The charm of Akiba

The popularity of Akihabara, “heaven of nerds” is beyond me. I see people go there without any voiced reason, and after every Comiket, torrents of people rush there to… I don’t even know what.

Sure if you’re out to buy some dojin porn or rare anime goods, it’s a good spot to find those. Tech gadgets? Sure thing. I’ve been to Akiba to buy airsoft gear myself too. But most people aren’t going there for the maid or catgirl cafes with their magically delicious meals, nor are they shopping up on high-end audio gear or tentacle porn.

Is this the same as women “going to the mall shopping”, just walking around the place without any intent or willingness to buy anything? Someone explain to me.

Cheers love, air support’s here!

Once upon a time, back in the end of May, there was a KanColle event, one that did more damage than good. In the first place, I’m nowhere near as active a player as I used to be, only doing expeds and daily PVPs, and sortie maybe once in a blue moon when I’m in the mood. The reason is that I got bored with all the random. All the sweat and tears that go into levelling a bote to decent power levels feel meaningless when the next moment the same bote gets oneshot by some ridiculous peon enemy that just happened to crit because RNG.

Guess it’s no surprise that the event was rather a distanced grind on my side than an operation with emotional investment (like some before have been). Of course it’s hard to justify any of my complaints when the entirety of KC’s gameplay revolves around plain old luck, so I’ll just complain about the new air support function.



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America, please don’t elect Trump

The news broke that Kasich is pulling out of the race, leaving everyone’s favorite tiny-handed candidate Trump as the only contestant of the retard republican nomination. Please don’t elect him.

I’ve got some funds saved and I was planning to invest them over the 5 year span of the NISA (tax-free small-scale investment) program. It allows for a maximum of 6 million yen investment over five years, 1.2 million max each year, and I intend to use this chance as much as my job (my pay) allows.

I’m not that concerned about Brexit. Even if it happens, it’s gonna be a momentary shock, and the global economy will recover at most in a year or so. But if Trump is elected – and remember, this is a “businessman” who managed to go bankrupt with a fucking casino – then the world economy will face four years of consistent, destructive incompetence over four years non-stop. Four years that happen to coincide with NISA.

So please, for the sake of my selfish monetary interests, please don’t elect Trump.

Cross the line

I’m a tolerant person when it comes to Japanese people interacting with foreigners (such as myself). I patiently answer their questions about where I’m from and why I’ve come to Japan (for the 9001st time even), I don’t complain about hello-harassment and I smile at the people who stare at me. I humbly reply to people complimenting my Japanese and help out people struggling to talk to me in English (despite them not knowing any).

Just the other day I had a hearty laugh with a co-worker when we were on our way to a meeting, and while I was waiting for him taking a piss at a park’s public toilet, some little girls happened to start practicing English just next to me (but never talking to me). My co-worker could hear them through the restroom doors and I think that was his first time witnessing what it’s like to be a foreigner outside of a “safe” environment (such as at work).

However, last week I got a text message that crossed the line.