 40 hours (or more) in total.

My arms, wrist and apparently, neck, hurts from carrying the silver tray while my heel hurts with every step I take. I look like a walking crab or something.

So fucking tired.

The only few differences between last year and this year was that I had to serve a bigger and much more crowded room, the supervisors didn’t let us eat the food or let us rest our feet behind. Last year, our supervisor and chef saved food for us behind and told us to go in and have a 5 minutes break every now and then. This year, we had to sneak behind to rest and as for food, we told the chef to save a bit for us but with such a crowded room, how much can they save and how much can we eat?

Sigh.

Next year, I am not going back.

I really cannot imagine myself standing there for long hours while serving in that noise on the very last day. Those Formula One engines are SO loud. It’s about what? 125 dB? And they just go by one after another. Hell, just when the race started, I almost cried because EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE CARS started roaring their engines.

I couldn’t even put on earplugs because if I did, I wouldn’t be able to hear the customers’ order.

Oh, btw, I was serving in the hospitality suites (F1 Corporate Packages) and each person there paid about SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.

I cannot believe how rich those people are.

June 3rd, 2011

I still can’t fix the footer.

And it has been MONTHS already!!

Oh crap.