Random Thoughts: The Return

Discussion in '-off topic-' started by flowersofnight, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Madmoiselle_Silk -night vision- night vision

    Madmoiselle_Silk
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    Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:51 am

    I think the Puresound in Osaka is the main one, they had those Malice Mizer stickers for example, and A LOT of chekis. Puresound in Shinjuku doesn't have as much.
     
  2. faith -tea party- -tea party-

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  3. Madmoiselle_Silk -night vision- night vision

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    Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:39 pm

    WTF XD Why does she get scared!
     
  4. faith -tea party- -tea party-

    faith
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    Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:46 am

    Because he's not Asian, I think. And specifically because he's black.
    She was totally fine with a stranger in an iron man mask touching her shoulder though XD
     
  5. Madmoiselle_Silk -night vision- night vision

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    Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:58 am

    Yeah but doesn't she realise that's damn racist XD It's so obvious XD I'd be more scared if someone masked came up to me.
     
  6. faith -tea party- -tea party-

    faith
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    Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:20 pm

    Eh. East Asia (the part that isn't like Hora) lol
     
  7. PureElegance -eternite- eternite

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    Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:06 am

    Just finished taking a hot tub bath and I'm floating... Ahhhh, life~ Tonight is my last night in Tokyo before I'm off to Kyoto *sniff*

    The meeting was better than expected! We were nervous and I was breathing in and out pretty much until we got to the House of Councillors. We did the security check and looked like POWER PEOPLE walking in. We sat in the conference room and waited and I looked over my lines over and over again! I know we had a translator, but I was nervous anyway about flubbing up my words.

    Then finally the Ministry of Justice, Corrections Bureau, Ministry of International Affairs, and others walked in and took their seats. It was unreal! Then MP Mizuho Fukushima actually came, we weren't expecting her to, and made a speech about the importance of the issue we're discussing today. She gave us her card one by one too.

    The only reason we had our meeting was because of her and we were told we were also treated very nicely because we were seen as her "guests from America." She's super behind this issue and actually stayed to listen to our proposals. She also read the report we wrote! My professor said this was big deal because usually organizations write these things and no one knows if they're being read.

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    ^ us before the meeting started!

    We went one by one and when I got the microphone I was concentrating so hard on keeping my voice and hand steady XD I did it without messing up so I'm happy! :)

    The MoJ and others then gave their feedback on our proposals. You can tell they put a lot of thought into their answers, whether they agreed or disagreed, and read the report in detail. They referenced things in our report we didn't even bring up during the presentation. They also took notes and brought books to cite from. It was really cool to know they read it. They gave us some canned answers, but overall it was really informative as to their reasoning and what they're most open to.

    We asked them questions about things and they asked us questions too, and they seemed genuinely curious about how these issues are handled in the U.S. I really appreciated that. It was a great meeting overall and I can't believe it's all over. Fukushima's secretary came to tell us that she will send our report around to other parliament members and groups as well, wow! Our report is also going to be published so I'll be a CO-AUTHOR of something, wow! :D We'll also be on my law school's website eventually once we send photos! :)

    Today was my last "free" day where I didn't have to socialize and I went to the Tokyo Photographic Museum in Ebisu. I saw early Japanese photography in their new exhibit and it was really enlightening. I took a roundabout way to getting there and wandered through little neighborhoods and streets which was fun.
    I went back to Harajuku's Daiso to buy the ALPACA CHAIR LEG SOCKS because I just had to. I don't know how I didn't pick them up the first time! I sent a picture of them to Richard and he couldn't believe how many alpaca things there were in Tokyo (there are a lot!) and he hoped that my MoJ meeting went well and that I "knock the chair leg socks off everyone" XD I got a second set of alpaca chair leg socks for him too. I also found other 100 yen shops and made a few conquests. I am also addicted to chocolate Pocky... and my buns!

    I then wandered around Shinjuku because it's my favorite area I think and... I WENT TO THE CAPCOM CAFE! It was really awesome and they played Ace Attorney music and they had GODOT COFFEE. I didn't get that, but I got a pizza that had the Japanese characters for OBJECTION written on them in seaweed. The waitress served it to me and whipped out her hand and cried, "OBJECTION!" I said thank you so much XD THAT WAS AMAZING. She also kindly let me hold action figures of Phoenix and Edgeworth for a photo. I highly recommend the place for the experience if you're a fan of these games. :) I saw other people's orders and they seemed very elaborate and well-made too. They also did a special birthday thing for a girl and they do things for certain video games I won't say XD

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    Now I can say I REALLY did everything I wanted to do in Tokyo XD Richard laughed at the McDonald's picture I sent him, but I had to go to McDonald's in Tokyo for research purposes, you know?
    I did more Shinjuku wandering before heading to the hotel~

    My teammates and professor and I have eaten at Roppongi Hills and Kijijoji and Kagurazaka in traditional restaurants where we sit around on thin pillows. For our celebration dinner our professor made a toast and said she was so proud of us. The food has been amazing each time we go out somewhere! I also wandered around the Imperial Palace on my own and we had lunch there, sharing benches, and I had a nice conversation with my professor. We also stood on line for this tiny shop that had the best chicken broth we had ever tasted that we all felt high afterwards. It was absolutely amazing.
    We also have eaten sweets at Mitsukoshi and they had the biggest BUNS I HAVE EVER SEEN.
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    etherealspirits wrote:
    I took photos and I really want to do the go karts one day XD I WANT TO BE PRINCESS PEACH.

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    too bad you're not COOL enough to take pictures of them! :B
    Madmoiselle_Silk wrote:
    The one in Ikebukuro, Swallowtail! This one has a beautiful room, with private booths too. I'm not sure if you've ever seen the interior, but you can find pictures online. They also have massive chandeliers. The butlers were great with me from the start and were great throughout, as you can tell from my review.
    I think there are only two in Tokyo so I'm not sure which one you went to, if I understand you correctly.

    @flowersofnight: They had more than one retro game shop, but I don't know if they're worth anything as I wasn't looking for anything specific! I did see multiple Wizardry games though, which I remember you played a while ago!

    Anyway, now I have to pack up all my stuff and get ready for Kyoto XD I already weep for my poor feet.
     
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  8. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

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    Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:12 am

    PureElegance wrote:
    So they moved on from ripping off Mario to ripping off DBZ? :lol:
     
  9. etherealspirits -member- -member-

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    Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:32 pm

    PureElegance wrote:
    Had nothing to do with not being cool. More like there are thousands of photos of people riding the carts on the internet along with I was more interested in other things and was on my way to meet up with someone.
     
  10. CrystalAmmunition -eternite- eternite

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    Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:34 pm

    PureElegance wrote:
    Hah, I saw those too! I was in Akiba at the time.

    Here is a fun fact, they have these tourist maps with things like toilets, shops and ATMs etc. marked on them, the thing is, all the ATMs marked have a minimum withdrawal of Y10,000 for foreign cards, but if you walk one street over to the 7/11 and use the 7 Bank ATM, you can get whatever you want out.
     
  11. Madmoiselle_Silk -night vision- night vision

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    Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:30 am

    No, we never went. We usually just go to the boys love café X) I also heard there's a butler café in which the staff is crossdressing girls. Never been there though.
     
  12. CrystalAmmunition -eternite- eternite

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    Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:54 am

    Madmoiselle_Silk wrote:
    Are you talking about Hibari Tei? I always mean to go there, but never get around to doing it. >.<
     
  13. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

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    Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:10 am

    Madmoiselle_Silk wrote:
    I know I'm going to regret asking, but how does that work? :lol:
     
  14. Madmoiselle_Silk -night vision- night vision

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    Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:53 am

    flowersofnight wrote:
    silkhime.blogspot.jp/2015/02/bl.html ::gaku::
    CrystalAmmunition wrote:
    I'm not sure... I was going to go there too and ended up not going XD Looked nice though. But since my friend left Japan now I don't think I'll go, no fun alone :/
     
  15. faith -tea party- -tea party-

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    Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:28 pm

    You just need to find another BL fan friend. Ask Kaya if you can borrow one of his - tell him it's a BL emergency.
    I'm sure he'll totally understand that.
    And if he doesn't at first, then Michan just walked across my computer and typed '5k'.
    The cat is apparently well versed in the art of negotiating.

    Gosh I'd be way too embarassed to make up a scene of my own O_o
     
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  16. CrystalAmmunition -eternite- eternite

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    Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:21 pm

    Madmoiselle_Silk wrote:
    Next time I'm in the area we can go! :'D
     
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  17. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

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    Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:09 am

    Bernie Sanders sighting at the local mall on school project day ::meev::

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  18. faith -tea party- -tea party-

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    Posted: Tue May 2, 2017 12:58 pm

    lol feel the Bern XD

    You know what really annoys me?
    People look for reasons to claim he's a hypocrite, and not to like him, such as him taking his senator tax cuts, etc.
    It's like screw you idiots, stop worrying about what he HAS and start worrying about what you don't, and what he's trying to get for you.
    Heck, if I could get perks for my job I would take them, even if someone else doesn't have the right to the same ones.
    People sadden me sometimes.
     
  19. CrystalAmmunition -eternite- eternite

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    Posted: Thu May 4, 2017 12:55 am

    Anyone have any experience installing WAMP on Windows 10? I just can't get it to work. x_x

    Paging @flowersofnight
     
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  20. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

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    Posted: Fri May 5, 2017 12:55 am

    CrystalAmmunition wrote:
    I refuse to install Windows 10 because of all the ads and spyware. I'm staying on 7 till I absolutely can't anymore. ::ash::
    I did get my hands on a pirated copy of Win10 Enterprise, which supposedly lets you disable the ads, but I haven't gotten around to installing it on a junk computer and seeing for myself yet.
    Depending on how that goes, at some point I'll either become a legit volume licensed user (with like 3 licenses) or just go to Linux and run Windows in a VM of one kind or another.